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

 

Sept. 18

Cinque Grant, 29, of Bensenville, was charged with battery in the 100 block of W. First at around 4:56 a.m. Officers made contact with Grant who was sleeping inside of the Larch parking deck. An officer woke Grant, who reportedly pushed the officer’s hand.

 

Sept. 12

Emil Amerei, 46, of Chicago, was charged with battery in the 100 block of E. First at around 7:19 p.m. According to police, a victim stated that he provoked Amerei, who punched the victim in the face. The reporting officer observed a contusion on the victim’s left cheek.

 

Criminal trespass, criminal damage to property

 

Sept. 18

A complainant at Elmhurst Hospital told police at around 4:05 p.m. that the suspect was admitted to the hospital and reportedly damaged medical equipment in his room. Charges for criminal damage to property and criminal defacement are pending.

 

Sept. 17

Stephen McConnell, 31, of Rosiclare, Ill., was charged with criminal damage to property and obstructing identification in the 200 block of N. Highland at around 10:24 p.m. Police said officers responded for a criminal damage in progress where a male was reportedly throwing rocks at vehicles. McConnell was located and reportedly had broken the victim’s bedroom window with a rock. Police said McConnell also gave the reporting officer a false name.

 

Sept. 13

Donald Bigham, 62, of Franklin Park, was charged with criminal defacement of property in the 900 block of S. York at around 5:42 p.m. Police said that subsequent to the report of a subject consuming alcohol in public, officers located Bigham, who was in possession of a large can of beer, which was about one-quarter full. According to police, Bigham was uncooperative during the booking process and was placed in a cell.

 

Sept. 12

Police said a complainant in the 200 block of N. Oaklawn found the rear window of the victim’s home had been broken at around 7:55 p.m. According to police, officers located Eric Eichinger, 37, of Elmhurst, who was intoxicated and passed out in a neighboring yard. Eichinger was charged with criminal damage to property, harassment through electronic communications and disorderly conduct.

 

Aug. 8

A victim in the 600 block of S. Mitchell told police at around 4 p.m. that the suspect has been told to stay away from the residence. On the above date, the victim found the suspect inside of her home. The reporting officer made contact with the suspect who admitted to being at the residence and knew that she was not welcome there. The victim did not wish to sign complaints.

 

Disorderly conduct

 

Sept. 17

Daryl Friend, 51, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct/public intoxication in the 100 block of N. York at around 10:55 p.m.

 

Domestic battery, domestic incident

 

Sept. 19

A 39-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with two counts of domestic battery and unlawful restraint in the 600 block of S. York at around 2:17 a.m. Police said one of the suspect’s daughters states that she observed her father push her little sister down to the ground, restrain her in the bedroom and refuse to let her leave. The suspect admitted these actions, according to police.

 

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

 

Sept. 18

Gabriela L. Banda, 33, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, endangering the life of a child, leaving the scene of an accident, resisting a police officer and no insurance subsequent to an alleged hit-and-run accident near Cottage Hill and Arthur at around 7:06 p.m. Police said Banda was found to be intoxicated while transporting her child. Banda allegedly pulled her arms away as the reporting officer attempted to place her into handcuffs.

 

Sept. 17

Zdzislaw Klosowski, 67, of Schiller Park, was charged with DUI and illegal stopping, standing or parking where prohibited near Oak and North at around 2:44 a.m.

 

Sept. 16

January Willars, 37, of Bensenville, was charged with aggravated DUI-drugs, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near Fremont and York at around 8:08 p.m. Police said Willars was found to be in possession of a crack pipe with heroin residue.

 

Sept. 15

Paul Irving, 48, of Hillside, was charged with DUI-drugs and improper lane usage subsequent to a motorist assist near St. Charles and Prospect at around 11:46 p.m. Police said Irving was found to be DUI drugs and admitted to have taken prescription medications.

Santos T. Lopez-Carrillo, 31, of Villa Park, was charged with DUI and driving while license suspended subsequent to a suspicious vehicle in the 600 block of W. Grand at around 11:19 p.m.

Ernesto Plascencia, 29, of Villa Park, was charged with DUI and improper stopping on a roadway subsequent to a well-being check in the 300 block of Walnut at around 7:01 p.m.

 

Sept. 14

Paul W. Gannon, 32, of Chicago, was charged with DUI and failure to signal subsequent to a traffic stop near Eggleston and Spring at around 1:25 a.m.

 

Sept. 13

Joshua J. Dymacek, 32, of Woodridge, was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, injuring city property and no insurance subsequent to a traffic crash near Babcock and Garden at around 1:13 a.m.

Lakisha Honey, 27, of Oak Brook, was charged with DUI, two counts of endangering the life of a child and failure to secure a child in a seat belt subsequent to well-being check in the 500 block of E. Park at around 1:46 p.m. Police said the suspect’s car was found in the driveway with heavy damage to the front of the vehicle. Honey was located inside the house. Police said Honey had visible injuries and was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol.

