Riverside and Brookfield police have charged Jesus A. Navejar, 24, of Cicero, with public indecency after he reportedly exposed himself to women in each village on the morning of July 24.

Brookfield police reported on July 25 that a man driving in a red, older-model SUV exposed himself to a 33-year-old woman who was walking her dog in the 8800 block of Windemere Avenue just before 9 a.m.

According to the police report, the van pulled up to the woman and the driver asked her for directions to Joliet Avenue. When the driver told the woman he couldn’t hear her, she moved closer to the SUV.

At that time, the driver told the woman she was on his “camera” and would be on his Web site. When the woman asked what he was talking about, the man pointed down to his erect penis, which was exposed through his pants. The man then drove off east on Windemere, south on Custer and west on Ogden Avenue.

Riverside police reported a similar incident at 11:30 a.m. on July 25. A man in a red SUV pulled up to a woman who was jogging in the 100 block of Bloomingbank Road. The man asked the woman for directions and then pointed to his exposed penis.

The jogger called police and gave them the license plate number to the vehicle. Riverside police traced it to Navejar, who was arrested at his home in the 3400 block of South 61st Court at 12:30 p.m. on July 26.

Cop punched during traffic stop

North Riverside resident Timothy P. Zelins, 23, allegedly punched a Brookfield police officer in the face several times after he was pulled over for reportedly running a stop sign on Maple Avenue at the Memorial Circle at 3:06 a.m. on July 24.

After pulling over the 2008 Ford, the officer reported that Zelins exited his vehicle. While the officer patted him down, Zelins reportedly spun around and punched the officer in the face several times.

The officer wrestled Zelins to the ground and handcuffed him. The Cook County State’s Attorney approved charges of aggravated battery to a police officer, a felony. He was also cited for driving on a suspended license and disobeying a stop sign.

Get out of my car

Brookfield resident Steven J. Taylor, 24, was charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle on July 23 after he reportedly attempted to enter a car at the Mobil gas station, 9137 Ogden Ave., where a mom and her 8-year-old daughter were waiting for dad to come out of the minimart.

When dad walked out of the store, he reportedly saw Taylor entering the rear passenger door. He yelled at Taylor to stop and the man’s daughter shut and locked the doors. The man opened the minimart door and told the clerk to call police, at which time he saw Taylor reportedly tugging at the handle of the locked car door and cursing at the man’s wife.

Police arrived and observed that Taylor appeared highly intoxicated. Asked why he entered the vehicle, Taylor reportedly told police he didn’t know.

Bad at robbery

North Riverside police charged a 17-year-old Chicago resident with attempted robbery, after he reportedly tried to strong arm another 17-year-old in the parking lot of the food court parking lot at North Riverside Park Mall, 7501 Cermak Road.

According to the police report, the alleged offender walked up to the victim and asked him the time. The victim replied and the offender reportedly got in the victim’s face and asked what he had in his pockets.

When the offender reached into the victim’s pocket, the victim pushed him away, the offender reportedly punched the victim in the shoulder. The incident was broken up when a 22-year-old witness grabbed a baseball bat out of his car and chased the offender away.

Police arrested the suspect inside the food court. The case has been referred to Cook County juvenile authorities.

Threat gets teen arrested

A 15-year-old boy was arrested by North Riverside police on July 20 and charged with aggravated assault after he reportedly threatened a North Riverside woman who parked in front of his house in the 2500 block of Hainsworth Avenue.

When the woman got out of her car, the boy reportedly yelled, “Don’t park here again, bitch, or I’ll kick your ass.”

The woman’s daughter told the teen to leave her mother alone, which started “a heated exchange,” according to police, and ended when her brother, who just drove up, reportedly brandished a baseball bat and chased the boy and two of his friends away.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments from July 18 to July 26 and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.

– Compiled by Bob Uphues