A 9-year-old North Riverside boy was suspended from Komarek School for 10 days after allegedly bringing four rounds of pistol ammunition to school and showing them to a boy who reportedly had bullied him the week before.

School officials called North Riverside police on Nov. 8 after a teacher confiscated the Winchester 9 mm bullets from the student, police reported. The teacher was tipped off by the student to whom the bullets were shown.

According to the police report, the boy brought the bullets to school so he could show them to two students who allegedly had started bullying him on Nov. 5. After one of the two classmates reportedly twisted his arm on the morning of Nov. 8, the boy showed him the bullets inside the classroom.

The boy told police he found the bullets in a picture box from a drawer at his home. The boy’s stepfather is a police officer in a western suburb, according to the police report.

Wanted man draws attention

A man wanted in Will County for larceny and in Oklahoma for forgery got himself arrested in Brookfield last week for refusing to pay his bar tab.

A bartender at Cheers Sports Bar and Grill, 8901 Burlington Ave., called police at 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 to report a man who refused to pay his $76.50 bar bill. Police arrived to find Melrose Park resident Paul E. Jordan, 49, sitting at the bar. Police escorted Jordan outside and found him to be highly intoxicated. Although he reportedly refused to answer any questions, police did a computer check and found Jordan was wanted on two warrants.

They also found in his possession five blank checks, which police said looked suspicious given Jordan’s warrant for forgery.


A resident of the 8100 block of 26th Street, North Riverside, reported to police that some time between Nov. 10 and Nov. 14, someone broke into her residence and stole more than $2,000 in cash.

According to the police report, the offender likely gained entry to the residence through an unlocked front window, which was found open. The only things missing from the residence appeared to be cash taken from two boxes inside a filing cabinet in the dining room.

Neighbors told police they heard two male voices coming from the residence on Nov. 12 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Someone entered a Brookfield apartment in the 8800 block of 45th Place on Nov. 9, fried a couple of eggs and took $200 as a parting gift, according to a report filed by the tenant.

Police said the tenant’s son came home from school at 3:45 p.m. and found a frying pan in the sink and egg shells in the garbage. No one living in the apartment had fried any eggs earlier in the day, according to the report. In addition, $200 had been taken from an envelope inside a drawer.

Police found no signs of forced entry, although the tenant told police that the apartment key had been lost for about a week but was later returned by a 13-year-old boy. The boy told police he was in school at the time of the burglary. The tenant has since had the apartment locks changed.


Chicago resident Emmit Quinn got his 59th birthday off to a rocky start on Nov. 9, when he was arrested for driving under influence after reportedly rear-ending an unmarked squad car while changing lanes on Harlem Avenue in Riverside.

Riverside police reported that a Berwyn police officer in an unmarked squad car was waiting to turn left from Harlem Avenue on to 34th Street at 9:30 a.m. when Quinn tried to pass him on the right, striking the squad car.

Police reported that Quinn, whose birthday is Nov. 9, failed field sobriety tests and that his blood-alcohol was .102, which is more than the legal limit of .08. The arresting officer also reported finding an open 22-ounce can of malt liquor inside Quinn’s vehicle.

Brookfield police charged Chicago resident Gerardo Gisneroz Jr., 27, with aggravated DUI after an anonymous caller reported a black Nissan SUV driving erratically at about 9:50 p.m. on Nov. 13.

Police stopped a vehicle matching that description near Washington and Prairie after the vehicle slowed to 10 mph, stopped for a minute, then resumed, crossing over the center line on Washington Avenue in the process.

Police reported Gisneroz’s blood-alcohol level to be .167, or more than twice the legal limit. They also reported finding an empty beer bottle and an empty rum bottle inside the SUV. The offense was upgraded to a felony after police learned Gisneroz’s license had been revoked previously for a DUI offense.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments from Nov. 8 to Nov. 15 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