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7/16 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.

• Police found Byron S. Watts, 43, of the 600 block of Guncerson Avenue in Carol Stream, Ill., sleeping on the ledge of the Metra station warming house in Elburn at 2:31 a.m. July 13. They arrested him on an outstanding Chicago warrant for failure to appear in court on shoplifting charges.

• Juan DeJesus Nava-Zamudio, 45, of the 300 block of Wheelock St., Elgin, was arrested at 12:29 p.m. July 11 for not having a valid license. Police stopped him at Center Street and Route 38 in Elburn for disobeying a no-left-turn sign.

• Joseph G. Graves, 24, of Landrose Lane in Maple Park, was arrested at 2:08 a.m. July 10 for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police observed Graves speeding west on Route 38 west of Anderson Road in Elburn and stopped him after he failed to use a signal when turning from Route 38 onto Landrose Lane.

• Someone stole a GPS device and a laptop computer from a pickup truck parked in front of a residence on Birch Street in Elburn sometime between 11 p.m. July 8 and 3:18 p.m. July 9. The burglar entered the vehicle after breaking a passenger-side window. The total value of the stolen items and damage was $2,250.

Sugar Grove
• The Kane County Grand Jury on May 29 indicted Cheryl L. Ginley, 43, 415 W. Shannon St., Elburn, for retail theft in Sugar Grove.

• Daniell O. Dilce, 32, of the 1300 block of N. Lorel St., Chicago, was arrested at 9:17 a.m. on July 6 for improper backing, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving while his license suspended at the intersection of Route 56 and Golfview Drive, Sugar Grove.

• Someone broke the passenger side window of a green Nissan coupe parked at 549 Heartland Drive and took a cell phone between July 8 and 9.

• Someone took an Apple iPod from a silver Ford Focus parked in the 100 block of Meadows Drive on July 5 between midnight and 9 a.m.

• Someone broke the back window on a Caterpillar backhoe parked on Galena Boulevard and Route 47 (at the Phillips 66 gas station) on July 8.

• Someone wrote graffiti on the playground equipment at 1025 Wheatfield in the Hannaford Farms Subdivision sometime on or around July 7.

• Someone wrote graffiti and placed stickers on cars in McDole Park in the 1200 block of Dorr Drive sometime on or around July 6.

• Someone wrote graffiti in Walnut Woods Park on or around July 6.

• Someone wrote graffiti on an electricity box at Harkison Boulevard and Norris Drive on or around June 29.

• A white male stole a bottle of Canadian Mist whiskey from the Jewel Food Store on July 1 at 7:52 p.m.

Maple Park
• The Kane County Grand Jury on May 22 indicted James A. Thorne, 18, of McGough Road in Maple Park, for aggravated and reckless discharge of a weapon, for not having a firearm owner’s I.D., and for criminal damage to property.

Pair charged with firing at moving vehicle

by Lynn Meredith
An adult and a juvenile turned themselves in after being charged with firing shots into a moving vehicle in unincorporated Maple Park. No one in the car was injured. The two were charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm without a firearm owner’s identification card. The adult male was further charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

On Jan. 31, Kane County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report that a vehicle may have been struck by an object in the area of 9N046 McGough Road in rural Maple Park. They discovered that a bullet had struck the driver’s side front fender.

The officers spoke to James A. Thorne, 18, of 9N046 McGough Road and located a .22 caliber rifle at his residence. Deputies further identified a 15-year old male from Sycamore who was at the residence at the time of the incident.

Thorne turned himself into the Sheriff’s Department on Feb. 23. His bond has been set at $35,000. Lt. Pat Gengler of the Kane County Sheriff’s Department said the charges were bumped up to reckless discharge of a firearm because there were people in the car.

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office has referred the 15-year-old’s case to Juvenile Court Services.