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

 

March 29

A victim at a store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 told police at around 4:40 p.m. A victim told police that while she was shopping, she was approached by an employee who reportedly placed his hand upon her bicep then touched her hip/buttocks area with his hand. The incident was reviewed on surveillance video and did not appear to be intentional.

 

Child endangerment

 

April 3

Marjorie Fritz, 46, of Elmhurst, was charged with child endangerment in the 200 block of N. Oakland Grove at around 6:30 p.m. Police said officers responded to a well-being check at the above location. Upon arrival, Fritz was located intoxicated with her 6-year-old daughter at home, according to police. The daughter was turned over to the custody of family members. Police said Fritz stated she “drank too much vodka.”

 

Criminal damage

 

April 2

A victim in the 100 block of N. Willow told police at around 7:26 p.m. that an unknown suspect slashed the rear driver’s side tire on his VW Tiguan which was parked at the above location.

A complainant in the 200 block of E. Church told police at around 9:27 p.m. that while driving her son’s friend home, her son exited the vehicle, went back home and kicked in the back door. When the complainant told him she was calling 911, her son fled taking the victim’s vehicle. Further investigation is pending.

 

Disorderly conduct

 

April 2

Laty Swain, 27, of Chicago, was charged with disorderly conduct in the 300 block of W. Lake at around 12:59 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a call for a subject refusing to leave, Swain had caused a disturbance within Superior Ambulance by yelling profanities and threatening to punch employees.

 

March 28

Police said officers responded to a possible vehicle versus a pedestrian hit-and-run in the 600 block of N. York at around 4:52 p.m. The officer learned that the suspect saw his girlfriend sitting in the front seat of another man’s car, and he decided to confront them. The suspect reportedly attempted to open the driver’s side car door, lost his balance, and fell to the ground as the victim fled the scene. An investigation is pending.

 

Domestic battery, domestic incident, disturbance

 

March 31

A 43-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with domestic battery in the 700 block of Willow at around 7:27 p.m. Police said a victim related that her parents were involved in an argument and when she approached them, the suspecct slapped her in the face.

 

March 30-March 31

A 38-year-old Addison man was charged with domestic battery in the 200 block of N. Addison. Police said a reporting officer responded to Elmhurst Hospital for the report of a domestic battery. A victim told police that her boyfriend allegedly pushed her down three times and she had visible marks and bruising on her arms. The reporting officer spoke to the suspect, whom police said admitted to pushing the victim after an argument.

 

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

 

March 31

Luis A. Herrera, 28, of Evanston, was charged with DUI, possession of alcohol in a vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal handicapped parking in the 400 block of N. York at around 2:42 a.m.

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Grand at around 3:45 a.m., a juvenile was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and had a revoked driver’s license. The juvenile was charged with aggravated DUI, DUI, driving while license revoked, consumption of alcohol by a minor and disobeying a traffic control signal. Cristobalino Lopez, 30, of Bensenville, a passenger in the vehicle, was issued a citation for possession of open alcohol in a vehicle.

 

March 30

Rebecca R. Casey, 23, of Lombard, was charged with DUI, possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident subsequent to a traffic crash near Route 83 and North at around 10:34 p.m.

Larry D. Watson, 34, of Hillside, was charged with illegal transportation of alcoholic liquor, possession of cannabis, driving while license suspended and tinted windows subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Ardmore at around 11:27 p.m.

 

March 28

Rosanne Catalanotto, 52, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, two counts of failure to yield to an authorized emergency vehicle, failure to yield at a stop intersection, improper lane usage and an improper right turn in the 100 block of N. Addison at around 7:20 p.m. Police said officers were dispatched for a report of a domestic dispute. A complainant advised that Catalanotto was intoxicated and had just driven away from his residence, according to police. Police said the vehicle was observed making several traffic violations and a traffic stop was conducted.

Vincent Johnson, 48, of Hillside, was charged with DUI and two counts of improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Spring at around 3:40 a.m.

 

Harassment, threats

 

April 2

A victim in the 800 block of S. Mitchell told police at around 6:32 p.m. that his son’s friend’s dad (the suspect) called him and texted him, believing his daughter was with the victim. The suspect reportedly made a threat to the victim. The suspect was contacted and stated he would have no further contact with the victim.

 

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

controlled substance, possession of alternative nicotine product

 

April 3

Rebecca Sharp, 21, of Northlake, was charged with possession of cannabis, while Noel Pinnok, 20, of Maywood, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, tinted windows and improper lighting subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Route 83 at around 1:14 a.m.

 

April 2

Anthony R. Depasquale, 24, of Burbank, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, tinted windows and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Maple at around 9:40 a.m.

Morgan Wiggins, 22, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Berteau at around 9:01 p.m.

 

April 1

Jesus Ramirez, 23, of Lombard, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, driving while license revoked, unlawful use of an electronic device, tinted windows and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Larch at around 10:43 a.m. Police said Ramirez was in possession of heroin.

 

March 31

Jarvin T. Ellis, 20, of Maywood, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis, while a juvenile was issued citations for possession of cannabis and a curfew violation subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Fair at around 12:56 a.m.

Prespa Sherifi, 24, of Elmhurst, was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, driving while license suspended and operating a vehicle while using an electronic communication device subsequent to a traffic stop in the 600 block of N. York at around 10:57 a.m.

