• Alex S. Barrera, 26, of the 1500 block of Dundee Avenue, Elgin, appeared in bond court Monday on felony charges of aggravated battery to a police officer, disorderly conduct and damage to government property, according to court documents. Barrera was arrested shortly after midnight Monday on charges he was smashing landscape pavers from Carleton Rogers Park onto the sidewalk after falsely telling police two people nearby threatened him with a gun, reports said. While in police custody he punched an officer in the groin, reports said. Bail was set at $50,000, of which Barrera must pay 10 percent to be released before his next court date, scheduled for Nov. 2 in St. Charles.
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• Bianca P. Butler, 23, of the 1200 block of Fleetwood Drive, Elgin, and Chevaneese M. Turner, 29, of the 300 block of South Clifton Avenue, Elgin, appeared in bond court Monday on felony theft charges for under-ringing merchandise as cashiers at Burlington Coat Factory, 250 S. Randall Road, according to court documents. The women were arrested Sunday after thefts in August that totaled almost $500, according to police reports. Bail was set at $25,000 for both Butler and Turner. They are both due in court Nov. 21 in St. Charles.