S. Elgin man cited with leaving scene of car-motorcycle crash
September 20, 2012 8:44PM
Updated: October 22, 2012 6:16AM
Leaving the scene: Dimitri Evans, 39, of the 1200 block of Sandhurst Lane in South Elgin, was charged this week with leaving the scene of an accident in connection with a traffic crash in Elgin last month. According to police, on the afternoon of Aug. 11, a Mercury Sable collided with a motorcycle on Randall Road at its interchange with I-90. The cycle’s 59-year-old rider sustained minor injuries and the cycle was damaged, police say, but the Sable driver drove away. Police said Evans has now been identified as the car’s driver and he was arrested on Tuesday.
Robbed of medicine: A 37-year-old man told police three men robbed him on the afternoon of Sept. 12 while he was walking on Orange Street near State Street, police reported Thursday. The man said three strangers came up to him and demanded to know what was in his backpack. When he didn’t answer, he said, they hit him in the head with a miniature baseball bat, knocking him to the ground, then stole two bottles of prescription medicine from the backpack. Police said that when he came to the police station to report the crime a day later, he had a bump and cut on his head but declined medical treatment.
Lock threat: A 15-year-old female Larkin High School student was charged as a juvenile with unlawful use of a weapon Sept. 12, police reported Thursday. According to reports, she allegedly used a padlock like a weapon to intimidate others after a series of arguments involving five girls in the school.
Golf clubhouse burglary: A Batavia man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly broke into the Pottawatomie Park Golf Course’s clubhouse, 845 N. 2nd Ave. Police spokesman Paul McCurtain said that at about 1:36 a.m. that day, a burglar alarm went off at the clubhouse. The first officer on the scene found forced entry into the building, a hole cut into the drywall and tools left at the scene. The intruder also had entered the pool area, McCurtain said. Additional officers and a K-9 team from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office were requested to help search the building and the surrounding area. Footprints were located by officers north of the building. While officers were following the footprints, another officer positioned on the outer perimeter of the search saw a man walking out of a wooded area north of the golf course. The man entered a vehicle that was parked on North Second Avenue and drove away. But an officer in a squad car stopped the vehicle on North Third Avenue, and the driver was identified as Taylor Brooks Erickson, 19, of the 700 block of Walnut Street in Batavia, police said. Erickson was charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools.