Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The family claims Eden should have taken steps to protect residents.
The family of the 50-year-old victim of a murder-suicide in October is suing the Eden Supporting Living Center in North Aurora, where she was killed. According to a report in The Beacon-News, the family of Tomi Vandiver is saying the assisted living community should have expelled her boyfriend and suspected murder, 58-year-old Jon Neel, because of his previous violent history. Vandiver was stabbed to death Oct. 29, 2012, in the living center at 311 S. Lincolnway St., North Aurora. Neel died when he jumped out of a third-story window on that same day. Vandiver had a romantic relationship with Neel, according to an initial investigation. She went to his apartment to gather some of her things early in the evening on Oct. 29 before she planned…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Here are the hours you can vote early in Batavia and near Batavia.
Early voting for the April 9 election begins Monday, March 25. Kane County residents may vote at Batavia City Hall, 100 N. Island Ave., on these days and times: All voting offices will be closed on Friday, March 29, but here are some other early-voting options near Batavia: Kane County Clerk's Office 719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg. B, Geneva, 60134 Kane County Branch Court 530 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, 60174 Messenger Library 113 Oak St., North Aurora, 60542 City of St. Charlres 2 E. Main St., St. Charles, 60174
Friday, March 8, 2013
Quintin D. Mullen, 22, faces charges that police say was "not a random attack."
A suspect has been arrested and charges have been filed in the March 1 home invasion and shooting incident in the 200 block of Laurel Drive, North Aurora police report. Detectives identified Quintin D. Mullen, 22, of the 1700 block of Felten Road, Aurora as a suspect and then issued an “Attempt To Locate” bulletin to area police agencies on Monday night. Mullen was arrested by officers of the Aurora Police Department around 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the 2300 block of Ogden Avenue, Aurora. Aurora police turned Mullen over to North Aurora police, and he was held overnight at the North Aurora Police Department. The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the following charges against Mullen: Mullen appeared at a bond hearing …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Two men ran off with a safe and shot a dog. Here are the suspect descriptions.
Police are in search of two men who forced their way into a North Aurora duplex Friday afternoon, held the residents at gunpoint and shot a dog three times. The home invasion occurred at a duplex in the 200 block of Laurel Drive on the village's east side, according to a police statement. North Aurora police officers were dispatched to the block at about 1:21 p.m. for a dog that had been shot. "Upon arrival, officers discovered that a home invasion had taken place," the statement said. "Officers learned that the residents heard a knock at the door and, before they could open the door, the suspects kicked the door open and displayed a gun." One suspect, identified by police as Suspect #1, held the residents at gunpoint while the second …
Friday, February 15, 2013
A man pointed a semi-automatic gun at a clerk, police said. Here's a suspect description.
A 7-Eleven store in North Aurora was robbed Thursday morning, according to police. The robbery occurred at the 7-Eleven on 718 Butterfield Road. This is in the plaza on the southwest corner of Butterfield and Hart/Mitchell roads. North Aurora patrol officers were dispatched to the scene at 5:35 a.m., according to a police statement released Friday afternoon. "Upon arrival, officers learned that at approximately 5:15 a.m., a male wearing a mask entered the store and pointed a small black gun at (a store clerk)," the statement said. "The suspect demanded cash from the register and the clerk complied, giving him an undetermined amount of cash." The suspect also took an unknown quantity of lottery scratch-off tickets and several cartons of …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A 16-year-old unlawfully places a camera in his neighbors' bedroom while babysitting their kids, North Aurora police said. Here's more info.
A teen faces charges in connection to a hidden camera found in his neighbors' bedroom, North Aurora police announced Wednesday. The teen is 16 years old, male and lives in the 1100 block of Oak Crest Drive in North Aurora, according to police. The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the following charges against the juvenile suspect: The charges are Class A misdemeanors. The suspect is being prosecuted as a juvenile, so his name will not be released, a North Aurora police statement said. Police presented their case to the State's Attorney's Office after they completed their investigation into the incident, which was first reported on Nov. 17, 2012. At about 2:10 p.m. that day, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Oak …
Monday, February 11, 2013
This 35-year-old Auroran was driving the crossover SUV that struck a utility pole Sunday. Here are more details.
A 35-year-old man faces aggravated DUI and reckless driving charges in connection to Sunday's serious car crash on Route 25, police said. Victor M. Alvarez, of the 1400 block of Golden Oaks Parkway, Aurora, was driving northbound in a silver Nissan Murano crossover sport-utility vehicle that ran off the west side of the roadway and struck a utility pole, according to a North Aurora police statement. Police responded at 2:11 p.m. Sunday to the crash scene, located about 100 ft. north of Ridge Road. Upon arrival, officers found the Murano with heavy passenger side damage. "A passenger in Alvarez’s vehicle, a 39-year-old male of West Chicago, was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove," the statement said. "He was in critical …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The vehicle went about 60 feet off the road, according to officials. Here's what happened.
UPDATE: The driver of the vehicle in this crash was taken to jail Feb. 11 and faces two felony charges. One man was airlifted to a hospital after a one-car crash Sunday afternoon on Route 25 south of Batavia, fire officials said. The crash occurred at the Red Oak Nature Center entrance on the 2300 block of South River Road (Route 25). Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene at about 2:15 p.m., said Mike Klemencic, a North Aurora fire captain. The man was taken by helicopter to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. His condition and identity were not immediately available. The man was in a midsize or crossover sport utility-type vehicle headed northbound on Route 25 when it struck a pole on the passenger side, Klemencic …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The woman, who doesn't have a dentistry license, practiced on patients after hours and on weekends when the business was closed, police said.
An Aurora woman faces charges of illegally practicing dentistry at a North Aurora dental office, police said. North Aurora police and the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office have obtained a criminal indictment against the woman for illegal dentistry practice at the North Aurora Dental Associates office on the 100 block of North Lincolnway (Route 31). The defendant is Silvia Hernandez, 37, of the 400 block of Iowa Avenue, Aurora. Hernandez was indicted last week by a Kane County Grand Jury on the following charges: The charges come after an investigation of over seven months by North Aurora police detectives. Charging documents allege that Hernandez knowingly took control of more than $500 but less than $10,000 from someone by portraying …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A woman and her son outsmarted a group of suspects. Here are the details.
Keep an eye out for a home repair fraud that involves a ruse to get inside your house, police said. A group of men tried to pull the scam at the home of a 78-year-old woman, according to North Aurora police. The incident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19 on the 100 block of South River Road (Route 25). A man came to the woman’s door and offered to repair her driveway by fixing the cracks and resurfacing the driveway with a “new type of coating,” not blacktop. He said the work would cost $1,000 and would come with an eight-year guarantee. He provided some fliers with the company name of “Father and Son Construction.” The woman agreed to the repair but asked for some written paperwork. When she was going to write a check for the repairs…