• Crystal Lake police arrested a 24-year-old Chicago man on charges of stealing a car and setting a fire to a Crystal Lake home early Saturday morning, police said. Thomas A. Puchinski of 6039 W. Montrose Ave. was charged with one count of residential arson, one count of residential burglary one count of theft over $300 and possession of a stolen motor vehicle, according to Deputy Chief Dennis Harris. The fire caused $350,000 damage to the home at 585 Woodland Drive, but no one was injured because the family was on vacation at the time of the incident. The stolen vehicle, a 1992 Honda Civic, has been recovered, police said. Bond for Puchinski was set at $15,000 at a hearing Tuesday and his next court date was scheduled for Aug. 19 in Woodstock. Puchinski remained in the McHenry County jail Tuesday evening, police said.
• A man wanted for selling drugs in Elgin on April 10 was arrested Monday on Amanda Circle. Percy A. Jones, 31, of Alsip, was charged on a warrant with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, police said. Jones' bond was set at $75,000 and when he was unable to post that amount, he was taken to the Kane County jail. He is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing at the Kane County Judicial Center on Aug. 20.
• Another man accused of selling a half gram of rock cocaine to an undercover Elgin police officer on May 29 for $60 was arrested Monday. Herbert J. Williams, 32, of 807 Monroe St., Carpentersville, was charged with the delivery and possession of a controlled substance, police said. When Williams was arrested, police said he had 15 grams of marijuana in his possession and told police he had been selling cocaine and marijuana from an address on the 1400 block of Davis Road for three or four months. Williams was unable to post a $10,000 bond on his charges and was sent to the Kane County jail. His next court date is on Aug. 20 at the Kane County Judicial Center.
• An Elgin teenager who was not allowed to have contact with other street gang members as a condition of his bond release was arrested Monday. Scott Rosati, 18, of 310 Hill St., was charged with violation of the terms of his electronic home monitoring, police said. Rosati said in court Tuesday the person with whom he had contact was a relative, but Kane County Judge Kevin Busch said the offense still constituted a violation of his bond. Rosati was taken to the Kane County jail with a $7,500 bond and an Aug. 20 court date at the Kane County Judicial Center.
• A passenger in a car stopped for a traffic offense at Wing and Hubbard streets at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday was found to have a small amount of cocaine in her possession, police said. Autavia Cannady, 27, of 1255 Fleetwood Drive, Apt. 108, Elgin, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and obstruction of justice for supplying them with false information, a report said. Cannady was unable to post $1,500 and was taken to the Kane County jail. Her next scheduled court date at the Kane County Judicial Center is on Aug. 22.
• A woman stopped by police for a traffic offense at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday on the 300 block of North Spring Street was asked to sit down. Instead, she grabbed a police officer and hit him on the right side of his face, a report said. Bianca L. Venegas, 18, of 472 Ann St., Elgin, was charged with battery, police said. She was released with a Sept. 19 date at Elgin Branch Court.
• A 71-year-old Elgin man filed a report with police stating he was robbed of $60 and was threatened with a handgun by three men as he walked south on the bicycle path under the Route 20 overpass at 11 a.m. Monday.
• Three 12-volt drills, a hand saw, a reciprocating saw, a car battery charger and a bench saw were stolen between 5 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday from Universal SPC Inc., 412 N. State St., Elgin. Police said they found an open window at the factory.
• A man gave police a license during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon that had been expired for four years and was a fake, anyway, police said. Sergio Sanabria, 50, of 4508 W. 66th St., Chicago, was charged with possession of a fraudulent identification card, according to a police report. Sanabria posted a $7,500 bond Sunday and was released from the Kane County jail. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Aug. 21 at the Kane County Judicial Center.
• Security personnel at the Sears store at Spring Hill Mall detained a 26-year-old Elgin woman at 6:30 p.m. Monday with $174.98 worth of shoplifted items in her possession, a police report said. A charge of felony retail theft was filed against Marcella Cedillo-Vega of 5 Times Square, Apt. 410, who was found with the stolen apparel and flip flops, police said. She posted a $500 bond Tuesday morning and was released from custody. Her next court date is on Aug. 22 at the Kane County Judicial Center.