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, criminal trespass to property, vandalism


June 20

A complainant in the 200 block of N. West told police at around 1:22 p.m. that an unknown vehicle crashed into the northeast corner of his chain link fence.


June 19-June 20

A victim in the 200 block of E. Butterfield told police that he noticed the passenger side front and rear tires on his vehicle had been slashed. An investigation is pending.


June 12-June 13

A victim at an extended stay facility in the 500 block of W. Grand told police that while her car was parked on the south side of the parking lot, an unknown suspect(s) made deep scratches on her trunk removing the model logo sign “3.0TL.”


Disorderly conduct


June 17

Christopher Dwyer, 31, of Elmhurst, was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of open alcohol in public in the 400 block of N. Shady Lane at around 12:17 a.m. Police said officers responded to the report of a suspicious subject at the above location. A victim told police that Dwyer allegedly rang her doorbell, walked through her yard, and began moving a table in the yard. Dwyer was located with open alcohol, according to police.


June 14

Cynthia Palmer, 47, of Brookfield, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct at a restaurant in the 100 block of E. Butterfield at around 2:43 p.m. Police said Palmer had been drinking in the restaurant and was falling asleep.

A victim told police while walking at around 9:20 p.m., a watermelon fell from the top of the Addison Parking Deck, almost hitting him. The victim observed two Hispanic males leave the deck shortly after it fell. The area was checked with no results.


DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, open alcohol in public, consumption of alcohol by a minor


June 19

Noah Ross, 39, of Davidson, Mich., was charged with DUI subsequent to a call for a reported driver sleeping behind the wheel of his pickup truck at a hotel parking lot in the 900 block of S. Riverside at around 5:17 a.m.

Police said that subsequent to a call for an intoxicated subject at a gas station in the 400 block of N. York at around 3:08 a.m., a suspect was found to be driving while license suspended and admitted to driving to the gas station. The suspect was found to be in possession of cannabis and Xanax® bars, was placed under arrest for DUI-drugs and transported to the station. The suspect was released without charges pending lab results.


June 17

Police said that subsequent to a roadside safety check near York and Industrial at around 12:12 a.m., Daniel Romero-Andrade, 47, of Glendale Heights, was found to be DUI. The passenger, Natasha D. Gabor, 33, of Franklin Park, was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, according to police. Police said it was learned that Romero-Andrade solicited a sex act from Gabor. Both were transported to the police station where Romero-Andrade was charged with DUI and solicitation of a sex act. Gabor was charged with prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Victor Tapia, 29, of Plano, was charged with DUI, possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and no insurance near Route 83 and North at around 1:16 a.m. Police said that subsequent to report of a driver slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle, Tapia was located, was found to be DUI and was in possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.

A 36-year-old Maywood man was charged with aggravated DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, improper lane usage and no insurance near Roosevelt and York at around 2:51 a.m. Police said that subsequent to a report of a possible physical domestic at the above location, officers located the suspect, who was found to have driven his vehicle in a ditch in the area of Roosevelt and York roads. The suspect was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol, according to police.


June 16

Yessica Aguilera-Lemon, 27, of West Chicago, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, no valid driver’s license and an improper turn subsequent to a crash investigation near Elmhurst and York at around 6:18 p.m.

Freddy Velazquez, 22, of Cicero, was charged with DUI and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Hagans at around 2:54 a.m.


Fleeing and eluding


June 15

Police said that while investigating possible burglary to vehicles in the area of Van Auken and Crestview at around 1:45 a.m., a reporting officer observed a white newer-model 4-door vehicle with tinted windows disobey a stop sign northbound on Van Auken at Crestview. The reporting officer activated his patrol vehicle’s emergency lights and siren in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed westbound on Belden Avenue from Emroy Avenue, disobeying a stop sign at Van Auken Street. The vehicle was last seen southbound on Kenilworth Avenue from Belden Avenue.


Harassment, threats


June 13

A victim in the 300 block of W. Butterfield told police at around 2:56 p.m. of receiving alarming and disturbing emails from a suspect. A reporting officer contacted the suspect and advised him to cease all non-business contact. The suspect stated he would comply, and the victim declined to sign complaints.


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


June 21

Carrie L. Myles, 32, of Aurora, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis, and also was charged with aggravated driving while license revoked, speeding and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and Fay at around 12:05 a.m.


June 20

Jonathan Carillo, 20, of Chicago, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, tinted windows and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and West at around 7:52 p.m.


Suspicious circumstances


June 16

Police said that while a reporting officer was on patrol in the 200 block of Oak at around 2:57 a.m., the officer observed a listed vehicle disobey the red traffic signal westbound on North Avenue at York Road. As the officer attempted to catch up to the vehicle, it turned southbound on Oak Street and immediately into a driveway. The officer located the vehicle unoccupied. The rear license plate on the vehicle registered to a GMC. The vehicle had a different front license plate which was registered to a Mercury. Subsequent to further investigation, police said the officer made contact with Todd Casey, 32, of Carol Stream, who admitted to driving the vehicle and fleeing on foot due to having a suspended license. Casey was charged with driving while license suspended, no valid registration, improper use of registration, disobeying a traffic control device, no insurance and tinted windows.


