Man charged with felony aggravated battery in St. Charles, then with endangering children in Sugar Grove

Suspect being held on $25,000 bond

KANE COUNTY – An Aurora man was charged with felony aggravated battery of a victim who was over 60 years old just days after he was charged with endangering the lives of children in a separate domestic incident, according to police reports and court records.

Francis A. Altobello, 26, of the 3000 block of Longwood Lane, Aurora, is being held in the Kane County jail on $25,000 bond in connection with the felony aggravated domestic battery charge, records show.

That and other charges were filed May 27, stemming from an incident in St. Charles on May 22, court records show.

Altobello “grabbed (the victim older than 60) with both hands and threw her across the room and onto a wall,” according to the charging documents, resulting in “an open wound to the rear of her head.”

The injury was noted in one of two separate misdemeanor domestic battery charges, that which causes bodily harm; he was also charged with domestic battery that makes physical contact, court records show.

Altobello was charged with felony criminal damage to property in that he tore off the interior door handle of a St. Charles police car, as well as a large piece of the interior door and damaged the wiring to the squad car’s emergency lights, according to the charging documents.

Altobello was also charged with misdemeanor resisting a police officer, by refusing an officer’s commands to put his hands behind his back and actively resisted being arrested, according to the charging documents.

Altobello is to appear in court July 21 for a status hearing.

On, May 17 Altobello was charged with three counts of causing a child to be endangered and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence in Sugar Grove, according to police and court records.

Altobello and a woman he was dating got into an argument while she was driving shortly after 3:30 p.m. on May 10 near the Jewel-Osco, 465 N. Sugar Grove Parkway, according to police reports.

She asked him to get out of the car, but instead, Altobello allegedly grabbed the wheel and turned it; she got control of the vehicle and drove into the Jewel parking lot because she saw a police car at the First National Bank near the grocery store, the report stated.

Altobello grabbed the wheel again, this time jerking it hard towards himself, causing the car to jump the curb and crash into a Jewel online order pickup sign, knocking it down, the police report stated.

The women attempted to call 911 on her cell phone, but Altobello grabbed it, got out of the car and smashed it to the ground, the report stated. She showed police the shattered screen on her cell phone.

The woman also had a black eye and cuts and bruising above her eye, the report stated.

Altobello was charged with three charges of misdemeanor child endangerment for two children under the age of 18 who were in the back seat of the car and one unborn child, as the victim is pregnant, according to the police report and charging documents.

Altobello is to appear in court on the misdemeanor charges June 25.