The Elmhurst Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Persons charged with domestic battery are not named in order to protect the privacy of victims. 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

 

Jan. 15

A victim in the 300 block of N. River Glen told police at around 4:23 p.m. that he and his son were having a verbal argument. The son then got into a car being driven by an unnamed suspect. As the suspect drove from the residence, he allegedly struck the victim with his car and also struck the victim’s parked vehicle, causing injury to the victim and damage to the parked vehicle. Officers located the suspect, who had fled the scene. The suspect told police that he accidentally struck the victim and the parked vehicle while he was fleeing the area. The victim declined medical aid and refused to sign complaints against the suspect.

 

Domestic battery, domestic incident

 

Jan. 13

A complainant in the 100 block of E. Lake told police at around 11:36 a.m. that she and the suspect were involved in a verbal argument. The suspect then allegedly grabbed the complainant’s wrist in an attempt to have her hang up the phone and speak with him. There were no visible signs of injury and the complainant agreed to leave the house for the day. Due to no signs of injury, refusal to sign complaints, and conflicting stories, no arrests were made.

 

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

 

Jan. 16

Typiess Altier, 42, of Lombard, was charged with DUI, damage to city property, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper lane usage in the 200 block of Elm at around 11:16 p.m.

Police said that subsequent to a suspicious auto in the 1000 block of N. York at around 7:41 p.m., Christian Lucey, 20, of Elgin, was found to be urinating at the above location. He was issued a citation for befouling public property. Yovani Escobedo, 22, and Kyle Cuchna, 25, both of Elgin, were in possession of open alcohol inside their vehicle, according to police. They were both issued citations for illegal transportation of open alcohol.

 

Jan. 14

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Madison and Bryan at around 12:43 a.m., the driver, a juvenile, was found to be in violation of curfew. Michael Mancini, 18, of Elmhurst; a second juvenile suspect and a third juvenile suspect were found to be under 21 years of age and to have consumed alcohol. Mancini was issued a citation for consumption of alcohol by a minor. The other two juveniles were issued citations for consumption of

alcohol by a minor and curfew violations. All suspects were released to their respective parent.

 

Jan. 13

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Sturges at around 1:38 a.m., the driver, a juvenile, was found to be in violation of curfew and did not have a valid driver’s license. Police said an officer observed open beer bottles in the vehicle. The juvenile was charged with illegal transportation of alcohol, no valid driver’s license, improper lane usage and a curfew violation. He was subsequently transported home and released to his parent. Daniel Mares, 29, of Chicago, a passenger in the vehicle, consumed alcohol in front of the officer, according to police. He was issued a citation for illegal transportation of alcohol.

Ricardo Vazquez, 21, of Aurora, was charged with DUI, improper lane usage, speeding and disobeying a traffic control device subsequent to a traffic stop near North and York at around 2:15 a.m.

 

Jan. 12

Sonja M. Nelson, 69, of Clarendon Hills, was charged with DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident subsequent to a traffic crash near Butterfield and York at around 12:42 a.m.

Matthew J. Olsen, 41, of Twin Lakes, Wis., was charged with DUI subsequent to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 800 block of Howard at around 12:50 a.m.

 

Harassment, threats

 

Jan. 16

A victim in the 400 block of W. Butterfield told police at around 3:44 p.m. that she had been talking to the suspect via messenger hoping to start a dating relationship. Eventually the victim ended all contact with the suspect. However, after a few months, the suspect began to reach out to the victim once again. The victim stated the suspect then continued to contact the victim via text using an unknown phone number. The victim does not wish to sign complaints, but wishes the suspect stop contacting her. The reporting officer spoke to the suspect and advised he end all contact with the victim.

 

Missing person

 

Jan. 10

A complainant told police that she had not heard from the victim since April of 2018. The complainant stated the victim suffers from bi-polar disorder and had not been taking his medication. The victim was last arrested by Chicago police in May, 2018. The victim drives a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The victim was entered into LEADS.

