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.
Domestic battery, disorderly conduct, domestic incident, disturbance
Dequan M. Boone, 29, of Columbia, S.C., was charged with disorderly conduct, unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated assault at a business in the 600 block of Larch at 10 a.m. Police said officers responded to the above location for the report of a subject with a machete.
Ivory Watson, 21, of Glendale Heights, was issued citations for reckless driving, damage to a structure by improper use, improper lane usage, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident in the 200 block of E. St. Charles at 1:33 a.m.
Olivier Alexandre, 24, of Evanston, was charged with disorderly conduct, assault and resisting a police officer near York and Vallette at 4:13 p.m. Police said officers observed Alexandre discharge an air horn into a victim’s face.
A victim in the 200 block of E. Grantley told police at4:02 a.m. that a verbal argument turned physical when the suspect punched him. The suspect left the scene prior to officers’ arrival. The victim was transported by medics to Edward-Elmhurst hospital for treatment. Charges are pending for two counts of domestic battery.
A complainant near Cedar and Yorkfield reported at 10:35 a.m. the suspect struck her while she was walking near the above location. The reporting officer spoke with the suspect who related she confronted the complainant but denied striking her. Due to conflicting statements, no complaints were signed and all parties agreed to have no further contact.
DUI, DUI-drugs, transportation of open alcohol, possession of open alcohol, consumption of alcohol by a minor
Pei Zhao, 41, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, disobeying a traffic control signal and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and Roosevelt at 11:59 p.m.
Lance Alexander, 60, of Maywood, was issued a citation for possession of open alcohol in public in the 100 block of E. First at 1:34 p.m.
Christopher Diego, 22, of Northlake, was charged with possession of open alcohol, driving while license suspended, following too closely, failure to signal when required and no insurance near Glade and Third at 10:57 p.m.
Jermaine J. Anderson, 42, of Schaumburg, was charged with DUI-drugs and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near Spring and St. Charles at 12:16 a.m.
Aaron Keith Hutchison, 42, of Zaleski, Ohio, was charged with possession of open alcohol in a public place and obstructing a police officer in the 400 block of N. York at 11:02 a.m.
According to information provided last week by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported two incidents of fleeing and eluding during which the driver of a vehicle fled the scene after being stopped for a traffic stop by police.
Identity theft, fraud, forgery
According to information provided by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported three incidents of identity theft or fraud in which a victim’s identity was fraudulently used.
Fred McClinton Jr., 27, of Chicago, was charged with obstructing and served a no-trespass notice in the 300 block of E. Lake at 8:41 p.m. A complainant reported he observed McClinton allegedly following him from the above location. Officers made contact with McClinton, who allegedly fled from his vehicle on foot.
Possession of cannabis in a vehicle
According to information provided last week by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported two incidents of possession of cannabis by either the driver of a vehicle or a passenger: Lorant Kovacs, 46, of Chicago, in the 200 block of N. York at 1:53 a.m. Feb. 18; and Antonio Miranda, 25, of Chicago, near County Line and Grand at 7:58 p.m. Feb. 18.
Possession of a controlled substance
Laura E. Ortiz, 40, of West Chicago, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle when registration is suspended for non-insurance, and no insurance, while James R. March, 42, of West Chicago, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and I-290 at 2 a.m.
Police said York High School received several anonymous tips via Instagram. Upon further investigation, the tips regarding a possible threat were discovered to be in reference to an out-of-school game.
Theft or burglary /retail theft/forgery/deceptive practice/obstruction/
A victim in the 400 block of E. Atwater reported at 2:15 p.m. that an unknown suspect entered his residence and removed a pellet gun and jewelry. A reporting officer reviewed a neighbor’s doorbell camera footage which showed an unknown suspect walking to the rear of the victim’s residence. Moments later, the suspect climbed a fence and entered the passenger side of a black Chevrolet SUV. This case is pending investigation.
Feb. 17-Feb. 21
An employee at a school in the 800 block of N. Wilson reported that an unknown suspect(s) gained access to a classroom through an unlocked window sometime between Feb. 17 and Feb. 21. There was nothing damaged or taken from the classroom.
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.
Lance Alexander, 60, of Maywood, was issued a citation for retail theft and served a no-trespass notice at a store in the 100 block of E. Schiller at 1:50 p.m. Police said a complainant related Alexander grabbed a bottle of alcohol in the store and started drinking without paying.
Police said that subsequent to a suspicious vehicle call in the 300 block of W. Fremont at 7:03 p.m., Piotr Gajdpsz, 36, of Villa Park, was found to have two warrants out of DuPage County.