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.
William Schlesser, 52, of Brookfield, was charged with assault in the 100 block of S. Prospect at 9:53 p.m. Police said officers responded to the above location for the report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, the victims related after a road rage incident, Schlesser approached their vehicle with a baseball bat, according to police.
Domestic battery, domestic incident, disorderly conduct, disturbance
A complainant in the 400 block of W. Butterfield reported an employee made some alarming statements to another employee. A witness was uncooperative and did not want to speak to officers. The complainant related they will be terminating the suspect’s employment.
A victim in the 1200 block of S. York reported, following a verbal argument, that the suspect struck her. Officers attempted to locate the suspect with no results. An investigation is pending.
A 21-year-old Elmhurst woman was charged with two counts of domestic battery in the 300 block of E. North End at 11:37 a.m.
Police said that subsequent to a call for a domestic in the 200 block of S. Sunnyside at 9:19 a.m., a complainant related her husband attacked her. The husband said that his wife bit his hand. There was no indication of injuries, both parties refused to sign complaints and agreed to separate for the evening.
Police said that subsequent to a report of a suspicious subject in the 400 block of N. West, the complainant stated the subject gestured at her inappropriately. The subject was no longer in the area.
DUI, DUI-drugs, transportation of open alcohol, possession of open alcohol, consumption of alcohol by a minor
Pedro Banuelos Valencia, 49, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, no valid driver’s license, improper lane usage and two counts of failure to signal subsequent to a traffic stop near West and North at 11:49 p.m.
Ashley V. Lopez, 27, of Chicago, was charged with DUI and possession of cannabis in a vehicle in the 400 block of N. York at 3:18 a.m.
Teaghan Schremph, 24, of Wheaton, was charged with DUI and speeding near Route 83 and Riverside at 1:52 a.m.
Robert Flowers, 60, of Glendale Heights, was charged with DUI drugs, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, while Nicole Carr, 49, of Chicago, a passenger in the vehicle, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to a vehicle crash near North and Route 83 at 9:40 a.m.
Marco Xinic Gomez, 22, of Addison, was charged with DUI, speeding and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Grand and Lamont at 1:36 a.m.
Raul Soto-Pelaez, 30, of Glendale Heights, was charged with DUI, no valid driver’s license and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Route 83 at 2:33 a.m.
Susan J. McKernan, 42, of Lombard, was charged with DUI, endangering the life of a child and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop in the 200 block of N. Ridgeland at 4:49 p.m.
According to information provided last week by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported one incident of fleeing and eluding during which the driver of a vehicle fled the scene after being stopped for a traffic stop by police.
An employee at a store in the 1000 block of S. York received a threatening phone call from an unknown suspect.
An employee at a corporation in the 300 block of W. Carol received a threatening text message from a former employee. The suspect was issued a no-trespass notice and advised not to contact anyone at the corporation.
A victim at Elm Creek Drive told police at 3:45 a.m. he has had an ongoing dispute with a neighbor where she made threats towards him. An investigation is pending.
Identity theft, fraud
According to information provided by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported five 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 two incidents of possession of cannabis by either the driver of a vehicle or a passenger: Alize J. Zamora, 20, of Chicago, near North and Willow at 7:16 p.m. Sept. 17; Ana Ruiz-Mora, 36, of Sunrise, Fla., near North and Walnut at 11:28 a.m. Sept. 18.
A victim in the 100 block of N. Michigan told police that a suspect was stalking her while she was sitting outside of her apartment. The victim had an expired order of protection against the suspect and was advised to obtain a new order of protection.
Police said a reporting officer located a vehicle that was wanted out of Willowbrook for retail theft in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at 8 p.m. Upon further investigation it was discovered the suspect’s vehicle was previously involved in a retail theft and battery in Elmhurst, according to police. The vehicle allegedly fled eastbound on Roosevelt Road from Route 83 before crashing near the ramp to eastbound I-290. Paris Durr, 32, of Chicago, was charged with felony retail theft, burglary, and aggravated battery for an alleged incident that occurred in the 100 block of E. Schiller on Sept. 9.
Unlawful production of cannabis
Police said a complainant in the 800 block of W. Hillside told police that a person was openly growing cannabis plants in his yard which were visible to the public. Carlos E. Loria, 53, of Elmhurst, was charged with unlawful production of cannabis (more than 20, less than 50 plants).
Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Grand and Oaklawn at 7:46 p.m., Gustavo Dominguez, Jr., 23, of Franklin Park, was found to have a valid warrant out of DuPage County and to be in possession of a controlled substance. The suspect was processed on the warrant and charged with possession of a controlled substance, no valid license and operating a vehicle with a suspended registration.