Alleged sex assault at Brookfield motel

Brookfield police say they are continuing to investigate an alleged sexual assault that occurred at an Ogden Avenue motel last month and was reported to Cicero police on April 29.

Few details are available about the incident, except that the two people involved — a 45-year-old man and 40-year-old woman, both Cicero residents — were reportedly in a dating relationship at the time.

After they were told of the incident, Cicero police investigated the matter and determined that the alleged assault took place at the Brookfield Motel, 8809 Ogden Ave.

According to police, the two reportedly had consensual sex earlier on the day of the incident. Later that day, the man allegedly had sex with the woman against her will.

Purse snatched in Brookfield

An unknown man snatched a purse from the arm of a 77-year-old Lyons woman while she was sitting in a parked car in the 4000 block of Raymond Avenue in Brookfield at about 2:50 p.m. on May 4.

The victim reportedly dropped off a friend at the front door of an Ogden Avenue restaurant and then parked her car on Raymond Avenue. While she was sitting in the parked car, a tall, slim man wearing a straw hat, plaid shirt and blue jeans came up to her and grabbed her white purse off her arm and ran northwest through the alley behind the 9400 block of Ogden Avenue.

The purse contained ID, a checkbook and $14 in cash. The victim was not injured during the incident.

Running from rollover

Brookfield police charged LaGrange resident Jose Mendoza, 36, with driving on a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident and other offenses after he reportedly crashed his 1998 Infiniti QX4, rolling it over and striking a parked 2007 Honda in the 3900 block of Prairie Avenue on May 5 at 2:14 p.m.

Witnesses told police that a man crawled out of the vehicle and ran southbound on Prairie Avenue. Police later discovered Mendoza hiding inside a garage in the 4000 block of Vernon Avenue.

He reportedly told police he ran because his license was suspended and he was upset at finding out his girlfriend had been cheating on him.

Celebrating with a DUI

A 58-year-old Brookfield woman faces felony drunk-driving charges after a night of celebrating the reinstatement of her driver’s license — from a previous DUI conviction.

Police pulled over Erin James just after 2 a.m. on May 3 in the 3400 block of Harlem Avenue, allegedly for speeding. She reportedly failed field sobriety tests and had a blood-alcohol level of .155, which is almost two times the legal limit of .08.

James’ license was suspended due to a 2012 DUI conviction. She reportedly told police she had been drinking at a bar in Forest Park to celebrate the fact that she would soon be getting her license back from that arrest in five days.

Domestic battery

A 51-year-old Brookfield man who is reportedly a fifth-degree black belt in karate was charged with two counts of domestic battery and resisting arrest after he reportedly attacked a 23-year-old Brookfield man and shoved his mother during an incident at the woman’s home on May 3 just prior to midnight.

The offender reportedly battered the woman previously, but she did not report that incident out of fear. The man, who is the woman’s fiancé, had been living at the home.

He was charged with resisting arrest after refusing to comply with police orders and pulling away from an officer who was trying to handcuff him.


A resident of Maplewood Road, Riverside, reported to police on May 3 that someone had tampered with the locking mechanism of a wall safe inside his home. A $2 bill collection that the man had placed inside an envelope in the safe appeared to be missing.

The owner of a karaoke business reported to police in Brookfield on May 4 that someone stole a rolling suitcase containing various pieces of karaoke equipment from her Pontiac SUV, which was parked outside a tavern in the 3700 block of Grand Boulevard on the night of May 2.

An employee at Castle Buick, 7400 Cermak Road, North Riverside, reported to police on May 2 that while he was at work that morning, someone smashed out the passenger side window of his 1998 Toyota Corolla, which was parked in the dealership’s rear lot, and removed a shopping bag containing cosmetics and a new wallet.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, April 29 to May 5, 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.