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

Jan. 30

A complainant at Elmhurst Hospital told police at around 8:11 p.m. that an intoxicated patient became extremely irate and intentionally threw the hospital’s phone on the ground, rendering it inoperable. He reportedly ripped the keyboard and holder from the medical stand, breaking the pull-out board. Complaints will be signed.

 

Jan. 25

A victim in the 600 block of S. Hillside told police at around 9:29 a.m. that a window to his house was damaged with what appeared to be a B.B. from a B.B. gun.

 

Jan. 11-Jan. 24

A complainant in the 300 block of N. York told police at around 12:45 p.m. that an unknown suspect damaged the entry door to a basement apartment. The complainant noticed pry marks on the door and a loose lock plate. The complainant believes the damage occurred within the past two weeks.

 

Disorderly conduct

Jan. 31

A complainant in the 900 block of N. York told police that a suspect described as a short heavy set black male in his late 30s to early 40s with a moustache, wearing a gray zip-up sweater, dark pants and black shoes entered a store and purchased cigarette blunts. The suspect left and returned a short while later claiming the blunts were broken. The suspect reportedly used foul language, said that he would strike the complainant.

 

Jan. 29

Police said Daniel A. Eftimoff, 28, of Willow Springs, was observed to be intoxicated in the parking lot in the 100 block of E. Schiller at around 10:38 a.m. Eftimoff entered an unlocked vehicle and sat in the back seat, according to police. He was cited for disorderly conduct/public intoxication.

 

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

 

Feb. 1

Chris E. Smith, 22, of Chicago, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended, operating a vehicle with suspended registration, and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Roosevelt and York at around 12:21 a.m.

 

Jan. 31

Juan C. Bautista, 38, of Chicago, was DUI, speeding, improper lane usage and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and York at around 11:49 p.m.

 

Jan. 28

Gilberto Figueroa-Flores, 54, of Chicago, was charged with DUI and disobeying a traffic signal subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Myrtle at around 12:02 a.m.

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and Grand at around 6:18 p.m., Gary Provenzano, 23, of Wood Dale, appeared to have constricted pupils, droopy eyelids, and slurred speech. Provenzano admitted to ingesting a drug, according to police. He was charged with DUI-drugs, improper lane usage and not having a driver’s license on his person.

 

Jan. 27

Isidro Sanchez-Cacho, 44, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of open alcohol, no valid driver’s license, improper lane usage and no insurance near North and Emory at around 3:37 p.m.

 

Leaving the scene of an accident

 

Jan. 31

Adrian F. Cebula, 19, of Bloomingdale, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and disobeying a traffic control device near North and York at around 7:58 p.m.

 

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

 

Jan. 31

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Addison and Armitage at around 8:30 p.m., Andrew M. Santilli, 34, of Elmhurst, was found to be in possession of two glass crack pipes and a copper scouring pad. Santilli was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and use of an unsafe tire.

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and Frontage at around 5:17 a.m., Jose Davila, 29, of Chicago, was found to be in possession of a multicolored glass pipe and a wooden smoking pipe containing burnt cannabis. Davila was cited on scene for possession of cannabis and speeding.

 

Jan. 29

Police said officers responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle in the 700 block of S. Washington where two suspects parked in a tan minivan exited the vehicle and began walking up and down the street. The suspects were located and could not provide a reason why they were walking around a residential area at night. A search of one of the suspects, Jose L. Mantilla, 45, of Chicago, yielded a glass smoking pipe, police said. Mantilla was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Jan. 27

Lance Coppage, 32, of River Forest, was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Lake at around 7:39 p.m.

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Brush Hill at around 12:29 a.m., Oscar Suby, 56, of Wood Dale, was found to be in possession of a copper cannabis grinder and a one hitter. Suby was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Jan. 26

Dion D. Howard, 42, of Lombard, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to a suspicious vehicle in the 300 block of E. Van Buren at around 3:26 a.m.

 

Suspicious circumstances

 

Jan. 29

A complainant in the 400 block of N. Addison told police at around 3:30 a.m. that her surveillance camera picked up movement in her backyard. The image on the footage is blurry, and could not be identified as a person or animal. Officers checked the area with no results.

 

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

 

Jan. 31

A complainant at a store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 told police at around 8:06 p.m. that three suspects entered the store and were acting suspiciously. A suspect described as a black male wearing a brown and black, hat, a black jacket and tan pants, possibly named James, was observed reportedly placing items into a large brown bag and quickly exited the store without paying for the items. Two female suspects reportedly exited the store and all three suspects left the area in a gold sedan. An investigation is pending.

A victim told police at around 7:34 a.m. that an unknown suspect(s) used her bank card without her authorization to make an online purchase. The victim has since notified her bank and cancelled the bank card.