March 30

Alexander Oceguera, 34, of Romeoville, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid driver’s license and disobeying a traffic control device, while Nicole M. Kerrigan, 25, of Romeoville, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia subsequent to a traffic stop near N. Palmer and N. York at around 2 p.m.

Nicholas M. Young, 28, of St. Charles, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and tinted windows subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Fair at around 2:15 p.m.

 

Suspicious circumstances

 

April 3

Police said as a complainant drove away from her residence in the 700 block of S. Euclid at around 11:12 a.m., she observed a suspect described as a white male with facial stubble, a blue stocking cap, and blue jacket holding a Slurpee® cup in the middle of the street. When the complainant drove back to her house, she found the cup sitting on the steps of the side entrance to her home. The complaint’s daughter related she saw the unknown male walk through the backyard and hop the fence. The area was searched with no results.

 

April 2

A victim in the 200 block of Illinois told police at around 3:16 p.m. that she has previously been a victim of identity theft, and on the above date, she received two phone calls from an unidentified person in Texas relating they had located a vehicle and it was registered to the victim. The victim was asked a series of questions and was told she would be arrested if she did not cooperate. The victim provided her Social Security number, but no additional information after realizing it may have been a scam.

 

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

 

April 3

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of S. Arlington at around 10:28 a.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) attempted to open a barber shop in Ohio using his personal information. The victim related he did not suffer any financial loss and wanted a matter of record report.

 

April 2

Anthony Amato, 61, of Melrose Park, was charged with retail theft and driving while license revoked, while John Plusa, 40, of Chicago, was charged with two counts of felony retail theft at a store in the 100 block of E. Schiller at around 1:47 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a retail theft, it was learned that Plusa and Amato removed alcohol and other merchandise and fled the scene in a black Mercedes. The suspects were located and placed under arrest.

Jason Devincent, 33, of Batavia, was charged with aggravated robbery while police said January Willars, 37, of Bensenville, was found to have a warrant out of Cook County and was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia at a gas station in the 600 block of W. North at around 3:08 a.m. Police said that upon arrival, the station clerk stated that Devincent, who was wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jogging pants and an orange hat, asked for a carton of cigarettes. Devincent then allegedly told the clerk he had a gun and didn’t want to shoot her. He took a carton of cigarettes and approximately $65 in cash, according to police. Police said Devincent fled west on North Avenue on foot. Subsequent to an investigation, Devincent was located in the company of Willars in Bensenville, according to police.

Julia Elsouso, 18, of Oak Lawn, was charged with retail theft at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 7:37 p.m.

Theft was reported in the 100 block of S. Prospect at around 6:26 p.m. A victim told police that a white and black X-Box video game controller was stolen from her dorm room at Elmhurst College on the above date. The victim’s roommate related two acquaintances may have taken the controller. The victim’s roommate confronted the subjects, who admitted to taking the controllers and returned one of them but refused to return the second.

 

Jan. 7-March 31

Theft was reported in the 600 block of W. Third. A victim told police that a suspect has been using an online banking feature to remove money from her checking account without her permission. An investigation is pending.

 

March 29-March 30

Theft by deception was reported in the 200 block of E. Butterfield between the above dates. A victim told police she uses an online service to maintain her home computer. The victim was contacted by a suspect purporting to work for that service. The suspect advised the victim that he had frozen her bank accounts due to an overpayment and demanded the victim send cash to an address in Houston. The victim sent cash to the address provided. The victim later realized she had been victimized and closed her bank accounts.

 

March 29

Theft was reported in the 300 block of S. West at around 2:30 p.m. A victim told police that he left his house for several hours and upon his return he noticed two birthday cards which contained cash were missing. The victim believed his maid took it. The reporting officer spoke with the maid who denied taking the money.

 

March 24

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 4:22 p.m. Police said that a store manager, while reviewing video surveillance, observed the suspects from a retail theft investigation on March 21 had committed another retail theft on the above date. The suspects reportedly took food items without paying for them. An investigation is pending.

 

March 23

Theft was reported in the 100 block of W. Virginia at around 8:24 p.m. Police said the victim was notified by Amazon of the delivery of his purchase to his residence. The victim related he did not receive the package and has notified Amazon.

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 100 block of E. Butterfield at around 3:04 p.m. The complainant reports upon reviewing surveillance video on the above date that he observed a suspect described as a white male, around 50 years old, 5’10”, 160 pounds with a brown beard, a Blackhawks cap, wearing a grey jacket, blue jeans and grey New Balance shoes, removing an ashtray lid from a container and leaving the store without paying for the item. The suspect returned to the store on March 29 and attempted to make a purchase. The complainant confronted the suspect about the previous theft and the suspect left the store. A second suspect in the case was described as a white female, around 45 years old, 5’6”, 140 pounds with long blonde hair, wearing blue jeans, a blue jacket and white gym shoes.

 

Warrant arrest

 

April 2

Police said Mark V. Remlinger, 52, of Bensenville, was found to have an active warrant near Michigan and Frontage at around 11:03 a.m.

 

March 30

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Sturges at around 8:17 p.m., Abdul Al Amin, 41, of Villa Park, was found to have a valid warrant from the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office. He also was charged with no insurance and operating a vehicle with no rear bumper.

 

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