Monday, May 13, 2013
The FBI believes Joseph Anderson, 32, robbed three Bank of America branches, including one in Palos Hills in April and another in a different suburb Monday morning. So far, Anderson is only charged in a third robbery at a Norridge branch.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation believes a Chicago man is responsible for robbing the Bank of America branch in Palos Hills last month. Joseph Anderson, 32, is charged with one count of bank robbery from an April 29 heist at a Bank of America branch in Norridge, according to the FBI. Investigators say Anderson held up three Bank of America branches in the Chicago suburbs, including the Palos Hills robbery on April 19 and another location Monday morning in Willowbrook. A hotel employee saw surveillance photos of the robber posted on a social media site by a Chicago news agency, and identified Anderson as the Norridge bank robbery suspect, according to the FBI. He was identified as a former guest of the hotel. Authorities have not …
Friday, March 29, 2013
A weapons deal gone bad lead to the shooting death of the FBI informant.
Forty one-year-old Jerry Henderson of Alsip was sentenced to 80 years in prison Tuesday in connection with the 2006 shooting death of an FBI informant, the Chicago Tribune reports. Henderson was convicted of first degree murder in January for shooting 41-year-old FBI informant Timothy Forest in a wiretap operation gone bad. Forest was reportedly supposed to exchange $15,000 for guns and grenades from Henderson at a meeting location in Dolton. Agents listened in on a conversation between the two before Henderson shot Forest twice in the head. Henderson fled the scene but was found the next day in a South Side apartment with a gun that matched Forest’s killing. Get the full story by the Chicago Tribune. Looking for more crime stories…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Patch has created a searchable database of the FBI's recently released 2011 stats on violent crimes and property crimes.
The FBI recently released its 2011 Uniform Crime Report, which compiles information from local law enforcement about violent crimes and property crimes in their communities. Join the conversation. Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the breaking news alerts! Use the pull-down menu to find your city or town. Violent crimes and property crimes are listed as totals, and are then broken down into several categories. Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault are all categories of violent crimes. Burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson are all categories of property crimes. For more crime data or a further explanation of the types of crimes listed, you can visit the FBI's …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Three officers responsible for apprehending Kenneth Conley, one of two prisoners who broke out of a Chicago correctional center, will be recognized Thursday night.
Three Palos Hills officers responsible for capturing a prisoner who escaped from a downtown Chicago lockup will be honored Thursday night. Lt. Warren S. Becker, Sgt. Robert Mankowske and Officer Kevin Price will be recognized during a ceremony at 7 p.m. inside the Palos Hills City Hall, 10335 S. Roberts Road. The three officers located Kenneth Conley on Jan. 4 outside a Palos Hills apartment complex. Conley, along with Joseph "Jose" Banks, broke out of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in December. Conely, who was allegedly carrying a gun, was spotted wearing a disguise near a Palos Hill apartment complex. He fought with police and then fled before being arrested. Palos Hills officers were investigating a report from two maintenance …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Kenneth Conley, one of two men who escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago, faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He was captured in Palos Hills.
Kenneth Conley, one of two men who made headlines after their daring escape from a downtown correctional facility in December, was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on one count of escape, Sun-Times Media reports. Conley, 38, of Tinley Park, will be arraigned at a later date in U.S. District Court, according to the report. Conley, along with cellmate Joseph Banks, escaped by scaling 17 floors down the side of the jail—one of the world's only skyscraper prisons—on a rope made of bedsheets and other materials. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter! Conley was arrested Jan. 4 in Palos Hills—three weeks after evading authorities during a manhunt in Tinley Park and the south …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A Palos Hills deputy chief says the officer who was hurt while attempting to apprehend an escaped bank robbery last week is off duty while he recovers.
A Palos Hills police officer hurt after confronting a prison escapee Friday night is doing off duty recovering from a torn hamstring. "He sounded good," said Palos Hills Deputy Chef James Boie. "He’s just happy that it all got resolved and this guy wasn’t still out there, running around.” Kenneth Conley, 38, was arrested Friday afternoon. Conley and a second man, both convicted bank robbers, broke out of a Chicago correctional center in December, launching in a manhunt in the south suburbs. Read: Second Prison Escapee Arrested in Palos Hills (UPDATE) A tip led authorities to investigate a Palos Hills apartment complex. Conley reportedly was found wearing a disguise and walking with a cane. When stopped, he allegedly punched a Palos Hills …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Kenneth Conley, 38, was arrested by Palos Hills police Friday afternoon. A police officer was injured during the incident and remains hospitalized.
Updated 8:39 p.m. A Palos Hills police lieutenant remains hospitalized after wrestling with a wanted man who escaped from a downtown Chicago correctional center in December. Kenneth Conley, 38, was arrested by officers from the Palos Hills Police Department Friday afternoon. Police say Conley was hiding out in the basement of an apartment building at 10279 86th Terrace. Conley and another man, Joseph "Jose" Banks, 37, are convicted bank robbers who authorities say managed to escape from the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Dec. 18. Banks was arrested Dec. 21 in Chicago by the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force and the Chicago Police Department. A lieutenant involved in investigating the apartment was injured in a struggle with Conley, …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Joseph 'Jose' Banks, who broke out of a downtown Chicago prison Tuesday and was sighted in Tinley Park and New Lenox, was captured by Chicago Police and the FBI on Thursday night.
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Friday, December 21, 2012
Authorities captured late Thursday night one of the two convicted bank robbers who escaped from a downtown prison earlier this week, the FBI reports. Joseph "Jose" Banks, 37, was arrested at about 11:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of North Bosworth Street in Chicago by members of the FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force and the Chicago Police Department, an FBI press release stated. Kenneth Conley, his cellmate and fellow escapee, is still at large, the release stated. Banks and Conley broke out of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Authorities discovered a knotted rope or bedsheet dangling from a window high above the street. A manhunt for the two men led law enforcement agencies to Tinley Park, where …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Patch goes through the timeline of Tuesday's events as two convicted bank robbers escaped from a downtown Chicago prison and made their way to Tinley Park.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
UPDATED (10:59 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19): The FBI announced Wednesday morning that it is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Joseph "Jose" Banks and Kenneth Conley, according to an agency press release. Anyone with information on the two men should contact the FBI Chicago office at 312-421-6700 or other local law enforcement. Two convicted bank robbers who escaped a federal prison in downtown Chicago on Tuesday morning and fled to Tinley Park were still at large. Law enforcement officials searched the village and surrounding communities throughout the day for Joseph "Jose" Banks and Kenneth Conley, following tips and information from the public. Patch breaks down what happened Tuesday, who was involved, …
Patch captured the images from Tuesday's search in Tinley Park and the surrounding area by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies for two men who escaped a downtown Chicago prison complex.
Updated: 5:23 p.m. Cook County Sheriff's Police were investigating a possible lead in the 800 block of South Cedar Road in New Lenox. According to police, a New Lenox resident was identified as having shared a mutual friendship with one of the escaped convicts. A police officer, who refused to give his name, said the lead "didn't pan out." A line of a dozen or so unmarked squads are parked in the center divide of Cedar Road. Officers were huddled together on the front lawn, discussing the investigation. READ: Fugitive Manhunt—What Happened and What's Next Helicopters have been flying around New Lenox since the early afternoon. However, the number of helicopters with search lights seemed to increase around 4 p.m. Update 5:15 p.m. The FBI, …