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.
Oct. 6-Oct. 7
Police said an unknown suspect(s) moved, knocked over and damaged several wooden lawn crosses in the front lawn of a church in the 400 block of N. West sometime between the above dates.
Jenna M. Villarreal, 30, of New York, N.Y., was charged with felony criminal damage to property at a church in the 400 block of N. West at 10:38 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a 911 call, Villarreal was observed vandalizing crosses on church property.
A victim in the 700 block of N. Emory told police that she noticed two of her basement windows were broken. An investigation is pending.
DUI, DUI-drugs, transportation of open alcohol, possession of open alcohol, consumption of alcohol by a minor
Ira Couch, 35, of Joliet, was charged with driving while license revoked, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cannabis by a driver and possession of open alcohol in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at 10:18 a.m.
Caroline Nicole Kirkland, 23, of Crystal City, Mo., was charged with DUI, two counts of failure to signal when required, disobeying a traffic control signal and two counts of disobeying a stop sign subsequent to a traffic stop near Park and Cottage Hill at 3:44 a.m.
James Downey, 37, of Palatine, was charged with DUI-drugs and no valid driver’s license subsequent to a vehicle crash in the 500 block of N. York at 2:47 p.m.
John Exiner, 45, of Hanover Park, was charged with DUI-drugs and unlawful use of cannabis by a driver in the 600 block of W. North at 1:45 p.m.
Manlio V. Carballo, 42, of Chicago, was charged with DUI subsequent to a traffic stop near York at North at 2:49 a.m.
Fredy Sumba, 49, of Chicago, was charged with DUI and possession of open alcohol near Grand and York at 12:41 a.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.
A victim in the 300 block of E. Columbia reported receiving threatening messages from a suspect. The suspect was contacted and advised to have no further contact with the victim.
A complainant in the 100 block of N. Michigan has been receiving intermittent calls on her cell phone listed as “No Caller ID.” She believes the calls are from a suspect whom she previously dated years ago. Previous calls and reports regarding the suspect have been made by the complainant. The complainant was advised to renew the order of protection and contact 911 if the suspect is seen in the area of her residence.
A victim in the 300 block of W. Grand told police they repossessed a vehicle originally loaned out as a courtesy vehicle. The suspect subsequently began calling and threatening the victim. The suspect was told to stay away from dealership property.
A victim in the 300 block of N. Maple told police she went on a date with the suspect and afterwards she started receiving messages from multiple unknown numbers after blocking the suspect’s phone number. The suspect was advised to stop contacting the victim.
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 one incident of possession of cannabis by either the driver of a vehicle or a passenger: Anthony J. Harris, 24, of Bellwood, near Emory and York at 2:10 a.m. Oct. 7.
Transportation of cannabis
Leon Fletcher, 45, of Westmont, was charged with driving while license suspended, speeding, illegal transportation of cannabis by a driver and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and Elizabeth at 11:27 p.m.
Police said that subsequent to a report of a burglary to a vehicle in the 400 block of N. Larch, the victim related there were three to four unknown suspects trying to break into cars. A perimeter was established with officers, and nearby areas were checked with no results. The victim told police nothing was taken from his vehicle. this case is pending investigation.
Theft, burglary, attempted theft or burglary, forgery, deceptive practice, obstruction, robbery
A victim in the 1000 block of S. York told police she received a message on her computer with a phone number attached about her identity being stolen. The victim called the number and was advised to go to the bank and transfer her money to a different account number provided by the suspect. The victim transferred cash. An investigation is pending.
Sept. 8-Oct. 9
A victim in the 400 block of N. York told police she is missing cash from a bedroom and believes one of her caretakers may have taken it. This case is pending investigation
A victim in the 200 block of W. Eggleston told police that an unknown suspect, posing as the victim’s neighbor, called him and requested money for bail. The victim withdrew cash from the bank and returned home. The suspect came to the victim’s house, retrieved the money and later called the victim for additional cash The victim did not provide any additional money.
Sept. 27-Oct. 6
A victim in the 400 block of W. Butterfield told police that an unknown suspect stole cash from her nightstand sometime between the above dates.
A victim in the 1000 block of S. York told police at 1:59 p.m. that while at a bank, a suspect described as a black male approached him displaying a black handgun. The victim withdrew $1,000 and gave it to the suspect, who fled the scene in an unknown direction. And investigation is pending.
Police said that subsequent to a burglary in progress, unknown suspects described as black males between the ages of 16 and 30 wearing medical face masks broke the front glass door and removed merchandise. An investigation is pending.
Kerry Doran, 45, and Rosanne Doran, 25, both of Lester, England, were charged with burglary and retail theft at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at 2:19 p.m. Police said the suspects were located with a cart and stroller that contained approximately $2,000 of unpaid merchandise.
Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop in the 100 block of W. North, Lavelle N. Bennett, 35, of Maywood, was found to be driving while license suspended and had just committed a retail theft. Bennett was charged with burglary, retail theft, driving while license suspended and operating an electronic communication device.
Police said a complainant at a store in the 100 block of S. Route 83 related that a suspect described as a black male concealed a pair of DC athletic shoes in his backpack and exited the store.
Tashnae A. Armstrong, 24, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft, failure to carry a driver’s license while operating a vehicle, failure to notify secretary of state of change of address and no insurance at a store in the 900 block of S York at 8:28 p.m. Police said that subsequent to an ALPR hit, the suspect’s vehicle was located, and the driver was found to be in possession of unpaid merchandise.
Police said that subsequent to investigation for retail theft, a warrant was issued for Emilio Ruiz, 18, of Addison, who came into the station to be served with a warrant. Ruiz also was charged with retail theft for an alleged incident that occurred at a store in the 600 block of N. York on Aug. 12.
Police said officers responded to the 500 block of S. Fairfield at 10:49 a.m. for the report of a subject pointing and yelling at people. According to police, Darren J. Pasnik, 50, of Elmhurst, was found to have a valid warrant out of DuPage County.
Police said Michelle Mendiola, 30, of Cicero, was found to have a valid warrant out of Cook County subsequent to a report of a disturbance in the 200 block of E. North at 8:18 p.m.