Brookfield men face assault, weapons charges

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Two Brookfield residents were charged with aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon after an altercation in the 3900 block of Sunnyside Avenue just after 3 p.m. on Aug. 4.

According to the police report, the victims said that they were doing work at a house on that block when a man later identified as Daniel J. Stewart, 23, drove by at a high rate of speed, nearly striking one of the men.

The workman yelled at Stewart, who allegedly got out of his vehicle and exchanged words with the man. When the man's brother intervened and told Stewart to leave him alone, Stewart left the scene.

Later, Stewart allegedly came back with a sword tucked in his shirt and accompanied by Joseph G. Marcinkiewic, 20, who was reportedly carrying a pair of nunchaku sticks. After police arrived, Stewart reportedly said the weapons were a ploy to scare the victims and that they never intended to use them.

Both were charged by Brookfield police and await a Sept. 27 court date.

Battery

Brookfield police charged Forest Park resident Vincent M. Atlas, 21, with battery after he allegedly grabbed another man by the neck, choked him, slammed his head into a car and then punched him in the face several times just after 1 a.m. in the 9100 block of Lincoln Avenue. The victim reported to police that he and a friend
were sitting in a parked car when Atlas opened the car door and attacked him. Later that morning in the same block, Brookfield police apprehended Atlas, who reportedly denied having been involved in the incident.

Burglary

A resident of the 3900 block of Sunnyside Avenue, Brookfield, reported that between Aug. 4-6 several items were stolen from the garage, including a Fisher-Price Harley Davidson Powerwheel valued at $210 and a Huskie air compressor valued at $150 and a Ryobi mitre saw, whose value was unknown.

? Sometime between 11 p.m. on Aug. 1 and 2 p.m. on Aug. 2, someone entered an unlocked 2002 Pontiac parked in the 9200 block of Congress Park Avenue, Brookfield, and removed an imitation Prada purse containing credit cards, ID, make up, gift cards and a Canon digital camera.

DUI

Brookfield police charged Maywood resident Donna J. Jones, 54, with aggravated driving under the influence and aggravated driving on a revoked license after police reportedly found her passed out behind the wheel of her car in the 9300 block of Ogden Avenue just before 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 7.

According to the report, police arrived to find Jones slumped over the wheel of her car, with the engine running and the brake applied. After rousing Jones, she allegedly waved and attempted to drive off before being stopped a block away.

Jones, who was naked from the waist down, reportedly appeared confused and highly intoxicated. Police reportedly found an open bottle of cognac on the passenger side floor of the car, along with a plastic cup that contained ice and alcohol.

She was eventually taken to the hospital for treatment, but was allegedly combative and refused to cooperate with police and hospital personnel. In addition to the two felonies, Jones was also cited for several traffic offenses.

?  Riverside police charged Brookfield resident Ryan W. Sitter, 20, with DUI after
stopping him at 1:18 a.m. at First Avenue and 31st Street for a defective windshield. After police determined that Sitter appeared intoxicated, Sitter failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. A breath test reportedly revealed a blood-alcohol level of .219, nearly three times the legal limit.

?  Morton Grove resident Miroslaw Klekotko, 58, was charged by Riverside police with DUI after an officer reported his car traveling without headlights and swerving between lanes southbound on Harlem Avenue at Lawton Road just after 11:15 p.m. on Aug. 4. After failing field sobriety tests, Klekotko reportedly blew a .190 on the Breathalyzer, over twice the legal limit.

?  Riverside police charged Wilfredo D. Flores, 23, with DUI after an officer stopped him for driving across the double yellow lines twice while heading southbound on Harlem Avenue at Blackhawk Road just after 1 a.m. on Aug. 4. After failing field sobriety tests, a breath test reportedly indicated a blood-alcohol level of .190.

Theft

A resident of the 4100 block of Elm Avenue, Brookfield, reported on Aug. 5 that two Falken low-profile tires valued at $140 each were stolen from the backyard sometime after July 17.

?  Two Haro BMX bicycles were stolen from the front lawn of a residence in
the 3600 block of Vernon Avenue, Brookfield, between 8:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on
Aug. 2. The bikes were valued at $300 and $350.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside and Brookfield police departments from Aug. 1 through Aug. 8 and represents a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anyone named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not yet been adjudicated.

?"compiled by Bob Uphues

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