Posted on September 30th, 2009
A man from Arizona was charged Sept. 16 with sexual molestation of a young girl a few years ago. The charges allege that Robert T. Jones had sex with a girl younger than 13 between January 1998 and December 2005.
When the charges were filed, Jones was in Arizona and was arrested there. He was then transported to Urbana to serve time in an Urbana jail until his trial begins.
If you or anyone you know has been charged with sexual assault, contact the Champaign criminal defense lawyers of Thomas A Bruno & Associates at 217-328-6000.
Posted on September 24th, 2009
A man was mugged Tuesday morning while walking near Crescent Driver and John Street. The assailant took some of the victim’s cash and fled.
According to police reports, after the man was taken to the hospital, police were able to track down the mugger, recover the victim’s possessions, and arrest the mugger.
If you have been charged with a crime related to mugging, contact the Champaign criminal defense attorneys of Tom Bruno at 217-328-6000.
Posted on September 16th, 2009
Champaign Police Chief R.T. Finney discussed his force’s new problem-solving strategy in front of the Champaign City Council Tuesday. The details of the strategy include dividing the city into separate districts and appointing lieutenants to be in charge of solving problems in each district.
Finney said the strategy was implemented a year ago to address two issues. One, it allowed the Champaign police department to cut costs while not weakening its fight against crime. And two, it gave liutenants the opportunity to focus on individual districts and gain district-specific knowledge in fighting crime.
If you have been charged with a crime, contact the Champaign criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000.
Posted on September 11th, 2009
Two men were robbed in an Urbana parking lost Saturday. According to police reports, the two men were standing in the parking lot of a Shell gas station in the 1800 block of North Cunningham Avenue when the two robbers approached them.
One of the robbers flashed a gun while the other took a cell phone from one man and cash from the other. The two robbers then left the scene in a Buick sedan.
If you have been charged with theft and need criminal defense attorney, contact the Champaign theft defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000.
Posted on September 10th, 2009
Carbondale is inching its way up to become the number one crime district in terms of the FBI Uniform Crime Index. Although that dubious honor does not bode well for Carbondale, it is a good sign for Champaign-Urbana, which currently occupies the number one spot.
The increase in Carbondale’s crime index is largely attributed to an spike in armed robbery and residential burglary attempts. Those two figures make up only part of the index, which also accounts for battery, burglary and sexual assault.
If you have been accused of a crime in either of these areas, contact the Champaign criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000.