Elburn police blotter
By Martha Quetsch
on February 6, 2009
The following reports were obtained from the Elburn Police Department. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Emergency response to home
Twenty emergency vehicles from local police and fire departments, the Kane County Sheriff’s Department and the county SWAT division, responded at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 30 to a personal crisis at a residence in the 1200 block of Beed Street in Elburn.
The event involved a resident at home alone who had contacted a local social service agency for help. The agency alerted Elburn police to the potentially dangerous situation. The emergency responders were on hand at the scene until 4:30 p.m., when they were able to resolve the situation and obtain medical assistance for the subject.
â€¢ Steve James Betzelos, 50, of the 800 block of Sharp Street in Elburn, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol at 7:03 p.m. Jan. 31.
Police arrested Betzelos after he pulled into his driveway, after witnesses reported him driving erratically on Route 47 and Prairie Valley Drive.
â€¢ Veenkatesh Damodaram, 43, of the 900 block of Liberty Drive in Elburn, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, at 12:22 a.m. Jan. 31. Police stopped him on Keslinger Road near Liberty Street in Elburn, for speeding.