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

Feb. 18

Police said officers responded to the report of a fight inside of a residence in the 200 block of N. Glenview at around 2:51 a.m. Upon arrival, police said the victim stated that William Friel, 30, of Elmhurst punched him in the head. Friel was charged with battery. The victim, Grant Hehr, 27, of Elmhurst, was being placed into a gurney when police said he spat on a medic, striking her in the chest. Hehr was later charged with aggravated battery.

 

Feb. 15

Richard A. Lawless, 49, of Addison, was charged with battery in the 500 block of W. Grand at around 6:30 p.m. Police said officers responded for a check on well-being, after loud banging and screaming was reported coming from a hotel room. Officers located Lawless, who was found to have a valid warrant out of Berwyn. Police said Lawless was taken into custody, and kicked an officer while in custody.

 

Criminal damage, criminal defacement

Feb. 17

Damage to property was reported at Berens Park at around 10:36 p.m. A reporting officer responded to the report of vehicles doing donuts on the grass/snow in Berens Park. A suspect was stopped and was found to have caused damage to park property. He was charged with destruction of property, and released to a parent.

 

Disorderly conduct

Feb. 20

A complainant told police at around 6:08 p.m. that after pulling into a parking spot at York High School, a suspect came alongside her driver door and began yelling and swearing at her, telling her she did not know how to drive. The suspect states the complainant cut her off twice and was driving erratically. The suspect was informed that her actions were inappropriate. The complainant and her parents did not want to pursue complaints.

 

Feb. 17

Sean J. Marchese, 25, of Elmhurst, was charged with disorderly conduct-public intoxication, in the 100 block of S. York at around 2:04 a.m. Police said officers responded for a report of a fight. According to police, a victim related that Marchese had bothered her and her friend throughout the evening. After the victim said she would not leave the bar with him, he allegedly threatened her. Police said the victim was frightened by Marchese’s statement and requested police assistance.

Robert Waters, 37, of Wood Dale, was charged with disorderly conduct-public intoxication in the 600 block of W. North at around 1:16 a.m.

 

Domestic battery, domestic incident

Feb. 17

Police said officers responded to the report of a physical domestic incident in the 100 block of Linden at around 8:21 p.m. Upon arrival, both stated they were involved in an argument and then began hitting each other. There were no physical injuries to either subject. Neither wished to sign complaints, and one of the subjects agreed to leave the location for the evening.

 

Feb. 16

A 34-year-old Bellwood woman was charged with domestic battery in the 700 block of N. Walnut at around 1:38 p.m. Police said a reporting officer responded for a domestic in progress, where the caller observed a physical domestic being perpetrated in a white Chevrolet Impala. A witness stated that the suspect allegedly slapped the victim several times, but the suspect stated they were verbally arguing and she struck the victim in the shoulder several times with the back of her open hand.

Police said officers were notified by a witness about a domestic battery incident near Butterfield and Commonwealth at around 5:49 a.m. The victim stated she argued with her boyfriend, the suspect, and tried to escape the car. The suspect allegedly pulled and scratched the victim attempting to keep her in the car. The suspect then reportedly fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle. An investigation is pending.

 

Feb. 15

A 25-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with two counts of domestic battery and interfering with a 9-1-1 call in the 500 block of Babcock at around 10:48 a.m. A victim told police she and the suspect were involved in an argument. As the victim attempted to leave the residence the suspect reportedly pushed her and prevented her from leaving the house. When the victim attempted to call 9-1-1 the suspect allegedly grabbed the phone from her. The victim locked herself in the bathroom and contacted police.

 

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

Feb. 18

Miguel Oheda-Cabada, 25, of Long Beach, Calif., was charged with DUI and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 2:06 a.m.

 

Feb. 17

Dexter Hicks, 24, of Chicago, was charged with illegal transportation of alcohol and felony driving while license suspended near York and Lake at 4:48 p.m.

Eric Saucedo, 27, of Chicago, was charged with DUI near York and the Canadian National Railroad at around 2:30 a.m.