 

Jan. 30-Jan. 31

A victim in the 200 block of N. Myrtle told police that an unknown suspect removed an American flag and wooden flag pole from a flag holder mounted on the front of her house sometime between the above dates.

 

Jan. 30

Theft was reported in the 600 block of W. Grand at around 2:46 p.m. The complainant told police she purchased a gift set from Amazon. She had it shipped it to Junan Express in the 600 block of W. Grand. Amazon shows the package was delivered to Junan Express and signed for. Junan Express does not show they received the package from Amazon. Amazon advised the complainant to make a police report and they would re-send the package.

 

Jan. 28

Attempted retail theft was reported at a food store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 1:45 p.m. Police said that while on patrol, an officer observed the suspect exit the carrying two reusable shopping bags. The suspect allegedly began running through the aisles of parked cars and discarded the bags behind a parked car. The area was checked for the suspect with no results. The suspect was described as a white male, 18 years old, around 5-10, 160 pounds with medium length dark brown hair and wearing a green over gray Patagonia fleece, blue jeans and a brown shirt.

 

Jan. 26

Retail theft was reported at a food store in the 600 block of N. York at around 1:51 p.m. Police said a reporting officer responded for a retail theft in progress where two suspects—one described as a white female in her 30s with blonde hair; the other described as a black male, clean-shaven, around 5-8 and 330 pounds—had fled the scene. The officer viewed surveillance camera footage and observed the female suspect enter the store alone and fill her bags with bottles of champagne. She then exited the store. When confronted by loss prevention, the female suspect allegedly dropped the stolen merchandise on the ground and left it. The male suspect reportedly exited a van and helped the female get into it. They exited the parking lot southbound on York.

 

Jan. 25

Police said that subsequent to a complaint of retail theft at a pharmacy in the 100 block of W. North at around 1:18 a.m., the Villa Park Police Department located two suspects near North and Ferndale. Katlynn Cumpek. 25, of Berwyn admitted to committing a retail theft, according to police, who stated that she also was found to be in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia. Carl D. Castleberry, 25, of Joliet, was found to be in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, according to police. Cumpek was charged with two counts of retail theft, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic needle and possession of drug paraphernalia. Castleberry was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Retail theft was reported at a food store in the 900 block of S. York at around 1:28 p.m. Police said that while en route to the store, officers were advised two suspects described as black males—one wearing a black jacket, black hat and tan boots; the other wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans—took three bottles of Johnnie Walker Red Label and left the store. According to police, security footage showed both suspects enter a tan, 4-door Ford Taurus and exit the parking lot onto Butterfield Road. Later in the day at around 5:46 p.m. police said the same two suspects were in the store’s liquor department allegedly stealing bottles of alcohol. Police said the suspects were confronted by a store manager as they walked towards the exit door. One of the suspects reportedly removed three 750ml bottles of scotch, and placed them on the ground. Both suspects exited the store and left in the aforementioned Ford Taurus.

Attempted retail theft was reported at a pharmacy in the 100 block of W. North at around 7:13 p.m. A victim told police they observed a suspect described as a black male wearing a black winter hat, a black jacket, a black shirt and dark colored pants, take three blue bottles of vodka from the liquor shelf and attempt to conceal them under his jacket. The suspect was confronted, went back to the liquor aisle, placed the three bottles back on the shelf and exited the store.

 

Jan. 24-Jan. 25

Five incidents of entering a vehicle were reported in the 900-1000 block of Saylor between the above dates. In each incident, the victim reported that someone had entered their unlocked vehicles. Nothing was reported stolen out of any of the vehicles. In the fifth incident, a victim told police that an unknown suspect entered her unlocked vehicle while it was parked in her detached garage. The victim related the trunk was standing open, the contents of the passenger area of her vehicle had been rifled through.

 

Jan. 12-Jan. 25

Attempted residential burglary was reported in the 700 block of N. Eastland between the above dates. A victim told police he found one of their window screens on the ground after he arrived home. He checked all the windows around the house, and it appeared the back window screen had been tampered with. Entry was not gained to the residence.

 

June 27, 2017-July 1, 2017

A victim in the 100 block of E. May told police they received a 1099-K tax form from EVO Merchant Services LLC using the victim’s information and address. The document showed income from June 27, 2017. The victim contacted EVO and was advised the account had been opened using the victim’s tax and Social Security information. The account had been canceled and the victim will contact the IRS to make them aware of the fraud.

 

Warrant arrest

 

Jan. 27

Police said a reporting officer observed Jonathan Sanchez, 23, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, driving in the 500 block of W. North at around 2:29 a.m. A check of the registration revealed a full extradition warrant out of Linn County Sheriff’s Office in Cedar Rapids, according to police. The warrant was confirmed and Sanchez was taken into custody. He was charged with being a fugitive from justice.

 

 

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