Burglary

Aug. 14

Attempted commercial burglary was reported on the 1000 block of So. Route 83 at about 11:30 p.m. According to the police report, a complainant related he observed the metal strapping for the chain link fence had been cut but entry was not gained into the yard. Upon reviewing the security footage, a black male in his late 20s wearing a dark color t-shirt and red pants with white striping down the side, was observed looking into the front glass doors. A black Jeep Cherokee was seen exiting the area, a short time later.

Aug. 15

Burglary to a motor vehicle was reported on the 500 block of W. Grand, where unknown suspect(s) reportedly removed an iPod and GPS from a victim’s van. The victim believes his vehicle was locked at the time.

Aug. 16

Attempted burglary to a motor vehicle was reported on the 500 block of So. Prospect Ave. According to the police report, at approximately 3:25 p.m., a victim was woken to the sound of his car alarm. He went out to check the car but did not observe anything out of the ordinary. When he awoke in the morning he noticed damage to the driver’s side door. No entry was gained.

Aug. 17

Burglary to a motor vehicle was reported on the 100 block of So. Fairfield at about 12:20 p.m. According to the police report, subsequent to neighborhood interviews, a victim stated their unlocked Chrysler Sebring was parked in their driveway and the center console contents were rifled through. The vehicle’s keys, which the owner left under the floor mat, were found in the adjacent neighbor’s front yard. Nothing else appeared to be missing from the vehicle.

Aug. 18

Burglary to a motor vehicle was reported on the 100 block of So. Fairfield at about 12:15 p.m. According to the police report, a victim stated that unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked Buick Enclave, which was parked on the street in front of his home. The contents of the center console were rifled through, but nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicle.

Attempted burglary to a motor vehicle was reported on the 300 block of W. Alexander Blvd. at about 8 a.m. According to the police report, a victim stated that unknown person(s) apparently entered his unlocked Toyota Highlander and Subaru Crosstrek while they were parked in his driveway. Nothing appeared to be missing from either of the vehicles.

Burglary to a motor vehicle was reported on the 100 block of So. Fairfield at about 11:30 a.m. According to the police report, the victim stated that an unknown suspect(s) entered her unlocked Chevrolet S10 pickup and Chevrolet Suburban. The suspect(s) rifled through the contents of the center console and glove boxes. No items were missing from the vehicles.

Aug. 20

Burglary was reported at a business on the 600 block of W. North Ave. at about 5:15 a.m. According to the police report, officers responded to an alarm call at the business and upon arrival, discovered a pane of plexiglas on an overhead garage door had been kicked in. After a search of the interior of the business, it was determined that nothing had been disturbed.

 

Consumption, curfew

Aug. 21

Five juveniles were arrested near North & Melrose at about 11:45 p.m. According to the police report, subsequent to a seat belt enforcement zone, the juvenile offenders were found to be out after curfew. Juvenile #1 was cited with no seat belt, curfew, and consumption of alcohol; Juvenile #2 was cited with no seat belt and curfew; Juvenile #3 was cited with curfew and consumption of alcohol; Juvenile #4 was cited with curfew, consumption of alcohol, and possession of cannabis; and, Juvenile #5 was cited with no seat belt, consumption of alcohol, and curfew. All were cited on scene and released to a parent.

 

Criminal damage to property or vehicle

Aug. 14

Criminal damage to property was reported at Lake & Grand, at about 10:30 p.m. According to the police report, a victim stated that while driving on Lake Street, a blue Porsche convertible pulled up on the driver’s side of his vehicle. The suspect yelled out and threw something hard at the victim’s vehicle, causing scratches.

Aug. 19

Criminal damage to a vehicle was reported on the 100 block of E. Schiller at about 12 midnight. According to the police report, the victim relates unknown person(s) scratched the rear driver’s side door of her black Cadillac Escalade while it was parked in the Schiller parking garage.

