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. 25

Police said officers and medics responded for the report of a bar fight involving bikers who jumped a subject in the parking lot in the 600 block of W. North at around 12:09 a.m. Upon arrival, officers observed the victim to be bleeding but subsequently refused treatment. The victim told police that the suspects must have mistook him for a rival club member. The victim could not identify the suspects and did not wish to sign complaints.

Criminal damage, criminal defacement, criminal trespass

Jan. 27

A reporting officer spoke to a complainant at a school in the 300 block of E. St. Charles at around 11:53 a.m. who reported an unknown suspect(s) damaged a mailbox located near the front of the school. The lock portion of the mailbox had been punched out.

Domestic battery, domestic incident, disorderly conduct, disturbance

Jan. 25

Police said officers responded to the 600 block of St. Charles at around 8:38 p.m. for the report of a fight in progress. The reporting officer spoke to the victim who stated she had been involved in an argument with the suspect. The argument turned physical when the suspect allegedly began to punch and kick her. The suspect was charged with domestic battery and released to her mother.

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

Jan. 30

Simone Z. Knight, 24, of Westchester, was charged with DUI, unlawful possession of cannabis by the driver, transportation of open alcohol and driving on the wrong side of the roadway near St. Charles and Hagans at around 3:12 a.m. 

Jan. 29

Alan Wasilewski, 25, of Joliet, was charged with DUI in the 300 block of W. Butterfield at around 12:02 a.m. 

Jan. 27

Rachel Javellana, 41, of Chicago, was charged with DUI and possession of adult-use cannabis in the 600 block of York at around 4:22 p.m.

 

Jan. 25

Daniel Wagner, 18, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for consumption of alcohol by a minor, false use of identification and possession of alcohol by a minor; Jon Meyers, 18, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for consumption of alcohol by a minor; a juvenile was issued a citation for possession of alcohol by a minor; and a second juvenile was issued citations for consumption of alcohol by a minor and false use of identification near Swain and Crescent at around 10:35 p.m.

Fleeing-eluding

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle with a stolen license plate and heavily tinted windows near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 9:02 p.m., the suspect accelerated at a high rate of speed, thus eluding the reporting officer. The suspect was described as a black male, around five feet eight, 130 pounds, wearing a green jacket with fur on the hood. 

Harassment, threats 

Jan. 24-Jan. 27

A victim told police that they received unwanted text messages form a suspect between the above dates. Further investigation is pending. 

Jan. 25

A reporting officer spoke to a victim in the 700 block of S. Hawthorne who stated she had broken off a dating relationship with the suspect. The suspect had made multiple attempts to get in touch with the victim and even showed up at her residence. The case is pending investigation.

Jan. 24

A complainant in the 400 block of N. York told police at around 2:37 p.m. that he received a phone call from a claims investigator who stated they received a phone call from an irate customer. No direct threat was made, but based on the caller’s voice, they believe the suspect intended to cause harm. An investigation is pending.

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

Jan. 24

Edbert A. Johnson, 34, of Melrose Park, was charged with possession of adult-use cannabis in a vehicle, failure to secure a child in a child-restraint seat, driving while license suspended and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near York and North at around 12:02 p.m. Police said Johnson also had a valid warrant from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office. 

Police said that subsequent to an investigation of suspicious activity near the boy’s bathroom at York High School, a suspect was found to be in possession of a THC vape cartridge. The contents of the cartridge tested positive for cannabis. The suspect was released at the scene without charges. The suspect’s parent was notified of the incident. The suspect will be referred to the Peer Jury program.

Jan. 23

Joseph Bowman, 63, of Forest Park, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and DUI drugs at a gas station in the 200 block of E. Butterfield at around 6:41 p.m. Police said officers responded to the report of an intoxicated motorist. According to police, Bowman appeared disoriented and was unable to answer officers’ questions. A search of the vehicle yielded foil containing PCP, police said. 

Suspicious circumstances

Jan. 28

A complainant in the 100 block of E. Brush Hill told police at around 6:28 p.m. that an unknown suspect contacted the office and attempted to obtain information on a prescription medication. The complainant believes the

unknown suspect was attempting to obtain a prescription for the controlled substance. An investigation is pending.

Jan 24

A complainant in the 100 block of E. South told police at around 5:24 p.m. that her son received a check in the mail from an insurance company. The check was in the amount of $4,550. The complainant contacted the company that issued the check and they advised the check was fraudulent. 

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

Jan, 29

A victim in the 100 block of Geneva told police than an unknown suspect stole two of her credit cards from a kitchen drawer. The suspect was described as a black female with long braids to the middle of her back, wearing a pink coat, black yoga pants with pink and white stripes, brown boots and a small pink purse. 

