Vehicle and Home Burglaries: Police Blotter
St. Charles police reports, Aug. 21-26
SUNDAY, AUG. 26
Fight in Progress
The Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main St., reported a fight in progress that had moved outside at 12:15 a.m. According to the hotel staff, the fight began in the bar area. Some tables and chairs were knocked over but were not damaged. However, some glasses shattered on the floor when two individuals attacked a third person. Police could not locate a victim or the assailants.
A 39-year-old resident of the 1600 block of south Tyler Road, reported at 12:49 a.m. that someone had burglarized his home. Three lockbox keys and $500 cash were reported missing, and damage to a computer was reported.
Fare Unable to Pay
A 40-year-old taxi driver from Batavia reported at 6:11 a.m. that a fare was unable to pay the $119 owed. According to police, the fare claimed he was unable to withdraw money from the cash machine and that someone had switched his credit card with a fraudulent one while he was in Chicago. Police contacted the fare’s family who made arrangements to pay the cabbie.
SATURDAY, AUG. 25
Disorderly Conduct/Public Drunkenness
Jacob Elliott Rockafellow, 27, of the 41W800 block of Empire Road, was cited at 1:37 a.m. with disorderly conduct/public drunkenness in the 0 block of south 3rd Street.
St. Charles Toyota, 2651 E. Main St., reported someone entered a trade-in vehicle at the dealership about 4:50 a.m. A security guard told police he saw two young adult males fleeing. The dealership provided police with the name of a possible suspect.
Vehicle Stolen, Recovered
A 48-year-old resident of the 1000 block of Walnut Street reported at 9:06 a.m. the theft of a 1992 Audi 100 GL from in front of his residence. The report states the vehicle was left unlocked and the keys were left in the center console. The vehicle, valued at $800, was recovered at 12:57 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, by Campton Hills police, who found it on fire on McDonald Road, about one mile east of Route 47. The vehicle was destroyed, police said.
A 59-year-old resident of the 400 block of south 9th Street reported at 12:45 p.m. a burglary to her home and the theft of three iPod Touches valued at $600 and a purse containing a driver’s license.
FRIDAY, AUG. 24
A 57-year-old Hamel, Ind., man reported at 1:14 p.m. that someone had burglarized his 2006 Toyota Highlander while it was at 700 Courtyard Dr. An HP portable printer valued at $300, an HP Pavilion laptop computer valued at $2,500 and an Apple MacBook Pro valued at $3,300 were reported missing.
Theft, Recovery of Tricycle
A juvenile on the 100 block of Walnut Drive reported the theft of a Desoto Classic Tricycle at 7:22 p.m. from the back porch of his home. The boy later reported to police he recovered the tricycle behind an apartment complex on the 100 block of north 15th Street.
Sergio Martinez-Garcia, 34, of the 200 block of Walnut Drive, was arrested by Batavia police on a St. Charles warrant and was transported to the St. Charles Police Department. He was unable to post bond and was transported to the Kane County Jail to await a court appearance.
Criminal Property Damage
Al Piemonte Chrysler, 1611 E. Main St., reported at 11:29 p.m. criminal property damage to the rear driver-side window of a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. No damage estimate was included in the report.
THURSDAY, AUG. 23
Damien Presley Cormier, 28, of the 400 block of Main Street, Montgomery, was transferred to the custody of St. Charles police at 2:11 a.m. at Randall and Orchard roads in North Aurora after he was arrested by Montgomery police on a St. Charles warrant for failure to appear. He was taken to Kane County Jail after he was unable to post $5,000 bail.
Amanda Lynn Muller, 18, of 3N200 block of Mary Lane, turned herself in to police at 7:57 p.m. on a Kane County warrant for felony criminal damage to property. She posted a $250 cash bond and was released pending a Sept. 13 court appearance.
Theft of Labor/Services
A 42-year-old American Taxi driver reported at 3:58 p.m. the theft of labor or services at 3800 E. Main St. for a trip from Lombard. The fare totaled $42.
Robbie J. Jacobs, 47, of the 1600 block of Covington Court, was charged at 12:10 p.m. with violation of bail bond by entering an exclusionary zone on east Main St. He was transported to Kane County Jail.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22
Driving While Texting, Other Charges
Bernabe Cortes, 33, of the 600 block of Edward Street, Sycamore, was charged at 9:12 p.m. at 2700 E. Main St., with driving while texting, no valid driver’s license, driving an uninsured vehicle and improper lane use. Police said they saw Cortes driving over the center line three times and pulled him over. He told police he crossed the center line so many times because he was sending text messages on his cellphone, which police said he was using when the officer approached the vehicle. Cortes posted $200 bond and was released pending a Sept. 20 court appearance.
Ramiro Efrain Hernandez, 23, of the 1200 block of Kings Cross, West Chicago, was arrested at 3:17 p.m. at 3740 E. Main St., on a Kane County warrant for failure to appear on a domestic battery charge. He was unable to post $50,000 bail and was transported to Kane County Jail.
Vincente DePaul Lopez-Campos, 47, of the 9600 block of Golf Terrace, Des Plaines, was charged at 4:44 p.m. at 211 N. Riverside Ave. with identity theft.
TUESDAY, AUG. 21
Resisting a Peace Officer
Ashley Lynn Schrock, 19, of the 200 block of Benham Court, was charged at 8:41 p.m. at her home with resisting a peace officer. She was transferred to Delnor Hospital for an evaluation, and then was transported to the jail for processing and taken home.
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