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

Oct. 2-Oct. 4

A victim in the 100 block of E. Schiller St. reported a large crack in one of the front windows of a business. It is believed a rock or other hard object hit the window between the above dates and times.

Disorderly conduct, trespass notice

Oct. 3

• Police said Richard Hernandez, 59, of Wood Dale, was seen publicly viewing internet pornography and taking pictures of a female customer on his cell phone at a coffee shop in the 600 block of N. York at around 7:43 a.m. Hernandez admitted to these actions, according to police, and was charged with disorderly conduct and was issued a trespass notice.

• Luciano Perez, 48, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct/public intoxication and possession of open alcohol in public at a restaurant in the 500 block of W. North Ave. at around 1:07 p.m.

• Police said that while a reporting officer was on patrol near Route 83 and Second at around 8:53 p.m., the officer observed Mario Raddi, 65, of Elmwood Park, riding his bicycle in the left lane on northbound Route 83 without any proper lighting and obstructing traffic. According to police, the officer subsequently stopped Raddi, and upon further investigation, it was learned that Raddi provided officers with a false name and also had an open bottle of liquor in his possession. Raddi was charged with disorderly conduct/obstructing identification and possession of open alcohol in public.

Oct. 1

A complainant in the 100 block of E. Schiller told police at around 8:50 p.m. that a suspect entered a store and began yelling at the complainant to stop picking on her daughter. The complainant did not have any idea what the suspect was talking about, did not want to sign complaints, but was worried that the suspect might come back into the store at some point and create a scene or worse. The suspect was served with a no trespass notice.

Domestic incident, domestic battery

Oct. 2

A victim in the 100 block of Industrial told police at around7:22 a.m. that she and a suspect were arguing and the suspect refused to give her the keys to the vehicle so she could leave. The victim related that while the suspect was driving with their child in the backseat, the suspect slapped the top of her hand and struck her in the face. The suspect told police that the victim sprayed water on him and knocked his hat off. Neither parties wanted to press charges; the suspect gave the keys to his vehicle to the victim so she could leave. DuPage County Family Services was notified.

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

Oct. 2

Juan P. Correa, 31, of Chicago, was charged with felony DUI, unlawful possession of a firearm in a vehicle by a street game member, possession of a firearm without a required FOID, felony driving while license revoked and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop in the 400 block of S. York at around 3:23 a.m.

Sept. 30

• Gail Brasie, 33, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and injury to city property in the 700 block of S. Parkside at around 1:59 a.m.

• Abel Cabrera-Jaramil, 34, of Chicago, was charged with aggravated DUI and misdemeanor DUI subsequent to a suspicious vehicle that was parked and running in the 600 block of W. North Ave. at around 1:54 a.m.

• Romerio Cruz-Evangelista, 34, of Glendale Heights, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Palmer at around 1:53 a.m.

Sept. 29

Cheryl Rekar, 36, of Highland, Ind., was charged with DUI, speeding and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and Lake at around 9:05 p.m.

Harassment, threats

Oct. 4

A victim told police that her ex-boyfriend has sending messages not only to her but also to her brother, mother, and current boyfriend. In the messages, the suspect reportedly stated that he will continue to bother the victim. The suspect was contacted and advised to not contact them anymore. The suspect’s mother was also made aware of the situation and will speak with him.

Sept. 30

A victim at Elmhurst College told police at around 5:23 p.m. that her boyfriend called her and left voicemail messages and threatening to cause her bodily harm she did not answer his calls while she was out with friends. She blocked his number from her phone and notified security of the phone message.

Possession of cannabis, drug paraphernalia, controlled substance

Oct. 1

Garrett A. Claxton, 23, of Park Forest, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Willow at around 3:54 p.m.

Sept. 30

Victor Leavings, 40, of Woodstock, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 600 block of N. York at around 9:50 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a suspicious vehicle, Leavings was found to be in possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Sept. 29

Police said that upon arrival to an unknown request near York and North at around 11:28 p.m., it was determined that a victim and a suspect were involved in a verbal argument. The victim attempted to call 911 and the suspect reportedly took her phone and smashed it on the ground. The suspect was taken into custody and was then found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, cannabis, and Zolpidem® pills. He was taken to the Police Department and later released pending lab results.

