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...
WPD Arrests Two in Connection with Car Burglaries

WPD Arrests Two in Connection with Car Burglaries

The Woodstock Police Department recently made arrests in connection with multiple car burglaries and a stolen vehicle. Two Woodstock men, Maurice C. Timberlake, 18, and Montez M. Moses, 22, face charges for their alleged involvement in a series of car break-ins and a...
Police: No Danger to Public from Incident on Maple

Police: No Danger to Public from Incident on Maple

An 18-year-old man was airlifted the evening of March 6 after what police say was a self-inflicted knife wound. Personnel from Woodstock Police Department and Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded to the 200 block of Maple Avenue around 8 p.m. Due to the severity...
Dueling Rallies Hit Woodstock

Dueling Rallies Hit Woodstock

Hundreds of demonstrators descended on the Woodstock Square March 4 for a pair of dueling political rallies held in support of and opposition to President Donald Trump. Backing the president were attendees of a midday Spirit of America rally in the Park in the Square,...
Cop Charged With DUI Put on Leave

Cop Charged With DUI Put on Leave

A Woodstock Police officer arrested in Lake County on a drunken-driving charge is on paid leave pending the results of an internal investigation, Woodstock Police Chief John Lieb said. Officer Michael E. Niedzwiecki, 29, of Lake Villa, was arrested in Round Lake Beach...
Woodstock cop faces drunk driving charge

Woodstock cop faces drunk driving charge

A Woodstock police officer was arrested in Lake County on suspicion of drunk driving after crashing his vehicle. Officer Michael E. Niedzwiecki was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, according to documents from the Lake County Clerk of the Circuit...

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