• Tina M. Vasquez, 44, of Elgin, appeared in bond court Wednesday on charges of delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance, both felonies, according to court documents. Vasquez was the passenger in a vehicle driven by Brett E. Terwilliger, 46, of the 300 block of Fountain Avenue in Elgin, and both were pulled over at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 600 block of Villa Street, according to police reports. Terwilliger also appeared in bond court Wednesday, charged with possession of a controlled substance, court documents said. Terwilliger told police he paid Vasquez to buy him crack cocaine, which she had done before police stopped the vehicle, reports said. Bail for Vasquez was set at $100,000, of which she must pay 10 percent to be released before her next court date, scheduled for Nov. 21 in St. Charles. Bail for Terwilliger was set at $15,000, of which he must pay the same portion to be released before his Nov. 28 court date in St. Charles.
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• Jewelry, tools and coins were among the items stolen in a burglary sometime between 6 and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2 from a home on the 300 block of Silver Street, according to police reports. Officers were unable to collect evidence from the house because it was cluttered to the extent they had to notify the city's code department, reports said.
• An iPad 2, shoes, a Nintendo handheld game system, a cellphone and dozens of DVDs were stolen sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 2 from an apartment on the 300 block of Percy Street, according to police reports. The front door was broken before the burglary and allowed unchecked access to the home, reports said.
• Lemont D. Span, 21, of Elgin, was arrested and later charged with possession of marijuana after police stopped him with a group of people standing in a parking lot just after 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 on 1500 block of Meyer Street, according to police reports. Span was found with 8 grams of marijuana, reports said. He is due in Elgin court Dec. 14.
• Mark Zilske, 37, of Elgin, was arrested and later charged with possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at 1 a.m. Nov. 4 near the intersection of Saint Charles Street and Regent Street, according to police reports. Zilske told officers he had purchased five small bags of the drug shortly before the stop, reports said. He is due in court Nov. 30 in Elgin.
• An Elgin woman was scammed by an agency claiming she won $75,000 in October but just had to pay $1,920 for a tax clearance fee, according to police reports. The woman got a fraudulent check in the mail for $3,650 and used it to open two new bank accounts, transferring $1,028 to a man she spoke to by phone about the prize money, reports said. None of the transactions when through.
• Someone reported being pulled over by a dark-colored car that turned on what appeared to be red and blue visor flashing lights at about 9:40 p.m. Monday evening on Walkup Road near Prairie Ridge High School in unincorporated McHenry County. The car had been following closely the victim's car, and was attempting to pass it in a no-passing zone. After both vehicles pulled over, the male driver, who wore regular clothes and had no badge or ID, approached the victim's vehicle and yelled at the victim. He then drove off without identifying himself or the agency he represented. The vehicle had no distinguishing markings to identify a police agency and had Illinois passenger plates. Sheriff's deputies were unable to locate the vehicle or its driver.
• Marques A. Pinkston, 29, of the 60 block of Silver Creek Road, Woodstock, was charged with driving under the influence and failure to reduce speed after a rollover crash at about 3 a.m. Friday at Route 31 and Miller Road near West Dundee, according to a sheriff's report. Pinkston sustained minor injuries in the crash, reports said.
• A scissor lift was reported stolen by a business on Route 25 near East Dundee on Tuesday, according to a sheriff's report. A company rented the lift and paid in cash for a 30-day rental but never returned it, the report said.