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.

Animal cruelty

Aug. 9

Police said a reporting officer responded to the 300 block of W. Fremont at 2 p.m. for the report of mistreatment of two dogs. The reporting officer met with the suspect and observed both dogs to be sick and malnourished. An investigation is pending. 

Assault, battery

Aug. 7

Police said a victim in the 500 block of S. Parkview reported he observed four unknown suspects described as Black males gaining entry to unlocked vehicles in the area. The victim stated the suspects attempted to strike him with the vehicle as they left the area. The suspects left in a black Dodge Durango which was reported stolen out of another town. The vehicle was last seen heading northbound on Parkside Avenue towards St. Charles Rd.

Criminal damage, criminal trespass

Aug. 7

A victim in the 400 block of N. Highview told police at 9:07 p.m. that an unknown suspect damaged the front window screen to the residence.

Aug. 6

A victim at a store in the 100 block of Schiller told police at 8:41 a.m. that an unknown suspect(s) keyed the driver’s side door, passenger side door and the hood of his vehicle. He believes the incident occurred while he was parked in the fire lane, which is also designated as parking for the 20-minute prescription pickup.

Domestic battery, domestic incident, disorderly conduct, disturbance

Aug. 11

Peter F. Clancy, 30, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct near St. Charles and York at 3:28 p.m. Police said complainants told police they observed a man walking down the street who was pointing a gun at houses. Clancy was located and was found to be in possession of an orange tipped airsoft pellet handgun and a container of airsoft pellets, according to police.

Police said an officer responded to the 100 block of W. First at 5:12 p.m. for the report of a disturbance. The complainant related as she was closing up business for the day, the suspect repeatedly yelled and swore at her. After the suspect left, she was fearful he would return. The suspect was located at a nearby business and was issued a no-trespass notice.

Aug. 6

Police said officers responded to the 100 block of S. Prospect at 6:01 p.m. for the report of several subjects fighting. Officers arrived on scene and immediately observed four juveniles fleeing the scene in different directions. No complainant or victim at the time of the incident.

Aug. 5

Matthew R. Anderson, 40, of Elmhurst, was charged with disorderly conduct and was served with a no-trespass notice in the 500 block of Fay at 3:05 a.m. Police said officers responded to the above location for a report that Anderson was at the victim’s residence pounding on the front door and yelling.

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

Aug. 11

Darryl G. Sones, 74, of Addison, was charged with DUI-drugs and no insurance in the 900 block of S. York at 7:22 a.m.

Aug. 10

Carrillo Ceto, 20, of Bensenville, was issued a citation for consumption of alcohol by a minor in the 700 block of W. Grant at 12:46 a.m. 

James E. Gipson, 46, of Broadview, was charged with aggravated DUI, DUI-drugs and driving while license revoked, while Socorro Garza, 44, of Bensenville, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, subsequent to a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of S. Route 83 at 10:47 p.m. Police said Garza also was found to have a warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office.

Barry M. Hartmann, 67, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI-drugs and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident subsequent to a vehicle crash in the 300 block of N. York at 10:09 a.m. Police said Hartmann was found to be under the influence of drugs. 

Aug. 8

Eduard Levit, 27, of Round Lake, was charged with DUI, improper land usage and one headlight subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Maple at 2:12 a.m.

Rafael Ortiz, 32, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, failure to signal and disobeying a traffic control device subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and Lake at 3:34 a.m. 

Aug. 7

Aidan Milefchik, 18, of Elmhurst, was charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor in the 200 block of S. Arlington at 6:11 p.m. Police said officers responded to the above location for a report of a suspicious subject. The reporting officer located Milefchik as he was allegedly exiting the victim’s unlocked vehicle which was parked in the driveway. Police said Milefchik was intoxicated and stated he lived at the residence.

Cedric Stamps, 46, of Chicago, was charged with aggravated DUI and aggravated driving while license suspended subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and Willow at 11:29 p.m. 

Fleeing, eluding

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

Harassment, threats

Aug. 11

A victim in the 400 block of Emery told police at 6:26 p.m. that an unknown suspect texted her, demanded money and threatened harm to her and her family. An officer advised the suspect to cease all communication with the victim or he would be arrested. The victim blocked the suspect’s phone number.

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

Aug. 8

Thomas Amari, 24, of Villa Park, was charged with driving while license suspended, no front plate and unlawful possession of cannabis by the driver subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Railroad at 1:07 a.m. 

Jonathan Nava, 21, of Northlake, was cited for expired registration and possession of cannabis in a vehicle subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Grand at 10:54 p.m.

Aug. 5

John Y. Kim, 23, of Schaumburg, was issued citations for disobeying a traffic control device and unlawful possession of cannabis by a driver subsequent to a traffic stop near Second and Addison at 4:16 p.m. 

Resisting arrest

Aug. 6

Ricky Jackson Jr., 25, of Chicago, was charged with two counts of aggravated resisting arrest, as well as obstructing identification, no valid driver’s license and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near Roosevelt and York at 12:54 a.m. Police said Jackson Jr. provided the officers a false date of birth and was found to not have a valid driver’s license. According to police, as the officers placed the suspect under arrest, he actively resisted, causing injury to both officers.

Suspicious circumstances 

Aug. 10-Aug. 11

A complainant in the 600 block of Fairfield told police that an unknown subject(s) threw eggs at the south side of her home. The complainant states the egging started in June and has occurred approximately four times.

