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 trespass, criminal damage to property

 

Sept. 4

Donald J. Bigham, 62, of Franklin Park, was charged with criminal trespass to real property in the 1000 block of S. York at around 10:31 p.m. Police said a complainant related that a Bigham was inside of the church. Bigham had been warned in the past to not enter the church after hours, according to police.

 

Sept. 2-Sept. 3

A complainant at Elm Creek Drive told police at around 4:22 p.m. that he parked his vehicle in the parking lot, and upon returning to his vehicle, he observed a large scratch along the driver’s side doors. No complaints are to be signed.

 

Aug. 30-Aug. 31

A victim in the 600 block of Hillside told police at around 3:10 p.m. that an unknown suspect damaged his vehicle while it was parked in his driveway overnight. The suspect made a horizontal scratch in the paint finish on the right side of the vehicle.

 

Aug. 29-Aug. 30

A victim in the 200 block of W. Fullerton told police at around 5:06 a.m. that an unknown suspect bent in the gate leading into the parking lot of the business and removed the lock sometime between the above dates. Nothing was disturbed inside the gated area.

 

Disorderly conduct

 

Sept. 3

Police said an employee at a restaurant in the 900 block of S. York reported at around 3:34 p.m. that a suspect had been loitering outside the restaurant. The suspect was reported to have been drinking alcohol and urinating behind the restaurant. The suspect left the area but returned shortly afterward. The suspect was issued a no trespass notice and left the area.

 

Domestic battery, domestic incident

 

Sept. 1

A victim in the 100 block of S. Linden told police at around 6:05 p.m. that the suspect was out of control and screaming at the victim. The suspect reportedly kicked a chair and threw a beverage at the victim, and then kicked a door. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. The reporting officer spoke to the suspect on the phone, and stated her mother is overreacting. The suspect refused to surrender herself. Charges are pending.

 

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

 

Sept. 5

Abram J. Clark, 45, of Syracuse, N.Y., was charged with DUI subsequent to a report of a driver allegedly sleeping behind the wheel and found to be intoxicated near Elmhurst and Haven at around 1:53 a.m.

 

Sept. 4

Emerson A. Morales Ramos, 19, of Bensenville, was charged with DUI, use of unsafe tire, consumption of alcohol by a minor and expired registration subsequent to a traffic stop near Grand and Weigel at around 12:54 a.m.

 

Sept. 3

Police said that subsequent to a routine patrol in the 200 block of W. North at around 5:16 a.m., a reporting officer observed multiple individuals that appeared to be involved in an argument. The reporting officer made contact with the individuals and upon further investigation it was found that a suspect had been operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the police station. The suspect was found to be under the age of 18 and was later turned over to DCFS custody.

 

Sept. 2

Dalaitseren Bat-Erdem, 25, of Addison, was charged with DUI, improper lane usage and no insurance subsequent to the report of a disabled vehicle where the driver allegedly left the scene in the 500 block of W. Lake at around 6 a.m.

Julio Noboa, 38, of Elgin, was charged with DUI, possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and I-290 at around 1:55 a.m.

 

Sept. 1

Jessica DeJesus, 27, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, possession of cannabis and operating a vehicle with a suspended registration subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Berteau at around 3:44 a.m.

Lucio Lopez-Lopez, 40, of Bensenville, was charged with DUI, no valid driver’s license and no insurance subsequent to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked near North End and Adele at around 8:05 a.m.

Eliot Rosario, 48, of Elk Grove Village, was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failure to give aid and information, screeching tires, improper lane usage, crossing a designated median, transportation of open alcohol and no insurance subsequent to a traffic crash near North and Route 83 at around 3:02 p.m. Police said Rosario fled on foot, but was located on River Glen and was found to be under the influence of alcohol.

 

Aug. 29

Oscar Rincon, 51, of Addison, was charged with DUI near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 8:15 p.m.

 

Fleeing, eluding

 

Aug. 31

Police said that subsequent to speed enforcement near North and Berteau at around 8:31 a.m., a reporting officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the offending vehicle. The vehicle reportedly fled at a high rate of speed last seen entering eastbound I-290 from North Avenue. The case is pending investigation.

 

Fugitive from justice

 

Sept. 4

Thad J. Kennedy, 46, of Chicago, was charged with being a fugitive from justice, driving while license suspended and no insurance near Park and Kenmore at around 6:44 p.m. Police said officers received information that the driver, Kennedy, had a valid warrant so they conducted an investigative traffic stop. Kennedy was found to have a suspended driver’s license and had a valid full extradition warrant out of Mississippi, according to police. Police said Delana Charleen Farrow, 44, of Chicago, a passenger in the vehicle, was found to be in possession of several cannabis blunts and a smoking pipe. Farrow was issued a citation for possession of cannabis.

 

Harassment, threats

 

Sept. 4

The manager of a bank in the 300 block of S. Route 83 told police at around 2:20 p.m. that a suspect attempted to cash a check in someone else’s name. When the teller informed the suspect that they could not cash a check in someone else’s name, the suspect allegedly began making threats. The manager wanted the suspect to be issued a no trespass order. The suspect was informed of her trespass notice.

 

Sept. 3

A victim in the 400 block of W. Butterfield told police at around 2:20 p.m. that a suspect was sending her vulgar text messages. The victim stated that the text messages were sent on two occasions. A reporting officer contacted the suspect, whom police said admitted to sending the text messages. She was advised not to have any further contact with the victim or a warrant would be obtained for her arrest.

