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Elmhurst Police Report License Violations for February

Several crashes involve people driving without licenses or insurance.

Driving with a Suspended License

Manuel Avila, 40, 140 S. Lincoln, Addison, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license and driving with no insurance after police pulled over his silver Dodge Caravan for expired registration at North and Clinton at 4:22 a.m. Feb. 3. He was released on I-bond.

Shanae Morgan, 26, 7906 S. Luella Apt. 202, Chicago, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance after police pulled over a blue Chevrolet Lumina at Roosevelt and York at 1:07 a.m. Feb. 4. Morgan was released on I-bond.

Rosa A. Sanchez-Gomez, 33, 5426 W. 23rd St., Cicero, was arrested on a warrant and charged with driving with a suspended license and obstructing identification after police pulled over her black Nissan Altima for one headlight at York Road and Interstate 88 at 5:09 a.m. Feb. 6. She reportedly gave officers a false name, and they discovered she had a failure-to-appear warrant out of La Grange. She was released on bond.

Karen Marshall, 33, 725 Benton Ave., Elmhurst, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle after police pulled over her tan Chrysler PT Cruiser at St. Charles and Sturges Parkway at 6:17 p.m. Feb. 7. She was released on bond.

Ismael Ponce-Ruiz, 30, 1310 Cambria, Schaumburg, was arrested and charged with driving without a license after police pulled over his green Nissan Sentra for speeding at York and Interstate 290 at 8:52 a.m. Feb. 8.

Stephan R. Banks, 22, 917 N. Long Apt. 1, Chicago, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance after his green Buick Skylark was pulled over for no license plate at 260 N. York at 9:37 p.m. Feb. 11.

Kenneth L. Palmer, 22, 844 Geneva Court, Elmhurst, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license and no proof of insurance after police pulled over his red Chevrolet Camero for disobeying a stop sign at North End and Van Auken at 9:13 a.m. Feb. 13. He was released on I-bond.

Mincael D. Perez, 28, 700 W. Forest Ave., West Chicago, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license, no insurance and failure to secure a child under 8 after police pulled over a red Honda Civic for a loud muffler at Roosevelt and Butterfield at 3:44 p.m. Feb. 18. Perez was released on bond.

Anthony Lehmann, 25, 10536 S. Oglesby Apt. 105, Chicago, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance after police pulled over his silver Pontiac Bonneville for speeding and no front plate at Lake Street and Interstate 290 at 12:26 a.m. Feb. 19. He was released on I-bond.

Vanessa A. Figur, 24, 7405 S. Woodward Apt. 114, Woodridge, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license after police pulled over her gray Chrysler PT Cruiser for failure to signal at Butterfield and Roosevelt roads at 4:54 a.m. Feb. 20. Her license was suspended for a DUI offense. She was released on bond and her vehicle was held for forfeiture.

Maria Mancines, 30, 1242 W. 19th St., Chicago, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance after police pulled over her red Chevrolet Cavalier for a loud muffler at Ridgeland and North Avenue at 3:49 p.m. Feb. 20.

Zygmunt Kaganek, 47, 4812 Michigan, Schiller Park, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license after police pulled over his red Dodge Ram for obstructed view at North Avenue and Route 83 at 4:34 a.m. Feb. 21. His vehicle was towed for forfeiture.

Paul L. Bonfiglio, 53, 415 Thames Drive, Shorewood, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance after police pulled over his silver Ford Taurus for suspended registration at Route 83 and Second Street at 5:32 a.m. Feb. 23. He was released on I-bond.

Richard Olson, 56, 1519 Farwell, Chicago, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license after police pulled over his black Cadillac STS for speeding at North Avenue and I-290 at 10:34 p.m. Feb. 26. He was released on bond.

Driving Without a License

Juan Garcia-Zarate, 27, 2931 W. 51st St., Chicago, was arrested and charged with driving without a license after police pulled over his green Honda Accord at 1200 S. York at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 3. He was released on bond.

Amanda N. Koehman, 21, 5908 Butterfield Road, Berkeley, was cited for driving without a license and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident at Butterfield and Parkside at noon Feb. 11. After the accident, the 59-year-old Hillside woman Koehman reportedly crashed into subsequently tried to pull off of Butterfield Road onto Parkside and struck a tree. She said her brakes did not work.

Raul Sonora-Salinas, 21, 2707 Willens Drive, Melrose Park, was arrested and charged with driving without a license after police pulled over his red Pontiac Sunfire for driving on the shoulder on southbound Route 83 near North Avenue at 5:59 p.m. Feb. 15. He was released on bond.

David N. Navor, 26, 5908 W. Maple, Berkley, was arrested and charged with driving without a license after police pulled over his white Ford Mustang for an illegal left turn on the 200 block of East Butterfield at 1:41 p.m. Feb. 18. He was released on bond.

Charles D. Saulsberry, 37, 2743 N. Wayne, Chicago, was arrested and charged with driving without a license after police pulled over his gray Chrysler 300 for suspended registration at Lake Street and I-290 at 3:03 a.m. Feb. 19.

Erika Madera-Garcia, 21, 804 N. Hillside, Hillside, was arrested and charged with driving without a license after police pulled over her black Nissan 200 SX for speeding at Fern Court and Vallette at 4:04 p.m. Feb. 21. She was released on I-bond.

