• Cameron T. Hardiman, 33, of the 200 block of Center Street, Elgin, was arrested at about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday and charged with reckless driving, attempting to elude a police officer, driving with a suspended driver's license, operating an uninsured vehicle and possession of 2.5 grams or less of cannabis, according to a police report. Police saw Hardiman disobey a stop sign at Gifford and Park streets, and pursued him for several blocks with their lights on. Hardiman eventually parked his vehicle on a front lawn in the 200 block of Center Street, ran off and attempted to hide under a parked vehicle, where police caught up with him.
• Jonathan T. Peluso, 29, of the 400 block of Bowen Court, Elgin, was arrested at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and charged with burglary and theft of less than $500, according to a police report. Peluso went into a dry cleaning store in the 800 block of Walnut Avenue April 23 asking for shelter from the rain. When the clerk went in the back of the business, Peluso got the key to the cash register and took $40 to $50. Peluso was identified via video surveillance.
• Elgin police and sheriff's deputies investigating a complaint about guns being fired at 1:52 a.m. Sunday in the 11N300 block of Russell Road, found firecracker remnants, and more than 150 spent shotgun shells, rifle casings and .45-caliber bullet casings, as well as an unattended fire in a fire pit on the property. People who had entered the house when police arrived refused to answer the door. No charges were filed.
• Ten windows were smashed on an empty, bank-owned barn at 3:15 p.m. Sunday in the 43W100 block of Empire Road near St. Charles. The neighbors who reported it said they saw two people on the second floor doing the damage.
• A black Labrador retriever died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver who drove 15 feet into a yard in the 39W300 block of Route 20 near Elgin, it was reported at 11:24 p.m. April 26. The dog was in the yard.
• Between Christmastime and 11:59 p.m. April 14, someone stole a four-seat 15-foot aluminum canoe out of a yard in the 19N800 block of Winaki Trail, Algonquin. A trolling motor, a deep-cycle battery, a red life vest, a yellow seat cushion and two wooden oars were stolen out the shed next to the canoe.
• Cody J. Nowicki, 18, of the 800 block of Timberwood Lane, Algonquin, was charged with possession of cannabis at 11:27 p.m. April 21 at Western Avenue and Miller Road, according to a sheriff's department report. He was also charged with driving without a light over his rear license plate.
• Someone stole 10 packages of horse bedding at 7:30 a.m. April 18 in the 11N800 block of Romke Road, Hampshire.
• Officers arrested and charged three Chicago residents Saturday with unlawful possession of a credit card, after police said the suspects were trying to use a credit card at the Macy's in Spring Hill Mall that had just been stolen in Elgin, reports said. West Dundee police were able to apprehend the trio, based on a tip from the Elgin Police Department. According to a police report, the following people were charged: Ernest McKee, 46, of the 6200 block of South King Drive; Della Thompson, 43, of the 1800 block of South Springfield Avenue; and Kurlonya Malcome, 42, of the 6200 block of Princeton Avenue. McKee's bail was set at $60,000, Thompson's was set at $30,000 and Malcome's was set at $20,000. None were able to make bond and they were taken to the Kane County jail. They are due in court May 16. If found guilty of the Class 4 felony charge, they could spend between one and three years in prison.
• An Island Lake couple was arrested Wednesday on charges of theft of more than $10,000. Police said the pair acted as a team to steal and sell more than $27,000 in merchandise from the wife's employer. Liliana Bravo, age unknown, and Milton C. Chapa, 38, both of the 3200 block of South Cherry Avenue, were each charged, police said. The McHenry County Sheriff's Office initially received a tip that Bravo, an employee at Snap-on, had been facilitating the thefts through the company and that her husband sold the stolen items. The tip resulted in a police investigation, which culminated with the couple's arrest. Police said some of the stolen items were recovered from the couple's home. Chapa's bail was set at $40,000, while Bravo's was set at $20,000. Their court date has not been set.
• Jamie Koy, 39, of the 6100 block of East Hillside Drive, Crystal Lake, was charged this week with four felony counts of cruel treatment to animals, stemming from an investigation initiated by McHenry County Animal Control Officers that involved Koy's horses, according to a police report. Officers discovered potential neglect and cruel treatment while they inspected her horses. They were there as part of her probation from a 2010 case in which she was charged with several counts of cruel treatment to the horses in her care, police said. This week, animal control removed eight of Koy's horses. They will be evaluated, receive medical attention and be placed with the Hooved Animal Human Society. Koy's bail was set at $10,000 and she is due in court May 15.
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