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. 28

A victim at Elmhurst Hospital told police at around 8:54 a.m. that a suspect was brought into the emergency room for increased agitation and combative behavior. After being admitted, the victim went to check on the suspect who aggressively came toward her and reportedly punched her. Charges are pending.

 

Criminal damage, criminal defacement

 

Feb. 28

A victim at a business in the 600 block of N. York told police at around 3:45 p.m. that while she was trying to ship a package, she made a comment about the employee’s attitude. She then witnessed the employee intentionally throw her package onto the ground, breaking the contents, according to police.

 

Feb. 27-Feb. 28

Police said that subsequent to a call for criminal damage to property at a school in the 100 block of Victory Parkway between the above dates, two exterior windows and one exterior glass door were damaged. The damage appears to have been caused by a B.B. type projectile.

 

Disorderly conduct

 

Feb. 26-Feb. 27

Stever P. Kott, 62, of Joliet, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct-public intoxication in the 900 block of S. York at around 5:39 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a call for a disturbance, Kott was found to be highly intoxicated. On Feb. 27, Kott was charged with disorderly conduct-public intoxication in the 1000 block of S. York at around 8:18 a.m. Police said a reporting officer responded to the report of a person down on the front lawn at a bank. An officer located Kott, whom police said was holding a 750 ml bottle of gin in his hand, had an odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath, blood shot eyes and was unable to speak clearly.

 

Feb. 25

Police said a reporting officer observed Ivan Chaidez, 19, of Franklin Park, exit a vehicle in the 100 block of W. North at around 2:41 a.m. and urinate on a tree at the above location. He was also found to have been consuming alcohol and is under 21, according to police. He was issued citations for befouling property and consumption of alcohol by a minor.

 

Domestic battery, domestic incident

 

Feb. 27

A 30-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with two counts of domestic battery in the 1-100 block of Willow Tree Court at around 4:25 p.m. Police said officers responded to a report of a physical domestic. The victim had a laceration above his eye and related that the suspect pushed him and he fell over a planter pot. While on the ground, the suspect reportedly placed the victim in a choke hold.

 

Feb. 25

Police said officers responded to the report of a domestic battery in the 100 block of North End at around 5:32 p.m. A victim told police her husband reportedly pushed her and spat in her face after an argument. The suspect left the house before police arrived on scene. The area was checked with no results. An investigation is pending.

 

Feb. 24

Police said officers responded to the 100 block of Fellows Court at around 6:01 a.m. for the report of a suspect refusing to leave. The victim stated both subjects began pushing each other after suspect began to reportedly break dishes. The suspect was found to have been consuming alcohol, according to police. He was issued a citation for consumption of alcohol and released. Both agreed to stay away from each other for the evening.

 

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

 

Feb. 28

Enrique Prado, 24, of Wood Dale, was charged with aggravated DUI, aggravated driving while license suspended for DUI and leaving the roadway.

 

Feb. 26

Elizabeth Gniatczyk, 53, of Elmhurst was charged with DUI, resisting arrest, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, speeding, improper lane usage, disobeying a stop sign and no insurance near Berteau and Third at around 7:34 p.m. Police said officers responded for the report of an intoxicated driver, Gniatczyk, who was located at Third/Schiller and failed to yield to officers. According to police, Gniatczyk was stopped, found to be DUI and resisted officers when being placed into handcuffs.

 

Feb. 24

Police said that subsequent to a call of a reckless driver near Willow and North End at around 8:28 p.m., Richard Peterson, 48, of Bensenville, was located and admitted to drinking alcohol. Peterson also was in possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia, according to police. He was charged with DUI, possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper lane usage and illegal parking in the roadway.

John Winn, 48, of Chicago, was charged with DUI and driving while license suspended subsequent to a suspicious vehicle report near Park and Boyd at around 3:36 a.m.

 

Feb. 22

Brian C. Cooks, 26, of Elgin, was charged with DUI-drugs, no valid driver’s license, disobeying a traffic control signal and no insurance in the 200 block of E. North at around 8:15 p.m.

Chukwunonso Ugwu, 37, of Rockford, was charged with DUI and driving the wrong way subsequent to a traffic stop near North and I-290 at around 1:14 a.m.

