Disputes lead to prostitution arrests in Lombard
By Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer
Posted August 28, 2003
Four people were arrested in Lombard on prostitution-related charges after two unhappy customers complained to police, authorities said.
Lombard police Sgt. Jeff Jordan said an Aurora man called police Friday to report that a man had grabbed him and pushed him out the front door of Happi Endings, a business at 912 E. Roosevelt Road.
The incident occurred after a disagreement about services provided by one of the employees, police reports said.
Ivica Vidovic, 45, of 850 Wellington Ave. in Elk Grove Village, was arrested on charges of battery, police said. The employee, Cassandra Page, 18, of 221 Bernice Ave. in Northlake, was arrested on charges of prostitution, police said.
Angela Camarillo, 28, of 7901 Asbury Circle North in Hanover Park, was arrested on charges of keeping a place of prostitution, police reports said. She is accused of brokering the deal for illegal sex acts, Jordan said.
On Saturday night a Chicago Ridge man was pulled over in Lombard for a traffic violation near the business. He said he'd solicited a prostitute and was upset because he didn't get everything he'd paid for at Happi Endings, police said.
Officers investigated and arrested Maria Calabrese, 34, of 1015 Indian Dancer Trail in Belvidere, and Michelle Nudi, 21, of 507 W. Enterprise Drive in Mount Prospect, on charges of prostitution, police said.
All five were released on bond, police reports said. The two men who made complaints were not arrested, Jordan said.
DuPage County officials said the business, which recently was annexed into Lombard, opened a few months ago.
Lombard records show the owner applied for a village permit last month as a photography establishment, village senior planner Bill Heniff said.
But, a DuPage County investigation this summer concluded it was a massage parlor, said Paul Hoss, the county's zoning division manager.
The county was in the process of filing a complaint with the business owner for operating an adult business in a commercial district rather than an industrial area, and for running a massage parlor without a therapeutic massage license, Hoss said.
The complaint never made it to court because Lombard annexed the property, he said.
Happi Endings is described on at least two Web sites as an escort service.
Business representatives could not be reached for comment late Wednesday.
Neither DuPage County nor Lombard allows adult businesses in commercial districts. Such ventures are restricted to industrial areas, officials said.
Hoss said incidents of battery are not uncommon at such establishments. That can occur when there is a disagreement over services and the customer doesn't get his money back, Hoss said.
The village is still processing the paperwork from Happi Endings' annexation.
"We're asking for more information from them, as we do for any property," Heniff said. "We haven't made a determination whether this is an adult use or not.
"As with all properties forcibly annexed," he said, "they have to come into compliance with many of our regulations unless they can represent that they were legally established prior to the annexation."