• Alberto Prado, 18, of the 400 block of St. Charles Street, Elgin, and Adrian Carachure, 23, of the 500 block of Locust Street, Elgin, were charged in what police say was their role in a fight last Saturday that involved bottles and left two people bloody. Police say the pair confronted two people after they left a party on Mission Hills Drive and that a fight ensued. According to reports, one man was hit in the face with a bottle and required 22 stitches, while the man's sister was hit in the head with a bottle and needed 20 stitches. Prado and Carachure were each charged with four counts of aggravated battery and one court of mob action, a report said. Bail was set at $150,000 for each man and they need $15,000 to post if they want to leave jail while their case is pending. Both men are due in court Nov. 1 at the Kane County Judicial Center. Police reports did not indicate what prompted the fight.
• Lynette D. Montgomery, 47, of the 300 block of Kathleen Drive in Elgin, was accused Wednesday of slicing another woman's hands and neck with a knife, police said. According to reports, Montgomery knocked on a door in her house to look for the woman. When the woman walked outside, Montgomery attacked her by slicing her neck with a knife, police said. The woman also sustained defensive wounds to her hands, reports said. On Thursday, bail was set for Montgomery at $150,000, which means she needs to post $15,000 to get out of jail while her trial is pending. Her next court date is Nov. 2 at the Kane County Judicial Center. Police reports did not indicate the impetus for the attack.
• Thadeus Julian K. Cortez, 21, of the 500 block of Crystal Avenue in South Elgin, faced several drug charges Friday. Police say he intended to sell between 10 and 30 grams of marijuana. Cortez was charged with manufacture/delivery of marijuana, possession of marijuana and resisting or obstructing a police officer -- reports said Cortez initially ran away from police. His bail was set Friday morning at $40,000, which means he needs to post 10 percent to get out of jail while his case is pending. He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 9 at the Kane County Judicial Center.
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