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

Oct. 16

A victim in the 900 block of S. Swain told police at around 8:10 a.m. that a suspect confronted her regarding previous issues and began yelling at her. The suspect reportedly moved aggressively towards the victim and the victim placed her hand on the suspect’s shoulder to put distance between them. Both parties were advised to have no contact with each other in order to avoid future confrontations. Due to conflicting stories, no arrests were made.

Criminal damage

Oct. 13

A victim in the 800 block of Bryan told police at around 5:51 p.m. that an unknown suspect damaged the overhead garage door at her residence. A reporting officer observed a garage door was pushed inward. The damage appeared as if a vehicle drove into the door.

Police said an officer responded to Berens Park at around 7:37 p.m. for a report of youths vandalizing the park district building. Officers arrived to find a group of juveniles fleeing on foot. Officers were able to locate several of the juveniles who were involved the incident, which is under investigation to determine the responsible parties.

Oct. 12

Police said officers responded to a report of kids damaging items in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 9:40 p.m. Upon arrival, an unknown male suspect reportedly slammed a shopping cart into a victim’s parked vehicle. The victim does not wish to pursue charges if the offender is located.

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

Oct. 15

Bastien Dias Da Costa, 39, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI and damaging city property in the 400 block of Parkside at around 12:52 a.m.

Oct. 14

Adam Jankowski, 24, of North Aurora, was charged with DUI and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and the Canadian Railroad at around 3:57 a.m.

Oct. 13

Denise Fields, 35, of Westmont, was charged with DUI, possession of cannabis, speeding and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near Roosevelt and Euclid at around 12:38 a.m.

Katheryn Samuelson, 28, of Northfield, was charged with DUI subsequent to a suspicious vehicle with a flat tire in the 600 block of S. York at around 12:53 a.m.

Oct. 12

Daniel L. Jacobs, 35, of Yorkville, was charged with aggravated DUI-drugs, driving while license revoked, leaving the scene of an accident and improper lane usage subsequent to a hit and run in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 3:57 p.m.

Harassment, threats

Oct. 13-Oct. 14

A victim in the 100 block of S. Prospect told police that she and the suspect had a previous dating relationship. The suspect arrived on campus unannounced and gained access to the residence hall where the victim lives. The suspect attempted to gain entry to the victim’s dorm room, but was unsuccessful. The suspect fled the campus after security was notified. He remained in the area, returned to the residence hall where he gained access, and remained in the bathrooms overnight. He was later seen in the campus parking lot sitting in his vehicle. The suspect then left the area but has since made threatening statements toward the victim. And investigation is pending.

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

controlled substance

Oct. 18

Kathleen Photirath, 25, of Elgin, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and tinted windows subsequent to at traffic stop near Grand and Lake at around 12:54 a.m.

Oct. 17

Sergio Carrera, 19, of Hillside, was issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Emory and Fremont at around 8:13 p.m.

Stephanie Munoz, 23, of Franklin Park, was charged with possession of cannabis, driving while license suspended and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Berteau at around 12:53 a.m.

Oct. 16

Anthony V. Fondren, 22, of Chicago, a passenger in a vehicle, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance subsequent to a traffic stop near North and West at around 12:29 a.m. Police said Fondren was found to be in possession of 11 MDMA pills.

Oct. 15

Cynthia Villagran, 19, of Melrose Park, a passenger in a vehicle, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and North at around 7:18 p.m.

Oct. 14

Emmett McEnroe, 20, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis in the 100 block of N. Berteau at around 1:36 a.m.

Oct. 13

Dominic Gonzalez, 19, of Chicago, a passenger in a vehicle, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to a traffic stop near First and York at around 11:21 p.m.

Oct. 12

Josue Quintana Gonzalez, 19, of Chicago, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid driver’s license and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and North at around 9:47 a.m.

Oct. 11

Police said Elmhurst College security advised they responded to a complaint of an odor of cannabis coming from one of the dormitory rooms. Subsequent to a search of the room, a security officer located a baggie containing cannabis inside a desk drawer, police said. Aaron A. Cannon, 20, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis.

Missing person

Oct. 17

A complainant told police they confronted the victim about not attending school for the past few days. The victim subsequently left the house, did not go to school, and was found to be in Wisconsin. The victim was later taken into protective custody by the Grafton, Wis. Police Department, which advised the complainant.

