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Published: 6/2/2009 12:06 AM

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• Leonardo Velez, 31, of the 0-99 block of South Jackson Avenue, Elgin, was arrested at 1:50 p.m. Sunday and charged with felony residential burglary and criminal trespass. According to court documents, a police officer saw Velez walking down the street with a black stocking cap, hiding items under each arm. When the officer asked Velez for his name, Velez took off running into a home in the 400 block of Liberty Street, where he eventually was arrested. He is charged with stealing a PlayStation 3 game console, school books, jewelry and $80 from an apartment in the 200 block of Porter Street. He needs to post $5,000 to be released from jail before his next court date on June 11.

• A group of seven to eight men dressed in black used baseball bats to break the windows on a 1998 Nissan Maxima and 1993 Ford Escort in the 700 block of May Street at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, reports said. No arrests were made.

• A satellite radio system and GPS were stolen between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday from a 2006 Saturn Vue parked in the 2000 block of Big Timber Road, reports said.

• William Lopez, 29, of the 300 block of Division Street, Elgin, and an unnamed juvenile, were arrested at 6:24 p.m. Saturday after a traffic stop in the 300 block of Ryerson Street. Lopez was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license, reports said. The juvenile was charged with marijuana possession.

• Antonio O. Neal Jr., 19, of the 100 block of Lovell Street, Elgin, and Jorge Icujuirre-Alejandro, 19, of the 600 block of St. John Street, Elgin, were arrested at 3:12 p.m. Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct, reports said. They are accused of fighting each other with baseball bats inside J.J. Peppers convenience store, 10 S. State St. Icujuirre-Alejandro also was charged with obstructing a peace officer, reports said.


• A wrought-iron table and matching chairs were stolen last Tuesday from the rear patio of a home on the 11600 block of Grand Canyon Avenue, police said.

• Two geraniums were stolen on Sunday from the front yard of a home on the 12800 block of Farm Hill Drive, police said.

Crystal Lake

• Crystal Lake police are investigating a graffiti incident that likely took place overnight Sunday.

Officials reported that a homeowner residing on the 900 block of Boxwood Drive found an image resembling a swastika painted on his garage, officials said. Officials said a criminal investigation has been opened, and anyone with information should contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at (815) 356-3620.

Kane County

• A motorcycle rider was taken to Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin with non-life-threatening on Friday after he lost control and hit a guardrail, police said. At around 8 p.m. Friday, Jay C. Bruce, 20, of Hanover Park was southbound on McGough Road in Burlington Township when his motorcycle slid on a patch of gravel, leading to the accident. Bruce was wearing a helmet. No citations were issued.

• Barbara T. Piegat, 54, of the 5N000 block of Mary Curt, Campton Hills, was arrested at 12:30 a.m. Saturday at her home and charged with resisting arrest and delivery of alcoholic beverages to a minor, according to a police report. When deputies responded to a complaint about a loud, large party, about 20 people fled into a nearby woods, and 10 to 15 locked themselves inside the house. Police found two kegs of beer and about 100 bottles, cans and cups of alcohol outside. The deputies reported that Piegat told officers she had bought the beer, and that it wasn't her responsibility to check people's identification to determine their age. Police said she tried to push away from an officer while being handcuffed, and refused to walk to the squad car.

• Someone threw a typewriter through a window of Bygone Days Antiques, 184 W. Main St., Burlington, removed a nailed-down rocking chair from the front porch, and used legs from the chair to break another window and a window on the property's garage, between midnight May 15 and 4 p.m. Friday, according to a police report. A piece of paper in the typewriter had curse words typed on it. The business has been closed for about three years.