Authorities Investigating Death of 3-Year-Old

Authorities Investigating Death of 3-Year-Old

The recent death of a 3-year-old girl from Woodstock is being investigated by authorities. Police and emergency crews responded to the 500 block of Central Parkway in Woodstock at 10:48 a.m. Sept. 29, according to Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Chief Michael Hill. A...
MCSO Squad Cars Involved in 2 Crashes in Woodstock

MCSO Squad Cars Involved in 2 Crashes in Woodstock

Two automobile crashes in Woodstock that occurred within a few minutes of each other both involved deputies from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, police said. One sheriff’s deputy and one civilian were transported to local hospitals Aug. 30 following the pair of...
Cops Examining Video Evidence Related to Fatal Shooting

Cops Examining Video Evidence Related to Fatal Shooting

Police are examining video footage as part of an investigation into a fatal shooting that took place near the Woodstock Square last week. Cesar Rangel, 41, of Woodstock, was found shot around 1:15 a.m. June 16 in a public parking lot at the corner of East Calhoun and...
Person Shot Dead in Woodstock Parking Lot

Person Shot Dead in Woodstock Parking Lot

Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place in Woodstock early this morning. A male was found shot in a public parking lot at the corner of East Calhoun and South Jefferson streets at around 1:15 a.m., Woodstock Police Chief John Lieb said. The victim...
Social Worker Helps WPD in Pilot Program

Social Worker Helps WPD in Pilot Program

Cases handled by Woodstock Police officers that may benefit from social services will receive a follow-up from a social worker.  The Woodstock Police Department, along with departments in Cary and Algonquin, is part of a pilot program that connects a social...

Prosecutors Drop DUI Charge Against Former WPD Cop

A former Woodstock Police officer arrested on a drunk-driving charge will not be prosecuted for driving under the influence of alcohol after the village of Round Lake Beach dropped the case. Michael E. Niedzwiecki, 29, of Lake Villa, was arrested in Round Lake Beach...
Emergency Dispatch Center to Close Soon

Emergency Dispatch Center to Close Soon

Ten emergency dispatchers with more than 125 years of combined experience were honored by the city of Woodstock April 18, several weeks before the Woodstock Police Department’s telecommunications division closes. The WPD’s emergency dispatch center will end operations...
City Settles Lawsuit Filed Over Arrest for $80,000

City Settles Lawsuit Filed Over Arrest for $80,000

A man arrested by Woodstock Police whose drug charges were later tossed received an $80,000 settlement from the city of Woodstock. Philip M. Williams sued the city and two of its police officers in federal court, alleging they lied about his arrest and violated his...
Officer Charged with DUI Resigns From Force

Officer Charged with DUI Resigns From Force

A Woodstock Police officer arrested in February for allegedly driving drunk while off duty has quit the force. Michael E. Niedzwiecki, who was a WPD patrol officer at the time of his arrest, “thought it was best for himself and the city of Woodstock if he pursued...

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