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.

Criminal damage or defacement to property/criminal damage to a vehicle/criminal trespass to property/criminal trespass to a vehicle/damage to city property/damage to property

June 7

• A victim in the 100 block of W. Park Ave. told police at around 10:04 a.m. that his Ford Explorer had been keyed while parked in the northeast corner of the lot. The victim was unsure if the scratch was there prior to leaving his vehicle in the lot. He did not observe anyone hanging around the area. No other obvious damage was observed of surrounding vehicles.

• Police said that subsequent to a call for a suspicious auto in the 800 block of S. Route 83, officers located a suspect’s vehicle hanging off the elevated loading dock at the above location. Officers located the suspect inside the building who stated she was waiting for roadside assistance to help with her vehicle. Suspect was disoriented and confused. Medics were called and transported the suspect to a hospital for further evaluation.

June 1

The owner of a building in the 400 block of S. York told police at around 2:15 p.m. that a person was found sleeping on the rear exterior stairway and served with a no trespass order.

Disorderly conduct, trespass notice

June 7

A victim near Randolph and West told police at around 1:40 p.m. that a vehicle followed her vehicle and the suspect threw an unknown object at her vehicle. The case is pending investigation.

June 6

Police said officers responded to the Metra train depot in the 100 block of W. First St. at around 5:01 p.m. for an intoxicated subject on the Metra train refusing to exit. According to police, a complainant told police that Timothy D. Countryman, 40, of Wheaton, boarded the train in Chicago, fell on the platform, appeared to be very intoxicated and while riding the train fell numerous times. Upon speaking with Countryman, police said he could not stand or walk on his own. He was issued a citation for disorderly conduct-public intoxication.

June 5

A complainant in the 900 block of N. York told police at around 3:53 p.m. that she was in the drive-thru lane of McDonald’s and did not realize the car line had moved forward. The suspect in the vehicle behind her honked, cursed, and yelled racial slurs out the window at her. The victim exited her vehicle and the two exchanged words. The victim did not want to sign complaints, but would like the suspect contacted and spoken to about his behavior.

June 4

Jorge Adalberto Garcia Tomas, 28, and Walter Tomas Garcia, 28, both of Wyoming, Mich., were issued citations for befouling public property in the 500 block of S. York at around 12:33 a.m. Police said the suspects were located intoxicated and were observed urinating on the sidewalk and in a parking lot.

June 3

Police said Paul Hornstra, 26, of Elmhurst, was located intoxicated in the 1-100 block of Elm Creek Drive and unable to care for himself. He was issued a citation for disorderly conduct-public intoxication, and released to the care of a family member.

DUI, DUI-drugs, illegal consumption or possession of alcohol by a minor, illegal transportation of open alcohol, illegal possession of open alcohol, possession of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance

June 7

Michael Martino, 64, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, two counts of disobeying a stop sign, improper lane usage and making an improper turn subsequent to a traffic stop near Palmer and Schiller at around 3:10 a.m.

June 4

• Darius Crosby, 27, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, disobeying a traffic control device and failure to signal subsequent to a traffic stop near York and I-290 at around 4:43 a.m.

• Kenneth Heraty, 19, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for possession of alcohol by a minor and improper equipment on a bicycle near York and St. Charles at around 2:18 a.m. Police said Heraty was observed riding a bicycle without a bicycle light, and hid in a driveway, but was later located. He was found to be in possession of alcohol and was under 21, according to police.

June 3

• Samuel Coyte, 20, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for consumption of alcohol by a minor in the 100 block of Fairfield at around 8:13 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a complaint of a possible intoxicated driver, Coyte was located at his residence. According to police, Coyte stated he had consumed one beer elsewhere prior to driving home. He did not display signs of impairment, police said.

• Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop for a graduated driver’s license violation near Poplar and South at around 6:29 p.m., Suspect 1 was found to have more than one passenger in his vehicle and also was found to be in possession of alcohol by a minor. Suspect 2, a passenger, was found to be in possession of alcohol and tobacco by a minor. Suspect 1 was cited for a graduated driver’s license violation and possession of alcohol by a minor. Suspect 2 was cited for possession of tobacco by a minor and possession of alcohol by a minor. Each suspect was released to a parent at the scene.

June 2

• Marvin Finley, 50, of Worth, Ill., was charged DUI and illegal transportation of alcohol in the 600 block of W. North at around 5:07 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a complaint of a possible intoxicated driver at a gas station, Finley was found to be under the influence of alcohol.

• Mallory Parchutz, 28, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, improper lighting and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Roosevelt at around 2:07 a.m.

June 1

Justin Spaeth, 23, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI and no seat belt subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Belden at around 1:04 a.m.

Possession of cannabis, drug paraphernalia, controlled substance

June 7

• Ryan Prisant, 19, of Broadview, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Oak Street at around 2:43 a.m.

• Police said that subsequent to investigating a drug complaint in the 400 block of E. South St. at around 5:02 p.m., a reporting officer made contact with the suspects and could detect an odor of cannabis coming from inside their vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded a small digital scale with cannabis residue. One juvenile suspect was issue a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.

June 6

• Joseph Rubio, 19, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 100 block of N. Palmer at around 1:51 p.m.

• Chevanse Ward, 23, of Chicago, was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis subsequent to an investigation of a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of W. Wrightwood at around 11:42 p.m.

June 4

• Jacob Brooks, 39, of Oak Brook, was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to a traffic stop near York and I-290 at around 4:13 p.m. Police said Brooks was found to be in possession of a glass pipe commonly used to smoke cannabis.

• Giovanni Todaro, 22, of Northlake, was issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia, expired registration and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Third at around 11:28 p.m.

