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

July 25
Police said officers responded to the report of a battery in the 900 block of Weigel Drive at around 11:28 a.m. Subsequent to an argument, a victim told police that the suspect reportedly grabbed him and pushed his head into the wall. The suspect told police the victim pushed him. Both parties did not wish to sign complaints.

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

July 19
Police said that subsequent to a call for a road rage incident near Berteau and North at around 4:49 p.m., a victim told police that a suspect was tailgating him as he was driving in the area. The victim said he then pulled into his driveway and the suspect came up to the passenger side of the vehicle and began striking it with an unknown object. Neither party wished to sign complaints.

Disorderly conduct

July 20
Shante Dansby, 21, of Elmhurst, and Nyasja Brown, 19, of Berkeley, were charged with disorderly conduct-fighting in public in the 400 block of N. Addison at around 8:05 p.m. Police said the two females were seen verbally arguing and then fighting on the ground.

July 19
Police said that subsequent to a call for an intoxicated subject in the 500 block of W. North at around 7:48 p.m., Vadym Hladchvk, 32, of Chicago, was located in the parking lot of a liquor store and was found to be highly intoxicated. Hladchvk was issued a citation for disorderly conduct-public intoxication.

Domestic battery, domestic incident, disturbance

July 23
A victim in the 300 block of S. Sunnyside told police at around 4:45 p.m. that while at a doctor’s appointment with the suspect, the suspect made statements to the doctor which were not true. After returning home, a verbal argument began between the two, and the suspect reportedly struck the victim. There were no visible injuries on the victim. The suspect denied making the statements and admitted to having a verbal argument, but stated she did not strike the victim. Due to conflicting stories and no injuries, there were no complaints signed. Both parties were separated for the night.

July 22
A complainant in the 100 block of E. Brush Hill told police at around 10:57 p.m. that she was involved in an argument with a suspect, who grabbed her arm and took her cell phone from her. The suspect told police he did take her phone, but only grabbed her arm so she would listen to him and discuss their relationship. Due to conflicting stories, no complaints were signed.

July 21
A 24-year-old Elmhurst resident was charged with domestic battery in the 700 block of Adell at around 9:08 a.m. Police said responding officers observed a small laceration on the victim.

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

July 26
Darren Thomas, 35, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, driving while license suspended, suspended registration and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Roosevelt and Butterfield at around 2:14 a.m.

July 22
Police said Paul H. Fullerton, 32, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for public intoxication in the 400 block of S. Spring at around 1:44 a.m. Police said that while an officer was on patrol, the officer observed Fullerton stumble and fall on the sidewalk. According to police, Fullerton appeared heavily intoxicated, had slurred speech, had an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath and was unable to care for himself.

July 21
Santos O. Carrillo, 19, of Addison, was charged with DUI drugs, driving while license suspended and no insurance, while Carrillo Funes, 21 of Addison, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to a roadside safety check near Lake and Walnut at around 12:01 a.m.

Harassment, threats

July 25
A victim in the area of Wilson Street told police at around 7:14 p.m. that her ex-boyfriend continues to call despite being asked to stop. An officer contacted the suspect and he understands he is not to call the victim anymore or he may be subject to arrest.

July 20-July 22
A complainant in the 100 block of E. Fremont told police at around 6:04 a.m. that he is the landlord and rents a residential property to the suspect and his wife. On July 20, the suspect reportedly threatened the complainant with physical harm if he were to return to the property unannounced. An investigation is pending.

June 1-July 17
Police said officers responded for the report of harassment. A victim told police that over the past several months the suspects had been harassing her. The suspects would drive by, scream vulgarities and display their middle fingers at the victim. An investigation is pending.

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

July 23
Jeremiah Hogans, 22, of Chicago, was issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia and no tail lights when required subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and York at around 8:50 p.m.

July 22
Tatiana Flores, 29, of Chicago, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, DUI, improper lane usage, following too closely and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Roosevelt at around 3:15 a.m. Police said Flores was found to be in custody of a hydrocodone pill.

July 20
Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Church and Kenilworth at around 12:41 p.m., a search of the vehicle yielded a spoon with white powder residue and a small baggie of white powder residue. Luciano Ramos, 39, of Villa Park, was charged with aggravated driving while license revoked and no seat belt. Additional charges are pending lab results.

Suspicious circumstances

A witness told police at around 9:07 a.m. that they observed three suspects—each described as either a white or Hispanic male—possibly tampering with several trucks parked in the North Avenue-Route 83 Plaza lot. The witness heard objects falling to the ground and observed the suspects fleeing the area. An officer later inspected the lying on the ground. The trucks were secure. The officer will attempt to contact the company to determine if any items are missing from the vehicles.

