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Lynwood Police Department

Lynwood cop may have to wait until month’s end to be reinstated to job

LYNWOOD | A Lynwood officer ordered reinstated to the ranks remains off the job, and attorneys say it may not be until the end of April before he returns.

April 07, 2014 2:33 pm

Judge: Lynwood cop wrongly dismissed from Police Department

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge issued a written opinion Thursday that reverses the Lynwood Police and Fire Board decision firing a police officer because a criminal suspect drove away in the officer's squad car.

February 27, 2014 8:21 pm

Judge to rule if ex-Lynwood cop gets his job back

CHICAGO | A suburban Lynwood police officer who lost his job last year because of an incident in which a criminal suspect drove away in his squad car expects to learn in February whether he will get his job back.

January 17, 2014 5:00 pm
Rescuers search for driver of car that ran off Torrence into drainage ditch

Rescuers search for driver of car that ran off Torrence into drainage ditch

LYNWOOD | Divers with the Lynwood and South Holland police and fire departments could not find anyone Friday after a sport utility vehicle ran off Torrence Avenue and landed in a watery ditch, according to a news release from the Lynwood Police Department.

September 27, 2013 10:30 pm Photos


Lynwood promotes police officer to full-time slot

LYNWOOD | Village Clerk Karen Wingfield-Bond swore in David DePaolo as a full-time police officer at Tuesday's Village Board meeting.

June 30, 2013 8:15 pm

Lynwood dismisses veteran police officer

LYNWOOD | A seven-year Police Department veteran whose squad car was taken by a criminal suspect during a police chase has lost his job.

May 14, 2013 2:45 pm

Attorney for Lynwood cop facing dismissal says officer should have pay resumed

LYNWOOD | Attorneys for a police officer who faces dismissal because his squad car was stolen and wrecked by a criminal suspect say the village’s Fire and Police Board violated the law by keeping the officer on unpaid leave since mid-March.

May 13, 2013 12:00 am

Discipline phase set for cop in stolen squad car case

LYNWOOD | The village’s Police and Fire Commission will meet Monday to determine what penalty, if any, ought to be assessed against a police officer whose squad car was stolen by a criminal suspect.

April 11, 2013 11:00 am

Attorney says Lynwood cop not derelict when squad car was stolen

LYNWOOD | An attorney representing a village police officer who faces disciplinary measures because his squad car was stolen said Friday his client was not derelict in his professional duties.

March 15, 2013 4:13 pm

Lynwood hires seven for Police and Fire departments

LYNWOOD | Village President Eugene Williams said the hiring of seven new people for the Police and Fire departments brings the public safety agencies up to full staffing.

January 13, 2013 12:00 am

Lynwood hires two police officers, plans to hire two more

LYNWOOD | The Lynwood Village Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion to hire two new police officers effective Nov. 26.

December 16, 2012 12:00 am

Lynwood to borrow $360K for future tax payments

LYNWOOD | The Lynwood Village Board on Tuesday approved borrowing  $360,000 to keep the village running as it awaits tax payments from the state.

November 14, 2012 9:30 am
Lynwood police find 2 tons of pot in house, nearby field

Lynwood police find 2 tons of pot in house, nearby field

LYNWOOD | Police said more than 2 tons of marijuana with a street value of about $3 million — one of the largest operations ever uncovered in Lynwood — was seized last weekend.

September 04, 2012 8:45 pm Photos


Lynwood plans to expand police force

LYNWOOD | As the village of Lynwood expands, the police force needs to expand with it. That’s the philosophy of Police Chief Michael Mears, who wants to increase the number of police officers.

June 15, 2012 11:30 am

Lynwood introduces new crime fighting tool

LYNWOOD | The flier reads "iWatch Lynwood — do you?"

April 21, 2012 8:15 pm

Lynwood board appoints new planning and zoning commissioner

LYNWOOD | The Village Board last week appointed Tom Druetzler to the position of Planning and Zoning Board commissioner.

April 14, 2012 7:15 pm
New chief wants to create programs to improve police ties to community

New chief wants to create programs to improve police ties to community

LYNWOOD | Michael Mears gets to take the "interim" off of his title as chief of police, and he says he wants to create some new programs to help improve his department's ties to the community.

February 18, 2012 12:00 am

GUEST: Will County's investigation of Dorian was unprofessional

After reading a Dec. 17 article, I feel I must clarify some statements.

December 21, 2010 12:00 am
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