Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Jan. 25 and Feb. 1

Drug possession, DUI arrest

Mario Gomez, 49, 4555 S. Spaulding Ave., Chicago, was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident at 4:19 a.m. Jan. 29 at York Road and Ogden Avenue. He was in possession of a white powdery substance that field tested positive for cocaine. He was charged and taken to DuPage County Jail.

Repeat license offender arrested

Richard D. Klika, 63, 8835 Ogden Ave., Brookfield, was arrested for felony driving with a revoked license/fourth to ninth offense, theft of stolen property, unlawful display of registration and operating an uninsured vehicle at 4 p.m. Jan. 31 in the 100 block of East 55th Street. He was charged and taken to DuPage County Jail.

Man arrested on warrant

Richard D. Martinez, 33, 610 The Lane, Hinsdale was arrested on an active warrant at Minneola and Justina streets at 11:16 p.m. Jan. 31. The arrest was made after police were called to conduct a well-being check. He was taken to DuPage County Jail.

Pending DUI arrest

Police were dispatched to a single vehicle crash at 5:06 p.m. Jan. 30 in the 5600 block of South Madison Street, where the driver was observed to be under the influence of alcohol. The suspect consented to a blood/urine test and was released, with charges pending the results of the lab report.

Cigarettes stolen

Two cartons of cigarettes valued at $91.60 each were stolen at 9:48 p.m. Jan. 27 from Shell Gas Station, 210 E. Ogden Ave.. The suspect, described as a 50-year-old white man, fled the store when the clerk turned his back and drove off in a dark-colored SUV.

Medical office checks forged

After business checks ordered by Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 7 N. Grant St., were not received, it was discovered that five fraudulent checks totaling $3,375.58 had been cashed against the business checking account between Jan. 11 and 21.

Identity theft incidents

• Someone used the identity of a resident of the 300 block of East Ninth Street to open two credit card accounts. The incident was reported Jan. 24.

• A resident of the 10 block of Ulm Place received an email from an unknown suspect claiming to be the victim’s attorney and giving instructions for a wire transfer at 9:48 a.m. Jan. 24. The victim discovered the scam prior to sending money.

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.