Drug raid one night, a stabbing the next
June 25, 2012 3:10PM
Updated: July 25, 2012 6:38AM
Stabbing on Kathleen: Dimitrius L. Bell, 25, of the 300 block of Kathleen Drive, Elgin, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon (a pocket knife) and a misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a weapon following a stabbing at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday, police reports indicate. According to police, Bell was involved in a fist fight with the victim, identified as Roosevelt Williams, in front of a residence on Kathleen Drive, and then Bell returned with the pocket knife. According to police, Bell then stabbed the victim in the lower abdomen. The victim was taken to Provena Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin; information on his condition was not immediately available. Bail for Bell was set at $30,000 on Friday, and he was assigned a July 5 court date. The stabbing happened on the same block where four people, including Williams and a 66-year-old man named Bell, were arrested in a police drug raid the previous evening.
Car burglary suspect caught: Fernando Gomez-Cruz, 25, of the 0-100 block of Porter Street, Elgin, was charged with a felony count of burglary after being accused of entering a car on Locust Street early Friday morning. According to police, an officer found Gomez-Cruz leaning into a car with broken windows, with a screwdriver in his hand and with the face plate of the car’s stereo broken. Bail was set at $10,000, and he was given a June 28 court date.