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

Aug. 18

Police said an officer responded to the 100 block of W. Diversey at 9:37 p.m. for a delayed report of a battery. The complainant told police that the suspect and complainant had a disagreement and the suspect struck her in the face. The suspect denied striking the victim. There were no signs of injury and no arrests were made.

Aug. 13

Police said while on patrol in the 100 block of E. Fremont at 12:53 a.m., an officer was flagged down by the victim and a witness. The victim told police while catering a party at the above location, he was involved in a verbal argument with a guest. Subsequently, two to three unknown suspects pushed him down and struck him with a metal rod. The officer observed scrapes on the victim’s

elbow and hand and a scratch on his forehead. Medics transported the victim to the hospital.

Criminal damage, criminal trespass

Aug. 18

Amanda J. Kearin, 41, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for criminal damage to property in the 200 block of Michigan at 7:49 p.m. According to police, a victim related after waiting 10 minutes for a child to be loaded onto a school bus, she honked and gestured to the Kearin who was in the street talking to the bus driver. Police said Kearin approached the victim’s vehicle, yelled at the victim, and kicked her vehicle’s door causing a crease in the body of the vehicle.

Domestic battery, domestic incident, disorderly conduct, disturbance

Aug. 15

Police said a complainant in the 600 block of S. Fairfield reported at 9:53 p.m. a group of seven or eight kids rang his doorbell and fled northbound on Berkley Avenue. The complainant stated he has had previous issues with kids throwing eggs at his house and believes the juvenile suspects live in the area.

Aug. 14

A 19-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with two counts of domestic battery in the 500 block of S. Swain at 5:27 p.m. A victim told police that the suspect struck him in the side of the head. An officer observed the victim’s ear was red and swollen.

Police said officers responded to the 600 block of W. North at 2:49 a.m. for the report of an employee who was just battered. The victim related after advising one of the suspects she was not allowed to enter the men’s washroom, she and another suspect became verbally aggressive with the victim and punched the plastic barrier at the counter causing it to strike the victim in the head, and also knocked over a display and a food-warming stand. The suspects left in a white, mid-sized, SUV eastbound on North Avenue.

Aug. 12

A victim in the 900 block of S. York told police at 5:21 p.m. that while employees were having difficulties completing her payment for groceries, an unknown subject became loud and shouted profanities at her. Officers checked the area for the subject with no results.

July 27-Aug. 10

A victim in the 100 block of E. Butterfield told police that a suspect described as a white male between 40 and 50 years old, 5-9, 200 pounds, bald and wearing a bandana with a gray beard frequented her place of employment, bought the victim shoes and a shirt, and told her not to tell her mother. The victim observed the suspect driving near her residence, and after questioning him about it, he told her he was looking for her. An investigation is pending.

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

Aug. 18

James Porter, 53, of Wheaton, was issued a citation for possession of open alcohol in public in the 500 block of S. York at 10:56 p.m. 

Aug. 15

Ryan Demontee, 18, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for consumption of alcohol by a minor, possession of cannabis under 21, and possession of drug paraphernalia; Joseph Doherty, 18; Mary Flanagan, 18; and Teah Rogers, 18, all of Elmhurst, were issued citations for consumption of alcohol by a minor; and Meera Labine, 18, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for consumption of alcohol by a minor and possession of alcohol by a minor in the 400 block of N. Oak Lawn at 1:25 a.m.

Aug. 13

Jose A. Astudillo Vasquez, 50, of Streamwood, was charged with aggravated DUI, driving while license revoked and illegal transportation of open alcohol, subsequent to the investigation of a suspicious vehicle with the driver, Astudillo Vazquez, allegedly asleep behind the wheel. Police said a search of the vehicle yielded several open beer cans.

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. 13

A victim in the 900 block of N. Virginia told police at 2:37 a.m. that she has received harassing and threatening text messages from a suspect and wanted to document the incident. The officer attempted to contact the suspect with no results. The officer provided the victim with information on how to obtain an order of protection.

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

Aug. 17

Arturo Salgado, 30, of Cicero, was issued citations for speeding, no seat belt and unlawful possession of cannabis in a vehicle subsequent to a traffic stop near N. York and E. Wrightwood at 3:57 p.m.

William R. Sebastian, 19, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for disobeying a stop sign, no insurance and unlawful possession of medical cannabis by a driver subsequent to a traffic stop near W. Madison and S. Hillside at 1:59 p.m.

Aug. 13

Tyrone L. Birmingham Jr., 20, of Elmhurst, and Tyrell J. Birmingham Jr., 18, of Chicago, were issued citations for possession of cannabis by a person under 21 near Linden and Adams at 12:06 a.m.

