Elmwood Park Police Blotter, April 9-16
Updated: May 20, 2012 8:29AM
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Elmwood Park and River Grove police departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
A theft was reported at 12:38 p.m. April 9 on 1900 block of 78th Avenue. The victim told police he had a guest stay and now has discovered that jewelry is missing.
At 4:51 p.m. April 11 a theft was reported on 7700 block of Grand Avenue. An unknown male took a maroon Schwinn bicycle outside the Phillips 66 gas station and fled on it in an unknown direction.
At 1:11 p.m. April 13 a theft was reported on 2000 block of 72nd Court. Sometime 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. a catalytic converter was removed from a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
At 12:52 p.m. April 13 a theft was reported on 2200 block of 73rd Avenue. Unknown persons removed the catalytic converter from a Grand Cherokee Laredo.
At 4:23 p.m. April 13 a retail theft was reported on 7300 block of North Avenue. Video surveillance at Binny’s Beverage Depot revealed a man enter the store and put a bottle of Ciroc vodka, value $35, in his jacket and leave the store without paying for it.
At 9:49 p.m. April 13 a theft was reported on 2400 block of 77th Avenue. Sometime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. two catalytic converters were removed from under two vehicles.
At 10:19 a.m. April 14 a theft was reported on 2400 block of 76th Court. Sometime between 9:30 a.m. April 13 and 9:30 a.m. April 14 a catalytic converter was removed from a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
At 7:45 p.m. April 14 a theft was reported on 7800 block of Belmont Avenue. Sometime around 6 p.m. April 14 unknown persons took a silver and blue Kona bicycle from in front of the Rock and Shop Convenience Store.
A burglary was reported at 4:54 p.m. April 9 on 1900 block of 76th Court. Sometime between 12:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. April 9 unknown persons burglarized a home.
At 9:44 p.m. April 13 a burglary was reported on 2600 block of 76th Avenue. Around 9:08 a.m. April 13 unknown persons forced entry into a basement apartment and removed numerous personal items.
At 11 a.m. April 12 on 2900 block of 74th Avenue a car was reported damaged. A cement block was thrown through the windshield of and passenger side window of a blue 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche.
At 5:35 p.m. April 12 car was reported damaged on 2700 block of 76th Avenue. Sometime between 11:20 April 11 and 5:30 a.m. April 12 unknown persons keyed and tried to pry open the door of a car.
At 7:31 a.m. April 14 damage to a home was reported on 2500 block of 78th Court. Unknown persons broke the kitchen window of a home with a stone.
Justin L. Richardson, 24, of 7300 W. North Ave., was arrested at 1:17 p.m. April 12 on 1600 block of Harlem Avenue and charged with assault. His court date is unavailable.
Mathew Stuve, 18, of 2619 N. 74th Ave., was arrested at 2:08 p.m. April 14 on 2000 block of 72nd Court and changed with criminal trespassing. Stuve allegedly pushed his way into an apartment without permission. His court date is April 19.
Jose L. Alonso-Luna, 40, of 1934 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1:38 p.m. April 14 on 1800 block of 77th Avenue and charged with driving with no valid driver’s license. His court date is May 25.
DELINQUENCY OF A MINOR
Police arrested a 20-year-old Elmwood Park man at 11:38 p.m. on April 1 for allegedly smoking marijuana with a 14-year-old girl. Charles Fernandez, of 7824 Oakleaf Ave., was stopped on the 7200 block of North Avenue for driving with a headlight out. When an officer went to interview Fernandez the car reportedly smelled of marijuana. Fernandez admitted to smoking pot with the passenger, a 14-year-old Chicago girl, earlier that evening. According to police, 10 grams of pot was found. Fernandez was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The teen was charged with possession of cannabis, obstructing justice and violation of curfew. After being brought to headquarters, she was turned over to her parents.
A local woman filed a police report at 12:11 p.m. on April 3, alleging that she is the victim of identity fraud. She told police that Comcast cable company sent her a bill for $600 for services she didn’t use. When she contacted the company, the victim learned that her Social Security number had allegedly been used to open an account at a Chicago address.
A thief allegedly opened an account in a Melrose Park man’s name at TCF Bank, 800 Harlem Ave. The victim reported the alleged crime to police at 3:35 p.m. on April 5. The account was fraudulently opened in the man’s names, and there was a negative balance of $754, when the report was filed.
A resident on the 1500 block of Bonnie Brae Place reported that a burglar or burglars tried to break in at 9:50-11 a.m. on April 5. The incident was reported to police at 11:16 a.m. that day and officers searched the area.
A local man on the 1500 block of Forest Avenue reported at 5 p.m. April 5 that his car window had been smashed out and items were stolen. The victim said his iPad, keys and garage-door-opener were taken from the car.
Kristina Willie, 29, of 2320 S. Cuyler Ave., Berwyn, was arrested and charged with DUI at 2:28 a.m. on April 6 near North and Harlem avenues. She was stopped for allegedly driving 50 mph in a 30 mph zone. Willie submitted to a Breathalyzer test, and her blood-alcohol-content level was allegedly .209, over twice the legal limit of .08.