The following reports were obtained from the local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
â€¢ A 19-year-old woman on Dec. 5 reported to Elburn police that $489 was stolen from her purse while she was visiting with friends in the 400 block of Willow Street in Elburn. She believes that the theft occurred on Dec 4. An investigation is pending.
â€¢ John A. Wolff, 37, of the 1100 block of Corrigan Street in Elburn, was arrested by Elburn Police at 1 a.m. Dec. 10 after an officer observed Wolff lose control of his vehicle while attempting to turn onto Blackberry Creek Drive from Keslinger Road. Wolff refused to take any sobriety tests offered to him. Wolff was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving too fast for conditions and improper lane usage.
â€¢ On Dec. 11, the owner of the former Little Knights Daycare Center, 153 Wright St., Elburn, reported to police that someone, without authority to do so, had removed the thermostat from one of three furnaces located inside the building. The result was that the fire sprinkler system pipes froze and burst, causing an undetermined amount of damage to the interior of the building. The building is currently in foreclosure and is owned by American Charter Bank. An investigation is pending.
â€¢ Florencio Hernandez, 31, of the 700 block of Tinley Drive, Aurora, was arrested for driving without a valid driver’s license and without a front license plate at 4:17 p.m. on Dec. 6. He was eastbound on Galena Boulevard at Regency Drive.
â€¢ Isaias A. Garcia, 45, of the 700 block of East Downer Place, Aurora, was arrested for driving on a suspended driver’s license at 5:55 p.m. on Dec. 6. He was eastbound on Prairie Street at Gordon Road.
â€¢ Magaly A. Valtierra, 23, of the 200 block of Jefferson Street, Aurora, was charged with operating an uninsured vehicle at 4:50 p.m. on Dec. 5. He was eastbound on Galena Boulevard at St. James Parkway.
â€¢ Ramiro Lopez-Ortiz, 39, of the 400 block of Blair Street, West Chicago, Ill., was arrested for driving without a valid driver’s license and without a valid safety sticker at 4:34 p.m. on Dec. 4. He was northbound on Route 47 at KaDeKa Road.
â€¢ Oscar F. Meraz, 30, of the 800 block of North Aurora, was arrested for driving without a license at 9:34 a.m. on Dec. 3. He was eastbound on Galena Boulevard from Route 47, going 35 mph in a 55 mph zone.
â€¢ Rosario Aca, 29, of the 4200 block of Klatt Street, Plano, was arrested for driving on a cancelled driver’s license at 1:35 a.m. on Dec. 3. He was southbound on Route 47 from Cross Street.
â€¢ Antionio Zepeda-Nunez, 43, of the 900 block of Heartland Drive, Yorkville, was arrested on a 2001 in-state warrant at 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 3. The warrant was for failure to appear on a charge of driving without a valid driver’s license. He was westbound on Park Avenue at Route 47.
â€¢ Someone cut the cord on holiday lights strung in a yard in the 100 block of Cobbler Lane between Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. The value of the lights was about $10.
â€¢ Someone in the United Kingdom made three fraudulent charges totaling $488 on a Harris Bank account belonging to a Sugar Grove resident on Nov. 22.