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Schaumburg man accused of kicking Elgin officer

Updated: March 21, 2014 3:01PM


Battery to a police officer: James Giovenco, 40, of the 100 block of Cedar Court, Schaumburg, was charged with a Class 2 felony count of aggravated battery to a police officer and a misdemeanor charge of aggravated assault to a police officer following an incident Tuesday evening. According to police, officers were called to the Redwood Tavern, 118 W. Chicago St., regarding a report of trouble with a person. He is accused of kicking one of the officers in the knee and refusing to cooperate with police. Bail was set at $50,000, and he was given a Feb. 26 court date.

Aggravated battery charged: Otis Ramsey, 37, address unknown, was charged with a Class 3 felony count of aggravated battery following a Nov. 28 incident. According to police, Ramsey is accused of punching a woman in the face when she refused to have sex with him, breaking her nose. Police said the charge was delayed.

Theft charges: Byron Cisneros, 46, of Naperville was charged with a Class 3 felony count of theft following an April 2013 incident. According to police, Cisneros is accused of stealing $3,835 from his former employer, Colorado Boxed Beef Co., which had offices in Elgin. Police said the charge was delayed.


Overturn crash on Melms: A 22-year-old woman was taken to Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb by Hampshire paramedics after her car overturned Tuesday morning. DeKalb County sheriff’s deputies said Elizabeth Brice, of the 900 block of Wilshire Drive in Genoa, was driving eastbound on Melms Road near County Line Road at 7:43 a.m. when her car slid on ice. It went into a ditch, deputies said, then bounced off a snowbank, returned to the road and tipped over.


Two drug thefts: Two people reported that someone had stolen medication from their apartments, two days apart, Huntley police reported this week. The thefts took place on Feb. 13 in the 11800 block of Woodcreek Drive and on Feb. 11 in the 11500 block of Regency Parkway. Police did not say whether they suspect the thefts were connected.

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