Two held in Elgin home invasion, beating
June 25, 2012 7:52PM
Updated: July 27, 2012 6:13AM
Big bail in home invasion: Bail was set at $500,000 on Sunday for two men accused of committing a brutal home invasion in the 400 block of Raymond Street early Saturday morning. Modesto Rosales and Jaime Zarate, both of Elgin, were charged each with home invasion, a Class X felony, and four counts of aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony. Rosales also was charged with aggravated domestic battery, a Class 2 felony. They are accused of forcing their way into the Raymond Street home occupied by Rosales’ 20-year-old ex-girlfriend, beating her, and beating her 25-year-old male companion with a clothes iron so badly that the man had to be transferred to a regional medical center for treatment of severe facial injuries.
Attic fire: Firefighters quickly extinguished a small attic fire that started about 5 p.m. Monday in a house at 820 South St. Further details were unavailable Monday evening.
Train kills pedestrian: A Metra Milwaukee District West Line train struck and killed a pedestrian Monday morning, authorities said. The train, which originated in Elgin, struck the person near the Hanover Park station about 6:40 a.m., Metra spokesman Tom Miller said. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the death but could not release the victim’s identification until family members were notified. All trains were stopped in both directions, and three inbound trains behind the train in the incident were delayed before moving again around 7:30 a.m., Miller said.