Elmhurst Police Reports

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.

Aggravated driving while license suspended

Nov. 2

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near North and York at around 7:43 a.m., Sean Widener, 21, of Elmhurst, was found to have a suspended driver’s license. According to police, Widener had been issued a restricted driving permit requiring a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID), but was operating a vehicle without the device. He was charged with aggravated driving while license suspended, driving without a BAIID and expired registration.

Battery

Nov. 8

Juan Galindo, 40, of Melrose Park, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and aggravated battery in a public way near Butterfield and Princeton at around 12:03 p.m. Police said Galindo admitted to intentionally striking the victim who had been performing road construction in the area.

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

Nov. 5

A victim in the 300 block of E. Adams told police at around 2:40 p.m. that he parked his vehicle in the driveway over-night and noticed the next morning that the driver’s side mirror had been damaged.

Disorderly conduct

Nov. 5

Police said a reporting officer responded to the report of someone who had been found unconscious in front of a restaurant in the 500 block of W. Lake at around 4:46 a.m. According to police, Michael T. Delaney, 29, of Bensenville, told police that he had been drinking at several bars. Police said the suspect took an Uber to the restaurant, where he passed out on the grass. Delaney was issued a citation for disorderly conduct public intoxication.

Domestic battery, domestic incident

Nov. 5

Police said a reporting officer was on patrol near First and York at around 2:56 p.m. when a young boy was seen being grabbed by a man. The suspect said he did that to stop the victim from yelling and swearing at his mother. His mother advised that the victim, who is 8 years old, called his mother a derogatory term, was disruptive, and was creating a scene. Family Shelter was advised.

Nov. 4

A victim in the 600 block of Lorraine told police at around 5:46 p.m. that a suspect beat her, pulled her hair, and left her in a car. The suspect stated that the victim was beating him and he exited the vehicle to get out of the situation. Neither party had any injuries and agreed to stay separated for the night.

Nov. 3

A 27-year-old Elmhurst woman was charged with domestic battery in the 200 block of E. Fremont at around 7:01 a.m. Police said officers responded for the victim who was punched in the face by the suspect. The victim and suspect had a verbal argument which later turned physical, according to police. While speaking with the victim, the officer observed physical signs of injury on the victim’s face, police said.

Nov. 2

A 45-year-old Addison woman was charged with domestic battery at a restaurant in the 100 block of Addison at around 6:04 p.m. A victim told police that the suspect came into the business screaming. The victim followed the suspect into the parking lot, where she started hitting the victim. A reporting officer observed a cut and scratch on the victim, all of which were bleeding.

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

Nov. 6

Darius Urbikas, 33, of Aurora, was charged with possession of open alcohol, driving while license suspended, operating a vehicle with suspended registration, speeding and no insurance, while Victoria Collaizzi, 26, of Forest Park, a passenger in the vehicle, was issued a citation for possession of open alcohol subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Fair at around 11:32 p.m.

Calvin A. Walls Jr., 28, of Broadview, was charged with DUI-drugs and no seat belt near Grand and Wilson at around 5:01 a.m. Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop, Walls Jr. had glassy eyes and an odor of burnt cannabis on his breath. Walls Jr admitted to smoking and possessing cannabis, according to police.

Nov. 4

Alvaro Tolayo, 46, of Chicago, was charged with aggravated DUI, improper parking on the roadway and no insurance near York and Second at around 10:43 p.m. Police said that subsequent to investigating a suspicious vehicle parked in the roadway, Tolayo was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol.

Upon further investigation, it was found that Tolayo’s driver’s license had been revoked, police said.

Nov. 3

Robert D. Elliot, 64, of Naperville, was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and no insurance subsequent to an accident in the 700 block of W. North at around 6:25 a.m.

Lucas Villarreal, 36, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, no valid driver’s license and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Spring and Madison at around 12:05 a.m.

Harassment, threats

Nov. 6

The manager of a restaurant in the 500 block of W. Lake told police at around 11:54 a.m. that a suspect had previously been an employee at the restaurant but had been terminated. The suspect continues call the restaurant and show up in person after being told many times to stop. A reporting officer located the suspect and served him with a no trespass notice.

