ELMHURST, IL — This week, Elmhurst police activities included an arrest of a woman who refused to leave the Elmhurst Hospital lobby and a report of a shoplifter running away as items spilled out of his jacket. Here is information from the latest Elmhurst police blotter:
- A man was seen leaving Jewel-Osco with an unknown amount of merchandise protruding from his jacket about 5 p.m. Feb. 23. Upon making eye contact with an employee, the suspect ran out the door. As the suspect ran, concealed baby formula and other items fell from his jacket. The incident was reported the next day. The suspect was described as Hispanic 30 to 35, 5 feet, 8 inches, 200 pounds, and wearing a black Nike hat, a black zipper jacket, green camoflauge pants and black shoes with white soles.
- Jessica Van Damme, 24, of Wilmington, was arrested about 9 p.m. Feb. 26 at Elmhurst Hospital, 155 E. Brush Hill Road, on a Will County warrant and on a charge of obstructing identification. She was taken to the DuPage County Jail. According to a police report, she refused to leave the Elmhurst Hospital lobby.
- Eddie W. Cabrera, 43, of Chicago, was arrested about 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Third and York on charges of damage to city property and failure to give information to the owner after striking property. He was released on bond.
- Anibal David Lopez, 21, of Bensenville, was arrested at 10 p.m. Feb. 24 at Route 83 and Lake on charges of DUI, no valid driver’s license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, improper lane usage, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, transportation of open alcohol and operating a motor vehicle while using an electronic communication device. He was released on bond.
- Brian A. Braden, 45, of Villa Park, was arrested shortly before midnight Feb. 24 at Route 83 and St. Charles on charges of DUI and improper lane usage. He was released on bond. According to a report, police responded to a call about a car stuck on a median. Upon arriving, officers discovered the driver was no longer with the car. They later found him. He appeared intoxicated.
- Monica Terrazas, 54, of Chicago, was arrested about 2 p.m. Feb. 25 at York and North on charges of driving with a revoked license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. She was taken to the DuPage County Jail.
- Erick Johnson, 21, of Chicago, was arrested about 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at York and Seminole on charges of attempted burglary, leaving the scene of an accident with a parked car, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, disobeying a stop sign, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage and unsafe tires. Arrested at the same time and place was Alexander Payne, 28, of Chicago, on charges of attempted burglary, criminal trespass to a vehicle and resisting or obstructing a police officer. Both were released on bond. According to a police report, officers received a report about a man breaking into a car in the 500 block of Cottage Hill, then drove off in a gray Nissan Altima. After a traffic crash involving the Nissan, Johnson was taken into custody. Witnesses say Payne ran away. Officers found him.
- Isaias Lopez-Garsia, 19, of Bensenville, was arrested about 3 p.m. Feb. 26 at Lake and Grand on charges of no valid driver’s license and disobeying a traffic control signal. He was released on bond.
- A resident in the 600 block of West Third Street reported Feb. 25 that someone else in her house had left a week ago and not been back to care for her dog. The dog owner said she had made arrangements for the resident to take care of the dog in her absence. The resident took the dog to an animal hospital.
- A resident in the 200 block of North Van Auken reported that a suspect walked into a neighbor’s open garage and entered a car about 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Officers searched the area, but could not find the suspect. Nothing was reported missing.
- A Toro snowblower and a wheeled portable generator were stolen from an unlocked detached garage between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 25 in the 200 block of East North Avenue.
Police report information is provided by local police departments. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
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