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. 13

Police said officers responded for a road rage incident near Route 83 and North at 5:55 p.m. A witness stated they observed a male get out of a vehicle, shatter the driver’s side window of another vehicle and punch the driver. The suspect was located and stated the other driver rear-ended him in Villa Park and fled to North and Route 83. The suspect denied any physical altercation and the other subject was not located.

Domestic battery, disorderly conduct

Nov. 15

Officers responded for the report of a subject who threatened employees at Elmhurst Hospital at 8:53 a.m. The subject was located a short distance from the hospital. Medics arrived on scene and transported the subject to Hinsdale Hospital.

A 35-year-old Elmhurst woman was charged with two counts of domestic battery in the 600 block of W. Babcock at 10:35 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a struggle over an AirPod, the suspect bit the victim’s right wrist. The victim pushed the suspect away, causing her to fall.

Nov. 13

Heather Gloria Griffith, 23, of Villa Park, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct in the 300 block of W. Avery at 1:25 a.m. Police said Griffith was located highly intoxicated and began running behind homes.

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

Nov. 13

Leonel G. Alcantar, 29, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, no valid license and illegal transportation of alcohol near Grand and Old Grand at 3:06 a.m.

Nov. 11

Janie Otero, 39, of Schiller Park, was charged with aggravated DUI, driving while license suspended, possession of cannabis and possession of open alcohol subsequent to a traffic stop in the 500 block of N. York at 6:50 p.m.

Harassment, threats

Nov. 11

A victim in the 100 block of N. York told police that the suspect, a former friend, made a Go Fund Me page for her without her permission and commented on a Tik Tok post she had made it after previously being told not to have any further contact with her. The suspect was again advised to have no further contact with victim.

Identity theft, fraud, forgery

According to information provided by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported seven 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, fraudulently depositing checks, receiving 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

Nov. 13

Daniel P. Palencia, 18, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis under 21 subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Oneida at 2:48 a.m.

Possession of cannabis in a vehicle

According to information provided last week by the Elmhurst Police Department, police reported three incidents of possession of cannabis by either the driver of a vehicle or a passenger: Tradell Graham, 28, of Chicago, near Butterfield and York at 4:43 p.m. Nov. 12; Monshea White, 49, of Maywood, near Berteau and North at 5:27 p.m. Nov. 12; and Patrick J. Humphrey, 28, of Dolton, near North and Industrial at 8:23 p.m. Nov. 15.

Suspicious circumstances

Nov. 22

Police said officers responded to the 100 block of W. First at 11 a.m. for a report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, the suspect was located inside the train depot lying on a bench. The suspect was found to be a registered sex offender out of Florida. The suspect was also found highly intoxicated and in need of medical attention. Medics arrived on scene and transported the suspect to the Elmhurst hospital for treatment.

Theft or burglary /retail theft/forgery/deceptive practice/obstruction/


Nov. 16

Theft was reported at a business in the 100 block of W. Diversey at 1:30 p.m. A complainant reported an unknown suspect(s) cashed a business check. The complainant further reported the check cashed was still in his possession and never used by his business. The complainant related he is not aware of how or where the check was deposited.

Nov. 14

A victim in the 200 block of E. Butterfield told police she left her vehicle unlocked and running while she went inside a UPS Store. The victim came out to find her vehicle missing. Video surveillance shows an unknown suspect described as a white female inside the vehicle, drive though the Jewel lot and then park it on the east end before leaving the area on foot. The unknown suspect took cash, which was sitting on the armrest. The vehicle was located in the parking lot.

Retail theft was reported at a gas station in the 600 block of W. North at 7:19 p.m. Subsequent to a retail theft that just occurred, A suspect described as an Hispanic male grabbed an entire display of 50 mini-Bic lighters and left the store without paying.

A victim in the 300 block of S. West told police she received a notification from Amazon that her package had been delivered. Amazon provided pictures of the delivered package; upon reviewing the images, the victim noticed the door looked familiar, but the Disney floor mat was not hers. The victim located the apartment with the same door mat as in the photos and left a note for the suspect, who never contacted her. The reporting officer made contact with the suspect who denied ever receiving any packages. An investigation is pending.

Nov. 11-Nov. 14

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 200 block of S. Villa. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) went through his unlocked truck that was parked in his driveway and stole items along with the victims’ forms of identification. An investigation is pending.

Nov. 13

Brian J. Adams Jr., 19, of Elmhurst, was charged with driving while license suspended, expired registration and possession of a fictitious ID subsequent to a traffic stop near Myrtle and North at 12:39 a.m.

July 1-Nov. 13

A victim’s son in the 200 block of N. Ridgeland reports that the victim has sent money and personal information to an unknown person on Facebook. The unknown person had the victim purchase gift cards and then send pictures of the gift cards to them. The victim also purchased two airline tickets through Korean Air for this unknown person.

Nov. 10

Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 200 block of N. Walnut at 12:04 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked van and removed credit cards and cash. Several credit cards were used; however, the transactions were declined.

Nov 3

Theft was reported in the 500 block of Saylor at 10:47 a.m. A victim told police he received an email stating his tax refund check was mailed, but he never received it. He notified the Illinois Comptroller’s office and was informed they will cancel the check and issue a new one.

Oct. 27

Theft was reported in the 400 block of S. Parkview at 10:39 a.m. A victim reports she ordered six rings from a seller and she only received five of the six rings shipped by mail.

Oct. 24

Retail theft was reported at store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at 11:55 a.m. A victim reports the suspect took merchandise and left without paying. An investigation is pending.

Sept. 17

Theft of services was reported in the 500 block of N. York at 10:14 a.m. A victim told police that he paid the unknown suspect as a deposit to install a new business sign. The suspect cashed the check, but the sign was never installed. The victim has not heard from the suspect and has no way to reach him.

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: Elmhurst Hospital, 155 E. Brush Hill, sometime between Nov. 10 and Nov. 11.


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