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

 

April 22

A victim in the 400 block of Spring Road told police at around 8:29 a.m. he parked his car in front of a restaurant and left it unattended. When the victim returned to his car he found the passenger side mirror had been broken off and was hanging by the electrical wires.

 

April 19

A victim in the 300 block of S. Route 83 told police at around 11:08 p.m. that an unknown suspect smashed the windshield of his vehicle with a large rock while it was parked at the above location.

 

Disorderly conduct

 

April 21

George Ciran, 41, of St. Charles, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct-public intoxication near Butterfield and Chatman at around 9:12 p.m.

 

Domestic battery, domestic incident

 

April 23

Police said a reporting officer responded for a fight on a school bus near North and Addison at around 3:32 p.m. The complainant and suspect had been dating and recently broke up. Due to conflicting stories and no witnesses, no arrests were made at this time. The complainant and suspect were released to their mothers.

 

April 21

Police said officers responded to a domestic at around 4 p.m., when a suspect had been arguing with his mother. The suspect told police he punched a wall and broke a vase. Both parties agreed to remain separated.

 

April 20

A 75-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with domestic battery in the 100 block of W. Adelaide at around 8:41 p.m. Police said officers responded for an ambulance assist which later was found to be a domestic. The victim stated that the suspect struck the victim.

 

DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol

 

April 25

Jermaine D. Guthrie, 25 of Northlake, was charged with illegal transportation of alcohol, possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful use of an electronic communication device subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and West at around 10:05 p.m.

 

April 23

Alejandro Cervantez, 38, of Niles, was charged with aggravate DUI, fleeing and eluding, aggravated driving while license suspended, making an improper turn and no insurance near North and Highland at around 2:02 a.m. Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop, Cervantez fled the scene and was apprehended a short time later. He was found to be DUI and wanted out of DuPage County, according to police.

 

April 21

Ann Broderick, 69, of Buffalo Grove, was charged with DUI subsequent to a traffic crash in the 100 block of E. Schiller at around 4:54 p.m.

Jennifer Charo, 24, of Stone Park, was charged with illegal transportation of alcohol, driving while license suspended and tinted windows subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Clinton at around 10:11 a.m.

Nicholas A. Layton, 27, of New Ulm, Minn., was charged with DUI and illegal transportation of alcohol subsequent to a traffic stop near Roosevelt west of York at around 4:31 a.m.

Suki Roth, 28, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI and disobeying a traffic control device subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Addison at around 1:55 a.m.

Charles Tovar, 29, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, possession of cannabis, speeding and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Lawndale at around 1:29 a.m.

 

April 20

Sarah Urycki, 56, of LaGrange, was charged with DUI, improper lane usage and no rear registration plate light subsequent to a traffic stop near Park and Chandler at around 10:56 p.m.

 

April 19

Oscar Lopez, 42, of Riverside, was charged with DUI, improper lane usage, use of an unsafe tire and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Kenilworth at around 11:38 p.m.

 

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

 

April 25

Giovanni Burrell, 21, of Chicago, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid registration and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop in the 900 block of N. Weigel at around 10:16 a.m.

Jimmy R. Whitfield, 29, of Chicago, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of liquor in public in the 100 block of W. First at around 2:35 p.m. A reporting officer responded to the report of a person smoking marijuana at the train depot. Police said Whitfield was located and found to be in possession of cannabis and a small bottle of Hennessy. The bottle of alcohol was approximately half full, and Whitfield admitted to have been drinking from it, according to police.

April 24

Justin M. Love, 21, of Bellwood, was charged with possession of cannabis and tinted windows subsequent to a traffic stop near Butterfield and Linden at around 6:08 p.m.

 

April 20

Adam G. Randolph, 36, of Elmhurst, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, driving while license revoked and tinted windows subsequent to a traffic stop in the 900 block of S. York at around 5:29 p.m. Police said Randolph was found to be driving while license revoked for DUI and placed under arrest. During a vehicle inventory, police said a plastic bag with white powdery residue, two scales with white powdery residue, and multiple plastic bags were located inside the vehicle.

 

April 19

Arthur Andrews, 26, of Melrose Park, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Route 83 at around 8:55 p.m.

Dominic J. Cantacessi, 27, of Chicago, was issued citations for unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle while using an electronic communication device subsequent to a traffic stop near Grand and York at around 5:08 p.m.

Edgar Ruiz, 35, of Melrose Park, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, obstruction of justice and distracted driving subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and Grand at around 9:53 p.m. Police said Ruiz was found to be in possession of cocaine.

 

April 17-April 19

Theft was reported in the 800 block of N. York between the above dates. A victim told police that she brought her car in for service on April 17 and left the car with the dealership. On April 19, the victim returned to the dealership and noticed her wallet was missing from the center console. The victim checked her credit cards and did not notice any fraudulent activity.

 

Suspicious circumstances

 

April 23

Police said the operations supervisor at a coffee shop in the 600 block of W. Grand stated that at around 7 a.m. he noticed there was a light on inside a rear closet. Security footage shows on April 21, an individual entered the business through the front door. Nothing appeared to be stolen or damaged.

 

April 20

A complainant at a store in the 900 block of S. York told police at around 9:40 p.m. that an unknown suspect described as a white male had a cart full of items and believed he was going to shoplift. The suspect left the items and exited the store.