Mario Carillo, 33, 437 Geneva, Hillside, was arrested and charged with driving without a license and driving without insurance after police pulled over his blue Nissan Altima for disobeying a stop sign at York Road and Cayuga at 7:06 p.m. Feb. 22. He was released on I-bond.

Jesus B. Gomez, 19, 3318 W. Berteau, Chicago, was arrested and charged with driving without a license and driving without insurance after his white Mercury Sable LS crashed into a vehicle driven by a 51-year-old Joliet man at 265 S. Route 83 at 9:33 p.m. Feb. 25. He also was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

Jose L. Rodriguez, 25, 8094 Catawbra Lane, Hanover Park, was arrested and charged with driving without a license after police pulled over his white Mitsubishi Lancer for tinted windows at York and Lake streets at 5:32 a.m. Feb. 27. He was released on bond.

Vidal Funez, 20, 1041 Ferrari Apt. 1A, Bensenville, was arrested and charged with driving without a license and driving without insurance after police pulled him over for a loud muffler at Industrial Drive and Grand Avenue at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 27. He was released on I-bond.

Jaime Lezama, 54, 24W251 St. Charles Road, Carol Stream, was arrested and charged with driving without a license after his red Nissan Quest was involved in an accident with a 40-year-old Elmhurst Woman at 257 E. North Ave. at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Lezama also was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Three people were cited after a three-car accident at 387 S. York Road at 11:35 a.m. Feb. 28. Santos Hernandez-Lopez, 34, 1008 Argyle, Bensenville, was cited for driving without a license and driving without insurance. Julia Martinez, 49, 2242 N. 74th Ave., Elmwood Park, was cited with failure to properly secure a child, and Sara Schrage was cited for no insurance and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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Stewart Levine March 05, 2012 at 10:20 AM
no wonder our homes are being robbed....... has anyone else asked themselves the same question,..... what in the world are all of these people doing in elmhurst? they dont live here, obviously... this is almost comical that this probably happens on a daily basis. plain and simple, i dont think we have enough police officers, and more citizens need to call the police for suspicious looking people who look like they do not belong here, or suspicious behavior. even if 4 people made calls and 1 or 2 out of those calls lead to arrests, it would be worth it.
Life.Is.Good March 05, 2012 at 12:37 PM
It appears as though "these people" are stopped by the police on the main roads throughout town, most likely passing through. Because Elmhurst is surrounded by highways, tollways, etc, it's is very easy to swoop in & out of town, so who knows how many are actually here to cause trouble. We all need to be more aware and act on our suspicions. Unfortunately, I do not think everyone reads the local papers, online or otherwise. We need to talk to our neighbors and friends and get the word out.
Ken March 05, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Unfortunately due to political correctness the police are limited on the number of minority stops they can make without due cause. They have to record the race of those stopped and once they go over their quota there is hell to pay. Groups like LA RAZA and PUSH have a greater say in who comes and goes in our neighborhoods than we do.
F C March 05, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Need to impound the vehicle pending proof of DL and insurance. Only problem...where to put ALL the cars.
bill trudeau March 05, 2012 at 02:55 PM
It's way easier to cherry pick from all the people passing through on a state highway than it is to patrol the local streets, and then you don't have residents whining and crying about why they got finally got stopped for blowing the same stop sign that they do on a daily basis. If you actually stare at traffic, I think just about anyone could be cited for something. The police could sit outside a local bar and tag almost everyone coming out with a DUI. It wouldn't be particularly good for business, though.
Glenn March 05, 2012 at 05:38 PM
This is why I see soo many of this minority riding bicycles... but someone needs to teach them the rules of the road even on a bike!
John W March 05, 2012 at 06:44 PM
I'm sure the number of police in Emhurst is low (just like anywhere else). My experience working with the police in Elmhurst has been very frustrating. They enforce what they want to enforce. Forget about laws and city codes that are on the books. I'm not sure what the problem is but my opinion of law enforcement in Elmhurst has caused me to take matters into my own hands. The thought of relying on them to keep us safe.........no!
Jim Court March 06, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Does anybody have a license ?
Stewart Levine March 06, 2012 at 10:48 AM
well the quotas can be ignored if we just start reporting people based on suspicious person report, then it cant be blamed on the officer for pulling them over. not a bad idea
Jim Court March 06, 2012 at 01:53 PM
There are many reasons why a good person, with no criminal intent, can find their license being suspended. Economic reasons often underlie this. Although it has been stated that a license is a privilege and not a right, this flies in the face of daily reality, especially in the suburbs. The plates must be run to determine the status of the vehicle. I believe that the Police have a camera and software that can do this automatically and manually. It is my impression that charges may be added to help support the stop. I agree that we are way to politically correct. I completely support intelligent police work. I never support abuse of power. Does anybody know staffing levels ? All cities seem to be driven by revenue needs which creates a poor foundation for equitable enforcement. Another thought. Some city employees have stated that there is an excessive ratio of supervisors to employees. Does anybody want to weigh in on this? Have efficiencies been sought? What do you think ?
AE Newman March 09, 2012 at 12:02 AM
you want more police but you would prob be the first to complain about an increase in taxes or fees. you think the police only enforce only what they want? says who a disgruntled citizen who got caught speeding and now has a bug up ur butt? ever been on a ride along you jerk?
Bob March 26, 2012 at 06:51 PM
You people really sound prejudiced.

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