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

Dec. 1

 Police said that subsequent to a roadside safety check near York and Industrial at around 1:11 a.m., Juanita R. London, 21, of Summit, was not wearing her seat belt. According to police, while London was being issued the seat belt violation citation, officers observed her strike a victim about the face with a bent aluminum can. As the suspect was being placed into the squad car for transport, she allegedly kicked an officer in the thigh. London also was found to be in possession of metal knuckles, police said. London was charged with two counts of battery and unlawful use of a weapon, and was issued a citation for no seat belt.

Nov. 30

Police said a victim in the 600 block N. York related at around 3:19 p.m. that an unknown suspect damaged the left rear door handle of his car while it was parked in the parking lot. No entry was gained to the vehicle.

Criminal damage to property

Dec. 5

Haley N. Tran, 24, of Bensenville, was charged with criminal damage to property in the 900 block of S. Riverside at around 1:39 p.m.According to police, a victim related that Tran keyed her vehicle and slashed her tires.  

Disorderly conduct

Dec. 2

Jacob A. Marzo, 21, of Lagrange Park, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct-public intoxication in the 200 block of N. Larch at around 1a.m. Police said officers responded to the report of an intoxicated subject who had knocked on a resident’s door. Marzo was found to be unable to care for himself, according to police, and was transported to the police station.

Domestic battery, domestic incident

Dec. 3

A complainant in the 100 block of E. Grantley told police at around 6:46 p.m. that the victim became physically violent toward family members. The victim fled the residence and was located by an officer. Medics transported the victim to the hospital for treatment. No arrests were made.

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

Dec. 5

Scott Cannon, 60, of Elmhurst, was charged with driving under the influence, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper lane usage in the 100 block of S. Prospect at around 11:47 a.m. Police said that subsequent to a traffic crash, Cannon was transported to the hospital where he admitted to taking prescriptions earlier in the day.

Dec. 1

Kaelan H. Anderson, 26, of Bensenville, was charged with DUI,speeding and no insurance license subsequent to a roadside safety check near York and Industrial at around 3:59 a.m.

Sayra M. Mora-Fuentes, 31, of Northlake, was charged with DUI and no valid driver’s license subsequent to a roadside safety check near York and Industrial at around 1:58 a.m.

Gregory Crowell, 34, of Elmwood Park, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, improper lane usage, no headlights when required and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near North and I-294 at around 12:21 a.m.

Nov. 29

Eric Cokley, 23, of Villa Park, was issued citations for transportation of open alcohol, no valid registration and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Fellows and West at around 9:18 p.m.

Harassment, threats

Dec. 3

A complainant in the 600 block of Hillside told police at around 7:41 p.m. that the victim received a Snapchat message from an unknown person demanding inappropriate pictures of the victim.

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

controlled substance

Dec. 5

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Route 83 at around 4:27 p.m., the driver and passenger were found to be in possession of baggies containing suspect heroin residue, a metal spoon with suspect heroin residue, multiple used syringes, tie offs and a “cooker can.” Anthony P. Peck, 55, of Elgin, the driver, and Jacquelyn A. Wickersheim, 26, of Round Lake Beach, the passenger, were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Peck also was charged with no valid registration, improper display of registration and no insurance.

Dec. 4

Police said a juvenile suspect at York High School had the odor of cannabis coming from his person at around 10:59 a.m. He allegedly pulled away from the officer and refused to be searched. The suspect was arrested and found to be in possession of a vape device and a small baggie of cannabis. Possession of cannabis, resisting an officer, and juvenile alternative tobacco charges will be filed

with DuPage County Juvenile Probation.

Dec. 2

Police said officers responded for a complaint of an intoxicated subject harassing patrons in the 100 block of N. York at around 6:06 p.m.According to police, Daryl Brown, 45, of Chicago, was located and was found to have a valid warrant from the Chicago Police Department. Police said Brown was arrested, found to be in possession of a glass smoking pipe, and was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was unable to post bond for the warrant and was transported to the DuPage County Jail.

 Police said officers responded to a complaint of an intoxicated subject in the 100 block of E. Butterfield at around 2:11 p.m. and located Joseph Pascua, 39, of Melrose Park. He was found to be in possession of a used hypodermic needle, according to police, and was found to have an active warrant from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. Pasuca was charged with possession of a hypodermic needle and was unable to post bond for the warrant and transported to the DuPage County Jail.

Dec. 1

Emily Gamboa, 41, of Chicago, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and West at around 12:43 a.m.

Nov. 30

Kevon D. Stewart, 18, of Elmhurst, a passenger in a vehicle,was issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and Church at around 10:38 p.m.

Roberto Santacruz, 23, of Lombard, was charged with possession of cannabis, driving while license suspended, disobeying a traffic control device and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Glade and North at around 4:01 p.m.

Suspicious circumstances

Dec. 2

Police said officers responded to a suspicious odor complaint in the 100 block of Fellows Court at around 5 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found the apartment unsecured and an offensive odor emanating from the apartment unit. Officers were unable to locate the resident, but found the apartment unit to be in an uninhabitable condition. The property management company and Elmhurst Code Enforcement were advised of the living conditions and health risks found inside the apartment.

Dec. 1

Police said officers responded for a delayed report of a person who was possibly in possession of a handgun and alcohol while at the library at around 5:36 p.m. While patrons were in the computer lab, they observed a suspect who appeared to have a handgun and bottle of alcohol in his backpack. Attempts to locate the suspect, who is possibly homeless, are on-going.