Suspicious circumstances

Oct. 14

Police said officers responded to a hotel in the 900 block of S. Riverside at around 3:28 p.m. for a suspicious circumstances report. A complainant told police that an unknown suspect described as a black male, approximately 5’10”, 180 pounds with a medium build, a thin moustache, wearing a black shirt, black Reebok sweatpants and a gold necklace with a basketball charm, was harassing the victim by repeatedly asking her on a date while following the victim to her vehicle. The unknown suspect eventually disengaged from the victim and walked back into the hotel.

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

Oct. 17

Theft was reported at a business in the 700 block of Church Road at around 9:35 a.m. Police said Officers responded to the above location for the report of a suspect who had possibly taken mail from the mailbox of the business after attempting to gain entry. The suspect was described as a black male, tall, wearing a blue flannel, black sweatshirt, and blue jeans who was seen leaving the area in a small black Hyundai.

Oct. 16

Identity theft was reported in the 500 block of S. Sunnyside at around 8 a.m. Police said a complainant, who owns a construction company, related he discovered two unauthorized charges on his bank account. The complainant contacted the bank which could not provide any additional information.

Attempted residential burglary was reported in the 500 block of N. Kenilworth at around 9:10 p.m. A victim told police that while lying in bed, she heard an unknown suspect(s) attempt to break into her rear entry door. She observed the exterior glass pane of the rear entry door was shattered, and a window screen was cut, but no entry was made to the home. The suspect had also entered a detached garage; however nothing was missing.

Breaking into a garage was reported in the 400 block of N. Howard at around 11:01 p.m. A victim told police that he found the pedestrian door to his detached garage open and believes he locked it when he left in the morning. Inside the garage, a tool box, several drawers and a cabinet were found open. A saw from the toolbox was located laying on the ground near the house. Nothing else appeared to have been taken.

Sept. 1-Oct. 15

Theft was reported at a fitness center in the 600 block of N. York. A victim told police that an unknown suspect removed U.S. currency from his wallet while it was in a locked locker at L.A. Fitness. The victim suspects he has been missing money from his wallet on several occasions. There were no signs of forced entry to the locker.

Oct. 14

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 7:21 p.m. The store’s loss prevention officer reports that a juvenile suspect removed gym shoes, headphones and sweat pants from the store without paying. The suspect was released into his parent’s care. His bicycle, that his mother did not recognize, was put into evidence. Charges are pending.

Oct. 13

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 3:57 p.m. A victim told police that a suspect described as a black male, about 23 years old, with blond hair, a light brown complexion, around 5’7”, 140 pounds, wearing a gray ski cap, a gray hoodie and black pants, entered the store, browsed through the display phones, then pulled an i-Phone from the display cord. The suspect fled on foot across St. Charles Road. Attempts to locate the phone and suspect were unsuccessful.

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 7:32 p.m. The store’s loss prevention officer reports that a juvenile suspect removed a belt from the store without paying for the merchandise. The juvenile was cited for theft; then released at the scene to a family member.

Oct. 12-Oct. 13

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 600 block of N. Van Auken. A victim told police he noticed the rear door was ajar on his vehicle. He also noticed the passenger side sliding door was also open and multiple items were taken from his van. The victim believes he left the vehicle unlocked overnight. There appeared to be no signs of forced entry on the vehicle.

Oct. 12

Theft was reported in the 600 block of N. York at around 9:21 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) removed his iPhone X from his locker while he was working out. The victim believes he locked the locker and there were no signs of forced entry and nothing else was disturbed.

Oct. 9-Oct. 12

Identity theft was reported in the 800 block of S. Fairfield. A victim told police that she was in Las Vegas on Sept. 30 where someone entered her hotel room without permission and took her wallet. The victim then cancelled all the cards that were in the wallet. The incident was reported to Las Vegas Police but the victim related when she returned home she found unauthorized deposits and withdrawals in her bank accounts.

Oct. 11

Robert Johnson, 32, of Detroit, was charged with forgery and unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 10:40 a.m. Police said Officers responded to a bank in the above location for a possible fraud in-progress. Johnson was found to be attempting to sell a re-tagged stolen Jeep, according to police.

Warrant arrest

 

Oct. 16

Police said that subsequent to an investigation in the 800 block of N. Willow at around 10:54 p.m., officers made contact with Nicholas J. Bender, 25, of Elmhurst, and learned that he had a valid warrant from the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office.

Oct. 13

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and Frontage at around 5;03 a.m., Anthony Rhodes, 44, of Glen Ellyn, had an active warrant. He also was charged with driving while license suspended, one headlight and no insurance.

 

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