Dog shot after one charges firefighter, second charges station
June 6, 2012 7:28PM
Updated: July 8, 2012 6:55PM
Dogs attack fire station: Police shot one of two apparently vicious dogs that attacked Elgin Fire Station No. 7 at 3270 Longcommon Parkway on Wednesday afternoon, forcing the firefighter/paramedics to lock themselves inside the building. According to police and fire reports, the incident began about 1 p.m. when a female dog weighing about 80 pounds charged at a firefighter at the back of the station. He was able to get back into the station before he could be bitten. A male dog weighing about 130 pounds appeared shortly thereafter and charged at the front door of the station. Elgin police said that when they arrived, the dogs also attacked them, so they shot one. The wounded animal and the other one then retreated to a nearby home just outside the city limits, where the unwounded dog was secured by its owner and Kane County sheriff’s deputies were called. Police said the owner, whose name was unavailable, was issued citations for allowing dogs to run free and owning a dangerous animal. They said the wounded dog was taken to an animal hospital in South Elgin. Police Lt. Dan O’Shea said it is unclear how long the fire station was locked down and whether its personnel could have responded to emergency calls during the lockdown.
Quick burglar: A woman who lives in the 500 block of Barn Swallow Way told police a sneaky burglar stole a large-screen TV from her home’s attached garage within a two-minute period at about 11:15 p.m. Monday. The woman said she had been going in and out of the house, carrying items out of the house, carrying them through the open garage and putting them into her car, which was parked in the driveway just outside the garage. The TV was taken while she was inside the house, she said. She told officers that her husband is the man who was robbed at gunpoint recently in the parking lot of the Rookie’s tavern in St. Charles just after closing time, and the TV thief may have found out the family’s address from an item stolen in the armed robbery.
Failed to register: Steven M. Dunner, 41, homeless of Elgin, was charged with a felony count of failure to register as a sex offender as of May 10. According to police, Dunner is accused of giving a false address when he registered in early May, and again when he registered in June. Bail was set at $30,000, and he was given a June 20 court date.
DUI charges in plateless van: Steven R. Flowers, 59, of the 300 block of Wellington Street, Elgin, was charged with felony driving under the influence for driving on a suspended license following his arrest Tuesday in Elgin, police said. He was stopped at National and Wellington streets about 12:45 p.m. and the van he was in had no license plates attached to it, according to police. Bail was set at $60,000, and he was given a June 15 court date.
Drunken burglary: Anthony Ferguson, 18, of the 0-10 block of Middlesex, Carpentersville, was charged with residential burglary, consumption of alcohol by a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is accused of entering a home on Oxford Court to commit a burglary, causing two minors under the age of 17 to go into the house with him, and of having a blood alcohol content of .121 when he was arrested. Bail was set at $75,000, and he was given a June 20 court date.
Possessed stolen vehicle: Tymicka P. Terrell, 21, of the 900 block of Carriage Way, Elgin, was charged with two felony counts of possession of a stolen vehicle and misdemeanor counts of obstructing identification and criminal trespass to land following her arrest Tuesday. Bail was set at $50,000, and she was given a June 19 court date.