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HUNTLEY — A man was shot and killed in Huntley Monday evening after getting into an argument with his brother, police said. About 5:10 p.m., a woman called police to a home in the 11400 block of Morning Glory Lane saying she’d been shot, Huntley police said in a statement. A preliminary investigation suggests the woman’s two sons — 48-year-old Robert Grundei and his 50-year-old brother — were arguing when someone pulled out a gun, police said. The woman had the gun in her possession when police arrived and had a graze wound to her head, police said. Grundei was … ]]> Tue, 27 May 2014 09:09:56 -0500 http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27699880-418/police-three-shot-one-fatally-in-huntley.html http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27699880-418/police-three-shot-one-fatally-in-huntley.html <![CDATA[ Police say undercover cop thought he was buying crack cocaine from Elgin man but got empty wrapper instead ]]>

A man who sold police what he said was crack cocaine, but actually gave officers an empty wrapper, is facing charges of theft by deception as well as drug charges. William M. Culley, 34, of the 400 block of Elm Street, Elgin, was charged with a Class 2 felony count of attempted delivery of a controlled substance, accused of promising to sell cocaine to an undercover officer within 1,000 feet of a school, as well as a Class 3 felony count of attempted delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 4 count of possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanor … ]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 02:32:12 -0500 http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/28000857-418/police-say-undercover-cop-thought-he-was-buying-crack-cocaine-from-elgin-man-but-got.html http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/28000857-418/police-say-undercover-cop-thought-he-was-buying-crack-cocaine-from-elgin-man-but-got.html <![CDATA[ Man charged with burglarizing car in Elgin ]]> Lead story image

A west suburban man is charged with burglarizing a car Monday in Elgin. Deandre Davis, 20, of the 100 block of Lake Ridge in Glendale Heights, is charged with felony burglary, Elgin police said in a release. About 10 a.m., a police officer allegedly saw Davis enter and leave a parked car near Riverside Drive and Prairie Street, then throw some items into a nearby trash can, police said. Davis allegedly ran after seeing the officer, but was arrested, police said. Authorities later learned the items thrown into the trash can had been taken from the car without the owner’s … ]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:06:01 -0500 http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/28000347-418/man-charged-with-burglarizing-car-in-elgin.html http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/28000347-418/man-charged-with-burglarizing-car-in-elgin.html <![CDATA[ Lyric Opera stagehands intervene in real-life drama: a tourist under attack ]]> Lead story image

Lyric Opera of Chicago stagehands found themselves in the middle of some real-life drama just outside their doors last month when they came to the aid of a tourist being pummeled in broad daylight. ]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 02:32:25 -0500 http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27979231-418/lyric-opera-stagehands-intervene-in-real-life-drama-a-tourist-under-attack.html http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27979231-418/lyric-opera-stagehands-intervene-in-real-life-drama-a-tourist-under-attack.html <![CDATA[ Cops: Man who had been asked to leave house party spits at officer ]]>

Justin Serences, 18, of Chicago, was charged with a Class 2 felony count of aggravated battery to a police officer, accused of spitting in the officer’s face; and a misdemeanor account of obstructing a police officer following an incident Sunday. According to police, officers responded to a house party Sunday at a home that was supposed to be empty. Serences came up to officers who were attempting to clear the scene, police said, and became belligerent and fought with officers when asked to leave. As he was being placed in a squad car for resisting the officer, he is accused … ]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 02:23:46 -0500 http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27977074-418/cops-man-who-had-been-asked-to-leave-house-party-spits-at-officer.html http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27977074-418/cops-man-who-had-been-asked-to-leave-house-party-spits-at-officer.html <![CDATA[ Man, 87, golfing in Elgin’s Wing Park, is attacked by three teens ]]>

