Elmhurst Police Reports

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.

Assault, battery

June 21

Police said that Subsequent to a battery report at Elmhurst Hospital, a victim told police the suspect lunged at her and put her into chokehold. An investigation is pending.

Criminal damage, trespass to property

June 22

A victim at a pharmacy near North and Oaklawn told police at 11:35 p.m. as he was walking into the pharmacy, a female suspect yelled at him. Shortly after, the victim discovered a scratch mark on his vehicle. Upon checking video security footage, police said the suspect was seen scratching the victim’s vehicle. Hallie Kemp, 20, of Oak Lawn, was charged with criminal damage to property.

Domestic battery, domestic incident, disorderly conduct, disturbance, dispute

June 22

Police said Officers responded to a reported domestic incident near York and Adelaide at 12:07 p.m. in which a male and female were arguing and the male suspect had pushed the female. The victim was not injured and the suspect said he only pushed the victim to create space between them. No complaints are to be signed.

A 52-year-old Arlington Heights man was charged with domestic battery at Elm Creek Drive at 12:03 p.m. Police said the suspect pushed the door a victim was leaning against and she fell to the floor.

Police said Unknown suspects set off firecrackers in the elevator of the Addison parking garage in the 100 block of N. Addison, triggering the fire alarm. An investigation is pending.

DUI, DUI-drugs, transportation of open alcohol, possession of open alcohol, consumption of alcohol by a minor

June 23

Malcolm Paschal, 36, of Villa Park, was charged with DUI, possession of open alcohol and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and St. Charles at 2:23 a.m.

June 22

Saul Ixtepan-Pucheta, 34, of Mt. Prospect, was charged with DUI, improper lane usage and illegal transportation of alcohol subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Villa at 2:23 a.m.

Gabriel Ponce Rodriguez, 24, of Harvey, was charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of open alcohol by a driver and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident subsequent to a hit and run report near North and Route 83 at 11:47 p.m.

June 21

Hugo Flores, 19, of Bensenville, was issued citations for Illegal Possession of Alcohol by a Minor and Speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and North at 11:43 p.m.

June 20

Michael M. Smith, 65, of Addison, a passenger in a vehicle, was issued a citation for illegal transportation of alcohol subsequent to a traffic stop near Indiana and north at 4:26 p.m.

Fredi Vera Garcia, 21, of Addison, was charge with DUI and speeding near Grand and Lake at 10:16 p.m.

Fleeing, eluding

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.

Harassment, threats

June 26

A complainant in the 300 block of N. Berteau told police he received threatening messages from a suspect. Pending further investigation.

June 25

A complainant at a business in the 800 block of N. Church told police that a suspect repeatedly called the complainant’s employer, and was harassing the business call center representatives, in an attempt to talk to the complainant. The reporting officer contacted the suspect and advised her to cease contact with the complainant.

June 22

A victim in the 900 block of Riverside told police that an unknown male left a voicemail making threatening statements.

June 21

A victim at Elmhurst Hospital told police while she was helping a subject retrieve his wife’s belongings, the subject made threats towards her. An investigation is pending.

April 4-June 20

A victim in the 600 block of W. Third reported that she had been receiving threatening messages from her wife’s ex-girlfriend between the above dates and wanted the incident documented.

Identity theft, fraud

According to information provided by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported one 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 four incidents of possession of cannabis by either the driver of a vehicle or a passenger: Juan D. Cortez, 24, of Bloomingdale, near Route 83 and North at 9:47 p.m. June 21; Skyla Gibson, 22, of Broadview, in the 100 block of S. Route 83 at 7:32 p.m. June 24; Gabriela Castrejon, 45, of Bensenville, in the 300 block of N. York at 5:59 p.m. June 25; and Mekhi Westby, 20, of Oak Park, near York and Grand at 8:40 a.m. June 26.

Suspicious incident

June 12

Police said that subsequent to a report of a delayed reckless driving complaint near Spring and the Prairie Path at 10:54 a.m., a complainant relayed the suspect vehicle drove onto the Prairie Path and nearly hit the complainant. After an investigation, an officer was unable to identify the offending vehicle at this time.

Theft, retail theft, burglary, attempted theft or burglary, forgery, deceptive practice, obstruction, robbery

June 26

Police said officers responded to the report of an unconscious subject in a restroom in the 900 block of S. York at 7:16 a.m. The suspect was found to be highly intoxicated with several items of unpaid merchandise. The suspect also has an active trespass notice for the address. The suspect was transported to the hospital for further treatment. An investigation is pending.

June 25

Patrick Harty, 58, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for theft near York and Fremont at 7:57 p.m. Police said officers responded to the above location for the report of a suspect taking locks off of an electrical box. Harty was located and admitted to taking the locks, according to police.

June 23

Police said a reporting officer observed a vehicle bearing a suspicious temporary license plate. The reporting officer conducted a traffic stop, and David Coronel-Zavala, 41, of Addison, admitted to purchasing the license plate on Facebook Marketplace, according to police. Coronel-Zavala was charged with displaying an unauthorized temporary registration plate, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and no insurance.

June 21

Police said that subsequent to a report for a delayed residential burglary in the 200 block of E. Crestview, a victim related that an unknown suspect(s) entered her residence through the unlocked back door and noticed several items were out of place. The victim stated money and jewelry appeared to be missing. An investigation is pending.

June 20

While driving a truck route from a business in the 600 block of N. Larch on May 19, a victim left his personal items in the storage room at the business. When he returned, his property was missing.

Unlawful possession of a weapon

June 24

Edward Robinson, 63, of Elmhurst, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, no valid driver’s license, unlawful possession of cannabis in a motor vehicle and no seat belt subsequent to a traffic stop near Grand and York at 6:24 p.m. Police said a search of the vehicle was conducted where the suspect was found to be in possession of unlawful weapons by a felon, two sets of metal knuckles and a throwing star.

Warrant arrest

June 24-June 25

Police said Eric Frison, 48, of Chicago, was processed on a warrant near North and Clinton, and also charged with no insurance and driving with expired plates.

June 21

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Crestview and Michigan at 6:09 p.m., Rene Barrera, 37, of Chicago, was found to have an active warrant out of Will County. He was processed on the warrant, and also issued a citation for no seat belt.