Friday, May 17, 2013
Dillard said Friday he's pushing for state regulations that would help police investigate residential burglaries in the Chicago suburbs that involve jewelry theft.
The Hinsdale home of state Sen. Kirk Dillard, whose 24th District includes Elmhurst, is among those that have been burglarized this spring and the senator says he's pushing for state legislation that will help local law enforcement investigate such burglaries. "I am trying to curtail the number of residential burglaries which has swept through the western suburbs ... and other parts of the city," Dillard said during a Friday morning conference call with media members. Dillard said by talking with suburban police officials he has learned that most of the residential burglars that have victimized residents in Hinsdale and the surrounding area steal jewelry they quickly sell to cash-for-gold businesses. Dillard said those businesses are not …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Police report burglary, theft, forgery and fraud during the second half of April.
An apartment on the 100 block of Virginia was broken into between 3 p.m. April 22 and 11:30 a.m. April 23. Taken was an Xbox game, Kinect sensor and a video game worth a total of $530. Estimated damage to the door is $50. Cory Martin, 25, 575 Thornhill Drive, Carol Stream, was arrested and charged with retail theft after he allegedly took a bottle of cologne worth $37 from Kmart, 265 S. Route 83, at 8 p.m. April 16. He was released on bond. Derrick Orr, 25, 1008 N. Mason Ave., Chicago, was arrested and charged with retail theft and resisting a peace officer at Dominick's, 215 S. Route 83, at 2:52 p.m. April 18. He was arrested after a short foot chase and released on bond. Michael Grushka, 20, 37 N. Craig, Lombard, was arrested and charged…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Thief got away with computer and gaming equipment.
Someone broke into a home on Four Seasons Court, which is just southeast of the intersection of Commonwealth Lane and Butterfield Road in Elmhurst, between 7:10 a.m. and 3:33 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, and stole about $2,500 worth of electronics. The homeowners told police that the burglar entered the home through an unlocked window and left a trail of mud throughout the house. Taken were an Xbox, a PlayStation, Beats headphones, two laptops, a tablet, an iPod, several HDMI cables and power cords. Police said they have "no solid suspects," and interviews with neighbors didn't turn up any new information. This is the second burglary reported in Elmhurst this week. A handgun, laptop and $5,600 in cash were taken from a home on Highview Tuesday…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Neighbor may have seen the suspects in the back yard.
Someone broke into a home on the 400 block of North Highview and removed a Llama .38 caliber semi-automatic handgun with magazine between 7:15 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. Also taken from the home was a laptop worth $900 and $5,600 in cash. The items were taken from the bedroom and dining room of the home. A neighbor reported seeing two men enter the back yard but then did not see them leave. The police report did not indicate what time the neighbor saw the men. Let Patch save you time. Get more local stories like these delivered right to your inbox or smartphone with our free newsletter. Fast signup here. For a different take, like us on Facebook.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Elmhurst police arrest the suspect in Berkley after he led Berkley officers on a chase.
Elmhurst police helped apprehend an Elmhurst man who was wanted on warrants for failure to appear in court related to charges of burglary and possession of a controlled substance. Robert Michael Kouzoukas, 29, 312 W. North Ave., Elmhurst, was arrested on two warrants out of DuPage County on Feb. 6 after the owner of the Mercury Grand Marquis he was driving reported it stolen. Kouzoukas led Berkley police on a chase through Berkley, and then he abandoned the vehicle in Bellwood. Elmhurst police located him in Berkley and transported him to the Berkley police station. Kouzoukas was arrested on burglary charges in Villa Park in April 2011 and for possession of a controlled substance in Elmhurst in June 2011. He is being held in DuPage County …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
So far in January, several burglaries and an attempted burglary have been reported.
A home on the 300 block of Yorkfield, in southeast Elmhurst, was broken into sometime before 6:18 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, Elmhurst police reported. The resident returned home after 6 p.m. and noticed his $500 laptop and $200 iPod were missing from the home. Drawers and items were scattered throughout the house. The window on a rear garage door was smashed in order to gain entry to the house. This burglary comes on the heels of several reported in Elmhurst last week near the downtown area. Related: Multiple Burglaries Discovered Within a Short Distance and in a Short Time Period
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
North Larch, North Walnut and Addison streets targeted over the past few days.
Police are looking into burglaries and attempted burglary in Elmhurst between Thursday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 19, and all in the same area of town. The 400 block of North Larch Street was a focal point of activity on Thursday, Jan. 17. Police said that while they were investigating a garage burglary on the street, they were led to a neighboring house that was broken into. And, a vehicle on the block was burglarized later that night. Sometime between 7:45 and 10:40 p.m. Jan. 17, someone broke into a garage and shed on the 400 block of North Larch. The victim returned home and saw a man in his neighbor's back yard. The suspect ran to a dark pickup truck, entered the passenger door, and the vehicle fled the area in an unknown direction…
Friday, January 4, 2013
Residents came home to discover their bedrooms ransacked.
Two residential burglaries were discovered in Elmhurst on Thursday, Jan. 3. A home on the 100 block of North Evergreen Avenue was burglarized between 7 a.m. Dec. 29 and 8:53 a.m. Thursday, according to Elmhurst police. A brick was thrown through the back glass door to gain access to the home, police said. Two upstairs bedrooms were ransacked, but at the time of the report it was unknown what was taken. Another home, on the 800 block of Parkside, also was broken into between 6:26 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3. The victims told police that when they returned home, they noticed their bedroom light was on. Upon entering the home, they noticed the rear door jam was broken away from the door. The master bedroom was ransacked, and $1,000 …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
How many burglaries have there been? We've got that answer right here.
Rarely does a week go by that Elmhurst police don't release a report of a burglary or attempted burglary in town. Some of the most frightening cases involve breakins while the victim is home, like these reported this week, earlier this month and earlier this year. Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth knows the impact of these crimes perhaps to a greater degree than most. While serving as police chief of Countryside last year, his officers were among the first on the scene of a burglary in Indian Head Park that ended with the murder of 14-year-old Lyons Township High School freshman Kelly O'Laughlin. Kelly came home after school in October 2011, interrupted a burglar and was stabbed to death. John L. Wilson is still awaiting trial for her …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Descriptions of the suspects differ, according to police reports.
Elmhurst police reported an attempted burglary in northeast Elmhurst and a burglary in central Elmhurst this week. In each case, the resident was home at the time of the crime. At 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, a Hispanic man in his early 20s rang the doorbell of a home on the 800 block of Parker. The resident was at home, heard the doorbell, then watched as the man walked back toward his car. Moments later, she heard the man enter the home through a basement window at the front of the house, police said. She yelled "Grab the gun! Grab the gun!" and the suspect left the scene, police said. The resident did not get a good look at the vehicle, and interviews with neighbors did not produce any leads, police said. On Tuesday evening, a resident of…