Wallet theft, suspicious people: Elmhurst cops

ELMHURST, IL – Over the past few days, Elmhurst police have been handling cases involving wallet theft, suspicious persons, FOID card issue, drug overdose, trespassing, DUI, robbery the display and possession of drugs. Here is the information from the latest reports:

Wallet theft

  • Someone stole a woman’s wallet from her purse between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Whole Foods Market, 265 S. Route 83. It happened while she was shopping. The woman later discovered a fraudulent transaction on her account. An investigation is underway.

Suspicious people

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  • A man told police he was taking pictures of a house for insurance purposes around 4.30pm Monday in the 500 block of Lorraine Nord. When he left, a person started following him, driving recklessly. The other person said he was photographed by the man and followed him to get a license plate number. Nobody filed a complaint.
  • A man was trying to flag down drivers around 3 p.m. Wednesday on Route 83 and Highway 290. He told police he was trying to sell gold chains to passing motorists. The man said he would leave Elmhurst and not return.

FOID problem

  • A resident of the 800 block of South Mitchell Avenue told police on Tuesday that he had submitted an application to renew his firearms owner’s identification card, or FOID. He said he did not receive the card, although the state told him it was sent to him in early August. The resident did not know who may have taken his card. He was advised to file a police report.

Drug overdose

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  • Officers and medics responded to a person lying unconscious on the ground around 3.30pm on Tuesday in the 400 block of North York Street. Doctors administered a nasal spray used to treat drug overdoses. The person was taken to Elmhurst Hospital.


  • Elmhurst University reported that two suspects knocked over portable toilets on campus around 10.30pm on Tuesday. The school did not sign a complaint. Both suspects received restraining orders.


  • Daniel Bautista, 22, of Chicago was arrested at approximately 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at North and West for impaired driving (marijuana), illegal possession of marijuana by a driver, operation of an uninsured vehicle and misuse of lanes. He was released on bail.

Cat found

  • A pedestrian was in the 200 block of East First Street at approximately 6:30 a.m. when the driver of a brown Volkswagen Jetta pulled over and reported finding a cat. The pedestrian did not approach the car and the driver left the area in a westerly direction. The driver later told an officer he had found a cat and wanted help.


  • Three women stole several items from clothes racks around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kohl’s, 303 S. Route 83. They drove off in a silver Nissan SUV and were last seen heading west on St. Charles Road. An investigation is underway. The women were described as black, aged 20 to 25, and 5ft 5 to 5ft 7in tall. One of the women weighed 200 pounds, had braided hair, and wore a pink sweatshirt, pink sweatpants, a light-colored mask, and pink sneakers. The second was described as weighing 155 pounds and wearing gray jeans and a brown hoodie. The third weighed 145 pounds and was wearing a white t-shirt, blue sweatpants and blue athletic shoes.

Drug possession

  • Branko Filimonovic, 46, of Chicago, was arrested around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of North York Street for possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to DuPage County Jail.

Runaway Drivers

  • The driver of a Mazda Tribute SUV drove away from an Oakbrook Terrace police officer around 5 a.m. Tuesday. Shortly after, an Elmhurst officer saw the suspect’s car near Roosevelt and York and attempted to perform a traffic stop. The driver accelerated again, last seen heading south on Interstate 294.
  • Around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, an agent tried to arrest a driver wanted in several municipalities for aggravated flight and burglary of motor vehicles. The driver, who was first seen at Berteau and North, accelerated, last seen heading east on Interstate 290 from Mannheim Road.

bike theft

  • An abandoned yellow and black Hummer brand 8-speed mountain bike was found around 3 a.m. Tuesday at SpringHill Suites, 410 W. Lake St. It has been placed into evidence for safekeeping.

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