Updated: October 14, 2012 1:13PM
An Aurora man who has been convicted of at least 14 crimes and traffic violations over the past 11 years was being held Tuesday in the DuPage County Jail after going to the Lisle police station to ask whether there were any warrants out for his arrest.
Dustin A. Nelson, 28, of the 400 block of South Fourth Street, was being held on $24,000 bail, Lisle Police Watch Cmdr. Ron Wilke said.
Nelson went to the police station on Monday “to inquire if there were any active arrest warrants for him,” Wilke said Tuesday in a release. He was told two warrants had been issued stemming from an incident the night of Sept. 3 in the 4400 block of Blackhawk Lane in Lisle, Wilke said.
The warrants were for assault, failure to report striking an unattended vehicle, improper backing and disorderly conduct.
DuPage County court records show that since 2001, Nelson has been convicted of at least 14 crimes and traffic offenses. He served jail sentences in October 2002, March 2005 and May 2006, after being found guilty of shoplifting in Naperville, Elmhurst and Villa Park, respectively, court records indicate.
An Aurora woman told police she went on a trip out of town last week and when she returned her engagement ring was missing. The ring was taken between Sept. 2 and 6 from a home in the 1200 block of Foran Lane. The engagement ring, valued at $4,300, was taken from a dresser, police said.
Joseph Lacey was injured in a hit-and-run crash at Route 59 and Meridian Lake Drive at 7:43 a.m. Monday, police said. According to a report, a woman driving a Toyota vehicle struck Lacey, who was on a motorcycle, while switching lanes. Lacey told police a white woman in her 40s with brown hair was driving a “wine-colored” Toyota Corolla that turned west on North Aurora Road. Police said a Naperville Police officer checked records and found a “reddish” Toyota Camry that matched a partial license plate Lacey provided. Police did not provide further information.
Matthew Dema was cited for improper passing at an intersection in a two-car crash with possible injuries at Frontenac Street and Shoreline Drive at 8:15 a.m. Monday, police said. Police would not provide further information.
Nadine Dynsing was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident in a two-car crash with possible injuries at Galena Boulevard and Edgelawn Drive at 8:56 a.m. Monday, police said. Police would not provide further information.
Sabrina Pabon was charged with failure to yield and failure to reduce speed in a two-car crash with possible injuries at New York and Oakhurst streets at 7:01 p.m. Monday, police said. Police would not provide further information.
James Musialek, 21, 1200 block of Gates Street, Aurora, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance at 1:20 a.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of Best Place, police said.
Adrian Moore, 30, 1600 block of Reckinger Road, Aurora, was charged with felony robbery at 7:30 p.m. Friday at his home, police said.
Devon Fowler, 18, 200 block of Lilac Lane, Aurora, was charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor obstructing identification at 1:45 a.m. Friday near Galena Boulevard and May Street, police said.
Joann Pates, 39, of Plainfield, was injured in a two-car crash at Line and Wheeler roads in Kendall County at 4:34 p.m. Sunday, police said. According to a report, Pates, a passenger in the vehicle that was struck in the crash, was transported to Provena St. Joseph’s Hospital in Joliet with non-life-threatening injuries.
A 67-year-old Oswego man reported a credit card stolen from his mailbox was used at multiple area gas stations, police said. Police estimate total loss at $4,600.
Elder Cano, 23, 1300 block of Watson Street, Montgomery, was charged with drunken driving after police found Cano’s vehicle stuck in a muddy field near Waubonsia and Talma streets at 2:50 a.m. Sunday. He also was charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license, no insurance and obstructing justice after he attempted to run away from the scene, police said.
A customer attempted to pay for merchandise with two $20 counterfeit bills at a business in the 1300 block of South Douglas Road, police said. The customer was not charged but the currency was collected by police. The bills will be turned over to the U.S. Secret Service, police said.