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

Dec. 26

     A victim in the 500 block of W. Grand told police at around 1:30 a.m. that she agreed to meet a suspect at the above location for a massage. An argument between the victim and the suspect reportedly became physical. The victim was able to get away and call 911. An investigation is pending.

Dec. 23

     Thomas Gatziolis, 65, of Oak Brook, was issued a citation for battery at a sports pub in the 600 block of W. Lake at around 3:39 p.m. Police said Gatziolis pushed the victim a few times and took a swing at him.

Criminal damage to property, criminal trespass to property

Dec. 21-Dec. 22

     Damage to property was reported in the 900 block of S. Prospect. A victim told police that when he woke up this morning he found his front walkway light post lying on the ground. The post had been broken at the concrete base sometime between the above dates.

Disorderly conduct

Dec. 26

     Robert L. Baldwin, 68, of Bensenville, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct/public intoxication in the 300 block of W. North at around 3:33 p.m. Police said Baldwin was intoxicated and found laying in the snow near the above location.

Dec. 23

     Police said that while on patrol in the 100 block of W. Second at around 1:09 a.m. a reporting officer observed Erick Bandy, 22, of Villa Park, urinating while walking down the sidewalk. According to police, officers confronted the suspect, who was found to have an active warrant out of the Elgin Police Department. Bandy was placed under arrest for the warrant also was charged with disorderly conduct.

Police said officers responded to the report of a man with a weapon at a restaurant in the 100 block of W. First at around 5:09 p.m. According to police, a complainant reports that Paul Cirone, 56, of Elmhurst, was sitting at a bar with what appeared to be the butt of a gun sticking out of a camera pack. Upon further investigation, police said it was learned that he was carrying a BB gun. Cirone was charged with disorderly conduct and a violation order of bail bond.

Mark A. Greathouse, 51, of West Chicago, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct-public intoxication near York and Cayuga at around 2:26 p.m. Police said officers responded to a report of Greathouse lying on a sidewalk, and he was found to be intoxicated.

Domestic battery, domestic incident

Dec. 21

A victim in the 100 block of E. Brush Hill told police at around 2:39 a.m. that the father of her child pushed her down. The victim also stated that the push caused her to bite her lip, according to police. The suspect reportedly left the scene prior to an officer’s arrival.

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

Dec. 23

     Andres Atempa, 27, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, possession of cannabis, no valid driver’s license and improper lane usage subsequent to the report of a crash near Grand and York at around 12:27 a.m.

Nery Tello-Garcia, 18, of Bensenville, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop Grand and York at around 1:25 a.m.

Dec. 22

     RichsandAbat, 32, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, speeding, improper lane usage, failure to signal and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 38 and York at around 1:01 a.m.

Samantha Yates, 22, of Highland, Ind., was issued a citation for possession of liquor in public in the 500 block of W. Grand at around 1:27 p.m. Police said Yates was seen drinking alcohol outside of her vehicle in public.

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

Dec. 27

     Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Schiller and Clara Place at around 1:50 a.m., William Webber, 21, of Evergreen Park and Shana Nirapil, 20, of Elmhurst, were found to be in possession of an open bottle of alcohol and cannabis. Webber was issued citations for possession of cannabis, illegal transportation of alcohol and failure to signal. Nirapil was cited for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of alcohol by a minor and illegal transportation of alcohol.

Dec. 22

     Kathy Braunz, 32, of Bensenville, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal use of a cell phone subsequent to a traffic stop near Grand and York at around 10:40 p.m.

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near I-290 and Route 83 at around 9:59 p.m., Roberta Grove, 27, of Streamwood, was found to be in possession of suspected cocaine, suspected heroin and three used syringes. Grove was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic syringe and endangering the health and life of a child.

Daniel Wisniowski, 24, of River Grove, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and West at around 10:12 p.m.

Dec. 21

     Jessica Sieja, 22, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without headlights subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Crestview at around 9:30 p.m.

Suspicious circumstances

Dec. 25

     Police said a victim was driven to the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital emergency room at around 12:19 p.m. after sustaining a gunshot wound. The victim was shot by an unknown suspect while sitting inside a parked vehicle in Bellwood. The Bellwood Police Department was contacted and personnel from their agency responded to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital to take over the investigation.

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

Dec. 26

     Retail theft was reported at a store in the 600 block of W. North at around 5:14 p.m. Police said an employee from the store reported two suspects were observed leaving the store with items of clothing for which they did not pay. The female suspect was stopped in the parking lot by an employee and returned inside with the merchandise, according to police. The female asked to go to the bathroom then ran out the front door, police said. The first suspect was described as a white female with blonde hair, wearing a black hooded jacket, a striped zip-up hoodie with a purple shirt underneath the black jacket, black pants and black boots, carrying a pink Victoria’s Secret Pink bag and a pink knit cap. The second suspect was described as a white male wearing a green hooded jacket, tan pants, a white and blue knit cap and black shoes with white soles.

