A 23-year-old Brookfield man who says he worked as a doorman at a bar on Grand Boulevard in Brookfield has been charged with two felony drug offenses, including possession of cannabis and possession with intent to deliver after police reported finding 482 grams of cannabis inside his truck on April 1.

Police stopped a 1990 Ford pickup truck driven by Jeramy K. Luttrell after an officer noticed the truck pull out of a parking space in front of the Local Bar and Grill, 3733 Grand Blvd., and into the alley behind the bar about 9 p.m. After 30 seconds, the car exited the alley and turned without signaling onto northbound Prairie Avenue, where the truck nearly struck a southbound vehicle, police said.

An officer stopped Luttrell’s truck and asked him why he was pulling out of the alley. Luttrell allegedly told the officer he worked there as a doorman and was going home on a work break.

According to the report, the officer detected an odor of cannabis coming from inside the truck. A search of the truck revealed a clear plastic bag containing cannabis inside a brown paper bag on the floor of the truck.

Police stated that four text messages on Luttrell’s phone, including two from that evening, indicated he was selling the cannabis. He was also cited for three traffic offenses.

Angry man targets wrong car

Brookfield police charged Vincent J. Mamolella, 48, of LaGrange Park, with criminal damage to property after he allegedly threw a hubcap through the rear window of a 1992 Ford Crown Victoria parked on the 3700 block of Grand Boulevard around 10:30 p.m. on April 1.

According to the police report, Mamolella and two other men entered the Local Bar and Grill, 3733 Grand Blvd. and confronted a man at the bar. Mamolella reportedly punched the man before he was escorted out. Before leaving, Mamolella got a hub cap from the trunk of his car and threw it though the Ford’s rear window.

The car belonged to a 75-year-old Brookfield man who was not involved in the incident. The 22-year-old man reportedly targeted by Mamolella refused to press battery charges, according to police.

Serving alcohol to minors

Also on April 1 at the Local Bar and Grill, 3733 Grand Blvd., Brookfield police cited two employees for serving alcohol to a pair of undercover police agents who were 20 and 19 years old.

According to the report, the two were served beer without being asked for an ID.

Co-worker nabbed for theft

Juan M. Ramirez, 23, of Cicero, faces felony counts of theft and criminal trespass after he allegedly entered a female co-worker’s Riverside residence and stole two laptop computers and jewelry when he knew she wouldn’t be home.

According to police, Ramirez and a 30-year-old female co-worker patronized a Chicago bar until 4 a.m. recently and parted after an argument over the fact that the woman refused to drive home. She ended up taking a cab, but Ramirez reportedly drove her car home without her knowing it.

The next day, she learned Ramirez had her car. He told her she could pick it up at their place of work. When she did so, she was given only the keys to her car; her house keys were missing.

When she returned home, she noticed her residence had been burglarized.

At 5:30 p.m. on March 28, Ramirez reportedly called his co-worker, admitting he took the items and saying he’d drop them off later.

The co-worker called police, who were waiting for Ramirez when he came back about an hour later.

DUI charges in rollover crash

A Brookfield man who may have blacked out at the wheel of his car is lucky to have escaped injury after it hit the curb on First Avenue near Waubansee Road and rolled over about 3 a.m. on April 3.

When paramedics and police arrived on the scene, they found Nicholas A. Zientek, 20, outside his 1994 Plymouth Duster, which had been headed northbound on First Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle. Zientek was unhurt and reportedly told police he didn’t know what happened.

Police stated Zientek’s blood-alcohol level was .168, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08. He was charged with driving under the influence and cited for having no proof of insurance, improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, March 30 to April 4, 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