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. 7

     Police said officers responded to the report of criminal damage to property at Elmhurst Hospital at around 8:18 p.m. where a suspect ripped off a faucet in the hospital. Upon arrival, officers learned that the suspect was a psychiatric patient who had to be restrained after becoming aggressive towards hospital staff and officers. Further investigation is pending. 

Oct. 4-Oct. 5

     Criminal damage to property was reported in the 100 block of N. Addison. A victim told police that between the above dates, an unknown suspect smashed the windshield on his car and left a note using obscenities to describe his parking. Scratch marks were also found on the rear passenger side door. The victim will sign complaints if the suspect is located.

Disorderly conduct, trespass notice

Oct. 9

     An Elmhurst Public Library employee reported to police observing a suspect sitting on a bench outside the building at around 10:05 a.m. She observed the suspect to have his pants unbuttoned. Anotheremployee approached the suspect, and the suspect covered himself. Officers issued a trespass notice to the suspect prohibiting him from returning to the property.

A victim in the 900 block of Stratford told police at around 11:59 a.m. that she was being harassed by a suspect, an ex-boyfriend, both at her home and her workplace in Villa Park. The victim has told the suspect to stop contacting her. A reporting officer spoke to the suspect via telephone and advised him to cease all communications with the victim.

Oct. 8

     Jacob Joslin, 27, of Woodridge, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct-public urination in the 100 block of E. First at around 1:56 a.m. Police said Joslin was observed urinating on a temporary fence along the police station.

Police said officers responded to a report of an intoxicated subject in the street in the 300 block of W. Fremont at around 1:28 a.m. Upon arrival, a victim told police that two males approached his vehicle and began striking it with their fists, according to police. Matthew Snodell, 28, of Glen Ellyn, allegedly took a pocket knife and began hitting the vehicle with it. The victim did not wish to pursue complaints. Police said Snodell was taken into custody after he was yelling at officers and unable to provide his address. He also was in possession of two vaporized pens which contained cannabis oil, according to police. Snodell was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of cannabis. 

Oct. 5

     Loizos Konstantinos, 61, was charged with disorderly conduct-befouling property in the 100 block of W. First St. at around 4:01 p.m. Police said officers responded to a report of a man urinating in public, and Konstantinos was located and observed to have the zipper on his pants open. After several people on the platform pointed to a puddle, Konstantinos admitted he had urinated in the area and apologized, according to police.

Police said officers were called to the 900 block of Virginia Lane at around 6:07 a.m. on the report of a male suspect threatening others with a metal bat. Upon arrival, Jose Gasca, 26, of Villa Park, was located in his vehicle with a bat next to him, according to police. It was learned there was a disagreement between him and his ex-girlfriend at her residence, according to police; the victims were alarmed and wanted to sign complaints. Gasca was charged with disorderly conduct and illegal transportation of alcohol.

Domestic incident, domestic battery

Oct. 12

     A complainant in the 100 block of W. Virginia Ave. told police at around 12:32 a.m. that the suspect, his now ex-girlfriend, was arrested for domestic battery. The complainant stated the suspect had violated the conditions of her bond, saying she was not to have any contact with him for 72 hours. The complainant denied having any contact with the suspect since the arrest. An investigation is pending.

Oct. 9

     A 41-year-old Elmhurst woman was charged with domestic battery in the 100 block of W. Virginia at around 2 a.m. Police said a victim and a witness stated that the suspect struck the victim in the face during an argument. 

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. 7

     CarraBattaglia, 27, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, improper lane usage, no insurance and no rear registration plate light subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Old York at around 2:28 a.m.

Patrick Layton, 25, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, obstructing a police officer, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and disobeying a stop sign in the 500 block of N. West Ave. at around 2:39 a.m. Police said Layton was observed driving through a barricaded construction zone in close proximity to an Elmhurst Public Works employee and Elmhurst firefighters. He then struck a garbage can and exhibited signs of alcohol impairment, according to police.

Fleeing/eluding

Oct. 9

A reporting sergeant observed a 2016 silver Nissan with Wisconsin license plates traveling east on Roosevelt from Route 83. The vehicle returned stolen out of Chicago. The vehicle continued eastbound I-290 where a traffic stop was attempted. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed. It was last seen on I-290 approachingMannheim.

