Police Blotter: Traffic Offenses and Suspicious Activity

Reports from the Elmhurst Police Department.

Traffic Offenses

Police stopped a Ford Escape for driving too slow in the 600 block of West Lake Street around 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29. During the stop, police learned the driver, Ana Bello, 23, of Chicago, did not have a license or insurance. She was charged with driving without a license, no insurance, and violating the minimum speed requirement. She was released, but the vehicle was towed.

Juan Gonzalez, 20, of Melrose Park, was charged with driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop near North Avenue and Route 83 just before midnight on Sept. 29. Gonzalez was also cited for no insurance and driving with a loud exhaust system. He was released after posting a cash bond.

Rudy Castillo, 19, of Villa Park, was arrested on a DuPage County warrant during a traffic stop at North and River Glen around 1 a.m. on Sept 30. Castillo also was cited with driving without a drivers license, no insurance and having no license plate light. He was unable to post bond and was taken to DuPage County Jail.

Mariusz Skorynko, 40, of Addison, was charged with speeding and driving on an expired license after a traffic stop near Grand Avenue and Industrial around 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 30. He was released on an I-Bond, but his vehicle was towed.

Devinne E. Raymon, 22, of Clarendon Hills, was charged with driving with a suspended license, no insurance and driving with an expired registration after a traffic stop near Route 83 and Second around 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 1. A passenger, Joseph E. Graham, 47, of Clarendon Hills, was arrested on two outstanding warrants. Both were released on bond.

Suspicious Activity

Police were called to the 100 block of North Haven around 9:40 p.m. on Oct. 1 for a report of two people hiding near a basement window. After an investigation, police arrested Michael K. Bessert, 24, of Villa Park, with prowling. He was released on an I-Bond. The second person was released without charges.


Christian Gallardo, 23, of Bensenville, was charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle after police said he took a truck from the 300 block of West Fullerton around 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 28 and got involved in a hit-and-run in Addison. Gallardo was charged with traffic offenses in Addison and then charged in Elmhurst before being released on an I-Bond.

Patch reports on law enforcement activity using information provided by official agencies. Persons charged with a crime or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you or a family member are charged with a crime or cited for a violation and the charge or citation is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to contact karenc@patch.com and we will do follow-up reporting on the case.


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