• Three bullets struck an occupied home just after 1:30 a.m. Saturday on the 1100 block of Spruce Lane, according to police reports. No one was injured but the bullets damaged the front door, windows and living room wall, reports said. Residents do not know who could have fired at their home or why, reports said.
• Shots were fired at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday outside of a party on the 200 block of Hamilton Avenue, according to police reports. No one was injured by the shots, which witnesses told police came after several guests got into a gang-related argument, reports said.
• Chad D. Cramer, 20, of Elgin, and Thomas J. Mahoney, 18, of Elgin, were arrested after police were called to investigate a suspicious black Hummer parked shortly after midnight Friday on Otter Creek Lane, according to police reports. Cramer was charged with possession of 13 grams of marijuana and Mahoney was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a pipe, reports said. Both are due in court Nov. 9 in Elgin.
• An Elgin man's wallet was stolen when four men attacked him at about 10:40 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Chicago Street and Poplar Creek Drive, according to police reports. The man said the offenders stopped in a vehicle and asked if he needed help, then asked him for money before starting to punch and kick him, reports said. A nearby driver honked at the men, who dispersed, and the victim was taken to Provena St. Joseph Hospital by paramedics, reports said.
• An Elgin woman's purse was stolen from Walmart sometime between 11:30 and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the 1100 S. Randall Road store, according to police reports. The purse had $100 in cash and miscellaneous cards and paperwork, including a debit card that was used at Walmart for a $158 transaction, reports said. The woman canceled the card and the purse was found with the help of surveillance video, reports said.
• A laptop, flashlight and three hooded sweatshirts were stolen sometime between 6 and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 25 from a home on the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue, according to police reports. There were no signs of forced entry on the home, which also had been burglarized in the past, reports said.
Fox River Grove
• The Fox River Grove Police Department is reporting that on Tuesday morning, a resident received a phone call from a man named Mike, who claimed he represented the police department and was seeking money on its behalf. Police Chief Ron Luksik is reminding the community that the department never solicits money from the community. If you receive a similar phone call, don't give the caller any personal information and be sure to report it to the police department.
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