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.

City ordinance violation

Sept. 6

An officer responded to a nuisance complaint in the 200 block of N. Oak at around 9:25 p.m. A complainant told police there was a large party the previous night at a neighboring property, and a shattered vodka bottle was found in the complainant’s driveway. There also was trash on the parkway and neighboring lawns. While speaking with the complainant, several other residents and neighbors voiced concerns over the condition of the property. An officer observed several beer bottles, cans and red plastic cups in the parkway and front yard of the residence. The officer cited the residents for illegal dumping.

Criminal damage to property/motor vehicle/trespass to property

Sept. 6

A complainant at a convenience store in the 500 block of Spring told a reporting officer that an unidentified suspect was involved in an incident at the store on Aug. 28 and was no longer allowed on the property. However, the suspect entered the property on Sept. 6 and was advised to leave. The suspect reportedly began to yell at a store employee, then left the store. A reporting officer located the suspect at his residence and issued him a no-trespass notice.

Disorderly/mischievous conduct/disturbance

Sept. 9

Thomas Allen Larmon, 34, of Lombard, was arrested at a restaurant in the 100 block of E. Butterfield at around 7:44 a.m. Police said an officer responded to the restaurant for an upset customer who stated there were drugs inside of his food and that he wanted to “kill the police.” Police located Larmon in the restaurant parking lot, which was secured along with the restaurant before making contact. Larmon was charged with disorderly conduct.

Domestic battery

Sept. 8

• A 30-year-old Elmhurst man was arrested in the 100 block of N. Evergreen Ave. at around 2:53 a.m. Subsequent to a dispute between a victim and the suspect, the victim was pushed down the stairs, causing minor cuts and scrapes on her legs and hands, according to police. Police said the victim attempted to call 9-1-1, but the suspect took the phone away from her and smashed it to the ground. He was charged with domestic battery and unlawful interference with the reporting of a domestic.

• Responding to a 9-1-1 call, officers arrived on the scene in the 100 block of E. Belden Ave. at around 1:43 p.m. to a physical struggle between a mother and daughter. According to police, this was due to a situation where the mother learned that her daughter tested positive for opiates. Police said the daughter discarded a cooker, syringes and drug baggies in the front-yard bushes. The daughter was arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and released without charges pending lab results.

DUI/DUI-drugs/illegal consumption/possession of alcohol

Sept. 9

Robert Ziebell, 50, of Elmhurst, was arrested near North and southbound West at around 1:09 a.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said Ziebell was DUI. He was charged with DUI-drugs, improper lane usage, disobeying a traffic control signal and no insurance.

Sept. 8

Jonas Birkis, 36, of Elmhurst, was arrested at Pioneer Park at around 1:25 a.m. While conducting extra patrol at the park, police said Birkis was found to be in possession of open alcohol. He was cited for possession of open alcohol in public.

Sept. 7

• Arleta Arizi, 19, of Addison, was arrested in the 300 block of W. Alexander at around 2:08 a.m. Police said Arizi was found to be intoxicated and was underage. She was charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor.

• Joshua Bucens, 18, of Boxborough, Mass., was arrested at a local college in the 100 block of S. Prospect and charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Sept. 6

• Jermaine Guthrie, 22, of Northlake, was arrested near Grand and Church at around 2:36 a.m. Subsequent to a roadside safety checkpoint, police said Guthrie’s vehicle smelled of a strong odor of burnt cannabis. He admitted to recent cannabis use, his eyes were glassy and red, and he also was in possession of one gram of cannabis, according to police. He was charged with DUI-drugs and possession of cannabis.

• Joel Lopez, 31, of Bensenville, was arrested near Grand and Church at around 1:21 a.m. Subsequent to a roadside safety checkpoint, police said Lopez was found to have open alcohol in plain view. He was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol and no driver’s license.

Sept. 5

• Wilson Alonzo, 23, of Bensenville, was arrested near Grand and Oaklawn at around 2:16 a.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said Alonzo was found to be DUI. He was charged with DUI, no valid driver’s license and improper lane usage.

• Alejandro Duran-Jasso, 23, of Wauconda, was arrested near North and West at around 8:29 a.m. Subsequent to a crash investigation, police said Duran-Jasso was found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and disobeying a traffic control device.

• Daniel M. O’Connel, 18, and Carter J. Myer, 18, both of Elmhurst, and Rachel Bonner, 18, of Duluth, Minn., were arrested at a local college in the 100 block of Prospect at around 4:57 a.m. O’Connel and Myer were cited for consumption of alcohol by a minor. Bonner was charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor and possession of a fraudulent ID card.

Sept. 4

• Baron Gerhardy, 34, of Wonder Lake, was arrested near Cottage Hill and Virginia at around 9:24 p.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said Gerhardy was found to be DUI. He as charged with DUI, speeding and no insurance.

