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Aggravated DUI charges filed against Elgin man

Updated: December 13, 2013 6:22AM


Aggravated DUI charges: Manuel Velazquez, 33, of Mulberry Lane, Elgin, was charged with two Class 4 felony counts of aggravated driving under the influence and a misdemeanor count of driving on a revoked license following his arrest early Monday morning. According to police, Velazquez was stopped at Grace and Hammond streets after failing to use his signal and was found to have a blood alcohol content level of .22 at the time of his arrest.

Phones, SIM cards never paid for: A Chicago man told police Friday that he sold a GPS unit, 45 cellphones and 10 SIM cards (portable memory chips) to an Elgin friend in November 2012 and that shortly after the sale, payment on the check was stopped. He waited a year to file the report, the victim said, because he was friends with the buyer, who had promised to pay for the electronics. The total value of the items was listed as $1,335.

Robbed near plaza: Police responded Friday evening to Presence Saint Joseph Hospital on a report of a man who had been robbed at gunpoint on the bike path near Clock Tower Plaza earlier in the day. The victim told police he was walking home about 1:50 p.m. when he was assaulted by two men, one of whom had a black handgun and hit the victim on the eye, knocking him to the ground, where they then kicked the victim. Reported taken were the victim’s wallet, cash, a resident alien ID card and cigarettes.

Pills, tools taken: A resident in the 1200 block of Shuler Street reported that his home was burglarized Saturday while he was out running errands that afternoon. Missing from the home were a tool box containing miscellaneous tools and a bottle of Vicodin prescribed to the victim, he told police.

Car taken outside home: The owner of a 2003 Kia Optima told police that the car went missing Sunday and that its doors were unlocked and the key was in the center console at the time, police said. The car had been parked in the 500 block of Wellington Avenue about 6 p.m. Saturday and was discovered missing about 8 a.m. Sunday, police were told.

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