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.
David Bone, 52, of Darien, was charged with battery and violation of the Railroad Intoxicating Liquor Act in the 100 block of First at around 1:10 p.m. Police said the victim was punched in the face by Bone after her boyfriend and Bone got into an argument. According to police, the suspect appeared intoxicated, speaking in slurred speech and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage.
Criminal trespass, criminal damage to property
Sept. 24-Sept. 25
Complainants in the 100 block of N. York told police that someone had damaged the back entry door to their building sometime between the above dates. The complainants believe the suspect is responsible for the damages after he was served with an eviction notice. Nothing appeared to be damaged inside the business. The case is pending investigation.
A complainant in the 100 block of E. Schiller told police at around 4:17 p.m. that while leaving, she noticed a suspect described as a black male, possibly in his 40s with bushy black hair standing at a vehicle that was close to hers. The suspect also had a string of keys in his hand. As the complainant got to her vehicle, she noticed scratches on the rear driver’s side door and on the rear passenger side door.
Donald J. Bigham, 62, of Franklin Park, was charged with criminal trespass to real property at a store in the 900 block of S. York at around 9:21 p.m. According to police, a complainant related that Bigham was inside of the store and asking patrons for money. According to police, Bigham related he was aware that he had been previously served with a no trespass notice.
Sept. 18-Sept. 19
A victim in the 100 block of Evergreen told police at around 5:14 p.m. an unknown suspect damaged the windshield on his van which was parked in the rear driveway off the alley sometime between the above dates.
A victim in the 600 block of S. Mitchell told police at around 4 p.m. that the suspect has been told multiple times to stay away from the residence. On the above date, the victim found the suspect inside of her home. The suspect was told to leave the premises. The reporting officer made contact with the suspect who admitted to being at the residence and knew that she was not welcome there. The victim did not wish to sign complaints.
Officers responded to the report of a suspect who caused a disturbance and refused to leave Elmhurst Hospital at around 2:33 a.m. Upon arrival, the suspect was gone. The emergency room staff reported that the suspect became upset with the care he received, threatened to damage the doctor’s vehicle, cursed and made insulting comments to a staff member. The suspect was contacted by phone and stated he was unhappy with the care he received, has no intention of damaging any vehicles and was sorry for the way he treated the staff. No complaints were signed.
Marcelino Lopez-Garcia, 58, of Bensenville, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct in the 700 block of W. Grand at around 4:59 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a well-being check, the allegedly intoxicated suspect was found lying passed out at the southwest corner of Lake/Grand.
Domestic battery, domestic incident
A 43-year-old Battle Creek, Mich. Man was charged with two counts of domestic battery in the 900 block of S. Riverside at around 5:43 a.m. Police said the suspect was reported to have struck, bitten, and scratched the victim.
A 39-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with two counts of domestic battery and attempted unlawful restraint in the 600 block of S. York at around 2:17 a.m. A complainant told police that she observed the suspect allegedly push the victim down to the ground, restrain her and refuse to let her leave. The suspect reportedly admitted to these actions.
DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, open alcohol in public, consumption of alcohol by a minor, public intoxication
Jose A. Ramirez Cerda, 36, of Cicero, was charged with DUI and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Melrose at around 12:32 a.m.
Victor A. Chacon, 31, of Hillside, was charged with DUI near Schiller and Palmer at around 2 a.m. Police said the suspect came into the police station to report a stolen vehicle. He related that he parked his car in front of a bar and it was no longer there, according to police. Police said the suspect’s vehicle was located in a parking garage. According to police, the suspect advised he was too drunk to drive and would call an Uber. A short time later, the Chacon allegedly drove his vehicle out of the parking garage.
Police said that during a football game at York High School at around 9:02 p.m., school staff advised that a student was not feeling well. Police said an officer arrived and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the suspect’s breath. The suspect admitted to consuming alcohol, according to police.
Possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a controlled substance
Roberto Rodriguez, 24, of Cicero, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and tinted windows subsequent to a traffic stop near Vallette and Poplar at around 5:37 p.m.
Kathleen Coleman, 57, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 100 block of E. Grand at around 6 p.m.
Jonathan Mondragon, 26, of Lincolnwood, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended and expired registration subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 8:47 a.m.
A juvenile suspect was issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia at York High School at around 11:04 a.m. According to police, the suspect was observed by a York High School staff member smoking from a vaping device in the cafeteria area of the school. A reporting officer recovered the device which contained THC.
Taylor M. Chapman, 24, of Chicago Heights, was charged with possession of cannabis, no valid driver’s license and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Melrose at around 8:49 p.m.
Police said officers responded for a reported fight at an entertainment center in the 300 block of W. Lake at around 9:49 p.m. where several suspects described as black males were fighting, with one that may have displayed a handgun. Upon arrival, no subjects were located outside and security reported no confrontation inside the business.
A complainant in the 400 block of N. Oak told police at around 11:23 a.m. that she observed a suspect poking her dog’s face with a fork through a fence that separates their backyards. Officers observed blood on the dog’s face and on a damaged area of the fence. Officers spoke to the suspect who stated she had been repairing her side of the damaged fence and denied causing any injuries to the victim’s dog.
Theft/burglary/attempted theft or burglary/identity theft/fraud/forgery/deceptive practice/obstruction/robbery
Retail theft was reported at a pharmacy in the 100 block of W. North at around 11:32 a.m. Police said video surveillance shows an unknown suspect filled three shopping baskets with over-the-counter medicine and walked out of the store without paying. The suspect was described as an Hispanic male, between 25 and 30 years old, around 5’10”, 175 pounds, with black hair, wearing a blue striped T-shirt, black shorts and white shoes.
