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Elginite faces unlawful restraint, assault, battery charges

Updated: October 29, 2011 12:44AM


Restraint, assault, etc.: Daniel L. Anderson, 20, of the 900 block of Forest Drive, Elgin, was charged with Class 4 felony counts of unlawful restraint, reckless conduct and aggravated assault to a police officer, and misdemeanor counts of domestic battery, interfering with reporting of domestic battery, and obstructing a police officer following his arrest Friday in Elgin. He was given a July 26 court date, and bail was set at $75,000.

Aggravated DUI: Benjamin Ramirez-Nicanor, 25, of the 400 block of Bowen Court, Elgin, was charged with two felony counts of aggravated driving under the influence and misdemeanor counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving damage and driving while license revoked following his arrest Sunday in Elgin. According to police, he failed to stop after being involved in a traffic accident on May Street near South Liberty Street. Bail was set at $75,000, and he was given a July 28 court date.

Hawk hit: It is not uncommon for Fox Valley drivers to run into white-tailed deer. But, according to a police accident report, a red-tailed hawk was injured Sunday morning when its flight path intersected the roadway path of a Jeep traveling along Weld Road near South Airlite Street. The driver, 23-year-old Lawrence B. Johnson, was not charged with any traffic violations. Police said an animal-welfare volunteer took the injured bird to a wildlife sanctuary.

Vehicle thefts: Rickey D. Woods, 27, of Chicago was charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, all Class 2 felonies, two counts of criminal damage to property, a Class 4 felony, and a misdemeanor count of obstructing identification following his arrest Sunday in Elgin. According to police, he was found in possession of an Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight and a Buick Century, both of which were reported stolen; that he entered cars in the 100 block of Henry Street and the 200 block of Douglas Avenue to commit thefts; and that he damaged the steering columns on the two stolen vehicles. Police said he also gave a false name when arrested. Bail was set at $150,000, and he was given a July 26 court date.

False name: Juan Esparza-Regalado, 21, of the 600 block of Raymond Street, Elgin, was charged with obstructing an officer after he allegedly gave a false name and birth date to a policeman who stopped him near Raymond and May streets about 12:10 a.m. Monday. The officer said he had seen Esparza and several young women crossing the street on foot and he noticed Esparza was carrying an open beer bottle. The officer said he called Esparza over to warn him that it is illegal to have open liquor on a public street. The officer said Esparza gave him a false name because Esparza knew there was a warrant out for his arrest for failing to appear in court to face a charge of driving without a license in January. Esparza was released on $150 bond pending a new court date of Aug. 5.

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