TV door prize taken from Brookfield home

A resident of the 3800 block of Woodside Avenue, Brookfield, reported to police on May 21 that sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 9:28 p.m., an offender or offenders made entry to the home through an unlocked rear sliding-glass door and removed a 50-inch LG flat-panel TV from the living room.

The TV, which the family had won as a door prize at a charity event, was still in the box, according to the police report.

Also on May 21, a resident of the 4500 block of Deyo Avenue, Brookfield, reported to police at 7:39 a.m. that during the overnight hours someone broke a basement window and attempted to gain entry to the house.

Police stated that a pane of glass near the driveway had been broken, but a burglar bar was still intact. The inside window latch had been released, indicating that someone may have broken the window and reached inside to try to open it.


A cab driver who picked up two customers in Chicago was stiffed when he got to the Brookfield address that was their destination.

The driver, a 49-year-old man from Des Plaines, told police he picked up two customers at Grand and Racine avenues in Chicago and was told to drive to an address in the 4200 block of Blanchan Avenue, Brookfield.

One of the passengers got out of the cab en route to Brookfield, but the other, a woman, stayed in the cab all the way to Blanchan Avenue.

When she got there, she informed the cab driver she had no money or a credit card to pay. She exited the cab when it stopped at 47th Street and Eberly Avenue and was last seen walking northbound on Eberly.

The owner of a 2001 Peterbilt semi-tractor truck, who parks his vehicle in a lot in the 9100 block of Plainfield Road, Brookfield, reported to police on May 22 that during the overnight hours someone stole the stainless-steel cover for the truck’s battery compartment.

No other trucks in the lot appeared to be tampered with. The value of the cover was estimated at $600.

A resident of the 3200 block of Sunnyside Avenue, Brookfield, reported to police on May 20 that during the overnight hours someone removed a Tony Hawk BMX-style bicycle from the backyard.

Whoever took the bike apparently left a mauve-colored Raleigh Uptown bicycle in its place. That bicycle, which did not belong to the homeowner, was left against the backyard fence. Police recovered the Raleigh bicycle from the scene.

A resident of the 4400 block of Madison Avenue, Brookfield, told police on May 24 that during the overnight hours someone stole a white 2001 Oldsmobile Bravada from the driveway of his residence.

Chicago police apparently ran the vehicle’s license plate number three times between 2:30 and 3 a.m., but that was prior to the car being reported stolen.

Felony DUI

Chicago resident Amador R. Ayala faces felony drunk driving charges after he was stopped for allegedly driving his 2000 Chevy Suburban 50 mph while eastbound in the 8200 block of Cermak Road at about 2:05 a.m. on May 23.

Ayala reportedly was driving erratically and appeared to be intoxicated when a police officer pulled him over. Ayala reportedly told the officer he thought he was in Elmhurst. His blood-alcohol level was reported to be .192, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08.

Ayala was charged with a felony, because he has two prior DUI convictions, in 1993 and 1995.

Put your pants on

A 52-year-old Brookfield woman called police at 6 a.m. on May 23 when she saw a man dressed in only his underwear, sleeping on a table inside a Laundromat in the 9200 block of Broadway Avenue, Brookfield.

Police talked to the 57-year-old man, who was reportedly homeless, and transported him to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn for observation. He was not charged with any offense.

What the …

Someone called Riverside police on May 20 at 8:37 a.m. to report that every morning a man parks his pickup truck in the lot at Indian Gardens in the 300 block of Fairbank Road, changes into a pair of spandex pants and a pair of fake buttocks and then jogs along the path.

Police reported that a similar complaint had been made in 2010. An officer responded to the area but made no arrest, as the man is breaking no laws, according to police.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, May 20-24, 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.