• Devonte M. Eaton, 19, of the 1400 block of Meyer Street in Elgin, appeared in bond court on felony charges of violating an order of protection and cyberstalking, according to court documents. Eaton is charged with contacting friends and co-workers of an someone with an order of protection against him as well as creating a Facebook profile to send messages about the person, reports said. Eaton was not given bond and is due in court next on Oct. 31 in St. Charles.
Contact information ( * required )
• Lee A. Hernandez, 28, of the 600 block of Park Street in Elgin, appeared in bond court on a felony theft charge, according to court documents. Hernandez is charged with stealing a laptop and cellphone Oct. 15, documents said. Bail was set at $30,000, of which Hernandez must pay 10 percent to be released before his next court date, scheduled for Oct. 26 in St. Charles.
• Tanisha L. Farr, 38, of the 200 block of Michigan Street in Elgin, was arrested and later charged with endangering the health or life of a child, a felony offense because it was not her first such charge, according to police reports. On Oct. 14 officers responded to Michigan Street after calls about a 3-year-old in the street with only a diaper on, reports said. Farr said she left the sleeping toddler with other sleeping adults in the home but neighbors saw the child follow its mother out a short time later, crying and screaming for her, reports said.
• An Elgin woman paid more than $8,300 to a company in California between July 31 and Oct. 1 in an attempt to modify her home mortgage loan and has not heard from the company since the beginning of the month, according to police reports. The address for the company, US Certified, is for a Mail Center Plus store, reports said.
• Two backpack leaf blowers and a weed eater, valued at about $1,500, were stolen Oct. 8 from a business in the 800 block of Olive Street, according to police reports. Surveillance video shows someone entering the property at 11:21 p.m. and leaving shortly before midnight, reports said.
• A black nylon golf bag with 14 clubs, worth approximately $2,700, was stolen sometime between 1:15 and 10 a.m. Oct. 5 from a home on Wilcox Avenue, according to police reports. The owner of the clubs believed two women he brought home from a bar stole the clubs but they denied it, reports said.
• A 13-year-old Elgin boy was arrested at about 10:30 p.m. Oct. 7 and charged with burglary of a vehicle on Highbury Drive, according to police reports. Police responded to a call about a group of teens going through vehicles and an officer saw the 13-year-old going through a Jeep, later arresting him after a short foot chase, reports said. Nothing was stolen from the Jeep.
• Three rings, two watches, a necklace and CDs were stolen during a burglary sometime between 12:45 and 4:15 p.m. Oct. 9 in the 200 block of Porter Street, according to police reports. A lamp, a flower pot and several pictures were damaged as well, reports said. A couple of acquaintances were suspected in the burglary but no charges were filed at the time of the report.
• Two laptop computers, game systems and their games, $1,500 in cash, a digital camera, an iPod Touch, clothes, coins and jewelry were among the items stolen in a burglary sometime between 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Oct. 9 at a home in the 400 block of Aldine Avenue, according to police reports. The rear garage door was forced open during the burglary and the door frame was broken, reports said.
• A laptop, jewelry and $380 in cash were stolen sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 11 from a home in the 1200 block of Longford Circle, according to police reports. A sliding-glass door was damaged in the burglary, reports said.