July 29 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.
• Zachary Wicks, 20, of the 1500 block of north Latrobe, Chicago, was arrested on Tuesday, July 12, on an outstanding DeKalb County warrant for damage to government property. Wicks was unable to post bond and was transported to Kane County Jail.
• Joseph A. Soto, 22, of the 1N900 block of Saddlewood Drive, Elburn, was charged on Friday, July 15, for driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal transportation of alcohol. Soto was also cited for an invalid registration.
• Genaro H. Garcia, 19, of the 1000 block of Pattee, Elburn, was charged on Saturday, July 16, with driving on a suspended license. Garcia will be in court Aug. 5.
• Michael Joseph Patrick, 37, of the 400 block of west Pierce, Elburn, was charged on Tuesday, July 19, for driving with a suspended registration, no insurance, suspended plates, and a sticker that was not authorized for the vehicle. Patrick also was charged for driving without a valid license.
• Sugar Grove police on July 21 were dispatched to the first block of North Dugan Road on a report of a stolen utility trailer. An employee of the business that owned the tanks told police that the trailer was stolen sometime between 2 p.m. on July 16 and 6 a.m. on July 18. The trailer is a black 1990 Doolittle Utility double axle.
• Sugar Grove police on July 21 received word of a stolen volleyball net on the 100 block of Vale Avenue. The victim told police that the theft occurred between 9 p.m. on July 20, and 8 a.m. on July 21. The value of the stolen equipment is approximately $150.
• Sugar Grove Police on July 25 performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in which the driver was operating an electronic device while driving. Police observed several syringes in the vehicle, at which time the driver, Evan Ruff, 23, of the 29W400 block of Forest View Drive in Warrenville, Ill., told police he was diabetic, offering a blood sugar testing kit as proof. Police then performed a quick search of the vehicle and found a metal smoking pipe that had burnt residue and the odor of cannabis in the center console. Police also found plastic bag containing cannabis. Ruff was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis.
• Sugar Grove police on July 25, while investigating a report of domestic trouble on the 200 block of Maple Street, discovered a man with an in-state warrant for his arrest. The suspect, Mark Letts, 53, of the 200 block of Maple Street, had a warrant out of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for misdemeanor retail theft. Letts told police that he suffers from mini-strokes and was currently having one, at which time police had an ambulance dispatched to the location. Letts was then transported to Provena Mercy Center.
• Sugar Grove police on July 25 were dispatched to an area near Hankes and Norris roads on a report of a suspicious vehicle. Police observed a vehicle matching the description given by Montgomery dispatch, at which time the vehicle pulled into the parking lot of the Walnut Woods basketball courts. Two male subjects then exited the vehicle. One of the males, Marcus McClain, 25, of the 200 block of Judson Avenue in Oswego, had a warrant for his arrest out of Kendall County Sheriff’s Department for driving while license suspended. McClain was taken into custody and transported to the Sugar Grove Police Department, where he posted bond, was given a court date and then released.
• Sugar Grove police on July 11 were dispatched to the 700 block of Queens Gate Circle on a report of burglary to a motor vehicle. The owner of the vehicle told police that someone had broken into his car and took a key to the vehicle, a pair of black Puma gym shoes, $40 in various bills, and two credit cards.
• Sugar Grove police on July 12 were dispatched to the 700 block of Wild Ginger Road on a report of theft. The victim told police that someone had knocked over her stack of decorative stones, placed one stone in the mailbox and raise the red mail flag, and stole two of the stones. The stones are valued at $20 each.
• Sugar Grove police on July 19 were dispatched to the first block of N. Dugan Road on a report of theft. The victim told police that someone had stolen three propane tanks from his lot. The value of the three propane tanks is estimated at $600.
• Sugar Grove police on July 19 performed a traffic stop on a vehicle after noticing its dual rear tires were bulging and rubbing together while the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Galena Boulevard. The passenger of the vehicle identified himself as Alfredo Leon. Police ran a check on the name “Alfredo Leon” and got a description of a 6’3” male weighing approximately 353 pounds. Police estimated the passenger to be about 5’6” and weighing 200 pounds, and took the man into custody. The driver, Juan Quintanilla, 28, of the 500 block of Woodlawn Avenue in Aurora, admitted to police that the passenger was his brother, Alfonso Quintanilla, 18. Police then discovered that the Kane County Sheriff’s Office had a warrant out for Alfonso’s arrest. Alfonso was charged with obstructing identification and then transported Kane County Jail.
Kane County Sheriff’s Department
• The Kane County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its investigation into the fatal traffic crash that occurred on May 16, 2011, on Green Road south of Hughes Road in unincorporated Blackberry Township that involved two Batavia High school students. Lynlee Gilbert of Batavia died as a result of the crash, and Sarah Ginter, also of Batavia, was seriously injured.
Based on the investigation and crash reconstruction, it appears that the vehicle was traveling at approximately 68 miles per hour at the time of the crash. The vehicle partially left the roadway while entering a curve in the road. It appears that Gilbert overcorrected while attempting to get the vehicle under control and left the roadway on the west side of Green Road, where she eventually struck a tree. Sheriff’s investigators believe that speed and driver inexperience were the primary factors in this crash. Toxicology reports were negative for both Gilbert and Ginter.
No tickets were issued as a result of this investigation.