Brookfield resident Giuseppe Indelicato Jr., 22, was charged with a felony count of aggravated discharge of a firearm when he allegedly fired a 9-mm handgun near his roommate during an argument at 2:44 a.m. on March 28.

According to the police report, a 22-year-old man called 911 to report that his roommate had just fired a shot at him. Indelicato was arrested by police in Stickney at 3:10 a.m. that same morning in the area of the 4100 block of Oak Park Avenue.

Criminal trespass

Riverside police charged Lyons resident Jose J. Bautista, 34, with criminal trespass to a residence after he allegedly kicked down the door of his former girlfriend’s apartment just before midnight on April 1 in the first block of Lincoln Avenue.

At 11:50 p.m. on April 1, police received a disturbance call at that address, finding Bautista inside the apartment building and the victim’s apartment door kicked open. Bautista allegedly told police that he and his former girlfriend had an argument and that she kicked in the door.

However, police reported that the victim went to work at least an hour prior to the disturbance. On April 2, police arrested Bautista at his residence in the 7200 block of 38th Court, Lyons and charged him with criminal trespass and criminal damage to property.


Brookfield police are still looking for a man who beat a 23-year-old Plainfield man unconscious outside a bar just after midnight on April 2. According to the report, Brookfield police were called to the parking lot outside Phil’s Sports Bar and Grill, 8901 Burlington Ave., for a subject who had been beaten up.

When they arrived police found the victim lying unconscious in a small pool of blood about 20 feet north and 10 feet west of the door to the bar. The blood appeared to be coming from the victim’s mouth.

The victim was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.


Riverside police charged Cicero resident Jose Banuelos, 24, with aggravated driving under the influence after a traffic stop just after 1 a.m. on March 26.

According to the police report, the officer observed a maroon Chevy pull into the Sara Lee parking lot at 2704 Harlem Ave., and then drive over the parking bumper and onto the sidewalk. The officer reported seeing an open bottle of whiskey on the front seat of the car, and Banuelos refused to submit to field sobriety tests, although when he stepped away from the vehicle, he allegedly fell to the ground. At the station, a breath test reportedly revealed Banuelos’ blood-alcohol level to be .220, nearly three times the legal limit.

Because Banuelos was driving an uninsured vehicle and had a suspended license due to a previous DUI, the charge was upgraded to felony status. He was also cited for illegal transportation of open alcohol.


A 26-year-old LaGrange Park man reported to police that between 3 and 3:30 p.m. on March 27, someone stole his bicycle from the parking lot behind an apartment building in the 4500 block of Grove Avenue, Brookfield. The bike, a gray 20-inch Standard STA 500 Custom BMX-type with chrome wheels, was valued between $900 and $1,000.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside and Brookfield police departments from March 26 through April 2 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

Construction prompts school crossing change

In anticipation of building demolition and construction on the northeast corner of Longcommon Road and East Burlington Street in downtown Riverside, the Riverside police have announced school crossing changes in that area.

When a 6-foot high construction fence is erected around the site, it will close half the sidewalk on Longcommon Road and the entire sidewalk on the north side of Burlington Street from Longcommon Road to the crosswalk by Burlington Realty at 21 E. Burlington St.

An additional crossing guard will be stationed at that pedestrian crossing for school children for the remainder of the school year.

Children will be detoured from the north side of Burlington Street to the south side of the street. They will then walk west to the corner by Pre-Hop Cleaners, where they will be crossed by another guard.

Police said the site will be monitored for the duration of the construction, which is expected to last for 18 months.