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Oswego teen facing felony charges

Updated: September 8, 2012 6:11AM

A 19-year-old Oswego man has been charged in a June crash that injured two other people.

On Monday, Oswego police said Anthony Halstead, of the 400 block of South Madison Street, was charged with felony aggravated drunken driving.

The crash occurred at 9:31 a.m. June 10 on Route 30 between Douglas Road and Fifth Street. Halstead’s passenger, Amber Davis, 18, of Montgomery, was seriously injured. Halstead and the driver of a second car, Ariana Stone, 18, of Aurora, were also hospitalized.

Two of the injured people had to be extricated from their vehicle. The driver of a third vehicle, James Biever, 50, of Big Rock, was not injured.

According to police, Biever and Halstead were trying to merge when they collided, causing Halstead’s vehicle to hit Stone’s vehicle. Biever and Halstead were both charged with failure to yield while merging.


Aurora police were called after four cars on the city’s near West Side were damaged by BBs this weekend. The cars were parked in the area of the 700 to 900 blocks of Spruce Street, police said.

Abelardo Garcia Jr., 29, 800 block of East Galena Boulevard, Aurora, was charged with felony criminal trespass to residence as well as misdemeanor domestic battery at 7 p.m. Friday in the 800 block of Lebanon Street, police said.

Cord Greenwall was injured when the car he was driving hit a pole at 7:07 p.m. Saturday near Indian Trail and Highland Avenue, police said. Greenwall was charged with drunken driving and failure to yield, police said. Aurora police refused to provide Greenwall’s age or address. No condition report was available.

David Martinez was taken to Provena Mercy Medical Center after the car he was driving hit a parked SUV at 5:27 a.m. Saturday near Ohio Street and Fourth Avenue, police said. Martinez was charged with drunken driving and leaving the scene of a property damage accident, police said. Police did not provide further information.

Edwin Torres, 17, 300 block of Woodruff Street, Aurora, was charged with felony aggravated battery to a police officer as well as misdemeanor obstructing justice and unlawful use of a weapon at 11:55 p.m. Saturday near Fifth Avenue and Jackson Street, police said.

Kelly Karlowicz, 28, 900 block of Washington Boulevard, Oak Park, was charged with drunken driving, improper lane use, no insurance and driving the wrong way after her car went into a ditch at 2:34 a.m. Saturday near Corporate Boulevard and Church Road, police said.

Someone broke the window of a house in the 800 block of Clarendon Lane then stole cash, two purses and two computers between 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, police said. Total loss was $2,060, police said.

Clothing, cash, an iPod, groceries and tools, worth a total of $1,076, were taken from a car in the 1200 block of Birchdale Lane between July 31 and Aug. 1, a man reported to police Friday.

About $1,000 damage was done when someone keyed the side, slashed the tires and shattered the windshield of a car in the 900 block of North Elmwood Avenue between 11:55 p.m. Friday and 1:25 a.m. Saturday, police said.

About $3,000 damage was done when someone scratched the side of a car parked at the Chicago Premium Outlets mall on Farnsworth Avenue between 11:30 a.m. and 3:38 p.m. Sunday, police said.

About $1,500 worth of tools were taken from a store in the 1000 block of Claim Street between 11 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Kendall County

Lawrence Testin, 23, 11900 block of Bushnell School Road, Newark, was charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer, speeding, improper lane use, illegal transportation of alcohol and assault to a police officer, the sheriff’s office said. Susanne Testin, 46, of the same address, was charged with obstructing a peace officer when she interfered with the traffic stop, police said.

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