4/15 police blotter

By on April 15, 2011

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.

Elburn
• Benjamin Carstensen, 26, of the 400 block of West Shannon Street, Elburn, was charged with DUI and driving an uninsured vehicle on April 9 when he was stopped at 3 a.m. for speeding.

• Terrance Words, 21, of the 6300 block of Seely Avenue, Chicago, was charged with speeding and driving without a valid driver’s license when he was stopped for speeding on April 9. He was placed under arrest when it was discovered that he was wanted for a warrant arrest out of DeKalb County.

• Teresa Grzywa, 44, of the 800 block of Meadow Lane, Malta, Ill., was charged with DUI when she was stopped for improper lane usage on April 10 at approximately 1 a.m.

• Thomas Miller, 53, of the 200 block of Bristol Court, Sugar Grove, was charged with DUI on April 9 when he was involved in a crash.

Sugar Grove
• Sugar Grove Police on April 8 received a report of deceptive practices after a debit card had been used fraudulently.
The victim, a Sugar Grove resident, told police that her debit card had been charged for $46 at Hollywood Nails, located on the 1200 block of North Lake Street in Aurora, on Feb. 25. Krett said she has not been to Hollywood Nails this year.
An investigation is pending.

• Sugar Grove Police on April 8 received a report of a burglarized garage at the home of a Sugar Grove Police Investigator who lives on the 1100 block of Settlers Boulevard. The officer said said the driver-side door of his car was ajar and his dome light was on. He said nothing appeared to be missing at the time of the report. An investigation is pending.

• Sugar Grove Police on April 8 were dispatched to the 100 block of Diana Drive in Sugar Grove on a report of burglary to a motor vehicle. The victims said that a Garmin GPS device had been taken from one of the vehicles. An investigation is pending.

• Sugar Grove Police on April 9 observed people walking to a parked vehicle alongside the bus barn behind 141 S. Main St. Police approached the vehicle, which contained four subjects, and detected a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from inside the vehicle. The group then admitted that a bottle of vodka was in the trunk of the vehicle.
A portable breath test was administered because all four subjects were under the age of 21. Of the four, two registered .000 on the test, while the other two subjects, Colleen Purcell, 19, of the 200 block of Isleview Drive in Oswego, and Alyssa Harbin, 20, of the first block of W. Royal Oaks Drive in Bristol, Ill., registered .085 and .013 on the test, respectively. Purcell and Harbin were then taken into custody, at which time Purcell was issued a citation for unlawful consumption of alcohol, and Harbin, who claimed possession of the bottle, was issued ordinance violations for unlawful possession of alcohol and unlawful consumption of alcohol.

• Sugar Grove Police on April 4 responded to the 100 block of Main Street on a call of a potentially suicidal subject.
The subject, Tiffany Rodriguez, 21, had chained off the door of her basement apartment to prevent family members from entering, but allowed police to enter soon after their arrival. Upon entering the apartment, police observed a glass water pipe, at which time Rodriguez was taken into custody. After receiving permission from Rodriguez to perform a quick search of the apartment, police located an additional glass pipe in the bedroom dresser.
Rodriguez also admitted to police that she was out on bond after being arrested for aggravated battery in St. Charles.
Rodriguez was issued an ordinance violation for drug paraphernalia and then transported by the Sugar Grove Fire Department for evaluation.

• Sugar Grove Police on April 2 received a report of deceptive practices stemming from someone attempting to use a stolen debit card at Castle Bank, 36 E. Galena Blvd.
The victim, who resides in Leland, Ill., told police that the card was stolen after someone had broke into his vehicle in Oswego and took his wife’s purse. The suspect was described as a white female, mid-30s, with brown hair and blond highlights.
An investigation is pending.

• Sugar Grove Police on April 2 received a report of deceptive practices stemming from someone attempting to withdraw money from someone else’s account.
The victim, an Aurora resident, told police that her identification card and debit card had been stolen from her car in Oswego. The victim was then contacted by Chase Bank in Sugar Grove after someone tried to withdraw $3,000 from her account before driving off after the bank teller requested the suspect to come inside the bank.
The suspect was described as a white female, mid-30s, with shoulder-length brown hair and blond highlights. She was driving a white Dodge Caravan with Florida license plates.
An investigation is pending.