The Elmhurst Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. 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.

 

Battery

 

Aug. 17

Police said officers responded to Elmhurst Hospital for a report of a disturbance at around 11:07 a.m. Hospital security stated a suspect had been staying at one of the hospital’s family rooms and reportedly has been verbally abusive to staff. A victim told suspect she needed to leave; that is when the suspect walked towards the victim and allegedly slapped her hand. The victim declined to file charges. The suspect was served with a no trespass order.

 

Criminal damage

 

Aug. 19-Aug. 20

A victim in the 800 block of N. York told police that reported he spent the night at his mother’s residence and parked his car in the condominium complex parking lot. Upon returning to his car in the morning, he noticed an unknown suspect had damaged his vehicle by scratching the side with an unknown object.

 

Aug. 17-Aug. 19

A victim in the 800 block of S. Poplar told police at around 8:17 p.m. that an unknown suspect damaged his vehicle while it was parked in his driveway. The damage consists of a damaged roof rack and dents on either side of the vehicle.

 

Criminal trespass

 

Aug. 16-Aug. 17

A victim told police that an unknown suspect entered her unlocked vehicle on Elm Creek Drive while it was parked overnight in the parking lot of an apartment complex. An unknown suspect disturbed the contents of the glove compartment and the trunk. No items were reported missing.

 

Aug. 14

A victim in the 500 block of Willow told police at around 7:03 p.m. that his home security system recorded an unknown suspect attempting to gain entry to his car as it was parked in his driveway. A witness reports seeing the suspect exiting a grey Mercedes-Benz and approaching several parked cars attempting to gain entry. All the vehicles were locked and no entry was gained any vehicles. The suspect was described as a black male with black hair, wearing a yellow hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and red gym shoes.

 

Disorderly conduct

 

Aug. 21

Maryann Harnica, 55, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct-public intoxication in the 500 block of Spring at around 5:07 p.m. Police said officers responded to a report of a person down on the sidewalk. Responding officers found Harnica to be intoxicated and unable to care for herself, according to police.

 

 

Domestic battery, domestic incident, disturbance

 

Aug. 18

Police said officers responded to the 200 block of W. Fremont for the report of a domestic disturbance. The victim told police the suspect was being verbally abusive. The suspect reportedly broke a glass table in the kitchen. The suspect then fled the home prior to officers’ arrival. The case is pending investigation.

 

Aug. 16

A 46-year-old Forest Park woman was charged with domestic battery in the 400 block of W. Butterfield at around 10:32 a.m. Police said that subsequent to a complaint of a domestic disturbance, the suspect was found to have pushed the victim to the floor and punched the victim.

 

DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, open alcohol in public, consumption of alcohol by a minor

 

Aug. 22

Michael J. Tihlarik, 28, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, expired registration, speeding and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Kenmore at around 12:41 a.m.

 

Aug. 21

Adam Boucher, 34, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, no valid driver’s license, improper lane usage and no insurance in the 100 block of E. Butterfield at around 12:56 a.m.

 

Aug. 19

Augusto Meglio, 38, of Lombard, was charged with DUI and improper lane usage subsequent to traffic stop near St. Charles and Chandler at around 11:34 p.m.

Marco Ortiz-Salazar, 29, of Aurora, was charged with DUI and open alcohol near Butterfield and Roosevelt at around 3:10 a.m.

Shatabia Wilborne, 19, of Forest Park, was charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor and improper lane usage, while Ashante Brown, 20; Davion Brisco, 18; and Rajae Nelson, 19, all of Chicago, were issued citations for consumption of alcohol by a minor subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Third at around 3:40 a.m.

 

Aug. 18

Jose Guerra, 41, of Hillside, was charged with DUI, improper lane usage, driving without headlights when required and no insurance near Marion and Poplar at around 11:15 p.m.

Kevin Russell, 45, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, failure to signal and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Third and York at around 3:30 a.m.

Tabitha Sorna, 26, of Westchester, was charged with DUI and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and Route 83 at around 4:14 a.m.

 

Aug. 16

Jose E. Lopez-Benitez, 28, of Villa Park, was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and making an improper turn subsequent to a three-car traffic crash near Grand and Lake at around 8:21 p.m.

 

Possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a

controlled substance

 

Aug. 23

Tareq H. Awad, 23, of Chicago, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis in the 500 block of N. Kenilworth at around 2:27 a.m. Police said that subsequent to a suspicious vehicle investigation, the occupant of the vehicle, Awad, was found to be in possession of cannabis.

 

Aug. 18

Quinton Comage, 49, of Elgin, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis near Roosevelt and York at around 9:33 p.m.

 

Suspicious circumstances

 

Aug. 22

A complainant in the 100 block of N. Michigan told police at around 3:14 p.m. that he no longer wanted the suspect on the property because he often makes inappropriate comments to guests and is usually intoxicated, according to police. Contact was made with the suspect, who was served with a no trespass notice. The suspect was advised if he returned he would be arrested.

 

Aug. 20

A complainant at the Elmhurst Public Library told police at around 11:55 a.m. that while sitting at a table on the second floor, she noticed an older white male wearing a blue-white shirt, cargo shorts, gym shoes and a Cubs hat, acting suspicious. She felt the man was staring at her and taking pictures of her with his cell phone. The complainant confronted the man, who denied taking pictures. On Aug. 21, officers located the subject and spoke to him. The subject denied taking photos and consented to a search of his cellphone to verify. No complaints are to be signed.

