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North Aurora police investigating armed robbery at convenience store

Updated: January 12, 2013 6:07AM

North Aurora police are investigating a Monday morning armed robbery at the 7-Eleven store at 2 S. Lincolnway.

According to police, at 9:40 a.m. Monday, a female employee was robbed outside the store as she was taking the store’s money to the bank. Police said the suspect was hiding on the south side of the building then jumped out and knocked the woman to the ground. The man showed the barrel of a gun and demanded money, police said.

The woman handed over the money and the suspect fled. He was last seen heading south on the alley between Route 31 and Adams Street, police said.

Police describe the suspect as a light-skinned man who may be Hispanic. He was between 5-foot-8 and 6-foot-2, and heavyset, police said. He was wearing a black quilted puffy coat, black pants, black work boots and a black knit beanie hat. He was armed with a semi-automatic handgun that had a black, square barrel, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 630-897-8705, ext 610. Anonymous tips may be left by calling 630-897-8705 and choosing option 3, or at CrimeStoppers at 630-892-1000.

North Aurora police said they believe the robber was targeting the store and not random customers.


Brandee Ponce, 32, 7S300 block of Midfield Drive, Aurora, was charged with drunken driving, failure to reduce speed and failure to yield turning left after a two-car crash at 1:54 a.m. Sunday near Constitution Drive and Galena Boulevard, police said. According to police, Ponce was arguing with her boyfriend and did not see the other car. There was no injuries in the crash, police said.

Justin Regelin, 7400 block of Fordham Lane, Plainfield, was charged with drunken driving, failure to reduce speed, no insurance and revoked license at 10:40 p.m. Sunday near Montgomery and Kautz roads, police said. When police arrived, Regelin was sitting behind the driver’s seat. He said he was not driving and there had not been a crash, although tracks showed the car went off the road at a curve, according to police.

Adriana Martinez-Fuentes, 25, 1000 block of Betty Lane, Aurora, was charged with drunken driving, no driver’s license, failure to reduce speed and improper lane use Friday near Fourth and Flagg streets, police said.

Devontae Totten, 19, 900 block of McClaran Avenue, Aurora, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanors no valid registration, no insurance and marijuana possession at 8:15 p.m. Thursday near Fourth and Flagg streets, police said.

Jonathan Castro, 30, 1100 block of Summit Avenue, Aurora, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance at 3:20 a.m. Saturday near Logan Avenue and Simms Street, police said.

Sylvester Anderson, 45, 400 block of South State Street, Aurora, was charged with felonies possession and delivery of 30 to 500 grams of marijuana as well as misdemeanor failure to signal at 3:52 p.m. Friday near Indian Trail and Aurora Avenue, police said.

Ricardo Perez, 19, 200 block of North Fourth Street, Aurora, was charged with felony burglary and misdemeanors criminal damage to property and trespassing at 11 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of North Ohio Street, police said.

Darrell Brown, 21, 200 block of North Avenue, Aurora, was charged with felony resisting a peace officer causing injury at 11:27 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Center Avenue, police said.

One person was injured in a three-car crash at 7:40 a.m. Friday near Hill and Sixth avenues, police said. Laura Wallace was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center; no condition report was available. Another driver, Jorge Rojas-Coyopol, 0-99 block of North Sumner Avenue, Aurora, was charged with failure to reduce speed, police said. Police refused to release either driver’s age.

About $1,500 worth of medication was taken from a car in the 800 block of North Farnsworth Avenue between 4 p.m. Thursday and 5 p.m. Friday, police said.

A black New Holland skidsteer, worth $15,000, was stolen from the 1800 block of Sequoia Drive between Nov. 28 and Friday, police said.


Levi Musson, 24, of Hollywood, Fla., was charged with no insurance and suspended license after he was stopped for tailgating a police squad car at 1:28 a.m. Sunday near Gletty Road and Wright Drive, police said. While the squad car was traveling more than 50 mph, Musson’s car got close enough that the officer could no longer see his headlights, police said. Musson’s license was already suspended in Illinois, police said.

Two 15-year-old boys were charged after they were found smoking marijuana in the boys’ bathroom before Saturday detention at Sandwich High School, police said. Officers were called to the school at 8:07 a.m. Saturday and found the boys with a marijuana pipe, according to a police report. One boy was charged with marijuana possession and the other was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Paul Ellis, 24, 900 block of North Main Street, Sandwich was charged with breaking the window of a business in the 0-99 block of North Main Street, police said. Police were called to the business at 6:04 a.m. Sunday and found the front window smashed. After reviewing surveillance footage, another officer recognized Ellis from a drunk and disorderly arrest earlier in the night, police said.

DeKalb County

Timothy Shepherd, 34, 3500 block of East 15th Avenue, Ottawa, was charged with driving under the influence and improper lane use at 4:35 a.m. Saturday near Waterman and Bastian roads, the sheriff’s office said. Shepherd was found asleep inside the car, which was in a ditch, police said.


Geneva police said they received two complaints last week of gang graffiti being sprayed on a fence. Police said black spray paint was used to deface the alley side of a residential wood fence in the 700 block of Richards Street.

An air compressor, skill saw, penny nailer, crown stapler, finish nailer and a black backpack, worth a total of $1,080, were stolen from a truck in the 100 block of Howard Street on Dec. 4, police said.

Ryan Vervynck, 29, 40W000 block of Bridle Creek Drive, St. Charles, was charged Dec. 5 with attempting to elude police and disobeying a stop sign in the 100 block of Oak Street, police said. Police said the chase continued in the 0-99 block of West Street, where Vervynck was charged with speeding 40 mph in a 30 mph zone and driving on a suspended license.

Kendall County

Kaily Deblock, 37, 0-99 block of Durango Road, Montgomery, was charged with driving under the influence at 1:22 a.m. Monday near Routes 34 and 71, the sheriff’s office said. Deblock was asleep in the left turn lane of Route 34 when deputies arrived, police said.

Amy Unger, 50, 3000 block of West Winchester Court, Aurora, was charged with drunken driving and improper lane use at 11:28 p.m. Saturday near Route 34 and Orchard Road, the sheriff’s office said.


Denard Miller, 40, 100 block of Gregory Street, Aurora, was charged with driving under the influence, open container, failure to reduce speed and suspended driver’s license at 2 a.m. Sunday near Route 34 and Prairie Market, police said.

On Monday, Oswego police announced that they had handed out 77 tickets during a special traffic enforcement detail held between Nov. 12 and 25. Police issued 68 tickets for no seat belt, one for an equipment violation, three for no valid driver’s license, three for revoked license, one alcohol related and one other ticket.

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