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.
Minh T. Dinh, 22, and Hui Nyuyen, 21, both of Elmhurst, were issued citations for battery in the 100 block of S. Prospect at 8:35 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a report of a battery, both suspects related there was a physical altercation after one suspect poured water on the other.
Criminal damage, criminal trespassing
Joseph Cahill, 20; Michael Connel, 20; Jackson Nehls, 19; Denton Rohde, 20; and Joshua Temple, 20, all of Elmhurst, were issued citations for trespassing in the 100 block of N. Hampshire at 8:53 p.m. Nehls and Temple also were issued citations for unlawful possession of cannabis. Police said that subsequent to a report of suspicious people, officers located six subjects underneath the I-290 bridge. Officers made contact with five of the six subjects. One subject reportedly fled eastbound across the railroad tracks.
Police said that subsequent to a building check in the 200 block of N. York, the suspects were found to be trespassing at the vacant building. Both suspects were cited for trespassing and were served with a no-trespass notice before vacating the property.
A complainant in the 600 block of W. North reported that an unknown female suspect attempted to purchase tobacco products without an ID. The clerk refused the sale, and the suspect left the store but returned and damaged a sale display and a food warmer. This case is pending investigation.
Domestic battery, disorderly conduct, domestic incident, disturbance
A 50-year-old Elmhurst woman was charged with domestic battery in the 200 block of E. South at 10:01 p.m. Police said a victim reported a verbal argument turned physical when his wife shoved him.
DUI, DUI-drugs, transportation of open alcohol, possession of open alcohol, consumption of alcohol by a minor
Richard Hale, 60, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident near Spring and Crescent at 5:44 p.m.
Nathaniel Arzet, 21, of Bensenville, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, suspended registration for no insurance and no insurance in the 100 block of N. Geneva at 5:14 p.m.
Lawrence Jernigan, 29, of Chicago, was issued citations for suspended registration and possession of cannabis by a driver, while Demarrius J. Patten, 28, of Chicago, was issued citations for open alcohol and possession of cannabis by a driver subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and North at 9:36 p.m.
Erick Licea, 24, of Bensenville, was issued citations for possession of cannabis by a driver, unlawful possession of open alcohol by a driver and improper window treatment subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and Grand at 7:04 p.m.
Guillermo Balderas-Gamboa, 33, of Glendale Heights, was charged with driving the wrong way down a one-way street, DUI, no insurance and illegal transportation of open alcohol subsequent to a traffic stop near Schiller and Commerce at 10:18 p.m.
Nicholas Roberts, 43, of Hartland, Wis., was charged with DUI, improper lane usage, improper turn, failure to signal and resisting arrest subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Lake at 1:24 a.m.
Erica Torres, 19, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for possession of alcohol by a minor and use of a fictitious ID in the 500 block of S. York at 10:10 p.m. Police said a complainant reported a customer exited a store after purchasing alcohol; however, after the customer left, the clerk realized the card used was declined, according to police.
Police said that subsequent to a disagreement over a bill at a restaurant in the 100 block of N. York at 10:1 p.m., the patrons became unruly, refused to leave and were issued trespass warnings from the business. A suspect later continued to harass the business by calling in fake reservations for large parties.
May 10-May 11
A complainant in the 500 block of W. Crockett reported that his ex-girlfriend has been following him and calling his phone repeatedly.
Aug. 17, 2022-May 3
A complainant in the 100 block of E. Lake reported she received numerous unwanted messages from her ex-boyfriend between the above date. A reporting officer made contact with the suspect who agreed to cease communication with the complainant.
April 23-April 24
A complainant in the 100 block of N. Michigan reported an ex-friend followed her to her residence and attempted to get in the building. A reporting officer made contact with the suspect who related he was concerned for her well-being and wanted to talk further. The suspect was advised to have no contact with the complainant.
Identity theft, fraud, forgery
According to information provided by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported nine 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: Jamarie Pittman, 23, of Chicago, near North and Willow at 8:56 p.m. May 12; Larry Scott, 33, of Chicago, near York and Lake at 9:05 p.m. May 13; and Saul Presa, 21, of Melrose Park, in the 200 block of N. York at 11:12 p.m. May 13.
A victim in the 400 block of N. Oak reported that he made an appointment for a company to arrive at his home but the individual that arrived did not have any proper identification that they were with the business. The suspect subsequently left. An investigation is pending.
Theft or burglary /retail theft/forgery/deceptive practice/obstruction/
A suspect was observed taking a plant from the display on the exterior of a store without paying for it. The store staff was contacted and the plant was returned. The suspect was issued a trespass notice. He was informed not to return to the business.
Police said a reporting officer responded to a store in the 100 block of E. Schiller at 7:53 p.m. for the report of a delayed theft. The complainant related the suspect left the business with merchandise without paying.
Police said a reporting officer responded to a store in the 100 block of E. Schiller at 8:10 p.m. for the report of a delayed theft. The complainant related the suspect left the business with merchandise without paying.
Police said that Lashonda Garner, 35, of Mount Prospect, turned herself in on a warrant out of DeKalb County at 6:59 p.m.
Police said officers responded to a report of a suspicious incident where the complainant at a restaurant in the 200 block of N. York alleged suspects placed a tracker on the victim’s vehicle and waved a firearm at him. Police said the suspects were located, taken into custody and transported to the police station. Subsequent to a search, police said Gustabo Salazar, 36, of Zion, was found to be in possession of controlled substances. Salazar was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Dakota R. Beeter, 28, of Ingleside, was charged with driving while license suspended, fleeing and eluding, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper lane usage and disobeying a traffic control device. According to police, Beeter was also found to have a warrant out of Lake County.
Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop for improper window tints near West and Babcock at 11:16 p.m., Taray D. Love, 30 of Elmhurst, was found to have a valid warrant out of DuPage County.