Boy shot in mouth with a BB gun

North Riverside police reported on June 29 that a 12-year-old Broadview boy intentionally shot a 12-year-old North Riverside boy in the mouth with a BB gun, cracking a tooth.

According to the police report, the victim was inside his garage with two acquaintances, repairing a bicycle. When the boys were done, one of the acquaintances reportedly pulled out a BB gun and pointed it at the victim. The victim told the other boy not to shoot, but he did anyway, hitting the victim in the mouth.

The offender then allegedly stated, “I shot that m———-r in the face” before leaving
the scene.

Police said the victim’s father didn’t want to pursue the matter criminally but may pursue it in civil court to recoup costs from dental bills.

Out of control

Brookfield police charged a 16-year-old Lyons boy with aggravated battery to a police officer, criminal trespassing and other offenses after he reportedly fought with police officers who suspected him of burglarizing a vehicle near Jaycee/Ehlert Park on June 29 about 9:40 p.m.

Police turned the boy over to Cook County juvenile authorities, who held him prior to a July 1 hearing.

According to the police report, a witness told police the boy had opened his neighbor’s car door and ran away through Ehlert Park after the witness scared him away. Police located the boy inside the park and began to question him about the incident involving the vehicle and about a bag he dropped while inside the park.

As one officer went to retrieve the bag, the boy reportedly elbowed another officer in the mouth and attempted to flee but was taken into custody. Once inside the squad car, the boy reportedly kicked at a window, bending the door frame. On the way to the police station, the boy allegedly kicked out the rear passenger side window and spit at the officer driving him there.

Police later learned that the boy had just been released from the juvenile detention center related to a domestic battery incident.

In addition, police charged the boy with criminal damage to property and resisting arrest.

Brookfield business burglarized

The owner of Brix Inc., 9403 Ogden Ave. in Brookfield, called police on June 28 to report that someone had burglarized the business sometime in the past two days.

The victim said he arrived at work at June 28 at 2:30 p.m. and noticed a 24-by-18-inch window was broken out and that the blinds, which he left open, were closed.

A filing cabinet and a desk inside the business appeared to have been ransacked, with miscellaneous papers scattered on the floor. About $800 in cash had been taken from a drawer, according to the report, and a set of car keys had been stolen.

The window apparently had been broken by a large brick found at the scene. Other valuable items, including a laptop computer and copy machine, were left undisturbed, police reported.

Take your purse with you

A 62-year-old Brookfield woman contacted police on June 27 about noon after someone stole her purse from her car while she went inside the Clark gas station minimart, 3045 Maple Ave. in Brookfield, to pay for gas.

A witness told the woman a man driving what appeared to be a gold or beige Chevy with a baby in the back seat, entered the victim’s car, took the purse and then drove away northbound on Maple Avenue.

Including the kitchen sink

A representative of the bank that owns a vacant home in the 500 block of Berkeley Road, Riverside, contacted police, June 30, to report that someone removed more than $5,500 in kitchen appliances and kitchen and bathroom fixtures, including sinks, faucets and light fixtures from the home.

The items appeared to have been removed some time ago, according to police, but had not been immediately reported. There were no signs of forced entry.

Actually, more than enough

A 45-year-old Cicero woman, pulled over on June 25 at 1:10 a.m. for suspicion of drunk driving, told a police officer, “Not enough,” when he asked her how much she had been drinking that night.

But a breath test reportedly revealed that the woman, who had been celebrating the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup win, had a blood-alcohol level of .226, or almost three times the legal limit of .08.

A police officer reported stopping the woman’s 2012 Nissan SUV near 14th Avenue and Cermak Road as it headed westbound, because it was swerving between lanes and traveling at 48 mph in a 35-mph zone.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, June 24-30, 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.