Tuesday, March 26, 2013
It's all in a day's work for Elmhurst police.
Someone wrote "I love you so much, Your admirer" and other terms of endearment in pink lipstick on a vehicle parked on the 500 block of East St. Charles Road between 2 and 11:30 p.m. March 24. A house on the 900 block of Chatham was egged at about 12:05 a.m. March 10. The victim's son said he received a strange text message from an unknown person claiming to be his friend just before the incident. The texter denied involvement but was being uncooperative, police said. A female wearing a black jacket, brown pants and a multicolored scarf attempted to use a counterfeit $100 bill to pay for diapers and a teething ring at CVS Pharmacy, 110 W. North Ave., at 8:38 p.m. March 25. When the suspect was confronted about the bill, she became nervous …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
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 …
Monday, January 28, 2013
And, several juveniles caught in the act. Watch out for that nearby surveillance camera.
Someone spray-painted "eye see evil but do nothing" with an eye and a triangle below it, and "vandalism ruins lives" on the southwest side of the water reservoir at 104 S. Myrtle between 1 p.m. Jan. 14 and 9 a.m. Jan. 15. Two juveniles were arrested by Berkeley police officers for vandalizing property in Berkeley and Elmhurst. They were turned over to Elmhurst police at 6:43 p.m. Jan. 15, and they reportedly admitted to spray painting "Znation" and "DVS" at the Interstate 290 viaduct and East Vallette Street. They were issued citations and released to their parents on I-bond. Damage was discovered to a rear tailgate window on a 2004 Ford Explorer parked in a driveway on the 600 block of North Kenilworth at 5:02 a.m. Jan. 17. Police said it…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Damage discovered after long Thanksgiving weekend.
A member of the maintenance staff at Elmhurst College discovered at about 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, that someone had seriously damaged the campus tennis courts on Park Avenue east of Myrtle. The employee told Elmhurst police that the damage must have occurred sometime after 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21. Police said one or more people entered the locked, fenced tennis court area and knocked over and bent the plastic and metal bleachers. Metal tennis posts were pulled out of the asphalt and thrown near the railroad tracks, and the wind screen was torn to pieces, according to a police report. Damage is estimated at $1,200.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Also, messes made with ketchup, banana peels, eggs and black goo.
Someone damaged the egress basement window of a home on the 100 block of Mayo Court between 9 a.m. Sept. 28 and 9:42 a.m. Oct. 4. The window had been smashed, apparently from the outside, and glass was found all over the interior floor. The victim said she had previous vandalism incidents involving ketchup, banana peels and a running garden hose. Gang graffiti was found on window panes at King Transmission, 180 W. Grand Avenue. The manager told police the defacement must have occurred between 1 p.m. Oct. 6 and 6 a.m. Oct. 8. Police identified the markings as belonging to the Orchestra Albany street gang. Someone kicked in three metal vents on the southeast side of Jefferson Elementary School, 360 E. Crescent, between 3 p.m. Oct. 5 and 7 a.…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Also, Jewel shopper creeped out by man in the parking lot, and a burglary and attempted burglary reported.
Churchville Classrooms Vandalized Two classrooms were vandalized over the weekend, between 3:45 p.m. March 30 and 7 a.m. April 2, at Churchville Middle School, 155 Victory Parkway. The school principal called police Monday morning after staff discovered classrooms in "complete disarray," with papers thrown around the floor. A dried sticky substance also was found on a desk top, possibly from gel hand sanitizer, and writing was found on a dry-erase board. The report does not indicate how the perpetrators might have gotten into the classrooms. Harassment Someone delivered a manila envelope containing a threatening letter to a resident on the 100 block of South Palmer Drive at 11:15 a.m. April 2. The letter states the recipient "should not …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Similar symbols reported spray-painted on area buildings.
Property Damage Someone pulled the front display of a coin-operated vending machine out of its frame at Berens Park, 493 Oaklawn, causing about $1,200 in damage. A passerby reported the damage at 12:51 p.m. Jan. 28. Someone spray-painted the alley-side of a building behind the Clark station, 145 W. Second St. "WREB" and "VIIXI" was painted in red and discovered at 3:57 p.m. Jan. 29. A city maintenance worker noticed that someone used red, black and white marker to write "Saj," "Lazer," "Viala" and "Vader" on the north side of the pedestrian underpass at North Avenue and Emroy between Jan. 26 and 10:34 a.m. Jan. 30. An evidence technician photographed the scene, police said. In red spray paint, someone wrote "W2EB VIAL" on the side of …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Latest incident either was retaliation or was made to look like retailiation.
The words "Kill White People" were found written in chalk on a chalk board on the first floor of the Stanger Hall dormitory at Elmhurst College, 190 S. Prospect Ave. Elmhurst police reported that a student attending a floor meeting noticed the words at 8:20 p.m. Jan. 9. She contacted a resident advisor, who contacted the resident life coordinator and Elmhurst College security. Residents of the dorm are being questioned and an investigation is pending. The incident comes on the heels of another incident at Stanger Hall, where the words "Negro," "KKK" and "I hate black people," were found carved into a windowsill at the dorm on Dec. 8. Elmhurst College student and former basketball player Myles Burton, 21, of Libertyville, was indicted by a …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Here are a few unusual incidents that caught our eye this week.
No Need to Chase Him Down Dave P. Martens, 50, 292 W. Fremont Ave., Elmhurst, was arrested and charged with DUI after he allegedly side-swiped a police car as he tried to pass it with his gray Oldsmobile Achieva at Butterfield and Cedar at 11:43 p.m. Dec. 4. He also was charged with driving without insurance and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. He was released on I-bond. Santa Will Not Be Pleased Someone decapitated a reindeer that is part of a holiday display at the City Centre fountain, York and Schiller streets, between 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 3. Another reindeer was pushed over and had its legs broken. Damage is estimated at $300 to $400. A Picnic Gone Wrong? Someone scattered several boxes of plastic silverware …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Also, everything from laptops to credit cards stolen, and spray paint seems to be the medium of choice for vandals.
Suspicious Circumstances A resident of the 100 block of East Columbia told police at 11:56 a.m. Nov. 5 that she saw a man driving a red pickup truck toss a handful of roofing nails onto her driveway on more than one occasion. She said she was unsure if she or her neighbor were the target since they share an adjoining driveway. She was told by the neighbor that the man who lived in the home before her was not pleasant and had a lot of enemies, and they've been finding nails on the driveway for the past 15 years. The resident is requesting extra police presence at her home. Theft Someone used the personal information of a resident on Elm Creek Lane to rent an apartment in California for $2,850 a month between 2009 and 2010. An investigation …