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

April 12

Battery was reported at Elmhurst Hospital at around 4:28 p.m. A victim told police he was assisting Elmhurst Hospital security staff in restraining a combative patient when the suspect bit the victim on the right elbow. The victim received medical aid at the emergency room. The suspect was admitted to the hospital. An investigation is pending.

Criminal damage, criminal defacement

April 17

A complainant in the 400 block of N. York told police at around 1 p.m. that an unknown suspect drove through a parking island median and uprooted a small bush.

Disorderly conduct

April 14

Milton Juarez, 27, of Henderson, Nev., was charged with disorderly conduct in the 100 block of N. Maple at around 2:50 a.m. Police said Juarez, who was intoxicated, knocked on the victim’s door and attempted to enter the residence. When the victim opened the door, Juarez attempted to go inside, according to police.

Domestic battery, domestic incident

April 17

A victim in the 300 block of Ferndale told police at around 4:22 p.m. that her soon-to-be ex-husband sent her threatening text messages. The victim did not wish to sign complaints; however, she will be filing for an order of protection. The suspect was advised to cease all contact with the victim.

April 15

A 39-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with two counts of domestic battery in the 700 block of N. Kenilworth at around 3:34 a.m. Police said that subsequent to a verbal argument, the suspect punched his wife and his stepson.

DUI

April 19

Ronald E. Hill, 41, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, speeding, improper lane usage and failure to signal subsequent to a traffic stop near North and York at around 1:52 a.m.

April 15

Teodoro Segura, 32, of Hillside, was charged with DUI, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, leaving the scene of an accident, driving too fast for conditions and improper lane usage subsequent to a crash in the 300 block of W. St. Charles at around 1:53 a.m. Police said Segura had fled the scene and was later located in the area of York and St. Charles. Segura admitted to consuming cocaine and alcohol prior to the crash, according to police.

April 14

Oscar Haro, 27, of Bensenville, was charged with DUI and no insurance near Lake and Walnut at around 12:31 a.m. Police said Haro was found sleeping behind the wheel of his vehicle, and was found to be DUI.

April 13

Eduardo Pantoja, 29, of Berwyn, was charged with DUI and illegal transportation of alcohol in the 300 xblock of S. West at around 12:23 a.m. Police said Pantoja was located sleeping in his running vehicle at the above location and was found to be DUI.

Harassment, threats

April 13

A victim in the 400 block of N. Berteau told police at around 1 p.m. that she received text messages from a suspect which are threatening in nature. The victim believes the suspect gained access to her cell phone contacts and has also harassed the victim’s contacts. An investigation is pending.

Feb. 28

A victim in the 800 block of Larch told police that she received three pieces of harassing mail. Two of the letters were mailed to her work address; a third letter was mailed to her residence. The victim reports numerous co-workers have received automated prank phone calls.

Obstruction

April 12

Ricardo Sosa-Colon, 20, of Cicero was charged with obstructing identification near Van Buren and Colfax at around 3:19 a.m. Police said a reporting officer observed Sosa-Colon at the above location. The reporting officer attempted to identify him, and found he provided a false name, according to police.

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

April 17

Tiara M. Barrett, 20, of Broadview, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis near Park and Myrtle at around 3:35 p.m.

Terrence Hyland, 59, of Westchester, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper passing on the shoulder and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Butterfield and Hillcrest at around 5:23 p.m.

April 15

Russell Taylor, 33, of Warwick, R.I., was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to a suspicious vehicle in the 300 block of N. Route 83 at around 12:26 a.m.

April 14

Tahisha Hudson, 37, of Bellwood, was charged with possession of cannabis and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near Butterfield and Colfax at around 4:07 p.m.

April 13

Joselito Delvalle, 18, of Franklin Park, and Sunny P. Patel, 19, of Stone Park, were issued citations for possession of cannabis subsequent to a suspicious vehicle in the 300 block of W. Lake at around 9:55 p.m.

Patrick Foster, 44, of Detroit, Mich., was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of W. Lake at around 10:11 p.m.

Suspicious circumstances

April 14

A complainant at a gas station in the 200 block of E. Butterfield told police at around 7:48 p.m. that two suspects attempted to enter a victim’s unlocked vehicle while it sat unoccupied in front of the gas station. The victim, who was inside the gas station, yelled at the suspects, who entered a grey Kia Optima and left eastbound on Butterfield Road. The victim also left the area. One suspect was described as a black male, around 18 years old, 6’, 155 pounds, wearing a black skull cap, a black shirt with stripes and red-striped sweatpants. The second suspect was described as a black male, around 18 years old, 5’10”, 155 pounds wearing blue jeans.

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

April 14

Identity theft was reported in the 700 block of N. Indiana at around 8:02 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) removed cash from her checking account.

Identity theft was reported in the 300 block of S. Kenilworth at around 3:47 p.m. A victim told police that he received a Visa Chase Bank card in the mail with all the correct account information; however, the name of the card was different. The victim called Visa and cancelled the account.

