Two vehicles were reported stolen to Brookfield police since Feb. 17.
On Feb. 17, a resident of the 4100 block of Eberly Avenue called to report that sometime during the previous night, someone had stolen a green 1998 Dodge Stratus from the parking pad of the residence.
The car was reportedly unlocked and the owner kept a spare set of keys under the driver’s side floor mat. On Feb. 18 at 11:40 p.m., McCook police called Brookfield reporting that the vehicle had been involved in a hit and run incident in that village.
On Feb. 24, a resident of the 4600 block of Maple Avenue, Brookfield, reported that her dark green 1993 Pontiac Bonneville was stolen from the rear parking lot between Feb. 4 and Feb. 24, when she was out of town. Car keys were also missing from a key hook inside the residence.
? A resident of the 3600 block of Vernon Avenue, Brookfield, reported that during the overnight hours of Feb. 21-22, someone entered an unlocked 2004 GMC Yukon and removed two iPods and $30 in currency.
? Brookfield police reported that on Feb. 24 between 4:15 a.m. and 4 p.m., someone broke the driver’s side vent window of a gold 1997 Ford four-door, gained entry and removed the entire center console of the vehicle. In addition to all of the heating and air-conditioning controls, the burglar also removed a JVC LCD touch-screen stereo and a pair of Armani prescription glasses.
? Brookfield police charged Patricia A. Schremser, 50, with DUI after an officer reported observing her white Nissan pickup driving very slowly (15 mph in a 30 mph zone), swerving between lanes and crossing the double yellow line while traveling westbound in the 9500 block of Ogden Avenue on Feb. 23 at 10:56 p.m.
The officer reported that Schremser appeared intoxicated and that she refused to submit to any sobriety tests. She was also cited twice for improper lane usage and once for traveling 15 mph below the posted speed limit.
? Brookfield police charged Brookfield resident Vera Stepanovich, 45, with DUI after she allegedly backed out of a parking space from a lot in the 8900 block of Burlington Avenue, traveled across the street, over the sidewalk and into a wooden retaining wall next to the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe railroad tracks at 7:06 p.m. on Feb. 17.
According to the police report, Stepanovich exhibited signs of intoxication and failed field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. She was also cited for improper backing up, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and damage to village property.
? Berwyn resident Andrea M. Sadler, 25, was charged with driving under the influence by Riverside police after an officer reported her Chevy Cavalier traveling 51 mph in a 30 mph zone while southbound on Harlem Avenue near Ogden Avenue on Feb. 25 at 1:50 a.m. During the stop, the officer reported that she appeared intoxicated and administered field sobriety tests, which Sadler failed. She refused to submit to a breath test. In addition, she was cited for speeding and driving an uninsured motor vehicle.
? Riverside police charged Lyons resident Jennifer M. Drankie, 24, with DUI after an officer reported that she failed to signal while turning at Longcommon Road and Forest Avenue on Feb. 25 at 3:06 a.m. According to the report, Drankie appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests before blowing a .15 on the Breathalyzer, or nearly twice the legal limit, at the station.
? Riverside police charged Chicago resident Daniel O. Santiago, 23, with DUI after an officer reported Santiago driving his red Ford SUV erratically southbound on Harlem Avenue from Addison Road at 2:22 a.m. on Feb. 26.
After stopping the vehicle, the officer reported seeing open beer in the back seat of the vehicle. Santiago allegedly told the officer he had been drinking, but only a little, since he was the “designated driver.”
After failing field sobriety tests, Santiago was arrested for DUI and a search of the SUV also revealed an open bottle of vodka, an open 12-pack of beer and a plastic bag containing a small amount of cannabis. At the station a breath test revealed Santiago’s blood-alcohol level to be .22, or nearly three times the legal limit. He was also cited for traffic offenses.
? Brookfield police charged Brookfield resident Brian M. Mizzi, 19, with DUI after allegedly speeding and weaving on his motorcycle across the double yellow line of a roadway just after 4 a.m. on Feb. 26.
Mizzi was reported speeding 46 in a 30 mph on Prairie Avenue, then crossing the railroad tracks and heading westbound on Brookfield Avenue, where he crossed the double yellow line multiple times. An officer reported that Mizzi appeared intoxicated and administered field sobriety tests, which Mizzi reportedly failed, He refused a breath test.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside and Brookfield police departments from Feb. 17 through Feb. 26 and which 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