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 to property, criminal trespass to property

Dec. 4

     Jose Esparza, 30, of Bensenville, was issued a citation for causing injury to city property in the 400 block of Walnut at around 7:42 a.m. Officers responded for a report of a construction accident. Police said that upon arrival, officers found a construction conveyor lying on its side blocking the roadway, leaking fuel, and causing damage to the pavement. According to police, Esparza advised officers he was operating the conveyor when the outrigger malfunctioned, causing the machine to overturn.

Dec. 2

     A victim in the 300 block of Addison Avenue told police at around 9:20 a.m. that an unknown suspect shot a B.B. gun at his front screened porch. The B.B. projectile went through the screened porch and struck a window, causing damage to the window pane.

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

     A victim in the 200 block of W. First told police at around 12:43 a.m. that her ex-husband entered the attached garage of her residence without her permission and took a 2014 Audi. The victim stated she just wanted the car back and a trespass notice served. A reporting officer was able to make contact with the suspect who was served with the trespass notice. The vehicle was not returned as this is a civil matter.

Nov. 30

     Brian T. Beahan, 36, of Elmhurst, was charged with criminal damage to property in the 200 block of Adelia Street at around 8:01 a.m. Police said Beahan became upset and threw a small end table through a window.

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

Dec. 3

     Jason Cook, 35, of Streamwood, was charged with DUI and driving without headlights subsequent to a traffic stop near Grand and York at around 2:14 a.m.

Cristian James Marsico, 25, of Ft. Worth, Texas, was charged with DUI, trespassing on railroad property and improper lane usages subsequent to a report of a vehicle stuck on the railroad tracks near the UP tracks and Larch at around 2:19 a.m.

Dec. 2

     Josephine Lytton, 18, of Berkeley; Alexis Makaris, 18, of Forest Park; and Alexander Meurer, 18 and John Schreiber, 18, both of Elmhurst, were issued citations for consumption of alcohol by a minor in the 700 block of Fairfield at around 10:18 p.m.

Harassment, threats

Nov. 16-Dec. 5

     A victim in the 400 block of S. Argyle Ave. told police that she is being harassed and possibly stalked by the suspect, who is her ex-boyfriend. The victim has seen the suspect on several occasions while driving and feels he is following her. An investigation is pending. 

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

Dec. 6

     Derek Keller, 18, of Darien, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to a call for a reckless drive in a school parking lot in the 300 block of E. St. Charles at around 8:02 p.m.

Dec. 5

     Antonio McBean, 22, of Palatine, was issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding near Route 83 and North at around 8:37 p.m.

Dec. 2

     Rommel Bautista, 18, of Bensenville; Theodore Grant, 19, of Algonquin; and Dylan Sircher, 19, of Villa Park, were issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and York at around 1:57 a.m. Sircher also was cited for no valid driver’s license and no insurance.

Nov. 30

     Nicholas B. Harris Jr., 19, of Chicago, was charged with possession of cannabis and no valid driver’s license subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Columbia at around 6:04 a.m.

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

Dec. 6

     Attempted burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 500 block of Fairview at around 8:40 p.m. A victim told police that while sleeping, she heard her car alarm go off on her Ford Explorer which was parked in the driveway. She took her keys and turned off the alarm. The victim’s daughter told her this morning she saw a person running down the driveway as she looked out the window when she heard the alarm. No entry was made into the vehicle.

Dec. 2-Dec. 4

     A complainant at a car dealership in the 200 block of W. Grand told police that an unknown suspect removed two tires and wheels from a new truck on the dealer lot sometime between the above dates. The vehicle was found propped up on bricks and lug nuts were found lying on the ground beside it.

Nov. 9-Dec. 4

The owner of a business in the 500 block of Spring told police that they received a check for payment on an Apple Mac Book computer which he sold to a suspect. Between the above dates, the check was deposited and subsequently returned unpaid because it was written on an account that was closed. The case is pending investigation.

Dec. 3

     Police said that while a reporting officer was on patrol in the 100 block of E. Schiller at around 2:15 p.m., they observed an occupied suspicious vehicle parked along the south side of a store building with Lisa J. Karson, 33, and William J. Karson, 28, both of Melrose Park, exiting the store carrying shopping baskets containing merchandise. Both suspects admitted to stealing, according to police. William Karson was charged with felony retail theft, while Lisa Karson was charged with retail theft.

Dec. 2

     Retail theft was reported at a store in the 900 block of S. York at around 11:02 a.m. Police said a store employee reported that Suspect #1 entered the store and removed alcohol and then left the store without paying. The suspect entered a vehicle occupied by Suspect #2 and Suspect #3 and drove south on York. Suspect #1 was described as a white male in his 50s with gray hair wearing a Chicago Bears jacket and blue jeans. Suspects #2 and #3 were described as black males wearing all black clothing.

Theft was reported in the 300 block of S. Spring at around 8:33 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) removed his black duffel bag from his bicycle that was locked up outside of a church.

Dec. 1

     Attempted retail theft was reported at a store in the 600 block of N. York at around 11 a.m. A complainant told police that a suspect describe as a white male, approximately 35 to 40 years of age with brown hair, glasses, goatee, 5’9”, 200 pounds wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and tan boots was seen exiting the store, pushing a shopping cart full of merchandise which had not been paid for. The suspect then ran towards a white 4 door Jeep with unknown plates, leaving the cart and merchandise behind. The merchandise was returned to the store.

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of Geneva at around 3:50 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) attempted to apply for and receive a loan through Lending Club using his information. Lending Club was able to stop the application before any dollar loss occurred.

Nov. 23-Dec. 1

Theft of vehicle parts was reported in the 800 block of N. York. A victim told police that his vehicle, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, had its catalytic converter cut off at some point during the above time frame.

Nov. 30

     Theft was reported in the 100 block of W. Van Buren at around 4:44 p.m. A complainant told police she was storing some of her property at the suspect’s residence. During that time, the suspect pawned her Sony PlayStation 4, according to police. The suspect related he did pawn the item; however, the complainant was with him at that time. An investigation is pending.

A victim in the 1000 block of S. Mitchell told police at around 3:42 p.m. that she received a call from a woman claiming to be from the Social Security Department. The woman stated that the victim was eligible to have more money per month added to her Social Security benefits. The victim provided all her personal information to the woman. The victim has since cancelled all her credit cards and changed her bank account. No dollar loss was reported at this time.

Nov. 12-Nov. 13

Identity theft was reported in the 400 block of S. Cottage Hill Ave. The complainant, the victim’s wife, told police that an unknown suspect(s) used the victim’s Capital One credit card without their permission.



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