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St. Charles

• A man was taken to Delnor Hospital with a cut above an eye after a fight around 1:40 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of West Main Street. He also sustained a scraped and bruised jaw, a bruised right temple, and a deep scrape near his right hip. The victim said he and two friends were attacked by two men; a bouncer for the bar they had just left said the victim and his friends were provoking people in the bar.

• Joseph J. Deutsch, 25, of the 2000 block of Best Place, Aurora, was cited for public intoxication, at 2:08 a.m. Sunday, according to a police report. Police say they found him unconscious in the city hall north parking lot, 2 E. Main St.

• Two tires were slashed on a car between 10 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday in the 1800 block of South Tyler Road, police said.

• John David Thompson, 24, was charged with felony aggravated battery in a public way at 11:06 p.m. Aug. 31 in the 1400 block of Indiana Street, according to a police report. He is accused of pushing a man and a woman as they parked their cars and tried to enter their apartment, yelling at them that they "didn't belong here" and that he would kill them if they didn't leave, and throwing a rock at one of them. Police used a Taser to subdue him for arrest, said he was intoxicated, and that he told police he "gets hostile and violent" when drinking. Thompson lives in the 1600 block of Indiana Street.

• Taylor M. Gaytan, 23, of the 300 block of North First Street in Geneva, was cited for cruelty to an animal at 10:25 a.m. Aug. 31 in a parking lot in the 1100 block of Geneva Road, according to a police report. A postal carrier called police to report a puppy left alone in a car for at least 30 minutes, with two windows rolled down about an inch, in direct sunlight. A police officer reported seeing "a small pile of fur hanging from the driver's seat." The dog's cloth leash had become tangled between the front seat and the gear shifter. The officer forced his way into the car and removed the unresponsive puppy, who revived when given water by the postal carrier. Police say Gaytan told them she was visiting a friend, hadn't intended to leave the dog alone that long, and did not think it was that hot outside. Police say the ambient temperature was 96 degrees.

• David Charles Thompson, 48, of the 500 block of Post Road, was charged with reckless driving and failure to give information after a property-damage accident Sept. 1, according to a police report. He is accused of hitting three 8-inch-square wood posts at 10:18 p.m. Aug. 29 at the East Side Sports Complex, 3565 Legacy Blvd., shearing the 30-pound concrete-anchored posts and sending them flying about 30 feet.

• William J. Fenton, 32, of the 1000 block of Millview Drive in Batavia, and William E. Landrum, 35, of the 1900 block of Chase Lane in Aurora, were issued tickets for fighting, at 9:31 p.m. Sept. 1 in the 100 block of West Main Street, according to a police report. The two were fighting on the sidewalk in front of a bar, and one of them pushed the other into the street, in front of the squad car.

• A lock was shot off the northwest gate to the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, between 9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday, police said.

• Julie B. Welch, 48, of the 6N800 block of Greenlawn Avenue, St. Charles, and Ami N. Hampel, 29, of the 400 block of Cedar Avenue, St. Charles, were arrested and charged with retail theft at 7:28 p.m. Wednesday at Wal-Mart, 1509 Smith Road, police reports said. The pair tried to steal $82 worth of dog merchandise and hair products, police said.


• Graffiti was sprayed on a sidewalk in the 1000 block of Ford Street between 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday, police said.

• Between 1 and 8:30 p.m. Aug. 30, someone broke into the "Kaffe Stuga" building at Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive. They removed a case of bottled water, emptied and crushed the bottles, and left them about 500 feet away from the building, police said.


• A backpack containing two passports and a marriage license was stolen in the 0-99 block of Feece Drive, it was reported at 6:16 p.m. Thursday, police said.

• Two rear tires were flattened, and a window broken, on a vehicle in the 1000 block of East Wilson Street, it was reported at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

Kane County

• A Sony Vaio laptop was stolen between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 5 a.m. Wednesday from an unlocked 2010 Jeep Liberty in the 43W900 block of Nottingham Drive near Elburn, according to a sheriff's report.

• A bike, valued at $100, was stolen between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday from the 39W900 block of Red Gate Road near St. Charles, according to a sheriff's report.

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