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.
Wesley James Crosswhite, 22, of Wilmette, was charged with two counts of battery in the 100 block of S. Prospect at 6:15 p.m. According to police, a victim related the suspect struck him after asking him to quiet down. The suspect related he became frustrated and lashed out at the victim, police said.
Matthew T. Dalton, 31, of Wheaton, was charged with aggravated battery in public place, DUI, criminal damage to property, leaving the scene of an accident and transportation of open alcohol by driver subsequent to a call for a hit and run in the 600 block of W. North at 3:40 p.m.
Domestic battery, disorderly conduct, domestic incident, disturbance
Police said a complainant reported that Victor Santiago, 40, of Carol Stream, was urinating on the street. Officers made contact with the suspect, who allegedly became belligerent and uncooperative. Santiago allegedly pulled away while officers were attempting to take him into custody. Police said that upon further investigation it was learned Santiago had three active warrants. He was charged with disorderly conduct obstructing ID and resisting arrest.
A complainant in the 900 block of S. Hillside reported at 9 p.m. that a suspect exited the residence and hit him in the eye following a verbal argument. This case is pending investigation.
A 30-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence in the 900 block of S. Kirk at 2:12 a.m. A victim reported that the suspect pushed her to the ground and damaged her phone while preventing her from calling 911.
A 29-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with two counts of domestic battery in the 900 block of N. Virginia at 8:18 p.m. Police said officers located the victim, who had injuries.
Harvey L. Segal, 77, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for parking—blocking a private driveway and parking where curbs are painted yellow subsequent to a report for a disturbance in the 100 block of N. Addison at 4:58 p.m. According to police, a reporting officer located a victim who was parked in a yellow-painted curb zone. Police said the victim related the suspect struck his vehicle using his hand causing damage. The suspect, according to police, related that the victim was parked blocking the driveway entrance to his building.
A victim in the 600 block of S. Parkside told police at 1:47 p.m. that an unknown cyber hacker has been harassing and threatening him and his company. An investigation is pending.
A victim at Elm Creek Drive told police at 7:32 p.m. she had an item for sale on Facebook and a suspect agreed on the price. The victim provided her information to the suspect but never received payment. The suspect sent threatening messages asking for her money back. This case is pending investigation.
DUI, DUI-drugs, transportation of open alcohol, possession of open alcohol, consumption of alcohol by a minor
Amari Ward, 25, of Aurora, was charged with driving while license suspended and illegal possession of open alcohol in a vehicle subsequent to a traffic stop near Butterfield and Commonwealth at 9:04 p.m.
According to information provided last week by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported three 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.
Liquor law violation
Police said that subsequent to a bar check in the 100 block of N. Addison at 11:54 p.m., officers found 10 minors on a licensed premise and in possession of fictitious IDs. Police said Christopher S Swiatek,19, of Franklin Park, fled on foot, was taken into custody and charged with battery, resisting a police officer and consumption of alcohol by minor. Amelia C. Kirsch, 18, and Olivia J. Kirsch, 19, both of Clarendon Hills, and Natalia O. Torres, 20, of Countryside, were each issued citations for minor on a licensed premise and false use of an ID. Chloe C. Conley, 20, of Sugar Grove; Joseph S. Debenedictis, 20, of Addison; Katelyn G. Matthew, 19, of Springfield; and William A. Sherman, 20, of Elmhurst, were issued citations for consumption of alcohol by a minor and false use of an ID. Joseph S. Dituri, 20, of Bloomingdale, was issued a citation for false use of an ID.
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: Denilson Quintanilla Benitez, 19, of Chicago, near York and Lake at 11:21 p.m. April 30; and Alimayu Makonnen, 30, of Dolton, near North and Indiana at 9:02 p.m. May 3.
Possession of a controlled substance
Kelly Olmetti, 39, and Timothy Olmetti, 45, both of Elmhurst, were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance in the 500 block of W. Grand at 1:48 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a report of an intoxicated subject, the suspects were found to be in possession of fentanyl.
April 30-May 1
A victim in the 200 block of N. Highland reported that upon starting her vehicle that was parked in the driveway overnight, it was discovered an unknown suspect filled the tailpipe with a foreign material. The item became dislodged upon starting the vehicle and there was no damage caused. An investigation is pending.
Theft or burglary /retail theft/forgery/deceptive practice/obstruction/
A complainant at a business in the 200 block of E. Butterfield reported at 12:10 p.m. that an unknown suspect entered his shop to wash his hands. When the suspect left, the complainant noticed a scan tool was missing. The suspect left the area in a blue Chevrolet Equinox.
A victim in the 400 block of S. Berkley told police that an unknown person(s) removed two packages from his property.
A victim at a business in the 100 block of N. York reports an employee entered the business after it had closed and removed cash. An investigation is pending.
A complainant in the 600 block of W. North related at 12:48 p.m. that an unknown suspect stole her phone after she realized it was not in her possession while at the above location. An investigation is pending.
March 4-April 26
A in the 100 block of W. Park told police that an unknown suspect stole and washed a check she had mailed sometime between the above dates the suspect then forged and cashed the stolen check. An investigation is pending.
March 25-March 30
A victim in the 100 block of S. Lawndale told police that during travel, one of her suitcases was lost and then returned two months later. When the suitcase was returned, clothing was missing. The theft was reported to Lufthansa Airlines, but they required a police report and were advised to get one from the local police department.
Theft of catalytic converters
According to information provided last week by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported one incident of catalytic converters being removed and stolen from a vehicle: in the 300 block of S. West at 4:19 p.m. May 2.
Melissa S. Straley, 30, of Chicago, Straley was charged with retail theft: exceeding $300, retail theft: prior convictions, burglary, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, while Krzysztof Nawrot, 49, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft: exceeding $300, retail theft: prior convictions, burglary, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and aggravated battery and found to have a warrant out of Glenview subsequent to a report for a retail theft at a store in the 100 block of E. Schiller at 1:39 p.m.
A complainant at a gas station in the 600 block of W. North related that unknown suspects took several items off the shelves and exited without paying. The suspects fled the scene last seen heading eastbound on North Avenue.
Police said that subsequent to a customer dispute at a pub in the 100 block of N. Addison at 10:17 p.m., Donna Weber, 60, of Des Plaines, was found to have an active warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office.