Aug. 20 police blotter
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€¢ Stephanie L. Garrett, 24, of the 1600 block of Edinburgh Lane in Aurora, was arrested at 3:10 a.m. for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police stopped her for speeding on Route 47 near Reader Street in Elburn.
â€¢ At 3:30 a.m., a white male, approximately 15 to 18 years old, stole a GPS unit from a car parked in front of a residence in the 1000 block of Berry Street in Elburn. He also entered another vehicle there, a van, but did not remove anything from it. The residents captured the incident on video.
â€¢ Teodulo A. Munez, 48, of the 2900 block of Dalton Avenue in Los Angeles, Calif., was arrested at 8:15 a.m. Aug. 15 for driving while his license was suspended. Police stopped him for speeding on Route 47 near Shannon Street in Elburn.
â€¢ Johnsie Carl Nowell was arrested on Aug. 14 on an outstanding warrant from Kane Cane County for aggravated DUI. Police arrested him after responding to a report of a fight at Knuckleheads Tavern in Elburn at 8:49 p.m.
â€¢ An 85-year-old Elburn woman reported on Aug. 11 that someone had tried to exploit her during a telephone call. She said a man called her and said he was her grandson from Michigan, and that he had been arrested in Canada and wanted her to wire him bail money. When she questioned his identity, another man interrupted the conversation and said he was running the jail in Hudson, Canada, and advised her to wire $2,900 to a bondsman in Madrid, Spain. Police investigated and found that Hudson does not have a police department.
â€¢ Someone representing himself as being from a debt reduction company threatened an Elburn woman during a telephone call on Aug. 10. The woman made the phone call because she wanted to be taken off of the companyâ€™s calling list, since she had been receiving calls from the company daily. In response, the man who answered played a recording that threatened to rape and mutilate her family members. Police advised her to block future calls from that number and to report the incident to the Illinois Attorney General.
â€¢ A Sugar Grove man faces prison after he was convicted of battering a Kane County corrections officers while being held in the county jail.
Dijon R. Grissette, 36, of the 200 block of Maple Street, was convicted Aug. 16 of one count of aggravated battery to a corrections officer, a Class 2 felony.
At about 9:30 a.m. May 20, 2009, Grissette was being escorted by two corrections officers back to his holding area at the Kane County jail. After Grissette was placed in his cell and corrections officers began to remove his cuffs and shackles, Grissette began to make threats against the two corrections officers, and then struck one of the officers while continuing to make threats. Grissette eventually was subdued with the help of additional officers and pepper spray, although he continued to make threats at the officers. No one was seriously injured in the incident.
Grissette faces a sentence of between three and 14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Grisette had been free on $7,500 bond, which he posted Sept. 3, 2009, 2008 charges for solicitation for murder for hire were dropped. Bond was revoked upon conviction, and Grissette was taken into custody.
â€¢ An Aurora man has been sentenced to prison for threatening to kill his former girlfriend, of Sugar Grove. The threat was the culmination of months of harassment from him after the couple’s relationship ended.
Andrew M. Talley, 21, of the 700 block of Nantucket Road in Aurora, was sentenced Aug. 13 in Kane County Circuit Court to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Talley pleaded guilty to one count of telephone harassment, a Class 4 felony, and one count of violation of an order of protection, a Class A misdemeanor.
On Feb. 10, Talley, who was under court order to avoid all contact with the victim, left her a voice-mail message in which he said that he had been close to killing her when he was released from the Kane County jail on Feb. 3 and that he wanted to look her in the eyes when he killed her.
Talley previously had been convicted twice of telephone harassment of the same victim, each a Class 4 felony, and once of a violation of an order of protection, a Class A misdemeanor.
The victim sought and received the order of protection in August 2009 after Talley called her 55 times within 16 hours. Talley was on probation for one of the Class 4 felonies when he called the victim Feb. 18 and threatened to kill her.
A press release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office stated that Assistant State’s Attorney Jamie L. Mosser, who prosecuted the case, credited the Sugar Grove Police Department for their work.
â€œThis sentence was possible largely because of the solid and detailed work of Sugar Grove Police Officer Maria Durham and Sugar Grove Police Investigator John Sizer,â€ Mosser said. â€œThey were quick to respond to the needs of the victim and to document all of the harassment she has endured at the hands the defendant.â€
â€¢ Anthony Corral, 19, of the first block of Stratford Road, Montgomery, was charged on Aug. 14 with leaving the scene of an accident, failing to give information after striking an unattended vehicle, driving while his license was suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol after he hit a parked vehicle on Fays Lane in Sugar Grove and left the scene at approximately 10:21 p.m.
â€¢ A resident of the 1800 block of Glenwood Circle, Sugar Grove, reported on Aug. 17 that she was the victim of a scam by someone using the website Match.com. The victim had sent in excess of $30,000 via a wire transfer from Old Second Bank and to someone she met on Match.com.