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.
Sharon Blackwell, 52, of Berwyn, was charged with battery in the 1200 block of S. York at 3:34 p.m. Police said the victim reported that while in the break room, Blackwell approached her and started a physical altercation.
Domestic battery, disorderly conduct, domestic incident, disturbance
A 51-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with domestic battery in the 600 block of W. Lorraine at noon. Police said a victim reported the suspect pushed her and choked her.
Joseph Ricchetti, 47, of Elmhurst, was charged with driving while license revoked, disorderly conduct and reckless driving near York and the Prairie Path at 3:10 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a road rage incident, Ricchetti was found to be driving while license revoked and in violation of a restricted driving permit.
A victim at a store in the 200 block of N. York reported at 4:32 p.m. that a customer became irate and threatened her after he was denied a refund. The reporting officer spoke with the suspect who admitted to yelling at the victim but denied threatening her. The suspect related he would not return to the store.
A 41-year-old Bolingbrook man was charged with domestic battery and domestic battery which causes bodily harm in the 600 block of W. North at 7:55 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a verbal argument, the suspect struck the victim. The victim was evaluated by Elmhurst medics but refused transportation. The suspect fled the scene but was later arrested at his residence and transported to the police station.
Police said officers responded to the 400 block of S. Kenilworth at 5:11 p.m. for the report of a domestic. The victim related after attempting to strike the suspect, the suspect pushed her away, causing her to fall. There were no visible injuries and both parties agreed to separate for the night.
DUI, DUI-drugs, transportation of open alcohol, possession of open alcohol, consumption of alcohol by a minor
Miguel Contreras Jr., 39, of Berkeley, was charged with DUI, obstructing justice, impeding the flow of traffic, improper lane usage and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop in the 900 block of S. Route 83 at 1:32 a.m.
Mark Smith, 57, of Chicago, was charged with DUI and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near Clinton and North at 1:11 a.m.
Joseph Hayes, 47, of Itasca, was charged with DUI near Spring and McKinley at 7:47 p.m.
Identity theft, fraud, forgery
According to information provided by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported two incidents of identity theft or fraud.
Possession of cannabis in a vehicle
According to information provided last week by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported three incidents of possession of cannabis by either the driver of a vehicle or a passenger: Orlando P. Wicker Jr., 25, of Chicago, near Addison and North at 9:59 p.m. Feb. 10; Jahnari Byrdlong, 22, of Bellwood, near North End and Van Auken at 11:13 a.m. Feb. 11; and Edgar Zavala Hernandez, 24, of Melrose Park, near North and North End at 9:13 p.m. Feb. 11.
Possession of a controlled substance
Jarromy I. Childers, 22, of Chicago, was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of cannabis and tinted windows subsequent to a traffic stop near Church and Grand at 11:32 p.m.
A victim in the 100 block of E. First told police at 6:21 p.m. she was making multiple withdrawals from the ATM at the above location and left money in the machine. The victim returned to retrieve the money but it was no longer in the machine. Upon further investigation, the money was located with a subject who had found the money and was subsequently placed into evidence to be returned to the victim.
A complainant near York and Fullerton reported at 10:43 p.m. that a subject followed him while activating several bright strobes on his vehicle. The complainant did not wish to sign complaints.
A victim in the 600 block of S. Bryan reported at 4:48 p.m. that an unknown male subject approached her vehicle and appeared to be recording her. The subject followed her to the front entrance, but then walked back to his vehicle. Officers checked the area but were met with no results.
Theft or burglary /retail theft/forgery/deceptive practice/obstruction/
Jarvus Davis, 25, of Chicago, was charged with four counts of unlawful possession of credit cards and criminal trespass to property in the 400 block of Ida Lane at 7 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a report of a suspicious person, Davis was found to be trespassing on a vacant residential property. A search of the suspect yielded several credit cards which were later determined to be stolen, according to police.
Feb. 5-Feb. 12
Police said officers responded to the 500 block of N. Oaklawn for a delayed residential burglary. Upon arrival, officers discovered forced entry to the front door of the residence sometime between the above dates. An investigation is pending.
A victim in the 900 block of Riverside advised at 6:38 a.m. that she attended a party while at a hotel in the area and had set her purse down while sitting on the stairs before returning to her room. When she returned to her room, she realized she had left her purse on the stairs. The victim returned to the stairs to find her purse was gone. The victim and hotel staff confirmed an unknown suspect had taken the purse which was later turned into the police station and returned to the owner.
Police said officers responded to store in the 100 block of E. Schiller at 3:17 p.m. for a report of an attempted retail theft. A complainant related an unknown suspect attempted to leave the store with a cart full of laundry detergent, Red Bull, and a laundry basket without paying. A store employee confronted the suspect and recovered the merchandise. The suspect fled in a black Ford Focus last seen eastbound on Elmhurst Ave. An investigation is pending.
Grace L. Kim, 30, of Bensenville, was issued a citation for retail theft at a store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at 6:06 p.m. According to police, a complainant told police Kim left the store without paying for alcohol.
Police said that subsequent to a burglary just discovered at an auto dealership in the 500 block of W. Grand at 7:35 a.m., the front door of the business was broken out and three vehicles were found to be stolen off the property: a silver 2011 BMW 528I, black 2011 Audi A4 and black Audi A6, all with no plates. The vehicles were entered into LEADS as stolen.
A victim at Elmhurst-Edward Hospital told police at 5:36 p.m. that an unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and took several items.
Theft was reported at a company in the 800 block of N. Addison at 4:25 p.m. A complainant reported that a former employee failed to return company-owned property after being terminated from her position.
Theft of catalytic converters
According to information provided last week by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported two incidents of catalytic converters being removed and stolen from a vehicle: in the 700 block of N. York sometime between Jan. 31 and Feb. 13; and at a car dealership in the 400 block of W. Lake sometime between Jan. 30 and Feb. 14.
Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop for suspended registration, Joselino N. Perez-Garcia, 33, of Bensenville, was found to have a warrant out of DuPage County. The suspect was processed and charged with driving with a revoked license and a revoked registration.