Elgin-area Crime

Furniture stolen from Elgin home’s front porch

Two wicker chairs, a love seat and a coffee table were reported stolen Tuesday from the front porch of a home in the 200 block of Walnut Avenue, police said. The resident said she had last used the furniture on Sunday but was not sure …

No one inside car found in Fox River in Elgin

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ELGIN — A car found submerged in the Fox River on Tuesday morning turned out to have no one inside it, and the vehicle reportedly had been stolen the night before from an Elgin resident. The car was found submerged up to its rooftop in …

Woman treated for injuries, then charged with domestic battery

Police were called to a disturbance in the 700 block of Storm Dr. in West Dundee on April 11, where they transported Veronica Guijarro, 42, to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, police said. After being release from the hospital, police charged Guijarro with …

$5,000 damage in Hampshire garage fire

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The Hampshire Fire Department responded at 1:50 p.m. Sunday to a garage fire in the 1400 block of Hearthstone Drive, officials said. The fire was extinguished in 10 minutes and was contained to an outside wall of the garage. Damage was estimated at $5,000, …

Geneva woman dies in motorcycle crash near Elgin

PLATO TWP. — A Geneva woman was killed Saturday afternoon when her motorcycle went off the road west of Elgin on Route 20 near Switzer Road, officials from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office said. An initial investigation indicates that at about 3:10 p.m., Sharon Schultz, …

Elgin police probe drive-by shooting

ELGIN — Elgin police are looking for at least one person who they say shot at three others Saturday night. About 8:20 p.m., police responded to reports of shots fired in the 100 block of North Lyle Avenue, police said in a statement. Two juveniles …

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 …

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 …