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.

 

Criminal damage to property

 

Nov. 5

A victim in the 600 block of Prospect told police at 7:53 a.m. that upon viewing his Ring camera footage, an unknown suspect was observed running through the victim’s yard and jumping his fence. Two pickets of the fence were damaged.

 

Domestic battery, domestic incident, disorderly conduct

 

Nov. 9

A victim in the 900 block of Fern told police at 11:56 a.m. that while delivering mail at the above location, he observed a dog with its owner on the driveway. The dog lunged at the victim and bit him on his right forearm leaving a ¼-inch laceration.

 

Nov. 8

James G. Brucker, 22, of Elmhurst, was charged with Aggravated DUI, DUI, driving while license suspended, speeding and an expired registration subsequent to a traffic stop near Thomas and Villa at 8:49 p.m.

A complainant in the 100 block of E. Brush Hill told police that subsequent to an argument, the suspect pushed him multiple times in the chest. The suspect related the complainant bumped her with his shoulder. There were no signs of injury to either subject. Due to conflicting statements and no signs of injuries, no arrests were made.

 

Nov. 7

A 26-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with two counts of domestic battery in the 600 block of Crockett at 4:43 p.m. A victim told police that the suspect struck her as she attempted to separate the suspect and their father. The suspect pulled a handful of hair out of the victim’s head as he attempted to prevent her from calling 911.

 

Nov. 6

A 50-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with two counts of domestic battery in the 500 block of Van Auken at 4:58 p.m. A complainant told police that after hearing the victim call for help, she observed the suspect choking the victim.

 

Nov. 5

Leonard R. Lofton, 59, of Chicago, was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct in the 100 block of Knighton at 6:20 p.m. Police said a reporting officer met with the complainant who reported Lofton was attempting to open her secured front door. Officers made contact with the suspect who police said was observed dancing in the parking lot.

A complainant near St. Charles and Prospect told police at 11:30 a.m. that he and his wife were involved in a traffic altercation with another motorist. During the altercation, the suspect raised his jacket at the waist. The complainant fled the area fearing the suspect had a weapon. The reporting officer contacted the suspect who stated he was involved in a traffic dispute with the complainant; however, the suspect denied talking to the complainant and denied raising his jacket at the waist.

 

DUI, transportation of open alcohol

 

Nov. 10

Laquienta Davis, 45, of Urbandale, Iowa, was charged with DUI, unlawful possession of cannabis by driver, transportation of open alcohol and driving while license suspended in the 400 block of N. York at 5:24 a.m.

 

Nov. 5

Jahan Arain, 31, of Westmont, was charged with DUI-drugs, driving too fast for conditions, improper lane

usage and damage to city property in the 400 block of N. Emory at 5:16 a.m.

 

Fleeing, eluding

 

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

 

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

 

Nov. 8

Toney R. Turner, 28, of Broadview, was issued citations for failure to signal and unlawful possession of cannabis by a driver subsequent to a traffic stop near Roosevelt and Route 83 at 11:17 a.m.

 

Nov. 6

Jermael K. Morris, 28, of Cicero, was charged with driving while license suspended, possession of cannabis by a driver and disobeying a stop sign subsequent to a traffic stop near Shady and North at 11:30 p.m.

 

Nov. 5

Javonte Thompson, 24, of Chicago, was issued citations for possession of cannabis in a vehicle and improper tinting subsequent to a traffic stop near Clinton and North at 1:10 a.m.

 

 

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

 

Nov. 9

Theft by deception was reported in the 300 block of Yorkfield at 7:23 p.m. A victim told police she received a phone call from an unknown suspect who stated he was a Drug Enforcement Administration agent. The suspect advised the victim that two DEA agents would arrest her, unless she purchased Nordstrom gift cards. The victim complied with the request and provided the suspect with the access numbers to the gift cards.

 

Nov. 8

A vehicle was reported stolen in the 300 block of E. Church at 6:15 a.m. A victim told police that his black 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT was missing from his driveway. Video footage showed three suspects approached the victim’s vehicle, attempted to gain access by using an unknown tool. The suspects subsequently utilized a computer tablet, unlocked the doors, started the engine, and drove the vehicle off of the driveway.