 

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

controlled substance, possession of alternative nicotine product

 

Sept. 3

Police said that subsequent to a traffic crash in the 600 block of W. Babcock at around 3:14 p.m., an unnamed suspect attempted to flee on foot from the scene. The reporting officer took the suspect into custody. The suspect was found to have a white paper substance in his mouth. The substance tested positive for PCP, according to police. The suspect was charged with possession of a controlled substance, resisting a police officer, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failure to aid or give information, improper overtaking on the left, failure to give aid or information after striking an unattended motor vehicle and no insurance.

 

Aug. 31

David Peguero, 19, of Plainfield, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to police observing a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of W. Diversey at around 5:10 a.m.

 

Aug. 30

Daniel Zepeda, 38, of Bensenville, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and a loud muffler subsequent to a traffic stop near North and I-290 at around 11:58 p.m. Police said Zepeda also was wanted out of the Bensenville Police Department on a warrant.

 

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

 

Sept. 3

Theft was reported at a fitness center in the 600 block of N. York at around 11:27 a.m. A victim told police while exercising, she placed her iPhone X on a workout machine. She later noticed the cell phone was missing. The suspected thief was described as a black female, around 50 years old, weighing around 150 pounds, wearing a purple shirt, black Adidas leggings and a red fanny pack.

 

Aug. 1-Sept. 3

A complainant in the 300 block of W. Butterfield told police at around 2:28 p.m. that a subject is suspected of using the company’s credit card to make unauthorized purchases. The complainant noted six unauthorized purchases. There were also six additional attempts which had been declined by the credit card company.

 

Sept. 2

A victim in the 700 block of N. Indiana told police at around 8:58 a.m. that an unknown suspect, who posed as the victim’s business associate, asked the victim to purchase eBay gift cards. The victim purchased the gift cards and sent the suspect photos of the gift card numbers.

 

Aug. 31

Allison George, 36, of Oak Park, 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 3:44 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a call of a retail theft which had just occurred, George was located at a store in Villa Park with the stolen/recovered merchandise. According to police, Adderall® pills also were located.

 

Aug. 29

Theft was reported in the 500 block of York at around 10:50 a.m. A complainant was at a nail salon when the suspect reportedly came into the business and solicited two brand new iPhone XS in the original boxes. The complainant paid the suspect for the two phones and the suspect left. The complainant tried to turn on the phones and they turned out to be fraudulent. An officer ran the serial numbers through LEADS and they both returned with no results.

Identity theft was reported at a company in the 500 block of W. Wrightwood at around 2:14 p.m. A complainant told police that he mailed a check to one of his vendors. He stated that he checked his bank account several days later to make sure the check was cashed by the vendor. He saw that the check had been made out to someone else.

 

Aug. 28

Attempted theft was reported at the Elmhurst Public Library at around 2:48 p.m. A reporting officer responded to the library for the report of a theft. The complainant stated the suspect had attempted to walk out of the library with five DVDs, all of which had not been checked out. The complainant did not wish to sign complaints; however, the suspect was served with a no trespass notice and released.

 

Aug. 27-Aug. 28

Theft was reported at a store in the 600 block of York between the above dates. The store’s loss prevention officer told police that at around 3:20 p.m. Aug. 27, he viewed on camera a suspect described as a black male wearing checker-colored shirt, a black hat, blue jeans, and white sneakers steal Claritin® Allergy Relief tablets, Nicorette® gum, Nicoderm® Patches, Kroger® Nicotine Gum, and Crest® White Strips.

 

Warrant arrest

 

Sept. 3

Police said that subsequent to a complaint of a disturbance on a Metra train in the 100 block of W. First at around 4:10 p.m., several suspects were detained. According to police, David Reyes, 37, of Bethlehem, Pa., was found to have a valid warrant from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office.

 

More crime news

 

Woman charged with felony robbery after allegedly steals pills

On Aug. 31, Vanessa Ely, 23, of Chicago, was charged with was charged with felony robbery, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and battery at Elmhurst Hospital at around 2:47 p.m. Police said a reporting officer spoke to the complainant who reported that Ely sat in her car in Oakbrook Terrace, then drove her to the hospital where she allegedly grabbed pills and money from her. Ely was later located in an intoxicated state as if she had ingested the pills, according to police.

 

Man fleeing on bicycle found in possession of five bottles of vodka

On Sept. 4, Gregory Fischer, 36, of Huntley, was charged with retail theft and burglary at a store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 5:31 p.m. Police said officers responded to the area in search of a suspect involved in a recent retail theft who fled the scene on a bicycle. According to police, an officer located Fischer, who admitted that he went to the business with the intent to steal alcohol and was found to be in possession of five bottles of vodka.

 

Police charge man found with loaded firearm

Also on Sept. 4, Geo G. Siena, 52, of Addison, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon near North and Highview at around 1:26 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop, Siena was found to have an expired concealed carry license. The suspect had a loaded firearm located in the pouch on the back of the passenger seat, according to police.

 

Visit to friend’s house results in alleged battery

On Sept. 1, two victims in the 300 block of E. Huntington told police at around 4:41 p.m. that they were at a friend’s house when they got into an argument with the suspect. The victims went to their car to leave the area. The suspect also entered the car, according to police. Police said the argument continued and the suspect battered one of the victims. When the second victim intervened, the suspect allegedly threw her to the ground. The incident is pending an ongoing investigation.

 

Teens at York found in possession of vape device

On Aug. 28, police said a York High School employee found Brandon Brenka, 18, of Elmhurst, and a juvenile suspect, in a third-floor bathroom attempting to conceal unknown items. According to police, Brenka was found to be in possession of a vape device and a cartridge containing THC oil. The juvenile suspect was found to be in possession of vape device containing alternative nicotine. Brenka was issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. The juvenile suspect was cited for possession of an alternative nicotine product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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