 

Disorderly conduct

Aug. 15

Lance Alexander, 57, of Maywood, was arrested near Orchard & York at about 3:10 p.m. According to the police report, officers responded for a subject down on the ground. The offender was located, found to be intoxicated and he was in possession of alcohol. The offender was charged with disorderly conduct; public intoxication, possession of open alcohol on a public way, and was released.

Jack Jandick, 53, no address given, was arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication after officers found him lying on the ground on the 200 block of So. Rte. 83. Officers found him to be intoxicated and charged him with the above offenses.

Aug. 18

Disorderly conduct and a battery investigation took place on the 300 block of No. York at about 11 a.m. According to the police report, officers responded for the report of a road rage incident. The complainant related the suspect nearly hit his car and, after the subjects exchanged gestures and words, the suspect struck the complainant several times. The suspect denied making any threats and related the complainant approached him as if he wanted to fight. Due to no visible injuries and both parties refusing to sign complaints, no arrests were made.

Aug. 18

Disorderly conduct was reported on the 100 W. Diversey Ave. at about 3:30 p.m. According to the police report, the complainant related that during a meeting, the suspect became upset, was acting aggressive and was asked to leave the facility. The reporting officer advised the suspect to act in a reasonable manner within the facility. The complainant did not wish to pursue charges

 

DUI

Aug. 16

Angel Astudillo, 50, of Chicago, was arrested for aggravated DUI near Walnut & North at about 8:40 p.m. According to the police report, subsequent to a traffic stop for disobeying a traffic control device, the offender was found to be DUI. The offender was charged with Aggravated DUI, DUI, driving while license revoked, disobeying a traffic control signal, improper lane usage, and was taken to DuPage County Jail.

Aug. 18

Daniel Romero, 35, of Addison, was arrested near Walnut & Lake at about 1:45 a.m. According to the police report, subsequent to a roadside safety check, Romero was found to be intoxicated and his driver’s license was revoked. Romero was charged with aggravated DUI, driving while license revoked, endangering the life of a child, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and was transported to the DuPage County Jail.

 

Forgery

Aug. 16

Attempted forgery was reported the McDonalds located on the 100 block of E. Butterfield at about 4:20 p.m. According to the police report, the manager of the McDonalds stated an unknown black male suspect attempted to purchase food using a counterfeit $20 bill. The suspect was given back the counterfeit money. Another customer paid for the suspect’s food and the suspect left the parking lot in a small silver Toyota.

Aug. 20

Forgery was reported at a business on the 600 block of W. Grand Avenue at about 12:15 p.m. According to the police report, the reporting officer spoke to the complainant who stated a check made to a client had been intercepted, altered, and cashed.

Aug. 21

Jason Drones-Akins, 35, of Chicago, was arrested for forgery in the 200 block of W. Grand at about 8:15 p.m. According to the police report, officers responded for the fraud in progress. Upon arrival, Drones-Akins fled out the back door and was subsequently taken into custody several blocks away. Drones-Akins was in possession of a fraudulent social security card, which he was using while attempting to purchase a vehicle. The offender was charged with forgery and transported to DuPage County Jail.

 

Found property

Aug. 17

Found property was reported on the 100 block of First Street at about 5:45 p.m. According to the police report, a resident was cleaning out his deceased father’s home and located a .22 firearm and several boxes of ammunition. He brought the items to the police station to be destroyed. The firearm and ammunition were placed into evidence for destruction.

 

Fraud

Aug. 16

Fraud was reported on the 300 block of W. Lake Street at about 6 p.m. According to the police report, the victim received multiple phone calls from unknown suspects claiming to be US Federal Marshals. They told the victim she had an outstanding warrant and if she did not pay $500, federal agents would go to her home. A person identified as “Officer Alice Peter” instructed the victim to purchase a Google Play Card for $500 and provide the listed Google Play number to Peter over the phone. After the victim did this, she became suspicious and came into the police department. The reporting officer was not able to contact anyone at the phone numbers provided by the victim.

