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St. Charles Police Blotter: Retail Thefts, Cannabis Charges, DUIs

St. Charles police reports from Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 through Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.

St. Charles, Ill., police reports from Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 through Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. | Credit: Ted Schnell
St. Charles, Ill., police reports from Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 through Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. | Credit: Ted Schnell

SUNDAY, JAN. 12, 2014


Cannabis Possession


Ryan Patrick Schreiber, 24, of the 1600 block of Brightwood Place, Aurora, was arrested at 6:11 p.m. on South Kirk Road and Illinois Avenue on charges of possession of cannabis, and improper lighting. According to the report, police stopped the vehicle because one headlight was out. The officer smelled cannabis upon approaching the vehicle. Schreiber was released on his own recognizance pending a Feb. 6, 2014 court appearance.


Altered or Counterfeit Card


Kimberly Shana Wilson, 34, of the 1700 block of Linder Street, Chicago, was arrested at 4:19 a.m. at the St. Charles Police Department, 211 N. Riverside Drive, on a charge of having an altered or counterfeit card. She was being held in the Kane County Jail pending a court appearance. Further details about the incident leading to her arrest were not immediately available.


SATURDAY, JAN. 11, 2014


Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol


Alex Lombardo Valenzuela, 26, of the 4900 block of North Avers, Chicago, was arrested at 4:14 a.m. at 600 S. Randall Road, on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol concentration greater than .08, disobeying a traffic control device, and speeding, 63 in a 45 mph zone. Police said Valenzuela was clocked on radar at 63 mph while northbound on South Randall. He later registered a blood-alcohol concentration of .161, which is just more than twice the legal limit. Valenzuela posted his driver’s license and was released on his own recognizance pending an unspecified court appearance.


Retail Theft Arrest


Jevonshe Temar Purdis, 22, of the 1300 block of West Main Street, St. Charles, was arrested at 7:05 p.m. at Kohl’s, 3840 E. Main St., on a charge of retail theft. Police said he left the store without paying for a shirt valued at $19.99. Purdis  posted $150 cash bond and a $50 booking fee and was released pending a Feb. 6, 2014 court appearance.


FRIDAY, JAN. 10, 2014


Retail Theft Arrest


Alexander Daniel Schwartz, 20, of the 800 block of North LaSalle Drive, Chicago, was arrested at 1:55 p.m. at Super Target, 3885 E. Main St., on a charge of retail theft. According to police, he left the store without paying for a shirt, a pair of earbuds, and an Excel game. The report did not provide a value for the items. Schwartz was banned from the store. He released on his own recognizance pending a Feb. 6, 2014 appearance in Kane County Branch Court.


Public Urination


Robert Young Brown, 25, of the 500 block of South Knoblock, Stillwater, Okla., was cited at 12:50 a.m. at The Beehive Pub, 204 W. Main St., with public urination. A bar employee called police after a customer complained that Brown had urinated in the snow in front of the tavern.


THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2014


Felony Retail Theft Arrest


Kathleen Elizabeth Knifong, 19, of the 600 block of Jackson Avenue, St. Charles, was arrested at 2:50 p.m. at Von Maur, 3810 E. Main St., on a felony charge of retail theft. According to police, Knifong left the store without paying for a $78 necklace and two Coach wallets with a combined value of $290Felony Fe. She was held in the Kane County Jail.


Disorderly Conduct-Noise


Matthew John Silbernagel, 37, of the 1100 block of Dean Street, St. Charles, was cited at 11:33 p.m. at his residence with disorderly conduct-noise. He was released on his own recognizance.


DUI


Helen Marie Oltz, 49, of the 2200 block of Vanderbilt Drive, Geneva, was arrested at 5:50 p.m. on East Main Street on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, and improper lane use. She posted her driver’s license and was released on her own recognizance pending a Feb. 5, 2014 court appearance.


Retail Theft Arrest


Dayra Selena Espinoza, 18, of the 1000 block of Elizabeth Street, West Chicago, was arrested at 7:09 p.m. at Walmart, 150 Smith Road, on a charge of retail theft. According to police, she left the store without paying for two bluetooth headsets, and assorted other items with a combined value of $94.19. Espinoza was released on her own recognizance pending a Feb. 27, 2014 court appearance.


WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8, 2014


Cannabis, Drug Paraphernalia Possession


David Michael Gonyea, 22, of the 600 block of Meadowridge Drive, Aurora, was arrested at 2:20 p.m. at 1611 E. Main St., on charges of possession of less than 2.5 grams of cannabis, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He posted $150 cash bond and was released pending a Feb. 20, 2014 appearance in Kane County Branch Court. According to police, a caller in Batavia reported a possible drug violation after seeing a passenger in a car apparently smoking cannabis. The vehicle Gonyea was in traveled along Kirk Road through Batavia and Geneva before it was apprehended in St. Charles.


Police Blotter information is provided by the St. Charles Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.


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