 

Feb. 15

Ricardo V. Cruz, 25, of Cicero, was issued a citation for having open alcohol in a vehicle in the 400 block of N. York at around 3:22 a.m. Police said an officer was advised by a motorist of someone who was sitting in a parked vehicle drinking alcohol. The officer located Cruz, and observed a liquor bottle inside the vehicle, according to police.

 

Harassment, threats

Feb. 21

A victim in the 200 block of Indiana told police that between 1 p.m. and 5:40 p.m., he received 35 phone calls from an unknown caller in Hattiesburg, Miss. The victim and the caller became engaged in a verbal argument and the victim disconnected the call. The reporting officer attempted to contact the caller with no results.

 

Feb. 18

Police said officers responded to the report of a domestic in the 500 block of W. North at around 11:12 p.m. Upon arrival, a complainant told police that Gilbert Alvarez, 32, of Elmhurst, was in the parking lot allegedly yelling and banging on her vehicle’s window. Police said Alvarez had previously been served with a no-trespass order for the same location. He was charged with trespassing.

 

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

Feb. 21

Kimbrielle Chiles, 25, of Chicago, was issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia, disobeying a traffic control sign and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Palmer and Marion at around 3:58 p.m.

 

Feb. 20

Darlynne Castillow, 26, of Berkeley, was issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid driver’s license and tinted windows subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Kenilworth at around 8:47 a.m.

 

Feb. 19

Aria Naja Delo Rias, 22, of Broadview, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Fair at around 7:17 p.m.

Feb. 17

Alexis Martinez-Tapia, 19, of Franklin Park, was charged with possession of cannabis, no valid driver’s license and making an improper turn subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Lake at around 11:57 p.m. Armando Vanegas, 20, also of Franklin Park, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis, while a juvenile suspect was charged with possession of cannabis and curfew.

 

Feb. 16

Eric C. Wallace, 22, of Wheaton, and Mark Shapiro, 23, of Lombard, were issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to an investigation of suspicious vehicles near St. Charles and Oakland Grove at around 9:09 p.m.

Fred G. Wilson, 32, of Hillside, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis in the 600 block of W. St. Charles at around 8:35 p.m.

Damian Wysocki, 44, of Darien, was charged with two felony counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, one misdemeanor charge of possession of hypodermic syringes and one misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia in the 600 block of W. North at around 8:31 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a suspicious vehicle investigation, Wysocki was observed smoking a metal pipe. A search of the vehicle yielded multiple syringes, two crack pipes, spoon, two pill capsules which field tested positive for heroin and a ziplock bag containing crack cocaine, according to police.

 

Feb. 15

Sean M. Rooney, 20, of Plainfield, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia at Elmhurst College, 190 S. Prospect, at around 3:10 p.m.

 

Suspicious circumstances

Feb. 17

Police said officers responded to the report of 12 juveniles standing on top of a parking deck in the 100 block of N. Addison at around 8:08 p.m. throwing things off the top level. When officers arrived, the juveniles had dispersed and only five were located and denied throwing anything off the parking deck. A suspect was found to be in possession of an e-cigarette and transported to the police station where he was released to a parent. All other suspects were released at the scene.

 

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

Feb. 20-Feb. 21

Identity theft was reported in the 300 block of E. Madison between the above dates. A witness reports she received a Verizon bill for a wireless account which does not belong to her. The victim reports an unknown suspect opened a Verizon account.

using her personal information.

Feb. 20

A victim in the 400 block of E. Vallette told police at around 5:43 a.m. that he received a text message from a suspect requesting a video chat. The victim became suspicious and ended the video chat with the suspect. The victim later received a text message from the suspect threatening the victim unless he wired money. The victim wired $250 to the suspect in the Philippines. Approximately 10 minutes later, the victim received another text message from the suspect demanding an additional $200. The victim attempted to wire the money; however the transaction was declined. The victim was advised to end contact with the suspect.

 

Dec. 1, 2017-Feb. 20

A reporting officer responded to Elmhurst College for the report of 10 stolen bicycles. The complainant stated upon conducting an inventory, 10 bicycles that the college had as a part of a bicycle sharing program had been missing since December of 2017.

