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.

 

Assault, battery

 

Feb. 24

Clara Cleveland-White, 45, of Bolingbrook, was charged with battery at Elmhurst Hospital at around 2:20 a.m. Police said the suspect was at the Elmhurst Hospital emergency department to visit her mother when she forced open the emergency room doors and attempted to push past hospital staff. According to police, the suspect scratched the victim when he attempted to block her.

 

Criminal damage, criminal defacement

 

Feb. 27

Justin B. Kim, 22, of South Elgin, was charged with criminal defacement in the 100 block No. Addison at around 10:26 p.m. Police said while on patrol, an officer observed Kim writing graffiti with a black marker on the east side wall of a building. A check of the area resulted in 20 locations where similar graffiti was observed, according to police.

 

Feb. 23

Police said that while on patrol of Berens Park in the west parking lot at around 10:13 a.m., an officer observed a sign which appeared to have been intentionally damaged. On the south side of the west lot, a wood sign for the Jon Grebin Memorial Soccer Field was broken in half. The sign appears to have been kicked, or that someone ran through it, causing the sign to break in half.

 

Domestic battery, domestic incident

 

Feb. 27

A victim told police at around 3:49 p.m. that she was involved in an argument with an unnamed suspect who allegedly became aggressive, grabbed the victim’s shirt and knocked papers out of her hand. The suspect denied grabbing the victim’s shirt.

 

Feb. 25

A complainant in the 600 block of W. North told police at around 6:58 p.m. that an unnamed suspect allegedly pulled her off her chair by her shirt collar and pushed her, causing her to fall and strike her knee on the ground. The complainant was reportedly highly intoxicated and changed her story several times. Police said the suspect related he arrived to find his wife sitting at a bar highly intoxicated. He nudged her and told her it was time to go home. An investigation is pending witness statements.

 

Dec. 1, 2018-Feb. 22

A victim in the 200 block of N. Oak told police she has been married to the suspect for the past three years, and during this time, he has allegedly physically and mentally abused her. The victim related she has never contacted the police primarily because she was afraid of him. On the above date, she went to the DuPage County Courthouse to start divorce proceedings and to obtain an order of protection against the suspect. She was advised that she needed to make a police report to initiate the order of protection.

 

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

 

Feb. 26

Daniel W. Soto, 30, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, speeding and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Melrose at around 2:38 a.m.

 

Feb. 25

Javier Zurita, 25, of Melrose Park, was charged with aggravated DUI, three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, improper lane usage, failure to signal and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop in the 600 block of W. North at around 8:04 p.m. According to police, a search of the vehicle yielded a glass smoking pipe, cut straws containing cocaine residue, torn plastic baggies containing heroin residue and a plastic baggie containing suspected cannabis. Police said the suspect also had a valid warrant from the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

Feb. 24

Mynor Samayoa Cufuentes, 33, of Villa Park, was charged with DUI, endangering the life of a child and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Myrtle at around 1:19 a.m.

 

Feb. 23

Louis Cerone, 50, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, improper lane usage and failure to signal subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and Lake at around 1:16 a.m.

 

Feb. 22

Teirsa Coulam-Reyes, 22, of Schaumburg, was charged with DUI, speeding and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 12:42 a.m.

 

Harassment, threats

 

Feb. 20

A reporting officer in the 100 block of Industrial Drive spoke to a complainant at around 3:21 p.m. who stated they had discipline issues with an employee and were planning on terminating him the following day. During the conversation, the suspect allegedly stated, “I don’t want anything to happen here like what happened by my house.” Management had deactivated the suspect’s key card and will mail his personal belongings to him. The reporting officer made contact with the suspect, who stated he had made the comment in poor taste and he would never hurt anyone. The business is requesting an extra patrol at its facility.

 

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

controlled substance

 

Feb. 27

Adrian L. Harvey, 25, of Villa Park, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with one headlight and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Roosevelt and Butterfield at around 12:44 a.m.

Alexander Peterson, 18, of Aurora, was issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia and no valid registration subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Route 83 at around 8:33 p.m.

A juvenile at York High School was issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of an alternative nicotine product at around 11:15 a.m. and was released to a parent.

 

Feb. 26

Shawn Harris, 20, of Berkeley, and Trinity Williams, 21, of Hillside, were issued citations for possession of cannabis and no seat belt subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 9:14 p.m.

Juan M. Oronia, 21, of Glendale Heights, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon and tinted windows subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Vallette at around 7:44 p.m.

Samuel Pulli, 23, of Elmhurst, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended, tinted windows and failure to signal when required subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Route 83 at around 5:25 p.m. Police said Pulli also was found to have a failure to appear warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s office.

Franco Rueda, 19, of Melrose Park, a passenger in a vehicle, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Route 83 at around 8:58 p.m.

Keenan D. Thomas, 27, of Berwyn, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to investigating a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of Adelaide at around 9:20 p.m.

 

Feb. 25

Freddie Harding, 25, of North Chicago, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with an intent to deliver, unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and obstructed view-tinted side windows subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 6:42 p.m. Police said officers detected an odor of burnt cannabis coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded cannabis, baggies of heroin, baggies of crack cocaine and multiple Xanax® (Alprazolam) pills.

 

Feb. 23

Anthony Gowdy, 23, of Midlothian, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 12:20 a.m.

