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.

Battery

Nov. 18

Police said officers responded to a recreational facility in the 200 block of W. First at around 2:50 p.m. for a reported fight involving several teenage subjects. According to police, the suspects were involved in a battery-disturbance in the gym at the facility. The four suspects, which included three juveniles and Walter Pena, 19, of Hillside, were issued citations for battery.

Police said a loss prevention officer at a food store in the 600 block of N. York told police at around 11:21 a.m. that a suspect reportedly loaded 10 bottles of liquor valued at $524.24 into two blue Walmart reusable shopping bags, placed them in a shopping cart and walked to the east store exit. The loss prevention officer attempted to grab the cart at the exit, and the suspect—described as a black male with a full beard, wearing a gray sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, black shoes and a black ‘do-rag’—allegedly punched the officer in the face. The suspect then reportedly ran out the west exit through the parking lot toward a fitness center. The suspect did not get away with the merchandise and the area was check for the suspect with no results.

Nov.17

Battery was reported in the 200 block of Oakland Grove at around 2:48 p.m. A victim told police that the father of her children and his wife (the suspect) showed up at her residence and demanded to see his children. The victim told them to leave, and the suspect began yelling at her. The victim stated that she pushed the suspect who then allegedly punched her in the face. The suspect stated that the victim reportedly attacked them and she struck the victim in self-defense. Neither party wished to pursue complaints and no injuries were observed.

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. 17

A complainant at Elmhurst College told police at around 11:59 a.m. that a suspect was issued a no-trespass order on Nov. 3, prohibiting him from being on the property. On the above date, the suspect was observed on security camera foot-age at Schick Hall, according to police. A reporting officer attempted to contact the suspect with no results. An investigation is pending.

Disorderly conduct

Nov. 16

Dangelo Monte Norton, 28, of Clinton Township, Mich., was charged with disorderly conduct in the 900 block of N. Road at around 3:49 p.m. Police said a reporting officer responded to a report of a man possibly doing drugs in the bath-room of a restaurant. According to police, the officer could smell an odor of tobacco smoke. The suspect admitted to smoking a cigarette in the bathroom because it was too cold outside, police said.

Domestic battery, domestic incident

Nov. 19

A complainant told police at around 10:49 a.m. she is having problems with her son. She confronted him about his theft of money and he got in her face, yelling at her and being aggressive towards her, according to police. Police said he threat-need her with a gun and then left the house. Officers located the victim’s son and brought him back to the house. He explained he wanted to get a gun so people don’t mess with him. He said he had no intentions of harming or killing anyone, but has had thoughts of attempting suicide before.

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

Nov. 21

Inocente Blas-Martinez, 46, of Franklin Park, was charged with DUI and improper lane usage near Grand and County Line at around 11:33 p.m.

Nov. 19

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Villa at around 3:25 a.m., James Jelic, 20, of Cicero, was found to have consumed alcohol and was under the age of 21. Jelic was issued citations for consumption of alcohol by a minor, operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol content over .00 under 21 year old, use of false identification, speeding, improper lane usage, tinted windows and no insurance.

Nov. 18

Police said that while a reporting officer was on patrol in the 600 block of W. St. Charles at around 4:41 a.m., the officer observed Camilo Rosas-Flores, 22, of Villa Park, slumped behind the wheel. According to police, the officer initiated a well-being check and found the suspect to be DUI. Rosas-Flores was charged with DUI and violation of bail bond.

Harassment, threats

Nov. 19

A victim in the 100 block of Hale came into the police department at around 1:30 p.m. to report that a suspect had been texting her from a phone number with which she is not familiar. She requested the suspect to stop texting but he continued. The victim became upset when the suspect knew her name; she told police she does not know anyone contacting her from New Jersey. A reporting officer contacted the suspect, who was uncooperative.

Nov. 18

A victim in the 100 block of S. Route 83 told police at around 6:40 p.m. that she had received more than 158 text messages within a two-hour period from a suspect, who also is suspected of repeated harassing phone calls to the victim’s place of employment for the purpose of getting her fired from her job. Officers contacted the suspect and advised him to cease all contact with the victim and the victim’s employer. An investigation is pending.

Nov. 16

A victim and her boyfriend came to the police department at around 8:30 p.m. to report that a suspect was harassing her via text message. The suspect also broke and loosened the lug nuts on her current boyfriend’s vehicle, according to police. An investigation is pending.

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

Nov. 21

Sarah Eckel, 21, of Orland Hills; Alexander Finnegan, 20, of Carol Stream; and Alexandria Schultz, 19, of Elk Grove Village, were each issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia at Elmhurst College between 8:21 and 9:09 p.m.