Harassment, threats

Oct. 6

     A victim in the 400 block of W. Butterfield told police at around 7:22 p.m. that her cousin’s boyfriend (the suspect) sent her a Snap Chat message threatening to harm her at her place of employment. An apartment complex signed a no-trespass notice against the suspect. A reporting officer made contact with the suspect’s mother, who stated she will bring him to the Police Department to be served the notice.

Obstruction

Oct. 10

Police said officers responded to a call for a suspicious person carrying a backpack and randomly walking up to houses in the 100 block of Chandler at around 12:37 p.m. As officers approached the suspect, he began runningand officers lost sight of him. The suspect was later apprehended and charged under city ordinance with prowling, two counts of disorderly conduct-obstructing a police officer and no certification of registration for soliciting. 

Possession of cannabis, drug paraphernalia, controlled substance

Oct. 12

     Teresa E. Arroyo, 40, of Villa Park, was charged with possession of cannabis subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 1:02 a.m. 

Oct. 10

     A complainant in the 100 block of W. Vallette told police at around 2:17 p.m. that they filled a prescription, and after they called the doctor’s office, the prescription was found to be fraudulent. Police said Daniel E. Laurie, 62, of Dolton, admitted to knowinglypurchasing medication using a fraudulent prescription. He was charged with attemptedunlawful acquisition of a controlled substance andattempted possession of a prescription form.

Oct. 7

     Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near York and North at around 10:11 p.m., Teddy Gonzalez, 54, of Northlake, was found to be in possession of heroin. He was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and disobeying a traffic control device. Mariah L. Beddle, 25, of Northlake, a passenger in the vehicle, was charged with attempted unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a hypodermic syringe. 

Oct. 6

     Ashaqwan Cook, 22, of Chicago, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis and speeding, while TenajReavers, 25,of Chicago, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Addison at around 9:10 p.m.

Anthony Maroney, 18, of Lombard, was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia in the 800 block of N. Parker at around 1:22 a.m.

Suspicious circumstances

Oct. 10

An anonymous caller reported seeing a suspect described as a black male running away with two Brinks bags at a food store in the 600 block of N. York at around 10:23 a.m.  The suspect entered a vehicle which was last seen traveling eastbound on I-290 from York Road. Employees did not have any information about a robbery nor could they locate anyinformation about a robbery. 

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

Oct. 11

     Christian J. Cloutier, 19, of Villa Park, was charged with felony burglary at a restaurant in the 600 block of W. North Ave. at around 1:03 a.m. Police said officers responded to the report of Cloutier knocking and pulling on the rear door of the restaurant and was now inside it. Officers made entry into thebusiness and Cloutier was apprehended.

Oct. 10

Police said that while areporting officer was on patrol, they observed Alejandro Gomez, 21, of Melrose Park and Eric O. Martinez, 21, of Addison, place a black food basket containing merchandise in the front driver’s seat of a vehicle. According to police, the suspects admitted to leaving the store without paying for the merchandise. Gomez wascharged with retail theft and violation of bail bond, while Martinez was charged with retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Oct. 9

     George A. Gargano Jr., 37, of Brookfield, was charged with felony theft at a food store in the 600 block of N. York at around 4:40 p.m. The store’s loss prevention officer told police he observed Gargano allegedly take two boxes of ribeye steaks out of the store without paying for them. Gargano alsoadmitted he had two individually wrapped steaks underneath the front driver seat of his vehicle, according to police.

Theft was reported in the 1200 block of S. York Road at around 1:47 p.m. A victim told police she left her Apple iPhone 6s in a pink case on a chair in the waiting room of the occupational health area while she went to the bathroom. The casealso contained her Illinois driver’s license, two credit cards, Social Security cards, several gift cards, and $25 in cash. When she returned, the phone and her property were gone. The victim attempted to “ping” the phone with her Apple watch, but was not able to locate it.

Oct. 7

     Chase R. Cherney, 30, of Warrenville, was charged with felony retail theft at a food store in the 600 block of N. York at around 4:15 p.m. Police said Cherney had attempted to leave the store without paying for $783.15 worth of merchandise. Police said that, while processing Cherney, a reporting officer located an active order of protection that had not been served.

