• Two Elgin teenagers have been arrested for what police say was their role Thursday in stealing 1,660 pounds of steel from Amtec Precision Products, an Elgin business on the 1800 block of Holmes Road, reports said. Adarion A. Machone, 19, of the 0-99 block of Creekside Circle, and Leon A. Banks, 18, of the 1700 block of Devonshire Court, were each charged with theft, a report said. Banks faces an additional charge of possession of burglary tools -- reports said he had a wire cutter that he used to cut wire from a pallet that secured steel shelving. Reports said the steel was worth $830 and that the pair loaded it on a sled. Banks lives behind the business and police found the sled and piles of steel by the house, reports said. During a subsequent police interview, both teens admitted to taking the steel because they were short on cash, the report said Bail was set Friday morning at $15,000 for the pair, which means they need to post $1,500 if they want to get out of jail while their cases are pending. Both men are due in court on Nov. 16 at the Kane County Judicial Center.
• Three teenagers -- one from St. Charles, one from Crystal Lake and one from Roselle -- appeared in bond court Friday morning on a single count of burglary, court documents said. Those charged were: Ryan D. Boehler, 19, of the 500 block of Hampton Lane, Roselle; Malibu Barstow, 17, of the 600 block of South 3rd Street, St. Charles; and Devin J. Ortega-Flight, 19, of the 300 block of 2nd Court in Crystal Lake. According to police reports, on Sunday the teens burglarized an Elgin home on the 1100 block of Championship Drive while Boehler's mother and stepfather -- the homeowners -- were out of town. A safe, jewelry and a Sony PlayStation 3 system were among the items stolen, police said. Bail was set at $60,000 for Barstow and Ortega-Flight and at $45,000 for Boehler. All three are due in court Nov. 16 at the Kane County Judicial Center.
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