Top of the Blotter: Throwing Cold Water on Potential Trouble
Reports from the Elmhurst Police Department.
Police were called to a dispute between a husband and wife around 9:20 a.m. on July 30 when the woman said she got into an argument with her husband because he would not wake up when she wanted him to. The man said he left their apartment, rather than getting into a fight, after she threw cold water on him. No charges were filed.
George Taylor, 70, of the 100 block of West Adelaide, was charged with two counts of domestic battery following an incident around 9:30 p.m. on July 27. Taylor was taken to DuPage County Jail.
Justin Crowell, 31, of the 100 block of West Park, was charged with domestic battery, resisting arrest and criminal damage to property after police were called to a report of a domestic situation just before 3 a.m. on July 30. Crowell was accused of breaking a plastic table and wood dining chairs by throwing them off a woman’s balcony. The chair struck the woman’s car. Crowell also struck the woman’s hand, police said. Officers took Crowell into custody after a brief foot chase. He was taken to DuPage County Jail.
Charges are pending against a 22-year-old Elmhurst man after police responded on July 25 to a report of a reckless driving complaint. Officers spoke to the man’s father, who said his son was acting strange and claiming he had been chased and shot at. Police determined that had not happened, but that the man left his vehicle somewhere and stole a bike to ride home instead.
A resident in the 100 block of Van Buren reported to police that someone had thrown garbage on his vehicle’s windshield sometime between 8 and 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 1. He told police does not have any problems with anyone in the neighborhood or at work. Police have no suspects.
An employee at Visitation Parish reported a man came in on July 25 to purchase $850 in gift cards used for a tuition discount program. The man paid with a check, which subsequently bounced because the account was closed. Police learned the man had done the same thing at other parishes. Police were unable to immediately locate the man.
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