Nov. 3

A victim in the 300 block of S. Prairie told police at around 12:58 p.m. that a suspect had made some threatening state-ments over the phone on Nov. 2. The victim was given information about obtaining an order of protection.

Obstruction

Nov. 2

Vanessa Rio, 30, of Bensenville, was charged with obstructing identification, driving while license suspended, driving with one headlight and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Crestview at around 11:48 p.m.

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

Nov. 7

Martin Lopez, 19, of Hanover Park; John Portillo, 20, of Addison; and Misael Morales-Reynoso, 19, of Glendale Heights, were charged with felony possession of cannabis, while Portillo and Morales-Reynoso also were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to a drug investigation at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 8:50 p.m.

Nov. 5

Police said that subsequent to a traffic incident near York and Butterfield at around 7:56 a.m., Jeri L. Cruz, 60, of River Grove, was found to be driving under the influence of heroin. Cruz was charged with possession of a controlled substance and DUI-drugs.

Jerry Johnson, 32, of Chicago, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near York and I-290 at around 7:15 p.m.

Felix Ocampo, 24, of Elmwood Park, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near York and North at around 11:15 p.m.

Nov. 4

MaleekaCulley, 21, of Chicago, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis in the 200 block of N. York at around 4:54 p.m. Police said officers detected a strong odor of cannabis in the area and learned that Culley, who was waiting for the bus at that location, was smoking cannabis.

Nov. 3

Joshua Murray, 19, and Alexander Krieman, 19, both of Bartlett, were issued citations for possession of cannabis sub-sequent to police investigating a suspicious vehicle at Elmhurst College at around 10:33 p.m.

Victoria Julie Stankiewicz, 21, of Addison, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and disobeying a traffic control device subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Glade at around 8:14 a.m.

James Uhrich, 21, of Wheaton, was charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia at Elmhurst College at around 2:29 p.m.

A suspect at York High School was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia at around 1:41 p.m. after she was seen in the hallway showing other students drug paraphernalia in her backpack, according to police.

Suspicious circumstances

Nov. 7

Police said a reporting officer responded to Elmhurst Hospital at around 11:57 p.m. for a person who may have been the victim of a stabbing. The victim stated the incident took place in Downers Grove. Downers Grove Police officers responded to Elmhurst Hospital and continued the investigation.

Nov. 4

A complainant near Grantley and Walnut told police that they saw a vehicle traveling westbound on Grantley at around 9:49 p.m. with an unknown female screaming from the vehicle. The vehicle was last seen traveling westbound Walnut from Grantley. Officers checked the area with no results.

Oct. 26

The mother of a victim spoke with a reporting officer about some concerns she has about an adult male and her daughter. The suspect has shown up at two different plays in which the victim has been performing at York High School. The mother requested an officer speak with the suspect to request he have no further contact with her daughter.

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

Nov. 8

Retail theft was reported at a food store in the 100 block of E. Schiller at around 11:59 a.m. A victim told police that the suspects removed bottles of premium whiskey. The suspects fled the scene before an officer’s arrival. An investigation is pending.

Nov. 7

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of E. Elmhurst at around 1:56 p.m. Police said a victim came into the police station and reported that an unknown suspect(s) had made unauthorized purchases on his credit card account. The victim cancelled the credit card.

Identity theft was reported at a bank in the 200 block of N. Addison at around 11:50 a.m. A victim told police that a suspect accessed her bank account online and made a payment to a management property company. The company told a reporting officer the payment was made with the victim’s debit card by the suspect. The victim made a report with the bank’s fraud department.

Nov. 2-Nov. 7

Police said officers responded to the report of a possible residential burglary in the 300 block of Huntington between the above dates. Upon arrival, a victim told police this was his rental property and the front door jamb was damaged. No signs of entry were discovered and nothing was missing from the vacant house.

