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Matthew L. Stoecklein, 55, of Elgin is accused of strangling an elderly man. (Elgin Police Dept.)

Man Held Without Bond In Strangling Of Elgin Resident

John Poyer was found dead at his home in the 500 block of Hiawatha Drive in northwest suburban Elgin about 6:15 p.m. Nov. 22.

11/28/2013

Ryan Hukill (Credit: Elgin Police)

Elgin Cop Arrests Man Breaking Into His Home

A northwest suburban police officer got a surprise Wednesday when he went home for a lunch break and found a 21-year-old neighbor burglarizing his home.

01/03/2013

Punch To Officer’s Groin Leads To Felony Battery Charge

ELGIN (CBS) – A man who allegedly punched a police officer in the groin was charged with a felony count of aggravated battery. Alex S. Barrera, 26, of the Lexington Inn hotel in Elgin, is […]

10/24/2012

Rosella Robinson

Woman, 84, Avoids Prison Sentence For Scuffle With Cop

An 84-year-old Elgin woman with a long rap sheet for drug arrests ran the risk of spending the rest of her life in prison for cutting a police officer’s index finger.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

An Elgin Police Department squad car on patrol. (Credit: CBS)

Elgin Police Focus Efforts On Spike In Burglaries

Crime in Elgin is at a 40-year low, but police said they’re also seeing a dramatic spike in burglaries, which shot up 31 percent last year.

CBS 2–01/26/2012

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Authorities Investigate Reports Of ‘Fireballs’

Police and fire department officials are investigating several fiery explosions over the past two months in the northwest suburbs.

10/20/2010