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.

 

Disorderly conduct

 

Feb. 5

Thomas Guinan, 53, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct-public intoxication near Park and Prospect at around 1:28 a.m. Police said a reporting officer responded to the area after Guinan was observed walking into a light pole and falling to the ground.

 

Domestic battery

 

Feb. 7

Police said officers responded for a report of a physical domestic where the suspect had been fighting with his stepfather. Upon arrival, the suspect was found to be bleeding from a cut on his hand. The suspect was charged with domestic battery.

 

Feb. 5

A victim told police at around 7:30 p.m. that an argument with her brother turned physical when the suspect reportedly slapped her across the back. Officers spoke to the father who stated the suspect would address the matter.

 

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

 

Feb. 7

Osmar Sanchez-Martinez, 27, of Northlake, was charged with DUI, failure to give information after striking an unattended vehicle, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, no insurance and no seat belt in the 700 block of S. Linden at around 8:29 p.m.

 

Feb. 4

James Johnson, 57, of Augusta, Ga., was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of open alcohol, speeding, improper lane usage and failure to signal subsequent to a traffic stop near Roosevelt and Route 83 at around 12:42 a.m.

Andrew M. Olmstead, 43, of Glen Ellyn, was charged with DUI and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and Fay at around 4:44 a.m.

 

Feb. 3

Ulysses Benitez, 25, of Addison, was charged with aggravated DUI, open alcohol and driving while license revoked subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Emory at around 1:48 a.m.

Leonardo Orozco, 30, of Stone Park, was charged with DUI, endangering the life of a child, illegal transportation of alcohol, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident near Spring and Butterfield at around 5:09 p.m.

 

Harassment, threats

 

Feb. 3

A victim in the 500 block of N. Emory told police at around 4:52 p.m. that he received a voice mail message and heard a male caller making vulgar statements. The victim did not know who the caller was but believed it sounded like the voice of the suspect.

 

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

 

Feb. 5

Christian Craig, 22, of Bensenville, and Jorge Rodriguez, 21, of Stone Park, were issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia in the 600 block of W. North at around 4:37 a.m.

 

Feb. 4

Juan M. Gonzalez, 25, of Hillside, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and disobeying a traffic control device subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Myrtle at around 5:22 a.m.

Carmen Perez, 23, of Chicago, was cited for possession of cannabis, speeding and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near North and York at around 2:50 a.m.

 

Suspicious circumstances

 

Feb. 7

A complainant in the 100 block of Geneva told police at around 6:24 p.m. he observed a red SUV pull up in front of his house, and the driver appeared to take a picture of his house. The driver saw the complainant peering out the window and drove northbound on Geneva, almost hitting another vehicle in traffic. The complainant thinks the driver was possibly a female with short hair.

 

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

 

Feb. 7

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 900 block of S. York at around 11:59 a.m. Police said an officer reviewed the store’s video surveillance footage and observed two suspects put merchandise into a shopping cart and exit the store without rendering payment. The items were placed in a silver Lincoln and the vehicle left the area. One suspect was described as a black female, around 50 years old, wearing a purple winter hat, a purple winter coat and black pants. The second suspect was described as a black male, around 50 years old, with a gray beard and wearing a black coat.

 

Feb. 6

Lorena Carrera, 21, of Melrose Park, was charged with two counts of retail theft, possession of a controlled substance, endangering the life of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia, while Alejandro Gomez, 21, of Melrose Park, was charged with two counts of retail theft and endangering the life of a child at a store near 22nd and Jorie Blvd. at around 5:04 p.m. Gomez also had an active warrant out of the Cook County Sheriff’s office, according to police.

 

Feb. 5-Feb. 6

Police said a victim came into the station to report that sometime between the above dates, an unknown suspect(s) removed his black North Face backpack containing his black leather portfolio and his laptop computer, from the front passenger seat floorboard of his unlocked vehicle. The victim stated there was no forced entry to his vehicle. The victim is uncertain if the backpack was stolen or possibly misplaced.

 

Feb. 5

LaFaye Tucker, 38, of Broadview, was charged with retail theft at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 6:09 p.m. Police said officers responded to the store for a retail theft that had just occurred. According to police, a complainant witnessed Tucker walk through the store and attempted to exchange a pair of shoes she found in the store for another pair or store credit.

Police said officers responded to a store in the 100 block of E. Schiller at around 4:59 p.m. for the report of a retail theft that had just occurred. A complainant states he witnessed a female suspect walk past the front desk concealing what is believed to be containers of baby formula under her coat.