ELGIN — An 87-year-old man was practicing golf near the baseball fields in Wing Park when he was attacked by three teenage male teens, according to Elgin police. According to a police department release, the teens struck the victim in the head and face with the golf clubs. The victim was able to get in his car and drive a short distance from the offenders, police said, and the teens fled with the golf clubs. The victim was treated for his injuries at the scene. The teens were located in the area of Clifford Court by patrol officers, police said. … ]]> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 02:25:36 -0500 http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27945873-418/man-87-golfing-in-elgins-wing-park-is-attacked-by-three-teens.html http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27945873-418/man-87-golfing-in-elgins-wing-park-is-attacked-by-three-teens.html <![CDATA[ Elgin motorist faces felony charges in connection with crash involving child ]]>

An Elgin man was charged with felony counts of failure to report an accident with injuries and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury following a crash at about 6:15 p.m. Thursday. Stephen L. Vaughn, 24, of the 300 block of Washburn Avenue, Elgin, was arrested when he turned himself in at the Elgin Police Department later that evening. According to police, officers were called to South Channing and Laurel Street for the report of a vehicle, described as a silver Volvo SUV which had hit a child on a bicycle. The driver fled the scene, dragging the … ]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 02:38:23 -0500 http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27917857-418/elgin-motorist-faces-felony-charges-in-connection-with-crash-involving-child.html http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27917857-418/elgin-motorist-faces-felony-charges-in-connection-with-crash-involving-child.html <![CDATA[ Police: Victim suffers broken nose, lacerated thumb after beating ]]>

An Elgin man ran across the street to attack another man walking in the area of Raymond and National Street Thursday morning, biting and striking the victim for no apparent reason, police said. Bail was set at $75,000 Friday for Tyler E. Conley, 31, of the 300 block of Watch Court. He has been charged with a Class 3 felony count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and resisting a police officer for the attack. According to police, the victim was left with a severe laceration to a thumb — bit by Conley during the attack — a broken … ]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 02:38:13 -0500 http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27913874-418/police-victim-suffers-broken-nose-lacerated-thumb-after-beating.html http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27913874-418/police-victim-suffers-broken-nose-lacerated-thumb-after-beating.html <![CDATA[ Chicago man is accused of making false 911 call in Elgin ]]>

Elgin Henry L. Fifer Jr., 25, of Chicago was charged with a Class 4 felony count of disorderly conduct for making a false 911 call on Monday, police said. According to police, officers were called to North Spring Street about 3 a.m. on a report of men walking in the middle of the street. Fifer and two other men were ticketed for pedestrian walking on a highway, police said. At 3:54 a.m., police were called on a report on five people fighting, one with a knife, at Spring and Jefferson streets. When police arrived, no fight was found, but officers … ]]> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 02:32:58 -0500 http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27897645-418/chicago-man-is-accused-of-making-false-911-call-in-elgin.html http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27897645-418/chicago-man-is-accused-of-making-false-911-call-in-elgin.html <![CDATA[ Elgin man charged with trespass after door broken down ]]>

Elgin Bradley S. Pace, 24, of the 300 block of North Crystal Street, Elgin, was charged with a Class 4 felony count of trespass to a residence after being accused of entering a Crystal Street apartment Sunday, and misdemeanor battery. According to police, he is accused of breaking down the door to an apartment to confront people inside. Bail was set at $35,000, and he was given a June 11 court date. Geneva An Elgin woman was injured when she was struck by a car while attempting walk across West State at the Third Street intersection in downtown Geneva, police … ]]> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:04:01 -0500 http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27846185-418/elgin-man-charged-with-trespass-after-door-broken-down.html http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27846185-418/elgin-man-charged-with-trespass-after-door-broken-down.html <![CDATA[ Cops: 2 men burglarize apartment laundry room in Elgin ]]>

Bail was set at $150,000 each for two men accused of vandalizing and burglarizing the laundry room of an apartment building. Carlton Montgomery, 22, of Chicago, and Daroricius Lee, 21, of the 200 block of Locus Street, Elgin, were charged with Class 1 felony counts of residential burglary. According to police, officers were called at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday to an apartment building at 55 Park Row, Elgin, when residents could hear banging noises coming from the basement. One of the building residents told police he found the two tipping over a washing machine and taking quarters out of its cash … ]]> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 02:42:58 -0500 http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27774510-418/cops-2-men-burglarize-apartment-laundry-room-in-elgin.html http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27774510-418/cops-2-men-burglarize-apartment-laundry-room-in-elgin.html <![CDATA[ Digital speed display sign stolen in Elgin ]]>