June 15

Police said that subsequent to a report of a possible burglary to vehicle in the 600 block of N. Van Auken at around 1:21 a.m., three male juveniles were taken into custody. The juveniles were cited for possession of alcohol, curfew, prowling and were released to parents.

A victim in the 800 block of S. Mitchell told police at around 12:47 p.m. that an unknown suspect activated his “Ring” doorbell at around 2 a.m. The activation was caused by motion. The suspect, described as a white male between 18 and 25 years old, wearing sunglasses, a hooded sweatshirt and shorts, made an obscene hand gesture at the camera and muttered some profanities. The suspect appeared to be intoxicated and then left the property.


June 10

Police said the Elmhurst Department received a suspicious phone call at around 10:26 a.m. regarding a police officer stating he would not be coming into work the next day and hung up. Upon further investigation, the subject was later located and the phone call was found to be a prank.


April 1-April 19

A complainant in the 100 block of E. Schiller told police they received two pieces of mail between the above dates marked return to sender that had the Elmhurst City Center’s address as the senders address. Inside one of the envelopes were directions to buy iTunes gift cards then fill out the customer service evaluation sheet with the card and pin number information.


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


June 20

Forgery was reported in the 500 block of W. North at around 9:45 p.m. A complainant told police that the suspect asked her to give him change for two $100 bills. She gave the suspect $200 in various denominations, later to find the bills he had given her were counterfeit. The suspect was described as a black male, around 20 years old, approximately 6’, 170 pounds, and was last seen wearing a pink hooded sweater, a jacket and stone-washed skinny jeans.


June 19

Santos Alonso, 20, of Stone Park, was charged with obstructing identification, aggravated driving while license suspended, no insurance and no seat belt near North and Melrose at around 7:23 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop, it was later determined that Alonso provided the officer with a fictitious name.


June 16-June 19

A victim in the 400 block of N. Berteau told police that he lost his credit card earlier in the day. Upon checking his online statement, he discovered that an unknown suspect(s) made several fraudulent transactions. The credit card company reimbursed the victim and issued a new account number.


June 18

Theft was reported in the 600 block of Fairview at around 6:36 p.m. A victim told police that she and her son engaged in an Internet sales transaction where they sent merchandise to an address in Crete, Ill. The suspect sent the victim a fake PayPal e-mail to pay for the merchandise. The suspect then ceased all contact with the victim.


June 14-June 18

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 100 block of E. Fremont between the above dates. A victim told police that an unknown suspect entered her Honda CRV while it was parked in her driveway and removed her property.


June 16

Retail theft was reported at a pharmacy in the 200 block of W. North at around 2:13 a.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect described as a black male took numerous bottles of alcohol, placed them in his backpack, and fled the scene. An unknown witness chased down the suspect, took his backpack, and returned it to the pharmacy. The unknown suspect then fled on his bicycle. The backpack contained miscellaneous toiletries, alcohol, and a black Digix tablet. All the items were placed into evidence.


June 15

Dana Simmons, 27, of Chicago, was charged with felony retail theft and burglary at a store in the 500 block of W. St. Charles at around 2:45 p.m., while Cornelius K. Brisbon, 21, of Chicago, was charged with attempted retail theft. Police said the suspects were located near St Charles and Poplar and were taken into custody. Numerous items of stolen merchandise were located in the suspects’ vehicle.

Attempted theft by deception was reported in the 500 block of S. Fairfield at around 11:51 a.m. A victim told police that she received an email from an unknown user stating she had received a secret surveyor assignment. She later received a package with an instruction sheet and a check. The letter advised she take the check and deposit it in her bank account, take a payment, and then to use the remaining money to purchase Ebay gift cards. The sheet instructed her to then provide details of the transaction as if it were an evaluation of customer service. The victim did not transfer any money and there was no loss.


June 14

Nicholas Erickson, 28, of Kenosha, Wis., was charged with theft of services in the 300 block of Carol Lane at around 10:18 p.m. Police said a reporting officer responded to a customer dispute where Erickson was not paying his cab fare and fled. Erickson was located and was unable to pay his fare.


June 6

Attempted residential burglary was reported in the 500 block of W. Avery at around 12 noon. Police said that while a reporting officer was on patrol, the officer was contacted by the victim who stated two unknown suspects attempted to gain entry into his home through the side door. Both suspects fled the scene in an unknown vehicle at a high rate of speed. The victim was not able to provide any additional information.


June 3

A victim in the 1000 block of S. Prospect and his wife told police at around 12 noon that they attempted to access her computer and found it to have been locked. A popup message appeared on the computer screen which stated the computer had malware and instructed her to call a 1-800 number to resolve the issue. The victim’s wife provided the unknown subject with her credit card information to repair her computer. The victim reported the incident to the credit card company as a matter of record


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