The following information was obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside and Brookfield police departments from April 25 through May 2 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.
A 43-year-old woman and her 25-year-old son were arrested by Brookfield police just after 8 a.m. on April 30 in connection with the theft of a cashbox at the Pioneer Motel, 8835 Ogden Ave.
Police received a call from the owner of the motel claiming that one of the guests, later identified as Robert Hindes, had stolen the cashbox from the office and run back into his room. When police arrived, Hindes was reportedly attempting to leave the scene and denied doing anything wrong.
During a search of his room, Hindes’ mother, Vera, reportedly yelled repeatedly at police and had to be told to be quiet three times. Police found the screen to the bathroom window pushed out and found the cashbox lying on the ground underneath the window.
Vera Hindes was charged with obstructing and resisting arrest. Robert Hindes was charged with theft.DUI
? Riverside police charged Brookfield resident Elizabeth M. Zeigler, 43, with driving under the influence after responding to a minor traffic accident at the intersection of Forest and First avenues at 9:12 p.m. on April 29. According to the report, Zeigler’s 1999 Nissan Altima rear-ended a 2001 Dodge van, and while officers spoke to her, she appeared intoxicated. After failing field sobriety tests, she reportedly admitting drinking, although she refused to submit to a breath test. She was also cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, having no proof of insurance and failing to notify the Secretary of State’s office of a change of address.
? Brookfield police charged Lyons resident Jason C. Brewer, 25, with driving under the influence after an officer reported that his 2002 Dodge pickup was weaving and then sped 51 mph on Ogden Avenue before pulling into the parking lot of an apartment building in the 8600 block of Ogden Avenue in Lyons at 3:44 a.m. on April 30.
Police also allegedly found a a baggy containing cannabis, a small metal pipe and two knives, one of them a switchblade, in the vehicle. In addition to DUI, Brewer was also charged with possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia, unlawful use of a weapon, speeding and improper lane usage.
Police also charged one of the vehicle’s passengers, Brad D. Hager, 24, of Monroe, N.C., with unlawful use of a weapon after finding a switchblade on the back seat of the car where he was sitting.
? Berwyn resident Manolo A. Castillo, 43, was charged with driving under the influence after an officer stopped him for driving 55 mph on Harlem Avenue near Riverside Drive at 12:56 a.m. on April 30. After failing field sobriety tests, a breath test revealed a blood-alcohol level of .142. He was also cited for speeding and not wearing a seatbelt.
? Western Springs resident Thomas A. Janus, 19, was charged with driving under the influence after a 911 caller reported that a red vehicle had just struck a curb or street sign in the 9100 block of Rochester Avenue, Brookfield, at 2:20 a.m. on May 1.
When police arrived, they found Janus exiting a red 1997 Ford with a blown out tire. Janus reportedly admitted drinking, failed field sobriety tests and blew a .112 on the Breathalyzer at the station. During a search of the car, police also reported finding a baggy containing cannabis seeds and stems, and two pipes with cannabis residue on them.
He was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and improper turn. No damage was done to village property.
? Riverside police charged Chicago resident Alexander Garza, 25, with driving under the influence after an officer on patrol observed his vehicle parked in the middle of York Road just off Harlem Avenue at 3:52 a.m. on May 1.
The officer reportedly found Garza sleeping at the wheel with the keys in the ignition, the engine running and the car in park. After waking up Garza, he allegedly told the officer he had 10 or 15 beers that evening. Police also reported finding an open six pack of beer in the vehicle.
After failing field sobriety tests and a posting a .176 on the Breathalyzer, Garza was charged with DUI, improper parking on a roadway, driving on a suspended license, illegal transportation of open alcohol and driving an uninsured vehicle.
? Brookfield police charged LaGrange Park resident James E. Mangam, 30, with driving under the influence after an officer reportedly observed his vehicle roll through a stop sign at Washington Avenue and the Memorial Circle and then make several turns without signaling before stopping in a nearby alley.
After allegedly stumbling away through the alley, Mangam reportedly threw off his jacket and assumed a fighting stance. Officers took him into custody without incident. He refused to take field sobriety tests and a breath test. He was cited for disobeying a stop sign, failure to signal and having no proof of insurance.Burglary
? During the overnight hours of April 30-May 1, someone smashed in the front passenger window of a gray Honda van parked in the 3800 block of Arthur Avenue, Brookfield, and removed a Kenwood KDC-205 stereo from the dash.
?”compiled by Bob Uphues