The Elmhurst Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named.

Animal complaint

Aug. 16

An officer responded to the 100 block of W. Adelaide at around 1:47 p.m. on the report of a pit bull that was reportedly tied to a railing with no water or shelter. An investigation is pending.

Aug. 13

A victim in the 100 block of Addison reported a bat inside the house. She was unaware how long the bat had been there. The bat was captured and transported to the police department to be turned over to DuPage County Animal Control for rabies testing.


Aug. 18

Jacqueline O. Cantoral, 30, of Addison, was arrested in the 700 block of N. York at around 5:06 p.m. Police said a victim stated that Cantoral threw her keys and struck the victim in the face. Cantoral was charged with battery.

Criminal damage/criminal trespass to property

Aug. 18

Damage to city property was reported in the 100 block of W. Park at around 9:26 a.m. Police said a street light was knocked down by unknown means and wires were exposed.

Aug. 14-Aug. 17

A complainant in the 100 block of W. First told police that an unknown suspect discharged a wall-mounted fire extinguisher inside the stairwell on the fifth level of a parking deck located in the area. The suspect also damaged the plastic door containing the fire extinguisher. Total loss is estimated at $40.

Aug. 12

A complainant told police that at 10 a.m. an unknown suspect and four other unknown individuals caused approximately $500 in damage to the sports court at Elmhurst College’s Faganel Hall. All five individuals were recorded on video ripping up the sport court mats to play basketball. Elmhurst College has agreed to sign complaints, issue no-trespass notices to all suspects and requested $500 restitution for the damage.

Disorderly conduct/mischievous conduct

Aug. 15

Kurt Cortese, 39, of Elmhurst, was arrested near York and Park at around 11:50 p.m. Police said Cortese was found to be highly intoxicated and unable to take care of himself. He was cited for disorderly conduct/public intoxication.

Aug. 11-Aug. 13

The victim, a human resources manager of a company in St. Charles, told police that a potential job candidate send her two nude photographs of himself via text messages. An officer contacted the suspect, who admitted sending the photographs, explaining they were actually meant for another individual and were sent to the victim in error. The officer advised the suspect to cease any contact with the victim, who declined to pursue the matter.

Domestic battery

Aug. 14

A 43-year-old Elmhurst man was arrested in the 300 block of E. St. Charles Road at around 12:55 p.m. An officer responded to Elmhurst Hospital for a report of a battery. The officer spoke with the victim, who had visible bruises on her legs and right thumb. The victim told police that the suspect beat her with a broom following an argument. He was charged with two counts of domestic battery.

DUI/Illegal consumption/possession of alcohol

Aug. 17

Patrick W. Shaw, 32, of Elmhurst, was arrested in the 100 block of S. York at around 8:34 p.m. Police received a 9-1-1 call about a reportedly highly-intoxicated person getting into a vehicle outside a local pub and preparing to drive away. A reporting officer located Shaw, the driver, with the keys in the ignition and the engine running. Shaw was found to be highly intoxicated. He was charged with one count of DUI (actual physical control).

Aug. 16

An officer responded to a report of a missing person at around 2:06 a.m. A complainant told police that her 16-year-old son had sneaked out of the house. The juvenile was located at his father’s house. (His father was out of town.) Police said the juvenile attempted to run from officers but was apprehended and cited for consumption of alcohol by a minor, possession of tobacco and violation of curfew.

Aug. 14

Jason T. Luther, 41, of Elmhurst, was arrested at a liquor store in the 900 block of S. York at around 7:16 p.m. Police said that a reporting police sergeant while on patrol observed Luther exit the liquor store with a bottle and enter his vehicle. The sergeant then observed Luther open the bottle of liquor and take a sip, according to police. Contact was made with Luther, who police said admitted to drinking some whiskey out of the bottle. He was charged with possession of open liquor in public. The bottle of whiskey was placed into evidence.

Aug. 13

Ahmed Thomas, 35, of Carol Stream, was arrested near Route 83 and North Avenue at around 2:22 a.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said Thomas was found to be DUI and driving while license suspended for DUI. He was charged with aggravated DUI, possession of cannabis, driving while license suspended and improper lane usage.


Aug. 16-Aug. 17

A victim in the 200 block of N. Myrtle told police that after breaking up with the suspect, she constantly would call and text-message him and his friends to talk. The victim changed his phone number and is now receiving prank phone calls from a phone application. A reporting officer attempted to contact the suspect but received no answer.


