More Burglaries Reported Despite Recent Arrests

Elmhurst police also report arrests for DUI, drugs, theft and disorderly conduct Oct. 19-25.

Residential Burglary

Despite two arrests for residential burglary Oct. 24, a resident of the 500 block of North Walnut came home at 5:55 p.m. Oct. 25 and found his front door ajar. He walked through the house and noticed various items thrown about the floor. His iPad, a laptop and cash was missing. The door jamb and edge of the door were damaged.

A resident of Elm Creek Apartments told police a wristwatch and Tiffany diamond necklace were missing from her home. She said she hadn't worn them for awhile, but she had a cleaning service in her home in early August. Total loss is estimated at $4,200.

DUI Arrests

Gail Robert, 43, 239 N. Mill Road, Addison, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal transportation of alcohol after police pulled over her gray Toyota Corolla for disobeying a traffic control device at North and Villa at 12:43 a.m. Oct. 20. She was released on I-bond.

Jose Federico, 22, 328 LaPorte, Bensenville, was arrested and charged with DUI after police pulled over his white Saturn Aura for violating a median and failure to yield at York and Grand at 3:06 a.m. Oct. 21. He was released on bond.

Possession of Cannabis With Intent to Deliver

Shawn Newman, 18, 14 Arrowwood Drive, Hawthorn, was arrested after police were called to Elmhurst College, 190 S. Prospect, for a suspicious odor at Schick Hall at 6:46 p.m. Oct. 19. Police said Newman had been selling cannabis out of his dorm room to other students. Cannabis and paraphernalia were located in the room. He was released on bond.

Disorderly Conduct

Keith Hughes, 42, 219 E. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst, was arrested and charged with public intoxication after police responded to 153 N. York Road for a person who refused to pay cab fare at 2:14 a.m. Oct. 20. Police said Hughes was "highly intoxicated and very uncooperative." The cab driver was paid in full and Hughes was released on I-bond.

A man was threatened by another man in the drive-through at Burger King, 620 W. North Ave., at 1 p.m. Oct. 23. Officers were called after a man stepped out of his vehicle and threatened to beat up another driver who had honked at him to get out of the way because he was blocking the exit. Words were exchanged and the offender left, but not before the victim got his license plate. Police will follow up.

Larry Bebo, 53, 677 N. Michigan, was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct after officers responded to a call at 1:22 p.m. Oct. 24 on the 600 block of North Michigan for a male banging on the back door of the home. Police said Bebo was intoxicated. He was released on I-bond. At 5:15 p.m. the same day, Bebo was taken to the hospital and issued citations for possession of open liquor on public property and disorderly conduct. He allegedly was passed out on the patio at Starbuck's, 164 N. York St. At 4:52 a.m. Oct. 25, police were dispatched to the 600 block of North Michigan on a report of a possible burglary. Police said Bebo broke out a window causing $100 in damage. He was charged with criminal damage to property and violation of bail bond. He was taken to DuPage County Jail.

Warrant Arrests

Scott D. Krieger, 27, 529 Indiana Ave., Elmhurst, was arrested on a warrant out of DuPage County for failure to appear on a DUI charge. Krieger turned himself in at 10 a.m. Oct. 19. He was released on bond.

An Elmhurst Memorial Hospital employee told police she left her key ring in an unlocked drawer at the third-floor greeting desk at 7:59 p.m. Oct. 19. While getting ready to leave work, she noticed her keys were missing. A short time later, the victim went to her vehicle and discovered her glove box had been opened and a venicle manual, registration card, insurance card, change holder and miscellaneous paperwork were missing. Two suspects, who were seen on surveillance video walking back and forth past the reception desk, were located a short time later. Anthony Salemi, 24, 8615 Grand Ave., River Grove, was arrested after police discovered he had a warrant out of River Grove for failure to appear. He was released on bond. A second suspect was not charged.

Devin Weaver, 20, 495 St. Moritz Apt. 2D, Glen Ellyn, was arrested on two warrants, out of Wheaton and DuPage County, after police pulled over his silver Dodge Avenger for failure to dim headlights at St. Charles and Mitchell at 1:34 a.m. Oct. 22. He gave a false name and date of birth. He also was charged with obstructing justice and driving without insurance. He was turned over to Wheaton police.

Tyran Henning, 23, 1041 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, turned himself in on a warrant out of DuPage County at 9:49 p.m. Oct. 23. He was unable to post bond and was taken to DuPage County Jail.

Public Intoxication

David Batchelor, 44, 150 E. Lake St. Apt. 14A, was cited for public intoxication at his apartment building at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25.

Possession of Alcohol in Public

Tony L. Ray, 37, 576 N. Kenilworth Ave., Elmhurst, was issued a citation for possession of liquor on public property after police responded to a call for an intoxicated person at 104 E. Fullerton Ave. at 4:13 p.m. Oct. 22. Police gave him a ride home.

Theft Arrests

A 17-year-old and a 15-year-old were arrested and charged with retail theft and truancy after they were seen on camera stealing food and drinks from Dominick's, 215 S. Route 83 at 10:55 p.m. Oct. 25.

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.

Independence666 October 30, 2012 at 10:20 AM
This is insane!!!! It seems like burglary has become an epidemic in Elmhurst. How do we stop it?
Karen Chadra October 30, 2012 at 05:36 PM
It's happening in the surrounding communities too. Another burglary was reported in Elmhurst on Monday: http://elmhurst.patch.com/articles/shadowy-figure-is-seen-on-video-in-the-act-of-burglarizing-a-home This article includes tips from police on how to help catch these guys and avoid being victimized.


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