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Elginite accused of DUI with two kids in vehicle

Updated: February 1, 2014 6:22AM


Aggravated DUI: Jaime Dorantes, 36, of Clifton Street, Elgin, was charged with two Class 4 felony counts of aggravated driving under the influence, along with misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license, following an arrest Saturday. According to police, Dorantes was pulled over at about 4:25 a.m. with two small children in the vehicle.

Driving while revoked: Daniel Vega, 34, of the 1600 block of Sycamore Avenue, Hanover Park, was charged with a Class 4 felony count of driving on a suspended or revoked license, second offense, following his arrest Sunday. According to police, Vega was pulled over for not having a front license plate on his 2002 Chevy Trailblazer, and police found that his license was revoked for a previous driving under the influence conviction. Bail was set at $35,000, and he was given a Jan. 10 court date.

Cocaine charges: Felix Chagolla Jr., 19, of Elgin was charged with Class 1 and Class 2 felony counts of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, cocaine, following his arrest Friday. According to police, Chagolla sold a .6 grams of cocaine to an undercover officer on July 29. He was arrested at his home Friday.

Burglary charged: Brett A. Ledbetter, 17, of Orange Street, Elgin, was charged with a Class 2 felony count of burglary and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia following his arrest Saturday. According to police, officers were called to Pebble Beach Circle about 12:10 a.m. when a man returning home saw a young man in his neighbor’s vehicle and called police. Officers located Ledbetter based on a description given by the neighbor, police said.

Felony retail theft: Deborah J. Siegel, 56, of Elgin, was charged with a Class 3 felony count of retail theft. She is accused of shoplifting at the Elgin Meijer store Friday. According to police, security officers watched as Siegel concealed $423.65 in merchandise under her coat, purchase a package of baby wipes at the checkout, and leave the store.

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