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Woman reports nighttime robbery at gunpoint in Elgin

Updated: January 1, 2013 6:32AM


Armed robbery: An Elgin woman told police she was robbed at gunpoint at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday as she got out of her car in the 1000 block of Logan Avenue. The victim told police she was getting her gym bag and cellphone out of her car when a man stepped from behind a tree, displayed a handgun and demanded her cash. She handed over her North Face plaid gym bag and the man then ran away, police were told. Later, the woman said, she realized her iPhone also was missing from her car. Police were not able to locate the suspect.

Jesus E. Solano, 21, of the 100 block of North Porter Street, Elgin, was charged with a Class X felony count of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, as well as a Class 1 felony count of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance and a Class 4 felony count of possession of a controlled substance, following his arrest Wednesday. Police said they were given a tip that a man with cocaine would soon be on Levine Court near Ellis Middle School. Police found Solano and saw a plastic bag and a digital scale in his car’s coin holder and center console, according to reports. When they searched, police said, they found 7.1 grams of cocaine on Solano. Bail was set at $200,000, and he was given a Dec. 13 court date.

No bond: Richard T. Schierer, 47, of Aurora, was charged with a felony count of violating an order of protection and domestic battery following an incident Wednesday. According to police, Schierer approached the victim at her place of work at 8 p.m. and had been argumentative with her for two hours. At one point, the victim said, he grabbed her arm and made a motion as if he was going to punch her in the face. According to police, Schierer has a previous conviction for violating the same order of protection. He was denied bond and was given a Dec. 13 court date.

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