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Two Hinsdale Men Arrested in Separate Domestic Battery Cases

The two offenses were among those recently reported by the Hinsdale Police Department.

Domestic battery—Gregory S. Stephens, of 904 S. Stough St. in Hinsdale, was arrested after allegedly grabbing a female family member by the arm during a verbal dispute at 7:29 p.m. Nov. 13, preventing her from calling the police on her cell phone, and preventing her from leaving the house at the above address, according to the .

The victim was able to regain possession of her phone and call 911 after Stephens left the scene, according to Deputy Chief Mark Wodka. The suspect was not present when police arrived that night, but turned himself in Nov. 17 following the issuance of a warrant.

Stephens, 38, was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and unlawful interference with the reporting of domestic violence. He was transported to DuPage County Jail for a bond hearing.

Wodka said no medical attention was needed for the victim.

Domestic battery—Peter J. Wright, of 18 E. 6th St. in Hinsdale, was arrested by Hinsdale Police after allegedly throwing a plateful of food at a female family member's head around 6:40 p.m. Nov. 15 at the above address.

Wright, 59, was arrested on Nov. 18, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery, and taken to DuPage County Jail for a bond hearing.

Wodka said no medical attention was needed for the victim.

DUI—Robert N. Marchese, of 347 S. Westmore Meyers Rd. in Lombard, was charged with DUI after he was observed to be under the influence of alcohol by Hinsdale Police officers during a traffic stop at 12:44 a.m. Nov. 18 for improper lane usage and illegal squealing of tires near the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Lincoln Street.

Marchese, 24, at first disobeyed officers when they verbally ordered him to stop the vehicle. He failed field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a breath test. Marchese was also found to be in possession of cannabis.

The suspect was charged with DUI, possession of cannabis, disobeying a police officer, improper lane usage, and illegal squealing of tires. He was released on bond to appear in court.

Criminal defacement to property—An employee of Cosi Restaurant, 25 E. Hinsdale Ave., reported to Hinsdale Police that the men’s bathroom door and mirror at the café were defaced with graffiti between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19.

There were no suspects at the time of the report and the cost of the damage was unknown.

Criminal damage to property—An unknown suspect damaged several outdoor light fixtures along the sidewalk of the 300 block of West 4th Street between 5 p.m. Nov. 13 and 6:30 a.m. Nov. 14. The cost of the damage was unknown at the time of the report.

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