A 15-year-old LaGrange Park girl called Brookfield police on Sept. 21 about 7:30 p.m. to report an unknown man was following her and had called out to her from a distance, “Hey, girl, come over here!”

The girl told police the subject had left the area just prior to police arriving. He was described as an older male subject with a bald head and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

He was last seen walking southbound on Forest Avenue from Washington Avenue, according to the police report. Brookfield police searched the area without success. Meanwhile, a police officer gave the girl a ride to her destination and contacted her mother to let her know what had happened.

DUI twice in two weeks  

A 22-year-old Burbank man has been charged with driving under the influence by Riverside police — twice within a two-week period.

On Sept. 19 about 3:05 a.m. an officer reported that a northbound vehicle swerved and nearly struck his northbound squad car, which was also northbound and stopped for a red light at Harlem Avenue and East Quincy Street. 

The officer followed the vehicle, clocked it traveling 50 mph in a 30 mph zone and stopped it at 26th Street. Upon making contact with the driver, the police officer immediately recognized him as a subject he arrested for DUI in Riverside on Sept. 5.

When asked for identification, the driver reportedly handed the officer the ticket he issued for the Sept. 5 incident. In that incident, the driver had been stopped for speeding and crossing the center line. Police during the earlier incident also reported recovering an open bottle of bourbon and an open bottle of tequila from the vehicle.

Bikes stolen

A 51-year-old Brookfield woman contacted police on Sept. 24 to report that her brown/beige Schwinn Hybrid bicycle had been stolen from the bike rack outside the Prairie Avenue train station sometime between 7:35 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The woman told police the bike had been locked to the rack. The loss was valued at $150.

A 36-year-old Brookfield man contacted police on Sept. 24 to report that someone stole his Trek men’s mountain bike from the rack outside the Congress Park train station sometime between 6:10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The man told police he had secured the bike to the rack with a lock. The bike was valued at about $500.

Bad idea

A 57-year-old Brookfield woman called 911 to report a fire at her Grand Boulevard residence on Sept. 27 about 1:50 p.m. Police and firefighters arrived to find that a living room rug had caught fire, but that the blaze had been extinguished by the resident.

The woman told police she was smoking a cigarette and believed that ashes from the cigarette fell on to the rug, starting the fire.

Police noted that the woman was wearing tubing connected to an oxygen tank to help her breathe. She was advised that she should not be smoking while attached to an oxygen machine.  

Watch out!

Brookfield police cited a woman for improper backing after she allegedly backed her vehicle into a 61-year-old Brookfield man on a bicycle as she backed out of her driveway in the 3400 block of Grand Boulevard on Sept. 28 about 7:05 a.m.

The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics for minor injuries, according to the police report.

A 10-year-old boy riding a Razor scooter reportedly ran into a motorcycle and was knocked to the ground as he tried to cross the street near the intersection of Plainfield Road and 44th Place on Sept. 21 about 7:10 p.m.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 56-year-old LaGrange man, said he was riding northeast on Plainfield Road when the boy crashed into the left side of his motorcycle. The driver said he dropped the motorcycle to the ground, hopping off as it slid about 100 feet. The motorcycle driver said he was uninjured and refused treatment by paramedics.

Paramedics transported the boy to LaGrange Memorial Hospital with unspecified injuries.

Who? For what?

While checking the Congress Park train tunnel on Sept. 28 about 8:30 a.m., a Brookfield police officer noted some graffiti on the outbound platform. The graffiti included “Fix this dump” and “Truph for Presidnt.” 

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, Sept. 19-29, 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