Teens robbed at gunpoint in Brookfield

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Brookfield police are seeking information about three men who reportedly robbed a pair of teenagers at gunpoint at 7:15 p.m. on April 22. It was the second street robbery reported in the village last week and the third such incident in the past month.

According to police, a 16-year-old boy and his 15-year-old friend were robbed at the corner of Prairie and Southview avenues by three men in a dark-colored compact car, possibly a Chevy Cobalt.

The two boys had been skateboarding on Prairie Avenue when they saw the men pull up in the car. The men asked the boys if they knew someone named Kate and then told them to "wait up" as they parked in the 8900 block of Southview Avenue.

They approached the boys, asking one who was wearing headphones what he was listening to. At that point, one of the men pulled out a black handgun, pointed it in the boy's face and demanded his iPhone.

After taking the phone, the men got back in the car and drove off westbound on Southview Avenue.

Brookfield police are also investigating a strong-arm robbery of a 20-year-old woman that occurred about 2:30 a.m. on April 17 in the 3900 block of Vernon Avenue.

The victim told police she was walking to her house after parking her car on the street when she was approached by two men who got out of a black Toyota Camry parked nearby.

One of the men punched her in the face and the other kicked her in the stomach before taking $10 out of her purse. Neither offender spoke during the attack, police said. The woman didn't report the incident until April 18 at 8:30 p.m.

DUI and then some

Riverside police charged Summit resident Rebecca E. Seay-Brown, 18, with driving under the influence and endangering the life of a child after police reported her driving a 2010 Chevy erratically heading southbound on Harlem Avenue from Longcommon Road about 11:35 p.m. on April 19.

Police reported that a 16-month-old child was in a car seat during the incident and that Seay-Brown's blood-alcohol level was .212, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08.

After she was bailed out by her boyfriend around 2 a.m. on April 20, Seay-Brown was arrested again by Riverside police just across the street from the station. An officer leaving the station reported hearing a man and woman yelling at each other and seeing the man trying to restrain the female, saying, "Stop scratching, you're drunk."

Police charged Seay-Brown with domestic battery.

I had no idea

Maywood resident Chenyarra Richardson, 19, faces a drug dealing charge after Brookfield police arrested her for having 62.5 grams of cannabis, all packaged for sale, inside her purse during a traffic stop on April 17 about 9:30 a.m.

An officer reported clocking a 2004 Pontiac traveling at 39 mph in a 25 mph zone, heading northbound in the 3800 block of Kemman Avenue. The officer arrested the driver, a 20-year-old Maywood man for driving without a valid license.

During the traffic stop, police reported a strong smell of cannabis coming from inside the car. When Richardson, the passenger, got out of the car, police noticed that the cannabis smell was coming from a purse left on the floor.

When police asked to see what was inside, Richardson unzipped the purse, revealing a large clear plastic bag containing 109 clear small bags containing cannabis, said police. Richardson reportedly told police she had no idea the cannabis was there until she opened the purse.

Threatened with a knife

Brookfield police are seeking to interview a 20-year-old Broadview resident suspected of pulling a knife on an 18-year-old Riverside-Brookfield High School student outside the football stadium about 2:25 p.m. on April 20.

Police said the two have history with one another, having been involved in a large fight near the school in April 2011. The victim told police he was crossing Golf Road at Washington Avenue when the offender drove up and pretended he was going to hit the victim with his car.

The driver of the car then reportedly yelled a gang slogan, got out of the car and, taking a knife out of his pocket, approached the victim in a threatening manner. The suspect reportedly made "stabbing" motions with the knife around the victim and suggested the two fight it out around the corner.

Instead, the victim reported the incident to school officials.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, April 16-22, 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

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