• Amanda De La Pena, 34, of the first block of Geneva Street, Elgin, was arrested Sunday and charged with burglary and retail theft, both felonies, and obstructing identification and driving with a revoked license, both misdemeanors, according to police reports. She took an air conditioner from a Target store on Randall Road and drove away, reports said. Police pulled her car over and she gave the officer a false name, reports said. Bail was set at $50,000 for the felony charges, and $5,000 for the misdemeanor charges, of which De La Pena must pay 10 percent of both to be released before her next court date, scheduled for July 25 for her felony charges in St. Charles and July 26 for her misdemeanor charges in Elgin.
• Homero Menchaca, 26, of the 700 block of Jay Street, Elgin, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, no insurance and leaving the scene of an accident at 3:40 a.m. Sunday, according to police reports. Menchaca hit a car and fled the scene until he was identified by a witness and taken into custody, reports said. Menchaca registered a 0.213 percent blood alcohol content on a Breathalyzer test, reports said.
• Tameka Veal, 38, of the 500 block of Addison Street, Elgin, was arrested and charged with domestic battery July 11, according to police reports. When she was taken to jail, she required medical attention and was then transported to Provena St. Joseph Hospital, reports said. At the hospital, she fell from her gurney and intentionally scratched a man trying to help her, reports said. Veal was then charged with aggravated battery and moved to the psychiatric floor, reports said.
• John Gutierrez, 26, of the 200 block of Locust Street, Elgin, was arrested and charged with reckless conduct Friday, according to police reports. He posted a $150 cash bond and received a court date, scheduled for August 10 in Elgin.
• Roosevelt Williams, 36, of the 300 block of Kathleen Drive, Elgin, was arrested and charged with battery and resisting a police officer at 2:12 a.m. Sunday, according to police reports. Williams hit two officers and resisted arrest, reports said. He was unable to post bond and was held at Elgin Police Department jail to await a bond hearing. His court date is scheduled for Aug. 24 in Elgin.
• A Dumpster fire was extinguished at 6:27 p.m. Friday in a parking lot on the 100 block of South State Street, Elgin, according to police reports. Elgin Fire Department believed the fire was started by a cigarette.
• A burglar stole a green bike valued at $94.82 from a garage July 11 on Devonshire Circle, Elgin, according to police reports.
• A burglar stole various items from Style U2 Barber Shop on National Street, Elgin, between 8 p.m. July 11 and 10:19 a.m. July 12, according to police reports. The shop was missing $505 of hair cutting tools, a $2,000 plasma TV, $125 DVD player, $550 worth of Play Station and games, $500 worth of Wii system and games, a $150 fire safe and $5,000 cash, reports said.
• A burglar stole $2,500 worth of gold jewelry, a $35 safe, two birth certificates, a passport and other miscellaneous papers from a residence between 11:30 a.m. at 2:30 p.m. Friday on Kathleen Drive, Elgin, according to police reports.
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