 

Harassment

Aug. 17

Harassment through electronic communication was reported on the 900 block of No. Virginia Lane at about 11:20 a.m. According to the police report, the victim stated that in the past, the suspect continually made contact with her after she told him to stop. The victim blocked his phone number and social media accounts. The victim believes the suspect has been sending her text messages, emails and phone calls from private numbers and accounts. The victim was advised on how to obtain an order of protection.

 

Identify theft

Aug. 13

On the 800 block of So. Bryan at about 3 p.m., a victim reported he was a victim of identify theft. According to the police report, the victim related that he had been notified by his bank that an unknown suspect reportedly withdrew currency from the victim’s joint bank account. The reporting officer provided information on how the victims can protect themselves from identity theft.

 

Injury on City property

Aug. 17

At Prospect & Park at about 9:45 p.m., an injury on City property was reported. According to the police report, an officer observed the victim attempt to jump the curb while riding his bicycle. The victim was unable to make it up the curb and fell to the ground. Medics responded and checked the victim for injuries. The victim’s mother signed a refusal for further treatment.

 

Possession of a controlled substance

Aug. 16

Possession of a controlled substance was reported near Lake & York at about 6:45 p.m. According to the police report, subsequent to a traffic stop for expired registration, an unnamed offender was found to be in possession of a prescription pill bottle with numerous different pills inside. The offender was also in possession of cannabis. The offender was released pending lab results.

Aug. 17

Paul Mandujano, 18, of Oak Brook, and Christopher Gircin, 18, of Westmont, were arrested for possession of cannabis near Roosevelt and Route 83 at about 1:20 a.m. According to the police report, subsequent to a traffic stop for speeding, both offenders were found to be in possession of and cited with possession of cannabis. Gircin was also cited with speeding and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were released on scene.

John Tsiamas, 38, of Bensenville, and Antonios Kapsouris, 43, of Roselle, were arrested near Lake & Walnut at about 11:45 p.m. According to the police report, subsequent to a roadside safety check, Tsiamas was found to be in possession of cannabis, drug paraphernalia, and suspect psilocybin mushrooms. Kapsouris was found to be transporting medical cannabis in an unsecured container. Tsiamas was cited for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kapsouris was cited for possession of medical cannabis outside of an approved container in a motor vehicle. Both offenders were released on scene.

Aug. 18

Yesenia Rodriguez, 22, of Sylmar, Calif., and Fabian De La Torre, 20, of Hanover Park, were arrested near Lake & Waltnut at about 1:15 a.m. According to the police report, subsequent to a roadside safety check, Rodriguez was found to be operating a vehicle with suspended registration and did not have insurance. De La Torre was found to be in possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia. Rodriguez was cited for operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. De La Torre was cited for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both offenders were released on scene.

Lillian M. Rizo-DuBois, 18, of Crystal Lake, was arrested on the 100 block of So. Prospect at about 11:45 p.m. for possession of cannabis and of drug paraphernalia. According to the police report, when an officer responded for a drug complaint, Rizo-DuBois relinquished a glass smoking pipe and a small clear plastic baggie containing cannabis. She was cited and was released on scene.

Aug. 19

Victor Ruiz, 21, of Melrose Park, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia near North & Melrose at about 11:45 p.m. According to the police report, subsequent to a roadside safety check, the reporting officer detected the odor of burnt cannabis coming from inside of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded a cannabis one-hitter smoking pipe. Ruiz and a juvenile were both cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to wear a seatbelt, and were released at the scene.

