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posted: 3/3/2010 12:01 AM

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Elgin

• Artemio Guzman-Maya, 31, of the 200 block of South Channing Street, Elgin, was arrested and charged with possession of a fraudulent ID card after a traffic stop about 11:45 p.m. Monday at Villa and National streets, reports said.

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• Someone slashed four tires on a 1998 Ford Escort in the 100 block of Woodview Drive at about 1 a.m. Tuesday, reports said.

• Jesus Mendez-Garcia, 31, of the 200 block of Walnut Street, Elgin, was arrested and charged with retail theft at 3:26 p.m. Monday at Menard's, 825 S. Randall Road, reports said. Store security stopped Mendez-Garcia from stealing a package of AAA batteries and police discovered he had outstanding warrants for obstructing justice, aggravated battery and DUI, reports said. He is scheduled to appear in court March 26.

• A $750 gold bracelet with a 50-year Masonic Lodge pin attached to it was stolen between 3:50 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday from a townhouse in the 200 block of Jeffrey Street, reports said.

• Someone used a BB gun to shoot out the driver's side window on a box truck parked in the 1000 block of Randall Road between 5:30 p.m. Sunday and noon Monday, reports said.

• Reinaldo Acevedo, a homeless man living in Elgin, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance Sunday after police pulled him over during a traffic stop at 7:44 p.m. and found seven Xanax tablets on him that had not been prescribed to him, reports state. His bond was set at $15,000 and he is due in court March 9 at the Kane County Judicial Center.

Fox River Grove

• Three 40-inch flat screen televisions, valued at $2,300, were stolen Monday from Verizon Wireless in a "smash and grab" burglary, police said. According to a report, officers were dispatched to the store at 904 Northwest Highway at 10:59 a.m. in response to a burglar alarm. Officers discovered the store's front glass door was broken and that a rear door was open, police said. If you have any information about the case, call Fox River Grove police at (847) 639-2411 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 762-7867.

• Walter V. Weinert, 62, of Fox River Grove, turned himself in Monday on misdemeanor battery and resisting police charges stemming from a Feb. 11 incident in which he was accused of pushing a Fox River Grove sergeant in the 100 block of Gladys Avenue. The incident, police said, took place while officers were investigating the murder of a 52-year-old woman on that block, said Chief Ron Lukasik. Police said that Weinert, who lives a block away in the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue, refused to leave the crime scene after a sergeant told him repeatedly to do so and put a hand on Weinert's shoulder to escort him away, Lukasik said. Weinert then pushed the sergeant and tried resisting, Lukasik said. At that point, the sergeant and an officer from the McHenry County Sheriff's Office brought him to the ground and two officers from Cary helped handcuff him. He was detained and released that day, pending the charges, Lukasik said. On Monday, Weinert was released on his signature, with an April 6 court date in Woodstock.

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