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

March 24

Police said officers observed damage to the emergency lighting units on the west side of the parking deck in the 100 block of Addison at around 8:20 p.m. The damage appears to be accidental and caused by vehicles hitting these low-hanging units when passing under them. Public works was notified.

Criminal trespass

March 26

Cinque Grant, 28, of Wheaton, was charged with criminal trespass to real property in the 100 block of S. York at around 5:57 a.m. Police said officers responded to the above location for the report of an unwanted subject. Officers met with the complainant who led them to the basement where he discovered Grant reportedly sleeping in a corner. Police said Grant had been served with a no trespass notice for the property the previous day.

Domestic battery, domestic incident, disturbance

March 22

Police said a complainant and suspect had been drinking and were involved in an argument in the 100 block of N. Avon at around 9:46 p.m. The complainant told police that the suspect reportedly pushed her, causing her to fall down. No signs of injury were observed. The suspect stated he did not push the complainant and left the house for the evening. Due to conflicting stories and no signs of injury, no arrests were made.

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

March 24

William M. Carillo-Garcia, 21, of Bensenville, was charged with DUI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and no valid driver’s license subsequent to a hit-and-run accident near Grand and County Line at around 7:39 p.m.

March 21

Rosemary Bartley, 76, of Elk Grove Village, was charged with DUI, destruction of city property and driving too fast for conditions near Garden and Babcock at around 3:25 p.m. Police said Bartley was involved in a single-car accident, striking numerous road signs and a guard-rail. It was later determined she was under the influence of alcohol, police said.

Harassment, threats

March 19-March 24

A complainant in the 600 block of S. York advised that they have received harassing and threatening text messages from an unknown number between the above dates.

Obstruction

March 26

Samer Ihmoud, 28, of Chicago, was charged with obstructing a police officer, reckless driving, driving while license suspended, speeding, five counts of failure to signal and no insurance near Roosevelt and Route 83 at around 5:57 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop, Ihmoud fled from the scene at a high rate of speed eastbound on Roosevelt Road. The vehicle was located abandoned at an address in Bellwood. Ihmoud was later located at his place of employment and was taken into custody.

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

controlled substance, possession of alternative nicotine product

March 27

Sean Sajdak, 45, of Lombard, was charged with possession of cannabis with an intent to deliver, possession of medical cannabis in a vehicle not in a container and no insurance in the 500 block of W. Grand at around 6:36 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a drug investigation, Sajdak agreed to sell an amount of cannabis to a reporting officer. Sajdak met with the reporting officer and was allegedly found to be in possession of cannabis.

Xavier R. Haro, 22, of Elmwood Park, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis and driving without headlights; Isaiah A. Acevedo, 21, of Chicago, was issued a citation for a passenger possessing open alcohol, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia; Maximo Renteria, 22, of Chicago, was issued a citation for a passenger possessing open alcohol; and Allissya R. Crespo, 20, of Chicago, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and Walnut at around 2:31 a.m.

March 25

Apostolos G. Manokas, 37, of Niles, was charged with possession of cannabis with an intent to deliver subsequent to a drug investigation in the 500 block of W. Grand at around 10:21 p.m.

March 24

Amanda M. Wloch, 21, of Bolingbrook, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, and no rear registration plate light subsequent to a traffic stop near Industrial and York at around 3:15 a.m.

March 23

Craig R. Rudin, 24, of Elgin, was charged with illegal possession of a hypodermic syringe, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, improper lane usage and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Route 83 at around 11:19 p.m. Police said Rudin admitted to being a heroin user, and a search of the vehicle yielded a spoon with a burnt bottom and a used syringe.

Christopher L. Totten, 37, of Streamwood, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a hypodermic syringe or needle, obstructing justice and resisting a police officer in the 100 block of Palmer at around 6:23 p.m. While on foot patrol, officers detected the odor of burnt cannabis coming from an occupied, parked vehicle, according to police. Police said the seated driver, Totten, attempted to conceal something in his pocket and was instructed to exit the vehicle. Subsequent to exiting the vehicle, Totten allegedly fled on foot and discarded a baggie of cocaine, which was retrieved by officers. Subsequent to a search, cannabis and hypodermic needles were located inside of the offender’s vehicle, according to police.

March 21

Police said that subsequent to a suspicious person/vehicle in the 400 block of S. Rex at around 8:42 a.m., Almedina Kantarevic, 23, of Elgin, and Taylor Booth, 24, of Machesney Park, were found to be in possession of cannabis. Kantarevica was issued a citation for possession of cannabis, while Booth was charged with possession of cannabis and found to be wanted out of Winnebago County on a warrant, according to police.

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

March 27

Mardell Coley, 58, of Chicago, was charged with felony retail theft and unlawful possession of a controlled substance at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 12:02 p.m. Police said Coley was located and found to have stolen merchandise, and also was found to be in possession of heroin and a cut straw.