Sept. 28

Tevin Parks, 23, of Aurora, was charged with possession of cannabis, driving while license suspended, no insurance and one headlight, while police said Taylor Wilkinson, 26, of Aurora, was found to be wanted out of DuPage County subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Wrightwood at around 11:59 p.m.

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

Oct. 4

Burglary was reported in the 600 block of W. North Ave. at around 1:37 p.m. A victim told police that his locker, which was secured with a lock, was broken into. Missing from his locker was an iPhone and a pair of Apple headphones.

Sept. 29-Oct. 3

Police said that a blue Ford F450 dump truck was stolen from a parking lot in the 900 block of S. Riverside Drive sometime during the above dates. The complainant was still in possession of both sets of keys to the vehicle. Upon running the vehicle’s registration through LEADS, a reporting officer found the registration had been run by the Chicago Police Department on Oct. 2. The stolen vehicle was later located in a City of Chicago tow yard. An investigation is pending.

Oct. 1

Theft was reported in the 400 block of Cottage Hill at around 11:57 a.m. A victim told police that a suspect was observed removing an empty beer keg, a table, and other party supplies from the front parkway. The victim yelled to the suspect, described as a black male, that the items belonged to him. The suspect stated, “I’m taking them anyway.” The suspect fled the scene south on Cottage Hill.

Sept. 30

• Retail theft was reported at a pharmacy in the 100 block of N. Robert Palmer at around 4:52 p.m. A complainant told police he observed a male Hispanic with long wavy black hair, around 5’10”, wearing a blue and white polo shirt and light khaki shorts place various medications into a black bag and leave the pharmacy without paying. The area was checked for the suspect with no results.

• Theft was reported in the 200 block of S. York at around 12:48 p.m. A victim told police that she was at a consignment sale at a church when she set her company-owned cell phone down. She returned to the area moments later and found the phone missing. The area was crowded and the victim did not see who took the phone. The cell phone is owned by the victim’s employer.

Sept. 29-Sept. 30

A victim in the 500 block of W. Grand Ave. told police at around 8:10 a.m. that an unknown suspect(s) broke the glass on the bed cap window of his vehicle that was parked in the rear lot on the south side of a hotel. Numerous tools had been removed from inside the bed of the truck.

Sept. 29

Identity theft was reported in the 400 block of Avery at around 12 noon. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) made several fraudulent transactions on his Discover credit card.

Sept. 1-Sept. 29

Police said a victim in the 300 block of E. Parkview Ave. noticed he had not received his direct deposit from his Veteran Affairs (VA) Disability account. The victim determined the money had been deposited into an unauthorized account. The VA office has been notified.

Sept. 28

• A victim in the 200 block of Ridgeland told police at around 10:59 a.m. that an unknown suspect(s) entered her unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the driveway and removed cash.

• A victim in the 400 block of W. Fremont Ave. told police at around 10:49 a.m. that she had an appliance company come out to fix her refrigerator. A part had to be ordered and the appliance company has not been back since cashing her check.

• Identity theft was reported in the 400 block of Verret at around 2:34 p.m. A victim told police he received a letter in the mail from the Social Security Office informing him his direct deposit information had been changed. The victim stated he did not give anyone permission to change the direct deposit and was advised to file a police report. The account change was caught before any funds could be transferred.

• Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 600 block of W. North Ave. at around 4:02 p.m. A victim told police that while inside a gas station paying for gas and unknown suspect(s) removed her blue wallet and temporary license plate from her unlocked vehicle.

Sept. 18

A complainant in the 100 block of S. Prospect told police at around 10:41 a.m. that an unknown patron used another patron’s lost/stolen library card to rent library materials. The offender rented four video games which were then not returned to the library.

Unlawful use of a weapon

Oct. 3

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop for no registration near Route 83 and Riverside at around 12:55 p.m., Tyree Phillips, 28, of Wilmington, Ill., was found to have a loaded, uncased handgun without a concealed carry permit. Phillips was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and no registration.

Warrant arrest

Oct. 2

Police said the Cedrick Montgomery, 36, of Addison, was wanted on a traffic warrant out of DuPage County subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Cayuga at around 12:30 a.m. Montgomery also was charged with driving while license suspended and one headlight.


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