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 damage, criminal trespass

July 17

James A. Hulme, 35, of Melrose Park, was charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle and driving while license revoked in the 700 block of N. York at around 9:39 p.m. A complainant told police that he heard a truck’s engine start and observed Hulme allegedly driving the vehicle. The victim related that suspect is an employee, but does not have permission to enter or drive the vehicle.

Domestic battery, domestic incident, disorderly conduct, damage to property, disturbance

July 16

Maria Miller, 50, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct-false police report in the 400 block of N. Oaklawn at around 6:10 a.m. Police said that subsequent to a stolen vehicle crash investigation, officers learned that a juvenile suspect had taken his mother’s car without her permission and struck a light pole while driving it. The juvenile was issued citations for no valid driver’s license and failure to give information after striking property. Police said Miller was cited for initially claiming the car was stolen.

DUI, DUI-drugs

July 16

Rosario Davalos Morales, 44, of Cicero, was charged with DUI, improper lane usage and no insurance near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 10:58 p.m.

July 7

Samantha Wilson, 32, of Lombard, was charged with DUI-drugs, aggravated battery and possession of adult use cannabis in a vehicle near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 10:46 a.m. Police said that subsequent to a call for a vehicle off the roadway with Wilson, the driver, slumped at the wheel, the driver was found to be DUI-drugs. During the investigation, a struggle ensued. Police said Wilson bit the reporting officer’s left forearm.

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

July 19

Mark McCoy, 38, of Orland Park, a passenger in a vehicle, was charged with possession of cannabis in a vehicle subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and I-290 at around 10:04 a.m.

July 18

Juliana Mora, 18, of Berkeley, was issued citations for unlawful possession of cannabis by the driver, no valid license, and obstructed driver’s view, while Armando Mora, 21, of Berkeley, a passenger in the vehicle, was issued citations for unlawful possession of cannabis by the passenger and permitting an unauthorized person to drive subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Church at around 7:03 p.m.

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

July 17

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of E. Schiller at around 2:08 p.m. An officer met with the victim who stated an unknown suspect(s) accessed her bank accounts and withdrew cash from three accounts. The victim contacted the bank and reported the fraudulent transactions and she was advised the money would be returned to the accounts.

July 15-July 17

A vehicle was reported stolen at an auto dealership in the 300 block of W.  Grand. A The complainant told police that an unknown suspect applied for and purchased a vehicle online through the company’s website. The company delivered the vehicle to an unknown area in Chicago and completed the transaction with the suspect. Upon further review of the documents, the manager found inconsistencies and fraudulent documentation.

July 16

Forgery was reported in the 300 block of N. Elm at around 2:59 p.m. A reporting officer met with the victim who received notification of numerous unauthorized withdrawals using his signature. The victim discovered property and cash were missing from a drawer. The victim believed the suspect may have taken it. This case is pending investigation

July 9-July 16

Identity theft was reported in the 300 block of Alexander. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) used her personal information to fraudulently apply for unemployment benefits sometime between the above dates. She received an Illinois Department of Employment Securities KeyBank debit card in the mail, which alerted her to the identity theft. The officer provided the victim with information on how to protect herself against identity theft.

July 14-July 15

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 100 block of McKinley. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked Nissan Rogue and stole his garage door opener and a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses sometime between the above dates.

July 13

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of E. Oneida at around 12:06 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect used her personal information to apply for unemployment benefits. She was mailed an Illinois Department of Employment Security KeyBank debit card and never applied for unemployment benefits. She further advised the suspect fraudulently purchased a car seat using her Amazon account. The reporting officer provided the victim with information on how to protect herself against identity theft.

July 4

Identity theft was reported in the 400 block of E. Allison at around 10:20 a.m. A complainant told police that he received a letter regarding unemployment benefits for which he did not apply. The complainant contacted the Illinois Department of Employment Services to inform them of the letter. He also contacted his bank and froze his credit cards as a precaution. No money was lost and the complainant disposed of the letter

Warrant arrest

July 19

Police said Jessica Lawrence, 28, of Chicago, was found to have a valid warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office subsequent to a vehicle crash in the 500 block of W. Grand at around 9:20 p.m.

July 17

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Railroad at around 8:04 p.m., the driver of the vehicle, William E. Seaton, 44, of Oswego, was found to have an active warrant from the Aurora Police Department.

 

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