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

Jan. 14

A victim, who is an emergency room nurse at Elmhurst Hospital, told police at around 4:59 p.m. that a suspect committed battery against her while he was being admitted to the hospital. The suspect was discharged prior to the reporting officer’s arrival. An investigation is pending.

Jan. 9

A victim in the 500 block of W. Grand told police at around 8:09 p.m. that she was beat up by four acquaintances, who took her iPhone 7. Medics arrived and administered first aid; the victim declined to be taken to the hospital.

Criminal damage, criminal defacement, criminal trespass

Jan. 8-Jan. 13

A complainant in the 100 block of W. Fremont told police that they discovered a secured realtor lockbox was broken off and the circuit board was damaged sometime between the above dates. Nothing appeared to be missing in the home.

Domestic battery, domestic incident, disorderly conduct, disturbance

Jan. 13

A reporting officer spoke to a victim near Industrial and Larch who stated at around 9:54 p.m. that a suspect had given her a ride to work using her vehicle. A verbal argument ensued and the suspect stopped the vehicle at the above location. The suspect then reportedly pushed the victim as she was exiting the vehicle, and then drove off. The suspect told the victim her vehicle was left at the Lombard Police Station; however, she later discovered her vehicle was not there. The victim filed a report with the Lombard Police Department regarding the vehicle. The victim wished to sign complaints for domestic battery. The case is pending further investigation.

Jan. 11

Police said officers responded to the 300 block of S. West at around 6:35 p.m. for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, the victim stated that her son’s girlfriend was pounding on her door, screaming, yelling, cursing and threatening her. The suspect stated she was looking for her boyfriend since she couldn’t reach him. The suspect was cited for disorderly conduct and released to her mother.

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

Jan. 15

Michael V. Bosco, 24, of Park Ridge, was charged with DUI and failing to drive on the right side of the roadway near South and Arlington at around 11:18 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a report of a driver passed out behind the wheel, an officer located the vehicle and the suspect, and conducted a traffic stop for failing to drive on the right side of the roadway.

Anita T. Montezuma, 32, of Chicago, was charged with DUI-drugs, endangering the life of a child and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident near North and Illinois at around 9:57 p.m. 

Anita T. Montezuma, 32, of Chicago, was charged with DUI-drugs, endangering the life of a child and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident near North and Illinois at around 9:57 p.m. 

Jan. 12

Christian David Malave, 23, of Rosemont, was charged with DUI near West and St. Charles Rd. at around 5:40 a.m. 

Jan. 11

Tammie N. Steward, 44, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, resisting a police officer and disobeying a traffic control device near York and Butterfield at around 3:35 a.m. 

Jan. 9

Paris Anderson, 38, of Carol Stream, was charged with illegal transportation of alcohol, unlawful transportation of cannabis in a vehicle, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and leaving the scene of a property damage accident near North and Michigan at around 6:11 p.m.

Obstruction 

Jan. 13

Raymond Richardson, 32, of Shorewood, was charged with obstruction of identification, driving while license suspended and improper lighting subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Arthur at around 8:22 p.m. Police said Richardson failed to provide an officer with a valid driver’s license. Richardson was placed under arrest and transported to the police station. A fingerprint inquiry revealed Richardson had provided the officer with a false name and his driver’s license had been suspended, according to police.

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

Jan. 10

Laura James, 27, of Villa Park, was charged with possession of adult-use cannabis in a vehicle, driving while license suspended, no rear registration plate light and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 1:04 a.m. 

Suspicious circumstances

Jan. 14

A complainant in the 100 block of E. North told police at around 8:11 a.m. that an unknown suspect pulled the lattice work off of the rear staircase of her house and placed a bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey under the staircase. The bottle has an anti-theft device attached to it. The bottle was submitted to the property officer for safekeeping.

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

Jan. 15

Forgery and mail fraud were reported at a business in the 800 block of N. Church at around 2:50 p.m. A victim told police numerous checks that had been mailed to them were never received. An unknown suspect(s) had apparently intercepted the checks, altered the names and the amounts, and electronically deposited the checks into an unknown account. Further investigation is pending.