Amir Jones, 18, of Maywood, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and violation of curfew near North and Melrose at around 11:30 p.m.

Nov. 20

Jonathan Gilbert, 31, of Maywood, was issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal transportation of open alcohol and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near North and York at around 12:02 a.m.

Steven Gulo, 38, of Kenilworth, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and no seat belt subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Crestview at around 9:51 a.m.

Nov. 19

Lionel Gage, 34, of Chicago, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis, and Rakia Kemp, 33, of Chicago, was issued a citation for illegal transportation of alcohol subsequent to investigating a suspicious vehicle in the 300 block of Fair at around 2:32 a.m.

Nov. 16

Daniel Griffith, 20, of Maywood, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 100 block of W. North at around 10:12 p.m. Police said while investigating an unrelated retail theft, officers located Griffith who smelled like cannabis. The suspect admitted to being in possession of cannabis and a smoking pipe, according to police.

Antonio Marrero, 19, of Cicero, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, tinted window and operating a vehicle while using an electronic communication device subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Grand at around 12:11 a.m.

Suspicious circumstances

Nov. 18

Police said that in the 100 block of W. Adams at around 5:45 a.m., a complainant observed a suspect described as a white male in his mid-30s, approximately 5’8” and weighing between 145 and 160 pounds with a thin build, wearing a navy baseball cap on backwards, a tan half-length zipper style work jacket and gray loose-fitting pants. He was standing on a public sidewalk at the southwest corner of Adams and Washington. When the complainant left for work at around 6 a.m., he observed the suspect on the public sidewalk in front of his home. Then, at around 7 a.m., the complainant’s wife called him to state that the suspect was now standing at the rear sliding door, looking into the kitchen of their home. Officers checked the area for the suspect with no results.

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

Nov. 20

Police said officers were dispatched to a gas station in the 400 block of N. York at around 12:06 a.m. for the report of suspects asking customers for gas money. Upon arrival, officer s located three juvenile occupants inside of a vehicle, which had been reported stolen out of Crestwood on Nov. 18. One of the suspects admitted to stealing the vehicle in Crestwood, according to police, and was transported to the Kane County Youth home on charged of possession of a stolen vehicle, obstructing identification and no valid driver’s license.

Police said officers responded to a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 11:10 p.m. for the report of a retail theft that had just occurred. Upon arrival, a reporting officer spoke to a loss prevention officer who stated that Leticia Cazares, 49, of Wood Dale, was seen switching price tags and concealing merchandise, according to police. Cazares was charged with misdemeanor retail theft and felony retail theft as a result of prior convictions for retail theft.

A victim in the 400 block of Holly told police at around 11:31 a.m. he received a typed anonymous letter in the mail demanding money in Bitcoin or an unknown suspect would send damaging information to the victim’s wife. The victim denies any knowledge of the suspect or the damaging information.

Identity theft was reported in the 800 block of Hillcrest at around 12:41 p.m. A victim’s wife told police that an un-known suspect used the victim’s personal information when obtaining medical services at the University of Maryland emergency room. According to police, the suspect received medical services and a prescription, which was then filled by a pharmacy in Greenbelt, Md.

Fraud was reported in the 500 block of S. Cottage Hill at around 1:59 p.m. A complainant told police that she has been receiving calls from a collection agency regarding an overdue payment for Sprint phone services. Incident was reported as a matter of record.

Nov. 19

Police said a suspect described as a black male, around 28 years old, 6-foot tall and around 180 pounds wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark\colored jeans took a carton of cigarettes valued at $72.22 from a liquor store in the 500 block of W. North at around 11:13 a.m. and left the store without paying for them. A store clerk advised that the suspect approached the counter with the cigarettes; there was then an improper transaction on the credit card reader. At that time, the suspect reportedly grabbed the merchandise and exited the store. The clerk saw the suspect walk across the street to a donut shop where he entered a black Chevy Trailblazer and fled eastbound on North Avenue.

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 200 block of W. First at around 5:03 p.m. Police said a victim parked her vehicle in a parking lot in the area. When she returned to the vehicle, she found the front passenger window was broken. A black leather purse which had been on the front passenger floorboard was missing from the vehicle. The purse contained an Illinois state ID and a debit card.

Two victims told police that their son, a listed juvenile suspect, had removed cash from each of their wallets. Officers spoke with the suspect, who admitted to stealing the money in order to gain popularity at school, police said. The suspect returned cash to his parents, but the remainder had been given away. The incident was referred to the DuPage County Juvenile Probation Department as the suspect is currently on juvenile probation for other offenses.

