Area Police Blotter for Sept. 3

By on September 3, 2009

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.

• Eric J. Grozavescu, 19, of the 300 block of High Street in Wauconda, Ill, was arrested at 4:50 a.m. on Aug. 29 for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police stopped Grozavescu as he pulled into the Jewel-Osco parking lot in the 800 block of Main Street in Elburn, after seeing that his rear plate light was out and observing that he stopped at the green light at Route 38 and Route 47. Grozavescue also was cited for unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.

• Someone stole a dark green, Free Spirit bicycle from outside a residence in the 900 block of Kendall Street in Elburn, between 5 and 6 p.m. Aug. 26. The bike is valued at $50.

• Items valued at $550 were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway in the 700 block of West Highland Drive in Elburn, sometime between midnight and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27. The burglar took a Garmin GPS device, an iPod and power chargers.

• Timothy A. Wright, 31, of the 400 block of North Third Street in Elburn, was arrested at 12:21 a.m. Aug. 25 on two outstanding warrants. Police responded to a domestic dispute at Wright’s residence, and the dispatcher informed the officers of the warrants, one from Aurora for a DUI offense and another from Kane County for retail theft.

• On the morning of Aug. 28, a two-car crash occurred when the driver of one of the vehicles failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Meredith Road and Route 38, according to the Kane County Sheriff’s Department. A 2004 Toyota Sienna, driven by Jan Dabrowski, 77, of Florence, Colo., was westbound on Route 38 approaching Meredith Road. A 2009 Chevrolet Prizm was being driven by Susan Phillips, 60, of Sycamore, southbound on Meredith Road. Philips entered the intersection to continue south and was struck by Dabrowski, who failed to stop at the stop sign. No one was injured and no citations were issued. Both cars were towed from the scene.

• Aidan J. Gonzales, 18, of the 1300 block of Indian Trail in Aurora, was arrested at 4:38 a.m. Aug. 22 for unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor and driving while his license was suspended. Police stopped him on Shepherd Lane near Prairie Valley in Elburn for failing to signal 100 feet before turning.
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• Someone picked all of the apples off of a tree at a home in the 200 block of Exeter Lane sometime between 11 p.m. on Aug. 21 and 10 a.m. on Aug. 22.

• Someone took items, including an outdoor rug, a bench and several flower pots off of the porch of a burned out unit in the 200 block of Capital Drive sometime between 6 p.m. on Aug. 19 and 8 p.m. on Aug. 20.

• Joon M. Lee, 20, of the 700 block of Fairfield Way, North Aurora, Victor M. Ortiz, 19, of the 400 block of Farm Trail, Woodstock, and Juan A. Villalva, 19, of the 500 block of McHenry Avenue, Woodstock, were arrested at 10:35 p.m. on Aug. 13 for unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor in the parking lot of the Sugar Grove Community Center, 163 N. Main St., Sugar Grove.

• Someone damaged a decorative block on the Sugar Grove Park District building sometime between Aug. 24 and 25, leaving damaged, displaced or broken marks consistent with skateboards using it as a side rail. The estimated amount of the damage is $500.

• Gabriela Mendoza, 20, of the 500 block of Terry Avenue, Aurora, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of alcohol by a minor at 10:18 a.m. on Aug. 27.

• Someone used a credit card on Aug. 30 belonging to a Sugar Grove resident in the 0-100 block of Rolling Oaks Road, totaling up purchases of $266.99.

• Robert B. Lloyd, 58, of the 800 block of Longview Court, Sugar Grove, was charged with reckless driving at 10:48 a.m. on Aug. 31. He was driving northbound on Route 47 south of Rolling Oaks Road.

• Someone drew anti-Semitic and other graffiti on a traffic sign at Green Heron Lane and New Bond Road. The graffiti, consisting of a swastika and a phallic symbol, was reported on Sept. 1.

Maple Park
• Jonathan Judge, 17, and James Thorne, 19, of Maple Park, have been in the Kane County Jail for more than a week, having failed to post bond on charges related to incidents of criminal damage to property. Maple Park Police Officer Chuck Slater said Judge and Thorne were arrested during the third week of July after an investigation determined they caused $1,700 in damage May 5 to five vehicles parked in front of a house in the 200 block of Kane Street, a Class 4 felony. Slater said the offenders mixed cooking oil, green peas and other kitchen ingredients and poured the substance into the vehicles’ gasoline tanks. They also slashed the vehicles’ tires. Judge also was arrested for three crimes in July: throwing a rock through a front window of the same house in the 200 block of Kane Street, through front windows of a residence and a camper in the 300 block of Main Street, and through a window of a home in the 900 block of Main Street. Judge lives on County Line Road in unincorporated Maple Park, and Thorne is a resident of the 200 block of Center Street in Maple Park. Thorne was 18 at the time of his offense.