The following information was obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside and Brookfield police departments from April 4 through April 10 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.
Two Chicago men were charged with possession of a controlled substance and contributing to the delinquency of a child, after Brookfield police stopped a car carrying four people that had been driving erratically in the 9100 block of Ogden Avenue on April 6 at 10:34 p.m.
The driver of the vehicle, Omar Clara, 26, was also charged with felony counts of driving under the influence and aggravated driving with a revoked license, after he failed field sobriety tests and blew a .127 on the Breathalyzer. According to the report, Clara has a previous DUI conviction, which resulted in the revocation of his license.
He was also hit with endangering the life/health of a child and multiple traffic citations.
Jose Velazquez, 24, a passenger in the car, reportedly admitted to police that he had bought four baggies of cocaine at a Chicago tavern and was later picked up by Clara, who was accompanied by one 16-year-old girl and one 17-year-old girl. The girls wanted to be taken home to Brookfield, and were nearly there when police stopped the car.
Police allegedly found open beer in the car along with a baggie containing a white powdery substance, which field tested positive for cocaine. The two females were not charged.
False police report
? A 16-year-old Cicero boy was charged by Riverside police with filing a false police report after he allegedly called the Riverside police department at 6:15 p.m. on April 6 to report his 1994 Honda stolen.
The boy reportedly told police that his car was stolen from the Minuteman Gas Station at 3346 Harlem Ave. at 3 p.m., but a review of the security cameras at the station indicated that the boy had never driven the car there.
Later, the boy allegedly recanted the story, saying that he had been involved in a car accident at 19th Street and Oak Park Avenue in Berwyn, but fled the scene in a panic, leaving his car in the street. While interviewing the boy, police learned that his mother, Denise R. Mansfield, 38, was wanted on a warrant by the Cook County Sheriff’s Police for a parole violation. She was taken into custody by Riverside police.
After charging him with filing a false report, Riverside police handed the boy over to Berwyn police, who reportedly charged him with have no valid driver’s license, no insurance and leaving the scene of an accident.
? A resident of the 3700 block of Forest Avenue, Brookfield, reported that someone entered his home on April 7 and removed an HP laptop computer valued at $1,500 from his basement. According to the report, the man last saw the computer on April 6 and said the burglar may have gained access to his home through the back door, which he often left unlocked.
? Riverside police charged Reynaldo Anguiano, 24, of Chicago, with disorderly conduct after a resident of the 400 block of Blackhawk Road reported that Anguiano got out of his 1997 GMC and urinated on the lawn in front of the resident and his children just before 5 p.m. on April 4.
Lyons police detained Anguiano in the 7800 block of Ogden Avenue, and reportedly found an open 40-ounce bottle of beer inside the vehicle. He was also charged with illegal transportation of open alcohol and having no proof of insurance.
? While investigating an unrelated suspicious circumstances complaint in the 400 block of Selborne Road at 7 p.m. on April 4, Riverside police arrested Riverside resident Rosa Ramirez, 32, on a $100,000 warrant from the Cook County Sheriff’s Police for a previous theft arrest.
?A 24-year-old Riverside man was charged with domestic battery after he allegedly struck his 24 -year-old wife repeatedly and attempted to choke her around 7 p.m. on April 8. The woman made the complaint at the police station, and the man was arrested without incident.
?Riverside police charged a 25-year-old woman with domestic battery after her boyfriend reported that she battered him while they were driving in a vehicle in the 100 block of East Burlington Street at 11:40 p.m. on April 7. The offender was into custody at Moraine Valley Community College, where she attends school.
? On April 10, someone damaged the windshield of a 1992 GMC conversion van, which was parked behind a residence in the 3700 block of Rosemear Avenue, Brookfield. Police found a brick at the scene which may have been used to do the damage, which was estimated at $300.
?”compiled by Bob Uphues