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
A reporting officer responded to an area near Atwood and Edgewater at around 4:16 p.m. for a report of a dead-end sign that was knocked down and was covered in snow. A damage-to-city-property report was completed.
Domestic battery, domestic incident, disorderly conduct
Eddy Garcia, 22, of Itasca, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct/befouling public property in the 200 block of W. North at around 2:15 a.m. Police said Garcia was observed, and admitted to, urinating in public at the above location.
A 43-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with domestic battery in the 100 block of W. Park at around 4:10 a.m. Police said the suspect pushed a victim, threw a picture frame and threw a chair.
DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, open alcohol in public, consumption of alcohol by a minor, public intoxication
Leila Michalski, 18, of Chicago, and a juvenile were issued citations for consumption of alcohol by a minor near York and Meister at around 1:06 a.m.
Steve Trumbetta, 49, of Schaumburg, was issued a citation for pedestrian under the influence of alcohol upon a highway near Grand and Oaklawn at around 3:39 a.m.
Guillermo Lopez-Gomez, 35, of Cicero, was charged with DUI, speeding and no valid driver’s license subsequent to a traffic stop near County Line and Grand at around 12:19 a.m.
Cordell J. Moore, 39, of Joliet, was charged with aggravated DUI, aggravated driving while license revoked, illegal transportation of alcohol, improper lane usage, failure to signal a turn and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Butterfield and Commonwealth at around 2:14 a.m.
Daniel Ramos, 23, of Westmont, was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, leaving the scene of an accident and no insurance near Route 83 and North at around 11:30 p.m.
Armando Garza, 48, of Burbank, was charged with DUI and driving the wrong way in traffic subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and North at around 2:32 a.m.
Vanessa D. Salerno, 23, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI drugs and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near Fellows and St. Charles at around 8:04 p.m.
Possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a controlled substance
Daniel Aguirre, 18, of Melrose Park, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and tinted subsequent to a traffic stop near York and North end at around 11:05 a.m.
Shadonay Freites, 24, of Cicero, was charged with possession of cannabis subsequent to a suspicious vehicle in Carlton Court at around 4:37 p.m.
Luis E. Johnson, 24, of Plano, was issued citations for with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and tinted windows subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and West at around 10:32 a.m.
Jose Alfredo Torres-Florencio, 30, and Jose Carrera, 23, both of Chicago, were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance while Torres-Florencio was additionally charged with disobeying a traffic control device and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop in the 100 block of W. North at around 2:53 a.m. Police said the suspects were found to be in possession of cocaine and cannabis.
A victim in the 100 block of N. York told police at around 4:32 p.m. that her wallet was stolen after it was left on the counter at a local restaurant. The victim’s Illinois driver’s license was entered into LEADS as stolen. The suspect was described as a black female between 35 and 40 years old, wearing glasses, a black leather coat, gray pants and a grey knit hat.
Miguel Bailon, 22, of Chicago, a passenger in a vehicle, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis near North and Oak at around 11:55 p.m.
Matthew J. Neumann, 24, of Elgin, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended subsequent to a call for a suspicious vehicle near St. Charles and Hill at around 8:51 a.m.
Gurpreet Mann, 35, of Elgin, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid driver’s license, failure to dim headlights, one tail light and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Larch and North at around 11:22 p.m.
Michael A. McGurk, 38, of River Grove, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, expired driver’s license and unlawful use of an electronic communication device subsequent to a traffic stop near Grand and Lake at around 9:26 a.m. Police said McGurk was found to be in possession of heroin.
A complainant at a car dealership in the 400 block of W. Lake told police at around 5:48 p.m. that a blue Ford with extensive paint peeling off of the rear tailgate occupied by four subjects described as black males in their 20s was observed driving through the rear vehicle storage lot of the dealership. The subjects never exited the vehicle and exited the lot a short time later.
Theft/burglary/attempted theft or burglary/identity theft/fraud/forgery/deceptive practice/obstruction/robbery
Retail theft was reported at a gas station in the 400 block of N. York at around 10:40 a.m. Police said a suspect asked for two cartons of cigarettes and put a credit card into the machine for payment. The machine did not accept the payment. The suspect left the store with the two cartons of cigarettes and did not pay for the merchandise. The suspect fled the area in a beige Cadillac in an unknown direction.
