• Elizabeth Bialek, 34, of the 800 block of Duvall Drive in Woodstock, was arrested on a laundry list of charges late Sunday night, stemming from a case in which police say she had been driving her Toyota Corolla under the influence of drugs with her 6-year-old daughter in tow. Bialek was arrested in the 4000 block of West Algonquin Road and charged with endangering the life of a child and possession of hypodermic syringes. She was further cited for driving without a driver's license and valid insurance and for failing to secure her daughter in a car seat. Police say Bialek was showed signs of being under the influence of drugs because she was either sleeping or unconscious in her parked car at the time police arrived, Deputy Chief Ed Urban said. But Bialek ultimately refused a blood and urine test. She was unable to post the $500 needed to get out of jail and remained behind bars at the McHenry County jail on Monday. She is scheduled to appear in court May 2 for a bond hearing. The child, meanwhile was released to her stepfather, Urban said.
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• Adrian J. Ruiz-Reyes, 26, of the 600 block of Franklin Boulevard, Elgin, was arrested on charges of cocaine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia after a routine traffic stop Sunday afternoon, police said. The stop occurred because neither he, nor his passenger, were wearing seat belts, Sgt. Mike Doty said. Police smelled marijuana coming out of the car and during a search, found less than 15 grams of cocaine and a drug pipe used to smoke marijuana, Doty said. Ruiz-Reyes' bail was set at $10,000 Monday morning, which means he needs $1,000 to secure his release while his case is pending. He is due in court May 7 at the Kane County Judicial Center.
• Alan J. Schoeps, 19, of the 1400 block of Foxmoor Lane in Elgin, was charged with retail theft Friday, according to a police report. He is accused of taking a Quantum EXO Bait Cast reel March 24 from Gander Mountain, 2100 S. Randall Road.