Threatening messages, burglary: Elmhurst cops

ELMHURST, IL – Over the past few days, Elmhurst police have been handling cases involving threatening messages, a burglary, stolen catalytic converters, a payroll scam, a gunshot wound and damage to a school, among other offences. Here is the information from the latest police reports from Elmhurst:


  • A resident of the 600 block of Lorraine Avenue told police she received threatening notes at her front door between 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Saturday. An investigation is underway.
  • A resident of the 800 block of South Spring Road told police he received a threatening phone call from a woman around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. An officer called the woman, who admitted to making the phone call. The woman was asked to stop communicating with the resident.


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  • A woman was seen trying to enter a number of storage rooms and gained access to the parcel closet at 183 N. Addison Ave., emerging with a parcel. This happened between August 9 and 13. The woman was described as wearing a pink hoodie, black leggings, gray shoes and a dark baseball cap. The crime was ruled a burglary.

Damage to the car

  • Someone punctured two tires and cracked the windshield of a man’s car around 3 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of North Addison Avenue. The suspect was also believed to have harassed the man’s girlfriend on the phone. An investigation is underway.

damage to school

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  • Someone entered Jefferson Elementary School, 360 E. Crescent Ave., and splattered paint on the floor, walls and several boxes between 2 p.m. Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The damage was done in the basement art room and on the first floor.

Stolen converters

  • Catalytic converters were stolen Wednesday night from two rental cars at the Courtyard by Marriott, 370 N. Route 83.

payroll scam

  • A resident of Elm Creek Drive told police Thursday that someone called claiming to be from a payroll company. The person was able to provide the resident’s personal information and said someone had filed tax paperwork on the resident’s behalf. The resident suffered no monetary loss and was advised to report the call to her employer.

Runaway driver

  • An officer attempted to stop a gray Infiniti G35 around 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of North Addison Avenue. The officer deemed the car suspicious. The driver fled, last seen heading east on Interstate 290 from North Avenue.

Identity theft

  • A resident of the 800 block of South Sunnyside Avenue told police on Saturday that someone opened multiple accounts using his personal information.

Bullet wound

  • An officer responded to Elmhurst Hospital shortly after midnight on Sunday for a man with gunshot wounds and a woman with facial injuries. The patients were involved in an incident on Interstate 88. State police have taken over the investigation.

The Porch Hack

  • A package was stolen around 11:30 p.m. Sunday from a porch in the 400 block of South Prospect Avenue.

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