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.
A victim in the 100 block of W. Park told police that a suspect grabbed his right arm in an attempt to wrestle a key for a postal truck. During the altercation, he received a cut on his right ring finger. Due to conflicting statements, no arrests were made. The case is pending investigation.
Criminal trespass, criminal damage to property
A victim in the 400 block of N. Van Auken advised at around 8:21 p.m. that an unknown suspect(s) shattered the rear window of his vehicle while it was parked on the street. The reporting officer was unable to locate the object used to shatter the rear window.
A victim in the 700 block of Church told police at around 11:12 p.m. that an unknown suspect slashed the rear passenger side tire on her vehicle while it was parked at the above location. Further investigation is pending.
A victim in the 600 block of Berkley told police at around 4:26 p.m. that he discovered a side window was shattered with a small hole, believed to be caused by a BB gun. Officers checked the area for further damage or for a possible suspect, but were met with no results.
A victim in the 300 block of W. Lake told police at around 10:39 p.m. that an unknown suspect broke the windshield on her vehicle, which was parked at a business.
Domestic battery, domestic incident, disorderly conduct
A 19-year-old Elmhurst woman was charged with two counts of domestic battery in the 800 block of Euclid at around 8:47 p.m. The suspect told police that subsequent to a verbal argument, she scratched the victim’s forearms. The victim had visible scratches on his arms.
A suspect at a business in the 300 block of W. Lake was issued a no-trespass notice at around 9:17 p.m. after being escorted out due to being intoxicated and his disruptive behavior.
A 45-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with domestic battery in the 300 block of S. Sunnyside at around 6:30 p.m. A victim told police that subsequent to an argument, the suspect slapped him.
DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, open alcohol in public, consumption of alcohol by a minor, public intoxication
Edgar Chavez, 26, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid driver’s license and illegal parking on a roadway subsequent to a check on well-being near Grand and York at around 5:55 a.m. Police said Chavez was found asleep behind the wheel in a traffic lane.
Benjamin Delosmonteros, 43, of Darien, was charged with aggravated DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, improper use of registration and improper lane usage subsequent to at traffic stop near Roosevelt and I-290 at around 3:01 a.m.
Cameron Faulkner, 29, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Berteau at around 1:18 a.m.
Dominiqua Whaley, 22, of Alsip, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, speeding, tinted windows and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Route 83 at around 11:37 p.m.
Possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a controlled substance
Keith M. Heckinger, 24, of Glendale Heights, was issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 1:49 a.m.
Fernando Marroquin, 30, of Chicago, was charged with possession of cannabis, driving while license suspended, a defective windshield and no rear registration plate light subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and I-290 at around 7:50 p.m.
Eric Arellano, 22, of Itasca, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and driving with one headlight subsequent to at traffic stop near Grand and Crown at around 1:16 a.m.
Jerene Gildon, 28, of Lansing, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, no valid driver’s license and no registration plate lights, while Melissa Smith, 24, of Elmhurst, a passenger in the vehicle, was issued a citation for transportation of open alcohol subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Shady Lane at around 11:23 p.m.
A reporting officer responded to a residence in the 600 block of Lorraine at around 1:19 p.m. for a suspicious circumstances report. Upon arrival, the reporting officer detected a strong odor of animal urine and observed the residence to be extremely cluttered and dirty. Due to the poor living conditions, the reporting officer contacted Metropolitan Family Services, the City of Elmhurst Code Enforcement, and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). An investigation is pending.
A complainant in the 300 block of W. Fremont told police at around 11:22 p.m. that an unknown suspect got out of the passenger side of a white unknown vehicle and approached his parked vehicle carrying a possible crowbar.
The suspect then returned to the vehicle and left the area. The area was checked with no results.
A complainant, the manager of a store in the 500 block of W. Lake, told police at around 2:29 p.m. that a suspect came into the store and took a picture of one of his employees and left. The suspect was issued a no-trespass notice.
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 Palmer at around 3:22 p.m. A complainant told police that he observed an unknown suspect walk out of the store carrying a bag full of skin care products he had not paid for. The unknown suspect, described as a black male with an average build wearing a dark hat and a hooded sweatshirt, was seen entering a black Nissan Altima and drove away in an unknown direction.
Nov. 16-Nov. 17
Residential burglary was reported at an apartment complex. A victim told police that a suspect entered his apartment through an unlocked window and removed several items sometime between the above dates. The suspect stole numerous items belonging to the victim’s current girlfriend. The victim suspects an ex-girlfriend committed the burglary.
Matthew Conti, 19, of Monroeville, Pa., was issued a citation for possession of false identification subsequent to a traffic stop near West and St. Charles at around 3:37 p.m.
Identity theft was reported in the 400 block of S. Holly at around 12:28 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect fraudulently used his credit card number to purchase a vehicle. The car dealership is located in Dallas.
Retail theft was reported at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 1:10 p.m. A complainant told police that a juvenile suspect concealed a bottle of cologne and exited the store without paying for the merchandise. The suspect admitted to stealing the cologne, was cited for theft and was released on scene to his parent.
A complainant in the 400 block of N. Highland told police that a suspect described as a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt was pounding on her front and back doors for approximately 3 to 4 minutes and stated, “I know someone’s home.” The suspect entered a white box truck and drove eastbound on Armitage.
Identity theft was reported in the 300 block of N. Addison at around 4:23 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) fraudulently used his personal information online in an attempt to obtain a loan. The victim also learned that two online purchase transactions were attempted, but were declined. The victim was provided with information on how to protect himself against identity theft.
Theft was reported in the 400 block of Emery at around 2:54 p.m. A victim told police that subsequent to hosting a party at his residence, he woke to find his iPhone, cash and numerous pieces of DJ equipment were missing from his home.
Nov. 13-Nov. 14
Theft was reported at a hotel in the 500 block of W. Grand. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) stole his red Honda snowblower from his open flatbed trailer while it was parked in the parking lot between the above dates.
Nov. 9-Nov. 13
Theft of vehicle parts was reported in the 400 block of W. Wrightwood. A complainant told police she was notified that one of the work vehicles was making a loud noise. Upon inspection of the vehicle, it was determined that the catalytic converter had been removed from the truck.
Identity theft was reported in the 700 block of S. Saylor at around 11:49 a.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) made two authorized charges on her Visa credit card. The fraudulent charges occurred at Sam’s Club in Rockford. The victim had previously contacted her bank and reported the fraud.
Identity theft was reported in the 200 block of N. Berteau at around 1:41 p.m. A victim told police that he received a letter in the mail from American First Finance stating that his loan application was denied. The victim did not apply for this loan and has his credit locked.
Attempted fraud was reported at Park Place at around 10:54 a.m. A victim told police that he received a letter in the mail claiming he was the winner of a sweepstakes. With the letter he also received a check; however, the victim was asked to send back cash in processing fees. The victim also received a separate letter with a check, asking to send back more cash. The victim sent two personal checks in the amounts requested. At this time, the checks were not returned as fraudulent and no funds have been removed from his account.