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

 

May 1

A victim in the 600 block of W. North told police at around 3:29 p.m. that while working out, the suspect bumped into him and a verbal argument ensued. The victim approached the suspect who subsequently shoved him. The victim approached the suspect a second time and the suspect punched him in the face. The victim was not injured and did not wish to sign complaints.

 

Criminal damage, criminal trespass, criminal defacement

 

April 28

A victim in the 400 block of S. West told police at around 7:25 p.m. that scratch marks had been made on the passenger side of his vehicle. The victim believes these marks were made intentionally while the car was parked in his driveway.

 

April 27-April 28

A victim in the 900 block of S. Hawthorne told police that an unknown suspect(s) damaged the windshield of her vehicle while it was parked in her driveway sometime between the above dates. The reporting officer inspected the damage and determined it was not criminal in nature.

 

April 26

Cinque Grant, 28, of Bensenville, was charged with criminal trespass to property in the 100 block of S. York at around 9:35 p.m.

 

April 11-April 25

A city of Elmhurst employee told police of finding criminal defacement on the pumping station building.

 

Domestic battery, domestic incident, disturbance

 

April 27

A 46-year-old Chicago man was charged with two counts of domestic battery, obstructing identification, interfering with the reporting of a domestic battery and possession of open alcohol in the 400 block of W. Lake at around 11:31 p.m. According to police, the victim stated that the suspect choked her, pushed her against a wall, and attempted to take her phone as she dialed 911.

 

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

 

April 27

Police said subsequent to a roadside safety check near Lake and Walnut at around 1:08 a.m., Dehiana Casilias, 22, of Elgin, was issued a citation for illegal transportation of open alcohol; Ragjae McMullen, 23, of Wood Dale, was issue citations for illegal transportation of open alcohol and possession of cannabis; and Rosana Mercado, 20, of Elgin, was issued citations for illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor and illegal transportation of open alcohol.

Police said that subsequent to a roadside safety check near Lake and Walnut at around 2:29 a.m., David Toney, 28, of Bellwood, was issued a citation for illegal transportation of open alcohol, while Clintece Tillman, 26, of Aurora, was issued citations for illegal transportation of open alcohol, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

April 25

Sebastian Munoz, 20, of Steger, was charged with DUI, consumption of alcohol by a minor, no valid driver’s license, expired registration and no insurance, while Jawan C. Gaines, 21, of Villa Park, was charged with violation of bail bond and resisting arrest subsequent to a traffic stop near Ridgeland and North at around 12:31 a.m. Police said while speaking to Munoz, Gaines fled the scene on foot.

 

Harassment, threats

 

April 29

A victim in the 700 block of Fairview advised at 3:55 p.m. that for several months he has been receiving phone calls from a company soliciting his business. On the above date, he received six calls from the

same solicitor.

A complainant in the 100 block of W. Third told police at around 5:49 p.m. that the suspect called to speak with an employee. When the suspect was advised the employee was not available, the suspect became upset and made threatening statements. The reporting officer advised the suspect that the statements he made alarmed the staff and he was not to go to the business.

 

Liquor law violation

 

April 27

Police said information was received at around 9:10 p.m. that the Sakana Japanese Restaurant was selling alcohol without a City of Elmhurst liquor license. It was verified that the business was selling alcohol without a license, according to police. The information is being forwarded to the Liquor Commission.

 

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

controlled substance, possession of alternative nicotine product

 

May 1

Jose Campos, 20, of Maywood, was issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cannabis and no front registration plate, while Julian Morales-Luna, 27, of Maywood, was issued citations for illegal transportation of alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and Route 83 at around 7:32 p.m.

 

April 29

Anecia Serowski, 20, of Franklin Park, was issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia and no front license plate, while Connie J. Guerrero, 23, of Franklin Park, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to a traffic stop near Grand and York at around 11:31 p.m.

 

April 28

Brigit Holt, 40, of Godfrey, Ill., was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of cannabis (over 100 grams) subsequent to a suspicious auto investigation in the 600 block of W. North at around 4:08 a.m. Police said the suspect was found to be in possession of Xanax®, controlled substance pills and a large amount of various cannabis infused products.

 

April 27

Natalie Brown, 35, of Villa Park, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and no seat belt subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Route 83 at around 2:02 a.m.

Deonte Fentress, 18, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and one tail light subsequent to a traffic stop near North and York at around 11:05 p.m.

Matthew Garza, 29, of Chicago, was charged with felony unlawful possession of a controlled substance subsequent to a roadside safety check near Lake and Walnut at around 1:04 a.m. Police said Garza was found to be in possession of cannabis and Alprazolam pills without a prescription.

Steven Otero-Cabrera, 25, of Cicero, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and expired registration subsequent to a roadside safety check near Lake and Walnut at around 2 a.m.

 

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

 

May 1

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 100 block of S. Route 83 at around 5:45 p.m. A complainant told police that she observed three suspects exit the store with eight large candles and one gift basket. Police said the suspects fled the area northbound on Route 83 in a silver Nissan Muran. One suspect was described as a black male in his late 20s with a thin build and a short afro, having an odor of cannabis. The second suspect was described as a black female in her late 20s, around 5’7” with a medium build and a ponytail. The third suspect was described as a black female in her late 20s.

