Y Daniel Heath, 22, of the 2S100 block of Harter Road, Kaneville, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty at 6:49 p.m. Saturday, according to a sheriff's report. Authorities were called to the 2S100 block of Harter Road after a neighbor said Heath picked up a 10-week old puppy and slammed it on the ground. Heath said the puppy had soiled in the inside of his home and he was disciplining the dog. Heath also had an outstanding warrant for disorderly conduct from 2010.
Y Someone used a firecracker to blow up a mailbox in the 7N0-99 block of Stevens Road near St. Charles between 4 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. July 15, according to a sheriff's report.
Y A Caterpillar 727B construction scraper, valued at $25,000, was stolen between June 1 and Monday from the 12N700 block of U.S. Route 20 near Elgin, according to a sheriff's report.