Aurora attempted murder suspect enters not guilty plea
By Dan Campana For Sun-Times Media December 20, 2013 2:08PM
Updated: January 24, 2014 6:16AM
One of two men accused in a pair of September shootings recently denied attempted murder charges against him, records state.
Andrew Bueno, 24, of Aurora, is charged with firing a gun at three men in two separate incidents on Sept. 13. The first shooting occurred near Broadway and Bluff Street, where a vehicle occupied by two men was hit by several shots. About 90 minutes later, in the 600 block of North Avenue, shots were fired at another vehicle. No one was injured in either incident. Police said suspect descriptions were the same in both shootings. Police later stopped a vehicle occupied by Bueno and co-defendant Andrew Delgado, who is scheduled to be arraigned next month.
Bueno had been held on $250,000 bail, but posted the required $25,000 cash to be released from Kane County Jail last month.
Motions thrown out in ID theft case
A Kane County judge recently threw out, for now, pending evidence-related motions in the case of a Chicago man accused of orchestrating an identity theft scheme at a downtown Aurora bank in 2012, court records show.
Pierre Thompson, 25, is accused of aggravated identity theft and financial institution robbery. His attorney, James Tyson, previously filed motions challenging Thompson’s identification by a witness and police recordings obtained through an eavesdropping order.
Tyson also wanted additional information on an informant used by investigators. However, when Tyson did not show for a Dec. 12 hearing, Judge Clint Hull struck the motions, but left the possibility for them to be refiled, records states.
A new hearing date was set for Dec. 24.
Thompson is accused of threatening a bank teller into obtaining customer account information and then sending a female accomplice into the bank to make large withdrawals while posing as the customer, court records show.
Murder suspect indicted
A grand jury recently indicted 44-year-old Amy Zuniga in the October murder of her cousin.
Zuniga is accused of stabbing to death Reynaldo Galvan, 68, in the family’s home on Front Street, as well as attacking her husband with a knife, according to the indictments issued Dec. 9.
Zuniga, who has been ordered to undergo a fitness evaluation, made strange statements to police investigating the attacks. Investigators also noted missing prescription medicine at the home during an initial investigation.
She remains in Kane County Jail on $2 million bail. She is scheduled for a Jan. 3 hearing.
Sugar Grove man denies sex charges
A 46-year-old Sugar Grove man pleaded not guilty recently to nearly 30 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, according to court records.
Noel Buhay was indicted in April on 27 sex assault counts, as well as single counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse and indecent solicitation of a child.
He is accused of sex acts with a now-teenage boy between December 2005 and December 2008, according to the documents. The case was investigated by the Kane County Child Advocacy Center.
Buhay is free on $250,000 bail with a Jan. 23 hearing scheduled.