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 

Feb. 24

Eddie W. Cabrera, 43, of Chicago, was issued citations for damage to city property and failure to give information to the owner after reportedly striking property.

Feb. 23

Darrius R. Jones, 34, of Glendale Heights, was charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle in the 400 block of Howard at around 4:42 a.m. Police said officers responded to the above location the report of a suspect inside a victim’s vehicle. According to police, officers arrived on scene and located the intoxicated suspect, Jones, in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

Domestic battery, domestic incident, disorderly conduct, disturbance

Feb. 22

A 20-year-old Elmhurst woman was charged with domestic battery and resisting a police officer in the 100 block of S. Linden at around 10:02 p.m. Police said a reporting officer spoke with the victim who stated an argument turned physical when the suspect placed her hands around the victim’s throat. While placing the suspect under arrest, she began to pull her arms away and resist officers, according to police.

Feb. 20

A 39-year-old Elmhurst woman was charged with criminal damage to property and two counts of domestic battery in the 400 block of N. Oak at around 7:50 p.m. Police said a reporting officer met with the victim who stated the suspect entered the residence and charged at her, throwing items at her, and striking her multiple times with a closed fist. 

Police said officers responded for the report of a domestic at around 10:29 a.m. A complainant stated she had been involved in a physical altercation with her granddaughter. The complainant did not suffer any injuries and the victim was transported to Elmhurst Hospital for an evaluation.

Feb. 18

A reporting officer was contacted by the victim’s parents in the 300 block of St. Charles at around 2:10 p.m. who stated the suspect reportedly struck the victim numerous times in the face with her shoulder area. The DuPage County Juvenile Probation Department has been notified.

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

Feb. 24

Brian A. Braden, 45, of Villa Park, was charged with DUI and improper lane usage subsequent to a report of a vehicle stuck on the median near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 11:50 p.m.

Anibal David Lopez, 21, of Bensenville, was charged with DUI, transportation of open alcohol, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, operating a vehicle while using an electronic communication device, no valid driver’s license, improper lane usage and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and Lake at around 9:59 p.m.

Feb. 23

Elijah T. Norwood, 49, of Chicago, was charged with three counts of aggravated DUI-drugs, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, no valid driver’s license and no insurance, while Tessas Hegwood, 52, of Chicago, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance subsequent to a traffic crash near York and South at around 1:57 p.m. Police said a search of the vehicle yielded a baggie containing heroin residue and a bottle of methadone.

Feb. 22

Julio Ortega, 31, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, driving left of center, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, possession of open alcohol in a vehicle and damage to city property in the 400 block of W. Third at around 3:05 a.m. 

Fleeing, eluding

Feb. 22

A reporting officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on an offending vehicle near I-290 and Lake at around 1:09 a.m. when it fled at a high rate of speed. This case is pending investigation.

Harassment, threats

Feb. 9-Feb. 23

A complainant in the 300 block of Scott told police at around 1:04 p.m. that she contacted the suspect with the intent to pay her son’s debt and cease all communication with the suspect. The complainant paid the debt and told the suspect to leave her family alone. The suspect will not stop calling her. A reporting officer attempted to contact the suspect with no results.

Nov. 1, 2017-Feb. 22

A complainant in the 200 block of Ridgeland told police that the suspect has been harassing her through social media websites. She has told the suspect to stop contacting her and has blocked him from accessing her social media accounts. The reporting officer was unable to make contact with the suspect. The officer provided the complainant with information on how to obtain an Order of Protection against the suspect.

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

Feb. 26

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of Fellows Court at around 2:26 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect used her personal information and applied for a credit loan with Net Credit. The victim was contacted by Net Credit via e-mail requesting verification of the loan application. The victim advised Net Credit that the application was fraudulent and she did not apply for the loan. A hold was placed on the loan and there is no dollar loss at this time.

Entering a vehicle was reported in the 400 block of N. Van Auken at around 3:10 p.m. A victim reports a neighbor witnessed the suspect walk into the open garage and enter the victim’s vehicle. The suspect then left the area northbound on Van Auken. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. The victim reports the suspect disturbed contents within the vehicle, but did not remove any items.

