Someone wielding a can of black spray paint vandalized eight vehicles in Brookfield between March 10-12, according to police reports.
The incidents occurred in the west-central section of the village and the vandals appeared to target either white or silver vehicles parked not only on the street but in driveways and alleys.
In the 9100 block of Lincoln Avenue, a white Ford F-250 pickup and a silver Ford Expedition SUV, had black paint sprayed along one side from bumper to bumper. Similar damage was done to a white 1999 Ford F-150 pickup parked in the 3600 block of Raymond Avenue and to a white 1996 Cadillac SLS parked in the 9300 block of Jefferson Avenue.
In the 3600 block of Harrison Avenue, someone sprayed black paint on the hood of a 1998 Pontiac, while in the 3500 block of Harrison Avenue, someone sprayed black paint across the passenger side of a silver 2002 Mitsubishi Montero.
In the 3700 block of Arthur Avenue, black paint was sprayed on the driver’s side of a white 2004 Chevy and green paint was found on the vehicle’s hood. A white 2004 Chevy parked in the alley of a residence in the 9400 block of Washington Avenue, had its left quarter panel sprayed with black paint.
In the early hours of March 6, someone entered an unlocked 1980 Ford Bronco parked in the 3300 block of Grand Boulevard, Brookfield, and removed a speaker box and Jensen equalizer from the interior.
Sometime between 3 p.m. and 9:44 p.m. on March 6, someone shattered the rear passenger window of a 1995 Chevy Lumina parked in a lot in the 9400 block of Ogden Avenue, Brookfield, and removed a Jensen AM/FM/CD stereo.
Sometime prior to 12:35 a.m. on March 12, someone entered a 2000 Chevy Caprice parked in the 4300 block of Deyo Avenue, Brookfield, and removed a case containing approximately 100 CDs from the center console.
At 12:35 a.m. on March 12, the owner of a 1997 Chevy Camaro parked in the 4300 block of Deyo Avenue, Brookfield, arrived home to find the driver’s side door open and two legs sticking out from the car.
Alerted to the presence of someone, the offender, described as a Hispanic male about 6 feet tall, wearing a tan hoody, blue jeans and tan boots, jumped out of the vehicle, clutching a stereo faceplate and CDs. The victim chased the offender through several yards before losing track of him.
Riverside police charged Lyons resident Todd R. Steck, 27, with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, during a traffic stop in the 100 block of Barrypoint Road at 9:44 a.m. on March 6.
Stopped for not wearing a seatbelt, Steck was found to be driving on a suspended license. During a search incident to the arrest, police found in a clear baggy 1.5 grams of a white powder, which field-tested positive for cocaine along with blue pills later determined to be alprazolan, schedule 4 narcotic. His bond was set at $10,000.
Riverside police charged Phillip G. Dore, 17, of Riverside with possession of a controlled substance and DUI after an officer reported clocking Dore driving 50 mph in a 20 mph zone in the 100 block of Fairbank Road on March 6 at 12:56 a.m.
The officer alleged that Dore appeared intoxicated and also reported finding a baggy containing a white powder, which field-tested positive for cocaine. A breath test at the station reportedly showed Dore’s blood-alcohol level at .127.
Hit and run
Brookfield police charged Brookfield resident Carlos E. Santana, 18, with several traffic citations after Santana allegedly struck a parked car and then fled the scene of the accident just after 4 a.m. on March 12.
According to the report, the owner of a 2005 Scion XB parked in the 9000 block of Sahler Avenue called saying that an older model car just struck her vehicle and fled eastbound from the scene. Police found the Scion pushed up onto the parkway. Traces of red paint were found on the vehicle, and a trim piece with the word “Eight” was found at the site of the crash.
Subsequently, an officer on patrol observed a maroon 1989 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight with extensive front-end damage parked in the 4600 block of Forest Avenue. The front license plate of the victim’s vehicle allegedly was found inside the Oldsmobile’s passenger side wheel well.
The officer reported that Santana admitted striking the car when he took his eyes off the road to adjust the heat, and fled because he doesn’t have a valid driver’s license.
Santana was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failure to leave information at the scene of an accident and having no valid driver’s license.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside and Brookfield police departments from March 6 through March 12 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