Man accused of killing dog amid spat with owner
May 17, 2012 7:24PM
Updated: June 29, 2012 9:47AM
Charged with killing Daisy: Bail has been set at $50,000 for an Elgin man accused of killing a dog during an argument with its owner on Sunday. According to reports released by police Thursday, 20-year-old Oscar Guerrero lives in the 500 block of Lavoie Avenue with a 22-year-old friend and the friend’s family, and they owned a 3-year-old Chihuahua dog named Daisy. The 22-year-old told police that he was sleeping on a couch with Daisy when Guerrero woke him up at about 1:30 a.m. and demanded that he help Guerrero take some photos and upload them to Facebook. When the 22-year-old refused, he told police, Guerrero became irate, picked up the Chihuahua and threw her against a wall. When police arrived, they said, they found the dog dead and Guerrero bleeding from his nose and mouth, with several members of his host family holding him down. Officers said they then struggled with Guerrero as he thrashed, twisted and repeatedly spat blood into their faces. He finally was taken to Provena Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin for treatment but was so violent there, officers reported, that medical staffers had to tie him down. After being released from the hospital, he was charged with aggravated animal cruelty, a Class 4 felony punishable by up to three years in prison, plus battery and resisting a police officer. He was being held in the Kane County jail pending a May 23 hearing.
Man kicked in head: Arturo Gonzalez, 41, and Marcie M. Lopez, 42, both homeless of Elgin, were charged with felony counts of aggravated battery, aggravated battery on a public way, and criminal trespass to land, a misdemeanor. They are accused of kicking a man in the head Wednesday during an altercation at Clock Tower Plaza. According to police, the victim needed three staples to the back of his head because of the injury. Bail was set at $75,000 for Gonzalez and $30,000 for Lopez. They were given May 31 court dates.
Woman held against wall: Issac Borja, 19, of the 1000 block of Augusta Avenue, Elgin, was charged with a felony count of unlawful restraint and a misdemeanor count of battery. He is accused of grabbing a woman by her hair and arms, and pinning her against a wall during an altercation Wednesday in Elgin. Bail was set at $5,000, and he was given a June 8 court date.
Auto burglary: William T. Rockensock, 21, of the 1100 block of Sandpiper Court, Bartlett, was charged with burglary after being accused of entering a car to commit a theft Wednesday. Bail was set at $20,000, and he was given a June 14 court date.
Forgery charged: Harold P. Maglente, 33, of the 1000 block of Stratford Circle, Streamwood, was charged with felony counts of forgery. He is accused of creating fake checks made out to him on the accounts of two businesses and trying to cash them at a currency exchange in downtown Elgin. Bail was set at $60,000, and he was given a May 31 court date.
Robbed inside grocery: Detectives continue to investigate a case in which a man told police he was robbed Saturday evening while grocery shopping inside the Armando’s store at 925 N. Liberty St. The shopper said three men approached him and asked if he could give them change for a large bill. He said he pulled out $550 he had in his shirt pocket to see if he had the right change. He said one of the trio then displayed a handgun in the waistband of his pants, a second grabbed him and the third grabbed the $550. The three then ran out of the store and left in a car. According to police reports, the robbery was recorded by the store’s video surveillance system.
Tools stolen: A man who lives in an apartment building in the 800 block of Congdon Avenue told police that between April 27 and May 11, someone stole $2,500 worth of assorted Mac tools from his apartment’s storage locker.
Welcome home: A family told police that when they returned Saturday from a weeklong vacation, they found the front door unlocked, muddy footprints on the home’s floors and several electronics items stolen. Missing were a notebook computer, a Wii game console, two PlayStation game consoles, two game controllers and about 20 video games. They told police they believe the burglar got in through an unlocked window.
Cycle crash on Rt. 20: Police were investigating a crash between a motorcycle and a car Thursday afternoon on Route 20 near Red Oak Drive, east of Route 59. Police Sgt. Geoffrey Pretkelis said the motorcycle crashed into the rear of the car, and some people were taken to a hospital, but with apparently non-life-threatening injuries.
Attempted armed robbery: Timothy J. Clark, 17, of Hampshire, was charged with a Class 1 felony count of attempted armed robbery after being accused of using a knife to threaten a woman in an attempt to take her property on April 24. Bail was set at $75,000, and he was given a May 31 court date.
New equipment for busy call times: The St. Charles Fire Department received a $16,000 donation in the form of a dispatching console from Chicago Communications. Assistant Chief Joe Schelstreet said the department already has taken delivery of the console and that it has been installed in the department’s Emergency Operations Center. He said the equipment will be used during times of high call volume typically encountered during severe weather or when large events take place in the community. He said having this equipment will improve emergency operations by allowing the department to provide additional oversight to units operating in the field and to ensure the most rapid response to emergencies by using the closest available resource.