 

Sept. 12

Police said witnesses observed Peter K. Connor, 20, of Elmhurst, commit several traffic violations, strike a chain-link fence, strike a parked car and leave the scene of the accident near Fairfield and Alexander at around 6:30 p.m. According to police, officers located Connor at his residence and he was found to be DUI-drugs. Police said Connor admitted to snorting heroin while driving. He was charged with DUI-drugs, failure to give information after striking an unattended motor vehicle, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving on the wrong side of the road and improper lane usage.

 

Harassment, threats

 

Sept. 15

A victim in the 300 block of S. Cottage Hill reported to the responding officer at around 10:46 p.m. that she was receiving threatening messages from two suspects. Both parties were contacted and advised to stay away from the victim.

 

Possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a controlled substance

 

Sept. 18

Michael Micaletti, 65, of Elmhurst, was charged with possession of a controlled substance in the 300 block of N. Ridgeland at around 6:48 p.m. Police said Micaletti was found to be in possession of cocaine.

 

Sept. 17

Jerrin L. Glass, 26, of Chicago, was issued citations for driving while license suspended, illegal transportation of open alcohol, possession of cannabis and tinted windows, while Jakari Glass, 22, of Chicago, was cited for possession of cannabis subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Michigan at around 5:58 p.m.

 

Sept. 12

Briana Gamez, 21, of Hillside, was issue citations for possession of cannabis and tinted windows subsequent to a traffic stop near Butterfield and Cedar at around 10:25 a.m.

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

 

Sept. 17

A victim in the 600 block of N. York told police at around 9:17 p.m. that he parked his vehicle in the north parking lot a fitness center. When the victim returned, the vehicle was gone. The vehicle was entered into LEADS as stolen. The vehicle was later found abandoned in Broadview and recovered.

Forgery was reported in the 200 block of N. York at around 2:33 p.m. Police said a complainant was notified by a bank that a fraudulent $100 bill was submitted with the city’s deposit. The bank filed a report with the Secret Service.

 

Sept. 16

Theft was reported in the 200 block of W. Wrightwood at around 4:44 p.m. A victim told police that his prescription medication was taken from his pants pocket while working at the above location. The victim related there were approximately 50 pills in the bottle and stated he has never had another bottle lost or stolen.

 

Sept. 15

Forgery was reported in the 100 block of N. Robert Palmer Drive at around 10:49 a.m. A complainant told police that while inventorying the cash drawers, he discovered five counterfeit $100 bills. The complainant reviewed camera footage and observed a suspect standing at the register paying, described as a black male wearing a baseball hat with a blue sweat suit with white stripes, along with white gym shoes. After the completion of the purchase, the unknown suspect exited the store in an unknown direction.

 

Aug. 30-Sept. 15

Identity theft was reported in the 400 block of N. Oak between the above dates. A complainant told police that he received an envelope containing an Apple® Credit card for which he had not applied. Upon further investigation, the complainant learned the account had been fraudulently opened using his personal information.

 

Sept. 13

Identity theft was reported in the 700 block of Cedar at around 3 p.m. A victim told police that she received a phone call from an unknown suspect who identified himself as one of her credit card issuers. The victim provided the suspect with her credit card number as well as the last four digits of her Social Security number. The victim noticed a charge on her account as well as another account opened at Bank of America. The victim was provided information on how to protect one’s self against identity theft.

Attempted retail theft was reported at a pharmacy in the 100 block of N. Robert Palmer at around 7:58 p.m. A complainant told police that that while stocking shelves, he heard the sound of plastic breaking. The complainant observed the suspect attempting to pry open a locked shelf that contained Crest White Strips. He confronted the suspect who then fled the store. There is no known loss of goods. The suspect was described as a white male, between 30 and 40 years old, with black hair (crew cut), around 5’5”, 200 pounds, with tattoos on the left arm and hand, wearing a bright orange T-shirt and gray sweatpants.

 

Sept. 8-Sept. 9

Identity theft was reported in the 200 block of E. North. A victim told police that while viewing his credit union account information, he discovered multiple fraudulent transactions sometime between the above dates. The victim contacted the credit union, which found the transactions were being completed with the victim’s debit card information; however, they weren’t sure how the information was compromised. The credit union refunded the money to the victim’s account.

 

Sept. 7

Theft of services was reported in the 700 block of N. York at around 1:51 p.m. A complainant told police that his moving company was hired to move the suspect’s items from a storage facility, and the suspect provided an invalid credit card. Numerous attempts have been made to contact the suspect with no results.

 

Sept. 3

Forgery was reported in the 500 block of W. St. Charles at around 12:35 p.m. A victim told police that while checking his bank records, he discovered an unknown suspect had withdrawn cash from his checking account. The victim later learned his cell phone account had also been compromised. An investigation is pending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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