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

Sept. 10

A complainant at a gas station in the 600 block of W. North told police at around 10:43 a.m. that a suspect was outside the business asking people for a cigarette. The suspect was told to leave the property. He later returned, and when told they would not sell any cigarettes to him, used foul language and left. The suspect was located, and told police he only wanted to buy cigarettes and had returned with money after being asked to leave. He was advised not to return to the business and was served a trespass notice.

Sept. 9

Police said officers responded to a business in the 100 block of N. York at around 6:30 p.m. on the report of a suspect who had damaged a mirror inside the business. The manager confronted the suspect and advised him he needed to pay for the mirror at which point the suspect ran from the scene. The suspect was later located and was bleeding from a cut on his right hand. The victim declined to sign complaints.

July 31

A victim in the 900 block of S. Riverside Drive told police at around 2:41 p.m. that his vehicle had been vandalized while parked at his work on the above date. A mechanic determined sugar had been poured in the fuel tank. The victim’s boss also related a company truck, which was parked next to the victim’s vehicle, had mechanical problems as well.

Disorderly conduct

Sept. 10

Police said officers responded to the 400 block of Parkview at around 9:51 p.m. for a domestic situation. A reporting officer spoke to a victim who stated the suspect had sent inappropriate text messages to her step daughter who does not reside in Elmhurst. The victim was advised the incident needed to be reported to the proper department.

Sept. 8

Corey Jordan, 25, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for disorderly conduct/public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia near St. Charles and Argyle at around 2:05 a.m. Police said officers responded to the report of a male passed out on the parkway near the above location. Upon arrival, a reporting officer was able to wake Jordan, who was found to be intoxicated and in possession of a metal cannabis smoking pipe, according to police.

Domestic incident, domestic battery

Sept. 7

Police said officers responded to a domestic battery report where a 21-year-old female suspect was intoxicated and beating up her mother and sister. Officers took the suspect into custody after there were visible signs of injuries on the victims. The suspect was charged with four counts of domestic battery.

DUI, DUI-drugs, illegal consumption or possession of alcohol by a minor, public intoxication, illegal transportation of open alcohol, illegal possession of open alcohol

Sept. 13

Police said reporting officer responded for a well-being check in the 400 block of S. Arlington at around 5:40 a.m., where someone was passed out on the sidewalk. The officer located Jorie Vandermolen, 29, of Elmhurst, who was charged with public intoxication.

Sept. 12

Jeffrey Davis, 55, of O’Fallon, Mo., was charged with DUI, failure to yield, speeding, improper lane usage and two counts of disobeying a traffic control device subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Lake at around 1:32 a.m.

Sept. 10

• Oscar Gamez, 20, of Addison, was charged with illegal transportation of alcohol, zero tolerance, improper lane usage and no valid registration, while a juvenile suspect was cited for underage consumption of alcohol subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and Route 83 at around 12:56 a.m.

• Labarain Rushing, 61, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, endangering the life of a child, disobeying a traffic control device, no valid driver’s license, making an improper turn and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Palmer and York at around 11:43 p.m.

• Police said officers responded to a driver who remained stopped at the traffic signal through multiple cycles. A reporting officer observed Kevin L. Word, 52, of Oak Park, asleep behind the wheel with an empty bottle of Hennessy in the front passenger seat along with a small Dixie cup of liquor in the cup holder, according to police. Police said Word admitted to consuming alcohol at a party. He was charged with state DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol and impeding the flow of traffic.

Sept. 8

• Police said that subsequent to observing an underage female in possession of alcohol in front of the 200 block of W. First St. at around 10:51 p.m., a reporting officer made contact with numerous individuals who were found to be under 21 years of age and had consumed alcohol. One of those individuals, Tyler Roberts, 10, of LaSalle, Ill., was also found to be in possession of a glass cannabis bong. Roberts was cited for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. The following were issued citations for consumption of alcohol by a minor: Macy Fusinetti, 18, of Peru, Ill.; Haleigh Couch, 18, of Ottawa, Ill.; Kara Caron, 20, of Elmhurst; Molly McGrath, 20, of Chicago; Molly Brenna, 20, of Tinley Park; Anton Retig, 20, of Arlington Heights; Ernst Coupet, 18, of Flossmoor; Lavon Thomas, 18, of Bellwood; Marques Traylor, 20, of Glendale Heights; Peyton Sampson, 18, of Peru, Ill.; Joseph Barrette, 20, of Highland Park; and Katherine Wilkie, 20, and Julia Madrid, 20, both of Carlsbad, Calif.

• Police said three juvenile suspects walked past staff members at a high school football game at around 8:01 p.m. and smelled of an alcoholic beverage. Juveniles 1 and 2 admitted to drinking beer, according to police, while Juvenile 3 smelled of alcoholic beverage and denied drinking. All three suspects were cited for consumption of alcohol by a minor and released to their parents.

