Man reports vehicle hijack in Elgin apartment parking lot
June 1, 2012 8:40PM
Michael Ellman of Bartlett, charged with armed robbery.
Updated: July 6, 2012 10:52AM
SUV hijacked in parking lot: A Ford Explorer was hijacked last Sunday from a man who was sitting in the vehicle in a parking lot on Todd Farm Drive, police said Friday. According to the victim, he was sitting in the SUV with the door open and talking on his cellphone at about 6 p.m. when two men walked over and one of the men forced open the door, and the other man hit the victim in the head, possibly with the butt of a gun. The men pulled the victim from the car, told him to leave, and drove away, policed said.
DUI charges: Steven R. Nelson, of Santa Fe Trail, Elgin, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence and a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence following his arrest at 6 p.m. Thursday at Randall Road at College Green Drive. Bail was set at $30,000, and he was given a June 14 court date.
Armed robbery charged: Michael R. Ellman, 34, of the 1100 block of Rose Court, Bartlett, was charged with armed robbery Friday in connection with a holdup the Monday before at a convenience-liquor store in the village. Ellman is accused of entering the Mr. Quick-ezz store at 980 S. Bartlett Road shortly before 11 a.m. that day, brandishing a large kitchen knife and taking about $500 from the cash register before fleeing. Ellman was taken into custody following an investigation, police said.
Sex assault: A 16-year-old Algonquin youth has been charged with criminal sexual assault in connection with an alleged attack on an 18-year-old Crystal Lake woman at her home. The youth was charged with one count of felony criminal sexual assault and misdemeanor battery of an insulting and provoking nature, according to a release from Crystal Lake police. Officers responded at 11:34 a.m. Thursday to the woman’s home in the 200 block of Peterson Parkway, and the woman said the youth — a family acquaintance with access to the home — sexually assaulted her, the release said. The boy was still in the home when officers responded, and police took him into custody, the release said. He was taken to the Kane County Juvenile Detention Facility.