• Eduardo Ibarra, 18, of Bensenville, was arrested near Lake and Route 83 at around 5:49 p.m. Police said an officer observed Ibarra smoking cannabis and talking on his cell phone while driving. When officers stopped the suspect, he attempted to eat the cannabis, according to police. He was charged with DUI-drugs, possession of cannabis and illegal use of electronic communications.

Sept. 3

• Joseph Abraham, 60, of Elmhurst, was arrested near York and Belden at around 6:58 p.m. Subsequent to a traffic accident, police said Abraham was found to be DUI. He was charged with DUI, improper lane usage and no insurance.

• Eric Babilonia, 23, of Cicero, was arrested near North and Berteau at around 11:20 p.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said Babilonia admitted to smoking cannabis. Rolling papers and burnt cannabis residue was located in the vehicle, according to police. He was charged with one count of DUI-drugs and improper lane usage.

• Hugo Mendez, 28, of Northlake, was arrested near North and Elm at around 1:09 a.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said Mendez was found to be DUI and in possession of cannabis. He was charged with DUI, possession of cannabis, improper lane usage and no insurance.

Harassment

Sept. 9

• A victim who is an employee of an extended stay facility in the 500 block of W. Grand Ave. told police that two suspects who were guests at the facility had made numerous inappropriate comments to her. Both suspects were advised that they had to leave the property and would be refunded any monies owed to them. A no-trespass notice was served, and they were advised that if they returned, it may lead to criminal charges.

• A victim at a nail salon in the 500 block of N. York St. told police that she was at the nail salon and had a confrontation with her former roommate. The victim added that they have had ongoing issues since the suspect moved out, but today the suspect went up to the victim, threatened to beat her up and said he was going to kill her. The victim said she kicked the suspect in the leg, but there were no visible injuries. The suspect denied threatening her and stated nothing physically happened. They were asked to leave the salon due to the argument.

Sept. 8

Complainants in the 700 block of S. Bryan told police that they have been receiving harassing phone calls for a couple of months. At around 10:32 a.m. on the above date, the victim answered the phone and it was the same male caller who had been calling. The victim stated “please leave me alone” and hung up the phone. Later that morning, the victim received a second phone call, saying, “You’re going to die.” The complainants don’t know who is calling.

Sept. 3

A victim in the 500 block of W. Lake St. told police she’s received continual telephone calls of a harassing and threatening nature. The calls are received at her place of employment on a daily basis. The victim had a past domestic relationship with the suspect and currently has a domestic battery case against him. An officer attempted to contact the suspect via telephone. An investigation is pending.

Aug. 25-Sept. 2

Harassment was reported in the 100 block of N. Pine St. at around 11:07 a.m. A complainant told police she has been receiving harassing phone calls from a suspect who is her son’s ex-boyfriend. The complainant stated she did not wish to sign complaints, but asked that the suspect be contacted and asked to stop. An officer attempted to contact the suspect, but got a voice mail.

Leaving the scene of an accident

Sept. 8

Amy C. Klaibor, 46, of Elmhurst, was arrested near Cottage Hill and St. Charles at around 5:23 p.m. and charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to give aid/information and with an improper turn at an intersection.

Possession of cannabis/drug paraphernalia/controlled substance/tobacco

Sept. 9

Kierrha A. Safford, 18, of Maywood, was arrested near Third and Emory at around 12:04 p.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said an officer detected an odor of cannabis when approaching the vehicle. The vehicle was searched, and Safford, a passenger in the front seat, was found to be in possession of cannabis, according to police. She was charged with possession of cannabis.

Sept. 3

Jacquelyn K. Lomeli, 22, of Elmhurst, was arrested near David and Grand at around 6:37 p.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said an officer approached the vehicle and Lomeli, a passenger in the vehicle, had cannabis in plain view on her lap. She was charged with possession of cannabis and no seat belt.

Lavonte Moore, 19, of Berkeley, was arrested near Arlington and Adelia at around 1:14 p.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said Moore was found to be in possession of a cannabis grinder. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and no valid registration.

Charlie J. Vargas, 18, of Chicago, was arrested near Grand and Industrial at around 4:44 p.m. While on patrol, police said an officer observed Vargas, a passenger in the rear seat, not wearing his seat belt. He also was observed lighting and smoking a hand-rolled cannabis blunt, according to police. He was charged with possession of cannabis and no seat belt.

Suspicious person

Sept. 9

Officers were notified of a suspicious male following a female around the Elmhurst Public Library. A complainant told police she noticed the suspect, described as a black male, bald in his 40s, around 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, wearing a black T-shirt and sandals, walking back and forth, staring at her. When she was sitting and typing at a computer, she told police she felt something touch her feet and immediately turned around to find the suspect behind her. Library security was notified, but there was a delay and the suspect had already exited the premises.

