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

July 26

Michael J. Turacek, 32, of Elmhurst, was charged with aggravated assault in the 200 block of E. Belden at 7:04 p.m. According to police, a victim related during the course of an argument with Turacek, the suspect allegedly pointed a knife at her and stated he was going to stab her.

July 25

Police said officers responded to the 100 block of N. Robert Palmer at 12:41 a.m. for the report of a verbal domestic. The reporting officer met with the victim who reported the suspect struck him in the face after he refused to exit her vehicle. The victim refused to sign complaints and both parties were released from the scene.

July 21

A victim in the 300 block of W. Lake told police at 3:52 p.m. that a verbal argument turned physical when the suspect grabbed the victim and threw him in a foam pit. The victim did not sustain any injuries. The suspect is described an Hispanic male with an average build. This case is pending investigation.

Criminal damage, criminal trespass

July 26

A victim in the 100 block of S. Pick told police at 3:41 p.m. that a Comcast cable line to his home was cut at two locations and the cable line is missing. An investigation is pending.

July 22

A complainant in the 100 block of N. Addison told police at 9 p.m. that an occupant of a blue Dodge Durango pointed an airsoft gun and shot at his vehicle, damaging the rear passenger side window. The offending vehicle then left the area in an unknown direction.

Domestic battery, domestic incident, disorderly conduct, disturbance

July 28

A 36-year-old Elmhurst woman was charged with domestic battery in the 200 block of Fair at 8:01 a.m. A victim told police that subsequent to a verbal argument, the suspect punched him and struck him in the back of the head with an object. Officers observed injuries to the back of the victim’s head and on the left side of his face.

A victim in the 300 block of W. Grand told police at 4:11 p.m. that the suspect arrived at his place of employment, caused a scene, and left before police arrived. The manager signed a no-                          trespass notice against the suspect. An investigation is pending.

July 27

A victim in the 600 block of W. Gladys told police that subsequent to an argument, the suspect pushed him and threatened to beat him up. There were no signs of injuries. The victim was previously granted an emergency order of protection against the suspect. The suspect was served with the order of protection on a short-form notification.

July 25

Police said officers responded to the 500 block of S. Spring at 3:06 p.m. for the report of a domestic disturbance. Officers spoke to multiple witnesses who reported they heard a female subject screaming for help. Officers entered the residence but were unable to locate the parties involved. The victim was later located and stated she was involved in a verbal argument with her boyfriend and does not wish to sign complaints. The reporting officer contacted the boyfriend and he reportedly provided a false name during the course of the investigation. A warrant is pending for obstructing identification.

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

July 28

Lidany R. Cojom Villalta, 18, of Bensenville, was charged with DUI, no valid driver’s license, illegal transportation of alcohol and no insurance; Saul Cifuentes Garcia, 21, of Bensenville, was issued citations for possession of open alcohol by a passenger and no seat belt; and Yobany Estrada, 20, of Villa Park, was issued citations for possession of open alcohol by a passenger, consumption of alcohol by a minor and no seat belt subsequent to a traffic stop near Grand and Church at 12:31 p.m. Police said a search of the vehicle yielded several cans of open alcohol.

Anthony E. Taylor, 39, of Lombard, was charged with DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, while Sarah S. Johnson, 33, of Chicago, a passenger in the vehicle, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis in a vehicle subsequent to a traffic crash near Route 83 and St. Charles at 9:11 p.m.

July 25

Gianna Contos, 19; and Aidan Landreth, 19, both of Elmhurst, were issued citations for consumption of alcohol by a minor and possession of a false ID, while Roshan Hoffman, 19, of Elmhurst, was cited for consumption of alcohol by a minor in the 300 block of N. Route 83 at 2:38 a.m.

Daija Hurks, 24, of Berwyn, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of open alcohol, possession of cannabis in a motor vehicle, speeding and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near I-290 and North at 2:19 a.m.

July 24

Ricardo Estrada, 39, of Northlake, was charged with DUI, driving while license revoked, illegal transportation of alcohol, improper tinting, failure to signal, improper lane usage and disobeying a stop sign subsequent to a traffic stop near Willow and Grantley at 1:27 a.m.