Attempted burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 1000 block of S. York. A complainant told police that he was sitting in his parked work vehicle eating lunch when two suspects opened the rear door of the van in an apparent attempt to burglarize the vehicle. The complainant startled the suspects who fled the scene east on Butterfield Road in a gold sport utility vehicle. Both suspects were described as black males between 20 and 30 years old and wearing winter stocking caps.
Theft was reported in the 100 block of N. York at around 10:52 p.m. A victim told police that while walking through the alley between Chase Bank and Walgreens, a suspect ripped his drawstring backpack from his hands and fled the scene on foot.
Nov. 12-Nov. 13
Burglary was reported in the 500 block of S. Saylor. A victim told police that an unknown suspect used an unknown pry tool on the side service door and forced entry to his detached garage between the above dates. The suspect removed numerous power tools.
Unlawful use of a credit card was reported in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 11:36 a.m. A victim told police that their Visa card was stolen on Nov. 7 at a retail store in Bensenville. The credit card was used in Elmhurst on Nov. 7 at a Shell station and at Kohl’s.
Nov. 11-Nov. 12
Theft was reported in the 100 block of W. Butterfield. A victim told police that her laptop computer was missing from her residence sometime between the above dates. The victim suspects her son is responsible for the theft as he was the only other person at the residence.
Nov. 4-Nov. 11
Residential burglary was reported in the 400 block of W. Butterfield at around 10:57 a.m. A victim told police that sometime within the last week, an unknown suspect removed cash from her purse, which had been stored in her bedroom closet sometime between the above dates.
Oct. 28-Nov. 11
Residential burglary was reported in the 400 block of W. Butterfield between the above dates. A victim told police that sometime within the past three to four weeks, an unknown suspect removed cash from her wallet.
Police said that subsequent to a retail theft that just occurred at a store in the 100 block of E. Schiller at around 4:20 p.m., a suspect described as a while male wearing khaki pants, a blue jacket, a black pack and carrying a backpack removed three bottles of liquor and fled the store in a dark-colored sedan, possibly a Ford Fusion. The area was checked with no results.
Theft was reported in the 1200 block of S. York at around 1:39 p.m. A victim told police that while having a procedure done at a local health center, his gold necklace was placed in a plastic bag and into a bin with his other belongings. After returning home, he noticed his necklace was missing. The victim checked with a nursing supervisor and hospital security but nothing had been turned in.
Theft was reported at two car dealerships in the 700 block of W. Lake at around 11:58 a.m. A complainant told police that an unknown suspect(s) removed four stock silver Acura 17-inch tires and rims from the service area of one dealership, and four tires and rims from the service area of another dealership. A male subject was observed on security footage entering both dealerships through the overhead service doors.
Identity theft was reported in the 300 block of E. Harrison at around 3:38 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) filed a claim through the Illinois Department of Employment Security for unemployment insurance using the victim’s name and Social Security number.
Sept. 5-Oct. 21
A complainant in the 100 block of S. York told police at around 3 p.m. that over the past two months a local restaurant has received multiple delivery orders from the same phone number and delivered to the same address using Discover or Visa credit cards. The complainant related the owner of one of the cards disputed the charge claiming the card was not present during the transaction. An investigation is pending.
Identity theft was reported at Elm Creek Drive at around 12:29 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) opened a line of credit using her information. A purchase was made at Precise Builders in Chicago. Attempts to contact the business were unsuccessful.
Fraud was reported at a business in the 800 block of N. Larch at around 11:35 a.m. Police said the business delivered doors and materials to the suspect at an address in Chicago. The victim was later notified by Visa that the purchases were fraudulent. The business has made several attempts to contact the suspect with no results.
Identity theft was reported in the 600 block of Stratford at around 10:25 a.m. A victim told police that she was looking over her bank statements and noticed there were purchases on her credit card she did not make. Both purchases were made online—one to Best Blanks and one to BLT Coastal. The victim contacted her bank and they are sending her a new card and reimbursing her for the loss.
Police said Jailene Medel, 20, of Elmhurst, came into the police station to turn herself in on a warrant out of DuPage County at around 7:13 p.m.