Feb. 25

Burglary was reported in the 200 block of E. North at around 4:49 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect entered his unlocked detached garage and removed a Toro snow blower and wheeled portable generator. There are no known suspects or witnesses.

Feb. 23

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 900 block of S. York at around 10:23 a.m. A complainant told police that the suspect was observed with an unknown amount of merchandise protruding from his jacket. Upon making eye contact with the employee, the suspect ran to the exit door. As the suspect fled, the concealed baby formula and miscellaneous merchandisefell from his jacket. The suspect was described as an Hispanic male, between 30 and 35 years old, around five feet eight, 200 pounds, wearing a black Nike hat, a black zipper jacket, green camouflage pants and black shoes with white soles. 

Feb. 22

Deceptive practice was reported at a store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 1:35 p.m. A victim told police they received a phone call stating the victim’s iCloud account was compromised and Apple was offering a rebate in order to correct the problem. An unknown suspect instructed the victim to purchase a gift card in order to correct the issue. The victim purchased a Best Buy Gift card for $500 and provided the card number to the unknown suspect via telephone.

Feb. 21-Feb. 22

Attempted residential burglary was reported in Willow Tree Court. A complainant told police that when she woke, she found her television had been unplugged and the soundbar was turned on its side. She related that it is possible that she left her sliding glass door unlocked overnight. Nothing appears to have been taken from the residence.

Feb. 21

Jeremiah Scott, 23, of Omaha, Neb., was charged with felony unauthorized possession of temporary permits, felony unlawful possession of a debit card, no seat belt and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 8:21 p.m. Police said Scott was found to be in possession of a fraudulent Nebraska In-Transit permit which was affixed to his rear tinted window. According to police, Scott admitted to purchasing the fictitious registration for $20 from an unknown subject. A search of Scott yielded two debit cards, which he admitted to using to make fraudulent transactions in Illinois, according to police.

Feb. 20

Identity theft was reported in the 400 block of Emory at around 11:21 a.m. A victim told police that she received an alert from her bank for a purchase to a Domino’s Pizza in Alabama. The victim called the location in Alabama right away and was able to stop the transaction and delivery. The victim’s bank has been notified and her card has been cancelled. This case is pending investigation.

Identity theft was reported in the 300 block of W. Eggleston at around 4:15 p.m. A victim told police that a suspect used her credit card to make three in-store purchases. The purchases were in Chicago, Oak Brook and Skokie. This case is pending investigation.

Forgery was reported at a business in the 100 block of N. York at around 4:30 p.m. Upon a reporting officer’s arrival, a complainant stated the suspect came into the business and purchased two drinks using a fraudulent $100 bill. The suspect fled the scene prior to the officer’s arrival. This case is pending investigation. The suspect was described as a black male around five feet five, 120 pounds, wearing a blue vest and gray hoodie.

Jan. 15

Identity theft was reported at a restaurant in the 100 block of W. Park at around 1:22 p.m. A complainant told police that at least two fraudulent transactions for online orders have occurred at his restaurant. The two transactions were disputed by the owners of the credit cards because they did not authorize the transactions. The delivery person was met in the entrance way of the complex by a suspect described as a black female with curly black hair, in her 20s, around five feet seven and wearing tight clothing. The suspect signed the receipts for the food.

Oct. 18-Nov. 6, 2019

Forgery was reported at a business in the 600 block of W. Grand. A complainant told police that his company mailed a check between the above dates to a vendor and received notification that the check never arrived. The victim’s bank shows the check was fraudulently altered, endorsed and deposited into the suspect’s account. An investigation is pending.

Warrant arrest

Feb. 26

Police said officers responded to the report of subjects refusing to leave the Elmhurst Hospital lobby at around 8:57 p.m. Upon arrival, officers learned that the subjects came into the hospital and allegedly refused to leave the lobby. Hospital security staff related they would like them served with a no trespass notice. The two were individually served with a no trespass notice and were released on scene. Police said Jessica A. Van Damme, 24, of Wilmington, was found to have a valid warrant from the Will County Sheriff’s Office. Van Damme was served with a no trespass notice, and was charged with obstructing identification.

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Feb. 22

Police said that subsequent to a suspicious vehicle in the 600 block of N. York at around 10:30 a.m., Mario Mendoza, 20, of Chicago, was found to have an active warrant out of Forest Park. 

 

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