Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Nov. 3 and 10.

DUI arrests

• Nemanja Danilovic, 29, 320 E. Irving Park Road, No. 3A, Wood Dale, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol content higher than .08 and driving on the wrong side of the road at 4:51 a.m. Nov. 7 at 55th and Monroe streets. He was charged and released to appear in court.

• Jose A. Flores,, 31, 4109 Amelia Ave, Lyons, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, use of an unsafe tire and operating an uninsured vehicle at 8:49 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Whole Foods parking lot at 500 E. Ogden Ave. He was charged and released to appear in court.

Arrest for suspended license

Ignacio Sebastian, 48, 9733 Lorraine Drive, No. 8, Countryside was arrested for driving with a suspended license at 9:20 a.m. Nov. 3 at Route 83 and Chicago Avenue. He was charged and released to appear in court.

Home break-in, jewelry stolen

A homeowner in the 10 block of East 57th Street returned to discover a rear patio door open and bedrooms that had been ransacked between 3 p.m. Nov. 7 and 11:33 p.m. Nov. 8. Jewelry was missing from the master bedroom and the front door had damage to the door frame consistent with forced entry.

Vandals damage, take property

• Four high school-aged boys damaged a $14 pumpkin and political signs in a yard in the 400 block of South Grant Street at 10:20 p.m. Oct. 30.

• Halloween decorations were damaged and a $100 cauldron and two cones valued at $20 each were taken from a home in the 500 block of West North Street between 10 p.m. Oct. 31 and 2 p.m. Nov. 1.

Bikes stolen from HMS

Two bicycles were reported stolen between 8:10 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Nov. 4 from the bike rack at Hinsdale Middle School, 100 S. Garfield Ave. One is valued at $700 and the other valued at $450. Neither was locked to the rack.

Rash of identity theft incidents

Between Nov. 3 and 9, 28 residents reported that their information was used by unknown suspects to file employment claims.

Scams reported

• A resident of the 900 block of North Washington Street received a cashier’s check for $3,790 for furniture the resident was selling for $1,500 on Craig’s List. The resident was instructed to make two $1,000 payments and use the difference to cover shipping charges. After completing the payments, victim learned the cashier’s check was fraudulent. The incident was reported at 9:44 a.m. Nov. 4.

• A resident of the 600 block of North Lincoln Street signed up to be a secret shopper and was instructed by an unknown suspect to deposit a check in the amount of $1,900 and purchase $1,500 worth of eBay cards. The victim gave the suspect the card information and later learned the check had bounced and the card balances were cleared out. The incident was reported at 10:38 a.m. Nov. 9.

Fraudulent loan application

Information belonging to a resident of the 5700 South Garfield Avenue was used to apply for a loan between Oct. 18 and 23.

Fraudulent check issued

A fraudulent check was written on the business account of Normandy Remodeling, 440 E. Ogden Ave., between Oct. 22 and 28.

Hit and run at business

An employee of McDonald’s, 935 N. York Road, reported that an orange Ford work van struck an overhang in the business’ drive-thru lane and did not provide information at 1 p.m. Oct. 26.

Items reported stolen

• A package containing clothing worth $202.94 was stolen from the common area at Claymoor condominiums in the 300 block of Claymoor Street on Oct. 20. The theft was reported Oct. 27.

• The front license plate was taken from the vehicle of a resident of the 5500 block of South Madison Street. The theft was reported Oct. 31.

• A political sign was taken from the front yard of a home in the 10 block of East Fifth Street between 6 p.m. Oct. 31 and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 1.

• A locked bicycle was stolen from the bike rack at Garfield and Hinsdale avenues between 3 and 9:20 p.m. Oct. 30.

Identity theft

Information belonging to a resident of the 900 block of Taft Road was used to open a credit card June 25, on which $4,791.60 was charged at a shopping mall in Atlanta. The incident was reported Nov. 4.

Forgery attempt

An unknown suspect attempted to deposit five counterfeit money orders in the amount of $1,000 each at 2:55 p.m. Nov. 3 at Hinsdale Bank & Trust, 25 E. First St. Bank employees confiscated the counterfeit money orders and the suspect left the bank before police arrived. The suspect was described as a black male wearing a blue and white face mask, gray hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants.

Arrests do not constitute conviction of a crime, and individuals listed here should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. If charges are dismissed or reduced or the accused is found not guilty, he or she can contact The Hinsdalean at [email protected] to provide us with documentation. Information will be updated online and in the next issue of the paper.

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