Attempted forgery was reported at a business in the 1000 block of S. York at around 7:10 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect attempted to pass a counterfeit $50 bill. The suspect, described as a black male, between 25 and 30 years old, around six foot, 160 pounds, with short hair and wearing a black jacket and red-hooded sweatshirt, possibly left the scene in an unknown black SUV.

Jan. 14

Carlos J. Olivan, 33, of Elmhurst, was charged with false impersonation of a police officer in the 1-100 block of Elm Creek Drive at around 8:53 a.m. Police said Olivan was taken into custody after impersonating a police officer at the above location. According to police, Olivan wore a badge around his neck, wore an empty holster, and stated he was a police officer.

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of E. Cayuga at around 7:21 a.m. A victim told police she was notified by Best Buy that an unknown suspect used her Best Buy credit card information to purchase three items of merchandise. An investigation is pending.

Jan. 13-Jan. 14

A victim in the 100 block of S. Prospect told police that after leaving the library, she could not find her iPhone. The victim used the Find My iPhone app and it showed the phone’s last location was at an address in Niles. The Niles Police Department was contacted to attempt to locate the phone.

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 600 block of S. Cambridge. A victim told police that on Jan. 13, an unknown suspect(s) entered her unlocked vehicle and removed her garage door opener, but she did not make a report at that time. On Jan. 14, the victim noticed additional items removed from her trunk.

Jan. 3-Jan. 14

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of N. Walnut. A victim told police that she received a letter from her health insurance company showing an unknown suspect used her Social Security number to file an insurance claim sometime between the above dates. The report was filed as a matter of record at this time.

Dec. 31-Jan. 13

Theft of lost or mislaid property was reported at a fitness center. A reporting officer spoke with the victim who stated she noticed her Visa® gift card, library card, and her Illinois driver’s license were missing. The victim believes these items were stolen sometime between the above dates while at the fitness center during her workout. The victim also related she hasn’t seen the cards in approximately two weeks.

Jan. 15

Michael V. Bosco, 24, of Park Ridge, was charged with DUI and failing to drive on the right side of the roadway near South and Arlington at around 11:18 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a report of a driver passed out behind the wheel, an officer located the vehicle and the suspect, and conducted a traffic stop for 

failing to drive on the right side of the roadway.

Jan. 11

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of W. Park at around 4:09 p.m. A victim told police that her ITunes Cloud had been hacked. There have been purchases to her account that she has not authorized. The victim is not out any money. An investigation is pending.

Jan. 8-Jan. 9

Theft was reported at a business in the 1000 block of S. Route 83. Police said a suspect failed to return a skidsteer and trailer after its rental period. The owner of the business later learned the items were being offered for sale on an Internet web site. The owner was able to contact an unidentified male who told him the equipment would be returned on that day. The equipment has not been returned and the items are still listed for sale on the Internet. The items were entered into LEADS/NCIC.

Aug. 2, 2019-Jan. 7

Identity theft was reported in the 400 block of E. Church. A victim told police that an unknown suspect made unauthorized PayPal® withdrawals from her BMO Harris Bank checking account sometime between the above dates. The victim notified the bank.

Jan. 8

Identity theft was reported in the 300 block of W. St. Charles at around 8:05 p.m. A victim told police that he gave his debit card and banking information to a suspect after he was asked if he wanted to make easy money. The victim changed his mind after he heard the suspect talking about “card cracking”. The victim then stated he was threatened by the suspect. An investigation is pending.

Jan. 6

Identity theft was reported in the 200 block of Geneva at around 3:30 p.m. A victim told police that she was notified by Nordstrom of a fraudulent attempted use of her credit card for three purchases at a downtown Chicago store.d The suspect also attempted to change contact information on the account. The purchases were all denied.

Dec. 10-Dec. 16

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of First. Police said an unknown suspect(s) acquired the victim’s banking information and made nine fraudulent purchases on her debit card sometime between the above dates.

July 1, 2019

Identity theft was reported in the 200 block of E. Elmhurst. A victim told police that an unknown suspect opened a Verizon Wireless account using the victim’s personal information. The account shows an address in Jacksonville, Ark. The victim contacted Verizon to report the fraud and have the account canceled.

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