Two teenagers, one from Berwyn and another from Lyons, were arrested April 19 after a Brookfield resident called police to report suspicious subjects checking vehicles in the vicinity of 45th Place and Grove Avenue just after 11 p.m.

Upon arriving at the scene, a Brookfield officer reported seeing three subjects running to a white 1992 Chrysler convertible, hopping in and driving westbound on 45th Place. The officer pulled the car over in the 4500 block of Grove Avenue.

According to the report, there were four people in the vehicle, including two juveniles. On the front passenger seat was a black backpack containing a car stereo. Berwyn resident Branden Lafferty, 18, told the officer he had bought the radio that night for $60 on 45th Place from someone whose last name he didn’t know.

A witness arrived on the scene and reportedly identified one of the teens, Lyons resident Richard D. Colwell, 17, as the person he saw inside a black 1993 Honda coupe. The witness also identified a male juvenile as the person he saw standing outside the Honda. The owner of that vehicle was contacted, but reported nothing missing from inside.

Lafferty was charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Colwell was charged with one count of criminal trespass to a vehicle. Two juveniles in the vehicle, one boy and one girl, were cited for village curfew violations.

Vehicle theft

A resident of the 9500 block of 31st Street, Brookfield, reported to police that on April 16 at 11 p.m., he had parked his red 1994 Honda Civic coupe in his driveway. At 8:05 a.m. on April 17, the vehicle, valued at $6,000, was missing.


Lyons resident Linda A. Ciesler, 44, was charged with driving under the influence after Riverside police responded to a 911 call of a possible drunk driver southbound on Harlem Avenue near Ogden Avenue at 9:15 p.m. on April 18.

Police pulled over a blue Chevy Corsica matching the description of the vehicle in the 911 call on Ogden Avenue near Haas Avenue. The officer reported that Ciesler appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test at the station.

She was also cited for failure to wear a seatbelt, having no driver’s license on her person and having no proof of insurance.

Riverside police charged Elmwood Park resident Nicholas Barile, 21, with DUI after an officer reported him driving erratically while northbound on Harlem Avenue at 32nd Street just after 11 p.m. on April 21.

Police reported that Barile appeared intoxicated and to finding a small open bottle of whiskey in the red Oldsmobile he was driving. In addition to DUI, Barile was cited for failure to yield, improper lane usage and illegal transportation of open alcohol.

Riverside police charged Susan E. Chapman, 46, with DUI after receiving a 911 call just before 6 p.m. on April 23 that a woman had fallen off her moped in the first block of North Delaplaine Road.

When police arrived, the woman, later identified as Chapman was lying injured in the roadway next to a 1978 Kriedler moped. She was transported to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn. Police reported she had broken her leg in the crash.

According to the report, police detected alcohol on Chapman’s breath, and that she admitted to drinking prior to the incident.

She was also cited for improper lane usage and driving an uninsured vehicle.

Felony revoked license

Riverside police charged Chicago resident Juan M. Hernandez, 35, with aggravated driving while revoked after an officer pulled over his Toyota Camry at 3:29 p.m. on April 22 for having expired license plates.

Hernandez did not have a license on his person, but a computer check revealed that his license had been revoked for a prior DUI. He was also cited for driving an uninsured vehicle and having expired plates.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside and Brookfield police departments from April 16 through April 23 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