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Credit Card Fraud Costs Hinsdale Resident $4,700

Illegal possession of alcohol and illegal trespass to garage are also among offenses recently reported by the Hinsdale Police Department.

Credit card fraud—A female complainant from the 400 block of North Madison Street reported three unauthorized charges on her American Express card that totaled $4,703.75, according to the .

The fraudulent purchases were made at various locations between Oct. 18 and Oct. 29. They were reported to police on Nov. 21.

The case is currently pending.

Illegal possession of alcohol by minor—Santino T. Chiappetta, of 516 N. Vine St. in Hinsdale, and Kody A. Dodson, of 7426 Garden Ln. in Justice, were charged with illegal possession of alcohol after a Hinsdale Police officer responded to a party in the 800 block of North Washington Street at 11:46 p.m. Nov. 23 and observed the suspects, who are 18 and 19 years old, respectively, to be under the influence of alcohol.

The suspects were released to appear in court.

Illegal possession of alcohol by minor—Angela M. Montoya, of 211 St. Michael Ct. in Oak Brook, was charged with illegal possession of alcohol after a Hinsdale Police officer observed the 19-year-old to be under the influence of alcohol while “stumbling” along the curbline in the 10 block of West Ogden Avenue at 12:47 a.m. Nov. 24, according to Hinsdale Police.

Montoya was released to appear in court.

Attempted residential burglary—A resident in the 600 block of East Walnut Street reported to Hinsdale Police that an unknown suspect attempted to gain entry to the home through a window between 7 a.m. Nov. 19 and 2:20 p.m. Nov. 26.

Pry marks on the window and damage to the window screen showed the suspect did attempt forced entry, but no entry was gained and nothing was missing from the house.

Criminal trespass to garage—Two unknown suspects were seen opening the service door to a garage in the 200 block of South Adams Street at 5:30 a.m. Nov. 24, though nothing was found missing from the garage.

The resident reported the trespass to police at 10 p.m. Nov. 24 after a neighbor who saw the two suspects alerted the resident. The suspects were described as white males in their 50s. One was six feet tall, 250 pounds and unshaven. The other had gray hair and facial hair.

Criminal trespass to garage—A female complainant reported to Hinsdale Police that an unknown person entered her unlocked garage in the 110 block of Glendale Avenue between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Nov. 22.

The complainant heard her dogs barking at the time of the trespass, and she then found her garage door open and a light inside on. The complainant said, to her knowledge, nothing was taken from the garage.

Harassment by telephone—A male victim from the 100 block of North Park Avenue reported to Hinsdale Police receiving several harassing phone calls from an unknown suspect between 8:47 p.m. Nov. 17 and 10:18 p.m. Nov. 21.

Deceptive practice—An unknown suspect filed for taxes under the maiden name of a female complainant in the 600 block of South Washington Street between Jan. 1 and Nov. 18. The complainant reported the offense Nov. 24 and the case is pending.

Patch reports on law enforcement activity in our towns, using information provided by official agencies. Persons charged with a crime, or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance, are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you or a family member are charged with a crime or cited for a violation, and the charge or citation is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor of this Patch site by emailing joe.odonnell@patch.com and we will do follow-up reporting on the case.

Mike Sandrolini December 01, 2011 at 06:49 PM
With regard to the woman who reported unauthorized charges on her credit card totalling $4,700. This is definitely a huge problem. I'd encourage readers consider a membership with Lifelock. It's advertised on radio and TV ... I signed up over a year ago, and it's well worth the $9.95 per month. But this just isn't a shameless plug for Lifelock. I've been notified by Lifelock a couple of times about activity on my credit card that appeared to be suspicious. It turned out to be nothing, but it was nice to know they're vigilant about it.
leo December 02, 2011 at 01:13 PM
We were "scanned" in Vegas, big pain in the a**. Get a unbra; best $5 we spent.

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