Allegedly Intoxicated PADS Residents Arrested in Separate Elmhurst Incidents

Police also report arrests for DUI and use of electronic communication, and a Larch resident misplaces his car.

Enrico Lopez (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff's Office)
Enrico Lopez (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff's Office)

Warrant Arrest

Enrico Lopez, 52, 703 W. Liberty (DuPage PADS) Wheaton, was arrested on a warrant out of DuPage County for failure to appear on an original charge of DUI after police were called to a domestic dispute on the 900 block of South Spring Road at 11:34 a.m. Jan. 7. Police said Lopez was "highly intoxicated" and refused to leave the property. He was taken to DuPage County Jail on the warrant.

Possession of Cannabis

Erik Oppenhagen, 45, 703 W. Liberty (DuPage PADS), Wheaton, was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication after police found him lying in the road at Larch and Second at 3:27 a.m. Jan. 5. He was released on bond.

DUI Arrest

Kerri Knauz, 23, 10628 Parkside Apt. 3W, Chicago Ridge, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after police pulled over her silver Nissan Maxima for improper lane use and violating a one-way street at North and York at 1:44 a.m. Jan. 4. She was released on bond.

Unlawful Use of Electronic Communication

Anthony Cook, 26, 77 N. Wolf Road Apt. 210, Northlake, was cited for unlawful use of electronic communication after his red Honda Accord was involved in an accident with a 49-year-old Lombard man at North Avenue and Route 83 at 2:06 p.m. Jan. 1. 

Car Stolen; Oh, Wait …

A resident of the 200 block of North Larch called police the morning of Jan. 7 to report someone stole his 1998 blue Volvo V70 while it was parked in front of his home. Police entered the theft in the LEADS data base as stolen. A short time later, police said the man called back and said he forgot that he had taken the vehicle to Elmhurst Auto Clinic the night before to be repaired.

Patch reports on law enforcement activity using information provided by official agencies. Persons charged with a crime or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you or a family member are charged with a crime or cited for a violation and the charge or citation is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to contact karenc@patch.com and we will do follow-up reporting on the case. 

Faust January 10, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Enrico appears to need a helping hand, an extended detox and a quite possibly, a talented ophamologist. Either that or he was so lit up at noon, that things got a little out of hand and the LAW had to intervene. I'm curious to know, if any perpetrator who "refuses to leave the property" has ever been successful, in the history of perpetration. As if the LAW would say "ok enrico, we'll let you remain here. We'll see you around"


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