June 2

• Monique Aviles-Lane, 31, of Daluth, Ga., was issued a citation for possession of cannabis near North and I-290 at around 10:45 a.m. Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop, a strong odor of cannabis was emitting from the vehicle. Cannabis was located under the passenger seat.

• Jonathan Beltran, 24, of Melrose Park, was issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia and disobeying a traffic control device near Marion and Palmer at around 3:48 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop, Beltran was found to be in possession of a cannabis pipe.

Suspicious circumstances

June 5

A complainant in the 600 block of W. Crockett told police at around 1:48 p.m. that her son and a group of his friends were playing baseball when they were approached by a suspect who asked them to help find a lost dog. The suspect did not ask any of the boys to get into his vehicle and did not make any attempt to grab them/pull them inside. The vehicle then left the area. The suspect was described as either a white or Hispanic male, between 20 and 35 years old, with short brown hair, shaved sides, unshaven with a scruffy beard and wearing a dirty light-colored T-shirt. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a black, newer model unknown type pickup truck with black tires and rims, a clean exterior, yellow bungees/straps in the bed of the truck. The vehicle had a possible cap without windows on the bed of the pickup.

June 4

• An officer responded for a check on the well-being of a person at a food store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 5:36 p.m. The person was located sitting outside of the store, where she had been since the previous evening. She was upset because she was homeless and was not able to stay at a homeless shelter in Villa Park. She told a volunteer at the shelter that she was going to write a letter and say it was his fault for her killing herself. The officer contacted the shelter and was told by the volunteer that the victim did state she was “going to get a hotel and kill herself.” The victim was transported to a hospital for evaluation.

• Officers and medics responded after a victim sent a picture to a friend of her arm with a cut on it on the above date. Contact was made with the victim, who stated that she was depressed and used a razor to cut herself. She stated she has had suicidal thoughts but was not intending to commit suicide. She was transported to a hospital for treatment.

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

June 7

David Binns, 36, of St. Charles, was charged with felony retail theft at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 5:54 p.m. Police said officers responded to a shoplifting that had just occurred at the store where Binns left the scene in a blue van. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the suspect. A review of security footage shows Binns walking out of the store with a sonic toothbrush without paying, according to police.

June 6

• A complainant in the 100 block of S. Route 83 told police at around that a suspect came into a salon for a pedicure, was not satisfied and walked out without paying. The complainant did not wish to press charges, just to have the suspect told not to return. The suspect’s mother said she would pay the bill and the officer advised the business.

• A complainant in the 300 block of S. Washington told police at around 3:14 p.m. that she was gardening along the south side of her house when she saw a suspect running from her house carrying a cardboard box with Amazon tape on it. The suspect entered the passenger side of a vehicle and fled the area. One of the suspects was described as a black male in his 20s, with a dark complexion, short hair and possibly wearing tan shorts and a black T-shirt. A second suspect, the driver of the vehicle, was described as a black female in her 20s, with a dark complexion and hair in a ponytail.

• A complainant told police at around 5:32 p.m. that he was in the office and observed two suspects enter the store in the 300 block of S. Route 83. Suspect #1 stood in line to be helped, and Suspect #2 walked to the back of the store where the wireless speakers are displayed, used a magnet to remove the locking device on the rack and removed a wireless speaker valued at $100. Both suspects left the store without paying for the item in a teal Dodge Caravan, in a southbound direction in the lot. The first suspect was described as a black male between 18 and 23 years old, wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans. The second suspect was described as a black male between 18 and 23 years old wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

• A victim in the 200 block of E. Crescent told police at around 2:41 p.m. that he was advised by Chase Bank in Scottsdale, Ariz. that a suspicious attempt to withdraw money from his checking account had occurred. A suspect described as a black male wearing a baseball cap came into a Chase branch in Arizona with a fictitious Illinois driver’s license. The bank denied the transaction.

June 3-June 4

Police said a black 2013 Hyundai Sonata was stolen from the driveway between the above dates in the 800 block of S. York. The victim realized the vehicle was missing when he found his other vehicle’s door ajar and the center console open. The key fob for the stolen vehicle was taken from the console. Small trees bordering their driveway were damaged due to being run over by the car. The vehicle was entered into LEADS and later recovered in the Englewood area of Chicago.

June 2

• Theft of vehicle parts was reported in the 100 block of Industrial Drive at around 11:15 a.m. A victim reports that four Firestone performance tires and rims were taken from a parked 2017 Dodge Challenger.

• A complainant in the 600 block of N. Michigan St. told police at around 4:06 p.m. that he found three fraudulent charges were made by his wife’s debit card. The fraudulent charges were “Venmo” payments. The bank was notified and the account was cancelled.

June 1

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 200 block of E. Crestview at around 12:39 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect pried open a door on an equipment trailer and removed two leaf blowers and a 14-inch chain saw. Small pry marks were observed on the door of the trailer where the suspect forced entry. Neighborhood interviews were conducted, and an evidence technician was notified.

Jan. 28, 2010-Oct. 30, 2011

A victim in the 200 block of N. Bonnie Brae told police that she attempted to open a Nicor Gas account at her new address and was informed by Nicor Gas that there was already an account opened under her name. Officer advised the victim to contact her bank and cancel her credit cards.

Warrant service

June 5

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Howard and Lake at around 1:26 a.m., Luis Kirkaldy, 28, of Elmhurst, provided a false name and date of birth. His true identity was learned and he was found to have an expired driver’s license and two failure to appear warrants out of DuPage County. He was charged with obstructing identification, no valid driver’s license, driving without lights when required, and no insurance.

 

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