A 20-year-old Brookfield man whose 2015 Nissan Altima crashed into a parked 1998 Chevy van on Dec. 11 about 2:40 a.m. in the 4400 block of Maple Avenue reportedly told police he fell asleep at the wheel while driving home from a friend’s house.
The driver reportedly admitted drinking earlier that night and his blood alcohol content reportedly was greater than the .08 legal limit. He was taken to LaGrange Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper lane usage.
A 23-year-old Chicago man with a prior arrest for drunken driving in 2013 was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol after he allegedly blacked out behind the wheel and crashed his silver Buick into a railroad-tie retaining wall at Woodside Road and Park Place in Riverside on Dec. 9 about 6:15 a.m.
Police responding to the scene found the vehicle off the roadway. The driver, later identified as Javier Jimenez, and three passengers inside the vehicle were taken by paramedics to Loyola University Medical Center for evaluation.
After Jimenez failed field sobriety tests, police discovered packets of cocaine on Jimenez’s person and inside the vehicle he was driving, according to police. His blood-alcohol content was reported to be .16, which is twice the legal limit.
Police charged Jimenez with possession of a controlled substance, which is a felony, in addition to DUI and 14 traffic violations.
Swell little gifts
Brookfield police on Dec. 12 cited a 33-year-old Brookfield woman for disorderly conduct after she allegedly placed dog feces on a neighbor’s property in the 8900 block of Southview Avenue on three different occasions because, according to the police report, the neighbor had “ticked her off.”
The trouble reportedly started about a week earlier when the victim stated that the Brookfield woman’s unleashed dog charged at her dog and the two exchanged words.
On Dec. 6 and 8, the victim reported someone knocked down her Christmas decorations. Then on Dec. 9 and 11 dog feces were left on the victim’s driveway. On Dec. 12, dog feces were found in front of the side door to the house.
The offender reported admitted to leaving the dog feces on her neighbor’s property, and police ticketed her. She was also warned not to enter her neighbor’s property or have any contact with her.
Packages stolen from porches
A resident of the 400 block of Uvedale Road, Riverside, called police on Dec. 8 to report that a package delivered to the residence the week before had been stolen from the front porch.
The package, containing two books valued at $27.20, was delivered to the home on Dec. 4 about 11:30 a.m. When the homeowner arrived home that day about 9:30 p.m., the package was missing.
Riverside police responded to the 100 block of Woodside Road on Dec. 9 at 4:25 p.m. after a resident called to report that a package containing a game was stolen from the front porch of his home.
A witness reported seeing two high school-age boys open a package, remove the contents and put them in a backpack around 3:30 p.m. The box, which included the name and address of the victim, was recovered nearby.
A resident of the 3300 block of Maple Avenue, Brookfield, called police on Dec. 9 about 4:55 p.m. after someone stole a large package containing boots and a pair of pants from the front porch of her home.
The victim told police she was driving on Maple Avenue and saw the package on her front steps. She also reported seeing a subject walking on the sidewalk in front of her home.
After parking her car in the garage, the woman went to the front of the house to retrieve the package, but it was gone.
Brookfield police responded to a home in the 3500 block of Vernon Avenue after the owner called to report a possible break in. Police arrived to find fresh pry marks on the rear door frame, which was also cracked.
However, it not appear as if anyone gained entry and nothing was reported missing or disturbed inside the home.
Tires stolen from truck trailer
A 47-year-old Downers Grove man contacted Brookfield police to report that four tires were stolen off the trailer of his 2001 Peterbilt semi-tractor truck during the overnight hours of Dec. 8 and 9.
The truck was parked in a lot in the 9100 block of Plainfield Road.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, Dec. 7-13, 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