Brookfield police charged a 36-year-old Dallas, Texas, man with criminal trespass to a residence and battery after he allegedly entered a home in the 4300 block of Maple Avenue at about 4 a.m. on Aug. 5 and began kissing an 11-year-old girl who was asleep in an upstairs bedroom.

The girl reportedly told police that she was sleeping when she awoke to find a man on top of her, kissing her neck and face. When the man left, the girl went downstairs to her 13-year-old brother’s room, woke him up and told him what happened. The boy phoned his father, who told him to call 911.

While the boy was on the phone, both children reported hearing someone walk through the front door and proceed upstairs. A short time later, the person quickly came back downstairs and ran out the front door.

The girl described the man in her room as an older man with gray hair and khaki shorts. Police stopped Keven Peterson, who was driving a 2002 Audi, in the 4300 block of Maple Avenue.

According to police, before they could speak with him, Peterson stated, “I thought it was a friend’s house.” The girl reportedly identified Peterson as the man she saw in her room.

The Cook County State’s Attorney approved upgrading the trespassing charge to a felony. As of Monday, Peterson was being held in Cook County Jail with his bond set at $250,000.


A resident of the 2500 block of Desplaines Avenue, North Riverside, reported to police that during the overnight hours of Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, someone entered her 2003 Chevy Malibu, which was parked in a rear lot, and rummaged through the glove compartment, taking a spare key to her apartment.

North Riverside police reported that some time between Aug. 5 and Aug. 8, someone removed a black, 26-inch Gary Fisher 18-speed bike from the garage of a home in the 2500 block of 3rd Avenue.

A resident of the 9400 block of Lincoln Avenue, Brookfield, reported that in the early morning hours of Aug. 4, someone broke into his 1990 Ford Bronco by breaking a window and rifled through the interior. Nothing was taken from the vehicle, but the steering column appeared to be tampered with, indicating that someone had tried to steal it.


Riverside police charged LaGrange resident Carlos E. Mendez, 45, with driving under the influence and several traffic offenses after he allegedly ran a red light on First Avenue at Ridgewood Road and struck a pickup truck that was turning left in the intersection just after 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 7.

According to the police report, the driver of the Dodge pickup, a 29-year-old Brookfield man, was waiting to make a left turn onto Ridgewood from northbound First Avenue. When the light turned red, he was completing his turn when a black Acura drove through the red light and struck the rear of the truck, sending it spinning into a silver Jeep, which sustained minor damage. The truck’s rear axle was broken in the impact.

No one was injured in the crash, according to police. Mendez, the driver of the Acura, reportedly smelled of alcohol and failed field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test.

In addition to DUI, Mendez was also cited for disobeying the stop light, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, no proof of insurance and no valid registration.

Lyons resident Ken A. Adamczyk, 48, was charged with DUI and two female passengers in his 2009 Toyota Camry were charged with obstruction of justice after a traffic stop at Maple and Ogden avenues in Brookfield at 3:20 a.m. on Aug. 7.

Police stopped the Camry after an officer stated he saw the vehicle swerving while westbound on Ogden Avenue. The driver, Adamczyk, reportedly appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests.

One of the female passengers reportedly gave police a false name, which her friend allegedly repeated when police could find no record of the name they were given. Her friend reportedly told police she lied to them, because “she did not want her friend to go to jail again.”

Charged with obstruction were Melissa A. Duplessis, 30, of Burbank, and Rachel C. Slepicka, 29, of Lyons.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments from Aug. 2 to Aug. 9 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