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Truck noise complaint leads to cocaine charge

Updated: March 17, 2013 6:20PM


Shouldn’t have revved: A man sitting in his pickup truck in his own driveway was arrested about 11 p.m. Wednesday after a neighbor complained about him making noise by revving up the truck’s engine. Police officers sent to check out the complaint said they saw a plastic bag of cocaine in the truck’s cup rest. The officers reported they also found a second bag of cocaine in the pants pocket of Armando Martinez Jr., 43, of the 1000 block of Bellevue Avenue. He was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. He told investigators he had bought the cocaine Wednesday evening at an Elgin tavern.

Through the window: Terrence Williams, a 17-year-old resident of the Larkin Center group home in the 100 block of College Street, was charged with criminal damage to property Wednesday based on an incident that occurred Jan. 25, police reported. A Larkin Center staff member told police that when he demanded that the youth let someone else use the house telephone, Williams smashed the phone against a wall and then threw a coffee mug through a plate-glass window, causing more than $400 damage.

Burglary on Jefferson: A woman told police that when she returned to her apartment in the 900 block of Jefferson Avenue on Sunday after a five-day trip, she found signs that someone had forced open the rear sliding door, and that a blue necklace was missing from her bedroom. She said the building’s landlord reported that someone also had tried to break into the rear door of another apartment there a few weeks ago.

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