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Former Lincoln-Way Employee Charged With Trespassing at Schools

Michael Angel, of Frankfort, told police he was trying to find a box of personal items he left after he was terminated.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a former Lincoln-Way High School District 210 employee, who was charged with trespassing in two of the schools after he was terminated.

Michael Angel, 42, of Frankfort, was charged with two counts of criminal trespassing on property at Lincoln-Way Central and Lincoln-Way East, according to the Will County Sheriff's Department. Angel last worked for District 210 "a few years ago," department spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said. She did not know what job Angel had while employed by District 210.

Hoffmeyer said a security guard at Central had seen Angel's vehicle, a white Dodge van, parked at the school on multiple occasions. At about 3 a.m. on April 19, the security guard saw the van again and took down the license plate number to report to police.

When questioned, Angel told police he was looking for a box he left at the schools that contained personal paperwork. Hoffmeyer said other maintenance workers at the schools saw Angel inside on multiple evenings, but assumed he was an employee because he had keys to schools.

"We believe he may have had two sets," Hoffmeyer said.

Frankforter July 20, 2011 at 08:18 PM
Any developments after his court date?
Michael Sewall July 20, 2011 at 08:26 PM
We didn't have anyone at the court but I've put in a call to the state attorney's office. I'll update with any additional info I get.
Missy October 11, 2011 at 11:14 AM
Any updates on this Michael? I'd hate for this to go all hush hush and then find out later that he wasn't fully prosecuted.
Michael Sewall October 11, 2011 at 01:10 PM
The court schedule shows he's due back in November for payment. He was ordered to pay $800 in fines and has paid $200 so far. He's on supervision from the court, so if he completes supervision and payments without any issues, I believe he technically wouldn't be "convicted."
shining light July 16, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Why want Betty Owens, school board president at Rich District 227 and current superintendent Donna Simpson-Leak fire this convict instead of paying him to stay on District 227 payroll as an Administrator? What is the connection?

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