Federal Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of Soto Family, Whose Bellwood Home Was Violently Raided All Because Of Prank CallA federal lawsuit was filed Thursday on behalf of George Soto and his family, after a 911 prank led to a violent raid on their home in Bellwood.
Police Violently Raided Bellwood Village Trustee Candidate's Home All Because Of Prank Call: Are Police Doing Due Diligence?A 911 prank led to a violent police raid at the home of a suburban political candidate.
Des Plaines Man Charged With Conspiracy To Make 'Swatting' CallsNeal Patel, of Des Plaines, has been charged with conspiracy to help a Los Angeles man make phony emergency "swatting" calls around the nation.
Chicago Woman Charged For Warren Township Swatting IncidentPolice determined that 41-year-old Keesha Ingram made a false 911 call because the victim owed her money.
Swatting Incident Causes Elmhurst Library To Be EvacuatedShortly before 10 a.m. Saturday, police received a call reporting a threat at the Elmhurst Library, which led to an emergency evacuation.
Home Of Parkland Survivor David Hogg Targeted By 'Swatting' HoaxA SWAT team responded to a call just after 8:30 a.m. of a barricaded subject at Hogg's residence. The call was later determined to be a hoax. Hogg and his family were in Washington D.C. at the time.
Northwestern Swatting Investigation ContinuesEvanston Police say no one is in custody.
'Swatting' Call Draws Swarm Of Cops In McHenry CountyMcHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim is not amused at the fake call to 9-1-1, which claimed people were being held hostage. WBBM Newsradio's Bob Roberts reports.
Plainfield 'Swatting' Hoax Draws Dozens Of OfficersThe call came in Sunday to 9-1-1 and the caller claimed to have kidnapped and tied up a child. WBBM's Steve Miller reports.
Las Vegas Gamer, 19, Arrested For Naperville 'Swatting' IncidentBrandon Willson used a computer to contact Naperville’s 911 center on July 10, 2014, and claimed a murder had happened at a home in the city, prosecutors claim. Naperville’s Special Response Team responded but found no crime.
Computer Pranksters Draw Swarms Of Cops To Cary HomeLate Wednesday afternoon, Cary police say they received a computer message from a 16-year-old boy who claimed there had been a shooting in a home on Adare Drive. The teen said he was hiding in an upstairs room.