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.

 

Assault, battery

 

July 2

Antonio Arias, 21, of Clarksville, Tenn., and a juvenile were charged with battery near Route 83 and North at around 6:22 a.m. Police said officers responded for the report of multiple subjects fighting in the lanes of traffic. All parties were separated prior to the officers’ arrival.

 

Criminal damage, criminal defacement, criminal trespass to property, vandalism

 

July 3-July 4

A victim in the 100 block of N. Larch told police that the back window to his vehicle was shattered sometime between the above dates.

 

July 2

A victim in the 600 block of N. County Line told police at around 4 p.m. that she discovered her vehicle’s rear windshield had been shattered while parked at the above location.

 

June 29-July 2

Police said an unknown person(s) damaged the metal traffic control gate arm near Euclid and Harvard sometime between the above dates.

 

July 1

A victim at a store in the 300 block of S Route 83 told police at around 3:35 p.m. that he parked his vehicle at the store’s parking lot while shopping. He returned to his vehicle and found the driver’s side front door to be damaged by another vehicle’s door.

 

June 30

Police said officers responded to the 700 block of N. Lombard at around 9:31 a.m. for responded to the above location for a report of damaged mailboxes. Officers located multiple mailboxes damaged in the area.

 

Disorderly conduct

 

July 3

A victim in the 900 block of S. Hillcrest told police at around 8:01 a.m. that the suspect, her brother-in-law, posted threatening statements about her on social media. The suspect was advised to refrain from further posts directed at the victim. The victim did not wish to sign complaints.

 

Domestic battery, domestic incident

 

July 1

Police said that officers cleared from a domestic standby involving two subjects in Elm Creek Drive at around 4:25 p.m., a suspect returned and began insulting the victim. As the suspect left the apartment, he kicked the door to the vestibule closed, causing the door to strike the victim. A reporting officer will obtain an arrest warrant for the suspect.

A complainant in the 700 block of S. Hawthorne told police at around 10:47 p.m. that she and her daughter were shoved by a suspect. The complainant and subject were involved in a verbal argument. The suspect told police that the complainant lunged at him. He put his hand up to stop her and she fell backwards. The suspect left the residence for the evening.

 

June 30

A 47-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with two counts of domestic battery in the 500 block of W. Comstock at around 8:32 p.m. A victim told police that the suspect threw him to the ground and hit him in the head with a gas can. The suspect admitted to throwing the victim to the ground, but would not admit to hitting him, according to police. An independent witness stated he saw the suspect striking the victim in the head with a gas can.

A victim in Elm Creek Drive told police at around 2:38 p.m. that a suspect attempted to hit her but she was able to evade him. The victim then dialed 9-1-1. Officers located the suspect sitting in his car in the parking lot. The suspect denied striking or threatening the victim. Officers stood by as the suspect collected his belongings and left the apartment.

A victim in the 800 block of Parker told police at around 4:36 p.m. that while she was gathering her property to move from her parent’s home she became involved in argument with a suspect. During the argument, the suspect reportedly pulled the victim’s hair. The suspect denied battering the victim. Officers did not observe any visible marks or bruising.

 

June 28

A 31-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with two counts of domestic battery in the 600 block of W. Fay at around 10:29 p.m. It was learned that the suspect grabbed and pushed the victim, according to police.

 

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

 

July 5

Angela B. Campa-Castillo, 35, of Villa Park, was charged with DUI and making an improper turn subsequent to a traffic stop near York and I-290 at around 12:07 a.m.

 

July 4

Paul Stepkowski, 29, of Harwood Heights, was charged with DUI, speeding, no headlights and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and North at around 3:17 a.m.

 

July 1

Ivan E. Mondragon, 27, of Wheaton, was charged with DUI and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near York and I-290 at around 1:02 a.m. Police said Mondragon was going 95 mph in a 40 mph zone and was found to be DUI.

Pawel Wlodarczyk, 50, of Bartlett, was charged with DUI, improper lane usage and no insurance subsequent to a traffic crash near Grand and Church at around 12 midnight. Police said Wlodarczyk admitted to consuming alcohol and was found to have an open bottle of vodka in the vehicle.

 

June 30

Justin B. Cruz, 25, of Des Plaines, was charged with DUI and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and I-290 at around 2:15 a.m. Police said an officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Cruz’s breath and he had glassy, bloodshot eyes.

Frank Gilio, 50, of Lombard, was issued a citation for possession of open alcohol in public in the 100 block of W. Park at around 8:36 p.m. Police said that while an officer was on patrol, the officer observed Gilio walking on the south train platform and observed him drinking from an open can of beer.

 

Harassment, threats

 

June 30

A victim in the 600 block of S. Bryan told police at around 6:39 a.m. that he received a disturbing text message from a suspect. The victim does not want the suspect contacting him anymore. A message was left for the suspect to contact an officer. The victim was also advised not to have any further contact with the suspect.

 

Obstruction

 

July 1

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop for a Scott’s Law Violation, an unnamed suspect was issued a citation for improper passing of an emergency vehicle and released on scene. On the above date, a reporting officer received a message from Illinois State Police regarding the traffic stop, and it was learned the suspect has used his brother’s information. It was determined the suspect also was driving while license suspended. According to police, the suspect admitted to using his brother’s information and related he would turn himself in. The suspect will be charged with obstructing, driving while license suspended and improper passing.

 

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

 

July 5

Police said that subsequent to a motorist assist near Roosevelt and York at around 12:22 a.m., an officer detected an odor of cannabis coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded a cannabis blunt and two bottles of cognac, according to police. A search of Tyler S. Allison, 25, of Peoria, produced one capsule of a controlled substance and one baggie containing a residue of a blue substance, police said. Allison was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and illegal transportation of alcohol. Matthew Taylor, 29, of Peoria, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis.