Identity theft was reported in the 200 block of N. Indiana at around 11:46 a.m. Police said the victims were notified by Nordstrom’s that two unauthorized charges were made on their credit card. The victims contacted the credit bureau and found there were two other unauthorized applications for lines of credit.

 

Feb. 4-Feb. 5

Police said officers responded to a report of a theft in the 300 block of Shady Lane between the above dates. A victim told police her roommate had people over at the residence over the weekend. The victim found her laptop, earrings, and necklace missing. Victim 2 is also missing cell phones, a wallet, a laptop, car keys and a tablet. One of the suspects was described as a black female around 20 years old, 5’5”, 100 pounds, with a thin build and black, straight hair.

 

Feb. 2

Theft was reported in the 500 block of W. St. Charles at around 10:59 a.m. A victim told police while he was working at a store he placed his personal Samsung Galaxy S8 on the counter. Sometime between 4:30 and 5 p.m., he noticed the phone was missing. One of the suspects was described as a black female with a large build in her 40s, wearing a black jacket. The second suspect was described as a black female around 35 years old wearing a purple shirt. A third suspect was described as a black female around 35 years old wearing a black jacket.

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 300 block of W. Third at around 310 a.m. Police said while on patrol, an officer observed an unlocked vehicle with its interior light on and the glovebox open. The victim related he was missing his garage door opener, which had been in his vehicle.

Police said that while checking the 100 block of Avon at around 3:10 a.m. for burglary to vehicles, an officer located a garage door opener in the roadway. The victim related the garage door opener was in his vehicle, which was parked, unlocked in the driveway. The contents of the glovebox and center console were scattered about the interior of the vehicle.

Police said that subsequent to burglaries to motor vehicles in the 100 block of Joanne Way at around 4:36 a.m., an officer located an unlocked vehicle’s interior to be disturbed and in disarray. The victim told police he does not keep anything of value in the car, and is not missing any items.

Theft was reported in the 500 block of W. St. Charles at around 6:53 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a theft just occurred, it was reported the suspects entered a store and removed an I-Phone X cell phone and an I-Phone 8 Plus by cutting the phones from the displays. The suspects then fled the area in an unknown direction. Suspect 1 was described as a black male between 5’10” and 6’, 18-22 years old and weighing 165 pounds wearing black pants, a green hooded jacket and black shoes with white soles. Suspect 2 was described as a black male between 6’ and 6’2”, 18-22 years old and weighing 200 pounds wearing long dreadlocks, blue jeans with distressed front pockets and back pocket, a black Northface coat and Timberland boots. Suspect 3 was described as a black male was described as a black male around 6’ tall, 18-22 years old and weighing between 180 and 200 pounds wearing long dreadlocks to mid-back, distressed blue jeans, a white hooded sweatshirt and a light blue beanie style hat.

 

Feb. 1-Feb. 2

Police said officers responded to the 300 block of S. Hill for a residential burglary that had just been discovered between the above dates. Officers observed forced entry to a door.

Two incidents of burglary to a vehicle were reported in the 100 and 200 blocks of Clinton between the above dates. In the first incident at around 3:19 a.m., an officer located a victim’s vehicle with its dome light on and paperwork scattered throughout the interior of the vehicle. In the second incident at around 4:22 a.m., while checking the area following burglaries to vehicles, an officer witnessed the center console was open and various items scattered across the front driver’s and passenger’s seat of the victim’s unlocked vehicle. The victim stated it did not appear that anything was missing.

Police said that while investigating a previously reported burglary to a vehicle, officers discovered a victim’s vehicle in the 100 block of Willow had been entered and the interior contents had been disturbed. The victim was contacted and confirmed the vehicle had been left unlocked and nothing was missing from the vehicle.

 

Jan. 31

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of Adelaide at around 7:34 a.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) used her bank card, without her authorization, to make an online purchase from Ralph Lauren. The victim has since notified her bank and cancelled the bank card.

 

Jan. 30-Jan. 31

Theft of vehicle parts was reported in the 900 block of S. Bryan between the above dates. A victim told police her Jeep Liberty was parked in the driveway between 10:30 p.m. Jan. 30 and 10 a.m. Jan. 31. Upon leaving the residence at 10 a.m., she noticed the muffler system sounded loud. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop and she was advised the catalytic converter had been sawed off.

 

Warrant arrest

 

Feb. 3

Police said Hakeem Hunter, 21, of Hanover Park, was found to be wanted out of DuPage County on a warrant subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Berteau at around 1229 a.m.

 

Feb. 1

Police said Cheryl M. Campion, 48, of Berkeley, surrendered herself to the Elmhurst Police Department for a valid failure to appear warrant.

 

 

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