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Suspects caught while fleeing from Elgin home charged in burglary

Salvador Sarabia

Salvador Sarabia

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Updated: June 29, 2011 9:13AM


Two charged in burglary: Salvador C. Sarabia, 28, of Elgin, and Fidel Romero, 27, of Rockford, have been charged with a felony count of residential burglary after the two allegedly broke into a home in the 100 block of Neutrenton Avenue Monday and stole a large flat-screen television along with various other items. The break-in occurred at about 9:45 a.m. while a female resident was at home, police said. The resident hid in the basement and called 911. Police arrived at the scene and arrested both suspects as they fled. The duo will appear in Cook County bond court this morning in Rolling Meadows.

Break-in at grade school: Police were called to Century Oaks Elementary School, 1235 Braeburn Drive, at about 5:45 p.m. Monday after a custodian there noticed a broken window. Another worker in the school said she saw three teens running in the building, but it could not be determined that anything was taken from the school, police said.

St. Charles

Retail theft, burglary charges: Two men were charged with felony retail theft and burglary following a five-week investigation into the theft of liquor and groceries at Meijer stores in Elgin, St. Charles and Aurora, St. Charles police announced Tuesday. Taken into custody outside the Elgin store were James R. Johnson, 36, and Carl D. Newsome, 38, both of the 1600 block of Indiana Street, Charles. Johnson was being held in the Kane County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bond and Newsome was being held in lieu of $50,000 bond, police said. The investigation continues with the various police departments and Meijer security officers reviewing store security videotapes, and further charges could be filed against the men, according to St. Charles police.

Charged with exposing himself: A 47-year-old Rockford man was charged with four counts of battery and public indecency. He is accused of exposing himself and inappropriately touching members of a St. Charles fitness club. St. Charles police responded a battery complaint at X-Sport, 238 N. Randall Road, at 3 p.m. on Monday. An off-duty police officer who was working out at the facility observed the activity, said Paul McCurtain, pubic information officer for the St. Charles Police Department. Three male victims told police they were approached and inappropriately touched by Lawrence E. Adamcyzk of Rockford inside of the facility while they were either working out or playing basketball. Witnesses also told police Adamcyzk exposed himself while walking around in the facility. Adamcyzk was charged with three counts of battery and one count of public indecency. He was released on bail and given a July 21 court date.

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