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, criminal defacement

March 26

Police said officers responded to the 600 block of W. Belden at around 10:04 p.m. for the report of a disturbance at the above location. A victim told police that an unknown suspect smashed his driver side window. The reporting officer was able to locate the suspect’s information and made contact with suspect’s parents, who stated they would pay for the damaged window. No complaints to be signed.

March 18-March 19

Criminal damage to a vehicle was reported in the 100 block of N. Avon between the above dates. A victim told police he found three small cracks in his vehicle’s windshield. He was told by his mechanic that the damage may have been from a BB gun.

March 1-March 8

Criminal damage to a vehicle was reported in the 100 block of N. Avon between the above dates. A victim told police she noticed cracks in her vehicle’s windshield. Her son’s vehicle also showed cracks in the windshield. The victim’s mechanic stated the damage may have been caused by a BB gun.

Domestic battery, domestic incident, disturbance

March 23

Police said officers responded to a report of a domestic in the 200 block of N. Geneva at around 10:52 p.m. Upon arrival, the suspects told police they were involved in an argument over bills when they began pushing each other. No visible injures were observed and one of the suspects agreed to leave for the evening.

March 21

Police said officers responded to the report of a domestic battery at around 4:12 p.m. A victim told police that the suspect took away his gaming system and stated he was struck twice. The suspect denied striking the victim and did take his gaming system away. Social services was notified of the incident.

Disorderly conduct

March 28

A victim at a restaurant in the 600 block of E. North Ave. told police at around 4:36 p.m. that he and the suspect, a co-worker, had gotten into several verbal arguments over the past month. On the above date the suspect reportedly made a threat towards the victim. Contact was made with suspect who stated she did have a verbal argument, but stated victim was intimidating her.

March 23

Police said that subsequent to a solicitor complaint in the 100 block of N. York at around 7:24 p.m., Khari Moore, 19, of Chicago, was located. Police said Moore gave the reporting officer a false name and was later found to be wanted out of DuPage County. Moore was taken into custody, charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing identification, and posted bond on the warrant.

March 22

Police said a juvenile suspect was arrested for making an online threat at around 7:15 p.m. and found to be in possession of cannabis. The suspect was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of cannabis and transported to a youth home.

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

March 28

Richard R. Jourige, 22, of Berwyn, was charged with DUI subsequent to a traffic stop near Butterfield and Colfax at around 1:02 a.m.

German Palencia, 25, of Chicago, was issued a citation for illegal transportation of alcohol near I-290 and Lake at around 12:05 p.m.

Lonny E. Wachsning, 74, of Wood Dale, was charged with DUI and driving the wrong way on a one-way street near St. Charles and York at around 9:49 p.m.

March 27

Elizabeth Gniatczyk, 53, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI subsequent to a report of a reckless driver in the 600 block of N. Kenilworth at around 2:57 p.m.

March 25

Aaron Radcliff, 30, of Maywood, was charged with DUI, transportation of open alcohol, driving while operating a communication device, improper lane usage and no insurance subsequent to a reckless driving complaint near St. Charles and Ardmore at around 9:27 a.m.

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop for improper lane usage near St. Charles and Spring at around 3:49 p.m., the driver was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver was placed under arrest. According to police, a search of the vehicle located cannabis and what was believed to be a controlled substance. Two passengers were detained for investigation of possession of a controlled substance, and were released without charges, pending lab results. The driver was also released without charges, pending lab results.

Harassment, threats

March 25

A complainant in the 100 block of E. Madison told police she met the suspect on an online dating service. The complainant became uncomfortable with the suspect and ceased dating him, but suspect continued to text the complainant. A reporting officer contacted the suspect and told him to cease all communication with the complainant or criminal charges will be pursued.

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

March 27

Jorge L. Castellanos, 21, of Highwood, was charged with was charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia at Elmhurst College at around 9:24 p.m.

Jorge A. Ortega, 39, of Joliet, was charged with possession of cannabis, driving while license suspended and no insurance subsequent to locating a disabled vehicle near Route 83 and Second at around 11:12 p.m.

Brian O. Sanchez, 20, of Cicero, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid driver’s license, no rear registration plate light and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Oak at around 9:45 p.m. Police said Julian Perez, 23, of Cicero, a passenger in the vehicle, was found to have a valid warrant out of Kendall County.

March 26

Zachary T. Wallace, 19, of Mason, Ohio, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis at Elmhurst College at around 12:14 a.m.

March 22

Piedad Jorgenson, 27, of Bensenville, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, no rear registration plate light and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Grand at around 1:20 a.m.

Suspicious circumstances

March 28

A victim in the 100 block of Elmwood Terrace told police at around 7:35 p.m. that he found his gray 2003 Volkswagen Jetta in the driveway, propped up on wood blocks and missing all four hubcaps. The victim related he found the four hubcaps in the bushes in front of the house. There were two other vehicles in the driveway that were untouched.

A complainant in the 100 block of N. Addison told police at around 9:55 p.m. that while sitting in a parked vehicle, he heard an audible car alarm and witnessed a suspect rummaging through another vehicle. As the complainant approached the vehicle, the suspect reportedly entered a grey Ford Focus and fled the area. An officer checked the parking deck, and did not observe any vehicles to have been broken into, nor did the officer hear an audible alarm.

