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Driver, passenger facing charges from traffic stop

Updated: May 1, 2013 3:17PM

A man and woman who share a Batavia apartment also share recent indictments in DuPage County stemming from a March traffic stop.

Illinois State Police arrested Zachary M. Stone, 25, and Danielle Martindale, 21, both of the 300 block of South Jefferson, on March 10 after a trooper stopped Stone’s vehicle for traveling 75 mph in a 55 mph zone on Interstate 88, according to court records.

Stone and Martindale were charged each with possession of heroin and possession of hypodermic syringes. In addition, Stone is accused of drunken driving and other traffic offenses. He remained in DuPage County Jail on $35,500 bail.

Martindale, who police said had concealed pills in her bra, is in jail on $15,000 bail. Both were indicted on March 26, records show.

Indictment: Man drove 103 mph to flee cops

A DuPage County grand jury recently indicted Rogelio Ybarra Jr., 26, of Batavia, on charges he tried to flee police in Lisle and Naperville on Valentine’s Day.

According to authorities, Ybarra drove a 2003 Honda Civic 103 mph in a 40 mph zone and disobeyed three sets of traffic signals while trying to get away from police around 2 a.m. Feb. 14. He is charged with two counts of aggravated fleeing to elude police and single counts of speeding and driving with a suspended license.

He was indicted on March 26. Jail records do not show Ybarra in custody. His bail had been set at $50,000, according to court documents.

Not guilty plea
in Aurora shooting

An 18-year-old Aurora woman has denied charges she shot a man and tried to steal his money during a January incident, according to court records.

Destiny Jones, of the 1200 block of Second Avenue, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to attempted murder and other charges tied to the Jan. 20 incident. Jones remains held in Kane County jail on $450,000 bail with a court appearance scheduled for May.

Still no word on report in murder case

For the second consecutive week, a hearing related to the fitness of murder suspect Delbert Cooper of Aurora was delayed because his attorney did not appear in court.

Cooper is charged with the December 2011 murder of Renee Perry inside her Second Avenue apartment in Aurora.

In December 2012, Cooper’s attorney, Herbert Hill, raised Cooper’s past issues with depression, as well as a previous suicide attempt, in requesting the evaluation to see if Cooper would be fit to stand trial and assist in his defense. Court records indicate Hill did not attend hearings on March 21 and March 27 due to what has been described as a personal matter. An April 10 hearing has been set to discuss the results of the evaluation, records show.

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