Police from Brookfield and the suburban Major Case Assistance Team (MCAT) raided the apartment of an alleged drug dealer in Brookfield last week, snaring their suspect, a stash of crack cocaine and cash inside the residence.
Isaiah K. Grace, 36, is in Cook County Jail on $200,000 bail after being charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver. Police obtained a search warrant for Grace’s apartment in the 4600 block of Grove Avenue and executed the warrant on July 13 at 6:41 a.m.
Inside the residence, police reported finding, under the cushion of a loveseat, a brown paper bag with three plastic bags inside of it, containing 9.9 grams of crack cocaine. Drug-sniffing dogs reportedly indicated the scent of drugs in two bedrooms, the living room and kitchen and on a pile of money, amounting to $727, on top of a bedroom dresser.
Police also searched Grace’s 2002 Chrysler Concorde, but that search revealed no further drugs.
A 34-year-old Maywood woman at Grace’s apartment at the time of the raid was taken into custody initially by police, but was later released without being charged.
21-year-old woman found dead
Brookfield police say that foul play is not suspected in the death of a 21-year-old Brookfield woman, found unresponsive by a former boyfriend on a bed in that family’s home in the 3300 block of Sunnyside Avenue on July 17.
According to the police report, the woman had a history of drug use. The woman’s ex-boyfriend reportedly told police he hadn’t seen her in three months and had called her at about 12:30 a.m. to see how she was doing.
The ex-boyfriend picked her up at her home and drove back to his house, where they talked until about 12:50 a.m. The boyfriend told police that the woman went to the bathroom for about five minutes when they arrived at his house, but said he had no idea if the woman had taken any drugs.
At 4 a.m., the woman’s cellphone alarm woke up her ex-boyfriend. The man tried to wake her up, but she was unresponsive.
Man robbed of bike at gunpoint
A 19-year-old North Riverside resident told police that at about 8:20 p.m. on July 17, he was riding his bike in the alley behind Cermak Road between 14th and 15th avenues when he was approached by two teenagers.
One of the teens pulled out a black handgun and stated, “Give me what you got.” When the victim refused, one of the teens reached into the victim’s pocket, pulling out a cellphone and iPod. The two teens then fled the area, one to the west and the other across Cermak Road into the Broadview Village Square shopping center parking lot.
Brookfield home burglarized
A resident of the 4300 block of DuBois Boulevard, Brookfield, told police on July 17 that some time between 12:30 and 6:45 a.m., someone entered the rear door of the family’s home and removed a 42-inch flat panel TV, two iPods and two cellphones along with a wallet and car keys from the living room.
The man’s wife told police she had secured the deadbolt on the rear door before going to bed, but police reported no signs of forced entry.
Asleep at the wheel
Riverside police charged Stickney resident Gabriel Rangel, 41, with driving under the influence after a Lyons police officer reported seeing him passed out behind the wheel of his 2001 Mitsubishi, which was stopped at the light at Ogden Avenue and Miller Road at 3:06 a.m. on July 17.
The Lyons officer reported that Rangel’s car sat at the light through three cycles. Riverside police reported that Rangel failed field sobriety tests and that his blood-alcohol level was .117, which is more than the legal limit of .08.
Get out of my way
North Riverside police charged Antonio Cerda, 50, of Cicero, with aggravated assault after he allegedly threatened a disabled 48-year-old Chicago man and his 46-year-old wife, who were apparently walking too slowly in front of Cerda’s GMC pickup in the parking lot of Aldi, 2000 Harlem Ave.
The victim told police he walks slowly due to a knee brace he has to wear, the result of a previous stroke. Cerda, waiting for the two to clear the area in front of his vehicle, reportedly yelled, “Get out of the way you [expletive]!” and then got out of his vehicle and snapped open a pocket knife with a 3-inch blade.
The victim called police, who arrested Cerda and reported finding a knife in his pants pocket.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, July 11-July 18, 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