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Four injured in 2 Hampshire crashes

Updated: October 7, 2012 7:56AM


Injuries from crash: The Hampshire Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday at Route 20 and Big Timber Road. One person was extricated and transported to Sherman Hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening injuries, Deputy Fire Chief Trevor Herrmann said, and a second person was treated at the scene.

Collision on Route 72: The Hampshire Fire Department responded to a crash involving a semitrailer truck and a van about 10:57 a.m. Tuesday on Route 72 east of Centennial Drive. Deputy Fire Chief Trevor Herrmann said one person was extricated and taken to Provena Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, while a second person was treated at the scene. Route 72 was closed for about an hour.

West Dundee

Leaving the scene, DUI: Tomas Meza-Ramirez, 38, of the 100 block of North Second Street, Cary, was charged with four felony counts of aggravated driving under the influence and misdemeanor counts of driving with a revoked license, leaving the scene of an accident, failing to give aid or information following an accident, and operating an uninsured vehicle following an arrest Tuesday. According to police, Ramirez, who had three previous DUI convictions, was driving a Ford F150 pickup truck when it collided with another vehicle at routes 31 and 72 in West Dundee. A judge set his bail Wednesday at $25,000, and he was given a Sept. 19 court date.


Appliances vanish with renter: A building owner on the 900 block of Hill Avenue reported to police the theft of appliances, including the refrigerator, stove and microwave, from the home he had been renting out. According to the owner, the tenant had moved out over the weekend and the owner believed she had taken the appliances with her. A power drill and routers were also taken from the basement, the owner told police.

Rims gone: Police were called to a home in the 0-100 block of National Street at about 11 p.m. Monday after residents said four rims and tires, valued at $2,200, were stolen from the property. According to the residents, they had been attempting to sell the rims in the front yard earlier that day. When no one offered to buy them, the owners placed the rims inside an unlocked door. One resident believes she saw a man climb onto the home’s roof, give signals to someone she couldn’t see, then run away right before she noticed the theft.

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