Elgin-area Crime

Man gets 15 years for selling cocaine near Elgin park

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An Elgin man convicted of selling cocaine near a park in the city was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday. Samuel E. Span, 31, was convicted Feb. 28 of two counts unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office said …

St Charles massage parlor worker charged with prostitution

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A St. Charles woman working at a massage parlor was arrested on a prostitution charge Thursday. Chang-Li Wang, 47, of St. Charles was charged with misdemeanor counts of prostitution and violation of the massage licensing act, St. Charles police said in a statement. Authorities started …

After eluding cops, ex-Elginite gets 8 years for bar shooting

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A former Elgin man who was charged with a 2012 shooting outside a Bartlett bar, then eluded arrest for months before being arrested during a traffic stop in Missouri, has pleaded guilty to the crime. Reginald “Reggie” Myles, formerly of the 700 block of Grace …

2 dogs home during burglary

Two dogs that had been left uncrated while their owners were in Wisconsin apparently did not stop a burglar from taking electronics from an Elgin apartment, police said. The residents on the 400 block of Wellington Avenue told police they returned home about 6:30 p.m. …

Added charges in nursing home incident

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A grand jury this week added charges against a pair accused of abusing a 98-year-old nursing home resident in St. Charles and recording the incident, court documents show. Jacqueline Santos, 18, of South Elgin, and Chemyra Barnett, 18, of Elgin, were each charged last month …

School bus in crash near Bartlett

Emergency crews responded to a crash Wednesday afternoon near the border of Bartlett and Streamwood that involved a school bus and reportedly sent three people to an area hospital. The crash occurred sometime after 4 p.m. at the intersection of Lake Street and Monarch Drive, …

Elgin man accused of sex with teen

Carpentersville Jesus Machuca, 32, of the 1600 block of Maple Lane, Elgin, was charged with 10 Class 2 felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse to a victim over the age of 13 and less than 17. According to police, he is accused of having …

Truck is stuck in courtyard, towed

Police were called to the 900 block of Carriage Way after a pickup truck got stuck in the apartment building’s courtyard Wednesday afternoon. According to police, the truck’s driver was given permission by Blackhawk Apartment employees to pick up any scrap metal from a roofing …

Two Elgin residents are charged with mob action following Sunday fight

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Two men have been charged with felony mob action and other offenses after a verbal disagreement turned violent, police said. Edwin Y. Vega and Omar Monroy, both 21 and both of Elgin, appeared in bond call Monday morning in Elgin. Vega was also charged with …

Man accused of selling heroin to undercover cop

Andrew N. Rylko, 24, of the 41W700 block of Lenz Road, Burlington, was charged with a Class X felony count of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, heroin, as well as felony charges of the same after allegedly selling heroin to undercover officers on …

Cops: Elginite facing drug charge tries to blame his twin brother

Raul Tello, 23, of the 600 block of Keep Avenue, Elgin, was charged with misdemeanor counts of obstructing identification and possession of cannabis following a traffic stop early Tuesday morning in Elgin. According to police, Tello gave them an alternate name at the time of …

Electronics taken during Elgin burglary

Elgin TVs taken: Two TVs and a DVD player were reported taken from an apartment on the 1900 block of Mark Avenue on Wednesday, police said. The residents told police they returned home about 8:45 p.m. and found the front door lock broken and the …

Elgin man facing felony charges involving DUI

Elgin Felony DUI: Alfonso A. Garcia, 64, of the 1300 block of Getzelman Drive, Elgin, was charged with a Class 4 felony count of driving under the influence on a suspended or revoked license, and a misdemeanor count of DUI, second offense. He was pulled …

Firefighters rush to blaze, already extinguished

Hampshire Fire hits factory: The Hampshire Fire Department was summoned when a minor electrical fire broke out on the second floor of Elgiloy Specialty Metals Inc., at 1 Hauk Road, at 2:14 a.m. Wednesday. Deputy Fire Chief Trevor Herrmann said that by the time emergency …

Electronics taken from Elgin home

Elgin Burglary: Two TVs and a laptop computer were reported stolen Friday from an apartment in the 0-100 block of Longwood Place. The resident told police that the burglary must have occurred after 11 p.m. the previous night, when he left to be with his …