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.

Criminal damage to

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

Jan. 27

Carl M. Curtice, 58, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, two counts of improper lane usage, disobeying a traffic control device and failure to signal subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Villa at around 1:24 a.m.

Anthony Gobertz, 40, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI and no insurance subsequent to a traffic crash in the 100 block of N. York at around 4:09 p.m.

Samantha Horak, 29, of Addison, was charged with DUI, two counts of damage to government-supported property, resisting a police officer, failure to reduce speed to avoid and accident and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic crash near Lake and Grand at around 2:46 a.m.

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

controlled substance

Jan. 25

Giovanni J. Longoria, 21, of Chicago, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, tinted windows and no insurance while Edgar Blancas-Cruz, 27, of Chicago, a passenger in the vehicle, was cited for possession of cannabis near Lake and York at around 11:51 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop, officers detected a strong odor of burnt cannabis coming from inside of the vehicle and observed cannabis in plain view. A search of the vehicle yielded approximately 18 grams of cannabis, a scale, a grinder, and a THC vape pen, according to police.

Police said at around 8:15 a.m., a juvenile at York High School was a suspect in a theft, and subsequent to a search of his backpack, a metal vape device containing cannabis oil, an empty vape cartridge, a bottle of clear eyes, and two vape chargers were located. The juvenile was issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia, and released to his parents.

Jan. 24

Ramiro Murillo, 27, of Melrose Park, was charged with state charges of possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, failure to signal when required and no insurance, while Freddy Dorado, 22, of Melrose Park, a passenger in the vehicle, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis near Route 83 and Lake at around 9:46 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop, a reporting officer smelled an odor of cannabis coming from inside of the vehicle. A vehicle search was conducted and approximately 19 grams of cannabis, 3 grams of cannabis oil and a digital scale were located, according to police.

Joel A. Sierra, 19, of Franklin Park, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis and no seat belt subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and Route 83 at around 4:04 p.m.

Jerome Spann, 33, of Darien, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended, expired registration and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 8:37 a.m.

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

Jan. 27

Police said officers responded for a burglar alarm call in the 600 block of W. North at around 6:45 a.m. The unnamed suspect, an employee, told police he accidentally set off the alarm and was waiting for a call back from his general manager. When asked for identification, the suspect allegedly provided the officer with a fictitious ID card. The suspect was transported to the police department where his identity was confirmed and he was subsequently released. The fictitious ID card was placed into evidence for destruction.

Jan. 26

Baljit K. Jhiout, 28, of Addison, was charged with retail theft at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 6:22 p.m. Police said Jhiout admitted to stealing $430 worth of jewelry.

Jan. 25-Jan. 26

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 400 block of W. Lake. According to police, while on routine patrol at a hotel, a reporting officer observed several items on the ground in the parking lot. The items located were a backpack, cloth zippered bags and a tote bag. It was later determined the victim’s Dodge Ram, which was parked at the Spring Hill Suites, had been burglarized. The victim subsequently came to the police department to pick up his son’s backpack.

Jan. 22-Jan. 26

Identity theft and forgery were reported in the 900 block of S. Kent. A victim told police that she received an email from her bank stating an unknown suspect(s) attempted to cash a check from her account. The check was declined due to insufficient funds. Upon further investigation, the victim discovered a check had been cashed.

Jan. 24

A reporting officer responded to the 400 block of S. Cottage Hill at around 5:17 p.m. for an identity theft report. A complainant told police after conducting a background check, the suspect’s name came up on the victim’s Social Security number. The victim was advised to have his credit flagged and to notify the Social Security Office.

Jan. 23

Identity theft was reported in the 400 block of Hampshire at around 10:45 a.m. A victim told police that he received a voicemail message from the Bank of America fraud department regarding a credit card application obtained using his information. The victim later discovered a second application had been fraudulently submitted with Capital One. Neither application was approved and the victim has flagged his credit.

Warrant arrest

Jan. 26

Police said officers and medics responded to a report of a person down on the sidewalk in the 100 block of E. Schiller at around 10:44 a.m. An officer made contact with Frank Lopez, 25, of Elmhurst. It was learned that Lopez had an active warrant from the Cook County Sheriffs Office, according to police.

Jan. 24

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and Riverside Drive at around 7:45 p.m., Lamar R. Simmons Jr., 24, of Bolingbrook, was found to have two warrants. He was issued citations for possession of cannabis, driving while license suspended, speeding, suspended registration and no insurance.

 

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