Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Jan. 4.

DUI arrest

Bryan K. Bylaitis-Pruim, 31, 128 Lakeview Ave., Wauconda, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, battery, speeding and possession of open alcohol by driver at 12:18 a.m. Dec. 31 at Route 83 and 22nd Street. He made contact of an insulting/provoking nature with a police officer while in booking. He was charged and released to appear in court.

Zero tolerance arrest

Daniel P. Farnan, 20, 535 S. Edgewood Ave., La Grange, was arrested for zero tolerance-alcohol and speeding at 4:32 a.m. Jan. 1 in the 5500 block of South County Line Road. He was charged and released to appear in court.

Man cited for abusing dog

Charles A. Cole, 25, 701 Fotis Drive, DeKalb, was arrested for animal cruelty at 8:02 p.m. Dec. 30 at Shell Gas Station, 210 E. Ogden Ave., after a witness saw him punch and kick his dog in the parking lot. He was charged and released to appear in court.

Arrest for obstruction, soliciting

Tyron D. Shelton, 20, 4439 W. Van Buren St., No. 1, Chicago, was arrested for obstructing a police officer and soliciting without a permit at 2:11 p.m. Dec. 28 in the 10 block of East First Street after police were dispatched to a solicitor complaint in the business district. The suspect ran from police and refused to comply. Police also determined he had active arrest warrants from DuPage and McHenry counties. He was charged and taken to DuPage County Jail.

Thefts reported from workplaces

• Credit cards and $98 were taken from an employee’s backpack between 1:30 and 1:50 p.m. Dec. 29 at West Coast Men’s Health, 907 N. Elm St.

• A wallet containing credit cards and $20 was stolen from an employee between 12:30 p.m. Dec. 28 and 2 p.m. Dec. 29 at Modern Pain Consultants, 907 N. Elm St. The victim later reported a fraudulent charge of $504.94 on her credit card.

Victim of phone scam

A resident of the 800 block of South Clay Street sent $149.99 through PayPal to an unknown suspect claiming to be a cable/internet service representative at 11 a.m. Dec. 29. He said the fee was for a service charge.

Identity theft incident

Unauthorized activity was reported on the savings account of a resident of the 5500 block of South Elm Street between Dec. 20 and 27.

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.