• Jesus E. Solano, 21, of the 100 block of North Porter Street, appeared in bond court Thursday on charges of possession of cocaine with the intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of Ellis Middle School, possession with the intent to deliver and possession of cocaine, all felonies, according to court documents. Solano was arrested after a tip to police that he would be in possession of the drugs shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday near Levine Court and Healy Avenue. Officers found about 7 grams of the drug in his pockets as well as a digital scale in his vehicle, reports said. Bail was set at $200,000, of which Solano must pay 10 percent to be released before his next court date, scheduled Dec. 13 in St. Charles.
• Dekali O. Gordon, 20, of the 5000 block of West Washington Boulevard in Chicago, appeared in bond court Wednesday on felony charges of aggravated battery and retail theft as well as four misdemeanor charges of retail theft, according to court documents. Gordon was charged primarily with stealing baby formula and diapers multiple times in October and November from Target, 300 S. Randall Road, and also for pushing and punching a security person who tried to stop him, according to police reports and court documents. Bail was set at $25,000, of which Gordon must pay 10 percent to be released before his next court date, scheduled Dec. 12 in St. Charles.
• Four PlayStation game systems, three televisions, one laptop and one desktop computer, a Blu-ray player, a camera and carrying case and miscellaneous jewelry were stolen sometime between 1 p.m. Nov. 22 and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 23 from a home in the 300 block of West Chicago Street, according to police reports.
• Two televisions, two large speakers, a stereo receiver, speaker cables, a watch, a camera and alcohol were stolen sometime between 2:30 and 10:30 p.m. Nov. 22 from a home in the 1200 block of Iroquois Drive, according to police reports. The homeowner believed someone tried to break into the residence earlier in the week but did not call police.
• A flat-screen television was stolen sometime between 7:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Nov. 14 from a home in the 1300 block of Kaskaskia Avenue, according to police reports.
• Elgin police responded to a small fire shortly before 7 p.m. Nov. 19 on the playground of McKinley Elementary School, 258 Lovell St., according to a police report. Firefighters put the fire out with a fire extinguisher and no one was hurt. No arson charges were filed at the time of the report.
• The door jam was damaged and the front door lock was broken in a burglary sometime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the 100 block of Stonehurst Drive, according to police reports, but nothing appeared stolen from the house.
• Nicholas Garza, 30, of the 200 block of North Aldine Street in Elgin, was arrested Nov. 22 on charges of public drunkenness, according to a police report. An officer observed Garza challenging a group of people to a fight. In interviewing Garza, the officer noted he appeared intoxicated with slurred speech, glassy eyes and the smell of alcohol on his breath. The officer issued Garza a citation and let him be escorted away from the scene by friends.
• Richard Vallejo, 45, of the 200 block of Longview Drive in Elgin was charged Sunday with urinating in public, according to a police report. An officer observed Vallejo standing next to a fenced Dumpster behind a downtown tavern and urinating on a fence. The report states Vallejo apologized to the officer while explaining all the restrooms inside the tavern were full. Vallejo then told the officer he was a fireman and that his public urination was no big deal, the report states. The officer told Vallejo it was a big deal and asked for his identification. Vallejo offered his fire department ID, which the officer rejected. The officer then issued Vallejo a citation. Vallejo told the officer he was going to get the ticket "taken care of," the report states.
• A 55-inch television and Blu-ray player were reported stolen at 9:49 p.m. Nov. 19 from a residence in the 100 block of Sunset Drive near Carpentersville, according to a sheriff's report.
• A package containing a $510 Samsung Nexus cellphone was delivered to a home in the 7N200 block of Barb Hills Drive near St. Charles between noon and 12:30 p.m. Monday, but the homeowner didn't order it and suspects someone had it shipped to that address in an attempt to come back later and steal it, according to a sheriff's report.
• About $308 in unauthorized charges were made on a credit card belonging to a resident of the 36W800 block of Highland Avenue near Elgin between noon and 2:16 p.m. Monday, according to a sheriff's report.
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