Summit resident Jose M. Aguirre apparently thought cranking his Honda CBR100 motorcycle to 84 mph on First Avenue, Sunday afternoon, was a pretty swell idea. Riverside police didn’t agree.
The 36-year-old Aguirre was cited for going 40 miles an hour over the speed limit, along with other traffic offenses, while headed northbound at Waubansee Road on June 12.
While Sunday traffic is not nearly what it would be on the state highway during a weekday afternoon and nobody was injured as a result of his driving, Aguirre was tempting fate.
Last September, a Brookfield man was injured and his female passenger was killed when he allegedly slammed his Honda racing motorcycle into the back end of a car while riding southbound on First Avenue at Salt Creek.
According to Lyons police, James Duddleston II was going about 90 mph when he rear-ended a southbound car. Neither Duddleston nor his passenger, 24-year-old Lissette Loncola of Lyons, was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Duddleston spent six days in the hospital recovering from his injuries. Loncola died of head injuries sustained in the wreck.
Police charged Duddleston with reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence. His case is still pending in Cook County Circuit Court. He will appear again for a status hearing in front of a judge at the Bridgeview courthouse on July 14.
Aguirre was not charged with any criminal offenses. He was cited for speeding, driving on a suspended driver’s license, having no proof of insurance and not being licensed to drive a motorcycle.
Ramp, battery stolen from trucks
An employee of Express Care Auto, 9425 Ogden Ave. in Brookfield, reported to police on June 8 that some time during the previous two days, someone removed an aluminum loading ramp from a rental truck and a battery from another truck. The battery on a third truck had been disconnected but not taken. All of the trucks belonged to Budget Rental Trucks.
Riverside police charged Jose A. Barrera-Juarez, 37, with aggravated driving under the influence and obstructing a police officer after he was pulled over for speeding on June 12 and reportedly gave police a fraudulent driver’s license to identify himself.
Police stopped Barrera-Juarez about 4 a.m. on Sunday when an officer reported clocking his gray Dodge pickup, going southbound on Harlem Avenue, at 48 mph in a 30-mph zone.
Barrera-Juarez was stopped at Pershing Road and handed the officer an Indiana driver’s license. He failed field sobriety tests and police also reported finding an open bottle of hard lemonade and an open can of beer inside the truck. Barrera-Juarez’s blood-alcohol level was reported to be .198, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08.
A fingerprint check also revealed Barrera-Juarez’s true identity. Police learned his license had been revoked for a previous DUI conviction.
TV goes missing
A resident of the 3800 block of Blanchan Avenue, Brookfield, told police that on June 10 at 2:30 p.m., he left his house to pick up his wife from the airport. When he arrived back home about 4 p.m., a 42-inch flat-panel TV was found missing from the living room.
There were no signs of forced entry, according to police, leading the homeowner to surmise that the TV may have been taken by a family member and his friend, who was paroled in May from state prison, where he had been serving time for retail theft and drug convictions.
Mom arrested for ‘trying to protect son’
Riverside police charged a 51-year-old Riverside woman with obstructing a police officer after she reportedly tried to protect her 17-year-old son from being identified as the driver of a car that crashed into a parked vehicle near Herrick and Delaplaine roads on June 6.
Police got a 911 call from a witness who said that after a Toyota Camry struck a parked Toyota Rav 4 at about 10:30 a.m., the driver, a younger male, got out and ran from the scene.
While police were on the scene, a woman approached police saying the car was hers but allegedly wouldn’t conclusively state that her son was the driver.
Around noon, police were patrolling near the family’s home in the 200 block of East Burlington Street when they reported seeing two people trying to pry open a basement window. One of the two turned out to be the 17-year-old boy suspected of driving the Camry, who was simply trying to get into his locked home.
The boy reportedly told police he was the driver of the car and that he ran from the scene because he had no driver’s license or insurance and wanted to tell his mom about the crash.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, June 6-12, 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