September 13, 2013 6:18PM
Updated: September 14, 2013 10:06PM
Found with stolen vehicle: Anthony L. Sims, 43, of the 100 block of Woodland Court, Carpentersville, was charged with a Class 2 felony count of receiving or possessing a stolen vehicle and a Class 4 felony count of driving on a revoked license following an incident Thursday. According to police, the owner of the car, a 1998 Nissan, had reported to Carpentersville police that her car, which was left with the keys inside, had been stolen in that village. Later, she called Elgin police when a friend saw her car on South State Street. Later, the woman reported she’d found her car outside the Grand Victoria Casino. Officers then found the car with Sims inside, police said. Bail was set Friday at $60,000 and he was given a Sept. 20 court date.
Felony shoplifting: Samuel Herrera, 26, of the 1300 block of Getzelman Drive, Elgin, was charged withe a Class 4 felony count of “retail theft with a previous conviction” and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis following an incident Thursday. According to police, Herrera was stopped by security at Butera Foods in Clock Tower Plaza, when he attempted to leave the store without paying for a $9.45 item. Bail was set Friday at $3,000 and he was given a Sept. 20 court date.
Felon with weapon: A Bloomingdale man with a criminal record was arrested in Bartlett Thursday after allegedly being found with a .40-caliber handgun. Police said they charged Michael G. Magnafichi, 51, of Bloomingdale Place in Bloomingdale, with the Class 3 felony “unlawful use or possession of a weapon by a felon.” Police said he also was arrested for failing to appear in court in DuPage County to face a retail theft charge. Officers said they were called to the area of Newport Boulevard and Dunamon Drive at about 1:15 p.m. after a passerby reported that a man had fired a gun into the ground behind a residence in the 1100 block of Longford Road. Police said they immediately located Magnafichi and took him into custody.