 

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

 

Feb. 28

Joshua A. Linder, 23, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 300 block of S. West at around 2:23 a.m.

 

Feb. 26

Bryan A. Andrade, 20, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis in the 300 block of Berkley at around 4:37 p.m. Police said officers responded to the above address to check for a vehicle involved in a hit and run from another town. As the officers approached a vehicle parked in the driveway; the passenger, Andrade, was found to be in possession of zip lock baggies and cannabis, according to police.

 

Feb. 25

Daniel Todd, 21, of Fox Lake, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid driver’s license and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and the CNRR railroad at around 11:45 p.m.

Police said that subsequent to a suspicious vehicle near 2nd and Addison at around 9:54 p.m., a suspect was found to be in possession of two cannabis blunts. The suspect was in the process of being cited when he was found to have given a false date of birth. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the police department. Once at the police department, the suspect reportedly attempted to conceal suspected Ecstasy tablets in the squad car. He was processed and released without charges pending lab results.

 

Feb. 24

Isalis Arroyo, 20, of Villa Park, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Route 83 at around 6:01 p.m.

Ryan Domeracki-Johns, 21, of Romeoville, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Hale at around 4:12 a.m.

 

Feb. 23

Justin Schoop, 21, of Westchester, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and a loud muffler subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Fair at around 11:47 p.m.

Police said a dean at York High School reported at around 12:50 p.m. a juvenile was caught vaping in a classroom by a teacher. The juvenile admitted buying the vape pipe preloaded with cannabis oil. The juvenile was issued a citation for possession of cannabis, and a parent was contacted.

A field test showed positive for cannabis. The offender was cited for Possession of Cannabis then released. The offender’s parent was contacted.

 

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

 

Feb. 28

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of Adams at around 2:07 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) attempted to purchase a vehicle using his personal identification. The victim advised the auto loan company that the attempt was fraudulent. An investigation is pending.

Theft was reported in the 500 block of S. York at around 2:36 p.m. A victim told police he sold a vehicle to a offender, advised him to retain the license plates, and send them back when able. The suspect did not send the license plates back and the victim received a ticket for $60.

 

Feb. 27

Theft was reported at Elmhurst Hospital at around 1:50 p.m. Police said while a victim was in surgery, her niece was in possession of her purse. The niece left the purse unattended in the waiting area, and upon returning, found the purse was missing.

 

Jan. 7-Feb. 27

Identity theft was reported in the 600 block of Armitage between the above dates. A victim told police he received a letter from a bank showing he was denied for a Kay Jewelers credit card, and a T-Mobile account was suspended for non-payment. The victim related that he did not apply for the credit card, nor does he have a T-Mobile account. The victim notified each establishment about the fraudulent activity.

 

Feb. 26

Theft was reported at the Elmhurst Hospital Center for Health, 155 Brush Hill, at around 4:22 p.m. A victim told police that her wallet was taken from an unsecured nurse’s station around the time an unknown suspect was walking around the area unsupervised. An investigation is pending.

 

Feb. 24

Forgery was reported in the 900 block of N. York at around 9:59 a.m. A complainant told police that a suspect attempted to pay for his purchase using a counterfeit $20 bill. The suspect stated he was not aware the bill was counterfeit and does not know where he received it. The $20 bill was placed into evidence.

Identity theft was reported in the 200 block of N. Evergreen at around 12 noon. A victim told police that an unknown suspect had used her Social Security number to file a tax return. The victim checked her other accounts and reported no suspicious activity. Another instance of identity theft also was reported in the 200 block of N. Evergreen at around 12:52 p.m. A victim told police he received a letter from the Social Security Administration stating his Social Security number was used in a tax return. The victim reported the fraud to the IRS, credit unions and his bank.

 

Feb. 23

A victim in the 600 block of S. Saylor told police at around 10:17 a.m. that she went online to search for Siamese Kittens for purchase. She found a person on-line selling two kittens. The victim wired the money to the delivery service but did not receive the kittens.

 

Feb. 22

Police said a complainant at a pharmacy in the 100 block of W. North notified a reporting officer at around 7:30 p.m. that suspicious suspects had just committed a retail theft. According to police, officers made contact with Thomas R. Burnett, 40, and Daniel Gonzalez, 44, both of Chicago, who admitted to stealing items and took them into custody. Burnett was charged with felony retail theft, burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gonzalez was charged with felony retail theft and burglary.

