North Riverside police charged Robert F. Naumann, 61, of Northlake, with aggravated assault and weapons offenses after he reportedly displayed a .45-caliber handgun to a motorist during a road rage incident on Dec. 3.

According to the police report, a 38-year-old Lombard man was driving eastbound on the 8400 block of Cermak Road when he changed lanes and cut off Naumann’s Isuzu. Naumann reportedly changed lanes and drove past the man who cut him off, displaying his middle finger.

After being told to “go f – yourself,” Naumann allegedly stated, “Do you want me to bust a cap in your ass?” and reached behind the passenger seat, pulling out a silver pistol inside a brown holster.

The other driver reclined so he wouldn’t be shot, but reportedly never saw Naumann point the gun at him. The victim called police and followed Naumann to the Hines/Loyola Hospital parking lot, where police detained Naumann.

Inside Naumann’s vehicle, police reported finding a Derringer .45-caliber pistol, one round of .45 caliber ammunition and five .410 shotgun rounds. In addition to aggravated assault, Naumann was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of firearm ammunition.

Next time, just go to bed

Brookfield police charged Downers Grove resident Charles P. Stahmer, 22, with disorderly conduct, trespassing and criminal damage to property after he reportedly was found trying to open the rear door of a home on the 9300 block of Monroe Avenue at 6 a.m., Dec. 4.

The homeowner called police when he and his wife discovered Stahmer standing at the rear door, which is inside an enclosed back porch. When police arrived, they said Stahmer was walking away from the house through the backyard.

When asked what he was doing there, Stahmer reportedly told police he was invited to an “after party” at the house of someone named “Raul” who lived near a fire station.

The homeowners told police they didn’t know Stahmer and that he didn’t have permission to be on their property. In addition, while Stahmer was banging on the rear door, he reportedly dislodged a large mirror from the wall by breaking a bracket holding it there.

Brookfield home burglarized

A resident of the 3600 block of Prairie Avenue, Brookfield, told police that someone broke into his home between 9 p.m. on Dec. 4 and noon on Dec. 5 and removed a Playstation 3 videogame system and numerous games.

According to the police report, the rear door was not locked during the time of the burglary.

Youth robbed of cellphone

North Riverside police charged two Chicago juveniles with robbery and battery after they allegedly took a 14-year-old Berwyn boy’s cellphone and punched him when he tried to get it back.

The victim told police he was in the vestibule of the food court at North Riverside Park Mall, 7501 Cermak Road, at 7:40 p.m. on Dec. 3 when he was approached by a 15-year-old boy who asked to use his Pantech cellphone.

The victim handed the boy his phone and the 15-year-old made a call, then began to walk away, giving the phone to his 16-year-old friend. When the victim grabbed the 16-year-old’s arm to try to get his phone back, he was punched in the face by both boys, who then ran east.

A bystander called police, who found the boys on a CTA bus, stopped at Harlem and Cermak. Police reportedly recovered the victim’s cellphone from the front jacket pocket of the 16-year-old assailant.

North Riverside police have petitioned the case to Cook County juvenile authorities.


North Riverside police charged Wilmington resident Ann Marie Bombis, 62, with driving under the influence on Dec. 3 after she allegedly drove her 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass into the back of a 2007 Mercury Mountaineer stopped for a red light at the train tracks on the 8200 block of Cermak Road just after 9 p.m.

The victim’s husband, who was driving behind Bombis, told police that Bombis’ vehicle swerved in and out of lanes while northbound on First Avenue, crossed the center line and almost struck several vehicles in the southbound lanes of traffic. He also reported to police that Bombis drove up on the curb before turning right onto Cermak Road and striking his wife’s SUV.

Bombis reportedly refused to take field sobriety tests, but a breath test indicated that her blood-alcohol level was .141, or nearly twice the legal limit of .08.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments from Nov. 30 to Dec. 6 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