Ex-boyfriend just can’t let go

Brookfield police charged a 37-year-old Chicago man with criminal trespassing, assault, criminal damage and telephone harassment and several traffic offenses on June 16 after he reportedly confronted his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend in the bedroom of her home in the 4400 block of Sunnyside Avenue and then rammed a blue van into the woman’s car, twice, for good measure.

According to the police report, Pedro J. Delgado Jr. broke up with the woman in January but continued to try to contact her. About midnight on June 16, he sent the woman a text message, which she ignored.

Moments later, the woman told police, she saw Delgado at the window of her second-floor bedroom. Delgado, who was standing on top of the van he had driven over, reportedly knocked over a TV set and pushed a window air-conditioning unit into the room.

As she went to call police, Delgado reportedly got into the van and rammed the woman’s car, left the scene and then came back to ram the car one more time. He was arrested about a half hour later at his brother’s home in Berwyn.

While Delgado’s offenses were all misdemeanors, an assistant Cook County state’s attorney told police that the criminal damage charges could be upgraded if the damage to the woman’s car was estimated to be more than $500.


A resident of the 2900 block of Lincoln Avenue, North Riverside, called police about 7:45 a.m. on June 15 to report that during the overnight hours someone had forced open the steel service door and removed a large box full of tools valued at about $5,000. Also missing was a miter saw valued at $300.

North Riverside police responded to the 9000 block of Forestview Avenue on June 16 around 12:30 a.m. after a resident reported a garage burglary in progress. The resident returned home to find the garage door open and a dark-colored vehicle parked on 14th Avenue. The homeowner’s bicycle appeared to be inside the vehicle.

A friend of the homeowner’s was able to pull the bike from the back seat of the offending vehicle, which fled northbound on 14th Avenue. Police also stated that a garage in the 2400 block of 14th Avenue had been targeted. The side door had been pried open, but nothing appeared missing, according to police.

A couple living in the 100 block of West Quincy Street, Riverside, called police after returning home about noon on June 13 and finding their residence had been burglarized.

According to police, the offenders gained entry by pulling a rear door out of its frame. The offenders targeted an upstairs bedroom, which was ransacked. Jewelry and cash were taken from the bedroom.

Truck hits rail bridge

A Miami, Fla., man driving a semi-tractor truck and pulling a flatbed trailer topped by a huge piece of construction equipment, was ticketed by Riverside police after he wedged the truck beneath the railroad bridge on First Avenue during the morning rush on June 11.

According to police, the permitted load for the truck was 80,000 pounds, but the flatbed load was 97,000 pounds. The driver had picked up the machinery in Wisconsin and was supposed to be traveling on Route 83 toward Indiana. The driver apparently became lost and ended up on First Avenue, where he struck the 14-foot-high railroad overpass.

Train traffic was halted for more than an hour in both directions until an engineering inspector cleared the bridge as safe for traffic. Meanwhile, the northbound lanes of First Avenue were closed between Ogden and Forest avenues from 7:35 a.m. to 9 a.m. In addition to being cited for an overweight load, the driver was ticketed for damage to a state structure and having a load over the permitted height.

DUI crash into guard rail

Riverside police charged a Stickney man with driving under the influence after he lost control of the black 2012 Ford Fusion he was driving and smashed into the guard rail just north of the Barrypoint Road bridge on June 15 around 3 a.m.

The 23-year-old driver told police that another car had cut him off, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. However, police determined that his blood-alcohol level was .203, which is nearly three times the legal limit of .08.

According to police, the vehicle was headed south on Barrypoint when the driver lost control at the Millbridge Road intersection, jumping the curb and striking the metal guardrail on the west side of the street head-on.

Neither the driver nor a male passenger was injured in the crash. In addition to DUI, the driver was cited for other traffic violations and damage to village property.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, June 10-16, 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.