 

Feb. 22

Alvaro R. Alfaro, 26, of Worcester, Mass., was charged with possession of cannabis while Freddy Cano-Rivera, 23, of Melrose Park, was charged with possession of cannabis and no seat belt subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Clinton at around 7:54 p.m.

Roberto E. Medina, 22, of Melrose Park, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and no valid registration subsequent to a traffic stop near Poplar and Marion at around 5:54 p.m.

 

Feb. 21

Tayler R. Bennett, 33, of Forest Park, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and driving with one headlight subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Route 83 at around 12:47 a.m.

 

Suspicious circumstances

 

Feb. 25

A victim in the 100 block of E. First told police at around 10:39 a.m. that they received an unsolicited text message which was sexual in nature along with an attached digital image. The victim reported the incident via the online Elmhurst police tip line. A search of the suspect’s phone number shows it is registered to an escort service in Merrillville, Ind.

 

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

 

Feb. 23-Feb. 26

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 300 block of Ridge at around 9:29 a.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect entered the victim’s vehicle and removed a black Eddie Bauer brand computer bag containing piano tuning tools. The victim isn’t sure if the vehicle had been locked up at the time of the burglary.

 

Feb. 25

Josephine Kapp, 18, of Lombard, was charged with retail theft at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 4:56 p.m. Police said a reporting officer met with loss prevention, which stated the suspect concealed $148.58 worth of jewelry, makeup and baby clothes in her purse and jacket pocket.

 

Feb. 24

A victim in the 300 block of S. Poplar told police at around 10:51 a.m. that his neighbor’s security camera recorded three suspects enter his unlocked vehicle as it was parked overnight in his driveway. The contents of the glove box were disturbed. No items were reported missing.

 

Feb. 23-Feb. 24

Two instances of an unknown suspect(s) entering unlocked vehicles were reported between the above dates. In the first incident, an unknown suspect(s) went through the glove box and center console compartment, but no items were reported missing. In the second incident, an unknown suspect(s) went through the glove boxes of two vehicle, but nothing appeared to be missing from either vehicle.

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 400 block of S. Prairie. A victim told police that an unknown suspect entered her unlocked vehicle while it was parked outside her home. The victim stated that she discovered her glove compartment was opened and an insurance card was missing.

 

Feb. 23

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 600 block of N. York at around 12:21 p.m. According to police, a loss prevention officer observed a suspect described as a white male, around 30 years old, 6-foot and 275 pounds, wearing a black winter hat, a blue jacket and red shoes on security video concealing five bottles of Veuve Clicquot champagne inside his jacket and leaving the store without paying for the merchandise, valued at $599.95.

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 2:31 p.m. Loss prevention told police that they were notified by management that an unknown suspect described as a black male around 5’10” with an average build, short black hair, wearing black shoes, khaki pants, a light-colored shirt and a dark-colored jacket stole approximately $600 worth of sweatpants. Surveillance video showed the suspect entered the store close to closing time and carried approximately 20 pairs of sweatpants past the last point of sale.

 

Feb. 22

Cecilia Velazquez-Castro, 33, of Villa Park, was charged with retail theft at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 2:30 p.m. Police said the suspect was observed removing clothing valued at $119.70 from the store without paying for it.

 

Feb. 21

Luke Freeman, 31, of Elmhurst, was charged with retail theft at a store in the 600 block of W. North at around 2:06 p.m. Police said the reporting officer spoke to a complainant who stated that Freeman left the store wearing a black vest and black jacket without paying. Total value of the items was $29.98.

 

Feb. 18

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 1:39 p.m. A reporting officer spoke to a complainant who stated that while conducting an inventory, they noticed a shortage of crab legs. Upon reviewing surveillance video, the complainant discovered an unknown suspect described as a white male had taken frozen crab legs without paying on two separate occasions.

 

Feb. 16

Identity theft was reported at a bank in the 100 block of E. Park at around 1:47 p.m. A victim told police that he discovered fraudulent activity on his checking account and on two credit card accounts. All accounts were closed. There was no loss of any funds.

 

Dec. 31, 2018

Theft by deception was reported at a car dealership in the 300 block of W. Grand. A complainant told police that the suspect completed a credit card application to finance a vehicle, was approved for financing and took possession of the vehicle. It was later learned that the suspect altered financial information to obtain the loan and was denied financing, according to police. The suspect agreed on several occasions to return the vehicle, but has yet to do so.

 

Nov. 24, 2018

A victim in the 100 block of S. Hawthorne told police that he contacted the suspect to repair a broken garage door. The suspect stopped by the residence and gave the victim an invoice for the repair. The suspect stated that a down payment would be required before work could begin. The victim gave the suspect a check which the suspect cashed a couple of days later; however, the suspect has yet to start the repairs. The case is pending investigation.

 

Warrant arrest

 

Feb. 27

Police said Tiffany Jankowski, 35, of Elmhurst, was known to have a warrant from the DuPage County Sheriff’s office and was located at her residence in the 700 block of S. Berkley at around 5:42 p.m.

 

Feb. 23

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near North and I-290 at around 12:16 a.m., Tiburcio Tomas-Garcia, 28, of Northlake, was found to have a warrant out of DuPage County, had a fictitious ID and was in possession of open alcohol. He was charged with felony possession of a fictitious ID and open alcohol.

 

Feb. 21

Police said that Ismael Cabanin, 19, of Schaumburg, was found to have a valid warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s office subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and I-294 at around 6:09 p.m.

 

 

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