Nov. 30

Police said a student at York High School reported at around 2:41 p.m. that while in the boys restroom, he heard sounds from an adjacent stall similar to that of a person operating a pistol. Later, school officials were able to locate the student who was in the next stall and determined the sounds were from a video game the student was playing on his cell

phone. A correspondence was sent to all school parents advising them of the incident.

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

Dec. 5

According to police, a complainant at a restaurant in the 100block of E. Butterfield told police at around 6:04 p.m. that a suspect placed a phone order for food totaling $93.07 and the credit card was declined. The complainant related this has happened several times previously using a similar delivery address; however; the transactions were disputed each time and the proceeds were returned to the bank. There is no dollar loss for this incident.

Dec. 4

Ray A. Mendez, 41, of Burbank, was charged with burglary and two counts of retail theft, while Hasan Tarshan, 22, of Bridgeview, was charged with burglary and retail theft at a store in the 100 block of E. Schiller at around 11:53 p.m. Police said officers responded for the report of a retail theft where a suspect stole over the counter medication and fled the scene on foot. A plastic garbage bag containing over the counter medication was located near where Mendez was apprehended, according to police. Police said Tarshan came into the police department, was arrested and charged.

 Burglary to a vehicle was reported at a business in the 200block of E. Schiller at around 11:32 a.m. A complainant told police that he left his work truck at a job site to go to lunch. Upon his return, he observed a storage compartment on the side of the truck was open and two concrete saws,a generator, and a laser were stolen from the truck. The officer did not see any damage to the storage compartment locks.

A complainant told police at around 2:03 p.m. that after reviewing a victim’s bank statement, several checks that were written and cashed could not be explained. The victim does not recall writing any of the checks in question.

Dec. 3

A complainant at a store in the 600 block of N. York told police at around 1:22 a.m. that four suspects entered the business and allegedly aggressively pulled on cell phones that were secured to the display counter. Police said the suspects damaged the counter and mounts, took Apple iPads and iPhones and fled the scene. On Dec. 5, two suspects—Shaiyon J.Andrews, 18, of Harvey and a juvenile—were located in Harvey.  Each suspect was charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of retail theft. Detectives are continuing their investigation to locate the remaining two suspects. (See story on pg. 1 of this issue of the Independent.)

A complainant at a cigar shop in the 100 block of E. Butterfield told police that Michael Cooper, 29, of Bellwood, allegedly entered the business,displayed a handgun and demanded cash. The complainant gave Cooper cash from the registers and Cooper subsequently fled the scene, according to police.  Police said Cooper was located and arrested. He was charged with aggravated robbery and found to have multiple active warrants. (Full story elsewhere in thisissue.)

Police said officers responded to a burglar alarm at a liquor store in the 100 block of E. Fullerton at around 2:33 a.m. and observed that the front door was smashed out. Security video showed four suspects approach the business, throw a brick through the glass door, enter the business and load bags with cigarettes, alcohol and cash. The suspects fled the scene along the east side of the parking lot to Fullerton Avenue. Three of the suspects were described as being males wearing black sweatshirts and gloves. The fourth suspect was described as a male wearing a red jacket with a yellow hood and gloves. (See story elsewhere in this issue.)

Dec. 1

Shante Dansby, 22, of Elmhurst, was charged with retail theft and violation of bail bond at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around1:33 p.m. Police said Dansby removed a pair of earrings from the store without paying for the merchandise. Dansby fled the scene, according to police, and was located at West and Alexander.

 Theft was reported in the 300 block of W. Lake at around 4:05p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect removed his unsecured iPhone while he participated in activities at a local recreation center. The phone was later tracked to an address in Chicago.

Forgery was reported at a store in the 200 block of S. Route83 at around 9:25 p.m. A complainant told police that a suspect attempted to purchase approximately $10 worth of merchandise with a counterfeit $100 bill.The suspect left the scene. The

counterfeit bill was entered into evidence. The suspect was described as a black female with long, straight black hair with red highlights. A second suspect was described as a black female around 5’3”, 130 pounds wearing a tan/white/red-striped leather jacket, pink pants and tan work boots.

Nov. 29

Theft was reported in the 100 block of Linden. A victim told police that two jade stones are missing from the jewelry box in her bedroom.The victim last saw the items on Oct. 5. The victim had a hired painter who was in her house on Nov. 28 and Nov. 29. The painter was contacted and denied any knowledge of the missing jewelry.

Theft was reported at a store in the 100 block of N. York at around 9:03 p.m. A victim told police that after reviewing surveillance footage, a female suspect was observed entering the fitting room with a backpack and clothing. The suspect was then observed allegedly leaving without two items which they believe she put in her backpack. The female is described as white, approximately16 to 18 years old, 5’2”, 125 pounds, blonde hair, blue eyes, and has rosy cheeks with acne on them.

Oct. 29-Nov. 21

Identity theft was reported in the 700 block of S. Hillside.A victim told police that upon reviewing her bank statement, she observed several unauthorized transactions between the above dates. She is in possession of her debit card and advised her bank.

Nov. 20

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 100 block of W.Second at 4:40 p.m. A store employee reports an unknown female suspect stole a pair of jeans from the store. The suspect took the merchandise into the fitting room and is suspected to have hidden the jeans under her clothing.

Warrant arrest

Dec. 4

Police said Ryan Howard, 32, of Elmhurst, was found to have two valid warrants from the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Glade at around 8:34 a.m. Howard also was issued citations for driving while license suspended, improper display of registration, disobeying a traffic control device and no insurance.

 

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