July 23

John Kurator, 56, of Crest Hill, was charged with DUI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, no seat belt and no insurance subsequent to a single vehicle crash near York and Second at 12:05 a.m.

Fleeing, eluding

According to information provided last week by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported five incidents of fleeing and eluding in which drivers of a vehicle or a motorcycle reportedly fled after a traffic stop was conducted.

Harassment, threats

July 23

Police said a reporting officer met with a complainant at a business in the 800 block of N. Larch who reported at 3:09 p.m. that a coworker made threatening statements. The suspect denied making any statements or owning any firearms. The reporting officer met with the business manager who stated both the complainant and the suspect were sent home pending an internal investigation.

July 21

A victim in the 200 block of S. Pick told police at 11:48 a.m. that she received several text messages from a suspect in violation of an order of protection. The reporting officer attempted to contact the suspect but was met with no results.

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

July 26

Gregory Williams, 26, of Chicago, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis by a passenger in a vehicle subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Kenilworth at 9:27 p.m.

July 25

 , 24, of Villa Park, was charged with aggravated DUI, driving while license suspended, driving on unsafe tires, illegally parked in a roadway and no insurance subsequent to a well-being check near North and I-290 at 9:12 a.m.

Jerry Urraco Pineda, 21, of Miami, Fla., was charged with driving while license suspended, possession of cannabis in a vehicle and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Melrose at 3:58 a.m.

July 24

Ashley Romano, 29, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for possession of cannabis in a vehicle and no headlights subsequent to a traffic stop near Robert Palmer and Schiller at 11:08 p.m.

July 23

Andreasea A. Cramer, 24, of Chicago, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis in a vehicle subsequent to a motorist assist near York and Roosevelt at 5:04 p.m.

Peter Tlatenchi, 24, of Bellwood, was issued citations for possession of cannabis in a vehicle and expired registration subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Route 83 at 11:46 p.m.

Suspicious circumstances 

July 27

A victim in the 300 block of Larch told police at 4:07 p.m. that he used a website to list his home for rent. The following day, he learned an unknown suspect used his rental information and photos without his permission to list his property on several websites. An investigation is pending.

July 22

Police said a reporting officer met with a complainant in the 400 block of S. Spring who reported a suspicious vehicle pulled behind her vehicle as she entered her residence. The complainant suspects a previous neighbor may be following her. The reporting officer spoke with the suspect who denied being in the area at the time of the incident and agreed to have no contact with the complainant.

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

July 27

Identity theft was reported in the 900 block of Swain at 6:45 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) used his personal information to open a fraudulent bank account. The bank canceled and closed the account.

March 17-July 26

Home repair fraud was reported in the 300 block of E. Cayuga between the above dates. A victim told police that she provided a deposit for replacement windows. The suspect has ceased all communication with the victim. An investigation is pending.

July 23-July 24

Attempted burglary was reported in the 700 block of Spring. A reporting officer met with the victim who reported an unknown suspect(s) entered the garage through the unsecured main door. Several items were out of place but nothing appeared to be missing.

July 23

Theft was reported in the 600 block of N. Michigan at 1:33 p.m. A victim told police that she inadvertently left her ring on a changing table at the above location. When she returned, the ring was no longer there.

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at 2:12 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) removed a blue lunch bag from her unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the parking lot of the above location.

July 6-July 23

A complainant told police that an unknown suspect(s) entered an unsecured school bus and damaged the dashboard and its electrical components sometime between the above dates. 

July 21

A victim in the 800 block of S. Hillcrest told police at 5:16 p.m. that he provided his Social Security number to a website claiming to be from the Illinois Secretary of State.

July 9

Identity theft was reported at Elm Creek Drive at 8:25 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect used her personal information to purchase Target gift cards. An investigation is pending.

July 1

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 100 block of E. Park at 12:10 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked vehicle and removed his wallet. The victim discovered unauthorized charges on his credit cards.

Unemployment benefits identity theft

According to information provided last week by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported one incident of identity theft with the intention of using a victim’s personal information to fraudulently apply for unemployment benefits through the Illinois Department of Employment Security. 

 

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