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. 20

A victim in the 200 block of E. Wilson told police at around 9:52 a.m. that he and a suspect became involved in an argument where the suspect made contact of an insulting nature to the victim. The victim declined to pursue battery charges. The suspect was contacted and denied any physical contact occurred.

 

Criminal damage

 

Dec. 23

Police said officers responded to an alarm at a nearby auto dealership in the 400 block of W. Lake at around 3:39 a.m. and found the southeast gate of the Toyota dealership to be smashed outwards. A witness related that a Toyota Highlander hit a parked vehicle then fled the scene. The vehicle was found by officers at the a nearby dealership. Upon arrival, officers found a shattered service bay door and nothing disturbed inside.

 

Dec. 22

A victim in the 500 block of Emory told police at around 11:11 a.m. that two unknown suspects damaged his inflatable snowman decoration. Upon reviewing surveillance video, two teenage suspects can be seen tackling the snowman causing the damage.

 

Domestic battery, domestic incident

 

Dec. 25

A complainant in the 300 block of N. Ridgeland told police at around 9:43 p.m. that following a verbal argument, her husband allegedly struck her and grabbed her arm. No physical injuries were observed.

 

Dec. 23

An 18-year-old Bensenville man was charged with domestic battery, criminal damage to a vehicle and criminal damage to property in the 900 block of N. York at around 12:56 p.m. A victim told police that the suspect had allegedly damaged the victim’s tires. The suspect later returned and allegedly battered the victim and damaged her cell phone.

 

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

 

Dec. 25

Oscar Diaz, 51, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of open alcohol, no valid driver’s license and improper stopping on a roadway subsequent to an officer responding to a report of a driver passed out behind the wheel near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 2:04 a.m.

 

Dec. 24

Nicole D. Singh, 37, of Bloomingdale, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, improper lane usage and no insurance subsequent to officers responding to a traffic crash involving a vehicle and a guard rail near Route 83 and North at around 10:31 a.m.

 

Dec. 23

Eduardo Anaya, 26, of Carpentersville, was charged with DUI, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Northwest at around 12:50 a.m.

John Fowler, 18, of Elmhurst; Michael Hoffman, 18, of Elmhurst; and Christopher Slowinski, 18, of Hillside, all passengers in a vehicle, were each issued citations for consumption of alcohol by a minor subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Willow at around 11:44 p.m.

Henry C. Jahelka, 25, of Burr Ridge, was charged with DUI and improper parking in a roadway subsequent to a call for a suspicious person/vehicle near First and Addison at around 7:01 a.m.

 

Dec. 22

Kayla Nuno, 19, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for consumption of alcohol by a minor in the 400 block of N. Ida at around 11:27 p.m.

Emerson Rodriguez, 38, of Berwyn, was charged with DUI and driving on an unsafe tire near I-290 and St. Charles at around 1:19 a.m.

 

Dec. 21

Syed Akhter, 35, of Lombard, was charged with DUI, speeding and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 1:47 a.m.

Frank Reaber, 54, of Bensenville, was charged with DUI and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near York and I-290 at around 7:17 p.m.

 

Harassment, threats

 

Dec. 22

A victim in the 300 block of Hill told police at around 10:38 p.m. that he is being harassed by a former employee whom he terminated. The suspect left an harassing message for the victim. The suspect was contacted and stated he would no longer contact the victim.

 

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

controlled substance

 

Dec. 23

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Villa at around 10:17 p.m., Jessica Panek, 25, of Westmont, was found to have a valid warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office. According to police, a search of the vehicle yielded a used hypodermic syringe and tin container with heroin residue. Panek was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

 

Dec. 21

Alexander Delbosque, 23, of Rolling Meadows, was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia in the 600 block of W. North at around 4:07 p.m.

A juvenile suspect was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis, while a second juvenile suspect was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia at York High School at around 7:42 a.m.

Juan Godinez, 28, of Chicago, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis and tinted windows subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Route 83 at around 12:48 a.m.

 

Suspicious circumstances

 

Dec. 22

Police said a reporting officer observed a suspicious vehicle in the 500 block of W. Grand at around 2:15 a.m. The vehicle attempted to exit the area via a grassy water detention area; however the vehicle got stuck. Two unknown male black suspects exited and would not comply with several orders. Both suspects fled on foot from the scene.

 

Dec. 20

A victim in the 300 block of W. Lake told police at around 2:52 p.m. that she was followed to her place of employment by her ex-boyfriend, the suspect. The victim allowed the suspect to enter her vehicle to retrieve property. She later located cannabis inside the vehicle which she claims is not hers. The victim believes the suspect placed the cannabis in her vehicle. The suspect will be issued a trespass notice for the property, investigation pending contact with the suspect.

 

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

 

Dec. 22

Melissa Eisenhut, 39, of Glendale Heights, was charged with retail theft at a gas station in the 1000 block of N. York at around 12:33 a.m.

 

Dec. 21

Theft was reported in the 600 block of N. West at around 12:10 p.m. A victim told police that a gaming laptop he ordered from Dell was delivered by FedEx to a wrong address. The correct address was to be in Northlake, not Elmhurst. He notified FedEx, which is investigating the matter.

 

Dec. 20

Attempted theft was reported in the 300 block of E. Madison. A victim came into the station to report he received an email from an unknown source demanding bitcoins or they would release an alleged embarrassing video of

the victim.

Theft was reported in the 600 block of W. North at around 4:14 p.m. A victim came into the police station to report his wallet was stolen from an unsecured locker. The driver’s license was entered into LEADS.

 

Dec. 17

Theft was reported in the 200 block of E. Belden at around 4:07 p.m. A victim told police that his cell phone was either lost or stolen sometime early on the morning of Dec. 16 either before or after he used a taxi cab for transportation from Chicago to his residence. The missing phone was entered into LEADS.

 

Nov. 8-Nov. 10

Forgery was reported in the 200 block of N. Addison. A victim came into the police station to report that an unknown suspect was able to deposit four fraudulent checks into the victim’s checking account and subsequently, withdraw cash from the victim’s account sometime between the above dates.

 

Feb. 1-Aug. 31, 2018

Identity theft was reported in the 700 block of S. Swain. A victim told police that an unauthorized Verizon wireless account was opened in her name using her personal information between the above dates. The victim contacted Verizon, canceled the

account and the bill was waived.

 

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