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.
• Troy D. Shimkus, 35, of the 2000 block of Stoddard Avenue, Wheaton, was taken into custody on April 24, on an active warrant. He was not able to post bond and was held at the Kane County jail for extradition by DuPage County.
• Eric N. Winter, 41, of Main Street Road, Elburn, was charged with DUI on April 23, when he was stopped for speeding on Keslinger Road near Anderson Road.
• Krystine G. Duerr, 20, of Weaver Circle, Geneva, was charged with driving on a suspended drivers license when she was stopped at the corner of routes 38 and 47 on April 23, for not displaying a front license plate.
• Gabriela Coronel, 19, of the 1000 block of Pattee Avenue, Elburn, was charged with operating an uninsured vehicle and driving without a valid license on April 22.
• Marlean Poyer, 18, of the 800 block of Ridge Road, DeKalb, was charged with operating an uninsured vehicle with expired registration and driving without a valid drivers license. She was stopped on April 22, when officers noticed the expired license plate.
• Leon Valdez, 39, of the 700 block of New York Street, Aurora, was charged with driving without a valid drivers license when he was stopped for crossing the railroad tracks before the signals were finished flashing on April 23. He was also charged with failure to obey railroad crossing signals.
• Sugar Grove police on April 20 performed a traffic stop on a vehicle that was observed making an illegal left turn onto Route 56 from Golf Valley Drive. Police then discovered that the driver, Keith J. Brown, 26, of the 1400 block of Green Oak Trail in Aurora, had an outstanding warrant out of Kendall County for failure to appear in court on a reckless driving charge. Brown was issued a citation for disobeying a traffic control device and then transported to Kendall County Jail.
• Sugar Grove police on April 26 observed a subject walking northbound on the shoulder of Bliss Road at Denny Road. The subject identified himself as Ray A. Hinman, 29, of the 400 block of Roberts Road in Batavia, and told police that his truck had broken down at the church on Hankes and Bliss Road and he was trying to walk to his residence in Batavia. Police offered to give Hinman a ride up to Main Street and Fabyan Parkway, but told him they needed to know if Hinman had anything illegal on him before entering the squad car. Hinman admitted that he had a smoking pipe and a small amount of cannabis in his pocket. Both items field-tested positive for cannabis, at which time Hinman was issued an ordinance ticket for possession of cannabis less than 2.5 grams.
• Sugar Grove Police on April 26 received a report of missing camera equipment from a residence on the first block of Neil Road. The camera, a digital model with additional lenses, memory cards and accessories, had last been seen in a bag labeled with the victim’s name and address and was placed under a table near the front door. The total value of the loss is approximately $1,000. An investigation is pending.