Man allegedly fought with police

Chicago resident Dino Campos, 36, faces felony aggravated battery charges to a police officer after he allegedly kicked one Brookfield police officer in the chest while being arrested during a domestic violence incident on Dec. 23 and then reportedly kicked a chair into another police officer while allegedly scuffling with officers inside the Brookfield police lockup later that night.

According to police, a reportedly highly intoxicated Campos threatened to punch his fiancée’s 58-year-old father at a residence in the 4600 block of Blanchan Avenue at about 20:50 p.m. About 10 minutes earlier, Campos had knocked on the door of a residence in the 4600 block of DuBois Boulevard, thinking it was his fiancée’s home. That resident phoned police and when Campos eventually returned to his fiancée’s home, her father reportedly told him to calm down and stop causing a disturbance in the neighborhood.

When Campos threatened her father, police said, his fiancée called police.

Campos was reportedly aggressive with police from the start, resisted arrest and fought with police. After Campos allegedly kicked a chair at an officer in the lockup, police used a Taser to subdue him and get him into a cell.

In addition to the two felonies, Campos was charged with resisting arrest, assault and criminal damage to property for allegedly spitting all over the back seat of a police squad car.


Child endangerment

North Riverside police charged a 31-year-old Cicero woman with endangering the life of a child after leaving two children, ages 3 and 4, inside an unattended vehicle in the parking lot at Kohl’s, 2200 Harlem Ave., on Dec. 23.

Police received a 911 call at 5:18 p.m. and arrived to find the two children sleeping in the back of a 2014 Kia SUV. The woman returned to the vehicle at 5:41 p.m. The high temperature on Dec. 23 in Chicago was 50 degrees, according to


Passed out at wheel

Brookfield police charged a 39-year-old village resident with driving under influence after they reported finding him passed out in the driver’s seat of his 2009 Chevy, with the driver’s side window wide open and music blaring from the stereo in the 9100 block of Sahler Avenue on Dec. 23 at about 4:35 a.m.

According to the police report, the man said he had drunk a 12-pack of beer earlier that night and that he lived at an address that was about a block away.


Garage, vehicle break-ins

  • Brookfield police are searching for a man believed to be connected to at least one garage burglary last week. A resident of the 3100 block of Elm Avenue called police on Dec. 22 to report that someone had entered his garage during the overnight hours and rummaged through a pickup truck that was parked inside.

A video surveillance camera inside the garage showed a man inside the garage during the overnight hours. The resident subsequently posted photos of the suspect on the Brookfield Connections page on Facebook.

Brookfield Lt. Edward Petrak said police are tracking down leads regarding a suspect.

In addition a resident of the 3200 block of Elm Avenue reported that and iPhone and a two pairs of Oakley sunglasses were stolen from his vehicle sometime between Dec. 20 and Dec. 23.

Then on Dec. 24, a resident of the 3200 block of Maple Avenue called police to report that sometime in the previous few days someone had entered his garage  and removed an external computer hard drive from his vehicle.

  • A 47-year-old Homewood man contacted North Riverside police on Dec. 28 to report that several days earlier someone had stolen Christmas gifts from his 2006 GMC work van.

The man told police that one Dec. 24 he was at the North Riverside Park Mall, 7501 Cermak Road, to do Christmas shopping. After arriving home from the mall, he went to retrieve items he placed behind the driver’s seat and they were gone.

According to the man, the passenger side door lock had been punched in. Among the items missing were a pair of diamond earrings, a diamond necklace, two sweaters, a pair of jeans and a cloth tool bag containing work tools.

  • A resident of the 9000 block of 22nd Place, North Riverside, called police on Dec. 22 to report that during the overnight hours, someone had entered an unlocked Kia van and removed a Coach purse containing identification cards, gift cards and about $10 in cash.


Merry f@#*%ing Christmas

  • A 56-year-old Brookfield man called police on Dec. 25 at about 9 p.m. after finding a note placed on the windshield of his black pickup truck, which was parked two inches over a yellow parking line at an apartment complex in the 8600 block of Brookfield Avenue.

The note read, “You park this truck like an ass****. Merry f***ing Christmas, jerk off. Learn how to take one f***ing spot, d***. You have any questions, I live at …”

The complainant said he’d be more mindful of his parking. Police left a phone message with a letter writer, telling him to avoid further contact with the owner of the truck and contact them.

  • Police were called to a residence in the 2300 block of Westover Avenue, North Riverside, on Dec. 23 at about 9:20 p.m. to respond to a domestic disturbance. The woman who contacted police told officers that she and her husband got into an argument, during which the husband began to drag the Christmas tree out the front door.

The husband told police he would fix the ornaments and put the tree back into the living room.



  • A package delivered on Dec. 24 by the U.S Post Office to a home in the 9300 block of Washington Avenue, Brookfield, was stolen, according to police.

The package which contained a helmet light for a firefighter’s helmet was supposed to be delivered to the back door of the residence between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., a woman told police.

When no package materialized, the woman called the company from which she made the purchase. Their records showed the item had been delivered as promised.

  • A resident of the 3200 block of Maple Avenue, Brookfield, contacted police on Dec. 26 after checking his mail. One of the items, an envelope from his union, had been cleanly cut on two sides. His union card was missing.
  • A resident of the 8000 block of 30th Street, North Riverside, called police on Dec. 27 to report that both Roy Strom garbage and recycling containers were missing from behind his garage.
  • The manager of CVS, 7200 Cermak Road in North Riverside, contacted police on Dec. 26 to report that about 60 red plastic storage containers were taken from a locked, fenced storage area behind the store during the overnight hours of Dec. 24-25.

The gate was observed to be open and a cut padlock was found on the ground.


Cars damaged by BB gun

A resident of the 4500 block of Park Avenue, Brookfield, flagged down a police officer on Dec. 24 at about 11 a.m. to report that three vehicles in the area had been damaged by shots from a BB gun between Dec. 19 and Dec. 21.


These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, Dec. 21-28, 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