Nov. 6

A victim at York High School told police at around 9:30 a.m. that he put his backpack near his assigned locker in the boy’s locker room. When the victim returned to the locker room he found that an unknown person(s) had gone into his backpack and removed cash from his wallet.

Nov. 5

Police said that while performing a business check at a recreational facility in the 600 block of W. North at around 11:50 a.m., a victim informed a reporting officer that his wallet was stolen from his locked locker. A couple of the credit cards were used at a Walmart in Northlake before the victim was able to cancel them.

Nov. 4-Nov. 6

A complainant at a business in the 400 block of W. Fullerton told police that an unknown suspect(s) punched the lock on a white Ford E350 truck sometime between the above dates. Nothing appeared to be missing.

Nov. 3

Police said a complainant observed a retail theft at a food store in the 900 block of S. York at around 12:29 a.m. and gave the reporting officer a description of the suspect’s vehicle. The vehicle was located, a traffic stop was conducted, and liquor bottles were located in the back seat of the vehicle, according to police. Police said Jamar Lynch, 27, and Eric Stokes, 25, both of Chicago, confessed to stealing the liquor and were each charged with two felony counts of retail theft. The driver of the vehicle, Toetesha Jackson, 25, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft, one headlight, no front license plate and no insurance. Jakyra Jackson, of Glen Ellyn, was charged with possession of cannabis.

Police said two suspects described as white males were observed fleeing from a residence in the 200 block of N. Michigan at around 5:12 p.m. They entered a newer model black Jeep and left the area. A victim told police she was in another room in the house when she heard loud banging noises coming from the front door and found damage to the front door. The victim checked the residence and found she was missing an envelope which contained cash.

Nov. 2-Nov. 3

A victim in the 300 block of N. Oak told police that he parked his unlocked vehicle in the driveway overnight. The next day he went into his vehicle and noticed paperwork had been moved throughout the front passenger area. The victim found his property missing.

Nov. 2

A complainant in the 700 block of N. Industrial Drive told police at around 8:26 a.m. that an unknown suspect gained access to the company’s Western Union account and initiated two unauthorized transactions to a bank in Ukraine. The victim canceled the Western Union account.

Oct. 30-Nov. 1

A complainant in the 600 block of N. Kenilworth told police at around 1:49 p.m. that they received a call from TCF Bank regarding online purchases with the victim’s Visa credit card. TCF stopped the transactions before they went through and advised they were performing their own fraud investigation.

Sept. 21

Identity theft was reported in the 400 block of N. Ida Lane at around 2:43 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) used his identity to open Sprint and T-Mobile accounts in Arizona. The victim received bills from Sprint for the purchase of cell phones.

Sept. 4

A victim in the 100 block of S. Rex Blvd. told police at around 3:51 p.m. that she found someone had opened a Comcast account in her name. The service was for an address in Jersey City, N.J.

Warrant arrest

Nov. 8

Police said Ulyses Benitez, 19, of Bensenville, was wanted out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office near York and Grand at around 7:58 p.m. Benitez also was charged with driving while license suspended and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Nov. 5

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Spring and St. Charles at around 6:10 p.m., Christopher Diederich, 42, of Elmhurst, was found to have an active warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office. Diederich also was charged driving while license suspended, tinted windows and no proof of insurance.

Police said officers responded to an extended stay facility in the 500 block of W. Grand at around 12:12 a.m. where Alex Struve, 19, of Oak Park, had an active original arrest warrant out of the Lombard Police Department.

Police said that subsequent to a suspicious person call at an extended stay facility in the 500 block of W. Grand at around 10:11 a.m., Vincent Virgilio, 53, of Bensenville, was found to be wanted out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office.

Nov. 4

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and North at around 1:17 a.m., Kwynta Roberts, 21, of Chicago, was found to have two active arrest warrants. The first warrant was out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, and the second warrant was out of the Will County Sheriff’s Office. Roberts also was issued citations for impending traffic, no valid driver’s license and no insurance.

Nov. 3

Police said Jay Catapano, 58, of Racine, Wis., turned himself in on an original warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office at around 12:30 p.m.

 

 

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