Teen injured in fight in Aurora
September 22, 2012 6:38PM
Updated: October 24, 2012 6:28AM
One teenager was seriously injured in a fight on the East Side of Aurora Wednesday afternoon. According to police spokesman Dan Ferrelli, at 3 p.m. police were called to the Jackson Street and North Avenue for a large group of people fighting. When police arrived, the people scattered.
Ten minutes, police were called for another large group of people fighting near North and Union Street, less than half a mile away, Ferrelli said. When officers arrived there, they saw several people fighting, but those people also fled.
Officers found a 15-year-old boy on the ground who had been badly beaten and was suffering from serious head injuries. The teen, who was not identified, was taken to an Aurora hospital, then flown to a suburban Chicago hospital, Ferrelli said. Ferrelli said Friday that the boy was being treated, but was expected to survive.
Police believe the beating was gang-motivated. No one has been arrested, but the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information should call detectives at 630-256-5500 or CrimeStoppers at 630-892-1000. Callers to Crime Stoppers can be anonymous and qualify for a cash reward of up to $5,000.
East Aurora School District Spokesman Clayton Muhammad said the victim was a student in an alternative school in the district, but was not in school on Wednesday. Muhammad said staff will be available to talk to any students who have concerns about the situation.
“Whenever there’s a situation like this, we try to turn it into a teachable moment about how to handle a situation,” Muhammad said.
Ryan Carter, 41, 2000 block of Sapphire Lane, Aurora, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance as well as misdemeanors possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to signal and suspended license at 12:20 a.m. Thursday near Fifth Street and Kingsbury Avenue, police said.
There may have been injuries in a two-car crash at 2:31 p.m. Thursday near Jackson Street and Seventh Avenue, police said. Blanca Ramirez, 500 block of Fifth Avenue, Aurora, was charged with no valid driver’s license and failure to reduce speed, police said. Police refused to release Ramirez’s age or say who was injured.
There may have been injuries in a two-car crash at 6:49 p.m. Thursday near Middle Avenue and Downer Place, police said. Timothy Paul, 400 block of West Downer Place, Aurora, was charged with failure to yield, police said. The other driver, Francisco Morales-Perez, 800 block of East Lake Street, Aurora, was charged with no valid driver’s license, police said. No further information provided.
A Plano man reported that a GPS unit, stereo and hedge trimmer were taken from his garage in the 1100 block of West Jones Street between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, the sheriff’s office said. No value estimate was given.
About $1,500 damage was done to an entry sign in the 2700 block of Route 34 between Wednesday and 9:44 a.m. Thursday, police said.
A woman reported Wednesday that jewelry worth $3,050 was stolen from a home in the 100 block of Chesterfield Court between May and Wednesday, police said.
About $1,360 worth of personal items were taken when someone broke into a car in the 500 block of York Drive sometime before 10:15 a.m. Thursday, police said.
Luis Hernandez, 32, 300 block of Wentworth Drive, Sandwich was arrested at 2:46 p.m. Friday on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance, police said.