Thousands in cash, smokes reported taken from Elgin gas station
May 15, 2012 7:54PM
Updated: June 17, 2012 8:18AM
Major burglary: Burglars broke into the Marathon service station in the 500 block of North McLean Boulevard Friday night or early Saturday morning, stealing thousands of dollars in cash and about $4,500 worth of cigarettes, police reported this week. According to reports, the intruders got in by cutting part of the roof open, then vandalized the alarm system, broke open a door and sawed open a safe.
Moon over Taco Bell: Police arrested a man early Tuesday after he allegedly showed an unusual reaction to being denied a taco. Night shift employees of the Taco Bell restaurant at 304 S. McLean Blvd. said Jesse Williams, 24, of the 200 block of Henry Avenue, Elgin, walked up to the restaurant’s drive-up window at about 12:55 a.m. and asked for a taco. When they refused to serve him because he was not in a car, they said, he pulled out his penis, then turned around, pulled down his pants and “mooned” them. Police found Williams nearby and charged him with public indecency. Officers reported he apparently had been drinking.
Sex with teen charged: Howard DeAngelo, 21, of the 1700 block of Berkley Street, Elgin, was charged with misdemeanor criminal sexual abuse Monday. Police say a girl told them that on several occasions during March, he had intercourse with her while she was 16 years old.
Unwise inscription: A man was arrested Monday night after officers said they found two knives in his possession, one of which was inscribed with the words “F--- the law.” Police said they stopped a car carrying five men at Liberty and Enterprise streets at about 9 p.m. and they searched the men after seeing open beer cans and flakes of marijuana in the car. Alexis Huerta, 18, of the 600 block of Dixon Avenue, was charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.
House fire: Fire officials were investigating a blaze that damaged the second floor of a home in the 400 block of Ball Street Friday afternoon. Further information was not available.
TVs stolen: A resident in the 1200 block of Amanda Circle said two 42-inch flat-screen TVs disappeared from his apartment while he was away between 5:50 p.m. and 11:20 p.m. Sunday. He said he found a window open when he returned but that two friends also had been in the apartment when he left.
Car burglary: A woman told police someone entered her car and stole her purse while she was in a store in the 300 block of North McLean Boulevard between 1 and 1:20 p.m. Friday. She said she had left one of the car’s windows down.
Prison sentence for bank fraud: A Woodstock man was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Philip Reinhard in Rockford to two years in federal prison for bank fraud and money laundering. In addition, Jon C. Shain, 50, was ordered to pay restitution of $397,082 to Amcore Bank (now part of BMO Harris Bank) and serve three years on supervised release after being released from prison. In pleading guilty Aug. 15, Shain admitted that in 2004 and 2006, he created two companies that borrowed more than $2.8 million from Amcore to buy business equipment, but he actually drew hundreds of thousands of dollars more than the actual cost of the equipment and used part of the loan proceeds to buy three pieces of real estate in Rockford.