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Crime and police

Deadline nears in Elmhurst police chief search

The deadline is approaching for applicants interested in becoming Elmhurst’s next police chief to submit their applications. The applications are due by June 15 and … Read more ›

Kitchen fire in downtown Elmhurst causes minor damage

A kitchen fire in an apartment over a dry cleaners Thursday caused about $3,500 in damage and no significant injuries, according to the Elmhurst Fire … Read more ›

Police: Dog fatally shot during walk with owner

The DuPage County Forest Preserve Police are investigating a report of a dog that was shot and killed in or near the Cricket Creek Forest … Read more ›

Myles Burton (DuPage County State's Attorney photo)

Former Elmhurst College student convicted of hate crime

A former Elmhurst College student was found guilty of a hate crime Tuesday after racial epithets were carved into the window sill of a fellow … Read more › 3 comments

Charles Tyrone Watkins and Claiborne Robertson (Photos submitted by the Elmhurst Police Department)

Police: Men stole $39K in cigarettes

Two men dressed as police officers stole $39,000 in cigarettes from an Elmhurst store, police said. According to police, the men entered the Little Shopper … Read more ›

Woman with children steals clothing, and more

The following items were taken from Elmhurst Police Department reports: Retail theft A 26-year-old Chicago woman was charged with retail theft April 26 after stealing … Read more ›

Fight breaks out at funeral, and more

The following items were taken from Elmhurst Police Department reports: Fight Police responded to a report of a fight at a funeral at a funeral … Read more ›

Pizzas stolen from delivery man, and more

The following items were taken from Elmhurst Police Department reports: Robbery A pizza delivery man was robbed of two large pizzas April 14 in the … Read more ›

Elmhurst man arrested at O’Hare for theft of airplane’s exit sign

An Elmhurst man was arrested Saturday night at O’Hare International Airport after he ripped an exit sign off an aircraft he had just exited, police … Read more ›

Girl hides in bathroom during attempted burglary, and more

The following items were taken from Elmhurst Police Department reports: Attempted burglary A juvenile reported April 4 that she hid in the bathroom of her … Read more ›