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Aurora investigating fire at towing company

Updated: October 21, 2012 2:39PM

Aurora police and firefighters are investigating a fire that broke out Wednesday morning at a near West Side towing company.

According to the fire department, about $30,000 damage was done when a fire started at Acey’s Towing (formerly A-1 Towing) at 186 Woodlawn Ave. The fire started at 5:08 a.m., officials said. There were no injuries and the fire was under control within 10 minutes, police said.

On Wednesday afternoon, Aurora Police Lt. Pete Inda said the blaze is not considered an arson, just a fire of unknown origin. Firefighters were trying to determine the cause, Inda said.


Marco Guzman, 30, 400 block of Loucks Street, Aurora, was charged with felony drunken driving, obstructing identification and leaving the scene of an accident injury as well as misdemeanor failure to reduce speed and no driver’s license at 2:54 a.m. Sunday near Lincoln Avenue and New York Street, police said.

Victor Mendez, 21, 300 block of East New York Street, Aurora, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanors drunken driving, no driver’s license, improper lane use and no insurance at 4:06 a.m. Monday near Farnsworth Avenue and Reckinger Road, police said.

Someone may have been injured in a car-vs.-pedestrian crash at 12:26 p.m. Tuesday near Fourth and Spring streets, police said. Maria Espinoza was charged with improper backing, leaving the scene of an accident, no valid driver’s license and no insurance, police said. Police would not release Espinoza’s age or address, or say whether anyone was injured.


Rick Byrnes, 48, 600 block of Kendall Street, Aurora, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence as well as possession of a controlled substance and revoked license at 1:45 a.m. Friday near Montgomery and Douglas roads, police said.

Erica Huggins, 20, 400 block of South Avenue, Aurora, was charged with driving under the influence at 2 a.m. Saturday near Montgomery Road and Fifth Street, police said.

A resident reported that someone opened a Texas satellite television account in their name and charged more than $1,900 sometime before 7:30 p.m. Monday, police said.

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