Six of 17 arrested in Sunday's Aurora riot appear in bond court

Updated 6/1/2020 6:59 PM

The fallout from Sunday's protest-turned-riot in Aurora continued Monday, as at least five of 17 people who were arrested appeared in Kane County bond court on a variety of charges.

City officials estimated $3 million in overall damage from rioting Sunday night. Windows at businesses were broken, goods were stolen, and shops and three police cars were burned.


More cases are expected in court Tuesday as none of Monday's defendants were charged with arson or damage to state property.

Aurora police spokesman Paris Lewbel declined to elaborate Monday on the arrests.

Two people charged with felony aggravated battery to police officers and three people charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest appeared in bond call before Judge Michael Noland on Monday. Most were released on their own recognizance.

Austin C. Hoening, 24, of Palatine was charged with felony aggravated battery of a peace officer, aggravated battery wearing a hood or mask, and possession of a controlled substance.

Sean M. Painter, 28, of Aurora was charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer.

Noland told Painter, who works as a program assistant for people with autism, "We need more of you. We need you to stay on the job. Please consider that when you consider the nature of the conduct you are charged with here today."

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The aggravated battery to a police officer charges carry a sentence ranging of probation to up to seven years in prison.

Among those charged with misdemeanors was Genevra E. Mazzeri, 22, of Palatine, who was accused of resisting a peace officer.

Noland said Mazzeri was carrying a can of spray paint while walking on a public sidewalk when she was arrested.

Although she has not been charged with damaging property, Noland said, "defacement of public property is no response to a contemporary moral issue."

Laura P. Renteria, 32, of Aurora, was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest and a petty offense of failure to obey a police officer. The mother of four was released on her own recognizance.

Kimberly S. Foster, 44, of Montgomery was charged with resisting arrest and was released on a personal recognizance bond.

Additional information on the arrests were unavailable or missing from court records at the circuit court clerk's office Monday.

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