July 21
A complainant told police at around 7:32 p.m. that she located a 2-year-old child attempting to cross lanes of traffic on Grand Avenue. A reporting officer spoke to the child’s grandmother who told police she went to the back yard for a few minutes to start the grill, and when she returned, she was unable to locate the child, who was safely returned home. The reporting officer contacted the Department of Children and Family Services to inform them of the incident.
Police said officers responded to a report of a vehicle taken without permission. A complainant related that her daughter took her rental vehicle without permission. The daughter arrived home and spoke with officers; she related she does not have a driver’s license, only a permit, and knew she was out past curfew. The complainant wanted to file complaints. The daughter was issued citations for no valid driver’s license and a curfew violation, and charges for the vehicle are pending further investigation. She was released to a family member.

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

July 23
Samia N. Hooper, 29, of Lombard, was charged with identity theft, unlawful use of a weapon, improper passing on the shoulder and no insurance near Monterey and St. Charles at 5:05 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop, Hooper was found to be in possession of a stun gun and a fraudulent Social Security card.
Theft of mislaid property was reported at a store in the 900 block of S. York at around 4:53 p.m. A victim told police she picked up and paid for her prescription and continued shopping for groceries. While paying for her groceries, she set her prescription down at the checkout area, and left the store without it. Video surveillance shows a man pay for his groceries, pick up the prescription bag, and leave the store. The suspect is described as a white male, with dark shoulder-length hair, with a beard and last seen wearing a red baseball cap, a long-sleeved red shirt and black shorts.

July 20-July 23
A victim in the 300 block of S. West told police that she applied for a cash loan via the Internet. She later spoke to a company representative via telephone and was instructed to buy Google Play cards and supply the security code information to the caller. The victim complied with the instructions. The victim was told a loan would be deposited in her bank account. When the loan never materialized the victim realized she had been defrauded.

July 22
Identity theft was reported in the 200 block of W. Montrose at around 3:45 p.m. A victim told police that while checking her bank account, she observed a digital image of a fraudulent check written. The victim contacted her bank and closed the account.

July 6-July 22
Residential burglary was reported in the 300 block of N. Highland between the above dates. Victims told police that upon returning home from vacation, they found the front door to their residence forced open and the dead bolt drilled out. One of the victims is missing cash. The victims suspect their adult son is involved in the burglary as neighbors observed him holding a party at the house during his parents’ absence.

July 20
Identity theft was reported in the 800 block of N. Willow at around 1:49 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect made fraudulent purchases on her credit card. The victim cancelled her credit card and will not be responsible for the fraudulent charges.

July 19
Retail theft was reported at a store in the 100 block of E. Schiller at around 10:55 p.m. A complainant told police that a suspect left the store with a shopping cart filled with items for which he did not pay. An employee confronted the suspect in the parking lot. The suspect reportedly took several bottles of alcohol out of the shopping cart, placed them in his vehicle and left the area. Officers checked the suspect’s address with no results. There was an approximate loss of $56.
Theft was reported in the 300 block of N. Willow at around 1:12 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) removed her yellow garden hose and nozzle from her yard.

July 12-July 14
A victim in the 800 block of S. Parkside told police at around 4:47 p.m. that an unknown suspect(s) entered their unlocked vehicle and removed a black diaper bag containing the victim’s wallet, her Illinois driver’s license, two credit cards and cash. The driver’s license was entered into LEADS.

June 25-June 29
Burglary was reported at a restaurant in the 100 block of W. First between the above dates. An employee told police that that an unknown pry tool was used to gain access to his office, where three bottles of alcohol were allegedly taken. Gary Batchelder, 34, of Villa Park, was charged with felony charges of burglary and theft.

Warrant arrest

July 23
Police said an officer responded to the report of a burglar alarm in the 900 block of N. Larch at around 1:39 a.m. Contact was made with a subject, who was cleaning the interior of the building and accidentally activated the alarm. According to police, the officer learned that the subject, Ulysses F. Scott, 37, of Oak Park, had a valid warrant from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. The subject was arrested and transported to the police station. He was processed on the warrant, posted bond and was released.

July 21
Police said Jose J. Ortiz-Hernandez, 32, of Glendale Heights, was found to have a warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Berteau at around 11:54 p.m. He also was charged with driving while license suspended and disobeying a traffic control device.

July 20
Police said Jim Maldonado, 21, of West Chicago, came to the police department at around 10:38 a.m. to turn himself in on a warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office. Upon further investigation, he was found to have another valid warrant out of DuPage County, according to police.

July 19
Police said that subsequent to assisting a motorist near Butterfield and Commonwealth at around 5:30 p.m., Ciro Luna-Osorio, 37, of Villa Park, was found to have an original warrant out of the Villa Park Police Department.

 

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