 

July 3

Deja D. Porter, 22, of Carol Stream, was issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful use of an electronic communication device and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Commonwealth and Butterfield at around 7:43 p.m.

 

July 2

Michael Anderson, 33, of Chicago, was issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance and no seat belt subsequent to a traffic stop near North and York at around 11:34 p.m.

Jonathan Goodwin, 25, of Maywood, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended, suspended registration and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near York and North at around 11:29 p.m.

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Poplar and Vallette at around 12:20 a.m., the suspect was found to be in possession of cannabis and a small light green pill. The suspect was placed under arrest, processed and released without charges pending lab results.

 

July 1

Julian J. Coss, 22, of Darien, and Salvador Obed Romo, 23, of Woodridge, were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, while Romo was additionally charged with obstruction of justice in the 200 block of E. Butterfield at around 12:27 p.m. Police said the suspects were located and found to be in possession of a white powdery substance, suspected to be heroin. According to police, Romo attended to destroy evidence.

Jodi M. Domres, 35, of Bensenville, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, improper lane usage and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 12:14 a.m. Police said Domres was found to be in possession of heroin.

An unnamed suspect was issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of alcohol by a minor in the 600 block of N. Howard at 2:29 a.m.

 

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

 

July 2-July 4

Theft was reported in the 400 block of N. Maple between the above dates. A victim told police that she received cash as gifts from her graduation party. The suspect was in her home and asked about the contents of her gift bag which contained the currency. The victim later found that the money had been taken. An officer spoke with the suspect and learned he had taken the money. The cash was returned to the victim. No complaints to be signed.

 

July 3

Theft of services was reported at Elm Creek Drive at around 10:49 a.m. The victims told police they hired a moving company to assist with their move to New York. On June 3, the movers arrived, put their belongings in an unmarked box truck and were paid. As of the above date, the victims have not received their belongings.

 

July 1-July 2

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 200 block of W. Wilson. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) had punched out a lock and entered his work vehicle, removing tools. The victim’s truck had been parked in his driveway overnight. Officers checked the area and found no other vehicles had been broken into.

 

June 29-June 30

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 800 block of N. Emory. A victim told police that he noticed the rear door of his Ford van to be open and numerous tools and wires were taken sometime between the above dates. An investigation is pending.

 

June 29

Theft was reported in the 600 block of S. Bryan at around 4:21 p.m. A victim told police that a suspect stole his LINK card and was using it without his authorization. The victim related he gave the suspect his LINK card and pin, so that she could grocery shop for him. He further related that the suspect has since been using the card without his permission.

 

June 25-June 29

Burglary was reported at a restaurant in the 100 block of W. First. A victim told police that an unknown pry tool was used to gain access to his office sometime between the above dates, where three bottles of alcohol were taken. An investigation is pending.

 

June 28

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 100 block of N. Glenview at around 4:06 a.m. Police said that subsequent to a found bag containing a MacBook Pro computer and other miscellaneous personal items in the area, it was determined the victim had been burglarized. The victim told police that an Apple IPad was missing from his vehicle.

Theft was reported at a food store in the 100 block of E. Schiller at around 11:34 p.m. A victim told police that she placed her phone on the floor while loading groceries into her cart, and left the store without her phone. Multiple calls were made in an attempt to locate the phone with no results.

 

June 27-June 28

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 700 block of Industrial between the above dates. A complainant told police that an unknown suspect(s) caused damage to a side storage door and entered his 2011 orange Freightliner Truck. The suspect(s) removed two chain saws and a hydraulic pole saw.

A vehicle was reported stolen in the 400 block of N. Walnut between the above dates. The victim/complainant told police that an unknown suspect(s) removed his locked 2018 red Ford Flex while it was parked in his driveway. The vehicle was entered into LEADS as stolen.

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 100 block of N. Myrtle sometime between the above dates. A victim told police that an unknown suspect removed a cable box and modem from the back seat of his unlocked vehicle, while it was parked overnight in his driveway. The cable box and modem had been previously recovered by officers in the area.

 

April 16-June 28

Theft of services was reported at a company in the 900 block of N. Oaklawn. An agent for the victim’s company reports that an unknown suspect used false identification information to purchase windshield auto glass repair work on two vehicles sometime between the above dates. An officer contacted the suspect who denied knowledge of the fraudulent transaction. The victim declined to pursue the incident or sign complaints.

 

June 27

Theft was reported in the 100 block of N. Addison at around 12:44 p.m. A victim told police that her wallet was taken from the above location while she was at her doctor’s office.

 

May 4

Identity theft was reported in the 400 block of S. Kenilworth at around 3:34 p.m. A victim told police he was notified by his credit monitoring company that an unknown suspect(s) opened a Nordstrom credit card in his name, and made unauthorized purchases. The victim notified Trans Union credit bureau and froze his accounts.

 

Unlawful use of a weapon

 

July 2

Police said that subsequent to a call for a man with a gun, a complainant related the suspect, Edwin Chaves, 24, of Villa Park, had exited his vehicle holding a pistol. He then unloaded the pistol and placed it in his trunk, according to police. Police said Chavez was located and admitted to the action. He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and disorderly conduct.

 

Warrant arrest

 

July 3

A reporting officer responded for a medic assist for a male subject seen lying on the sidewalk. Police said the subject, Gerald K. Ervin, 34, of Bensenville, stated he was waiting for a bus and was fine. According to police, Ervin had an active warrant out of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.

 

June 29

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and North at around 5:57 p.m., John J. Rivera, 34, of River Grove, was found to have a warrant out of Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Rivera was processed on the warrant, and issued a citation for passing a vehicle while on the shoulder of a road.

 

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