• Willie Cooks, 31, of Elgin, was arrested and later charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony, after a traffic stop just after 1 a.m. Oct. 31 on Route 20 near State Street, according to police reports. Cooks was pulled over for speeding and officers found him with 6 grams of cocaine, which he told police was his cousin's, reports said. He was also cited for speeding, driving without insurance and driving with an expired license and is due in court on Nov. 21 in Elgin.
• An Elgin woman woke to find two male intruders, one an acquaintance, in her home at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the 600 block of Liberty Street, according to police reports. Both men ran out of the house when they saw she was home, reports said, and nothing appeared to be stolen.
• An Elgin High School student was threatened by five other young men just before 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31 near the intersection of Villa and Prairie streets, according to police reports. The young men took his cellphone and ran away, reports said.
• A man was taken to Provena St. Joseph Hospital with a head injury and a cut above his left eye after being robbed at about 1 a.m. Oct. 29 in Clocktower Plaza, according to police reports. Two men and a woman approached the man and asked for $5 while he was walking from one bar to another, reports said. He tried to give them the money but the two men started punching him, took his $5 and ran away, reports said.
• Two watches, valued at $500 each, two diamond rings, a PlayStation game console with its controllers and 10 games and miscellaneous paperwork was stolen sometime between 7 p.m. Oct. 28 and 12:40 p.m. Oct. 29 from a home in the 1100 block of Championship Drive, according to police reports.
• The windshield of a 2001 Chevy Impala was shattered sometime between 4:30 and 9:45 p.m. Oct. 27 while it was parked in the 200 block of South Randall Road, according to police reports. A purse and baby blanket were stolen but a wallet and iPod were left behind, reports said.
• On Friday, a 92-year-old woman living in the 12400 block of Regency Square Parkway told police that $2,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from her apartment, according to reports. The address is in an assisted living facility. The woman was hospitalized for several weeks and finally went home Friday, Deputy Police Chief Michael Klunk said. That was when she noticed the items were missing, he said.
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