Steven Foster, 63, of Bensenville, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance in the 300 block of N. York at 5:44 p.m. Police said an officer and medics responded to the above location for the report of Foster having trouble getting on his bicycle. Foster was found to be in possession of heroin, according to police.

Public indecency

Aug. 18

Joseph A. Stella, 27, of Bensenville, was charged with public indecency in the 100 block of S. York at 6:05 p.m. Police said a reporting officer responded to the above location for the report of Stella exposing his genitalia. According to police, the officer located Stella, took him into custody, and transported him to the police station.

Suspicious circumstances 

Aug. 16

Police said officers responded to the 200 block of E. Belden at 1:52 a.m. for the report of a suspicious person. A reporting officer met with the complainant who reported an unknown suspect described as a black male attempted to gain entry to his parent’s vehicle which was parked in the driveway. The suspect left the area in a black Lexus SUV last seen heading westbound on Belden Avenue.

Police said a reporting officer met with Elmhurst Hospital staff who reported a juvenile was highly intoxicated and dropped off by a red SUV. The reporting officer met with the victim who stated his friends brought him to the hospital after he became unconscious. The victim’s grandmother was notified who stated she would respond to Elmhurst Hospital to take custody of the victim. DCFS was notified of the incident.

Aug. 15

Police said officers responded to the 900 block of S. York at 8:29 p.m. for the report of a suspicious person. The complainant reported she witnessed a man with what she believed was a weapon. Officers made contact with the subject who stated he was listening to music in his car and did not have any weapons.

Aug. 11

A victim in the 200 block of Larch told police at 10:30 a.m. that an unknown suspect contacted him by telephone. During the conversation, the victim provided his personal information and allowed the suspect to gain remote access to his computer. Subsequently, the victim has been receiving text messages from PayPal and Coinbase about attempted logins to his accounts. The victim contacted his bank to freeze his accounts and was advised to take steps to protect his identity.

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

Aug. 18

Theft was reported in the 600 block of N. York at 3:37 p.m. A victim told police that while in the checkout line at a store, two suspects—one described as a black male and the other described as a white female—distracted her by repeatedly asking to help with her groceries. The suspects exited the line and left the store without purchasing anything. While still in line to check out, the victim was unable to locate her cell phone. The cell phone was entered into LEADS.

Aug. 17

Theft from a vehicle was reported near Weigel and Grand at 8:34 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) removed the front and rear license plates from a vehicle parked on the street.

Aug. 16

Theft was reported in the 300 block of N. York at 1:24 p.m. A reporting officer met with the complainant who reported an unknown suspect described as a black male took a bag of cash from the counter. 

Jeril U. Bush, 48, of Maywood, was charged with retail theft at a store in the 100 block of E. Schiller at 5:26 p.m. Police said Bush was found to be in possession of stolen merchandise. Upon further investigation, police said it was also discovered Bush had an active warrant out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office.

Police said a reporting officer met with a pharmacist at a pharmacy in the 100 block of W. North who stated he received a call from an unknown suspect claiming to be a physician attempting to fill a prescription. The complainant was able to obtain a phone number and noted it belonged to a suspect who had filled several suspicious prescriptions in the past. This case is pending investigation.

Theft was reported in the 500 block of N. West at 7:39 p.m. A victim reported an unknown suspect(s) took a package from their front porch.

Aug. 14

Attempted theft was reported at a business in the 300 block of W. Grand at 4:08 p.m. Police said officers responded to the location for the report of a fraudulent transaction in progress. The complainant reported the suspect was attempting to purchase a

motorcycle with a fictitious driver’s license. The suspect was taken into custody and was transported to the police station. He was later released from custody pending further investigation.

Attempted residential burglary was reported in the 200 block of W. St. Charles at 7:29 p.m. A victim told police that upon arriving home from vacation, she found the residence’s back exterior door handles were broken, as if someone tried to force the doors open. Video surveillance shows the unknown suspect knock on the front door and encircle the residence several times.

July 27-Aug. 13

A vehicle was reported stolen in the 700 block of Industrial. A complainant reported an unknown suspect(s) stole a white 53-foot semi-trailer from the company’s lot sometime between the above dates. The trailer was entered into LEADS as stolen.

April 9-Aug. 9

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of Myrtle. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) used her personal information to take out a PPP loan sometime between the above dates. The victim also received a mail solicitation from Benworth Capital regarding a loan approval. The victim contacted Benworth Capital to report the fraud. The victim had her credit accounts frozen.

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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