Batavia Police: Drug Items, Wild Golf Balls, Runaway Slasher

Batavia police reports, Oct. 1


Runaway Slasher

Someone found his or her driver's side tires punctured at 8:55 p.m. on the 100 block of State Street. The person saw a possible suspect running through a lot.

Sex Offender Registration

John T. Natzke, 39, 629 Elm St., registered as a sex offender in person at 6:01 p.m. at the Batavia Police Department, 100 N. Island Ave. Natzke is labeled as a sexual predator, according to the Illinois Sex Offender Registry, and must register annually for his entire life.

See an interactive map of sex offenders' homes in Batavia.

Neighbor's Golf Ball Invasion

A woman has found golf balls on her west-side property for the past several months. She told police at 5:36 p.m. that she saw a neighbor hitting golf balls and found several balls blocking her gutter.

Hide Hubby's Passport

A man told an officer he had gotten into an argument with his wife at their east-side home. The parties said at 5:26 p.m. they would separate for the evening, but it didn't last long. The officer was called back 30 minutes later, with the man claiming his wife hid his passport.

Uninsured, No License

Alfredo Soto, 40, of the 200 block of West Illinois Avenue, Aurora, was cited with the following:

  • Driving while license suspended
  • No valid drivers license
  • Operating a vehicle with expired registration
  • Uninsured motor vehicle

A police officer arrested Soto at 3:50 p.m. at Kirk and Giese roads. He posted $150 cash bond and was given a Nov. 13 court date.

Drugs Items, Trespassing

Two men found at 9:30 a.m. on the 900 block of East Wilson Street were sent to jail for different reasons.

  • Bradley Cowans, 23, of the 1300 block of East Wilson Street, Batavia, was charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was processed and taken to the Kane County Jail after failing to post bond.
  • Robert L. Walker, 23, of the 900 block of Fulton Street, Chicago, was transported to the county jail in connection with two outstanding warrants in connection with criminal trespassing. One warrant was from Kane County, the other from Batavia. Walker was also issued a notice to appear in court on Nov. 6. in connection with criminal trespass to land.

Police Blotter information is provided by the Batavia Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify charles.menchaca@patch.com. We will verify and report the outcome.


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