Nov. 18

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Willow at around 12:25 a.m., Gary Conners, 28, of Chicago, was in possession of twenty $20 bills marked “for motion picture use only.” He was charged with driving while license suspended, speeding and no insurance.

Identity theft was reported in the 200 block of W. Crescent at around 2:08 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect used her credit card information to make an online purchase. The victim has her credit card in her possession and has never given permission for anyone else to use the card.

Nov. 17

James Lange, 35, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and TellyHaymond, 41, of Chicago, was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 10:41 p.m. Police said officers responded to the report of a retail theft in progress. According to police, Lange switched tags on merchandise and purchased the more expensive item with a tag indicating the lower price. He also was in possession of drug paraphernalia and cocaine, according to police.

A victim in the 800 block of S. Cadwell told police at around 12:45 p.m. that she received a bill from a debt collector in the amount of $1,561 for charges on AT&T U-Verse services. The victim has never opened an account with AT&T. The victim’s identity had been used by an unknown suspect(s) in the past to open Verizon and Comcast accounts. The victim stated that approximately five years ago, someone broke into her office and stole computers, which she believes contained her personal information.

A victim at Elmhurst College advised at 1:47 p.m. that she was sleeping in her dorm room on her elevated loft bed when she awoke to see an unknown suspect described as a black male, around 25 years old, 6-foot tall with dreadlocks with blond tips, wearing a Chicago Bulls cap and a blue sweatshirt, in her room. She asked him why he was there and he stated he was just looking for napkins and quickly exited the room. Upon inspection of her belongings, she discovered her credit and debit cards had been stolen. The victim discovered that was already a charge on one of the cards at Walmart in Northlake. There was a declined transaction on her debit account in Melrose Park.

Nov. 16

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop in the 100 block of W. North at around 9:22 p.m., Chinasty Burton, 22, of Chicago, was found to have committed a retail theft at a pharmacy. Burton was charged with two counts of retail theft.

Theft was reported at a restaurant in the 100 block of N. York at around 1:29 p.m. The restaurant manager was informed by an employee that a table of four subjects had paid for their bill with two counterfeit $50 bills. A reporting officer was given the two $50 bills that were printed with “for motion picture use only.” The first suspect was described as an Hispanic male, 19 years old and 150 pounds with a thin build, dark eyes, 5’9” with a goatee. The second suspect was described as an Hispanic male, 5-9 and 140 pounds with a thin build and clean shaven. The third suspect was described as an Hispanic female, 5-6 and 160 pounds with a medium build, wearing an orange sweater and a baseball cap. The fourth suspect was described as an Hispanic female, 5-6 and 130 pounds with a thin build and wearing a pink sweater.

Forgery was reported at a restaurant in the 600 block of W. North at around 8:10 p.m. Police said a suspect described as a black female between 23 and 24 years old, 5’4” and around 180 pounds, wearing blue jeans, a black jacket with “Cry Baby” printed on the back in white lettering and carrying a blue purse attempted to pay for her food with a counterfeit $100 bill. When the suspect was advised by an employee that the bill was counterfeit, she left the restaurant, leaving the counterfeit bill behind.

Nov. 15

Identity theft was reported in the 200 block of W. Claremont at around 10:49 a.m. A victim told police that he received a package from UPS. His bank advised that an unknown suspect(s) fraudulently used his personal information, opened a credit card and used it to make a purchase. There is no dollar loss and the victim will return the merchandise.

Nov. 10

A victim in the 200 block of W. Grand Ave. advised at around 10:35 p.m. that he believed he was a victim of identity theft. He opened two pieces of mail from Geico® and PNC Bank and both documents referred to a vehicle he did not own. The victim checked with credit bureaus and found his credit was run by an area car dealership on Nov. 10. The victim spoke with the staff at the car dealership and confirmed there was a vehicle purchased at that location using the victim’s personal information. The vehicle was entered into LEADS/NCIC as stolen.

Warrant arrest

Nov. 20

Police said Adela Fialka, 43, of West Chicago, was found to have a warrant out of the Will County Sheriff’s office and also was issued a citation for expired registration subsequent to a traffic stop in the 600 block of N. York at around 7:42 a.m.

Nov. 18

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Villa at around 3:29 a.m., Hamangaba Hamusankwa, 48, of Elgin, was found to be wanted by DuPage County law enforcement. He also was issued a citation for improper lane usage.

 

 

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