Aug. 20

The following persons were arrested near Rte. 83 & St. Charles Rd. at about 1 a.m.: Offender #1: Erskine Williams, 23, of Chicago Ridge; Offender #2: a juvenile; Offender #3: Preame J. Robinson, 24, of Alsip; Offender #4: Shaquille N. Bullard, 24, of Chicago; and, Offender #5: Trayvon L Reed, 23, of Oak Lawn. According to the police report, subsequent to a traffic stop for failure to wear seatbelts, the reporting officer detected a strong odor of cannabis coming from inside of the vehicle. Williams and Reed admitted to being in possession of cannabis. The vehicle and its five occupants were searched. Williams was reportedly found to be in possession of cocaine and suspect Alprazolam® and was placed under arrest. Reed was found to be in possession of suspect MDMA/Ecstasy and suspect Alprazolam and was placed under arrest. A juvenile was found to be in possession of tobacco and suspect Promethazine-Codeine® and was placed under arrest. Bullard and Robinson were cited for failure to wear seat belts and were released on scene. Williams and Reed were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, failure to wear a seat belt, and were transported to the DuPage County Jail. The juvenile was released without charges to a parent, pending lab results on the Promethazine-Codeine.

Aug. 22

Donald Bigham, 63, of Franklin Park, was arrested in the 900 block of So. York for possession of alcohol in public at about 12 midnight. According to the police report, officers responded to Bigham, who was intoxicated and drinking alcohol in public. Bigham was taken into custody, charged with possession of liquor in public and released.

Brandon Lee, 25, of Chicago, and Xavier Lofton, 25, of Bellwood, were arrested near North & Melrose for possession of cannabis with intent to deliver at about 2:15 a.m. According to the police report, subsequent to a traffic stop for a passenger (Lee) not wearing a seatbelt, the driver (Lofton) was found to be driving with a suspended license. Officers observed an odor of cannabis coming from the vehicle. Subsequent to a search of the vehicle, cannabis was located. Lee was released on scene with a seat belt citation. Xavier was charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license, expired registration and possession of cannabis. He was released on bond.

 

Retail theft

Aug. 16

Retail theft was reported at the CVS located on the 100 block of W. North Ave. at about 6:20 p.m. According to the police report, the manager of CVS stated that four black female offenders walked into the store for about one minute and walked out of the store without paying for eight boxes of disposable diapers. They got into a black SUV and fled the area. Suspects were described as wearing: Suspect #1: black t-shirt, white stretch pants with black markings with hair pulled into a bun on top; Suspect #2: white t-shirt, dark jeans with shoulder length hair; Suspect #3: black t-shirt with unknown lettering and black stretch pants with shoulder length hair; and, Suspect #4: blue baseball hat, dark blue t-shirt with I heart symbol NY, dark blue shorts with black and white flip flops.

Aug. 17

Retail theft was reported at the Walgreens at 160 No. Palmer Drive, where three unknown suspects were observed at about 7:45 p.m. According to the police report, three black females entered the store, placed an unknown amount of over-the-counter medication into their purses and exited the store without paying for the merchandise. The three suspects described as, Suspect #1: short red hair, black t-shirt, black t-shirt, black pants, dark colored handbag; Suspect #2: short orange colored hair, wearing a blue t-shirt, blue jeans, pink/black handbag; and, Suspect #3: dark brown hair, black tank top, pink sports bra, blue jeans, dark colored handbag.

 

Theft

Aug. 16

Sometime between 8 and 11:35 a.m., theft was reported on the 1200 block of So. York. According to the police report, victims reported that while at work at Elmhurst Hospital, their wallets were taken and they now have unauthorized charges posted on their debit accounts. Both victims had left their purses containing their wallets in an unsecured area. Both employees and patients have access to the room where the theft reportedly occurred.

Aug. 17

Bicycle theft was reported on the 100 block of E. Vallette at about 9:15 p.m. According to the police report, a victim told police he left his unsecured black, 20″ Haro BMX style bicycle at the bike rack. Upon returning to the bike rack, he was unable to locate his bicycle.

Aug. 18

A stolen vehicle was reported on the 100 block of So. Hawthorne at about 10 a.m.   According to the police report, while conducting neighborhood interviews, the reporting officer was approached by a victim who related that his Chevrolet Malibu was missing from his driveway. The victim advised that he parked his unlocked vehicle in his driveway and left the keys in the vehicle. The vehicle was entered into LEADS as stolen.

