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.
Police said officers responded to the 300 block of Huntington at 1:26 a.m. for the report of an intoxicated suspect. Upon arrival, the suspect was found to have physically assaulted the victim. Charges are pending.
A victim in the 400 block of W. Butterfield reports a staff member inappropriately touched him. An investigation is pending.
DUI, DUI-drugs, transportation of open alcohol, possession of open alcohol, consumption of alcohol by a minor
Levon Jerome Richardsons, 18, of Wheaton, was charged with improper lighting, unlawful possession of cannabis by a driver, unlawful possession of alcohol by a driver, and unlawful possession of tobacco products by a minor, while Jared Scott Kinser, 18, of Wheaton, was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis by a passenger, unlawful possession of alcohol by a passenger, and unlawful possession of tobacco products by a minor subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Route 83 at 11:19 p.m.
Domestic battery, domestic incident, disorderly conduct, disturbance
James Gruden, 70, of Wheaton, was charged with disorderly conduct in the 100 block of Prospect for an alleged incident that reportedly occurred March 31. Police said victims reported an unknown suspect walking in the area and wearing only underpants followed them. Subsequent to an investigation, Gruden was identified, according to police.
A complainant in the 300 block of W. Eggleston reported three incidents involving teenage juveniles banging loudly on her front door in the late evening hours. The complainant is requesting extra patrols in the area.
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.
Crystal Berrong, 34, of Gilberts, was charged with harassment by telephone in the 100 block of N. York at 8:53 p.m. Police said Berrong admitted to following the victim around the area and was trespassed from two different businesses where the victim worked. The suspect continued to constantly call and text the victim, according to police.
Identity theft, fraud
According to information provided by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported four 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 seven incidents of possession of cannabis by either the driver of a vehicle or a passenger: Brandon Vargas-Cardoso, 20, of Elk Grove Village, in the 600 block of W. St. Charles at 3:43 p.m. July 26; Angel L Hernandez, 33, of Berkeley, near Arlington and Park at 6:04 p.m. July 27; Jerrell Russell, 29, of Chicago, near North and York at 11:33 p.m. July 27; Jonathan Smith, 35, of Villa Park, near St. Charles and Monterey at 12:28 a.m. July 28; Christian Gonzalez, 19, and Luke I. Snyder, 20, both of Naperville, near Butterfield and Route 83 at 1:27 a.m. Aug. 1; and Cedric P. Banks, 21, of Chicago, near Lake and West at 7:35 p.m. Aug. 2.
Possession of a controlled substance
Mario O. Gracia, 27, of Melrose Park, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of cannabis by a driver, improper window tinting/treatment, no valid license and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and I-290 at 5:01 a.m.
Theft or burglary /retail theft/forgery/deceptive practice/obstruction/
Police said officers responded to a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at 4:47 p.m. for the report of a retail theft that had just occurred. According to police, the suspects fled in a vehicle with merchandise but were apprehended by officers. A stolen firearm was located in the vehicle, according to police. Marquis Q. Henderson, 29, of Chicago, was charged with burglary, felony retail theft over $300, and possession of a weapon by a felon. Etonia G. Henderson, 20, of Chicago, was charged with burglary, retail theft over $300 and possession of an electronic detection removal device. (See story pg. 1 of this issue.)
A complainant at a business in the 500 block of W. Lake related that a suspect left the business with merchandise without paying. An investigation is pending.
Police said officers responded to a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at 7:50 p.m. for the report of a retail theft that just occurred. The two suspects—described as a white or Hispanic man and a white or Hispanic woman—fled the scene traveling northbound Route 83. An investigation is pending.
A complainant at a business in the 400 block of S. Fairfield reported an unknown suspect(s) removed two Stihl brand leaf blowers from an open bed trailer.
John Bakopoulos, 48, of Chicago, was charged with felony retail theft at a pharmacy in the 100 block of W. North at 10:59 a.m. Police said the suspect had removed merchandise and left the store without paying.
Erika Anahi Hernandez, 25, of Bensenville, was charged with possession of fraudulent identification, no valid driver’s license and improper display of registration near Lake and Grand at 11:28 p.m.
June 28-July 28
A complainant in the 500 block of W. Lake told police that a suspect had her vehicle towed to the BMW dealership where a diagnostic test was completed. The suspect then wanted the vehicle towed to another repair facility. BMW attempted to collect payment for the money owned for their service with no results.
A victim in the 400 block of N. Howard reported at 2:04 p.m. that when she arrived home, she observed two suspects described as Hispanic males flee from her home and enter a light blue Kia SUV. Cash was found to be missing. The suspects’ vehicle was last seen heading north-bound on Howard.
July 15-July 25
Victims in the 200 block of Glade received a check from a suspect who was interested in buying their vehicle. After cashing the check, the suspect began sending messages requesting the victims return the money. The victim’s sent a portion of the money back to the suspect before realizing they had been deceived.
Police said officers responded to a store in the 1000 block of N. York for the report of a retail theft that just occurred. The complainant related the suspects left the store with four cartons of Newport 100 cigarettes for which they did not pay. The suspects were last seen southbound York Road.
A complainant at a store in the 100 block of E. Schiller related video surveillance showed a suspect described as a white male on two separate occasions remove bottles of liquor and leave the store without paying for the merchandise. An investigation is pending.