Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports May 22.

Arrest for scooter theft

James M. Meyer, 38, 434 S. Lincoln St., Hinsdale, was arrested for theft and criminal damage to property at 3:12 p.m. May 18 at his home after he was observed on surveillance video taking an unattended electric scooter at 6:30 a.m. May 17 on the sidewalk outside Einstein’s Bagels in the 10 block of South Washington Street. The scooter was later observed outside the suspect’s house. He was charged and released to appear in court.

Motorist arrested

Henry F. Gruber, 20, 730 W. Maple St., Hinsdale, was arrested for speeding, improper lane use and possession of a fictitious driver’s license at 3:32 a.m. May 17 at Route 83 and Ogden Avenue. Testing also indicated that alcohol was in his system as an underage individual. He was charged and released to appear in court.

Possible DUI case

Police responded to a report of a person asleep behind the wheel at 1:52 p.m. May 18 at the Shell gas station, 210 E. Ogden Ave., and observed the person to be under the influence and in possession of plastic baggies with a white powdery residue. The suspect consented to a blood draw and was released, with charges pending lab test results.

Stolen property suspected

Police stopped a motorist for speeding at 12:41 a.m. May 19 in the 400 block of East 55th Street and located many clothing items in the vehicle that were all tagged and unpackaged. The suspect was unable to produce a receipt or proof of ownership, and the items were seized for safekeeping pending an investigation. The suspect was cited for speeding and released.

Vehicle taken from lot

A 2024 Porsche Macan was stolen from the Land Rover dealership lot, 336 E. Ogden Ave., at 11:02 p.m. May 3. The incident was reported May 13.

Identity theft reported

Someone opened a credit card account and made fraudulent purchases using the identity of a resident of the 1400 block of Burr Oak Road between Aug. 15, 2023, and May 20.

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.