Jan. 28

Attempted retail theft was reported at a liquor store in the 600 block of W. St. Charles at around 4:33 p.m. A reporting officer spoke to the complainant who stated an unknown suspect attempted to remove a case of alcohol. When confronted, the suspect put down the case and walked out of the door. The suspect could be seen entering a gray Jeep parked outside, and then fled the scene in an unknown direction. The suspect was described as a black male between five feet 10 and six feet tall, wearing a dark jacket, and dark colored pants. This case is pending investigation.

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 3:15 p.m. A complainant told police that a suspect described as a white male, around 25 years old, with black hair, a black beard and mustache, wearing a large green coat, a black hooded sweatshirt, black shoes, blue jeans and a black beanie-style hat, removed two display Dyson® vacuums and left the store without paying for the merchandise. The unknown suspect entered a black 4-door sedan (possibly a Nissan) and left northbound on Route 83.

Jan. 27

Kalan T. McGee, 26, of Chicago, was charged with felony retail theft at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 2:37 p.m. Police said McGee was found to have manipulated the theft prevention devices on several clothing items. The suspect then concealed the merchandise and exited the store without purchasing the items, according to police.

Jan. 26

A reporting officer spoke with a complainant in the 600 block of W. North who reported her purse had been stolen while she was sitting at a table at the above location. The victim then received notification of fraudulent charges on her cards. The case is pending investigation.

Jan. 25

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 200 block of N. York at around 4:27 p.m. The complainant reported three suspects described as black males in their teens entered the store and forcefully removed an Apple iPhone 11 from the display wall. The suspects then fled in a white Toyota Scion driven by an unknown suspect described as a black female. This case is pending further investigation.

Five incidents of a suspect entering unlocked vehicle were reported. Three of the incidents took place in the 200 block of E. Second, and two incidents occurred in the 100 block of N. Willow. In all the incidents, nothing was reported missing from any of the vehicles.

Burglary to an unlocked vehicle was reported in the 500 block of N. Walnut at around 1:01 p.m. The victim’s security camera recorded an unknown subject exit a dark colored sedan and enter his vehicle. The value of the stolen items is unknown at this time.

Burglary to an unlocked vehicle was reported in the 200 block of W. Kimbell at around 1:09 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect entered her unlocked vehicle and removed a backpack containing her wallet.

Burglary to an unlocked vehicle was reported in the 300 block of N. Larch at around 3:20 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect removed change. 

Jan. 24-Jan. 25

Burglary to an unlocked vehicle was reported in the 100 block of N. Clara. Police said an unknown suspect entered her unlocked vehicle and removed her Apple watch.

Jan. 23

Sheri McCoy, 57, of Villa Park, was charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools, driving while license revoked and no insurance at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 3:13 p.m. Police said McCoy was observed concealing merchandise, removing it from its packaging, and exiting the store without paying for the merchandise. The suspect was taken into custody and was found to be in possession of merchandise and a pair of pliers, according to police.
Residential burglary was reported in the 300 block of Huntington at around 12 noon. A victim told police that a suspect unlawfully entered the residence and removed two pieces of bedroom furniture and a washer/dryer combo. Further investigation is pending.

Jan. 22

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of Avon at around 9:43 a.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect attempted to withdraw $50,000 from her bank account. The suspect provided the bank with fraudulent identification with the victim’s information on it. The bank denied the withdrawal and froze the account. The victim is not at a monetary loss and has since closed the accounts and contacted Equifax to report the fraud.

Theft was reported at York High School at around 2:42 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect stole her wallet from her backpack, which was left unattended in the girl’s locker room. The victim’s driver’s license was entered into LEADS as stolen.

Jan. 13-Jan. 22

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of E. Crescent between the above dates. A victim told police that an unknown suspect used his debit card information to transfer cash from his account to an unknown account. The victim checked his bank account and located multiple small charges for Apple and Netflix.

Jan. 9

Theft was reported at York High School at around 10:10 a.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect removed a pair of AirPods from the victim’s unattended backpack while she was in gym class. An investigation is pending.

Jan. 7

Forgery was reported in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 9:43 a.m. A victim told police that the suspect forged and deposited a Village of Hinckley check at a bank in Elmhurst. 

Nov. 12, 2019

Identity theft was reported in the 300 block of Sunnyside at around 2:57 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect fraudulently redeemed four separate Airline Mile Points with his American Airlines account.

Sept. 27, Oct. 14 2019

Vehicles were reported stolen from a car rental company in the 800 block of N. York. In the Sept. 27 incident, a complainant reported that a suspect rented a white Volkswagen Passat and has failed to return it. The complainant made multiple attempts to contact the suspect, with no results. In the Oct. 14 incident, a complainant reported that a suspect rented a blue Hyundai Elantra and has failed to return it. The complainant made multiple attempts to contact the suspect,

but was met with no results. Both cases are pending investigation. 

Nov. 1, 2018-March 31, 2019

Identity theft was reported between the above dates. A victim told police that he received a letter from a collection agency, attempting to collect payment for an overdue Verizon bill. The victim called Verizon and was advised an account was opened using his name and none of the bills were paid. Verizon instructed the victim to file a police report.

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