A 36-year-old Hanover Park man was reportedly recovering Monday after suffering several stab wounds, after he was found walking in Brookfield just north of Jaycee/Ehlert Park around 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 31.
The victim, identified by Brookfield Police as Felix Roldan, was reportedly found near the intersection of Park and Shields avenues by some pedestrians, who alerted paramedics stationed just down the block. Roldan was transported to Loyola Medical Center for treatment. Police did not know his condition as of Monday, but said at the time of his transport to the hospital that the wounds didn’t appear to be life-threatening.
According to police, Roldan was last seen on July 29, driving a 2005 Ford van owned by his employer, BDI of Itasca. The van was reported stolen on Friday to Itasca police, when they learned Roldan had not made his deliveries and could not be reached. On Saturday, he was reported missing by his wife.
Brookfield police recovered the van, undamaged, parked in the 4500 block of Maple Avenue, just a block away from Ehlert Park. Police surmise that Roldan was injured elsewhere and somehow ended up at the park. They are not releasing any other details at this time.
Three 16-year-old Riverside-Brookfield High School students have been charged and police say charges against a fourth are soon to come in connection with the July 14 burglary of a home in the 200 block of Olmsted Road, Riverside.
According to police, the owners of the home reported several items of expensive jewelry, including an $8,000 platinum ring, missing from a jewelry box in one of the home’s bedrooms. Police reported that the burglars forced their way in through a locked back door while the owners were at work.
After interviewing several people, police recovered nearly all of the stolen property from a residence on Pine Avenue, and arrested a 16-year-old boy. Shortly afterward, another Riverside youth and a Lyons resident were arrested for their alleged parts in the burglary. A fourth suspect is still at large, police said.
The three juveniles arrested face felony counts of burglary and theft. One of the Riverside youths has also been hit with an additional charge of burglary to a motor vehicle.
Sometime after 6 p.m. on July 21, an unknown person forced his way into a business in the 3400 block of Maple Avenue, Brookfield, and stole a set of keys from a truck parked in the garage. According to police, the burglar gained entry to Lundin Roofing, 3401 Maple Ave., by breaking the deadbolt latch on the front door. A witness told police that three to four youths had been hanging around the business around midnight, but ran off eastbound on Monroe Avenue when the witness yelled at them.
Riverside police charged Chicago resident Roderick F. Hampton, 33, with driving under the influence after an officer observed Hampton’s Lincoln Navigator hung up on the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe railroad tracks, facing east. Hampton was able to get his vehicle off the train tracks and the officer reported that Hampton appeared intoxicated. After failing field sobriety tests, Hampton also failed a breath test, with a blood-alcohol level registering .193, over twice the legal limit. In addition, Hampton was cited for improper lane usage and an improper turn.
Brookfield police reported that sometime between July 14-15, someone stole an imported English teapot, a red ruby glass set, a green jade glass tray and a piece of etched glass from an apartment in the 3900 block of Sunnyside Avenue. The total loss was valued at $600.
An unlocked black and orange Mongoose bicycle was stolen from in front of The Paw Cafe, 8420 Brookfield Avenue, Brookfield, just before 2:15 p.m. on July 15.
A resident in the 3800 block of Prairie Avenue, Brookfield, reported that some time on July 16, someone stole an American flag and chrome flag pole from the front porch of the house.
Hit and run
A 38-year-old Brookfield woman reported to police that a car had run over her foot and fled the scene on July 23 just after 10:30 a.m. According to the report, the woman stopped at the intersection of Harrison and Lincoln avenues as a blue Honda Accord neared the corner. The victim said that the driver motioned her to cross Lincoln Avenue, but as she entered the crosswalk, the car sped up, ran over her foot and continued eastbound on Lincoln Avenue.
Brookfield police cited 10 people from Brookfield, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Westchester, Chicago, Western Springs and Alsip for illegal possession of alcohol by a minor after responding to a call of a loud party in the 8900 block of Southview Avenue just after 1:15 a.m. on July 17. When officers arrived, they reported seeing a large group of people in the backyard along with a keg of beer. After an ID check, 10 of the partygoers were cited for the infraction.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside and Brookfield police departments from July 14 through Aug. 1 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