Aug. 16

Lavita Boyles, 39, of Addison, and Dantrell Jackson, 22, of Chicago, were arrested near Grand and Lake at around 8:50 p.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said Boyles was found to have a suspended driver’s license and an original arrest warrant out of the Rockford Police Department on a charge of failure to register as a violent offender against youth. Jackson, a passenger in the vehicle, provided a false name and false birth date, according to police. His true identity was discovered, and police said he was found to be wanted on two active no-bond warrants out of Cook County on original charges of manufacturing/delivery of heroin. Boyles was cited for driving while license suspended, no insurance and no seat belt. Jackson was charged with obstructing identification and no seat belt.

Possession of cannabis/drug paraphernalia/controlled substance/tobacco

Aug. 18

Amanda Schulz, 25, of Elmhurst, was arrested near York and Fremont at around 9:41 p.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said Schultz was found to be in possession of cannabis. She was charged with possession of cannabis.

Aug. 14

David Jackson, 34, of Coal Grove, Ohio, and Shane Lyons, 36, of Houston, Texas, were arrested near York and Lane at around 8:46 p.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said Jackson, a passenger in the vehicle, was found to be in possession of cannabis and Lyons, the driver, was found to have a valid extraditable warrant out of Kentucky for a parole violation. Jackson was cited for possession of cannabis; Lyons was charged with obstructing identification, being a fugitive from justice, no valid driver’s license and failure to signal.

Theft/attempted theft/identity theft/fraud/forgery/deceptive practice/obstruction/robbery

Aug. 19

• A victim in the 600 block of N. York Road told police that on Aug. 17 she sent laptop computers to a suspect with an address in Brooklyn, N.Y. The next day, the victim shipped an envelope full of “manuals” to the suspect. The victim informed police she was sending these items for taxes on a “prize” she would be receiving. An investigation is pending.

• A victim in the 400 block of N. York who is an employee at a local store told police he placed his work backpack next to his vehicle. The victim then went back into the store to tell the owner he was leaving, and when he returned the backpack was missing.

Aug. 18

• A victim in the 100 block of E. Schiller St. told police he is a contracted employee who was painting at a local apartment complex. He placed his backpack in the parking garage like he always does, and when he returned to check on it, someone had taken it.

• Theft was reported in the 700 block of Kearsage at around 2:07 p.m. A victim arranged for a USPS parcel pickup and left the parcel on the front porch of his house to be picked up at 10:30 a.m. At 1:50 p.m., the mail carrier rang the bell and asked the victim where his package was. The area was checked with no results.

• A victim who is a clerk at a local store in the 200 block of E. Butterfield told police that three individuals came into the store and attempted to cash a lottery ticket. The clerk noticed that the ticket was from Minnesota and when she turned, she noticed one of the suspects took a pack of cigarettes and ran out of the store. The suspect who reportedly ran out with the cigarettes is described as an Hispanic male, around 20 years old, 5’8”, medium build with black, shaggy hair, brown eyes, a moustache and medium skin tone. There were no descriptions for the other two suspects.

Aug. 17-Aug.18

Burglary to a motor vehicle was reported in the 300 block of S. West Ave. at around 9:07 a.m. The victim’s vehicle was towed for not displaying a proper parking pass. When the victim picked up her vehicle, she reported that a black bag containing jewelry worth approximately $3,298 and softball items were missing.

Aug. 17

A complainant at a local rental store in the 1000 block of S. Route 83 told police that a suspect attempted to rent a Wacker Vibra Plate valued at $1,975. When the complainant ran the suspect’s credit card for the $500 deposit, it was declined. The suspect then entered a maroon-colored van and left the scene. Once the suspect left, the complainant remembered that he received an email from a rental company in Chicago to be on the lookout for the same suspect who stole a sod cutter.

Aug. 16

• Perla Godoy-Caleriano, 41, of Bensenville, was arrested at a store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 2:33 p.m. A victim accidentally left some items she had purchased in the store’s parking lot. When the victim returned for the items, police said a witness stated that he observed Godoy-Caleriano take the items and load them into her vehicle. Contact was made with the suspect, who was charged with theft of lost/mislaid property.

• Fraud was reported at a food store in the 600 block of N. York at around 5:43 p.m. A victim told police that he accidentally left his wallet in a shopping cart after loading groceries into his vehicle. When the victim noticed his wallet was missing, he returned inside the store and couldn’t locate his wallet. When the victim contacted his bank, he was advised of one unauthorized transaction.