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of N. Addison at around 12:17 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) made several fraudulent charges on his credit card. The credit card account was closed.

Dec. 24

     Police said reporting officers responded to a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 4:38 p.m. for a report of a retail theft. According to police, Nieama L.M. Hunter, 23, of Kenosha, Wis., had miscellaneous clothing concealed under her own clothing. Davaria S. Palmer, 20, of Lombard, had miscellaneous items which she stole in her purse, police said. A third suspect, a juvenile, told police she also had items on her person which she stole, according to police. Hunter and Palmer were charged with misdemeanor retail theft. The juvenile suspect was released to her parents.

Dec. 23

     A victim in the 200 block of N. Oak told police at around 8:18 p.m. that an unknown suspect removed his Ego lawnmower from their unsecured detached garage.

Dec. 22

     Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near a store in the 600 block of N. York at around 12:07 p.m., a passenger in the vehicle, Hector G. Rodriguez, 20, of Bensenville, admitted to stealing a bottle of alcohol. A search of the vehicle yielded cannabis, open alcohol and drug paraphernalia, according to police. Jacob Thomsen, 19, of Wood Dale, the driver of the vehicle, was issue citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of alcohol by a minor and one tail light. Rodriguez was charged with retail theft and possession of alcohol by a minor.

Dec. 19-Dec. 22

     Identity theft was reported in the 200 block of E. Second. Police said that subsequent to assisting the Aledo Police Department, it was learned the suspect had allegedly purchased a Dodge Hellcat with a victim’s information. The suspect was arrested by Aledo Police and victim was advised to file a report.

Dec. 21

     Residential burglary was reported in the 600 block of N. Kenilworth at around 1:22 p.m. A victim told police she was standing in front of her home awaiting a ride when a truck pulled up. A suspect described as a white male possibly in his 30s with a light complexion and clean shaven exited the vehicle with two suspects described as white males still inside, and he approached her, saying they needed to get inside to run the water. They went into her home together and she heard noises coming from the front of the house. All suspects fled in a light green pickup truck. The victim later discovered jewelry was missing.

Attempted retail theft was reported at a store in the 600 block of N. York at around 4:02 p.m. A complainant told police that the suspects allegedly walked out of the store with unpaid over the counter medicine. When they approached the front door, the suspects reportedly dropped the merchandise, entered a 2008 Honda Civic and left the area.

A complainant in the 600 block of W. North advised at 9:17 p.m. that three unknown suspects purchased small items using fraudulent $20 bills. The suspects left the scene prior to an officer’s arrival. The case is pending investigation. The first suspect was described as a black male, approximately 23 years old, around 6’2”, 145 pounds, with facial tattoos, a short dreadlock hair cut, wearing a black shirt and black pants. The second suspect was described as black male, approximately 23 years old, around 5’7” 250 pounds with facial tattoos, long dreadlocks in a pony tail, wearing a white shirt and black pants. The third suspect was described as a black male, approximately 23 years old, around 5’6” and 160 pounds with facial tattoos, a short haircut, wearing a black shirt and black pants.

Dec. 20

     Theft was reported in the 400 block of N. West at around 11 a.m. A victim told police that she placed her unzipped purse on top of a table at a local school; when she returned her brown wallet was missing from her purse.

Dec. 19

A victim in the 600 block of N. Kenilworth told police at around 4:26 p.m. that she had responded to a Craigslist post for a rental property. An unknown suspect identified himself as the owner of the residence through text messages and e-mails, according to police. The victim told the unknown suspect that she knew he was trying to scam her and never sent any money.

Nov. 27-Dec. 17

A complainant at a plumbing business in the 400 block of W. Wrightwood told police that a suspect subject took money for a contracted job and cashed the down payment check between the above dates, but did not do the job. The complainant had already hired someone to finish the job.

Dec. 10

Theft was reported in the 100 block of S. Sunnyside at around 4:42 p.m. A victim told police he purchased Chicago Blackhawks tickets through Craigslist. The victim only communicated with the suspect via e-mail. The victim sent the money but never received the tickets.

Nov. 19

Identity theft was reported in the 200 block of N. Maple at around 12:39 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) opened two Verizon phone lines in her name using her address and Social Security number. Verizon told her it could suspend the phone lines, but she needed to file a police report.

Warrant arrest

Dec. 27

     Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Grand at around 8:28 a.m., Teresa A. Maganzini, 36, of Chicago, was found to have an active original warrant out of the Wood Dale Police Department. She was transported to the police station where she was processed for the warrant. She also was cited for no seat belt and no insurance.

 

 

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