Saturday, October 13, 2007

Police Reports

I’m in the habit of reading the police blotter in the daily paper. You can find out quite a bit about your town by reading it. Here are three favorites of late:

Lousy ROI
“An employee of Suburban Plastic, 340 Renner Drive, was arrested after an audit showed $8,000 in brass fittings were missing, police said. Police said the man brought 216 pounds of brass on Sept. 29 to a recycling center and received $302.40 in payment. Luis Vilchis-Guzman, 29, of 1035 Morton Ave., Elgin, was charged with felony theft, police said. Vilchis-Guzman was held in the Kane County jail on $1,000 bond with an Oct. 25 court date at the Kane County Judicial Center.”

It sounds like an expensive deal all the way around.

Honest Ma’, I’m clean!
“An Elgin man was arrested on drug charges Monday, police said. Benito Suarez, 21, of 472 Ann St., Elgin, was charged with delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and delivery of a controlled substance, police said. Suarez was held in the Kane County jail on $45,000 bond with an Oct. 17 court date at the Kane County Judicial Center.”
Benito was the victim of a drive-by on September 23rd. And he’s been before the judge a couple of times as the newspaper reported.
Court records, however, show Suarez has a criminal history.
In 2005, the 21-year-old was sentenced to 18 months in prison for aggravated use of a weapon, records show.
That same year, Suarez was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated use of a weapon in a vehicle with a previous conviction.
Also in 2005, he also was issued a 60-day sentence in the Kane County jail for the misdemeanor charge of aggravated battery.
So, he appears to have a heap of trouble now. Judging from the high bail, it’s pretty serious. I wonder what it will take to get him to retire?

TV comes to Carpentersville
“Man in wig, smock exposes himself
A male dressed in a blue wig and a smock exposed himself to someone in the 1200 block of Grant Drive, according to police. Someone who saw the man, about 16 to 24 years old, lift the smock and fondle himself at 11:37 a.m. Wednesday, described it as an "ongoing problem," according to the police run sheet. The suspect was gone when police arrived, according to police.”

Relax. Univision was just taping Sabado Gigante!


  1. So, that kid Benito Suarez went to elementary school with me. Kind of funny to see where he ended up. I think he went to boot camp or juvie when we were in fourth grade or something.

  2. You knew some bad hombres growin' up in the hood, girl. How come you turned out so good?

  3. Upbringing? Stable parents who weren't afraid to dicipline their kids and kept them away from gangs and drugs and all the other bullpoopies that so many of the superstars who make the police beats seem to get into? Half a brain? Work ethic?

    All of the above?