 

April 30

Maggie El Cadi, 28, of Lombard, was charged with retail theft at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 2:30 p.m. According to police, a complainant related that El Cadi paid for some items, but concealed clothing items and exited past the last point of sale.

David D. Wilson, 33, of Maywood, was charged with burglary and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon at a hotel in the 900 block of S. Riverside at around 11:32 a.m. According to police, a complainant related that Wilson disregarded hotel policy and subsequently forfeited his security deposit. Wilson allegedly stole three lamps from a hotel room and told the hotel staff that he would return the lamps after the hotel returned the security deposit. Police said Wilson returned to the hotel and admitted that he took the lamps. He also was found to be a felon in possession of brass knuckles, police said.

 

April 26-April 30

Forgery was reported at a business in the 900 block of N. Larch sometime between the above dates. A complainant told police that an unknown suspect stole several envelopes of outgoing mail. Several days later, the company was advised by its bank that two of the company’s checks had been forged and cashed.

 

April 26

Identity theft was reported in the 300 block of N. Elm at around 3:45 p.m. A reporting officer spoke to a victim who stated she gave personal information over the phone to an unknown suspect claiming to be with Apple® support.

Identity theft was reported in the 600 block of Comstock at around 2:30 p.m. A victim told police that she discovered two unauthorized purchases made on her credit card. One transaction was for an Airbnb Rental in California and another was for what she believed to be a computer purchase. The victim contacted her bank and reported the fraudulent transactions.

 

April 25-April 26

Identity theft was reported in the 500 block of W. Armitage. A victim told police that an unknown suspect made two unauthorized purchases on her credit card sometime between the above dates. The victim has the physical card in her possession. The victim contacted bank to report the fraud.

 

April 25

Jeremy Redmond, 21, of Bellwood, was issued a no trespass order prohibiting him from returning to a store in the 100 block of E. Butterfield and also issued a citation for driving while license suspended at around 5:59 p.m. Police said an employee at the store, a cigar store, told police that Redmond allegedly stole a cigarette snuffer. Police said Redmond left the store driving a grey Nissan. The reporting officer located Redmond at his residence, and Redmond admitted to the theft, according to police. Police said Redmond returned the alleged stolen merchandise.

Identity theft was reported in the 900 block of N. Virginia Lane at around 7:19 a.m. A victim told police that he erroneously provided personal information in response to a fraudulent email. The victim did not provide any credit card information and there is

no financial loss at this time. Police said a victim in the 400 block of S. Holly at around 2:18 p.m. contacted his financial institutions to activate fraud alerts on his accounts. A reporting officer spoke to the victim who stated a package had been taken from his front porch. The victim stated while reviewing home security footage, he observed a man holding a package approach the front porch. The man scanned the package and then returned to his vehicle with the package still in hand. The victim

reported the incident to Amazon, which stated it will conduct an internal investigation.

 

April 20-April 25

Identity theft was reported in the 200 block of Highview. A victim told police that an unknown suspect gained access to her Credit Union account between the above dates and was able to make a withdrawal from a bank in Milwaukee. The victim closed the account and notified the credit union.

 

April 23

Identity theft was reported in the 500 block of W. St. Charles at around 9:54 a.m. Police said a reporting officer spoke to the complainant who stated an unknown suspect had stolen her wallet while she was in Chicago. She reported the incident to the Chicago Police Department. Her wallet contained her credit card and driver’s license, which were later used by an unknown subject in an attempt to withdraw money from her account at a bank in Elmhurst.

 

Feb. 26

Theft was reported in the 100 block of E. Schiller at around 2:45 p.m. Police said a reporting officer spoke to the victim who stated she placed her purse in a shopping cart. When she went to pay for her merchandise, an unknown suspect stole her purse from the shopping cart.

 

Feb. 21

A complainant in the 300 block of W. Grand came into the police station at around 12:32 p.m. and reported that the suspects fraudulently forged a vehicle loan using the victim’s personal information and signature. An investigation is pending.

 

Warrant arrest

 

May 1

Police said Frank Lopez, 25, of Elmhurst, was arrested on a warrant and also was found to be in possession of cocaine subsequent to a warrant service for the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office in the 100 block of N. Hampshire at around 7:03 p.m. He also was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

 

April 30

Police said Piespa Sherifi, 24, of Elmhurst, was found to have an active warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office subsequent to a traffic stop in the 900 block of N. York at around 5:58 p.m. Sherifi also was issued citations for tinted windows and no seat belt.

 

April 29

Police said that subsequent to a dispatch for a verbal domestic in the 500 block of W. Grand at around 3:18 a.m., the victim refused to speak with officers. The suspect involved, DiQuoine Wells, 25, of Elmhurst, was later located, according to police. Police said Wells provided a false name and resisted officers. It was later learned Wells had a valid warrant out of Wisconsin, according to police. Wells was charged with being a fugitive from justice, resisting a police officer and obstruction of identification.

April 27

Police said Mark C. Dickey Jr., 33, of Elmhurst, who was wanted out of DuPage and Cook counties, was located and taken into custody subsequent to a traffic stop in the 100 block of Bonnie Brae at around 8:31 p.m. Dickey Jr. also was charged with driving while license suspended.

 

April 26

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Highland at around 7:59 p.m., Rosario Latsonas, 23, of Westmont, was found to have a valid warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office. He also was charged with tinted windows.

 

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