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. 29

Antwon Avery, 45 (residence not given), was charged aggravated battery and resisting arrest near York and North at 11:51 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a well-being check, Avery committed battery against a police officer and resisted arrest.

Aug. 28

A victim in the 300 block of S. Route 83 told police that a suspect described as a black male between 25 to 35 years old became irate and had thrown a plastic brochure holder at him. The suspect left the business prior to officers’ arrival. This case is pending investigation.

Criminal damage, criminal defacement, criminal trespassing

Aug. 30

A complainant in the 200 block of N. Oaklawn related at 7:27 p.m. that unknown person(s) broke the front window of the front door by unknown means. Video surveillance showed a lawn mower going past the damaged window, possibly causing debris to hit the door, thus breaking it.

Aug. 28

Subsequent to an extra patrol of the Larch parking deck in the 100 block of W. 1st at 8 p.m., a reporting officer discovered three fire extinguisher boxes were damaged. Public works was notified.

Aug. 27

Genaro Garduno, 21, of Villa Park, and Gina Gutierrez, 20, of Addison, were issued citations for trespassing at the parking deck in the 100 block of N. Addison at 10:13 p.m. Police said a reporting officer observed the pair parked on the top floor of the parking deck in violation of the no-trespassing signs.

Disturbance, domestic incident, domestic battery, disorderly conduct

Aug. 26

A 19-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with two counts of domestic battery in the 400 block of Berteau at 9:51 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a verbal argument, the suspect struck the victim several times. The suspect left the scene prior to officers’ arrival but was later located in the area.

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

Aug. 27

Erika Torres, 35, of Glendale Heights, was charged with DUI, improper lane usage and following too closely near North and Railroad at 1:40 a.m.

Identity theft, fraud

According to information provided by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported two incidents of identity theft or fraud in which a victim’s identity was fraudulently used either to make charges on a credit card, open a business, bank or credit account, receive unemployment benefits—or a victim was convinced by a subject to deposit money into an account, send a check, or to buy gift cards.

Possession of cannabis in a vehicle

According to information provided last week by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported five incidents of possession of cannabis by either the driver of a vehicle or a passenger: Megan Krull, 20, of Elmhurst, near St. Charles and Route 83 at 11:07 p.m. Aug. 25; Daniel J. Perez, 29, of Glen Ellyn, near Roosevelt and Route 83 at 1:05 a.m. Aug. 27; Kathleen B. Zamudio, 22, of Antioch, near North and Highland at 10:16 p.m. Aug. 27; Eluid J. Colon, 47, of Glendale Heights, near Lake and Walnut at 8:28 a.m. Aug. 28; and Tyree R. Spencer, 23, of Berkeley, near St. Charles and Kenilworth at 9:28 p.m. Aug. 28.

Possession of a controlled substance

Aug. 30

Monica Dun, 44, of Hillside, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, transportation of open alcohol, while James E. Little, 55, of Maywood, was charged with attempted unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 900 block of S. York at 8:09 p.m.

Aug. 28

Lazaro G. Garcia, 50, of Chicago, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal trespass to a vehicle, no valid driver’s license, and no insurance, while Maria M. Feliciano, 36, of Chicago, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, criminal trespass to a vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Highland at 2:16 a.m.

Aug. 27

Damien F. Fuentes, 39, of Elmhurst, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Chandler at 9:26 p.m.

Giovanni A. Lurigio, 28, of Addison, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and disobeying a traffic control device subsequent to a traffic stop near Lake and I-290 at 8:04 p.m.

Spencer A. Robb, 28, of Glen Ellyn, was charged with possession of cannabis (more than 500 grams, less than 2,000 grams), two counts of possession of a controlled substance and suspended registration, while Nichole T. Cassata, 24, of Wheaton, was charged with possession of a controlled substance subsequent to a traffic stop near Roosevelt and Route 83 at 1:05 a.m.

