Ÿ Leon A.P. Banks, 18, of the 1700 block of Devonshire Court in Elgin, faced a pair of charges Friday morning, for a residential burglary that took place Thursday in the 0-99 block of North Lyle Avenue, according to court documents. Banks was charged with residential burglary and theft of less than $500, accused of stealing a laptop from the victim’s home. Banks faced an additional misdemeanor charge of theft by deception after police said he pawned the laptop at a local pawnshop and received $200. Banks’ bail was set at $55,000 and he needs $5,500 to get out of jail before his next court date on Feb. 1 at the Kane County Judicial Center. He could spend between four and 15 years in prison if found guilty of residential burglary.
Ÿ José L. Mendez-Zamudio, 17, of the 500 block of Spring Street in Aurora, was charged with retail theft Thursday after police said he stole more than $300 in merchandise from the Elgin Walmart in the 1100 block of South Randall Road, according to a police report. Mendez-Zamudio, who was charged as an adult, had his bail set at $15,000 and he needs $1,500 to get out of jail before his next court date on Feb. 1 at the Kane County Judicial Center. Retail theft is a Class 3 felony punishable by up to five years in prison.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.