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

Sept. 9

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of W. Butterfield at around 7:47 p.m. A victim told police she listened to a voice mail message and learned her credit card may have been compromised. She was unable to confirm this with the credit card company and last used her card at a gas station on Roosevelt Road. The credit card company cancelled her account and told her she would not be responsible for the fraudulent purchases.

Sept. 8

A victim in the 800 block of N. Indiana told police that she received a call from her bank, notifying her of suspicious charges to her checking account. The victim stated that she had used the debit machine at the Millennium Park’s parking garage to make a payment, and the following day, her bank statement showed approximately $511 of unauthorized charges.

Sept. 7-Sept. 9

Burglary to a motor vehicle was reported in the 600 block of S. Prospect Ave. A victim told police that between the above dates, an unknown suspect entered his unlocked vehicle and stole his watch.

Sept. 7-Sept. 8

A victim in the 600 block of S. Prospect Ave. came to the police station to report a burglary to his vehicle. He said he noticed the vehicle’s ashtray was missing, which contained approximately $10 in cash. Another victim in the same area told police a suspect also entered his vehicle and took an ashtray which had $5 in cash. Neighborhood interviews were conducted.

Sept. 6

Michael Kovac, 48, of Chicago, was arrested in the 100 block of W. First at around 3:51 p.m. While on a bicycle patrol, an officer, according to police, observed a suspect who matched the description of Kovac in a recent theft investigation. Kovac was charged with possession of burglary tools and two counts of felony theft.

Theft was reported at a local coffee shop in the 100 block of N. York at around 4:31 p.m. A victim told an officer that he was inside the coffee shop using a tablet device. He then went outside to the sidewalk to use his cell phone. When the victim returned inside, he was unable to locate the tablet, valued at $300.

Sept. 5

Irving Toledo-Bahina, 19, of Berwyn, was arrested at a local store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 5:41 p.m. The store’s security reported detaining the suspect after he allegedly attempted to leave the store with two tie clips, valued at $23.84, without paying for the merchandise. Toledo-Bahina was charged with retail theft.

Aug. 27-Aug. 28

A victim in the 100 block of S. Villa told police that she discovered an authorized charge on her checking account for $30. The victim also believes the same suspect used her identity to tamper with her prescription. The victim suspects that the suspect is a person with whom she has been communicating on the Internet. An investigation is pending.

Aug. 1-Aug. 20

A victim in the 300 block of Parkview told police that in early August she received a phone call from a caller identifying himself as working for Microsoft Security. The victim supplied the caller with her credit card information. The victim later noticed more than $9,000 in fraudulent charges to her credit card. The victim was able to settle the matter with the credit card company and the card was cancelled.

Trespass notice

Sept. 7

A complainant at a club in the 100 block of N. Addison told police an unidentified suspect entered the club and sat by the entrance for several minutes. According to police, he then approached an employee with credit cards in his hand and asked her to “check the balance.” Police said the suspect appeared slightly intoxicated and was advised that the club does not take credit cards. The suspect then sat by a jukebox and began talking to himself, making customers uncomfortable. He was asked to leave and was found sitting outside on a bench. The suspect was subsequently issued a no-trespass noticed and advised if he returned to the property, he would be subject to arrest.

Warrant service

Sept. 9

Police said Deshawn D. Thomas, 19, of Elmhurst, came to the Police Department and stated that he had a warrant and was turning himself in. According to police, an officer confirmed Thomas had a valid warrant for theft.

Sept. 8

Christopher Dwyer, 28, of Elmhurst, was arrested in the 400 block of N. West Ave. at around 1:29 p.m. Police said an officer observed Dwyer riding a bicycle down the sidewalk; the officer had prior knowledge that Dwyer had a warrant out for his arrest out of DuPage County (failure to appear/drug charge). Contact was made with Dwyer, the warrant was confirmed, and Dwyer was taken into custody.

Inocencio Llanes-Delacruz, 42, of Chicago, was arrested near North and I-290 at around 4:21 p.m. Police said Llanes-Delacruz was wanted on two failure to appear warrants out of Cook County. He also was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, obstructing identification, driving while license suspended and no insurance.

Sept. 5

Brendan Carney, 24, of Elmhurst, was arrested in the 400 block of S. Holly at around 11:56 a.m. Police said Carney was taken into custody at his residence for a failure to appear warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office for an original driving while license suspended charge.

Alejandro Flores, 28, of Elmhurst, was arrested in the 600 block of N. Indiana St. at around 9:21 a.m. Police said Flores was located at his residence and arrested for a valid failure to appear warrant.

 

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