Brookfield paramedics transported a 44-year-old man to the hospital after finding him passed out on a blood-stained bed inside a "destroyed" room at the Pioneer Motel, 8835 Ogden Ave. on Sept. 19 at about 12:20 p.m.
According to the police report, a motel employee told police that the man was supposed to check out of his room but wouldn't answer his door when the employee knocked on it.
The employee entered the room and found the man passed out on the bed and the room in "total disarray." There were blood stains on the bed, walls and floor inside the room, the toilet was broken in half, several empty vodka bottles littered the floor and the man had cuts on his head and hands.
Motel officials declined to press charges against the man, who was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn for treatment.
Brookfield police responded to Brixie's Saloon, 9526 Ogden Ave., on Sept. 23 at about 11:50 p.m. after an employee called to request that a patron be removed from the business.
The patron, a 39-year-old Arlington Heights man, reportedly insisted he should be refunded all of the money he had fed into a video gambling machine that night. His voucher from the machine indicated he had just $1 remaining from the $60 he gambled.
A bar employee contacted the video gambling machine vendor to confirm whether the amount on the voucher reflected the run of play on that machine. The company confirmed that abut $60 was played and all that remained to be refunded was $1.
The bar patron left the bar, without incident, with $1.
Hit and run crash
Brookfield police cited a 22-year-old Brookfield woman for crashing her vehicle into at least two others parked in the 4000 block of DuBois Boulevard sometime between 11 a.m. and 3:10 p.m. on Sept. 21.
The offender reportedly fled the scene and there was apparently no eyewitness to the crash. However, the front license plate belonging to the offender's vehicle was discovered at the scene, and a partial impression of the plate was stamped into the rear bumper of one of the parked cars.
At about 9:25 p.m., the suspected hit-and-run driver walked into the police department to talk to officers. Police issued her citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failure to give information after striking an unattended vehicle and improper lane usage.
A 33-year-old Brookfield woman contacted police to report that packages had been stolen from the lobby of her apartment building in the 9200 block of Monroe Avenue on both Sept. 15 and Sept. 20.
The victim said she had emails from UPS confirming both deliveries; however, she never took possession of the packages, which contained jewelry valued at about $1,500.
More catalytic converter thefts
Brookfield police responded to the 9000 block of Fairview Avenue on Sept. 19 after being called by a resident who reported that sometime between 6 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. someone had cut off the catalytic converter of his vehicle, which was parked in front of his home.
A nearby surveillance camera showed that a large light-colored SUV pulled up next to the victim's vehicle at about 6:10 a.m. and was seen leaving about two minutes later.
A resident of the 3300 block of Park Avenue, Brookfield, reported to police on the morning of Sept. 21 that sometime during the overnight hours, someone had sawed the catalytic converter from the bottom of his vehicle, which was parked on the street.
Passed out at the wheel
Riverside police charged 46-year-old Giovanni Bonano with driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license and other offenses after he was found reportedly passed out behind the wheel of his 2006 Toyota, which was parked up on the curb in the 400 block of Longcommon Road on Sept. 24 at about 9:25 p.m.
Bonano appeared incoherent, according to police, and told the arresting officer that he had been at the Chicago Bears game and a tavern in Cicero earlier that day. Asked how much he had to drink, Bonano reportedly told police, "Come on, man, I was at the Bears game. How much you think I had?"
According to police, Bonano's license had been revoked due to a prior drunken driving conviction. Police also reported finding an open can of beer in the center console of the vehicle and another open beer in the back seat area.
The Cook County State's Attorney approved a felony charged for driving while revoked, but did not approve a felony DUI charge sought by Riverside police.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, Sept. 18-24, 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