December 8, 2023

ELMHURST, IL — In recent days, Elmhurst police responded to calls about a battery, a gift card scam, drug possession, retail theft, road rage, catalytic converter thefts, a custody dispute and a fugitive driver. Here is information from the latest Elmhurst police reports:


  • Andrew Hare Jr., 37, of Woodridge was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of West St. Charles on a Will County warrant and on a charge of battery. He was taken to the Will County Jail. According to a police report, Hare grabbed a woman during an argument. The woman then threw a piece of a broken bottle at him, cutting his forehead.

Gift card scam

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  • A woman on Elm Creek Drive told police Tuesday that she attempted to link her Amazon Prime account to her smart TV, but received an error message. She contacted the phone number on the screen and was instructed to buy gift cards. The woman complied and gave the suspect access to the cards. The victim then discovered her checking account was emptied. Any instruction to buy gift cards is almost certainly a scam.

Drug possession

  • Monique Turcotte, 36, of Northlake, was arrested about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at Extended Stay America, 550 W. Grand Ave., on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken to the DuPage County Jail.

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