Batavia Police: Condom Prank, Domestic Battery, Burglary

Batavia police reports, Oct. 14 and 15


Verbal Dispute #1

Three people were involved in a verbal dispute at 10:52 p.m. at a home on the city's east side. One person was taken to Provena Mercy Medical Center in Aurora.

Teepee and Condoms

Someone extensively toilet-papered the front yard of a home on the 1300 block of McClurg Drive. The incident, reported at 3:51 p.m., occurred sometime between midnight and 4 a.m. Oct. 12. Condoms were also placed on various items in the front yard.

Aggravated Domestic Battery

Todd M. Ruth, 35, of the 400 block of Elm Street was charged with one count each of aggravated domestic battery - strangulation, domestic battery - bodily harm and domestic battery - physical contact. Ruth was transported to the Kane County Jail where he awaited morning bond call. He remains in the jail in lieu of $7,500 bond, according to jail records.


A residential burglary was reported at 3:22 p.m. at Quarry Stone Pond Condominiums, 206 N. Water St. Further information on this incident was not available.


Verbal Dispute #2

Three people were involved in a verbal dispute at 8:31 p.m. on the east side. All parties agreed to stay away from each other for the night.

Bad History

Someone made threats against another person on the west side, according to a police desk report at 4:22 p.m. The accuser said the person had been physical with them in the past. The officer offered to call Mutual Ground for the accuser. The officer recommended staying somewhere else for the night, advised the accuser to contact the State's Attorney's Office to look into possible charges and told them to call 911 for any future incidents.

"Nobody Move"

A resident on the 100 block of North Harrison Street heard three different voices outside at about 4:50 a.m. After the porch light was turned on, the resident heard somebody say "Nobody move." Then the light bulb for the porch light was broken out. No one was seen outside after the incident.

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