Elgin rooftop burglar gets probation, restitution

A teen accused of entering through a roof vent to steal $1,200 and steaks from an Elgin grocery store — as well as burglarizing the city’s American Legion Post — has avoided prison under a plea deal.

But Isaac Aguirre, 18, must pay $2,985 restitution to Armando’s Supermarket, 925 Liberty St., and the Elgin American Legion Post 57, 820 N. Liberty St., and is banned from both locations, according to Kane County court records.

Aguirre, of the 800 block of North Liberty Street in Elgin, was charged in January with felony burglary, which carries a penalty of anywhere from probation to seven years in prison.

Under a plea agreement accepted by Kane County Judge Clint Hull, Aguirre received 30 months probation, was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service and spent 12 days in the county jail, records show.

Aguirre was 17 when he committed the burglaries. His previous arrests were in Elgin on charges of possession of less than 2.5 grams of marijuana in September 2012, and for illegal street gang contact in November 2012, records show.

Under the plea agreement, Aguirre is to have no contact with gang members and must undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation. If he violates his probation, he can be resentenced to prison.

Aguirre’s defense attorney, William Gibbs, declined to comment.

You’re fired: A 52-year-old man accused of stalking a Batavia woman earlier this year will spend at least another 10 days in the Kane County jail after firing his second defense attorney.

Joseph Donato, of the 1100 block of West Ogden Avenue, Naperville, has been held without bond — a move a judge may grant if prosecutors can prove a defendant poses a real and present threat to the alleged stalking victim — since April.

Donato was charged earlier this year with repeatedly violating an order of protection by contacting his ex-girlfriend, confronting her in a North Aurora parking lot, and even putting a GPS device on her car in December 2012.

He faces up to five years in prison if convicted, but probation is an option.

So far, Donato has hired and fired two defense attorneys, according to Kane County court records.

He is due in court Oct. 2 and should have another attorney by then.

Human trafficking program: Sister Donna Marin Preston will give a presentation about human trafficking of teens — especially girls ages 14 to 16 — at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Parish, 6N491 Crane Road, St. Charles.

Teens and adults are invited.

For more information, call Sister Mary Boyd at (630) 338-8240.

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