Berwyn man charged with peeping in windows

A 38-year-old Berwyn man was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct last week after he reportedly admitted to looking at two women through the windows of a building in the 100 block of East Quincy Street on April 9 about 11:30 p.m.

Both victims live in the same unit, said police. They complained that on two separate occasions that night, a man came up to the ground-level windows, whose curtains were not closed, and watched the two women getting ready for bed.

One of the victims dialed 911 to report the incident, and police detained a subject about one block east of the scene. The man told police he was taking a walk, and officers could not specifically link him with the incident.

However, at 2:30 a.m. on April 10, police found a vehicle several blocks away from the scene. The registered owner had the same last name as the man police had questioned hours earlier.

So police contacted the man later on April 10 and requested he come in to talk about the incident some more. At that time, the man reportedly gave police a written statement that he had peeped through the windows of the unit after walking through the neighborhood smoking cannabis.

 

Burglary from vehicle

A resident of the 3600 block of Morton Avenue, Brookfield, called police on April 7 to report that his 2000 Mercedes-Benz had been burglarized while parked behind his garage for the previous 24 hours.

Police observed that there were pry marks near the front driver’s side window, which was cracked. The rear driver’s side window was also damaged. An older model laptop computer and a power drill were missing from the back seat area, according to the police report.

Brookfield police reported that a 2014 Toyota Corolla was burglarized during the overnight hours of April 11-12 as it sat parked on the street in the 4500 block of DuBois Boulevard.

According to police, the vehicle was left unlocked. Missing from the vehicle were a Garmin GPS unit and an iPhone charger cord.

 

Auto theft

A 45-year-old Stickney man called 911 on April 12 about 9:40 p.m. after his red 2006 Chevy Cobalt was stolen from a parking space near Ogden Avenue in the 4000 block of Elm Avenue after he left it unattended momentarily.

According to the police report, the man said he was dropping off a rental car at the time of the incident. The man started up his own vehicle, which had been parked in a spot near the rental business, and then left it unlocked and running as he walked around the corner to put the keys to the rental car in the drop box.

Moments later, he heard the engine of his car revving and then saw it driving away northbound on Elm Avenue. The victim called police, who spotted the vehicle near Eight Corners and engaged in a short pursuit before breaking off the chase. The vehicle was last seen approaching 31st Street on northbound Park Avenue. Police also reported that the vehicle struck a parked car as it fled the area.

A resident of the 4500 block of Maple Avenue, Brookfield, contacted police on April 8 to report that her husband’s silver 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser had been stolen from the 9200 block of Sahler Avenue, where it had been parked since April 1.

The woman told police she didn’t remember if the vehicle had been locked, but that her husband kept a spare key to the ignition in the center console.

Police learned that the car had been found abandoned by Cook County Sheriff’s Police, who were investigating the circumstances.

 

Trailer hitch stolen

A resident of the 9300 block of Burlington Avenue, Brookfield, called police on April 9 to report that his black Ford F-150 pickup truck had been damaged, possibly by a pellet gun as it was parked in front of his residence since April 6. The damage was limited to the area below the rear passenger side door handle.

To make matters worse, someone had also stolen a Reese trailer hitch from the rear of the truck. He noticed it was missing as he spoke to police about the damage to the door.

 

Garage burglary

Brookfield police responded to the 3100 block of Sunnyside Avenue on April 9 after a resident called to report his garage had been burglarized in the past month. Missing from the garage, which had an unlocked service door, was a space heater, an Echo blower and a Toro power washer.

 

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, April 6-12, 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