 

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

controlled substance

 

Jan. 16

Israel Aviles, 18, of Northlake, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to a traffic stop near Grand and Crown at around 11:20 a.m.

Casey Blicharz, 24, of Addison, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and an expired registration subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and Grand at around 9:06 a.m.

Police said a reporting officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near Crown and Diversey at around 8:19 p.m. due to having knowledge an occupant in the vehicle had a valid arrest warrant. Teresa Klein, 27, of Elmhurst, was found to have a warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office. Police said Klein also was in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia. She was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

 

Jan. 14

Nadia Solis, 20, of Bellwood, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and an expired registration subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Prospect at around 11:30 p.m.

 

Jan. 11

Jorge E. Ruiz, 26, of Melrose Park, was issued citations for unlawful possession of cannabis and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to a disabled vehicle near Hagans and Spring at around 12:47 p.m.

 

Jan. 10

A York High School administrator advised a reporting officer at around noon that a juvenile suspect was in possession of several nicotine products in her backpack. According to police, the suspect admitted she planned to sell pods of nicotine product to fellow students. Police said the suspect also had one pod containing THC. The suspect was issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of an alternative nicotine product, and was released at the scene. The suspect’s parent was notified of the incident.

 

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

 

Jan. 16

Identity theft was reported at a business in the 500 block of W. Wrightwood at around noon. A complainant told police that while reviewing the company’s checking account she noticed multiple fraudulent transactions on the account. The complainant contacted Chase Bank which reported all transactions were completed online using the company’s routing and account number.

 

Jan. 15

Police said that subsequent to a motorist assist near Roosevelt and Butterfield at around 8:40 p.m. where a subject was waving at passing motorists, the vehicle was located. The vehicle was found to be reportedly stolen out of Westmont. Officers then located the suspects nearby. According to police, Eduardo Lopez, 26, of Woodridge, who later admitted driving the stolen auto, resisted arrest. He was charged with unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of hypodermic syringes, obstructing/resisting a police officer, obstructing identification and driving while license suspended. Mikaela Snyder, 26, of Darien, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of hypodermic syringes and two counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Theft was reported in the 500 block of Poplar at around 4:44 p.m. A victim told police that she returned home from work and noticed jewelry was missing from her bedroom. There is no evidence of forcible entry into the residence. A reporting officer questioned a suspect who denied any involvement in the theft.

Attempted theft was reported near Second and Addison at around 7:03 p.m. A victim told police that as she was driving a juvenile suspect to his father’s residence, the suspect became angry because she would not give him money for a video game. The victim stopped the car and the suspect reportedly grabbed the victim’s passport from the vehicle and fled the area. The suspect was located by officers. The suspect was released without charges to his father’s custody.

 

Jan. 14

Theft was reported at a business in the 100 block of N. York at around 5:37 p.m. A victim told police that a suspect described as a black male between 17-18 years old, wearing a gray Gap hoodie, gray sweatpants, gray winter hat, one black glove, red shoes and a blue backpack was observed behind the bar. The subject was holding a box of candy and asked if they would like to purchase any. The subject left the business and the victim then noticed the cash register open. An investigation is pending.

 

Jan. 13-Jan. 14

Commercial burglary was reported at a hair salon in the 1000 block of S. York sometime between the above dates. Police said a reporting officer observed the front glass door to the business to be shattered and possibly two pry marks near the middle of the door on each side. The owner and employees stated nothing was missing from the business.

 

Jan. 13

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 100 block of S. Route 83 at around 11:38 a.m. A victim told police she parked her unlocked vehicle behind a business between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. The vehicle was entered by an unknown suspect(s) who removed an iPad from under the driver’s seat.

 

Nov. 22-Jan. 13

Theft was reported at a gas station in the 400 block of N. York. A complainant told police that the driver of a suspect vehicle pumped $36.24 worth of gasoline and left the scene without paying. A search of business records and surveillance video revealed a driver of the same vehicle had stolen $37.21 worth of gasoline on Nov. 22. There was a total loss of $73.45.

