Paint-removal torch blamed in fire that injured man in C’ville
August 23, 2012 10:36PM
Updated: September 25, 2012 10:42AM
Man hurt in fire: A resident of a home in the 100 block of Hazard Road was injured Wednesday morning in a fire in the home. According to a release from Fire Chief John Schuldt, firefighters were called to the home of Alejandro Chavez at 9:41 a.m. Fire was showing in the front of the house, and Chavez was in the front yard requesting medical assistance. He was treated by an ambulance crew; information on the extent of his injuries was not available. Carpentersville firefighters were assisted by units from Algonquin, Barrington, East and West Dundee, and Rutland Dundee. The fire caused smoke and heat damage throughout the home, and it was deemed uninhabitable, the release said. The cause of the fire was blamed on the use of a torch to remove paint from wood siding, igniting material behind it.
Fought with teacher, officers: Danielle M. Mountain, 17, of the 600 block of Webster Street, Algonquin, was charged with felony counts of aggravated battery to a police officer and aggravated battery to a school employee, as well as misdemeanor charges of resisting or obstructing a police officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of cannabis following her arrest Wednesday. According to police, Mountain is accused of having a glass marijuana pipe and between 2.5 grams and 10 grams of marijuana. She is accused of biting an officer in the wrist and shoving and pushing a Dundee-Crown High School dean. Bail was set at $5,000 and she was given an Aug. 29 court date.
Cars entered: A resident called police about 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, reporting that two people were trying car doors and entering cars that were unlocked in the area of College Green Drive and Muirfield Circle, police said. When an officer arrived, he saw two males sitting in a car in the 800 block of La Costa Court, appearing to search the vehicle. The occupants fled when they saw the officer. Police were unable to find the two, but several items taken from at least one of the cars was found in a nearby yard, police reported.