Batavia woman gets probation for stealing from elderly mom
A 44-year-old Batavia woman convicted of stealing more than $20,000 from her mother in 2009 and 2010 recently was sentenced to probation and community service, according to Kane County court records.
Monica Ogen, of the 0-99 block of North Mallory Drive, was convicted over the summer of financial exploitation of an elderly person, a felony.
Judge Susan Clancy Boles sentenced Ogen this month to four years of conditional discharge, which is a form of probation, and 160 hours of community service, records show. Ogen also must pay $8,070 to the estate of her mother, who died in 2012.
According to prosecutors, Ogen used the money to buy clothes and go to restaurants and bars. She once dropped nearly $2,300 on flooring at Home Depot as well, authorities said.
If Ogen violates her probation, she could be resentenced to up to seven years in prison.
Ogen confessed under oath to her actions and wrote an apology letter to her mother, prosecutors said.
Judge upholds DUI arrest
A 44-year-old Carpentersville man accused of his seventh DUI stemming from a 2013 arrest has failed in his bid to have the arrest thrown out and his statements to police banned from court.
Eduardo Calleros was arrested on charges of DUI in Carpentersville Nov. 11, 2013, after officers pulled him over for improper lane use and driving without headlights.
"The officers did not have a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity on the defendant's part to justify the traffic stop," wrote a Kane County assistant public defender on behalf of Calleros. "The officer did not observe the defendant in the commission of any federal, state or local crime or ordinance violation, nor were there any other articulable circumstances that constituted reasonable suspicion or probable cause."
Judge Thomas Stanfa ruled that Calleros's rights, including his Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure, were not violated, records show.
Calleros faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted, and probation is not an option. He was being held on $55,750 bail at the county jail.
The Kane County state's attorney's office is offering anti-bullying presentations -- including on cyberbullying -- for students, teachers and parents.
The presentations also may be tailored for elementary-level students.
Any group interested in the presentation -- schools, church group, or other youth organizations -- can email Julia Ankenbruck, the coordinator of the Kane County Juvenile Justice Council, at email@example.com.