Sept. 7

Harry Leu, 57, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, violation of bail bond and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near Spring and St. Charles at around 9:10 p.m.

Harassment, threats

Sept. 11

A victim in the 800 block of Berkley told police at around 12:22 p.m. that a suspect is sending harassing messages to her via Facebook. The victim submitted an order of protection against the suspect; however, the suspect has not yet been served. The reporting officer will be notified when the suspect is served.

Sept. 9

A victim in the 100 block of E. First St. told police at around 12:49 p.m. that a suspect repeatedly contacted her due to an accident they were involved in. A reporting officer advised the suspect to cease contact with the victim and the only contact should occur through the insurance companies.

Possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance

Sept. 13

Felicia Lynn Sanchez, 23, of Elmhurst, was charged with retail theft and unlawful possession of a controlled substance at a food store in the 900 block of S. York at around 7:02 p.m. Police said a reporting officer made contact with Sanchez in the parking lot, who admitted to committing a retail theft. Sanchez was also found to be in possession of heroin, according to police.

Sept. 12

• Police said that Subsequent to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of E. Butterfield at around 1:17 a.m., a reporting officer made contact with the occupants and observed a hand rolled blunt containing suspect cannabis in plain view. According to police, Erik Blackwell, 21, of Willowbrook, admitted to possessing the cannabis and was cited for unlawful possession of cannabis.

• Victor K. Ogbebor, 21, of Country Club Hills, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop in the 200 block of N. Glade at around 7:27 a.m.

Sept. 11

Devin Williams, 23, of Westmont, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and driving without lights subsequent to a traffic stop near Roosevelt and Route 83 at around 1:05 a.m.

Sept. 9

Nicholas T. Emery, 19, of Chicago, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a loud muffler and no rear bumper while Robert L. Smith, 21, of Chicago, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 7:48 p.m.

Sept. 8

• Julia Battaglia, 19, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Palmer and the UPRR tracks at around 9:36 a.m.

• Ramzey A. Dana, 25, of Chicago, was charged with possession of cannabis, driving while license suspended, speeding and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and Lake at around 7:55 p.m.

• Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Butterfield and Commonwealth at around 8:07 p.m., a suspect provided a false name and date of birth. Upon further investigation it was determined the suspect was driving while license suspended. According to police, the suspect was found to be in possession of nine pills (a controlled substance) and three vials of cannabis spray. The suspect was released without charges pending results from the DuPage County Crime Laboratory on the suspected controlled substance and cannabis sprays.

Sept. 7

• Jacob Brooks, 39, of Algonquin, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance in the 900 block of S York at around 7:28 p.m. Police said officers and medics responded to the above location where, upon arrival, Brooks was found on a bench in front of a store, unconscious. According to police, a reporting officer woke Brooks, who was found to be in possession of a cut straw with white residue inside. The residue tested positive for heroin, police said.

• Alyssa Huffman, 30, of Moscow Mills, Mo., and Trevor Hagan, 29, of Wood River, Ill., were issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 12:01 a.m. Police said officers responded for a suspicious vehicle at the above location. Upon arrival, contact was made with the suspects who stated they were waiting to meet a friend. According to police, the suspects were found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Annalisa Verbena, 27, of Melrose Park, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis in the 100 block of N. Addison at around 11:04 p.m. Police said that while officers were on a bar check, Verbena attempted to retrieve her ID from her purse to show the bouncer at which time a bag of cannabis fell out of her purse.

• Jeremy Wilson, 35, of Villa Park, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia near North and Illinois at around 1:05 a.m. Police said a reporting officer observed a bicyclist all over the roadway at the above location. Contact was made with Wilson, who was under the influence of heroin, according to police, and also in possession of drug paraphernalia and three bags of heroin.

Suspicious circumstances

Sept. 7

Police said officers and medics responded at around 9:05 p.m. after an unnamed suspect was found yelling in a hallway while making sexual gestures. She refused to go back in her apartment and stated she was being followed by the Scandinavian mafia and the KGB, according to police. The victim had to be restrained and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital for a psychological evaluation.

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

Sept. 13

A victim in the 200 block of E. Butterfield told police at around 8:35 p.m. that he was confronted by 3 suspects described as black males; two of whom had handguns, while in his car at a gas station. The suspects ordered him out of his car, then stole his BMW sedan, fleeing south on York Road. The vehicle was recovered unoccupied an hour later at a Burr Ridge parking lot.

Sept. 12

• A victim in Oak Tree Court told police at around 3 p.m. that she found two unauthorized withdrawals from her bank account. The bank has since closed the account.

• A complainant at a food store in the 900 block of S. York told police at around 10:10 p.m. that an unknown suspect put several large bottles of vitamins into a black cloth bag and attempted to leave the store without paying. When the complainant confronted the suspect, he dropped the stolen items and left the store in an unknown direction. The suspect was described as an Hispanic male with a skinny build, approximately 5-4 wearing blue jeans and a black shirt.

