Former trustee pleads not guilty to violating order of protection
March 15, 2013 8:40PM
A former northwest suburban village trustee denies allegations that she defied a court order barring her from contacting her father.
Former Buffalo Grove trustee Lisa Stone, 52, pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor counts of violating an order of protection before Judge George Strickland on Friday. Stone faces up to a year in jail and $25,000 in fines.
Stone called 911 March 7, the day before she was arrested for violating the order of protection. She told the dispatcher she was concerned that “somebody could kill me,” according to the 911 recording. She also told the dispatcher she worked with the FBI, DEA and Katie Couric. She did not clarify what made her feel threatened.
The Buffalo Grove woman’s father and stepmother were granted an emergency order of protection on Feb. 7 that is extended through March 21. Stone was ordered to stay at least 500 feet away from her dad and stepmother, and is not allowed to have any contact or have a third party contact them on her behalf, according to the order of protection.
Her stepmother alleged that Stone called almost daily during a two-week period in late January to early February, “harassing me and threatening me,” the complaint states.
“She states that I was the cause of her mother’s death and that I have it coming to me. She is verbally abusive and threatening to come to the house and take my husband to a nursing home. Lisa has mental illness ... I fear that her behavior is escalating and I am afraid/terrified that she will show up at my house and hurt me and/or my husband,” Stone’s stepmother wrote in her complaint.
Stone is alleged to have called her father on Feb. 24, and to have had a woman relay a message to her father and stepmother on Feb. 25, according to the informational warrant filed against Stone.
These contact attempts came more than two weeks after Stone was served with the order of protection.
Strickland ordered Stone not to have any contact with her father and stepmother as a bond condition. She is free after posting 10 percent of $10,000 bond, according to court records.
“Any contact will constitute a separate criminal offense,” Strickland said.
Assistant State’s Attorney Daniel Kleinhubert also asked Strickland to order Stone not to dial 911 unless it was an emergency.
“We’re asking any correspondence with Buffalo Grove or Mundelein Police Departments be through a general number, not 911. There’s been a problem with that,” Kleinhubert said.
Strickland agreed to order Stone to only dial 911 for emergencies.