Ÿ George C. Emery, a 71-year-old Elgin man, was found dead in his apartment at about 2 p.m. Sept. 19 on the 800 block of Bode Road, according to police reports. There was no evidence of foul play and the man was found in his bed, reports said. His body could have been there up to a week after his death as the most recent mail in the apartment was postmarked Sept. 11, reports said.
Ÿ Employees at a T-Mobile store were victims of an armed robbery at 1 p.m. Sept 20, according to police reports. A man entered the store at 273 S. Randall Road and asked about a Samsung Galaxy phone before pulling out a pistol on an employee, reports said. The man hit the employee’s personal cellphone out of his hand with the gun and then demanded he load a black duffel bag with approximately 100 cellphones and cash, reports said. The man then told two store employees to tie themselves together and wait in the storage room while he left, reports said.
Ÿ Deonte Sims, 20, of the 1000 block of Todd Farm Drive, was charged with home invasion causing injury, the most serious class felony, after being arrested shortly after 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at an apartment in the same block as his own, according to police reports. Sims was asked to leave the apartment but forced his way back in and beat up one of the people there, reports said. Sims is in custody at the Kane County jail with bail set at $200,000. His next court date is Oct. 4 in St. Charles.
Ÿ Damian A. Franco, 22, of the 600 block of Grace Street in Elgin, appeared in bond court Monday on felony charges of aggravated battery and mob action after his arrest Sunday, according to court documents. Bail was set at $75,000 in the case, in which Franco is charged with stabbing a 21-year-old in the chest after a fight that ended on the 0-100 block of South State Street but started around 11 p.m. on the 0-100 block of North Spring Street before police broke up the crowd, reports said. Franco must pay 10 percent of his bail amount to be released before his next court date, scheduled for Oct. 4 in St. Charles.
Ÿ An Elgin man was robbed by three other men who hit him in the head with a small baseball bat and took prescription pain medication from his backpack at about 1:30 p.m. Sept. 11 near the intersection of Orange and State streets, according to police reports.
Ÿ Jewelry, cash, laptops, a phone and several Apple products were among the items stolen in a burglary sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. Sept. 12 on the 400 block of Harrison Street, according to police reports. A first-floor window was broken to gain entry to the house, reports said.
Ÿ A digital camera, iPad and jewelry were among the items stolen in a burglary sometime between 7 and 11:30 p.m. Sept. 14 on the 3000 block of Cranston Avenue, according to police reports. The entire house was ransacked in the break-in and a basement window was broken to gain entry inside, reports said.
Ÿ A $20 bill, 30 CDs and a bottle of prescription pain medication were stolen sometime between 8 a.m. and noon from an open convertible on the 1900 block of Matthew Court, according to police reports.
Ÿ A 16-year-old Elgin girl was arrested and later charged with retail theft after trying to leave Meijer without paying for $134 worth of merchandise just before 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at the store at 815 Randall Road, according to police reports. The juvenile is charged with stealing food, clothing, books and other products, reports said.
Ÿ A 17-year-old juvenile and Adriana Pineda, 19, both of Elgin, were arrested and later charged with retail theft after trying to leave Wal-Mart without paying for assorted beauty products at about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the 1100 Randall Road store, according to police reports. Pineda was charged with taking $199 worth of merchandise and her friend was charged with taking $69 worth. The juvenile was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia because officers found a glass smoking pipe in her purse, reports said. Pineda was given a court date of Oct. 5 in Elgin and the juvenile was released to her mother.
Ÿ A banjo and its carrying case where stolen sometime between 6:20 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. Sept. 17 in a burglary to an apartment on the 1000 block of Todd Farm Drive, according to police reports. A window air conditioning unit seemed to be moved to gain entry into the apartment, reports said.
Ÿ An Elgin man reported unlawful use of his credit card Sept. 17 after noticing three computer purchases at the end of August totaling $4,458, according to police reports. The man said the last time he used that particular credit card was in 2010, reports said.
Ÿ Teriesa Greene, 42, of the 300 block of Dean Street in Woodstock, was arrested and later charged with theft, a misdemeanor, after being identified in surveillance videos with a purse reported stolen Sept. 21 at the McHenry County Government Center, according to officials. The purse was found in a trash can at a local restaurant and a wallet from the purse was found in Greene’s home, officials said. Green is due in court Oct. 12.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.