A victim told police at around 3:23 p.m. that she rode her bicycle around Elmhurst College and was being followed by a man on a bicycle, described as a white male, around 5’8”, 130 pounds with long brown hair, wearing a white tattered T-shirt, black sweatpants, black and white Nike shoes with a slovenly appearance. Officers reviewed surveillance video from the Library and Elmhurst College. The videos showed the victim riding her bicycle. Neither video showed the described man.

 

Aug. 17

A victim in the 600 block of Thomas told police at around 10:37 p.m. that an unknown male suspect described as Hispanic, between 14 and 17 years old, with brown hair, wearing a light shirt, blue jeans, black shoes and a shiny necklace, rang his doorbell, tried to open the door, and then ran immediately from the residence. The subject was observed on the victim’s security camera. The area was checked with no results.

 

Theft/burglary/attempted theft or burglary/identity theft/fraud/forgery/deceptive practice/obstruction/robbery

 

Aug. 21-Aug. 22

Attempted burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 1-100 block of Elm Creek Drive. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) entered her locked vehicle while it was parked in a parking lot at the above location sometime between the above dates. The victim stated nothing was taken, but multiple items were out of place.

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 1-100 block of Elm Creek Drive. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked vehicle and removed his watch sometime between the above dates. Nothing else appeared to be missing.

 

Aug. 16-Aug. 22

Theft was reported at a paint store in the 100 block of W. Armitage at around 5:34 p.m. A complainant told police that he owns the paint store and received a call from a suspect who asked to have a house painted in Northbrook. The suspect gave the complainant a credit card number and asked the complainant to forward additional funds to another account. The suspect asked the complainant to do this two more times and he agreed. On Aug. 22, the payment was declined due to insufficient funds in the complainant’s checking account. An investigation is pending.

 

Aug. 21

Police said a pharmacy at a store in the 600 block of N. York reported at around 4:16 p.m. that an unknown suspect attempted to fill a prescription with a suspected forged written prescription. The suspect reportedly dropped off the prescription to be filled. The pharmacy checked with the doctor, who confirmed the prescription was forged. The suspect later returned to pick up the medication. The pharmacy contacted the police and the suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Theft was reported at a pizza restaurant in the 1000 block of S. York at around 3:33 p.m. Police said an employee was assigned to make two deposits of U.S. currency to the night drop box. Upon checking with the bank, it was learned only one deposit had been posted to the account. Upon questioning, the employee stated he dropped both deposit bags into the night drop box.

 

Aug. 20-Aug. 21

Two instances of burglary to a vehicle were reported in the 1-100 block of Elm Creek Drive. A victim told police he discovered that an unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle, removed his credit cards and IDs from his wallet, and placed them on the front passenger seat sometime between the above dates. Contents of the center console and glove compartment were scattered around the floor board, and his sunglasses were missing. A second victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked vehicle while it was parked in a parking lot at the above location. The victim stated nothing was taken, but multiple items were out of place.

 

Aug. 20

Benjamin Dynek, 29, of Lake Zurich, was charged with two counts of felony retail theft at a store in the 600 block of N. York at around 6:10 p.m. Police said Dynek was detained by the loss prevention officer after he left the store with a grocery cart full of assorted liquor products for which he did not pay.

Theft was reported near Berkley and Surf at around 7:49 p.m. A resident reported an unknown suspect removed a stop sign and pole from the northwest corner of the intersection. Public Works responded to the scene and installed a temporary stop sign.

 

Aug. 17

Theft was reported in the 200 block of S. Rex Blvd. at around 4:34 p.m. A victim told police that he had two packages delivered to his door step. Upon checking on the packages he found that an unknown suspect had taken a package. A second package had been tampered with but left on the door step.

 

Aug. 16

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of S. Fairlane at around 7:46 a.m. A victim told police that she noticed fraudulent charges on her debit card account.

 

Aug. 15-Aug. 16

Burglary was reported in the 600 block of N. York between the above dates. A victim told police that he was contacted by the Illinois State Police who advised they located his trailer on the ramp for westbound I-290 from York Road. The victim responded to the location of the trailer and found a lock had been cut and the doors were open. The case is pending investigation.

 

Aug. 12-Aug. 15

A victim at a company in the 400 block of N. York told police at around 12:13 p.m. that an employee is suspected of using a company credit card for personal purchases. A total of 13 questionable charges were found on the credit card. An investigation is pending.

 

Aug. 10

A complainant at a store in the 900 block of S. York told police at around 7:19 p.m. that he observed a suspect described as a black male, around 5’9”, 145 pounds wearing a black shirt and army fatigue style pants gathering bottles vodka inside the liquor department and recognized the suspect from a previous attempted retail theft. The suspect was stopped and told to leave the store. An investigation is pending.

 

Warrant arrest

 

Aug. 22

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Belden at around 3:18 p.m., Nathan Evans, 27, of Elmhurst, was found to have a valid warrant from the Illinois State Police. Evans also was issued a citation for disobeying a traffic control device.

 

Aug. 17

Police said Hector Rodriguez, 36, of Chicago, was found to have a valid warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office in the 100 block of E. First at around 11:51 a.m. Rodriguez was also wanted out of Villa Park, according to police. Rodriguez was processed on the DuPage County warrant and released to Villa Park Police Department on their original warrant.

 

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