Attempted Residential Burglary
A resident of the 300 block of West Alexander Boulevard told police that a man between 6-foot-2 and 6-foot-4-inches tall with medium length blond hair wearing jeans, a blue T-shirt and carrying a black backpack attempted to open her rear sliding glass door at 12:02 p.m. May 25. He stopped when the resident’s Great Dane charged at him. He was only able to push the door open 6 inches due to a bar set in place.
Police were called to Field School at 12:42 p.m. May 21 on a report of a man sitting in a white Chevy Impala staring at children while they played. The complainant told officers his daughter was at the school when she called him to tell him about the man staring at them. The father went to the school, got the man’s license plate number and spoke to him. The man told the father he was just watching his girlfriend’s house. The father told him he was scaring the children and the police would be called. The man left the area before police arrived.
A woman was walking her dog near Montrose and Sunnyside at 4 p.m. May 23 when a man driving a white work van started talking to her about her dog. He said, “Come here. I need to show you something.” The victim walked into an open garage on Montrose and stayed there until the man left the area.
Police were called to the 200 block of East Third Street on a report of a 14-year-old boy being hit in the back and legs by BBs. The victim said he was walking his dog east on Third Street, just east of Willow, at 5:52 p.m. May 17, when he saw two teens, one of whom he recognized. He continued to walk and the teens followed him, shooting BBs at him. The victim had a red mark on his back and said he had been hit in the back of the thighs also. Police contacted the suspect, who said he was only shooting BBs to scare the victim. The BB gun was taken, photographed and placed into evidence.
Five people were cited with disorderly conduct for shooting BB guns at trees and park signs at Berens Park, 493 Oaklawn Ave., at 5:07 p.m. May 25. Matthew F. Byrne, 18, 200 Evergreen Ave., Elmhurst; Brian J. McGillivray, 18, 438 Oak St., Elmhurst; and Michael A. Ravenna, 18, 599 Chatham Ave., Elmhurst, were released on I-bond. A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy were released to their parents.
Travis S. Nelson, 21, 299 N. River Glen, Elmhurst, and Elizabeth J. Pistorio, 21, 733 Jay St. Elgin, were arrested after an incident at Xsport Fitness, 621 W. North Ave., at 3:06 p.m. May 22. Police were called to the scene on a report that Nelson rammed his Ford Focus into Pistorio’s car. He was no longer there when police arrived. The damage reportedly was minor. Police learned Pistorio allegedly had kicked Nelson’s car before he drove into her car. She was taken into custody and Nelson showed up a short time later. Both were cited under city ordinance for disorderly conduct. A no-trespass order was signed by Nelson’s mother against Pistorio to keep her away from their residence.
Ralph Robertson, 46, 147 W. Belden Ave., Villa Park, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and possession of open alcohol after he was found to be highly intoxicated and on the ground at 263 N. West Ave. at 10:01 a.m. May 23. He was released on I-bond.
Michael J. Mangione, 30, 1160 W. Dovington Drive, Hoffman Estates, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop at Interstate 290 and Emroy at 5:11 p.m. May 24. He was found to have a smoking pipe and a bottle containing suspect liquid methadone. He was released on I-bond.
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