Two Brookfield residents posing as Riverside-Brookfield High School football players were charged with multiple counts of theft after they allegedly went door to door soliciting money from residents around 7 p.m. on Sept. 30.
According to the police report, Dustin C. Mullins, 21, and Paul R. Lieb, 19, collected $58 from residents in the 3600 and 3700 blocks of Harrison Avenue, the 3700 block of Cleveland Avenue and the 3700 block of Blanchan Avenue. The two were wearing old RBHS football jerseys and allegedly told residents that they were collecting money for the high school football program.
After police were tipped off by a resident, they found the men and asked for a soliciting permit. When they couldn’t produce one, they allegedly admitted to police that they were collecting money in order to buy beer for the weekend.
In a red folder the two men had with them, police found the names and addresses of those from whom money had been collected. Five of those who “donated” money agreed to file theft charges against Mullins and Lieb.
In addition, police filed an additional felony charge of possession of a controlled substance against Lieb. During a search, police found a small plastic bag allegedly containing a white powder that field tested positive for heroin in Lieb’s right front pants pocket.
Sometime between Sept. 23-26 an unknown person burglarized Airgas Welding, in the 9100 block of 47th Street, Brookfield, making off with $200 in cash and equipment valued at over $1,400. According to police, the offender pried open a chain link fence gate and placed a block of wood underneath a skid from a Bobcat to pry open an overhead door. Inside, the offender cut all wires to the alarm system and then used a crowbar to pry open a safe inside a storage room. In addition to the $200 in cash from the safe, the offender stole two Harley-Davidson welding helmets, a Super Ranger torch set, a Journeyman torch and a Victor oxygen regulator.
n A resident of the 9100 block of Sherman Avenue, Brookfield, reported to police that sometime between Sept. 3 and Sept. 27 someone stole a compound mitre saw valued at $100 from his unlocked garage.
Brookfield police reported that someone stole a 1995 GMC Safari van that was parked behind a residence in the 3100 block of Grand Boulevard between 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 8:17 a.m. on Sept. 27. Later in the day, police learned the car was found at 1:10 a.m. on Sept. 27, on fire, in the 1100 block of Lyman Avenue in Oak Park.
Two thefts were reported within the last two weeks at St. Barbara Church, 4008 Prairie Ave., Brookfield. On Sept. 26, the business manager for the parish reported that three weeks ago someone had stolen a power amplifier from the church. Then on Sept. 28, he reported that between $2,300 and $2,500 in collection money was missing. The missing money was from the 5 p.m. Saturday Mass, according to the report.
n Sometime between Oct. 1-2, over $1,000 in door panels and hardware was stolen from the House of Doors, 9038 Ogden Ave., Brookfield. The merchandise had been stacked against the front windows for storage for a job on Monday, Oct. 3.
Riverside police charged Berwyn resident Carlos Herrera, 24, with driving under the influence after an officer observed him allegedly make a wide right turn onto eastbound Ogden Avenue from Powell Avenue in Lyons, crossing into the westbound lane of traffic at 1:37 a.m. on Oct. 1. According to the report, Herrera admitted being drunk and refused to take field sobriety tests. At the station a breath test revealed a blood-alcohol level of .129. He was also cited for driving on a suspended license and having an uninsured vehicle.
n Forest Park resident Andre L. Marshall, 44, was charged with DUI by Riverside police after being stopped for speeding southbound on Harlem Avenue near Quincy Street at 3:13 a.m. on Oct. 1. After observing that Marshall appeared intoxicated, the officer administered field sobriety tests, which Marshall failed. A breath test registered at .09, which is over the legal limit. He was also cited for driving on a suspended license and speeding.
n Brookfield police charged Brookfield resident Raul Quesada, 26, with DUI after an officer reported his 1989 pickup truck was weaving over the double yellow lines while traveling eastbound in the 9000 block of 47th Street at 12:42 a.m. on Oct 2. Quesada reportedly refused to take field sobriety and breath tests, but admitted drinking and smoking cannabis. In addition to DUI, police also charged him with possession of a half-gram of cannabis and driving on a suspended license.
n Riverside police charged Romeoville resident Juan Sanchez, 22, with DUI after clocking his 1999 Chevy speeding southbound on Harlem Avenue at Longcommon Road at 5:40 a.m. on Oct. 2. Police reported that Sanchez appeared intoxicated, but he refused field sobriety tests and breath tests. He was arrested for driving on a suspended license from a previous DUI and violating his restricted driving permit. He was also cited for driving an uninsured vehicle and resisting after failing to comply with processing at the station.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside and Brookfield police departments from Sept. 23 through Oct. 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.
?”compiled by Bob Uphues