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City Blotter

Northern Star staff

August 29, 2016

The following was taken from area police and fire department records, or from DeKalb county court records. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. TuesdayAt 4:05 p.m., DeKalb Police responded to the 1100 block of Rushmore Drive. Upon arrival, officers observed a known individual. A check revealed that Phillip Weaver, 28, of DeKalb, had an active warrant. Weaver was arrested and taken to the DeKalb Police Station. He was later transported to DeKalb County Jail. At 7:09 p.m., DeKalb Police in the 1600 block of Sycamore Road observed a vehicle with expired registration. The officer performed a traffic stop and found the driver, Darrell Nelson II , 22, of DeKalb, was driving with a suspended license. Nelson was arrested and taken to the DeKalb Police Station. He was later released on bond. WednesdayAt 12:23 a.m., DeKalb Police on the 700 block of South First Street observed a vehicle cross the center line. A license plate check revealed the license plates belonged to a different vehicle whose owner had a suspended driver's license. The officer performed a traffic stop and found the owner, Alexander J. Robinson, 19, of Malta was driving the vehicle. Robinson was arrested and taken to the DeKalb Police Station. He was later released on bond.  

Police Report: April 10-13

April 21, 2016

The following was taken directly from area police and fire department records, or from DeKalb County court records. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.April 10• Casey M. Zelko, 20, of DeKalb, was charged with consumption of alcohol as a minor.• Jerrvon Ewing, 22, of DeKalb, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.• Jovon Young, 22, of Aurora, was charged with no driver’s license.• Dana L. Boyd, 28, of Sycamore, was charged with retail theft.April 11• Cortez Wraggs, 21, of Chicago, was charged with obstructing identification and resisting a peace officer.• Arricka S. Kizer, 25, of DeKalb, was charged with illegal insurance card.April 12• Mercedes E. Foster, 26, of DeKalb, was charged with possession of cannabis.• Michael N. Thornhill, 28, of DeKalb, was charged with manufacturing/delivery of cannabis more than 500 grams, manufacturing/delivery of cannabis more than 500 grams near a school, manufacturing/delivery of cannabis 30-500 grams, manufacturing/delivery of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of possession of cannabis, two counts of possession of controlled substance and conspiracy to sell to a minor.April 13• James S. Mayes, 31, of DeKalb, was charged with two counts of criminal trespassing to land and two counts of domestic battery.• Dwaine B. Hampton, 18, of DeKalb, was charged with two counts of domestic battery.• Latrell L. Hightower, 19, of DeKalb, was charged with two counts of domestic battery.

Police Crime Reports: Oct. 19-20

Northern Star staff

October 22, 2013

Wednesday• Anthony V. Saucedo, 24, of DeKalb, was charged with an in-state warrant.• Vicki S. Gustafson, 41, of Malta, was charged with retail theft.• Pieter J. Kruis, 30, of DeKalb, was charged with domestic battery.Thursday• Megan E. Erwin, 22, of DeKalb, was charged with an in-state warrant....

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Ryan Chodora

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Ali Combs

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Ali Combs

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Ali Combs

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DeKalb Animal Shelter expands

Courtesy of DeKalb County Animal Shelter
Deb Ryan, staff

Jennifer Irocky

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Alex Fiore

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