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Elgin man faces cocaine, pot charges

Updated: March 10, 2013 6:25AM


Cocaine and lots of marijuana: Jose J. Gamino-Hinojoza, 34, of the 500 block of West Chicago Street, Elgin, was charged with a Class X felony count of manufacture or delivery of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church, Class 1 felony counts of manufacture or delivery of cannabis and manufacture or delivery of cocaine, a Class 2 felony count of possession of cannabis, and a Class 4 felony count of possession of a controlled substance following an arrest Tuesday. According to police, officers executed a search warrant shortly before midnight and found 2,020 grams (about 4 pounds) of individually packaged cannabis, 4 grams of cocaine in individual packages, a digital scale, 151 small plastic bags, cash, and a drug ledger. He allegedly told police he’d found the marijuana in Des Plaines, that he’d purchased the cocaine for personal use and that he’d been previously deported, in 2001, for drug offenses. Bail was set at $75,000, and he was given a Feb. 21 court date.

Sitting in car: A man was arrested after a caller phoned 911 at about 2 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 to complain that three people had been sitting in a privately owned plow and salt truck parked along North Jackson Street, apparently rolling up marijuana cigarettes and urinating on the ground. An officer reported that as he approached the truck, the driver dropped a small plastic bag into a box of empty beer cans on the floor. The bag later was found to contain cocaine, and a cigarette later was found to contain marijuana, police reported. The driver, 27-year-old Alvaro Ramirez of Elgin, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. The truck’s other two occupants were sent home.

Burglary seen: A neighbor told police he believes he saw the burglar who entered the home next door in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue on the morning of Feb. 1, police reported this week. The owner said someone broke open a rear door and stole a box full of jewelry, including a gold bracelet with the name “Crisol” in white lettering on it. The neighbor said he saw a car park in front of the house and one of two men inside go to the rear of the home.

Doctor’s disturbance: A 58-year-old man was banned from a doctor’s office in the 300 block of Summit Street after a disturbance there on the morning of Jan. 31, police reported this week. Office staffers told police that after the man came in to request a pain-medicine prescription and he was told he had to wait, he became irate and made racial comments and sexual suggestions to them.


Possessed fake ID: Carlos E. Vazquez-Liamas, 39, of the 300 block of Riverview Drive, South Elgin, was charged with three Class 4 felony counts of possession or display of an altered ID card following an arrest Wednesday. He is accused of possessing a fake Social Security card and fake state ID. Bail was set at $15,000, and he was given a Feb. 21 court date.


Business burglary: Police said this week that an undetermined amount of cash was taken by a burglar who broke the front door window of a business in the 11600 block of Main Street on Jan. 28.

School thefts; Police said this week that money was taken Jan. 28 from the Huntley High School boys’ locker room and a cellphone was stolen from a student’s backpack.

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