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.
A complainant near North and I-290 told police that while driving at the above location, his rear passenger window was shattered by unknown means.
A complainant at York High School told police that an unknown person(s) keyed her vehicle while it was parked at the above location. An investigation is pending.
Domestic battery, domestic incident, disorderly conduct, disturbance, dispute
Police said officers responded to an area near Larch and Industrial at 4:02 p.m. for the report of a person with a gun. Upon arrival, the suspect, Titus Smahon, 32, of Elmhurst, was located and found to be in possession of a handgun, according to police. An investigation determined the victim and the suspect were reportedly involved in a traffic dispute and the suspect allegedly displayed a handgun but did not point it at the victim. Smahon was charged with disorderly conduct.
A 25-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with two counts of domestic battery in the in the 100 block of Fellows Court. Police said the suspect poured beer on a victim and scratched her.
A 34-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with domestic battery in the 300 block of N. Highview. Police said the suspect held a victim down and shook her.
DUI, DUI-drugs, transportation of open alcohol, possession of open alcohol, consumption of alcohol by a minor
Calixto Ines Garcia Lopez, 28, of Melrose Park, was charged with DUI, following too closely, improper lane usage, failure to signal when required, possession of open alcohol and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Industrial and Grand at 1:24 a.m.
Walter Mendoza, 37, of Addison, was charged with DUI and two counts of improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Berteau at 12:57 a.m.
Yateece McGregg, 43, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for possession of open alcohol and suspended registration subsequent to a traffic stop near Euclid and Meister at 4:22 a.m.
Pamela Morton, 66, of Bensenville, was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving on the wrong side of the road in the 100 block of Grantley.
According to information provided last week by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported one incident of fleeing and eluding.
A complainant in the 200 block of Walnut told police she believes the suspect is using various social media platforms and unknown phone numbers to harass her. The suspect has also contacted the complainant’s friends and family. Pending investigation.
A complainant in the 300 block of W. Kimbell reported that a suspect had continued attempting to contact her after being told not to. The reporting officer spoke with the suspect who agreed to have no further contact with the complainant.
Identity theft, fraud, forgery
According to information provided by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported two 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 five incidents of possession of cannabis by either the driver of a vehicle or a passenger: Mitchell Love, 28, of Aurora, near Lake and Grand at 2 a.m. Jan. 27; Carlos Salmeron, 35, and Arabella Castro, 21, both of Villa Park, near York and Madison at 8:21 p.m. Jan. 28; Fawaz Saleh, 30, of Bridgeview, near York and Lake at 11:22 p.m. Jan. 28; Rogelio Carrera, 24, of Hillside, near Roosevelt and Route 83 at 11:51 a.m. Jan. 29; and Jose Diaz Sotelo, 28, of Maywood, near North and Addison at 11:56 p.m. Jan. 31.
Solicitation of a child
Police said that subsequent to an investigation of electronic communication between a suspect and a complainant who posed as a 12-year-old child online, the suspect, Andrew P. Barrett, 58, of Elmhurst, was charged with indecent solicitation of a child, grooming and was transported to the DuPage County Jail.
Theft, retail theft, burglary, attempted theft or burglary, forgery, deceptive practice, obstruction, robbery
Police said that subsequent to a retail theft that had just occurred at a pharmacy in the 100 block of W. North, the suspect was located walking away from the scene and was found to be in possession of various stolen cosmetics from the pharmacy. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the police station. Police said the suspect also had a valid warrant out of Lake County. Charges are pending for burglary and retail theft.
A victim told police at 3:27 a.m. that he live-streamed and showed his naked self to a female he met on a dating app. The unknown female told the victim that she will share the recorded video with his family and friends if he doesn’t send her money. The victim sent a total amount of $516 due to this online scam. An investigation is pending.
A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) stole his wife’s vehicle while it was parked at Edward-Elmhurst Hospital. The stolen vehicle was later recovered in Racine, Wis. Further investigation is pending.
A victim in the 200 block of W. Claremont told police he went on a lunch break and left his DeWalt tools at the above location. Upon returning to the site, his tools were missing.
Officers responded to a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at 4:17 p.m. for the report of a delayed retail theft. Upon an officer’s arrival, the complainant related an unknown suspect stole merchandise and fled in a red Land Rover Discovery. And investigation is pending.
Joshua M. Pickett, 19 of Chicago, was charged with burglary, theft, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and two counts of criminal damage to property in the 700 block of W. Lake at 1:52 p.m. (See full story elsewhere in this issue.)
A complainant told police that an unknown suspect(s) altered their check and deposited it into an unknown Capital One account in the 800 block of N. Addison.
Javier Velez Jr., 38, of Chicago, was charged with theft-unauthorized control with intent, not exceeding $500 with prior conviction in the 200 block of N. Myrtle.
Theft of catalytic converters
According to information provided last week by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported no incidents of catalytic converters being removed and stolen from a vehicle.
Violation of pretrial release
Police said Nyles Smith, 25, of Michigan City, Ind., was found to have an active warrant for missing his court date and was also in violation of his pre-trial release. Smith was charged with violation of pretrial release.
Police said Faith D. Lawrence, 21, of Villa Park, was found to be wanted on a warrant out of DuPage County. Lawrence also was charged with operating a vehicle with suspended registration and improper lane usage near north and York at 4:15 p.m.