Police Say Thief Was Making the Rounds at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Campus

Subjects also picked up for domestic battery and on warrants.

Theft Arrests

Jeffrey Prate, 29, 208 S. Ardmore, Villa Park, was arrested and charged with felony theft and felony burglary after an incident at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, 155 E. Brush Hill, at 2:06 p.m. May 24. Hospital security personnel said they saw a suspicious man walking around the hospital and they believed he may have stolen a phone. Prate was later found in a bathroom. He allegedly admitted to taking the phone, and it was recovered in a wooded area near the hospital. Police later determined Prate also took a wallet from a purse in the Elmhurst Center for Health, 1200 S. York. He was taken to DuPage County Jail.

Christopher Jones, 27, 1S220 Ingersoll, Villa Park, was arrested and charged with felony retail theft after he allegedly took five containers of infant formula from Jewel, 944 S. York Road, between 7:50 and 8:03 p.m. May 17. He was taken to DuPage County Jail.

A resident of the 700 block of South Hawthorne reported her Apple iPhone was taken during a garage sale at 10:43 a.m. May 19. The phone was tracked using its GPS to the parking lot of Goodwill, at North Avenue and Route 83. Evelia D. Fuentes, 45, 256 N. Rhodes Ave., River Grove, was arrested and charged with theft. She was released on I-bond.

Domestic Battery

Alexander J. Guzman, 18, 162 Elmhurst Road Apt. 2A,  Elmhurst, was arrested and charged with domestic battery and consumption of alcohol by a minor at 2:27 a.m. May 24 at his home. He was taken to DuPage County Jail.

Warrant Arrest

Carlos Robledo, 24, 1434 S. 57th Court, Cicero, was arrested on a warrant out of Cook County after he was pulled over for a seat belt violation at North and Emroy at 12:07 a.m. May 23. He was taken to DuPage County Jail.

Jeremiah Machen, 34, 652 Sunrise Road, Elmhurst, was arrested at his home on a warrant out of Cook County for failure to appear at 12:05 a.m. May 24. He was taken to DuPage County Jail.

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Jeff K May 29, 2012 at 06:07 PM
No DUI's this week? Elmhurst is getting soft.
Karen Chadra (Editor) May 29, 2012 at 06:25 PM
We'll be getting the police reports from the Memorial Day weekend sometime this afternoon. It was another "click-it or ticket" weekend, so there probably will be some DUIs in there.
M.D. May 30, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Drove through Elmhurst this Sunday night about 2 a.m. My route included Rt, 83, W. St. Charles Rd., and back North on York from Butterfield to Grand. Very surprised I didn't see any roadblocks


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