Official Press Release Information
08/17/2014 Driving With a Suspended License 14-0483
Operating an Uninsured Vehicle
While monitoring traffic at Main and Washington an officer noted a vehicle being driven without a front plate. A traffic stop was conducted and Devon C. Farrell, 19 yoa, of Genoa was arrested for driving with a suspended license and operating an uninsured vehicle.
07/28/2014 Battery 14-0425
Police received a report of a battery in the 300 block of E Main Street. Upon arrival police interviewed the parties involved and arrested David M. Matuszewski, 28 yoa, of Cortland for Battery.
07/28/2014 Disorderly Conduct 14-0424
Officer called to the 500 block First Street for a report of Disorderly Conduct. Officers spoke with all parties involved and Carrie A. Jones, 33 yoa, of Genoa was arrested for Disorderly Conduct.
While observing traffic on Rt. 72 an officer noted a vehicle swerving in its own lane. A traffic stop was conducted and Marcos Garcia, 28 yoa, of Elburn was arrested for No Valid Driver’s License.
07/20/2014 Domestic Battery 14-0410
Police responded to the 100 block of Prairie for a report of a domestic situation. Upon the arrival of officers an investigation ensued and Kermit A. Watt, 53 yoa, of Genoa was arrested for domestic battery. Mr. Watt was transported to the DeKalb County Corrections.
06/30/2014 No Insurance & 14-0350
No Valid Driver’s License
An officer conducted a traffic stop on a scooter which was being operated on a public street without any registration. The driver admitted to not having any insurance and no valid driver’s license. Mark A. Daum, 41 yoa, of Genoa was arrested for No Insurance and No Valid Driver’s License.
06/28/2014 No Valid Driver’s License 14-0343
While conducting registration checks an officer noted a van being driven in which the registered owner did not have a valid driver’s license. A traffic stop was conducted and the owner of the vehicle was the driver. Vincente Segura, 42 yoa, of Elgin was arrested for No Valid Driver’s License.
06/22/2014 Domestic Battery 14-0325
Police were called to the 600 block of Tyler for a report of Domestic Battery. Officers arrested Jarod W. Bryer, 34 yoa, of Genoa. Mr. Bryer was transported to the DeKalb County Jail to await a bond hearing.
06/15/2014 Domestic Battery 14-0313
06/14/2014 Driving While Intoxicated 14-0308
Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian
While Police were on foot patrol a vehicle sped by almost hitting one of the Officers. Police were able to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle and Anthony V. Saucedo, 24 yoa, of Kingston was arrested for Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian and Driving While Intoxicated.
06/13/2014 Driving While License Suspended 14-0304
Police observed an individual sleeping in his vehicle and upon checking to see if he was okay discovered the individual to have a suspended license. He reportedly had not been driving and Police went on their way. Approximately 2 hours later Officers observed a passenger get into the vehicle and the same individual start the vehicle. Police stopped and arrested Arthur Babneau, 47 yoa, of Rockford for Driving on a Suspended License.
06/13/2014 Resisting Arrest, Obstructing Officer, 14-0301
Damage to State Supported Property 14-0299
While Police were on foot patrol they observed two individuals that appeared to be intoxicated trying to speak to what appeared to be two juveniles that requested they be left alone. Police stopped the suspects and requested Identification. One of the suspects, Kai J. Dassi, 20 yoa, of Elgin was arrested for Unlawful Consumption of Liquor, Resisting a Peace Officer, and Criminal Damage to State Supported Property. Mr. Dassi was transported to the DeKalb County Jail. The second individual, Anthony J. Zaitz, 19 yoa, of Elgin was issued a citation for Unlawful Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor.
06/13/2014 Driving While License Revoked 14-0299
Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Pearson Drive for a report of a hit and run. Upon arrival they were also notified of property taken. Police were able to locate the suspect: Keith R. Marshall, 54 yoa, of Genoa who was driving on a revoked license. No other charges were filed due to the property being recovered, no damage to vehicles, and no complaints signed.
05/07/2014 Aggravated Battery 14-0204
05/06/2014 Driving on Suspended License & No Insurance 14-0206
Officer pulled a vehicle over for speeding 50 in a 35 mph.
Officer conducted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle at which time it was discovered the driver had a suspended license, no insurance, and an expired registration. The driver, Chase M. Akins was arrested for all of the above and released on an I-Bond.
05/01/2014 IDOC Warrant Parole Violation 14-0196
04/28/2014 Trespass to Motor Vehicle 14-0187
Police were called to the 300 block of S Genoa for a Domestic Dispute. Upon arrival Officers were informed the suspect had taken the victim’s vehicle without permission. The suspect, Thomas A. Berott, 42 yoa, of Genoa was arrested for Trespass to Motor Vehicle and Driving While License Revoked.
Domestic Battery 14-0166
Police were called to a home in the 700 block of Watson for an alleged battery of a small child. After an investigation by DCFS and the Genoa Police Department Donald R. Fencl, 26 yoa, of Genoa was arrested on two counts of Domestic Battery. Mr. Fencl was transported to the DeKalb County Jail.
04/02/2014 Driving With License Revoked 14-0141
Officer observed a vehicle being driven by an individual known to not have a valid Driver’s License. A traffic stop was conducted and Thomas A. Berott, 41 yoa, of Genoa was arrested for Driving With License Revoked.
03/22/2014 Possession of Controlled Substance 14-0121
Officers were dispatched to the 300 block W Hill for a domestic disturbance. While investigating the domestic, heroine was found in the home. Brian D. Jeralds, 30 yoa, of Genoa was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Mr. Jeralds was transported to the DeKalb County Jail.
03/23/14 Failure to Appear Warrant 14-0122
Officer responded to the 100 block of S Washington for a verbal domestic. While investigating the Officer was notified by DeKalb County Communications of an outstanding Kane County Warrant for Naomi L. Rodriguez, 29 yoa, of Genoa for Retail Theft Failure to Appear. Ms. Rodriguez was able to post bond and was released with a new court date of April 9, 2014.
03/13/2014 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 14-0110
Carl F. Pierce, Jr., 33 yoa, of DeKalb turned himself into the Genoa Police Department on a Warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Pierce posted $300.00 bond and was released with a court date of April 11, 2014.
01/25/14 Battery and Criminal Trespass to Real Property 14-0039
Police were dispatch to the 600 block of First Street for a report of a Battery that had just occurred. Upon arrival Police were able to speak with the victim and the suspect; both relayed the same story to police resulting in an arrest. Robby S. Montgomery, 43 yoa, of Genoa was arrested for Battery and Criminal Trespass to Real Property. Mr. Montgomery was able to post bond and was released with a court date of February 27, 2014.
01/03/14 Failure to Appear Warrant 14-0004
Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with an expired registration. Upon making contact with the vehicle owner it was discovered that she, Tierra C. Lopez-Rogers, 19 yoa, of Genoa, was wanted on a warrant for Failure to Appear – Unlawful Display of Plates. Ms. Lopez-Rogers was able to able to post $500.00 bond and was released with a court date of January 23, 2014.
Dog owners are responsible for their pets!
Police have been responding to a surprising number of complaints concerning dogs including, Dogs Running at Large, Barking Dogs, and Dogs without a City License.
Loose dogs will be impounded and released back to the owner after payment of the $20 impound fee with proof of a city license (requires proof of rabies vaccination).
The owner can be cited for permitting the dog to run, no city license and any other apparent violations. These violations are $45 each!
Dogs not claimed the same day they were picked up are transferred to county animal control where owners face additional fines and fees.
Please take care of your pet so we don't have to.