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 to property, criminal damage to property, criminal defacement

Dec. 25-Dec. 29

A complainant in the 400 block of W. Madison told police that an unknown suspect(s) damaged several vehicles that were parked on the west side of the parking lot sometime between the above dates.

Dec. 23-Dec. 25

A victim in the 800 block of N. Adele told police that an unknown suspect(s) shattered a small vent window on the rear passenger side door of her vehicle sometime between the above dates.

Dec. 24

John Wright, 27, of Hillside, was charged with criminal damage to property in the 100 block of W. Virginia at around 8:36 a.m. Police said a reporting officer met with a complainant who stated that Wright broke a window at the residence before fleeing the scene.

A victim in the 300 block of N. Myrtle told police at around 11:12 a.m. that an unknown suspect shattered a glass pane on the rear storm door which leads to the lower level.

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

Dec. 30

A complainant in the 100 block of S. Linden told police at around 5:06 p.m. that the suspect became irate and turned over a kitchen table causing damage. The suspect left the scene prior to officers’ arrival. The complainant did not wish to sign complaints.

Dec. 28

Police said officers responded to an area near Prospect and St. Charles at around 1:04 a.m. for the report of a domestic battery. The suspect related that subsequent to a verbal argument, the complainant punched him. The complainant told police that subsequent to a verbal argument, the suspect punched her. Neither the victim nor the suspect had any signs of injury. Due to conflicting stories and no signs of injury, no arrests were made.

Dec. 27

A 21-year-old Chicago man was charged with two counts of domestic battery at a gas station in the 400 block of N. York at around 12:46 a.m. A victim told police that the suspect, who fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival, struck her in the face and head. The victim had visible injuries and medics transported her to the hospital. Officers located the suspect at his residence and transported him to the police station.

Dec. 24-Dec. 25

A 42-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with domestic battery in the 400 block of W. Alexander sometime between the above dates. A victim told police that the suspect injured her following an argument.

DUI, DUI-drugs, illegal transportation of alcohol

Dec. 26

Deontay Price, 27, of Carol Stream, was charged with DUI, speeding, failure to dim headlights, failure to signal, tinted windows and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Grand at around 12:52 a.m.

Michael Thorne, 40, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, endangering the life of a child, transportation of open alcohol, unlawful possession of cannabis by the driver and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and Riverside at around 4:09 a.m.

Fleeing, eluding

Dec. 24

A reporting officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a suspected vehicle near S. York and Robert Palmer at around 4:18 p.m., but the vehicle fled and was last seen heading northbound on York. This case is pending investigation.

Harassment, threats

Dec. 28

A complainant in the 800 block of Poplar told police at around 3:03 p.m. that subsequent to an argument, the suspect threatened her. She requested an ambulance to transport him to the hospital for an evaluation. The suspect denied threatening the complainant, was evaluated by medics and was not transported to the hospital.

A victim in the 200 block of Oaklawn told police at around 10:50 p.m. that a suspect sent her a threatening electronic message. An officer left a message for the suspect advising her that she is to have no contact with the victim.

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

Dec. 30

Paul Golish, 53, of Harrisburg, Ill., was charged with possession of a controlled substance and no valid registration, while Joseph Hutchison, 48, of Harrisburg, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to a traffic stop in the 200 block of N. Willow at around 2:16 p.m.

Dec. 28

Andrew M. Bouwer, 30, of Gowen, Mich., was charged with possession of a controlled substance, fleeing and attempting to elude, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, criminal damage to property, two counts of disobeying a stop sign and no seat belt in the 200 block of Glenview at around 9:02 p.m. Police said a search of the suspect’s vehicle yielded a small baggie of cocaine.

Dec. 27

Anita M. Allen, 27, of Chicago, was issued citations for unlawful possession of cannabis by the driver and expired registration subsequent to a traffic stop near Roosevelt and Route 83 at around 12:30 a.m.

Daniel Buckner, 24, of Hillside, was issued citations for possession of adult use cannabis in a vehicle and illegal window tint subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Belden at around 10:29 a.m.

Dec. 26

Henry F. Franklin, 23, of Chicago, was charged with possession of cannabis by the driver, driving while license suspended, improper lane usage and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Roosevelt and I-290 at around 3:38 p.m.

Suspicious circumstances

Dec. 27

While on patrol near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 2:36 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle which had been reported stolen. The vehicle entered onto westbound I-290 and accelerated at a high rate of speed before officers made any attempts to conduct a traffic stop. An ISPERN message was broadcast.

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

Dec. 30

Alan Gooden, 50, of Chicago, was charged with two counts of attempted burglary, unlawful possession of cannabis by the driver, driving while license revoked, disobeying a stop sign and no insurance in the 100 block of E. Fremont at around 12:28 a.m. Police said officers responded to the above location for the report of a suspicious person pulling on car door handles. Gooden did not gain entry to any vehicles before leaving the area, according to police.

Dec. 29-Dec. 30

Theft of vehicle parts was reported at an auto dealership in the 400 block of W. Lake. A complainant told police that an unknown suspect(s) stole two tires, rims, and sensors from the rear of the building sometime between the above dates. An investigation is pending.

Dec. 28

Retail theft was reported at a gas station in the 600 block of W. North at around 5:22 a.m.  A store clerk told police that the suspect removed a bottle of wine from the store without paying for the merchandise. The suspect relinquished the bottle and remained on scene until officers arrived. The complainant did not wish to press charges but requested that the suspect receive a no-trespass notice. The suspect was issued a no-trespass notice and was released at the scene.

Dec. 22-Dec. 27

Residential burglary was reported in the 100 block of Virginia. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) entered his home and stole a safe. This case is pending investigation.

Dec. 24-Dec. 25

Attempted residential burglary was reported in the 200 block of N. Caroline. A complainant told police that an unknown suspect(s) attempted to force entry to the residence through a window sometime between the above dates. The complainant noticed a window screen was pulled off and finger smudges on the window. This case is pending investigation.

Unemployment benefits identity theft

Aug. 4-Dec. 30

Between the above dates, the Elmhurst Police Department reported 48 incidents of identity theft with the intention of using a victim’s personal information to fraudulently apply for unemployment benefits through the Illinois Department of Employment Security. In one of the incidents, a complainant told police she also discovered two unauthorized charges on her credit card.

Unlawful use of a weapon

Dec. 30

Jeffrey Mustari, 65, of Melrose Park, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and possession of cannabis by the driver subsequent to a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of N. York at around 11:10 p.m. Police said Mustari was found to be in possession of brass knuckles and cannabis which was not in an appropriate sealed, odor-proof, child-

resistant container.

 

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