April 16

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 400 block of Highview at around 8:13 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect removed a black backpack from the back seat of his car. It occurred either while the victim’s car was parked in front of his house or when he was at a local supermarket.

April 15

Police said an agent for a supermarket in the 900 block of S. York told police at around 3:17 p.m. that a suspect was observed placing three bottles of alcohol inside his jacket and leaving the store without paying for said merchandise. The agent followed the suspect to the south parking lot and demanded the merchandise back. The suspect implied that he had a weapon, and then drove from the lot southbound on York. The agent has knowledge of the suspect from previous thefts and the suspect has previously been served with a no trespass order from Elmhurst Police.

Police said an agent for a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 told police at around 8:08 p.m. that the store received five envelopes from the USPS that are labeled “return to sender.” The store’s address is listed as the sender; however, the store did not mail the items. Upon opening the envelopes, it appears that an unknown suspect was attempting to deceive the recipient by instructing the recipient to cash a fraudulent money order and using the funds to purchase iTunes gift cards. The store did not experience any dollar loss. The USPS fraud field office is to be notified of the incident.

April 14

Retail theft was reported at a supermarket in the 900 block of S. York at around 6:14 p.m. A witness told police that a suspect described as a black male around 50 years old, 6’, 185 pounds, with black hair, a stubble beard, a black winter hat with a visor, a black hoodie and glasses reportedly took three bottles of liquor and fled the store without paying for the merchandise. The suspect then reportedly left the parking lot in a brown Chevrolet four-door westbound on Butterfield Road. The suspect’s vehicle is described as very rusty with body damage.

April 13

Theft was reported in the 100 block of S. York at around 9:31 a.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect fraudulently withdrew cash from her checking account. The victim contacted her bank, which advised there were two transactions. The victim will follow up with her bank.

April 12

Johnnie West, 52, of Maywood, was charged with retail theft, burglary, driving while license suspended, speeding and no insurance at a mobile phone dealership in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 4:37 p.m. Police said West and another suspect fled the scene after stealing a pair of Beats headphones. They were located near North and Maple. The second suspect was turned over to the Villa Park Police Department for local charges in their town.

April 11

Theft of vehicle parts was reported at a car dealership in the 300 block of W. Grand at around 11:57 p.m. Police said an unknown suspect had taken four tires from a vehicle. The suspect appears to be a white male and was wearing a dark-colored hoodie with gray pants.

A victim in the 600 block of S. Prospect told police at around 3:24 p.m. that upon returning from being out of town, she discovered her prescription bottle had been taken from her dresser drawer. The victim related that two carpet installers had access to the missing medicine.

April 10

Theft was reported at a condominium complex in the 800 block of N. York at around 5:27 p.m. The complainant, an agent for the condominium association, told police that an unknown suspect removed a cork bulletin board from the lobby. The suspect left the scene in a dark SUV.

April 9

Retail theft was reported at a mobile phone dealership in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 10:55 a.m. A complainant told police that an unknown suspect walked out of the store with a pair of headphones. The complainant described the suspect as a white male between 40 or 50 years of age, approximately 5-4, 180 pounds with unknown clothing description.

March 17-March 22

Jossie Powell-Morris, 74, of Bellwood, was charged with theft and burglary at an assisted living center in the 400 block of W. Butterfield. Police said Powell-Morris, who was employed as a part-time caregiver for the victim, stole jewelry from the victim including a men’s gold bracelet and a white gold women’s ring containing a ruby and diamonds, between the above dates. According to police, when the victim realized her jewelry was missing, she contacted the Elmhurst Police Department, which began an investigation.

Jan. 5-March 17

Identity theft was reported in the 300 block of Addison between the above dates. A victim told police that an unknown suspect used his personal information to open 13 lines of credit with various businesses. The victim also received a bill in the mail for transportation services resulting from fraudulent activity.

Violation of bail bond

April 18

Chris C. Murphy, 27, of Elmhurst, was charged with violation of bail bond in the 100 block of Hale at around 4:25 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a domestic call, Murphy was found to have violated the conditions of his bond by having contact with the victim.

Warrant arrest

April 18

Police said Keshon L. Benford, 22, of Elmhurst, turned himself in at the Elmhurst police station on a warrant at around 8:13 p.m.

Police said that subsequent to a suspicious vehicle investigation near St. Charles and Fair at around 1:33 a.m., Steven L. People, 36, of Addison, had two outstanding warrants—one out of DuPage County and another out of Addison. People also was charged with driving while license revoked and no insurance.

April 12

Police said that while on patrol near North and Glade at around 3:03 a.m., an officer made contact with Tyler J. Willans, 18, of Villa Park, who was found to have a valid warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office. Willans was arrested, and subsequent to a search, the he was found to be in possession of cannabis, according to police. Willans also was issued a citation for possession of cannabis.

 

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