Another Narcotics Bust, a Prowling Arrest and Harmonica Playing Makes Business Owners Uneasy

Incidents reported in the Elmhurst police blotter Oct. 1-3.

Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Police made an arrest at 8 p.m. Oct. 3 during an alleged narcotics transaction at 642 N. York Road. Charles J. Stainback, 28, 510 Hyde Park, Bellwood, and Ray L. Young, 28, 344 Morris, Bellwood, were taken into custody while they allegedly were delivering seven bags of heroin for $100, police said. Both suspects were charged with delivery of a controlled substance. Stainback also was charged with obstructing justice. They were taken to DuPage County Jail and their black Buick Regal was seized for forfeiture. (A mugshot of Young was not immediately available.)

This is the second time recently that Elmhurst police have arrested a suspect for allegedly dealing drugs in the city. Leonard Marzano, 41, of Woodridge, was arrested last month during a drug transaction and charged with possession of cocaine and other drugs with intent to deliver.

Prowling Arrest

Michael K. Bessert, 24, 43 N. Harvard, Villa Park, was arrested and charged with prowling after police said he and another person were hiding near a basement window at 102 N. Haven at 9:41 p.m. Oct. 1. They later were found hiding alongside a dumpster fence behind a condominium building at 130-132 N. Haven. Bessert was released on I-bond, and the other person was not charged.

Suspicious Person

Police were called to The Beauty Lounge, 727 N. York Road Unit B, after a man entered the business at 9:13 a.m. Oct. 3 and began to play a harmonica. Employees asked him to leave because of his "odd behavior," police said. He was issued a no-trespass notice. Police did not release his name.

Possession of Cannabis

Steven F. Puzon, 29, 883 Dorset Drive, Wheaton, and Paige Nicole Kammes, 22, 821 Dunham Drive, West Chicago, were arrested and charged with disobeying train signals after they allegedly walked across the tracks at Park and York while the gates were lowered and lights flashing at 11:12 p.m. Oct. 2. A search of Puzon yielded .7 grams of suspect cannabis. He also was charged with possession of cannabis and on a failure to appear warrant out of DuPage County on charges of DUI and possession of cannabis. Both were released on bond.

Disorderly Conduct/Public Intoxication

Robert L. Baldwin, 62, 320 George St., Bensenville, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct/public intoxication after police saw him lay on the ground "heavily intoxicated" at 263 N. York St. at 4:10 p.m. Oct. 3. Medics were called and Baldwin was placed into an ambulance. While en route to the hospital, he started flailing and attempted to strike a paramedic, police said. He was cited and released to the custody of emergency personnel.

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Stewart Levine October 07, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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