A Cook County grand jury on April 8 indicted a Brookfield man on 48 total counts of criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse connected to his alleged sexual relationship with a 14-year-old Brookfield girl.
Anthony Santoyo, 51, remains in Cook County Jail, held without bond, awaiting his April 28 arraignment at Maybrook Courthouse.
According to police, Santoyo began a sexual relationship with the girl in November 2010. The girl’s father called police on March 13 when the girl and the man went to the North Riverside Park Mall and never returned. They returned home the following morning at 11 a.m. after spending the night at a Franklin Park motel.
The girl reportedly confided to a relative that she had an ongoing sexual relationship with Santoyo, who reportedly admitted to police to having sex with the girl on eight occasions.
Brookfielder goes berserk
Anthony J. Loader Jr., 18, of Brookfield was charged with a felony count of criminal damage to property and misdemeanors, including criminal damage to property, reckless driving, resisting arrest and attempting to escape by allegedly punching out a squad car window after going berserk, following an argument with his pregnant girlfriend.
Police were called to the scene after a 911 caller stated a man was forcibly pulling a woman down Sahler Avenue from Elm Avenue at 3 a.m. on April 4. A police SUV had to swerve out of the way to avoid being rammed by Loader’s car, which sped toward the officer southbound on the 4500 block of Park Avenue. Another police squad car blocked the intersection, and Loader exited the vehicle and allegedly challenged police.
After failing to physically subdue him, police fired a Taser gun at Loader and handcuffed him. Inside the squad car, Loader was able to get his hands in front of him, broke out the passenger side window and tried to escape, police said, before an officer forced him back into the vehicle.
Police reported that Loader forced his girlfriend into his car after an argument and that he knew the vehicle he was speeding toward was a police vehicle. Loader’s girlfriend, who was not hurt during the incident, refused to file a complaint against him, said police.
That’s not an emergency
Forest View resident Joseph Lawless, 21, faces drunk driving charges and a Class A misdemeanor charge for speeding after a police officer clocked him driving 83 mph southbound on Harlem Avenue at 2:30 a.m. on April 10.
After being stopped by police, Lawless reportedly told the officer he was driving so fast because he was responding to an emergency – another man was talking to his girlfriend. The officer told Lawless that did not qualify as an emergency, and charged him with speeding 53 mph over the limit. If convicted, Lawless faces a fine of $1,000 or up to a year in jail.
Lawless’ blood-alcohol level was reported to be .169, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08.
Mom charged for kids’ truancy
Riverside police charged a 35-year-old Brookfield woman with three Class C misdemeanors after she failed to respond to repeated requests from administrators at Riverside-Brookfield High School to send her three teenage children to school.
The school signed the complaints against the woman on March 15. She turned herself in to Riverside police on April 10.
According to the police report, the woman’s 18-year-old daughter missed 46.5 days of school this year, while her 15-year-old son missed 57 days and her 16-year-old daughter missed 75.5 days.
Brookfield car break-ins
Brookfield police reported several vehicles were broken into in the village during the past week.
Police received four reports of unlocked vehicles broken into on April 4, two on the 4500 block of Sunnyside Avenue, one on the 4000 block of Blanchan Avenue and one on the 8900 block of Ogden Avenue. Nothing was taken from two of the vehicles, but a wallet containing $150 was taken from one minivan.
On April 6, someone gained entry to an unlocked vehicle parked in the 8400 block of Rockefeller Avenue and rifled through it.
On April 10, small change and five CDs were taken from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 9000 block of Southview Avenue.
Meanwhile on April 7, a 27-year-old Berwyn man reported to North Riverside police that someone stole a radio faceplate and the contents of the glove box from a 1999 Ford van parked in a lot on the 7300 block of 25th St. There were no signs of forced entry.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, April 4-10, 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