Aurora-area Crime

Six hurt in Montgomery shooting

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MONTGOMERY — Six people were shot early Sunday in the garage of a house at Jackson and Waubansia streets here. Five were taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center or Presence Mercy Center, both in Aurora, according to a press release from Montgomery police. A sixth was …

Caregiver from Aurora accused of stealing from elderly employer

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A 25-year-old caregiver from Aurora is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the elderly west suburban resident who employed her. On April 9, Lenise K. English of 403 E. Indian Trail in Aurora, was charged with financial exploitation of the elderly and aggravated identity …

Man found asleep at wheel in Aurora faces DUI charge

A West Chicago man was charged with drunken driving early Wednesday morning after Aurora police found him asleep behind the wheel of his car. Aurora police were called to the 200 block of South Calumet Avenue around 2:15 a.m. for reports of a suspicious vehicle …

Yorkville man faces road rage charges

A Yorkville man, who police said pointed a pellet gun at another driver during a Monday morning road rage incident, is facing aggravated assault charges. Montgomery police said the driver, Rick Fermazin, 47, 600 block of Tower Lane, was involved in the altercation around 10:08 …

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Aurora Joe Shanks, 32, 600 block of Hammond Avenue, Aurora, was charged with drunken driving, possession of marijuana, improper lane usage and illegal transportation of liquor at 3:39 a.m. Monday near North Ohio Street and Fulton Street, police said. Felix Corral, age and address not …

Manning gets 25 years in prison for St. Charles murder

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Arthur Manning spoke softly Wednesday as he, once again, placed the blame for Naromi Mannery’s death on Mannery himself. Manning couched his finger-pointing with shades of remorse, saying he could have handled things better during a 2008 fight outside a St. Charles home where he …

Six kilos of cocaine seized in Kane County traffic stop

A routine traffic stop ended in a major cocaine bust for Kane County Sheriff’s deputies Thursday afternoon. A Minnesota man was stopped for speeding at around 12:15 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 90 near Route 31 and was found with approximately six kilograms of cocaine in …

Aurora woman accused of stabbing boyfriend

A 19-year-old Aurora woman has been charged with multiple felonies after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend during an argument early Friday morning. Andrea Vasquez-Soto, 0-99 block of South Stolp Avenue, is facing two counts of felony aggravated battery and one count of felony aggravated domestic battery. …

Victoria’s Secret thief made no secret of favorite team

Almost $2,368 worth of apparel was stolen from Victoria’s Secret in the Geneva Commons located on Randall Road and Williamsburg Avenue, Geneva police said. Police said 48 different styles of women’s clothing were stolen from the store’s display table and racks between 6 p.m. and …

Batavia murder suspect to undergo evaluation

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Nearly two years after Latoya Baines’ arrest in the stabbing death of a Chicago man, her attorney has expressed doubt Baines can stand trial, court records show. Baines, 26, last of Batavia, remains held in Kane County Jail on $750,000 bail, charged with the murder …

Aurora police seek clues on vehicle burglaries

Aurora police are searching for clues concerning a rash of vehicle burglaries on the city’s near southeast side. A total of seven vehicles were burglarized in the overnight hours of April 8 and 9 in the 400 and 700 blocks of Hinman Street, the 400 …

Prostitution sting nets nine arrests

A two-day, undercover prostitution sting ended with the arrest of nine people in Aurora. Members of the Aurora Police Department Special Operations Group, department investigators and patrol officers conducted the sting at a West Side location, and targeted websites that are commonly known to advertise …

DUI charges filed in fatal collision

A Montgomery woman has been charged with felony driving under the influence of drugs for allegedly having marijuana in her system when she struck and killed a pedestrian in Aurora in February. Cherise Wardlow, 39, 0-99 block of Circle Drive East, was originally charged with …

Woman sought in theft from Boulder Hill Elementary

Police are seeking a former PTA treasurer accused of taking $4,000 from an account for an elementary school near Montgomery. Meredith Henry, 36, was charged March 13 with felony theft, the Kendall County Sheriff’s office said in a statement. Authorities first learned of the theft …

Aurora man dies in ATV accident

An Aurora man died Sunday when the ATV he was riding flipped over in Big Rock Township. Christopher Harner, 44, of the 1700 block of Garfield in Aurora, was riding an ATV at about 5 p.m. Sunday on the 45W900 block of Scott Road in …