Aug. 5

Police said officers responded to a location in Elmhurst for the report of a suspect who made alarming statements to a neighbor. Upon arrival, the suspect made suicidal statements to officers and threw her dentures, which struck an officer in the head. The suspect had an active arrest warrant, according to police. Medics transported the suspect to the hospital, where she was admitted. The reporting officer will seek a warrant for battery.

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

Aug. 11

Identity theft was reported at a law office in the 300 block of W. Butterfield at 12:02 p.m. A complainant told police that an unknown suspect used the company’s cell phone account information to purchase two iPhones. The complainant contacted the cell phone provider and was able to cancel the order before the phones were shipped.

Aug. 10

Deceptive practice was reported at an auto dealership in the 300 block of W. Grand at 4:48 p.m. Police said a reporting officer met with the complainant who reported an unknown suspect attempted to purchase a vehicle using a fictitious ID. The suspect left the dealership in a silver BMW X3 with no front license plate and a covered rear plate.

Aug. 9-Aug. 10

Theft from a vehicle was reported in the 700 block of S. Cedar. A victim reported an unknown suspect(s) removed the catalytic converter from his vehicle sometime between the above dates.

Aug. 9

A victim in the 100 block of E. First reported an unknown suspect took his vehicle while it was left unattended, unlocked and running with the keys in the ignition outside at 12:21 a.m. The vehicle was later located unoccupied in another town. This case is pending investigation.

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of E. Columbia at 7:26 a.m. A victim reported that an unknown suspect(s) used her personal information in an attempt to apply for loans.

Aug. 7-Aug. 9

Commercial burglary was reported at a business in the 600 block of W. Lake. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a storage container and removed property.

Aug. 7

Attempted burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 700 block of S. Cedar at 4:35 a.m. A complainant reported he observed an unknown suspect attempting to gain entry to a vehicle which was parked on the street. The unknown suspect entered a silver sedan and left the area heading northbound on Cedar. The vehicle’s owner was notified and found nothing was missing from inside.

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 100 block of E. Schiller at 6:04 p.m. Police said a reporting officer responded to the above location for the report of a retail theft. The complainant reported an unknown suspect stole alcohol from the store. The unknown suspect is described as a Black male wearing a light blue shirt, dark blue pants, a white medical mask, and glasses. The suspect entered a black Oldsmobile and left the area. This case is pending investigation.

Two incidents of attempted burglary to a vehicle were reported in the 400 block of S. Parkview at 7:40 and 7:57 a.m. respectively. In both incidents, a reporting officer met with the complainant who reported he observed unknown suspects enter an unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway. The owners were notified and reported nothing appeared to be missing.

Aug. 6-Aug. 7

Theft was reported in the 100 block of N. Addison. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) removed her wallet from an unsecured locker sometime between the above dates. 

Aug. 6

Treshawn Rivers-Anthony, 22, of Milwaukee, was charged with burglary, criminal damage to property and obstructing identification in the 200 block of E. Butterfield at 11:42 p.m. Police said officers responded to the above location for a commercial burglar alarm. The reporting officer observed a shattered window pane located in the front of the business, according to police. Review of surveillance footage showed a Black male, approximately 17-20 years of age, with short black dreadlocks, wearing a blue medical face mask, no shirt, black athletic shorts, and gray athletic shoes. The suspect reportedly entered the business and allegedly removed several cartons of cigarettes, a lighter, and cash from the register. Police said Rivers-Anthony was later located in the area and placed under arrest.

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 800 block of S. Riverside at 8:25 a.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) entered her unlocked vehicle and removed her purse. It was later discovered the unknown suspect(s) then attempted to use the victim’s credit cards at a Target store in Villa Park. An investigation is pending.

Aug. 5

Identity theft was reported in the 200 block of Maison Court at 4:57 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) used the victim’s personal information to open several fraudulent accounts. The accounts were subsequently closed and the victim

suffered no dollar loss.

July 1-Aug. 5

Theft was reported in the 500 block of W. Crockett. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) took three watches from the residence sometime between the above dates. The victim stated he has no information on the suspect and has had numerous individuals at his residence within in the last month.

Aug. 2

Identity theft was reported in the 600 block of N. Howard at 10:53 a.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) gained access to her bank account and withdrew funds. The victim reported the fraud to her bank.

July 11

Theft by deception was reported at an auto dealership in the 400 block of W. Lake at 11:16 a.m. A complainant told police that an unknown suspect used a fictitious Social Security number and driver’s license to purchase a 2017 white Lincoln MKZ. The vehicle was subsequently

recovered in Chicago with extensive accident damage. An investigation is pending.

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.

Unlawful possession of a firearm, weapon

Aug. 9

Anabel T. Garza, 20, of Oak Forest, was issued citations for unauthorized possession of a weapon and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near N. York and E. Lake at 7:23 p.m. Police said Garza was found to be in possession of a stun gun without a valid FOID card.

Aug. 7

James J. Bernacik, 35, of Mt. Prospect, was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, driving while license suspended, possession of firearm ammunition with a revoked FOID card and no insurance in the 300 block of W. Grand at 12:41 p.m. Police said officers responded to the above area for the report of a hit and run crash. According to police, the reporting officer located Bernacik, who was found to have a suspended driver’s license. A search of the vehicle yielded a loaded firearm magazine which was found concealed in the center console, according to police.

Warrant arrest

Aug. 8

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Berteau at 2:37 a.m., Miguel Flores, 24, of Crestwood, had three warrants out of the Batavia Police Department, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and the Will County Sheriff’s

Office. Flores also was cited for no valid driver’s license, improper use of registration and no front license plate.

 

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