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 to property
Sept. 13-Oct. 1
Aaron S. Arsenault, 43, of Leomister, Mass., was issued citations for disobeying a traffic control device, injury to city property and disobeying a police officer/firefighter near Route 83 and St. Charles. Police said an officer was on scene for a traffic crash when she observed Arsenault attempt to drive through the designated area of the crash investigation. An Elmhurst firefighter instructed him to stop, but he allegedly continued and drove over a lighted traffic cone.
A victim at Elmhurst hospital told police at around 8 p.m. that the suspect was being treated in the emergency room for psychiatric reasons when he became upset and punched a TV. The suspect was then medicated and restrained. The suspect is in the process of being transferred to a different facility. Charges are pending.
Sept. 20-Sept. 26
A complainant in the 200 block of Crestview told police that an unknown suspect(s) smeared a black substance all over several pieces of playground equipment sometime between the above dates. The substance appeared to be possibly black top pavement sealant.
A victim in the 100 block of S. Prospect told police at around 2:53 p.m. that a suspect described as a black male between 30-40 years old, around 6’1”, 175 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, a salt and pepper scruffy beard. He was wearing blue cotton jogging sweats, a white Gap T-shirt, a black coat and a baseball cap, sat across from her on the second floor of the library. After a few moments, the suspect lifted a book to reveal his hands in his pants and making an obscene gesture. He never exposed himself to her, but the victim was alarmed.
Domestic battery, domestic incident
A suspect in the 300 block of S. Argyle advised at 6:42 p.m. that following a verbal argument, the victim pushed and punched him in the chest. An officer observed faint red marks on the suspect’s chest. The victim told police that following a verbal argument, the suspect punched him. The officer observed blood on the victim’s teeth and around his swollen lips. Due to conflicting stories and mutual combatants, no arrests were made.
A 43-year-old Elmhurst woman was charged with two counts of domestic battery in the 100 block of W. Virginia at around 2:02 a.m. A victim had a cut on his lip with fresh blood and stated the suspect hit his lip.
DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, open alcohol in public, consumption of alcohol by a minor, public intoxication
Jose Carrillo-Acuna, 30, of Melrose Park, was charged with DUI while Jonathan Hernandez-Soto, 30, of Summit, was issued a citation for befouling property in the 100 block of N. Palmer at around 12:12 a.m.
A complainant in the 700 block of N. Church told police at around 1:56 p.m. that he and the suspect had an argument over a business transaction. The suspect reportedly threatened the complainant over the phone. The suspect denied making threats and then allegedly began yelling at the officer and hung up.
A victim in the 900 block of E. Lake told police at around 8 p.m. that she had been separated from her husband for approximately one week, and he has been calling her at work and harassing her. The suspect has cancelled and reinstated the victim’s cell phone. A reporting officer advised the suspect to cease the harassment. The complainant was provided information on how to apply for an order of protection.
Possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a controlled substance
Ottoniel Carrillo, 20, of Bensenville, was charged with possession of cannabis, no valid driver’s license, no insurance and no registration light subsequent to a traffic stop near Industrial and Grand at around 1:58 a.m.
Rhonda W. Tice, 54, of Forest Park, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to a suspicious person call in the 200 block of N. York at around 6:38 p.m.
Kyle Gonzalez, 33, of Chicago, was issued citations for with possession of cannabis, and possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to a suspicious auto in the 700 block of W. Grand at around 10:58 p.m.
Bryan Landeros, 31, of Glendale Heights, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended, improper lighting and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Belmont at around 10:56 p.m.
A juvenile was issued a citation for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia at York High School at around 1:58 p.m. The suspect admitted to possessing a black metal vape device containing THC oil, according to police.
Sept. 18-Sept. 30
A victim in the 200 block of N. Addison told police at around 4:22 p.m. that she believes an unknown suspect(s) has made entry into her home sometime between the above dates due to the fact that some of her property is missing.
Police said officers responded to the 500 block of S. Swain for the report of a possible armed robbery with a handgun. The complainant/suspect stated he observed a male subject with a gun in hand robbing someone at “Swan and the Prairie Path.” The caller refused to return to the scene. Officers checked the area with no results. The reporting officer called the suspect, who subsequently gave false information, disconnected the call and would not answer or call back.
Theft/burglary/attempted theft or burglary/identity theft/fraud/forgery/deceptive practice/obstruction/robbery
Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 200 block of E. Grantley at around 2:30 a.m. Police said a reporting officer observed the offending vehicle driving slowly at the above location. The victim’s parked vehicle was observed with its dome light on. The offending vehicle then fled entering east on I-290 at a high rate of speed. The offending vehicle was found to have been a stolen auto reported in Joliet on Oct. 1. The victim reports they are missing the garage door opener from the vehicle.
Sept. 28-Oct. 2
Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of N. Geneva between the above dates. A victim told police that she had been contacted by a suspect who identified himself as an employee of Microsoft. The suspect was able to gain remote access to the victim’s computer. The suspect also convinced the victim to purchase numerous gift cards from Walmart and Best Buy and provide the suspect with the access codes. The suspect contacted the victim on multiple occasions with similar transactions. The victim was advised to close her accounts.
Theft by deception was reported in the 500 block of N. Myrtle at around 2:14 p.m. A victim was advised by a suspect, who claimed to work for the Social Security office, that he owed money and needed to pay with Walmart gift cards. After several calls, the victim purchased the gift cards and sent the information to the suspect.
Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 600 block of W. North at around 8:59 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect broke the driver’s side window on her parked vehicle and removed her purse. The victim’s bank card was then used to make a purchase at Thornton’s in Elmhurst, an attempted purchase at the Marathon in Broadview, and an attempt at the BP gas station on Van Buren in Chicago.
Identity theft was reported in the 800 block of S York. A victim told police that he was not receiving some of his bills through the U.S. Postal Service. After checking with the Post Office, it was discovered that an unknown suspect(s) had changed the victim’s address sometime between the above dates.
Forgery was reported in the 900 block of N. York at around 1:39 p.m. Police said the suspect was located inside a bank and in possession of three individual forged checks belonging to the victim. He was also found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle and suspect heroin. The suspect was released without charges at this time.
Theft was reported in the 300 block of E. Madison at around 5:21 p.m. A complainant told police that her family has paid the suspect to do remodeling to their home; however, he never arrived on the said date and has not been able to be reached.
A vehicle was reported stolen in at a car leasing company in the 800 block of S. York at around 10:13 a.m. Police said an unknown suspect was observed on surveillance video entering the cab of a truck parked on their lot. Several moments later the suspect drove the truck off the lot southbound on York. The suspect was only described as being a seen in the video as a shadowy figure. The vehicle was entered into LEADS as stolen.
Commercial burglary was reported at a business in the 300 block of W. Grand at around 6:27 p.m. A complainant told police that he believes the suspects stole high-end cameras and money out of his desk.
Sept. 25-Sept. 29
Theft was reported in the 600 block of S. Saylor between the above dates. A victim told police that an envelope containing cash has been stolen from her home office. The victim believes a known female suspect committed the crime because she would have been the only one with access to the office.
Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 900 block of Kirk at around 11:21 p.m. Police said officers responded for the report of two suspicious persons walking down driveways and appearing to pull on car door handles. Officers located the juvenile suspects who were found to be in possession of alternative nicotine smoking devices and a black duffle bag containing women’s clothing. Police said the suspects admitted that they were stealing items from unlocked vehicles. The suspects were released to her parents pending future juvenile charges.
A suspect as a store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 attempted to buy bananas with a counterfeit $20 bill at around 5:09 p.m. The store clerk recognized the bill was counterfeit, called the police and did not return the bill to the suspect. While investigating a forgery at a nearby business at a restaurant in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 5:09 p.m., the store’s surveillance video shows the same suspect who attempted to by a banana at the other store, along with a second suspect, had entered the restaurant and paid for food using fraudulent $20 bills. The two fraudulent bills were submitted into evidence.
Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 800 block of S. Kirk at around 5:59 a.m. Police said that subsequent to a suspicious persons report, it was learned that the suspects entered a victim’s unlocked vehicle and removed a red/black duffel bag containing miscellaneous women’s clothing. The suspects were taken into custody and released to their parents. Charges are pending.
Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 600 block of N. York at around 9:37 a.m. A complainant told police that she left her purse inside of her vehicle while she attended a fitness class. Upon returning to her vehicle, she observed her vehicle’s window was shattered and her purse was missing. The victim contacted her bank and learned there was approximately $460 worth of fraudulent charges on her account. The victim’s driver’s license and identification card were entered into LEADS. An investigation is pending.
Sept. 27-Sept. 28
Burglary to vehicles were reported in the 900 block of Kirk between the above dates. Police said that subsequent to a suspicious persons report, the suspects admitted to burglarizing several vehicles in the area, including the victim’s unlocked vehicle. The victim related that after going through the vehicle, he found nothing was missing. The victim did not wish to pursue charges.
Theft was reported at a pub in the 100 block of N. Addison at around 8:53 p.m. A victim told police that while she was working an event, her purse was stolen off a chair.
Identity theft was reported in the 900 block of N. York at around 9:33 p.m. A victim reported that the suspect admitted to taking her debit card and withdrawing $500 from the victim’s bank account without her permission. An investigation is pending.
Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 100 block of N. Addison at around 11:40 a.m. A victim told police that while parked at the above location an unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and removed a pair of shoes, glasses and other property.
The Wood Dale Police Department dispatched a stolen vehicle report in the 600 block of W. North at around 4:28 a.m. An officer located a vehicle matching the description running an unoccupied in front of a restaurant. The officers observed a subject matching the description of the suspect inside a nearby gas station. The suspect was placed under arrest and released to the custody of the Wood Dale Police Department.
Sept. 26-Sept. 27
Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 500 block of Edgewood sometime between the above dates. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) entered her unlocked vehicle, stole her debit and credit card, and made approximately $78 worth of fraudulent charges. The victim canceled the credit cards.
Sept. 20-Sept. 27
Identity theft was reported in the 800 block of S. Poplar sometime between the above dates. A victim received an email from an unknown suspect posing as an Apple® representative. The email requested that the victim provide her bank, credit card and personal information. The victim provided the requested information and subsequently learned there were several attempts to open fraudulent credit accounts in her name. There is no dollar loss at this time.
Forgery was reported in the 400 block of Avery at around 6:15 p.m. A complainant told police that the victim’s checking and savings passbooks are missing from the residence and believes the suspect stole the passbooks last time he was at the residence. The complainant learned the suspect forged and cashed two checks from the victim’s account, which have been closed.