The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
â€¢ Christian Flores-Villegas, 25, of Arlington, Texas, was arrested at 4:45 a.m. Aug. 8 for driving without having a valid license. Police stopped him for speeding on Route 47 south of Capes Drive in Elburn.
â€¢ Jorge Arcos Vanegas, 43, of the 400 block of South Liberty Street in Elgin, was arrested at 2:40 a.m. Aug. 7 for driving while his license was suspended. Police stopped him on Route 38 east of First Street in Elburn because the vehicle he was driving did not have a rear plate light.
â€¢ Aaron C. King, 33, of the 3000 block of Brookwater Drive in Cumming, Ga., was arrested at 12:36 a.m. Aug. 1 for driving a vehicle with suspended registration. Police stopped him on Route 47 in Elburn for disobeying the railroad crossing signals.
â€¢ A man approached a resident of the 700 Block of Queensgate Circle, Sugar Grove, on July 28 claiming to have a video of the resident engaging in activities that would disprove an injury claim and a related multi-million dollar lawsuit. The man told the resident he would give her the recordings for $50,000. When the resident went to call her lawyer, the man left the area. He was described as a white male in his 30s, wearing a gray Cubs shirt. He fled on foot.
â€¢ Two households on Fays Lane in Sugar Grove reported on July 30 that one vehicle at each household had two slashed tires each. Further, both mailboxes had been knocked down. A damage estimate was not available, and an investigation is ongoing.
â€¢ A resident of the first block of Sugar Lane, Sugar Grove, reported $550 cash was stolen from his residence July 30. Sugar Grove police reported the cash had been in the residentâ€™s bedroom, but the main door to the apartment had been left unlocked.
â€¢ On Aug. 2, a resident of the 200 block of Berkshire Lane, Sugar Grove, reported nearly $3,400 of unauthorized charges were made to their Visa account. A preliminary inquiry suggested the purchases were made July 30 in North Carolina.
â€¢ On Aug. 2, a resident of the first block of West Park Avenue in Sugar Grove, reported a series of unauthorized transactions had been made to his checking and savings accounts in the amount of $10,300. The identity theft was reported to have taken place in Ohio.
â€¢ Paul M. Tanner, 18, of the 700 block of Lafayette Street in Aurora, was arrested for possession of less than 2.5 grams of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and expired registration after he was pulled over Aug. 3 at 3:16 p.m.
â€¢ Jerry Young, 26, of the 1300 block of Monomoy Street in Aurora, was charged with driving while his license was suspended on Aug. 5, after Sugar Grove police responded to a single-vehicle accident. Youngâ€™s vehicle had left the roadway and entered a ditch on Galena Boulevard, and Young was leaving the scene when police stopped him.
â€¢ A 15-year-old Sugar Grove boy was critically injured in a crash that occurred on Route 47 and Prairie Street at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Witnesses told investigators that the boy, while on his bicycle, attempted to cross Route 47 from the west to the east side. A van traveling south toward Yorkville struck the rear of the bike, causing the child to lose control. A truck traveling north on Route 47 then struck him again. The boy was transported to Provena Mercy Hospital in Aurora by Sugar Grove Ambulance and then airlifted to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. No one else was injured.
Route 47 was closed to traffic for approximately two hours. The Kane County Sheriffâ€™s Department and the Illinois State Police assisted at the scene.
The crash is still under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Sugar Grove Police Department at (630) 466-4526 ext. 37.