Attempted theft was reported at a bank in the 100 block of S. York at around 1:04 p.m. Officers responded for the report of an elderly customer attempting to wire a large amount of money. The victim stated the unknown person called her and stated he received all her information from a magazine and could help her invest. The victim related she did not give any personal information nor did she send any money.

Theft was reported in the 400 block of Alexander at around 1:42 p.m. While working at a residence, a workman had an iPad stolen from his work bag, according to police. An investigation is pending.

Theft was reported at a fitness center in the 600 block of N. York at around 3:10 p.m. Officers responded for a reported theft from a locker. The victim related that an unknown suspect(s) entered his locked locker and removed property. Numerous unauthorized purchases were made on the credit cards. An investigation is pending.

 

Feb. 2-Feb. 22

Identity theft was reported in the 400 block of Walnut between the above dates. A victim told police they received a letter of possible fraudulent activity on a bank credit card from various stores. The credit card was also used to open Spotify and Paypal accounts. The unknown suspect(s) attempted to open a Kohl’s card with no results. The victim has since closed the banking credit card and notified credit bureaus.

 

Feb. 21

Identity theft was reported in the 600 block of W. Armitage at around 9:10 a.m. A victim told police that over the past few weeks he has been receiving letters in the mail saying the loan he applied for has not been approved. The victim reports he has not applied for any of these loans. On the above date, the victim received a phone call from Enterprise in Atlanta, Ga. Enterprise was questioning why he did not return a vehicle that he rented on Feb. 12. The victim does not know when and where his identity was stolen and has not lost any money at this time.

 

Jan. 12-Jan. 20

Theft was reported in the 600 block of S. Bryan between the above dates. A victim told police that on Feb. 20, she noticed her pair of diamond earrings was missing. The only suspects are the cleaning people. The victim contacted the cleaning company and was instructed to make a police report.

 

Dec. 15, 2017-Jan. 3

Deceptive practice was reported between the above dates. The owner of a construction company told police he did several construction jobs for a suspect. He was given two checks which he deposited and they were returned as closed accounts. A third check was also cashed and returned. The complainant contacted the suspect, regarding the bad checks and was given another check which came back altered/fictitious item/suspected counterfeit.

 

Dec. 19, 2017

Identity theft was reported in the 400 block of Montrose at around 5:25 p.m. A victim told police that a suspect gained access to his American Airlines account and used his air miles.

 

Nov. 15, 2017

Deceptive practice was reported at a currency exchange. A complainant told police that a suspect cashed a check. The complainant learned the check was returned as being counterfeit. The reporting officer attempted to contact the suspect with no results.

 

April 26, 2016-Aug. 29, 2017

Forgery was reported in the 100 block of Poplar between the above dates. A victim told police she signed up with a company named “Ipayment” where the suspect receives a percentage of each transaction. The victim discovered multiple fees over the past two years and learned two separate applications had been submitted after her initial sign up. Her name was fraudulently signed and electronically filed, causing the new charges. The accounts have since been closed.

 

Warrant arrest

 

Feb. 28

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Butterfield and York at around 5:09 p.m., Channon C. Smith, 38, of Hillside, was found to have a suspended driver’s license and a valid warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office. Smith also was charged with driving while license suspended, expired registration and no insurance.

 

Feb. 23

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near York and I-290 at around 8:42 p.m., Luis Gil-Ozuna, 28, of Bensenville, was taken into custody and later found to be wanted out of DuPage County. He was additionally charged with no valid driver’s license, no headlights and no seatbelt, posted bond on the charges and warrant, and was released.

Police said officers were notified that Robert Morales, 33, of Elmhurst, was wanted by the DuPage County Sheriff for an outstanding warrant. According to police, subsequent to observing Morales at his place of residence, officers took him into custody, and transported him to the police department. Morales was served with the warrant then released after posting bond.

 

Feb. 22

Police said Kerry Aileen Hrametz, 41, of Elmhurst, turned herself in at the Elmhurst police station on a warrant out of DuPage County at around 6:54 p.m.

Police said Danika M. Kinishi, 22, of Elmhurst, had an original warrant out of the Oak Brook Police Department.

 

 

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