• Daniel Ontiveros, 49, of the 1600 block of Mark Avenue, was charged Tuesday with armed robbery after the clerk at a gas station on the 1500 block of Big Timber Road was robbed at knife point at about 4 a.m. April 14, police said. The offender took $200 to $300 in cash. A police officer identified Ontiveros via surveillance video.
• Jose R. Charles Jr., 19, of the 600 block of Forest Avenue, was arrested Tuesday at Villa and Peck streets during a drug investigation that included a search of his home, and charged with two counts of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, possession of cannabis, possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of a firearm without a FOID card, according to a police report. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance in relation to an incident that took place Jan. 10, when two plastic bags containing heroin were found in his locker at Gifford Street High School, according to another police report. Charles said he thought the substance was OxyContin. He was charged with that crime after the Illinois State Police lab analyzed the substance and determined it was heroin.
• Patrick A. Carter, 45, of the 1900 block of Matthew Court, Elgin, was arrested April 18 on the 100 block of South Geneva Street, and charged with unlawful vehicular invasion, resisting/obstructing a peace officer causing bodily injury, two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of domestic violence, according to a police report. Witnesses told police that Carter ran up to a parked car and started punching an individual inside the car. Carter also resisted arrest, police said.
• Samer Abraham, 37, of the 100 block of North Geneva Street, Elgin, was arrested Sunday and charged with theft of labor or services after he was failed to pay a $12 taxi fare, according to a police report.
• Melissa M. Torres, 31, of the 1200 block of Robinwood Drive, Elgin, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and no insurance after a traffic stop for a missing headlight at 2:52 a.m. Saturday at McLean Boulevard and Larkin Avenue, Elgin, according to a sheriff's report. The deputy smelled a marijuana odor coming from Torres' vehicle and found 8 grams of marijuana in her purse after a search, the report said.
• A resident of the 9N600 block of Kendall Road near Elgin received a package at 2:30 p.m. April 8 that the resident perceived as threatening, according to a sheriff's report. The package contained an altered greeting card that said, "You're thought about more than you know" along with an Ace of Spades card, a joker, some gravel and straw, the report said.
• Someone tried to pry open a sliding-glass door of a home on the 40W700 block of Quiet Trail near Elgin, causing an estimated $700 damage, according to a sheriff's report. The damage was discovered at 6:47 p.m. Sunday.
• Mario Williams, 23, of the 100 block of Meadowdale Court, Carpentersville, was charged Friday with aggravated battery to a pregnant woman and to a security guard, according to a police report. Cmdr. Timothy Bosshart said Williams was arguing with another person and that the woman, who is nine months pregnant, tried to intervene. At one point, Williams grabbed the woman by her hair, then slapped and punched her in the face, Bosshart said. Williams left the building before police arrived, but a security guard found him. When the guard tried to help police arrest him, Williams kicked the guard in the legs and also cut his hand, Bosshart said. Williams' bail was set at $30,000 and he is due in court May 1 at the Kane County Judicial Center.
• Sterling Smith, 24, of the 2800 block of Bridleway Drive, Carpentersville, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and with illegal transportation of alcohol Saturday, after police found cocaine residue in a folded up dollar bill in his pants pocket and saw that he was trying to hide beer in his lap, according to a police report. His bail was set at $5,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court May 2 at the Kane County Judicial Center.
• Andrew J. Kensek, 57, of the 2700 block of Central Street, Evanston, was charged Friday with possession of marijuana, according to a police report. Kensek had 10 grams of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop in the 200 block of Springhill Drive. He is due in court May 23.
• A 16-year-old Carpentersville boy was arrested Sunday and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and with violating his curfew, police said. His case has been referred to the juvenile court system and he was released to his mother.
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