March 26

Forgery was reported at a pet store in the 600 block of N York at around 1:10 p.m. A complainant told police that a suspect described as a black male, around 20 years old, 6-foot, 120 pounds with a shaved head, a brown coat and dark slacks, attempted to purchase pet food with a $100 bill. The clerk refused to accept the bill. A second suspect, described as a black male, then entered the store and purchased pet food, paying with a $20 bill. The clerk accepted the bill and the suspect left the store. The clerk then examined the $20 bill and discovered it was fraudulent. The clerk observed both suspects fleeing the area southbound on York Road in a black Honda sedan.

March 25

Identity theft was reported in the 400 block of E. May at around 1:31 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect used her personal information to open a fraudulent PayPal account. The victim related no charges have been placed on the account. The victim will have the account terminated.

March 23

Angel Garcia-Lopez, 30, of Bensenville, was charged with retail theft at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 6:43 p.m.

Identity theft was reported at a business in the 4000 block of N. Milwaukee, Chicago, at around 12:39 p.m. A complainant received a phone call from a credit union in Chicago, which related that a suspect was attempting to cash a check from his business. The complainant told police the check the suspect was attempting to cash was fraudulent. The complainant contacted his bank and confirmed that no other fraudulent checks had been cashed.

Theft was reported at a restaurant in the 600 block of W. North at around 9:12 p.m. A victim told police that she unknowingly left her keys on the front counter while dining. Upon returning to her vehicle, she was unable to locate her keys and found the car doors unlocked. Nothing within the vehicle appeared to be missing or disturbed. Video surveillance showed a suspect remove the keys from the counter and exit the restaurant on foot.

March 22

Lance C. Harris, 30, of Chicago, was charged retail theft, resisting/obstructing a police officer and driving while license suspended, while Sankyta Jones, 31, of Chicago, was charged with felony retail theft at a store it the 100 block of W. North at around 10:09 a.m. Police said a reporting officer responded for a retail theft in progress where Jones stole hygiene items and liquor bottles from the store. Harris and Jones allegedly fled the scene eastbound in a blue Toyota Matrix. They were subsequently located and taken into custody.

March 21

Police said at around 10:55 a.m. an employee from a store in the 200 block of E. Butterfield noticed a victim was attempting to ship cash to an address in Florida. The investigating officer learned the victim received a phone call from a male stating he was a lawyer representing the victim’s grandson and the victim needed to ship the cash to an address in Miami, Fla., to help her grandson get out of jail. The officer was able to return the money to the victim before it was shipped.

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 6:47 p.m. Police said a suspect entered the store, placed food product on the bottom of the shopping cart and concealed it with other bags. The suspect was accompanied by a second suspect. The complainant also believes the suspects may have committed additional thefts from the store. An investigation is pending.

Police said a suspect was detained by loss prevention at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 2:14 p.m. for removing clothing items without paying. During the investigation, police said the suspect was found to be in possession of Adderall without a prescription. The suspect was taken into custody and released without charges pending lab results on the controlled substance.

Identity theft was reported in the 200 block of Maison at around 8:19 p.m. A victim told police that that an unknown suspect or suspects hacked into two of her email accounts, two social media websites, and a Venmo account.

Retail theft was reported in the 200 block of Maison at around 8:19 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect or suspects hacked into two of her email accounts, two social media websites and a Venmo account.

Attempted theft was reported at an auto dealership in the 700 block of W. Grand at around 8 p.m. A victim told police that a suspect described as a black male attempted to take wheels and rims from the business. The suspect was confronted and then fled in a dark blue Honda CRV. An investigation is pending.

Identity theft was reported in the 400 block of S. Berkley at around 8:31 p.m. A victim told police that he was contacted by his bank to make him aware of some suspicious charges on his debit card. The victim learned a purchase was made in Oregon and a charge was made in Wisconsin. The victim reported the bank stated other attempts were made to use his debit card in other parts of the country, but

they were unsuccessful. The victim does not know how his debit card number came to be used without his knowledge.

March 20

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 600 block of N. York at around 10:42 a.m. According to police, the complainant, a loss prevention officer with the store related while reviewing security footage, a suspect described as a white male, around 6-foot, 180 pounds, wearing a black coat, blue jeans, dark gym shoes and dark framed glasses, was observed loading bottles of high-end alcohol and other miscellaneous items into a shopping cart and left the store without paying.

Fraud was reported in the 600 block of N. State, Chicago, at around 5:16 a.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect used his debit card number to withdrawal cash from an ATM in Chicago.

Nov. 11, 2018-March 17

Theft was reported in the 100 block of E. Oneida between the above dates. A victim came into the police station to report that an unknown suspect stole an earring, a watch, and a bracelet from their residence.

March 12

Theft was reported at Elm Creek Drive at around 12:31 p.m. A victim was notified by FedEx of the delivery of his Samsung S10 cell phone. The victim related he did not receive the package. FedEx tracking information showed the package was delivered to a nearby address. The victim will report the issue to FedEx.

March 10

Theft was reported in the 800 block of Poplar at around 3:48 p.m. A victim told police that they ordered two computer components via the internet. After the components arrived, the victim noticed the box which was supposed to contain a graphic card was empty.

 

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