Identity theft was reported in the 1200 block of S. Prospect at around 3:01p.m. A victim told police she was notified that an unknown suspect had attempted to gain access to one of her annuity accounts. When notifying credit bureaus, the victim was advised that attempts were made to access other financial accounts with negative results. No financial loss occurred.

 

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

 

April 24

Theft by deception was reported in the 800 block of Mitchell Avenue at around 6:46 p.m. A victim came into the station to report she received a voice mail claiming to be from the IRS. The voicemail stated she owed the IRS $500 or they would get a warrant for her arrest. The victim returned the call and followed the instructions given to her. She purchased a $500 Google Play Gift Card and read the serial number off the back for her IRS payment. The victim later realized she had been scammed.

Forgery was reported at a shoe store in the 100 block of S. Route 83 at around 7:56 p.m. Police said an officer responded to the store for a forgery that just occurred. The manager states two suspects purchased socks for $10.79, paid $50.79 and they were given $40 in change. The cashier then questioned the authenticity of the bill and notified the manager. One suspect was described as a black male with short black hair, around 5’8”, wearing dark jeans, a gray hooded sweatshirt and a black T-shirt with white stripes. The second suspect was described as a black male with short black hair, around 5’10”, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark torn jeans.

Forgery was reported at a store in the 100 block of S. Route 83 at around 7:45 p.m. A complainant told police that two suspects entered the store and purchased a bottle of vitamins which cost approximately $7. The first suspect used a counterfeit $50 bill to pay for the merchandise and received the change. Both subjects left the area in an unknown direction. One of the suspects was described as a black male with a thin build wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt. The other suspect was described as a black male with a large build wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt.

Attempted forgery was reported at a store in the 100 block of S. Route 83 at around 7:56 p.m. Police said an officer responded the store and spoke to the manager who related that two suspects had just tried to buy Vitamins, valued at $10.79 with a counterfeit $50 bill. The manager knew the bill was counterfeit and refused to return it to the suspects. There was no financial loss to the store.

Burglary was reported at a business in the 600 block of W. Grand at around 7:36 a.m. A complainant told police that a glass front door was broken. The complainant responded to the business and found seven computer monitors, seven keyboards, and computer mouses were missing.

 

April 21-April 24

Theft of lost or mislaid property was reported in the 600 block of North between the above dates. A victim told police she has been unable to locate her credit card. The victim contacted Visa and was advised the card had been used to make multiple purchases since April 21. The credit card company froze her account and canceled her card.

 

April 23

Christopher Ray, 23, of Carol Stream, was charged with felony retail theft at a gas station in the 400 block of N. York at around 1:34 a.m. Police said Ray took two bottles of wine and left without paying.

Theft was reported in the 300 block of N. York at around 9:44 a.m. A victim told police she left her purse unattended while attending a class at the District 205 Transition Center. She later discovered her purse was missing.

 

April 22

Michelle L. Karling, 38, of Bensenville, was charged with felony retail theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 7:15 p.m. Police said reporting officers responded to the store. According to police, Karling had miscellaneous clothing concealed under her own clothing. A second suspect had miscellaneous items which she stole in her purse, police said. The second suspect, a juvenile, was issued a citation for retail theft and released to her parent.

Forgery was reported at a theater in the 100 block of N. York at around 8:39 p.m. An officer responded to the above location for the report of a forgery that just occurred. An unknown suspect attempted to purchase an item using a counterfeit $100 bill. The suspect fled the scene prior to the officer’s arrival. The suspect was described as a black female last seen wearing a black hoodie.

Retail theft was reported in the 600 block of N. York at around 10 p.m. Subsequent to a suspicious-person call, police said the suspect was located. The suspect reportedly gave a false name, was in possession of multiple bottles of stolen wine, and was taken into custody. The suspect was later released without charges pending further investigation.

 

April 21

Theft was reported at a fitness center in the 600 block of W. North at around 2:04 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect opened his unsecured locker the center and removed his wallet and his iPhone.

 

April 19

Identity theft was reported in the 400 block of E. St. Charles at around 5:47 p.m. A victim’s daughter told police that an unknown suspect changed the victim’s mailing address with the USPS. The victim’s mail had been redirected to an address in Mabank, Texas. This change of address was made online on Jan. 19. The victim has not received any bills in the mail since that date. The victim is not aware of any financial loss.

 

April 17-April 18

Identity theft was reported in the 600 block of N. Willow between the above dates. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) attempted to use his credit card but it was declined. The victim also related that someone attempted to open a Verizon account with no results.

 

April 15

Theft was reported in the 600 block of W. Albert at 2:44 p.m. A complainant told police he made two separate online orders. The complainant received a confirmation stating the orders were delivered. The complainant did not receive either order and was advised to make a police report.

 

April 9

Theft was reported at York High School at 10:59 a.m. A victim told police her cell phone was taken from a class. The victim was alerted the next day about a suspect having a similar phone in her possession. The victim received notification that her Apple ID was changed and believes the suspect may have taken her phone.

 

Dec. 29-Dec. 30, 2017

Leander M. Smith, 24, of Chicago, was charged with identity theft, theft by deception and theft on April 25. Police said a security agent for the victim’s company reports Smith used a company credit card to make unauthorized personal purchases between the above dates.

 

 

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