A digital speed display sign owned by the city of Elgin and installed on Monday evening was stolen within an hour, police said. According to police, the speed sign was installed on a city pole at about 8:45 p.m. on the 500 block of Raymond Street. At 9:30 p.m., the sign’s internal reporting system sent an email to the city employee who hung the sign, indicating it had suffered a “serious impact.” The sign was gone when the city employee returned to check on it. The sign does have GPS and photo capabilities and investigators are using the information to … ]]> Thu, 29 May 2014 01:00:01 -0500 http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27741479-418/digital-speed-display-sign-stolen-in-elgin.html http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27741479-418/digital-speed-display-sign-stolen-in-elgin.html <![CDATA[ Digital speed display sign stolen in Elgin ]]>

A digital speed display sign owned by the city of Elgin and installed on Monday evening was stolen within an hour, police said. According to police, the speed sign was installed on a city pole at about 8:45 p.m. on the 500 block of Raymond Street. At 9:30 p.m., the sign’s internal reporting system sent an email to the city employee who hung the sign, indicating it had suffered a “serious impact.” The sign was gone when the city employee returned to check on it. The sign does have GPS and photo capabilities and investigators are using the information to … ]]> Thu, 29 May 2014 02:34:09 -0500 http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27732167-418/digital-speed-display-sign-stolen-in-elgin.html http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27732167-418/digital-speed-display-sign-stolen-in-elgin.html <![CDATA[ Man who hosted party prior to fatal crash charged ]]>

Charges have been filed against a 25-year-old man who deputies said provided alcohol at an underage drinking party that ended in a fatal crash. DeKalb County sheriff’s deputies said Derrick Buttrum of rural Hampshire held an underage drinking party at his home on the evening of April 11, where he provided alcohol to 20-year-old Tiffany Taylor. During the early morning hours of April 12, Taylor, of DeKalb, left the party in a vehicle driven by her brother, Tyrus Taylor, 19. Around 3:39 a.m., Tyrus Taylor lost control of his vehicle near Plank Road and Moose Range Road in DeKalb County, … ]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 02:31:03 -0500 http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27710524-418/man-who-hosted-party-prior-to-fatal-crash-charged.html http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27710524-418/man-who-hosted-party-prior-to-fatal-crash-charged.html <![CDATA[ Three Huntley family members shot, one fatally, in argument ]]>

HUNTLEY — A man was shot and killed in Huntley on Monday evening after getting in to an argument with his brother, police said. About 5:10 p.m., a woman later identified as Alyce Grundei, 81, called police to a home in the 11400 block of Morning Glory Lane and said she had been shot, police said in a statement. A preliminary investigation indicated that the woman’s two sons ­— Robert Grundei, 48, and his 50-year-old brother Mark Grundei — were arguing when someone pulled out a gun, police said. The woman had the gun in her possession when police arrived … ]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 02:35:02 -0500 http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27704757-418/three-huntley-family-members-shot-one-fatally-in-argument.html http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27704757-418/three-huntley-family-members-shot-one-fatally-in-argument.html <![CDATA[ Cops: Elgin man’s car goes into house as he flees police ]]>

Victor Huerta, 53, of the 600 block of Dixon Avenue, Elgin, was charged with three Class 4 felony counts of aggravated fleeing or eluding a police officer and aggravated concealed or altered registration plate following his arrest Saturday. According to Elgin police, an officer saw Huerta’s vehicle traveling on Watch Street with no rear registration plate at about 6:30 p.m. When the officer attempted to pull Huerta over, police said, he began to speed away. Huerta lost control of the vehicle and struck the front of a house, damaging the house, grass and a bush, police said. A passenger fled … ]]> Tue, 20 May 2014 12:10:17 -0500 http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27548840-418/cops-elgin-mans-car-goes-into-house-as-he-flees-police.html http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/crime/27548840-418/cops-elgin-mans-car-goes-into-house-as-he-flees-police.html