 

Jan. 12

Lashunna S. Burnett, 20, of Elmhurst, was charged with possession of a false ID, driving while license suspended and for failing to use headlights when required, subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Lake at around 9:01 p.m. Police said Burnett was found to possess another person’s Illinois State ID.

Identity theft was reported in the 900 block of S. Hawthorne at around 1:47 p.m. A victim told police that he received a bill from Verizon for two phones including two phone lines. The victim related he had never opened an account with Verizon Wireless and that he is a customer of Sprint for his personal cellular service.

Theft was reported in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 8:13 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect stole her wallet while she was shopping at Party City. The victim was not aware of the theft until later in the evening. The wallet contained the victim’s driver’s license, cash and several credit cards. The victim canceled all of her credit cards. Several days later the victim noticed a fraudulent purchase charged to her Chase Bank credit card at Whole Foods in Elmhurst.

 

Jan. 11

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of W. North at around 1:15 p.m. A victim told police that she made a purchase, returned her credit card to her wallet and hung her purse on a chair at her table. She was later notified that two of her credit cards were each used for an unauthorized transaction. She checked her wallet and found two credit cards were missing.

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 900 block of S. York at around 4:55 p.m. A complainant told police that a suspect concealed a bottle of alcohol in the left side of his hip pocket area and left the store without paying for the item. The suspect entered

a grey, Toyota Yaris and fled eastbound Butterfield Road. The total loss is $26.15. The suspect was described as a black male between 25 and 30 years old, with a full beard, a dark complexion, 6’2”, between 150 and 180 pounds, wearing a gray hoodie-style sweatshirt, a black baseball style hat with unknown markings, blue jeans and unknown colored gym shoes.

 

Jan. 10

Identity theft was reported in the 200 block of S. York at around 8:29 a.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect attempted to open unauthorized credit accounts at six different banking institutions using the victim’s personal information. The

victim contacted all the banks to report the fraudulent activity.

Theft was reported in the 100 block of W. Virginia at around 12:05 a.m. A victim told police that her ATM card was stolen from her purse and an unauthorized withdrawal had occurred. She believes the suspect stole the ATM card out of her purse during a visit to her home.

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of S. York at around 11:22 a.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect made an unauthorized charge on her debit card. The purchase was made on-line using the debit card number with the merchandise being shipped to a name and address in Oregon. The victim has her debit card in her possession. The victim contacted the bank and the merchant to report the fraudulent activity.

Identity theft was reported in the 600 block of N. Oaklawn at around 4:57 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect used his personal information and opened an unauthorized credit card account.

 

Jan. 9-Jan. 10

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 700 block of Industrial Drive. Police said an unknown suspect pried open a locked cargo bin of a company owned vehicle and removed several pieces of equipment sometime between the above dates. A security camera recorded three suspects in the lot at around 11:36 p.m. Jan. 9. One of the suspects was described as a man of an unknown race, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and white gym shoes. There is no description of the other two suspects.

Theft and criminal damage to property was reported in the 700 block of Industrial Drive sometime between the above dates. A victim told police that they discovered an unknown suspect had cut the locks off of three storage containers and removed a Stihl chainsaw. The victim will review security video when it becomes available.

 

Jan. 7

Forgery was reported in the 500 block of W. St. Charles at around 5:33 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect went to Chase Bank and used a fraudulent driver’s license, the victim’s Social Security number and forged the victim’s signature in order to withdraw money from the victim’s checking account. The victim has experienced similar incidents occurring at Chase branches in Schaumburg and Bloomingdale.

 

Warrant arrest

 

Jan. 14

Police said Samuel Cleary, 27, of Elmhurst, was taken into custody on two warrants out of DuPage County. According to police, Cleary also was in possession of cannabis oil and drug paraphernalia. He was charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Jan. 10

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Alma and Berkley at around 8:50 a.m., Christopher Diederich, 43, of Elmhurst, was found to have two valid warrants from the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office. Diederich also was charged with driving while license suspended, no insurance and a loud exhaust.

 

 

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