Retail theft was reported at a store in the 600 block of N. York at around 12:09 p.m. Police said an unknown suspect removed over-the-counter medications and Crest White Strips from the store without paying. The suspect was described as a white male, around 5’7”, 170 pounds with brown hair, wearing a brown cap, a blue shirt with stripes, black shorts and white shoes.
Retail theft was reported at a store in the 100 block of E. Schiller at around 2:40 p.m. A complainant told police that while reviewing the store’s medication shelves, they noticed several bottles of over-the-counter medication was missing. The complainant reviewed the video, which showed an unknown suspect load medication into a basket and walk out of the store without paying. The unknown suspect, described as a white male wearing a blue shirt with white stripes, black shorts and white gym shoes, entered the back seat of a vehicle that drove southbound through the lot. The case is pending investigation.
Forgery was reported at a store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 9:14 p.m. A complainant told police that an unknown suspect attempted to purchase $11.97 worth of produce using a counterfeit $100 bill. The suspect left the scene prior to police arrival.
Forgery was reported at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 8:58 p.m. Police said while an officer was investigating a forgery at a nearby business, the officer learned that a suspect matching the description from a previous forgery attempted to purchase approximately $20 worth of merchandise using a counterfeit $100 bill. The transaction was not processed, and the suspect left the store with the counterfeit bill. The suspect, described as a black female, around 18 years old with short black hair, left the scene in a smaller dark blue SUV.
Sept. 2-Sept. 25
Forgery was reported in the 400 block of S. Spring. A victim told police that a suspect had been forging checks from the victim’s business account. The victim discovered that several checks had been taken from his check book. All told, four checks had been forged and cashed between the above dates. The case is pending investigation.
Theft was reported at a beverage distribution center in the 900 block of S. York at around 5:55 a.m. A complainant told police that she observed an unknown suspect taking various beverage distribution crates. She confronted the suspect before he fled the scene.
Residential burglary was reported in the 400 block of Oak at around 8:17 p.m. Complainants told police that an unknown suspect broke the window on the back door and forced it open. Several items in the home had been thrown around, and the door to the medicine cabinet was left open. The complainants discovered a laptop computer, a tablet, assorted earrings, a bed comforter and four jars containing cash were missing from the home. The case is pending investigation.
Sept. 13-Sept. 23
Residential burglary was reported in the 400 block of N. Addison. Police said that when a victim returned home from a vacation, she found her condo had been burglarized. The victim discovered various pieces of jewelry, valued at $1,300, were missing.
Rodney Taylor, 30, of Chicago, was charged with financial identity theft, driving while license suspended, no insurance and no valid registration subsequent to a traffic stop in the 900 block of N. York at around 3:12 a.m. Police said the reporting officer located stolen property inside of the suspect’s vehicle, which was reportedly taken in a burglary to a vehicle in Woodridge.
Retail theft was reported at a store in the 600 block of N. York at around 11:53 a.m. Police said video surveillance revealed a suspect described as a white male around 5’10”, 200 pounds with brown hair and wearing a black baseball cap, a black T-shirt, dark pants and black shoes removing 12 bottles of liquor from a shelf and leaving the store without paying.
Police responded to the Elmhurst Park District administration building at around 3:39 a.m. for an activated burglar alarm. Upon arrival, officers found evidence of a burglary to the building. Forced entry had been gained through a broken window. Interior items had been disturbed. At this time, it does not appear any property had been removed from the building.
Aug. 28-Sept. 21
Identity theft was reported in the 300 block of N. Highland. A victim told police that an unknown suspect used her credit card information to make four unauthorized purchases at several stores in Indianapolis sometime between the above dates. The victim also learned that an unknown suspect had opened a utility services account at an address in Chandler, Ariz., using the victim’s personal information. The victim reported the fraud to her credit card company and the accounts were canceled.
Corey A. Shorter, 24, of Villa Park, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, retail theft and contributing to the criminal delinquency of a juvenile at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 4:42 p.m. According to police, a complainant related that Shorter was observed on surveillance video removing the security tag on a shirt. A second suspect allegedly exited the store wearing the shirt and did not pay for the item. Shorter also was found to be in possession of cannabis and one MDMA pill, according to police.
Retail theft was reported at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 9:53 a.m. A loss prevention officer at the store told police that the suspect removed two sets of earrings from a shelf, after purchasing numerous items. The store’s staff did not wish to sign complaints. The suspect was issued a loss prevention trespass notice and was released from the scene.
Identity theft was reported in the 800 block of S. Hillside at around 11:12 a.m. A victim told police that she received an email from someone claiming to be an Apple® representative requiring her to provide them with her Social Security number. The victim provided the unknown suspect with the information which was later used to obtain a credit card. The victim wished to file a matter of record report.
Violation of bail bond
Donald Bigham, 62, of Franklin Park, was charged with violation of bail bond and trespassing in the 900 block of S. York at around 8:41 p.m.
Police said that subsequent to a suspicious circumstance at a cemetery in the 500 block of E. Grand at around 10:41 a.m., Seyri Herrera Bolivar, 22, of Addison, was found to have two valid warrants. The suspect also was found to be in possession of cannabis, according to police. Bolivar also was issued a citation for unlawful possession of cannabis.