Regional Police Report: Sex Offender Robbed Waitress, Family; Prostitution at Dragon Spa Again and More
The following is a selection of police related items from area Patches. Where an arrest is referenced it is only an accusation and does not indicate a conviction.
A Tennessee convict is ordered held in lieu of $1 million after storming into the Lake View restaurant Cassava Bread Sunday night and robbing a waitress, a Buffalo Grove mother and her two children, the Chicago Tribune reports.
William Castle, 43, was charged with aggravated robbery, unlawful restraint and aggravated kidnapping, police said. He is also on Tennessee’s sexual offender registry for aggravated sexual battery in 2009.
Police say the Buffalo Grove family was eating at the Lake View bakery at 3338 N. Clark St. when Castle busted in around 6:10 p.m., asking the 19-year-old waitress if he could use the bathroom, the Hartford Courant reports. Instead, the man entered the kitchen, grabbed the woman by her collar and said, “Give me all the cash,” according to the police report.
A Crystal Lake man arrested last month for unlawful use of a credit card and possession of heroin has been charged with 22 additional offenses, most for car burglaries, according to Crystal Lake Police.
Daniel K. White, 27, 1528 Candlewood Dr., was originally arrested on Dec. 19. But on Wednesday the McHenry County State's Attorney approved a long list of additional charges against White, as the result of an ongoing investigation, Crystal Lake Police Cmmdr. Dan Dziewor said in the press release.
John Fasula, 50, had worked for the CTA for 20 years, but was working a part-time job at a 16-story building on the south side of Chicago when a blaze broke out on the seventh story, the Tribune reports. Fasula and another worker in the building, Jameel Johnson, both rescued an elderly woman from the seventh story, then returned to the building with fire extinguishers, the Tribune reports. They died of smoke inhalation.
The cause of death for Joseph "Joey" Frase of Grayslake, whose body was found the morning of Jan. 22 near Campbell Airport, "is very simple," said Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd.
Frase, 20, had gone missing from a party in Round Lake's Madrona Village in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan 20. Volunteers searching in a tree line near the area of Campbell Airport in Round Lake Park discovered his body at about 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Given the sub-zero wind chills in those overnight hours, and the fact that Frase was wearing a hoodie and not a winter coat, "exposure can take you very fast," said Rudd.
A second employee from Dragon Spa in Libertyville has been charged with prostitution.
Xiaohong Wu, 41, of 101 Stockton Drive, Grayslake, was charged with one count of prostitution Jan. 18, Libertyville Police Sgt. Dennis Meserve said in a press release.
According to the press release, the Libertyville Police Department received a complaint in early January from a Lake County resident who said he was propositioned while at Dragon Spa, 402 Peterson Road, Libertyville. Meserve said the complaint was investigated and a $25,000 warrant was issued for Wu.