March 22

A complainant in the 1000 block of S. Mitchell told police at around 1:39 p.m. that an unknown suspect called her requesting her bank account number and Social Security number in order for her to receive her Social Security checks. The victim has since reviewed her bank account and no fraudulent activity was found. The account has since been closed.

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

March 27

Attempted residential burglary was reported in the 100 block of N. Evergreen at around 2:42 p.m. A victim told police she received a notice from the alarm company stating her rear sliding glass door was opened, triggering an alarm. Officers responded to the home and found the sliding door was slightly ajar with two small pry marks. There were no signs of anything missing inside the residence.

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 6:37 p.m. A reporting officer responded to the above location for a delayed theft report. Loss prevention stated a suspect described as a black female wearing a maroon baseball hat, a black coat and blue jeans, entered the store and removed athletic shirts, coats and pants off the rack. The suspect held the items in her arms and proceeded to run out the door to a waiting silver or light blue 4-door vehicle with a spoiler on the trunk.

March 26

Retail theft was reported at a food store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 3:56 p.m. The team leader for the store told police that while checking the health aisle, he noticed numerous empty spots where the Raw Probiotic capsules are displayed. Security footage showed a suspect removing multiple boxes of the capsules from the shelves and place them into a hand basket. The suspect exited the store without paying for the items. The suspect was described as a white male in his early 30s with dark hair, a goatee and beard, wearing a black coat, gray sweatpants and black gym shoes.

Retail theft was reported at a pharmacy in the 100 block of N. Palmer Drive at around 4 p.m. Police said an officer responded for a retail theft that just occurred. On camera, the suspect was observed in the over-the-counter aisle, carrying a green gift bag. A pharmacy employee observed over-the-counter-medication inside the bag and attempted to stop the suspect from leaving the store. The suspect then exited the store without paying for the items and ran southbound through the parking lot.

March 25

Retail theft was reported at a cell phone dealership in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 5:54 p.m. Police said officers responded to the above location for a retail theft that had just occurred. A complainant told police that two suspects walked into the store; one inquired about a cell phone while the other was looking at a display. The complainant stated both suspects left the store without any issues. Upon further inspection, the complainant discovered a set of headphones were missing from a display.

Identity theft was reported at Elm Creek Drive at around 6:20 p.m. A victim told police T-Mobile advised the victim that an unknown suspect(s) had accessed his account. The victim then received an email notification from Bank of America that an electronic withdrawal was made from his account.

March 24

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 900 block of S. York at around 9:36 p.m. Police said an officer responded to the theft, where a suspect left the scene in a silver SUV with a red front fender. Taken from the business were three bottles of alcohol and a few other unknown items.

Theft was reported at Elmhurst College at around 6:30 p.m. A victim told police that while attending a basketball game at the college, he placed his phone in his gym bag. After the game was over, he realized he no longer had his phone. The victim searched the gym for his phone with no results.

March 20-March 23

Burglary was reported in the 400 block of Argyle between the above dates. A victim told police that an unknown suspect entered his apartment and removed his Playstation 4.

March 22

Theft was reported at a paint store in the 200 block of N. York at around 6:47 p.m. The store manager told police that an unknown suspect placed an order for supplies over the phone that would be billed to a construction company. The employee verified with the owner of the construction company that he did not authorize anyone to pick up any items paying with the company’s account. The store manager found another order that had already been picked up using the construction company’s account. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall and 220 pounds with a large muscular build, brown hair, brown eyes with short “faux-hawk” gel-styled hair and stubble on his face, wearing a black T-shirt and black shorts and possibly a tattoo on one of his legs.

March 21-March 22

Theft of vehicle parts was reported at a car rental company in the 400 block of W. Lake between the above dates. A complainant told police that an unknown suspect removed all four tires from his rental vehicle while it was parked overnight at the above address. The complainant had no information on the suspect and reported the incident to the rental company.

March 17-March 22

Theft was reported in the 400 block of W. Butterfield between the above dates. A victim told police that she believes an unknown suspect stole her two rings and bracelet from her jewelry box.

March 15-March 19

Theft was reported in the 200 block of N. Maple between the above dates. A victim told police her two wedding bands and engagement ring were missing from her home. The victim relates her son had some friends over that weekend and they were the only suspects.

March 13-March 20

Theft was reported at a trucking company in the 600 block of N. County Line Road at around 9:14 a.m. A complainant told police that a white 48-foot semi-trailer was stolen from the above location. The trailer was entered into LEADS as stolen.

March 12

Identity theft was reported at a cell phone dealership in the 500 block of W. St. Charles at around 5:09 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) opened a fraudulent Verizon Wireless account, using his personal information, and received a free phone during the process. Two additional iPhones were charged to the account and sent to the victim’s address via FedEx. The victim contacted Verizon, and the account was frozen.

Unauthorized use of a weapon

March 27

Harold W. Finnelly, 49, of La Grange, was charged with unauthorized use of a weapon near York and Church at around 6:21 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a dispatch for a road rage incident that occurred in Oak Brook, the alleged offending vehicle was located and an officer conducted a traffic stop. According to police, Finnelly admitted to having a firearm inside the vehicle. A handgun, not secured in a case, was located wedged between the split front seat of the vehicle, according to police.

 

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