• Mark A. Clough, 46, of the 300 block of West Spring Street, South Elgin, appeared in Kane County bond court Tuesday on charges of arson, a felony, according to court records. Elgin police responded to a fire just before 10 p.m. April 28 at Advance Engineering Corp., 440 S. McLean Blvd., and an arson investigator determined the fire could not have started on its own, according to police reports. After several interviews Clough admitted to using a lighter to ignite the wrapping on a section of pipe in the building, costing the company $46,000 to reverse the damages, police reports said. Bail was set at $30,000 and Clough was ordered to take a risk assessment, which means he must pay 10 percent of the bond amount to leave jail while his case is pending, but only if results of the risk assessment are in his favor. Clough's next court date is May 22 in St. Charles.
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• Sixto A. Cortez, 18, of the 100 block of South Jackson Street, Elgin, appeared in Kane County bond court Tuesday on felony burglary charges, according to court documents. Cortez is charged with smashing through a glass front door April 21 at Neighborhood Liquors, 805 Walnut Ave., and stealing $367 worth of liquor with one other person, according to police reports. Miguel Zavala, 17, of the 300 block of Sedgwick Court, Carpentersville, appeared in court Monday to face his burglary charges. Bond was set at $10,000 for Cortez. His next court date is May 22 in St. Charles.
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• Mahish M. Islam, 20, of the 10900 block of Sawgrass Lane, Huntley, was arrested at about 4:30 p.m. Monday at Sunset Park, 5200 Miller Road, and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana, according to a police report. Islam was released after posting bond and is awaiting his next court appearance.