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 29

Police said that subsequent to a disturbance call at around 2:08 a.m., suspects were located in the area of First and Elm. Suspect 1 told police while at a nearby pub for a post wedding celebration, he and his wife agreed to accept a ride home from Suspect 2. While in the vehicle, a verbal argument ensued, turning into a physical altercation. All parties were highly intoxicated, and due to conflicting accounts, no arrests were made.

Criminal damage, criminal defacement

May 2

John F. Knebel, 42, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for vandalism in the 300 block of E. Church at around 2:22 p.m.

April 30

Criminal damage to a vehicle was reported in the600 block of W. Grand at around 12 noon. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) scratched his tan Lexus SUV with an unknown object while it was parked in the lot.

April 20-April 30

A victim in the 200 block of E. South told police that an unknown suspect(s) knocked down a post located in her front yard sometime between the above dates.

April 28

A complainant in the 100 block of N. York advised at 8:50 p.m. that prior to parking her vehicle in the parking lot, she was involved in a verbal altercation over a parking issue. Upon returning to the vehicle in the parking lot, the rear window was smashed.

Disorderly conduct

April 30

Robert Lee Baldwin, 68, of Bensenville, was charged with disorderly conduct in the 200 block of N. York at around 8:28 p.m. Police said officers responded for an unresponsive person, Baldwin, laying on the sidewalk who was found to be intoxicated.

Domestic battery, domestic incident

May 2

A 32-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with domestic battery in the 500 block of W. Crockett at around 11:59 a.m. A victim told police that during an argument, the suspect grabbed her by the neck and threw her out of the house.

April 28

A complainant’s son told police a subject grabbed his sweatshirt and slapped his face. The subject denied slapping his stepson, and there were no marks indicating the victim was slapped.

April 27

A victim in the 200 block of West told police at around 10:11 p.m. he was involved in a verbal argument with a suspect, which then turned physical. The suspect reportedly struck the victim in the back of the head and kicked him. An investigation is pending.

DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol

April 29

Mari R. Hinchley, 22, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, unlawful use of an electronic device and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Second and Addison at around 2:05 a.m.

Rene Robledo, 33, of Cicero, was charged with DUI, driving while license suspended, improper lane usage and disobeying a traffic control device near St. Charles and Poplar at around 4:52 a.m.

April 28

Luis Ramirez, 33, of Lombard, was charged with aggravated DUI, driving while license revoked, disobeying a traffic control device and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 3:41 a.m.

April 27

Tomasz Styrczula, 30, of Homer Glen, was charged with DUI and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 53 and Riverside at around 12:26 a.m. Police said an officer observed Styrczula to have red, bloodshot, glassy eyes and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath.

Harassment, threats

May 2

A victim in the 700 block of W. Grand told police at around 3:41 p.m. he sold a vehicle to a suspect. The suspect is texting the victim threatening messages and posting derogatory comments on Facebook about the dealership where he works. The suspect was advised to stop all communication with the victim and his place of employment.

April 29

A victim in the 500 block of Evergreen told police at around 5:18 p.m. of having a phone conversation with the suspect, her ex-husband. During the phone call, the suspect threatened the victim. The suspect denied making any threatening statements to the victim.

A victim in the 500 block of S. Cambridge and her mother reported at around 9:11 p.m. that the victim’s ex-fiancé has sent them threatening text messages. A reporting officer was unable to make contact with the suspect at this time.

April 26-April 27

A complainant told police while at work, there was a misunderstanding between the complainant and suspect between the above dates. The complainant has received and viewed snapchat messages from the suspect making threats of physical harm to her. The suspect admitted to sending the messages, and stated there will be no more issues.

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

April 28

Apocalipsis Godinez-Dandova, 18, of Granite City, Ill., was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to investigating a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of W. Lake at around 2:50 a.m.

Alante Johnson, 25, of Bellwood, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near Butterfield and Prospect at around 4:22 p.m.

April 26

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop for using a cell phone while driving near North and Route 83 at around 11:06 p.m., a suspect was found to have a suspended driver’s license and in possession of unknown prescription pills. The suspect was transported to the police station, processed and released without charges pending lab results.

April 25

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

Suspicious circumstances

May 1

Police said officers responded to the report of a suspicious person walking around school grounds in the 800 block of N. Wilson just prior to student dismissal at around 3:06 p.m. The subject was advised to leave the school’s premises. The subject’s parents were made aware of the situation and stated they will make sure the subject is not on school grounds during school hours.

April 26

Police said an officer responded for a call of a customer at a store in the 900 block of S. York who cut his hand on a razor blade that was embedded in the handle of a shopping cart at around 8:35 p.m. A complainant related that the victim came in and requested a band aid. The victim further stated that he retrieved a cart from the cart corral and was cut by a razor blade embedded in a lip of the shopping cart handle.

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

May 2

Attempted retail theft was reported at a store in the 600 block of W. North at around 12:36 p.m. Police said officers responded to a report of a suspect who was shoplifting. A store employee followed the suspect and retrieved the items back from the cart before the suspect fled in a red Chrysler van.

April 30

Theft was reported at a restaurant in the 100 block of S. Route 83 at around 4:47 p.m. Police said officers responded for a theft where two or three unknown suspects took chips and money from the tip box and fled on foot. The complainant did not wish to sign complaints. Suspect #1 was described as a black male, wearing khaki pants, a blue sweatshirt and dark shoes. Suspect #2 was reportedly wearing black pants, a black sweatshirt and white shoes. Both males appeared to be in the mid to late teens.

April 28

Diane P. Stubbs-Krueger, 59, of Elmhurst, was charged with retail theft at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 11:18 p.m. Police said a complainant related that she observed Stubbs-Krueger exit the dressing room without the same amount of items as when she entered. Stubbs-Krueger admitted to taking merchandise, according to police.

April 27

Identity theft was reported in the 500 block of S. Fern at around 9:58 p.m. A victim told police she was notified by her credit card company that there were unauthorized charges made to her account.

April 26

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of Columbia at around 8:56 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) used her bank card to purchase an airplane ticket. The victim has since cancelled her credit card and will be contacting the airline to notify them of the fraudulent transaction.

Retail theft was reported in the 600 block of N. York at around 1:09 p.m. A store’s loss prevention reports that an unknown suspect concealed liquor in a shopping cart and left the store without paying for the items. The suspect was described as a white male wearing glasses, a gray-hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

April 13-April 26

Residential burglary was reported in the 400 block of W. Second. A victim told police he noticed a compound miter saw and a leaf blower were missing from his garage. The victim stated he found his garage door open on April 18, and thinks the burglary to his garage may have occurred then.

April 19

Attempted identity theft was reported in the 800 block of S. Poplar at around 11:37 a.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) used his information to apply for an auto loan. The application was denied. The victim suffered no dollar loss.

March 24

A victim in the 400 block of W. Montrose told police she returned from vacation to find her vehicle’s odometer had increased and smelled heavily of cannabis. A family member’s medication was also missing from the home. The victim learned that a family member allowed a suspect to stay at the home while the family was on vacation. An investigation is pending.

 

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