An 18-year-old Brookfield woman went to police on Dec. 14 after she found nude photos of her had been shared on social media by someone who she believed had erased the photos she'd shared on the social media app Snapchat back in October.
The victim told police she was first propositioned to pose nude for money back in June, but that she declined. In October, she was asked again to pose nude for $2,800. She agreed and sent the photos to the unknown party, who never provided payment.
Shortly afterward, the contact demanded more nude photos, saying if the victim didn't provide them, he would post the ones he had online. The victim sent more photos, after which the unknown contact said he would delete all of the photos if she deleted all text messages between them.
In December, a friend of the victim contacted her to report that someone tried to friend her on the social media app Instagram using an account that contained nude photos of the victim. The friend reported the account to Instagram, and the victim called police.
Second DUI in two weeks
A 71-year-old Berwyn man charged by Riverside police with drunken driving on Dec. 21 at about 3:05 a.m. reportedly told police he'd been drinking beer since about 4 p.m. the previous day after attending the funeral of a friend.
Police said the man's vehicle blew a stop sign at East Burlington Street and Longcommon Road and continued toward Ogden Avenue, weaving from lane to lane until coming to a stop at 39th Street just east of Harlem Avenue.
According to police, the man was highly intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests. Asked for his driver's license, the man reportedly handed the arresting officer a citation from a DUI arrest two weeks prior in Berwyn.
Riverside police sought to charge the man with felony DUI, but the Cook County State's Attorney denied it, because the earlier DUI arrest hadn't been adjudicated yet.
No license, no problem
Crest Hill resident Andrew Lee Hallbrooks faces felony charges for driving on a revoked license after Riverside police stopped him for driving without wearing a seatbelt in the 3600 block of Harlem Avenue on Dec. 15 at 5:15 p.m.
When police ran Hallbrooks' name, they learned his driver's license had been revoked since 2011 and that he had numerous convictions for drunken driving and for driving on a suspended or revoked license. Police also reported learning that Hallbrooks used numerous dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses and driver's licenses.
Attempted van break-in
Police responded to the 2500 block of 8th Avenue, North Riverside, on Dec. 11 at about 8:40 p.m. after a resident reported a possible burglary to his van. The sliding door locks were broken from someone attempting to gain entry, but nothing was reported missing from the van.
Security camera video showed a sedan parking nearby at about 7 p.m. A passenger exited the sedan and attempted to gain entry to the van while the driver stayed in the sedan. After failing to gain entry, would-be burglar got back into the sedan, which left the scene.
Forgot my gun
An employee of Enterprise Rent-a-Car, 9116 Ogden Ave. in Brookfield, called police on Dec. 12 to report that a customer had just returned a car and that he found a handgun in the center console.
Police contacted the person who rented the vehicle, and police determined the man did have a valid firearm owner's card and concealed-carry license. The man said he forgot to take the gun from the vehicle after he returned it and called the company later to let them know.
Police returned the Browning .38-caliber pistol to the owner, a 53-year-old Brookfield man.
A resident of the 9400 block of Garfield Avenue, Brookfield, contacted police on Dec. 13 to report several open packages strewn about the alley behind her home. All of the six packages appeared to have been ordered from Amazon and addressed to residents of both Brookfield and LaGrange Park.
Brookfield police responded to a residence in the 4600 block of Madison Avenue after a man reported observing an open package addressed to him on the front lawn. The package, which had contained a cellphone stand and a European power adapter, was cut open. The loss was estimated at about $19.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, Dec. 11-Dec. 21, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.
— Compiled by Bob Uphues