January 26, 2013 8:40PM
Updated: February 28, 2013 6:41AM
Robber takes man to ATM: A man told police he was abducted at gunpoint, made to drive to an ATM in Bartlett and hand over $100 to his abductor before being released Thursday evening. The 20-year-old victim told police a man approached him about 9 p.m. in the parking lot of Meijer on Randall Road where he works and asked if he had jumper cables. He said he offered $35 to help jump his car. As the victim walked to his car to see if he had cables, the man pulled out a gun and ordered the victim to drive with him to an ATM in Bartlett and withdraw $100 in cash. The gunman then had the victim drive around town for a few minutes before stopping, getting out of the car and walking away, according to reports.
Aggravated DUI: Mijael Corona-Marquez, 26, of the 500 block of Crystal Street, Elgin, was charged with two felony counts of driving under the influence and misdemeanor counts of driving without a license and driving under the influence following an early Friday morning arrest. Bail was set at $40,000, and he was given a Feb. 6 court date.
Residential burglary: Alissa J. Crumley, 17, of the 300 block of Liberty Street, was charged with a class 1 count of residential burglary. She is accused of entering a home on the same block to commit a theft Thursday. Bail was set at $60,000, and she was given a Feb. 8 court date.
Furnace fire: A furnace fire caused smoke and other damage to a home at 323 Ann St. Thursday night, police said. Firefighters were called out at 10:38 p.m. when a 9-year-old caller dialed 911, as the mother does mother does not speak English, officials said. The fire was contained to the home’s furnace, but because the blower was working, the entire home filled with smoke, officials said. The home was red-tagged by code enforcement until the furnace can be fixed.
Holy water bond: Daniel A. Wells, 43, of the 300 block of DuPage Street, Elgin, was charged with felony counts of burglary from a place of worship and theft from a place of worship. He is accused of taking two holy water fonts from St. Joseph Church on Division Street on Jan. 14. Bail was set at $50,000, and he was given a Feb. 7 court date.
Dumpster fire: The Hampshire Fire Department responded to a Dumpster fire early Wednesday at Pet Ag Inc., 255 Keyes Ave. Firefighters were called out at 3:08 a.m. A commercial dumpster under a canopy was fully involved with fire extension to the canopy and to the inside of the building by the dock door when firefighters arrived. The fire was brought under control in 15 minutes with fire damage estimated at less than $5,000. There was smoke damage throughout the building. There were no injuries and the cause of the fire was still under investigation.
Garage fire: The West Dundee Fire Department, assisted by departments from Carpentersville, Rutland Dundee,East Dundee and Elgin, battled a garage fire early Thursday in near-zero temperatures. Firefighters were called to the fire at 419 Highland Ave. at 12:43 a.m. the fire was brought under control in about 15 minutes. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was still under investigation and no damage estimate was available.
Another garage fire: Firefighters said they were called out at 6:55 a.m. Friday to a fire in a garage/woodworking shop at 104 South Van Buren Street. The fire was quickly extinguished and damage was estimated at less than $6,000. One firefighter suffered a minor injury when he fell on ice. The cause of the fire was still under investigation. Assisting the East Dundee Fire Protection District were firefighters from Carpentersville, West Dundee, Rutland Dundee and Algonquin.