Sept. 11

• A victim in the 400 block of W. Butterfield told police at around 11:29 a.m. that they left a bag with cash in the gazebo on the west side of a building. When the victim returned several moments later, the cash was missing from the bag. An investigation is pending.

• A victim in the 300 block of Arlington told police at around 6:53 p.m. that an unknown suspect gained access to her personal email and transmitted an email to the York Music Booster Treasurer requesting currency to be transferred to an account at a credit union. The treasurer did not transfer the funds and the victim was provided with identity theft information.

• A victim in the 600 block of W. North Ave. told police at around 7:27 p.m. that she left her wallet on an elliptical machine while working out at a gym. She later returned to the machine and found the wallet was missing. Officers checked several areas in the gym but were unable to locate the wallet. The victim contacted her bank and canceled her credit cards.

• A victim in the 400 block of E. May St. told police at around 4:39 p.m. that he opened an email that indicated his email had been taken over and it could not be used. He called the number and provided personal information to a suspect. The victim’s bank did not see any suspicious activity on his account. The victim is unsure if there is any dollar loss at this time.

• A victim in the 200 block of Poplar Avenue told police at around 11:42 a.m. that he checked his bank account on Sept. 13 and noticed a payment sent to Comcast on Sept. 11. The victim does not have an account with Comcast. Both the bank and Comcast stated they would open a fraud investigation.

Sept. 9-Sept. 11

A complainant at a fitness center in the 200 block of N. York told police that during the above noted time frame, an unknown suspect(s) entered his locked business and removed three Apple IPads and one multi-port USB charging station.

Sept. 9

• Police said a reporting officer responded to a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 for a reported retail theft that had just occurred. According to police, loss prevention stated that Sarah Crawford, 23, of Bellwood, entered a fitting room with multiple items, and then exited a short time later with the items no longer visible. Police said Crawford admitted to taking the items. She was charged with one misdemeanor state charge of retail theft.

• Maria Zuniga, 45, of Cicero, was charged with retail theft and unlawful possession of a controlled substance at a store in the 600 block of W. North at around 1:31 p.m. Police said Zuniga was observed changing price tags on merchandise and then purchasing said merchandise at a lower price. She was placed under arrest, and a search of her purse yielded cocaine, according to police.

• A victim at a hotel in the 900 block of S. Riverside Drive told police at around 9:20 p.m. that she left her vehicle parked outside of the hotel. The victim entered the hotel, and when she later returned to the vehicle, she noticed a make-up case and a purse had been taken. The victim said she believes her vehicle was locked; however, the passenger window had been left partially open.

Sept. 8

• Theft was reported in the 700 block of Swain Avenue at around 1:26 p.m. A complainant told police he had a contractor doing some work on the inside of his house and the contractor was using a saw to cut some material in the driveway. The contractor left his saw lying on the open shelving unit on the passenger side of his truck. When the contractor returned outside to his truck, the saw was gone. The suspect is described as being a taller black male in his late 20s wearing dark colored glasses.

• Theft was reported in the 200 block of N. Oaklawn at around 2:06 p.m. A victim told police that a package was delivered to his home; however, when he came home the package was gone. The victim’s security camera showed a suspect described as either a white or Hispanic male, unknown age, black hair, wearing a black T-shirt with crosses on the back, and dark-colored khaki pants, take the package and leave in an unknown direction.

• A victim in the 500 block of N. York told police at around 6:55 p.m. that an unknown suspect stole his custom-made drone from his car. The victim’s friend saw three suspects playing with the drone at Crestview Park. When confronted, the suspects related they had paid $300 for the drone. The victim’s friend recovered the drone and returned it to the victim. One suspect was described as an Asian male between 17 and 18 years old, around 5’9”, wearing a plaid shirt and black Nike sweatpants. The second suspect was described as a white male between 17 and 18 years old and 5’8” and 5’9” wearing a white T-shirt, blue skinny jeans and checkered Vans shoes. The third suspect was described as a white male, between 21 and 22 years old, around 5’10”, wearing some type of school T-shirt as a gym shirt, blue shorts with a stripe on the sides and Adidas sandals.

Sept. 7

• Cecilia Seier, 20, of Amboy, Ill., was charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor, being a minor on a licensed premise and false use of an ID at a bar in the 100 block of N. Addison at around 11:55 p.m.

• A victim at Elmhurst Hospital told police at around 6:59 p.m. that an unknown suspect described as a black female attempted to make a purchase at the gift shop using a counterfeit $20 bill. The money was seized and the suspect left with no merchandise. The suspect is seen on video with three other females. They are seen getting into a dark gray SUV, possibly a Honda Pilot, which was parked in the hospital’s Blue Lot in the spaces reserved for the disabled.

Sept. 4

A victim in the 900 block of N. Virginia Lane told police at around 5:46 p.m. that after hosting a party at her residence, she noticed jewelry missing from her bedroom drawer. The victim related that party guests had brought other guests that she did not know, but would attempt to compile a list.

 

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