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 600 block of N. York at 6:09 p.m. A complainant told police that two unknown suspects entered the store and asked to buy pre-rolled cigarettes. When the clerk asked the suspects for identification, the suspects grabbed the display of cigarillos and ran out of the store. Officers checked the area with no results. The suspects were described as two black males in their early teens.

 

Nov. 7

Theft was reported at a store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at 4:03 p.m. A victim told police that while shopping, she briefly left her purse unattended in her shopping cart. Upon returning to the cart, she found her wallet missing from her purse. Her wallet contained two credit cards, her driver’s license, and cash. Video surveillance shows an unknown suspect approach and lean over the victim’s cart, and moments later exit the store. The driver’s license was entered into LEADS.

 

Nov. 6

Retail theft was reported in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at 4:45 p.m. A complainant told police that after two suspects made purchases, they brought some of the items to their vehicle(s). The suspects returned to the store and stole a cart containing three barstools, which were to be picked up by another customer. The suspects were described as a male Hispanic and a female Hispanic.

 

Nov. 4-Nov. 5

Theft of vehicle parts was reported in the 400 block of N. York. A victim reported that an unknown suspect(s) removed the catalytic converter from his vehicle while it was parked outside of the above location sometime between the above dates.

Theft of vehicle parts was reported in the 800 block of N. York. A victim reported that an unknown suspect(s) removed the catalytic converter from his vehicle which was parked in the lot of the above location sometime between the above dates.

 

Nov. 4

Retail theft was reported in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at 2:44 p.m. A reporting officer met with the complainant who reported that an unknown female suspect exited the store with three dining room chairs. While the suspect was exiting, an unknown suspect described as a white male paid for three more of the same chairs using a gift card. Both suspects left the area in a white Nissan Quest. An investigation is pending.

Theft of a vehicle was reported in the 500 block of W. Lamont at 10:08 a.m. A reporting officer met with the complainant who stated he was contacted by the Franklin Park Police Department reference recovering a vehicle which belonged to the company. The complainant reviewed surveillance video which showed an unknown suspect described as a black male enter the parked van and drive out of the parking lot onto eastbound Grand Avenue.

Attempted fraud was reported in the 400 block of S. Fairview at 7:04 p.m. The complainants reported their daughter received a check from the suspect via email. Their daughter deposited the check and the suspect then requested she send back cash. The complainants contacted the bank which informed them the check was most likely fraudulent. No money was sent and there is no loss. The complainant’s daughter was advised to cease further contact with the suspect.

 

Nov. 1-Nov. 2

Theft was reported in the 100 block of W. Brush Hill. A reporting officer met with the complainant who reported two rings were taken from her mother’s hands. The victim stated an unknown suspect helped her wash her hands, asking her to remove her rings in the process. The unknown suspect left and never returned with the rings. The reporting officer met with the assisted living director who stated they were actively investigating the matter. This case is pending investigation.

 

Sept. 3-Oct. 19

Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of Berteau. A victim told police that after being notified of a traffic citation, she learned an unknown suspect used her personal information to obtain a fraudulent driver’s license. The unknown suspect presented the fraudulent driver’s license during a traffic stop in Chicago.

 

Oct. 5

Identity theft was reported in the 500 block of W. Lake at 10:39 a.m. A victim reported that an unknown suspect used fraudulent information to successfully purchase a silver 2015 Mercedes Benz. The suspect is described as a black male.

Feb. 22

Credit card fraud was reported in the 600 block of N. York. A victim told police that she discovered an unauthorized transaction on her credit card which took place at the above location. An investigation is pending.

 

Warrant arrest

 

Nov. 7

Police said officers responded to the 100 block of Schiller at 6:27 p.m. for a solicitor complaint. According to police, officers met with Bryan A. Ortiz, 43, of Brookfield, and learned he had a valid warrant from the Hodgkins Police Department.

 

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