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, criminal defacement, criminal trespassing

Sept. 15-Sept. 17

Police said Richard Haimen, 53, of Rolling Meadows, was served with an arrest warrant and charged with possession of a controlled substance and criminal trespass to state supported land, while Alexis Minor, 23, of Lockport, was issued a citation for criminal trespass to railroad property. According to police, subsequent to a call for individuals crossing the tracks on foot on July 25, officers located the suspects near Route 83. An unnamed suspect and Haimen were transported to Loyola Hospital by paramedics for critical injuries. Minor was uninjured.

Sept. 13-Sept. 14

A complainant in the 100 block of S. West reported at 8:34 a.m. that an unknown suspect(s) vandalized the women’s bathroom at Plunkett Park sometime between the above dates.

Sept. 8

A victim in the 100 block of W. Fremont related that an unknown suspect damaged the front door and lock. An investigation is pending.

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

Sept. 11

Grover C. Davis, 44, of Chicago, was charged with aggravated DUI, aggravated driving while license revoked, driving too fast for conditions, unlawful possession of cannabis by driver, damage to railroad property and no insurance subsequent to a traffic crash near West and First at 2:58 a.m.

Angel D. Soriano Jr., 24, of Orlando, Fla., was charged with aggravated DUI, DUI, reckless driving, possession of cannabis by a driver, driving while license suspended, possession of alcohol by a driver, passing in a no-passing zone, speeding, two counts of improper lane usage, two counts of driving on the wrong side of the road, disobeying a traffic control signal, disobeying a stop sign, failure to signal, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, no insurance and suspended registration subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Park at 5:46 a.m.

Jacqueline Torres, 28, of Oak Lawn, was charged with DUI, obstructing justice, resisting a police officer, improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident near Route 83 and Riverside at 9:51 p.m.

Jessica Vandermier, 35, of Clarendon Hills, was charged with DUI, failure to signal and improper lane usage in the 600 block of W. St. Charles at 8:49 p.m.

Sept. 10

Alexander Kuriakose, 36, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and no insurance subsequent to a traffic crash in the 700 block of N. Howard at 6:53 p.m.

Sept. 9

Kamern Bean, 18, of Westchester, was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor, possession of tobacco by a minor, possession of cannabis by a driver and improper lighting subsequent to a traffic stop in the 300 block of W. St. Charles at 7:57 p.m.

Fleeing, eluding

According to information provided last week by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported one incident of fleeing and eluding during which the driver of a vehicle fled the scene after being stopped for a traffic stop by police.

Harassment, threats

Sept. 12

A victim in the 100 block of N. York told police at 5:26 p.m. she recently fired the suspect. The suspect contacted the victim and stated she would come there with her keys. The victim assumed the suspect was threatening her. The suspect was contacted and stated she was just going to go return her keys and there was no threat. The victim now believes she took the suspect’s conversation the wrong way.

Sept. 8

A complainant in the 600 block of N. West related he has received threatening emails from a suspended employee. The reporting officer contacted the suspect and advised him to have no further contact with the complainant.

Identity theft, fraud

According to information provided by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported five 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 four incidents of possession of cannabis by either the driver of a vehicle or a passenger: Quentin J. Spicer, 26, of Bellwood, near Villa and Vermont, at 10:48 a.m. Sept. 8; Myles E. Broomfield Crosby, 22, of Chicago, near St. Charles and Fair at 11:18 a.m. Sept. 9; Giselle Gomez, 23, of Bensenville, in the 100 block of W. North at 7:01 p.m. Sept. 14; and Tivonte Allen, 26, of Addison, near Grand and Lake at 12:20 a.m. Sept. 15.

Possession of a controlled substance

Sept. 9

Steven Foster, 64, of Bensenville, was charged with unlawful possession of

a controlled substance in the 800 block of N. York at 10:25 p.m.

Sept. 8

Officers responded to an area near York and I-290 at 11:38 p.m. for the report of a suspect throwing items at cars. Upon making contact with the suspect, he was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the police station. Charges are pending.

Suspicious circumstances

Sept. 13

Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop for screeching his tires in the 100 block of W. Grand at 9:21 p.m., Jacob Johannesen, 29, of Elmhurst, was found to be driving while license revoked and to have an un-served order of protection. He was taken into custody and transported to the police station. Police said Johannesen was served a short form notification for the order of protection and charged with driving while license revoked, squealing or screeching tires, improper display of registration, driving with expired plates and no insurance.

Theft or burglary /forgery/deceptive practice/obstruction/

robbery

Sept. 12

Retail theft was reported at a pharmacy in the 100 block of N. Palmer Drive at 9:24 p.m. A complainant related an unknown suspect described as a black male between 30 and 50 years old entered the store, removed several bottles of alcohol and left without paying for the merchandise.

Sept. 11

Kevin Syas, 48, of Chicago, was charged with burglary, two counts of retail theft and resisting a police officer at a food store-pharmacy in the 100 block of E. Schiller at 12:46 p.m. Police said officers responded for a retail theft in progress. Upon arrival, officers located Syas and attempted to take him into custody. According to police, Syas resisted arrest but officers were able to gain control of him. He was found to have taken merchandise and left without paying, police said.

Sept. 9

Bryan C. Romolt, 30, of Willow Springs, was charged with robbery, failure to yield at a T-intersection, failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and no insurance, while Tiffany M. Blanco, 23, of Willow Springs, was charged with robbery, driving while license suspended, disobeying a stop sign and no insurance near Park and Adell at 3:19 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a robbery that had just occurred, the suspects stole a victim’s wallet after a struggle over her purse and fled the scene at a high rate of speed. The suspected vehicle was located and the suspects were taken into custody, according to police.

Sept. 8

Retail theft was reported at a food store pharmacy in the 100 block of E. Schiller at 11:03 a.m. Subsequent to a delayed retail theft, two unknown suspects—both described as black males—were observed on video surveillance removing alcohol and leaving the store without paying.

Aug. 22-Sept. 4

Deceptive practice was reported in the 200 block of N. Myrtle Ave. A victim related an unknown suspect(s) contacted her through social media, asking if she wanted to deposit money through an app in order to receive a check for a larger amount.

Sept. 1-Sept. 3

Theft by deception was reported in the 700 block of N. Eastland. A victim reported he located a rental listing on social media and began conversing with an unknown suspect purporting to be the landlord. The victim communicated with the unknown suspect via text message and transferred money as a down payment for the listing. The victim later discovered he had been scammed and reported the incident to his bank. This case is pending investigation.

May 5

Theft was reported in the 700 block of N. Kenilworth. A victim related he paid an unknown contractor for foundation work to be done on his patio. The contractor never started the work nor returned the victim’s money.

Theft of catalytic converters

According to information provided last week by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported one incident of catalytic converters being removed and stolen from a vehicle at the following location: the 700 block of N. York at 4:22 p.m. Sept. 13.

Warrant arrests

Sept. 14

Police said a reporting officer met with Lindsey Owens, 73, of Hillside, who wished to turn himself in on a warrant near Butterfield and Stratford at 1:33 p.m. According to police, he was found to have a valid warrant out for driving while license suspended and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Sept. 12

Police said subsequent to a reporting officer responding to a report of an alleged intoxicated subject near St. Charles and Route 83 at 10:51 a.m. Jason R. Haines, 36, of Fox Lake, was found to have a valid warrant.

 

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