Chicagoist Weekend Blotter
After a long hiatus, we deemed this weekend’s goings-on worthy of a crime roundup. There was a definite family vibe in the air, although in these cases that’s not really a good thing:
- An elementary school janitor was arrested last week on suspicion of sexually assaulting two teenage family members. Eric Vaughn, 41, worked at Tilton Elementary School on the West Side. Though there’s no evidence of wrongdoing with students, Vaughn is not to have any contact with them while the case is open.
- James Watson, 21, was charged with reckless homicide this morning in a fatal accident on the Southwest Side. Watson is accused of driving under the influence and crashing head-on into a truck going the opposite way early Saturday morning. His passenger and uncle, 34-year-old Rodney Watson, died soon after.
- Two brothers on the Southwest Side celebrated their mother’s birthday the only way they knew how: by stabbing each other. The unidentified brethren, aged 37 and 39, somehow jabbed one another in the respective abdomens Sunday night. Neither wound was fatal.
- A Palatine couple was killed Saturday night in Barrington Hills when their car slammed head-on into another vehicle. Guillermo Aguirre, 48, and Rafaela Aguirre, 44, were returning east from a choir function when a westbound car hopped the lane and met them full-force. The Aguirres had just celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. The worst part? Their three daughters were following them in another car; they suffered no physical injury. We imagine mental is another story.
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