 

Feb. 19

An Elmhurst police reporting commander observed a Gray BMW X5 driving with its lights off in the 300 block of Kenmore at around 3:12 a.m. The vehicle sped past with two subjects described as black males inside. The vehicle was accelerating at a high rate of speed and fled eastbound I-290. A search showed the BMW stolen out of Kenilworth. At 4:11 a.m., officers responded to 100 block of Oak for the report of a subject checking door handles on vehicles. Upon arrival, the same vehicle was observed fleeing eastbound North Avenue to eastbound I-290.

 

Feb. 16-Feb. 17

Theft was reported in the 1000 block of Saylor between the above dates. A victim told police that she had a masseuse come to her house and had left her upstairs by herself for approximately 5-7 minutes. After the masseuse left, the victim noticed her diamond engagement ring was missing.

 

Feb. 12-Feb. 17

Residential burglary was reported in the 800 block of Indiana between the above dates. A landlord reports an unknown suspect entered her vacant rental house sometime within the last week.

 

Jan. 25-Feb. 17

Theft was reported in the 800 block of S. Fairview between the above dates. A victim told police he ordered a cell phone from Amazon and the package showed it was delivered. The victim stated he did not receive the package.

 

Feb. 16

Forgery was reported in the 900 block of S. Route 83 at around 9:53 a.m. The complainant, the president of a company, was notified by a bank about fraudulent activity on his company’s account. The fraudulent checks had the correct account and routing numbers; however the names and logos were unrelated to the company.

 

Feb. 2-Feb. 16

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of S. Arlington between the above dates. A victim told police he was notified by Identity Guard that an unknown suspect(s) opened accounts using his personal information. The victim has not experienced any monetary loss.

 

Feb. 14-Feb. 15

Credit card fraud was reported in the 200 block of Winthrop between the above dates. A victim told police she used her credit card to make a hotel reservation in Kenosha, Wis. A short time later she received a fraud alert on her credit card advising her of two suspicious charges. The charges were denied and the card was canceled.

 

June 26, 2015-Feb. 14

Theft was reported in the 600 block of Sunrise between the above dates. A victim told police that his Illinois iPass was either misplaced or stolen. He doesn’t know exactly when the theft occurred. The victim reviewed his iPass on-line account and found that an unknown individual has been using his iPass.

 

Feb. 12-Feb. 15

Identity theft was reported in the 500 block of N. Walnut between the above dates. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) opened a Best Buy and a Lowe’s account using her personal information. The victim had both accounts closed.

 

Feb. 13

A stolen vehicle was reported in the 800 block of S. Route 83 at around 5:11 p.m. Police said a victim noticed his 2005 White Ford Motorhome was missing from the lot where he stores it. The employee at the storage lot reviewed the video footage and could see the motorhome leave with a white 4-door car following. The motorhome was entered into LEADS as stolen.

 

Feb. 12

Fraud was reported in the 600 block of Berkley at around 12:58 p.m. A victim told police she received an email from an Apple Associate telling her she needed to call them regarding her Apple account. The victim spoke with suspect who told her people were attempting to hack her phone, but her phone was locked and she needed to purchase iTunes gift cards in order for them to secure her phone from hackers. The victim did this, and then read the number on the card over the phone.

 

Feb. 9

Identity theft was reported in the 300 block of Ridgeland at around 10:59 a.m. A victim told police she received a voicemail from Apple telling her she needed to call them back or she would be locked out of her I-Cloud account. The victim called back the number and spoke with an unknown male suspect who related she had a virus on her computer and he needed her bank account information to re-enter the information, which she supplied. A short time later she received a call from her bank saying someone attempted to withdraw money from the victim’s account. The account was flagged and closed a short time later.

 

April 29, 2016-Dec. 15, 2017

Identity theft was reported in the 600 block of W. Crockett between the above dates. A victim told police he received a call from a collection agency regarding a Comcast account. The victim stated he never opened an account with Comcast and found it was fraudulently opened.

 

Warrant arrest

Feb. 16

Police said that subsequent to a report of a suspicious person in the 700 block of Berkley at around 11:16 a.m., Jacob E. Markos, 25, of Elmhurst, was found to have an active warrant out of the Lombard Police Department.

 

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