ATTEMPTED JAIL BREAK GOES NOWHERE
It's wasn't exactly "Escape from Alcatraz" but it did cause damage to the inside of the Madison County Jail. Carl E. Renfrow age 34 a convicted sexual predator from St. Jacob was charged with two felonies Thursday, alleged criminal damage to state supported property and attempted escape. On Wednesday police discovered a 12-inch by 4-inch hole in the interior wall of a jail unit. Police allege Renfrow had been using a metal soap tray, which had been broken away from a shower wall, to dig the hole in an apparent escape attempt.
JUVENILE COULD BE CHARGED WITH WRITING THREATENING MESSAGE
A 10 year-old juvenile has allegedly admitted to writing a threatening in a school bathroom. According to the Edwardsville Police Department, they responded to Woodland Elementary School in Edwardsville around 3:52PM Wednesday afternoon, in reference to a message stating, quote, "I will blow up the school tomorrow", end quote.
Authorities say that the subsequent investigation, including the review of security tapes, revealed a 10 year-old male juvenile suspect. The boy was interviewed, with his parents present, and allegedly admitted to writing the message. Authorities say it's unclear at this time what his motivation was, since his intent was not to really blow up the school.
The case is being reviewed by the Madison County State's Attorney to determine if the juvenile will be charged with a crime.
CHICAGO MAN TO BE DEPORTED FOR ALLEGED NAZI CONNECTIONS
United States Immigration Judge Robert Vinikoor ruled this week that 88 year-old Osyp Firishchak, of Chicago, who came to the U.S. in 1949, must return to his native Ukraine. According to Metro News Source, Firishchak allegedly tried to cover up his ties to a Nazi-controlled police unit and made misrepresentations on his visa application. Following a trial over two years ago, in which he was charged with membership in the Ukrainian Auxiliary Police, a group who allegedly helped the Nazis kill thousands of Jews during World War II, his citizenship was revoked. Firishchak however, was not specifically implicated as an active participant in the killings. He has until December 10th,to appeal his case.