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Three youths facing burglary charges in Elgin

Updated: February 8, 2013 6:15AM


Caught in the act: Elgin’s recent succession of burglary arrests continued as three teenagers were caught in the act of burglarizing a car repair shop on the west side Thursday night, police reported Friday. According to reports, a witness called 911 at about 6:50 p.m. to report there were intruders inside Lemus Auto Repair at 338 S. McLean Blvd. Officers found that a window had been broken out of a door leading into the garage. Police arrested three people inside — a 15-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy — and charged them as juveniles with burglary. Officers said the girl was found hiding under one of the vehicles parked in the garage.

Trespass, domestic battery: Antonio T. Linares, 25, of East Chicago Street in Elgin, was charged with criminal trespass, domestic battery and resisting arrest after he allegedly pushed his way into a home in the 200 block of North Weston Avenue where his ex-girlfriend was staying on the morning of New Year’s Eve. The woman told police he dragged her by the shirt, then punched and kicked her repeatedly until someone who lived in the house intervened. Police reported that when they went to arrest the man later at his home on Chicago Street, he also had a confrontation with the officers.

Teen assault: A 15-year-old boy living in a Larkin Center group home on Shady Oaks Drive was charged Thursday afternoon with pushing a staff member and threatening other residents with a table knife. The youth was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Casino spree: A 52-year-old Montgomery resident told Elgin police this week that he believes his 26-year-old son stole his credit card and used it to rack up $950 worth of charges at the Grand Victoria Casino in October. The father said he had been out of town during that period and when he came back, he found his bedroom broken into, his car and the credit card stolen, and the son missing. Police determined that the son is now in the DuPage County Jail on charges of aggravated driving under the influence and unlawful use of a credit card at a store in Naperville.

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