Aug. 15

• Richard Coleman, 57, of Wheaton, was arrested in the 100 block of W. First St. at around 7:36 p.m. A victim told police that while at the train depot, he had set his iPhone 6 on the ground next to his camera equipment so he could take pictures of a passing train. When he went to retrieve the phone, it was missing. The victim used another phone to call his, and it rang while in Coleman’s pocket, according to police. Coleman was charged with theft and for violation of the Railroad Intoxicating Liquor Act.

• Police responded to a department store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 5:09 p.m. The store reported that an employee was given a counterfeit $100 bill by a suspect, described as a black male, about 25 years old, wearing a black flat brim hat, a red Nike “Just Do It” T-shirt, black pants and black Nike shoes. The employee gave the suspect change. A second suspect, described as a black male, approximately 20 years old wearing a white T-shirt, black shorts, a silver watch and work boots, then grabbed the merchandise and the change ($66.43) and left the store. During the investigation, an officer was advised that a food store in the same area had a similar occurrence. In this instance, an employee contacted a supervisor at the checkout counter because the store’s counterfeit pen showed a $100 bill to be counterfeit. According to police, the suspect who also attempted to give the food store a counterfeit $100 bill is the same suspect who attempted to give the department store a counterfeit $100 bill. The suspect was advised by the food store that the bill was counterfeit; he became upset and left the store. There were a total of three suspects (there was no description of the third suspect) that left the area in gray vehicle. An investigation is pending.

• Police said three black male suspects were observed exiting a food store in the 900 block of S. York at around 1:24 a.m. with three red baskets filled with grocery items. It is unknown what was taken at this time. The area was checked for the suspects with no results. An investigation is pending.

• Police responded to a theft that had just occurred in the parking lot of a food store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 1 p.m. A victim told police that while he was changing a flat tire in the parking lot, a vehicle with no registration plates occupied by two Hispanic males pulled up behind him. One of the suspects got out of the vehicle and stole his briefcase from his open trunk. The briefcase contained a point of sale computer system. The vehicle left the scene southbound on Route 83.

Aug. 13

• Forgery was reported at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 7:01 p.m. Police said Yasmani Granja-Quijada, 28, and Ernesto Aguilera, 29, both of Miami, Fla., had attempted to make a fraudulent transaction in the amount of $400. They were located and found to be in possession of several counterfeit credit cards and fraudulent IDs, according to police. Both were charged with unlawful possession of altered or counterfeit credit card and possession of a fictitious or unlawfully altered card.

• A victim in the 300 block of W. Fremont told police that he has been using an online computer cleaning service for approximately one year. The victim stated that an unknown male from the service called his house and stated that the service’s system crashed and they would refund his $1,000 for services rendered, but they would need his bank account information. The victim was then informed that they sent too much money and he would need to send back $800 through Money Gram. The total amount lost was $809.50.

July 19

A victim in the 100 block of N. Evergreen and his mother came to the police department, and told police that the victim’s father—the woman’s ex-husband—convinced the victim to open up a credit card to work on his credit score. The victim opened the card on the above date, but never received it. The victim received a statement from the credit card company for $651.33, which the victim said he didn’t charge. They believe the victim’s father took the card.

Warrant service

Aug. 19

Omar O. Moreno, 21, of Wood Dale, was arrested near Church and Lake at around 7:35 p.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said Moreno was found to have an active failure to appear warrant out of DuPage County for possession of cannabis. In addition, he was charged with an expired driver’s license, failure to signal and no insurance.

Aug. 13

• Robert Dilla, 57, of Bellwood, was arrested near York and Crestview at around 11:41 a.m. Police said an officer stopped the suspect’s vehicle for a license plate violation, and a license check showed registration was suspended for a tollway violation. According to police, a name check showed Dilla to have a suspended Illinois license and also was wanted on a warrant by the DuPage County Sheriff for contempt of court. He was additionally charged with an expired registration, driving while license suspended, suspended registration and no insurance.

• Karyn Flynn, 47, of Addison, was arrested at an extended stay facility in the 500 block of W. Grand Ave. at around 8:51 p.m. Police said Flynn was found to be wanted on two failure to appear warrants—one out of DuPage County and the other out of Elk Grove Village.


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