S. Elgin man accused of forcing family member to return home
September 12, 2012 9:44PM
Updated: October 14, 2012 2:00PM
Family member charged with taking girl: Bail was set at $100,000 on Wednesday for a South Elgin man accused of dragging a female 18-year-old family member out of a friend’s house and threatening her with a gun. Police Sgt. Mike Doty said staffers at Gifford Street High School in Elgin asked South Elgin police on Tuesday to check on the well-being of the 18-year-old. They found her in her family home, in the 0-100 block of Diane Court. But she, and later other witnesses, said she had been taken there against her will on Monday evening by family member Federico Trevino, 51, police said. They told police she had moved out of the family home and had been staying with a friend in the 0-100 block of Saratoga Court. They said Trevino came there on Monday, forced his way into that house, dragged her out of the house to his car, and threatened her with a gun on their way back to the home on Diane Court, police said. Trevino was charged with two counts of unlawful restraint, a Class 4 felony; four counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, also a Class 4 felony; and one count each of misdemeanor aggravated assault and domestic battery.
Distracted-driving crash: Distracted driving is being cited by police as the likely cause of a crash that seriously injured three people on Route 31 near I-90 Tuesday night. All three were hurt seriously enough to be transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Police said a car driven by Emily Nufer, 27, of Niles was southbound on Route 31 at about 5:15 p.m. when she crossed the concrete median strip into the oncoming lanes just south of the eastbound entrance ramp to I-90 and crashed into a car driven by David Sifuentes, 21, of Marengo. Sifuentes’ passenger, 27-year-old Joel Flores of the 400 block of McClure Avenue in Elgin, also was injured. Police said Nufer will be cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Police said northbound Route 31 was closed until about 7:30 p.m. as the wreck was cleaned up and accident reconstructionists investigated what had happened.
Even the police report: When a car burglar entered two vehicles owned by a family in the 600 block of North Lyle Avenue the night of Sept. 5-6, several items were stolen, including a paper copy of a police report about a burglary at the home three weeks before. Also stolen were a purse, a man’s wallet and a backpack, plus miscellaneous items inside those.