Oct. 6

     A complainant at a food store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 told police at around 1:46 p.m. that a suspect attempted to purchase items with a counterfeit $50 bill. The suspect related she did not know the bill was counterfeit and obtained the bill from her bank on Oct. 3. The suspect notified the bank and the bill was placed into evidence.

Retail theft was reported at a food store in the 600 block of N. York at around 5:05 p.m. A complainant told police that a suspect did not pay and left the store with two grocery bags of items valued at $43.79. The complainant did not wish to pursue charges, and the suspect was issued a no-trespass order. 

Oct. 5-Oct. 6

     A victim in the 400 block of Argyle told police that an unknown suspect removed the catalytic converter from his vehicle while it was parked overnight in the parking lot. Upon inspection, the converter had been sawed off from the exhaust system and had been stolen.

A victim in the 300 block of S. West told police than an unknown suspect(s) removed the catalytic converter from his vehicle while it was parked in the parking lot overnight.

A victim in the 200 block of E. Butterfield told police than an unknown suspect(s) removed the catalytic converter from his vehicle while it was parked in the parking lot.

A victim in Elm Creek told police than an unknown suspect(s) removed the catalytic converter from their vehicle while it was parked overnight. 

Oct. 5

     Officers were called to a fitness center in the 600 block of N. York at around 7:25 a.m. for the report of a stolen vehicle. A complainant told police that he left the vehicle unlocked with the keys in the glove compartment for approximately one hour. When he returned to the parking lot, the vehicle was no longer there. During that hour, a reckless driving complaint came to the Addison Police Department where a different complainant observed a suspect described as a juvenile Hispanic male, around 5-11 wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with gray pants driving the complainant’s vehicle recklessly and parking it at Park Avenue in Addison. Addison Police located the vehicle and found it unoccupied. Officers then recovered the vehicle from that address and towed it to the police station for processing.

Theft was reported in the 100 block of W. First St. at around 8:07 p.m. A victim told police he arrived into Elmhurst on a Metra train. He texted his friend to say the train was arriving and believed he had put his phone in his right front pocket. As he left the train area, his Bluetooth head set indicated he had disconnected from his phone. He reached into his pocket and discovered his phone was no longer there. He tried to use the “find my iPhone” app with no results. The phone was entered into LEADS as stolen.

Oct. 4-Oct. 5

A victim in the 200 block of N. Myrtle Ave. told police that an unknown suspect(s) had taken two plastic medium sized pumpkins filled with sand off her front porch sometime between the above dates. The victim last noticed the pumpkins were on her porch at around 2 p.m. Oct. 4. The victim does not know the value of the pumpkins.

Oct. 1

A victim in the 400 block of E. Park Ave. told police at around 1:39 p.m. that he responded to an ad on Facebook Marketplace for a Honda CR-V for sale. The seller requested payment of $2,500 via five $500 Greendotgift cards. The victim purchased the gift cards and provided the seller with the gift card numbers and the security codes. When the seller related there were additional fees due to the vehicle being held by Customs, the victim realized he was scammed. Total loss: $2,500.

Sept. 27-Sept. 28

A victim in the 400 block of W. North told police that her vehicle was burglarized sometime between the above dates. The vehicle had been unlocked and parked in the driveway at her residence. She received a call from Wheaton Police, stating that they had recovered items which had been stolen from the vehicle, with the exception of a watch. The victim was advised to make a report with Elmhurst Police.

Sept. 5

     Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 600 block of N. York at around 4:03 a.m. A victim told police she left her purse and lunch box on the passenger seats of her vehicle and went inside the gym. Upon returning to her vehicle, she found the vehicle’s front passenger window had been smashed and her purse and lunch box were missing from the passenger seat.

May 1-Aug. 22

A victim in the 400 block of W. Commonwealth told police that after checking her credit report, she found several fraudulent accounts had been opened without her authorization between the above dates. She contacted the five banks where the unauthorized accounts were opened and started fraud investigations with each bank.

 Warrant arrest

Oct. 7

     Police said Damaris J. Estrada, 23, of Addison, was found to have a valid warrant out of DuPage County while investigating an accident report that was later determined to have occurred in Bensenville at around 5:52 p.m.

Oct. 5

     Police said Clifton Calvert, 27, of Elmhurst, turned himself in on a warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office at around 9:56 p.m.

 

 

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