Updated: June 23, 2013 1:56PM
Rollover on Widmayer: A woman was taken to Sherman Hospital in Elgin with serious but apparently non-life-threatening injuries after a rollover crash in rural Hampshire Friday morning. Deputy Chief Trevor Herrmann of the Hampshire Fire Protection District said the unnamed woman’s vehicle rolled over on Widmayer Road just north of Allen Road at 9:45 a.m., and the woman was thrown out of the vehicle.
Collision injures four: Four people were treated at the scene by paramedics after two vehicles collided at Route 72 and State Street at 11:31 a.m. Friday.
Mischief with school vehicles: Police studying vehicle GPS records said Friday that whoever broke into the Elgin School District U46 bus garage on the night of June 13-14 drove three U46 pickup trucks and a van around the vehicle-storage compound. They damaged all four vehicles and parts of the property as they rammed a garage door, rammed the compound’s gate in a possible effort to drive out, and perhaps collided the vehicles with each other. Police said the burglars apparently got into the garage at 500 Shales Parkway by entering an unlocked outdoor restroom, removing its ceiling tiles, then crawling through a ceiling area and dropping down into the main garage. Investigators said the shenanigans continued from about 2:40 a.m. to 4:10 a.m. on June 14. Then, at about the same time on the morning of June 14-15, a similar break-in took place but this time the intrusion set off an alarm and the burglars fled.
Good Samaritan robbed: A 20-year-old Elgin man told police he was robbed and beaten by a stranger who came up to him at the Chicago Street Metra station at about 11 p.m. Tuesday and asked to use his cellphone. The 20-year-old told police that he once had been homeless, so he sympathizes with people in need and let the stranger use the phone. But as they walked trough the downtown, he said, the man kept making calls and declined requests to return the phone. Finally, when they reached the intersection of Center and Dexter streets, the man punched him in the side of the head, got into an SUV driven by a woman and drove off with the phone. Police said the man declined treatment for his injuries.
Cocaine sale: Anthony Osborne, 49, of the 500 block of Hickory Place, was charged Wednesday with delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park, a Class X felony, and delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony. Police allege that he sold 1.3 grams of cocaine to an undercover police officer at a location in the 500 block of Center Street Wednesday evening.
Spat at cop: Kwane Robinson, 33, of the 400 block of Fremont Street in Elgin, was charged with aggravated battery Wednesday night after police were called to an undisclosed location in Elgin to investigate a report of people shouting at each other. One officer reported that Robinson refused to stop walking after the officer placed his hand on the man’s back. The officer said Robinson then turned, said, “You touched me; you put your hands on a black man,” then spat in the officer’s face.
False alarm: Daniel Zaffar, 17, a client of the Larkin Center, was charged with disorderly conduct on Wednesday after allegedly reporting a false fire alarm at the center’s building at 1212 Larkin Ave. on June 13. Elgin police investigators say the youth had been angry because staff members took away his cigarettes.
Battery charged: Calief L. Harris, 26, of the 300 block of Ryerson Avenue, Elgin, was charged with a Class 2 felony count of aggravated domestic battery, two Class 4 felony counts of domestic battery with a prior conviction, and two misdemeanor counts of domestic battery following an incident Wednesday. He is accused of punching a woman in the head, rupturing an ear drum. She was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Hospital for treatment of the injury. Bail was set at $40,000, and he was given a June 27 court date.