Brookfield police reported that the man responsible for initiating a head-on crash near the intersection of Plainfield Road and 47th Street on Dec. 5 about 10:40 p.m. was not only intoxicated but had never been issued a driver’s license.
Eduardo Santoyo, 32, of Chicago faces felony charges for driving under the influence of alcohol after his 1993 Toyota Rav 4 accelerated as a 1999 Jeep Cherokee was turning left from 47th Street onto Plainfield Road, striking it almost head-on.
No one was seriously injured in the crash, though Santoyo and an unidentified passenger were transported to a local hospital for treatment, according to police.
Both the driver of the Jeep and the driver of a vehicle following directly behind the Toyota stated that the Toyota was traveling at a slow rate of speed while westbound on 47th Street.
The person driving behind the Toyota said the vehicle was going about 15 mph and swerving between lanes. As the Jeep started to turn left, the Jeep suddenly accelerated, according to the police report, and plowed into the Jeep.
Inside the Toyota, police reported recovering a 1.75-liter bottle of whiskey that was about 90 percent empty.
When police asked the driver, Santoyo, how much he had had to drink, Santoyo reportedly replied, “Too much.”
As of Monday evening, Santoyo was being held at Cook County Jail with his bond set at $5,000. He has a Dec. 9 court date at the Maybrook courthouse.
Caught after 10 years on the run
A man who successfully avoided apprehension by police for warrants dating back to 2005 by using an assumed name is back in custody after Riverside police stopped him for a routine traffic matter on Dec. 1 about 11:45 a.m.
Jose O. Trujillo, 37, of Lake Villa, has been wanted on a DUI warrant issued by Lake County Sheriff’s Police since September 2005. In 2009, the Lake County Sheriff issued a warrant for a felony drug offense and a felony DUI arrest. And in 2009, Lake County issued an escape warrant after Trujillo allegedly stopped reporting for “periodic imprisonment.”
Trujillo said he’d been using fake IDs to avoid arrest, saying other police departments failed to fingerprint him. He reportedly congratulated the police officer who arrested him for finding out who he really was.
Trujillo is being held at Cook County Jail with his bond set at $50,000. He awaits a Dec. 21 hearing at the Maybrook courthouse.
Police responded to the 3100 block of Sunnyside Avenue on Dec. 1 about 10:30 p.m. when the resident of the block called to report that someone had entered his unlocked Jeep, which was parked on the street.
The glove box was open but nothing of value appeared to be missing.
A resident of the 3300 block of Sunnyside Avenue, Brookfield, reported to police that during the overnight hours of Dec. 1-2 someone entered her unlocked 2002 Subaru and rifled through the glove box.
While responding to that call, police learned that someone had broken into a neighbor’s 2015 Honda, which was also parked in the 3300 block of Sunnyside Avenue as well. Nothing was missing from the vehicle, but the glove box had been opened and rummaged through.
A resident of the 3600 block of Blanchan Avenue, Brookfield, called police on Dec. 2 to report that his wallet had been stolen from his vehicle on Nov. 25. The man didn’t initially report the theft, believing he might have misplaced the wallet.
The wallet contained state IDs, including a FOID card and a concealed-carry permit.
A resident of the 100 block of Scottswood Road, Riverside, contacted police on Dec. 5 to report that two packages had been stolen from the front porch of her home during the prior week.
One package, containing coffee, was delivered by UPS on Nov. 30. The other, containing a book, was delivered by the U.S. Postal Service on Dec. 1, according to the police report.
Thought it was his car
Police responded to Phil’s Sports Bar and Grill, 8901 Burlington Ave., on Dec. 3 about 9:25 p.m. after someone claimed a 24-year-old Brookfield man had gotten into someone else’s car and tried to start it.
The vehicle owner’s boyfriend reportedly pulled the subject out of the 2012 Hyundai and asked what he was doing. The subject, who was reportedly intoxicated, told the man he thought it was his car. The keys in the subject’s hand belonged to a Chevy.
Nothing was reported missing from the Hyundai and police instructed a friend of the drunk subject to take him home.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 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