July 11, 2012 8:02PM
Updated: August 13, 2012 1:51PM
Resident hides, calls cops: Aric A. Liberati, 35, of Aurora was arrested after he allegedly forced his way into a home in the 2700 block of Turnberry Road in St. Charles, police said. Police said that at 10:17 a.m. Monday an occupant at the house saw a man looking into the rear sliding glass door. ,Moments later, he heard the sound of glass breaking in the basement, called 911 and hid in a bedroom. The caller listened as he heard the intruder pry open the basement door and then go room to room, ransacking the residence. He then heard the offender walk down the stairs and out the front door. Responding officers said they saw Liberati leaving the residence and began chasing him on foot, catching him on the east side of Kirk Road. Liberati was charged with residential burglary and criminal damage to property. Liberati was taken to the Kane County jail. Police said Liberati has an extensive criminal history and is on parole.
High bail in stalking case: Bail was set at $1 million Wednesday for a man accused of following a woman from Kansas to Elgin, and then choking the woman here on Monday before driving past the home she was staying at Tuesday and yelling “you can’t keep her from me.” Blake C. Durbin, 45, of Maize, Kansas, was charged with felony counts of aggravated battery with strangulation and stalking, as well as misdemeanor counts of domestic battery. According to police, Durbin used a feature on the woman’s cell phone to find where she had gone, and threatened to stab her. Several knives were found in Durbin’s car. He is due in court July 25.
Street robbery: A woman told police she was robbed by three men while walking in an alley in the 200 block of Natiional Street at about 5:30 p.m. Monday. Stolen were $450 cash plus a Gucci purse and wallet, and her ID documents.
Drug dealing charged: Police said Nathan Etzel, 26, of Chicaho was charged with possession and delivery of marijuana after officers watching the JJ Pepper’s store at 10 S. State St. at about 11 p.m. Tuesday thought they saw him selling drugs. He drove away and was stopped for several traffic offenses. Five bags of marijuana were found in his possession.