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Police: Stolen car used in Aurora hit-and-run crash

Updated: March 28, 2014 8:59AM

After police notified a man that his vehicle was recently involved in a single-car crash, the 46-year-old Aurora man reported the vehicle stolen in the early morning hours Wednesday from a parking lot near the 1300 block of Monomoy Street, police said.

At 4:24 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to a hit-and-run crash at Galena Boulevard and Randall Road that involved the stolen Saturn coupe. According to a report, the car was found to still have the keys in the ignition, sustained heavy front end damage and both airbags were deployed. When police visited the vehicle’s owner for more information, police determined the owner and his son did not sustain injuries consistent with the traffic crash.

The owner said he noticed the car was missing at about 4:45 a.m. when he awoke for work. The vehicle’s owner said that he left the car unlocked and a spare key to the car in the glove box, police said.

The car was valued at $1,500, according to police. A suspect in the incidents has not been identified, according to a report.


A SciTech employee reported a felony theft that occurred between Saturday and Tuesday at SciTech Hands-On Museum, 18 W. Benton St., police said. According to a report, two computers, valued at $1,300 and $700, were stolen from the museum. During the weekend, an east side door to the SciTech building was accidentally left unlocked, according to police. The museum’s alarm system was activated, but police were never dispatched to the building for a tripped alarm, the report said.

Alejandro Ocampo, 24, of the 100 block of LaSalle Street, Aurora, was charged with felony aggravated domestic battery and felony domestic battery at 11:03 p.m. Tuesday at his home, Aurora police said.

Heather Ashfield, 42, of the 1400 block of Molitor Road, was charged with felony reporting of a false offense and disorderly conduct at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Edward Hospital, 801 Washington St. in Naperville, police said.

Izabela Sheck, of the 200 block of Joel Court, Glendale Heights, and passenger Alissa Williams were injured in a single-car crash at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Liberty Street and Commons Drive, police said. According to a report, Sheck and Williams were transported to Rush-Copley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Sheck was charged with driving too fast for conditions in the incident, police said.

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