• Elias A. Camarena, 22, of the 1000 block of Birchdale Drive in Elgin, appeared in bond court Monday on a felony charge of possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and two misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court documents. Camarena was arrested after a traffic stop at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday when officers found about 21 grams of marijuana, split into 13 individual bags, as well as a metal grinder and two pipes, police reports said. Bail was set at $5,000, of which Camarena must pay 10 percent to be released before his next court date, scheduled for Nov. 16 in St. Charles.
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• Between Friday and Saturday, a car parked on Bridleway Court was covered with bologna, plastic wrap and flour and someone also used a permanent marker to scrawl expletives and threats all over it, police said. The victim is a 17-year-old girl who attends Jacobs High School in Algonquin, police said.
• David G. Arrono, 42, of the 1000 block of Hecker Court in Elgin, was charged with misdemeanor retail theft Saturday police said. He is accused of stealing a pair of boots priced at less than $50 from the Sears at Spring Hill Mall, police said. He was released with a notice to appear in court on Nov. 29 at the Elgin Branch Court.
• About $1,000 was stolen from an elderly resident in the 17N700 block of Briar Hill Road near Hampshire at about 4 p.m. Wednesday, reports said. Two men claiming to be surveyors distracted the man, saying they were going to install a pole near a shed at the rear of his property while a third person searched through the man's bedroom and stole the money, the report said.