Suspicious circumstances

Aug. 31

A complainant in the 800 block of Howard told police at 4:48 a.m. that he woke to the sound of a person screaming for help. Officers checked the area with no results.

Aug. 28

A victim in the 200 block of N. Oaklawn related his son found a bullet laying on the porch. It was determined the bullet had been fired but there was no damage to property. This case is pending

investigation.

Theft or burglary /forgery/deceptive practice/obstruction/

robbery

Aug. 31

Police said Shannon M. Weaver, 39, of Chicago, was served a warrant from the DuPage County Sheriff’s Department and charged with three counts of retail theft and burglary, while Joseph M. Reyna, Jr., 30, of Lyons, was served a warrant from the DuPage County Sheriff’s Department and charged with two counts of retail theft and burglary. According to police, a complainant at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 told police that Weaver and Reyna Jr. stole multiple vacuum cleaners and other unknown merchandise and exited the store without paying July 28. Subsequent to an investigation, police said the suspects were identified, and arrest warrants were issued on Aug. 26.

Aug. 30

Michael Crane, 29, of Calumet City, and Thomas Kivowitz, 45, of Oak Park, were charged with retail theft and burglary at a store in the 900 block of S. York at 11:57 a.m. Police said a complainant reported the suspects removed liquor and left the store without paying.

Aug. 29

Burglary to a vehicle was reported at a business in the 700 block of N. Industrial at 6:12 a.m. A complainant reported an unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a locked trailer and removed several packaged tobacco products. This case is pending investigation.

Aug. 28

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 1000 block of S. York at 10:19 a.m. A victim related he left his vehicle running in the parking lot while he went into a store. Upon returning to his vehicle, he discovered an unknown suspect entered the vehicle and stole his sunglasses.

Aug. 27

Retail theft was reported at a store in the 100 block of Schiller at 11:27 a.m. A complainant related a suspect described as a white male between 18 and 25 years old concealed three bottles of liquor in his waistband and exited the store without paying for the merchandise. In the parking lot, employees confronted the suspect who relinquished the bottles of liquor and walked westbound from the scene. Officers checked the area with no results.

Aug. 15-Aug. 27

Theft was reported in the 500 block of E. Grand. A victim related an unknown suspect(s) removed her parents’ bronze urn from Mount Emblem Cemetery sometime between the above dates.

Aug. 26

Theft was reported in the 1200 block of S. York at 6:33 p.m. A victim reports she left her purse unattended at her desk. Upon returning to her desk, she learned an unknown suspect took several credit cards, an Illinois driver’s license, cash and checks from her wallet. The victim canceled her cards, and her license was entered into LEADS. And investigation is pending.

Aug. 25

Deceptive practice was reported in the 800 block of S. Fairfield at 5:30 p.m. A victim related she received an email advising she owed money on a Geek Squad account. The victim contacted the phone number listed and spoke with an unknown subject who advised the victim to wire money. The victim transferred cash before recognizing the call was a scam.

July 16

Theft was reported in the 400 block of S. Parkview at 4:25 p.m. A victim reports an unknown suspect took an Amazon package from her front door. Amazon requested a police report to process a refund.

Theft of catalytic converters

According to information provided last week by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported three incidents of catalytic converters being removed and stolen from a vehicle at the following locations: two incidents in the Elmhurst-Edward Hospital parking lot at 3:26 p.m. Aug. 27, and at 3:49 p.m. Aug. 29; the other in the 100 block of W. Grand at 4:32 p.m. Aug. 29.

Warrant arrest

Aug. 31

Police said Eric Normand, 40, of Chicago, was found to have two warrants out of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office. He also was charged with driving while license suspended and driving while registration suspended.

Aug. 27

Police said Daniel J. Perez, 29, of Glen Ellyn, and Nichole T. Cassata, 24, of Wheaton, had valid warrants subsequent to a traffic stop near Roosevelt and Route 83 at 1:05 a.m.

 

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