Woman Headed to Elmhurst Police Station to Discuss Vandalism Charge Is Arrested for DUI

Heather Coco of Lombard faces multiple charges.

A 41-year-old woman on her way to the Elmhurst Police Station to discuss charges that she broke her ex-boyfriend's window was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol by another officer, who did not know she was a suspect in the vandalism case, police said.

It began when a man contacted police at 11:45 p.m. Feb. 5 and said he was having ongoing problems with his ex-girlfriend, Heather Coco, of 160 E. LeMoyne, Lombard. He said Coco was repeatedly texting and calling him. He said he then heard the sound of breaking glass and saw an older model Chevy Monte Carlo he believed to be driven by Coco parked on the south side of his home, on the 400 block of North Walnut.

Police contacted Coco and asked her to come to the station. While en route at 12:49 a.m. Feb. 6, another officer pulled over the green Oldsmobile 88 Coco was driving at West and Alexander. She was charged with two counts of DUI, driving without insurance, speeding, violating a stop sign and expired plates.

She also was cited for vandalism.

Coco was released on I-bond.

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