Aug. 21

A theft investigation is pending, regarding an incident that reportedly took place at a business in the 900 block of So. York at about 10 p.m. According to the police report, officers responded after a suspect was observed running from the store with a large object, putting it in his trunk and fleeing the area. The suspect and vehicle were located. The victim said a pre-assembled fire pit was missing. The fire pit was not located inside the suspect’s vehicle. The investigation continues.

 

Traffic offenses

Aug. 16

Subsequent to a traffic stop for disobeying a traffic control signal, Sandy Navarro-Colon, 39, of Chicago, was found to be driving while license suspended. According to the police report, the offender was taken into custody, charged with driving while license suspended, disobeying a traffic control signal, no insurance, and was released on bond.

Antwaion Edwards, 22, of Northlake, was arrested near York & Crestview at about 12 noon. According to the police report, subsequent to a traffic stop for speeding, the offender was found to be driving while license suspended and was in possession of cannabis. The offender was placed under arrest and charged with driving while license suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, possession of cannabis, speeding, and was released on bond.

Aug. 17

Jonah Wrencher, 59, of Bellwood, was arrested near North & York at about 1:30 a.m. According to the police report, subsequent to a traffic stop for one headlamp and failure to wear a seat belt, Wrencher was placed under arrest for driving while license suspended. He was transported to the police department where he was issued local ordinance citations for driving while license suspended, one headlamp, failure to wear a seat belt, illegal transportation of alcoholic liquor, operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Wrencher was released on bond.

Santa Montoya, 38, of Chicago, was arrested near York & Harbor Terrace at about 10:30 a.m. According to the police report, subsequent to a three-vehicle accident, Montoya was cited for operating an uninsured motor vehicle, no valid driver’s license and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Ana Cruz Montes, 30, of Addison, was arrested near North & Rte. 83 at about 11:15 a.m. According to the police report, subsequent to a motor vehicle accident, Cruz Montes was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Juan P. Ochoa, 38, of Clarksville, Tenn., was arrested near Walnut & Lake at about 11:55 p.m. According to the police report, subsequent to a roadside safety check, the driver was found to have failed to secure his child in a child restraint seat and was also found to have a valid warrant out of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. The offender was taken into custody and transported to the police station, where he was processed and posted the required bond. The offender was cited for failure to secure a child in a child restraint seat and was released.

Aug. 18

Subsequent to a two-vehicle accident, Elio Bon Jr., 42, of Orland Park, was arrested for improper lane usage near St. Charles & Cottage Hill at about 8:45 a.m.

Khadija Mastoor, 27, of Villa Park, was arrested for damage to City property at Parkside and Harrison at about 8:30 p.m. According to the police report, Mastoor’s vehicle struck a City-owned pole and street sign. Subsequent to the crash, Mastoor was found to be driving with a license. Mastoor was arrested and charged with no valid driver’s license and improper lane usage. He was released on bond.

Aug. 19

Joseph B. Melendez, 19, of Norridge, was arrested near North & Melrose at about 1 a.m. According to the police report, subsequent to a traffic stop for speeding, Melendez was found to be in possession of two identical fraudulent IDs. Melendez was taken into custody and was transported to the police station, where he was cited for possession of a fraudulent identification card, speeding, and was released on bond.

Aug. 21

Jose Zunigo-Estrada, 35, of McHenry, was arrested near Rte. 83 & Fay at about 5:45 a.m. According to the police report, subsequent to a traffic stop for speeding, Zunigo-Estrada found to have no valid driver’s license. He was taken into custody and transported to the police station. Zunigo-Estrada was charged with speeding, no valid driver’s license, and was released on bond.

Janice Meakisz, 75, of Melrose Park, was arrested near North & Walnut at about 9 a.m. following an accident with her vehicle involving a school bus. Meikisz was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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