Driver in hospital after pinned in Elgin crash
August 28, 2012 7:42PM
Updated: September 30, 2012 6:09AM
Rollover accident: A motorist was hospitalized following a rollover crash late Tuesday afternoon in the 1200 block of Larkin Avenue, Elgin fire officials said. Firefighters responded to a reported rollover accident shortly after 5 p.m. and found a minivan on its side with the driver pinned in the vehicle, according to a fire department release. A second vehicle involved in the crash was upright, authorities said. Two engine companies extricated the pinned driver by first stabilizing the van, then removing its roof. Paramedics transported the patient to a local hospital; a condition report was not immediately available Tuesday evening.
Attacked the cell: Police added charges after a man they had arrested under an outstanding warrant allegedly attacked his padded cell in the city jail at about 4:50 a.m. Tuesday. Officers reported that Jesse Williams, 24, of the 200 block of Henry Street, Elgin, tore off pieces of the padding and stuffed them into the cell’s floor drain. Williams was charged with felony criminal damage to state-supported property.
Theft from mother charged: William N. Frangos, 30, of Turtle Point Court, Elgin, was charged with misdemeanor theft Monday on a complaint from his mother, police said. The mother told police he stole jewelry from inside her locked bedroom last week. Investigators told a judge Monday that they believe he pawned the jewelry at a pawn shop in Roselle.
Algonquin woman injured: A 22-year-old Algonquin woman was airlifted to a local hospital after rolling her Jeep in Crystal Lake Monday afternoon. Emergency personnel responded at 4:36 p.m. to a crash on McHenry Avenue between Monterey and Dartmoor drives, and found a 2003 Jeep Liberty rolled over, according to a release from the Crystal Lake Police Department. The driver was airlifted to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge with injuries not deemed to be life-threatening, police said. According to reports, the woman was southbound on McHenry Avenue when her vehicle left the road, struck a mailbox and support post, then rolled onto its roof.
A mind of its own: A semitrailer truck with defective or improperly set brakes started rolling at about 4:50 a.m. Aug. 21 after its driver had left it parked at the Arrowhead truck stop along Route 20, according to a police report released this week. Police reported the driverless truck knocked down a tree and came to rest blocking Arrowhead Drive but did not injure anyone.
More paintballs: Another round of paintball vandalism hit Hampshire’s east side on the night of Aug. 17-18, police reported this week. Homeowners reported paintball attacks in the 300 block of Panama Avenue and the 200 block of White Oak Street. Seven homes also were targeted on the night of Aug. 6-7 by teenagers who apparently rang homes’ doorbells in the middle of the night, then fired orange paintballs at the homes’ siding and windows.
Too slow: A Beloit man stopped by Hampshire police for driving at a suspiciously slow speed along Route 20 at 3:16 a.m. Aug. 21 was found to be wanted on a warrant for his arrest from Boone County authorities, according to a report released this week. Police said they drove Herman A. Cordier, 59, to a store parking lot in Belvidere and turned him over to a Boone County sheriff’s deputy.
Crash at Brier Hill: The Hampshire Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle crash at Route 72 and Brier Hill Road at 11:53 p.m. Friday, officials have announced. One person was transported with minor injuries and two others were treated at the scene.