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Updated: December 2, 2012 7:14AM


House shot up: Someone fired three bullets into a home in the 1100 block of Spruce Lane while the residents slept Saturday, police reported this week. The husband and wife who live there told police they were in bed at about 1:40 a.m. when they heard three shots and heard glass break. Officers determined that one bullet had gone through the front door and embedded itself in a family-room wall; one had gone through a front window and embedded itself in the same wall; and one had gone through a second-floor window and ricocheted off a mirror.

Drug charges: Willie Cooks, 31, of the 200 block of Locust Drive, Elgin, was charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor count of no valid driver’s license following an arrest early Wednesday. According to police, Cooks was found with less than 15 grams of cocaine. Bail was set at $25,000, and he was given a Nov. 14 court date.

Lincoln burglary; Someone stole a laptop computer, a Maglite flashlight and three hooded sweatshirts from the living room of a home in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue while the residents were gone for three hours on the evening of Oct. 25, police reported this week. The family who live there told police there was no sign of forced entry and similar burglaries had happened before. So when officers arrived to investigate, a family member was changing the exterior doors’ locks.

Lake County

Battery charge: A social worker at the Cyd Lash Academy in unincorporated Grayslake was arrested on three counts of misdemeanor battery after he was accused of inappropriate rubbing and touching of a student, Lake County Sheriff’s Police said. John Gulino, 60, of the 1700 block of Riverwood Drive, Algonquin, was charged Tuesday after the 19-year-old student reported he had rubbed her shoulders, grabbed and squeezed her hip, and rubbed his privates against her body. Gulino’s actions were done in a classroom during the school day, police said. He was placed on administrative leave after the arrest. Cyd Lash Academy is part of the Special Education District of Lake County. SEDOL is a cooperative educational system that works with 35 local school districts to serve physically, mentally and emotionally challenged students, police said.

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