Brookfield police charged a man with three counts of obscenity Dec. 20 after the man allegedly showed pornographic photos to three juveniles while using a computer at the Brookfield Public Library.

The 27-year-old male, who had no listed address, was additionally charged with three counts of showing harmful material and three counts of disorderly conduct.

Police were called to the library after a juvenile who was at the library with two friends told his father that a man at the library showed them nude photos on a laptop computer and asked them an obscene question. The father then went to the Brookfield library and found the man. Police were called by library staff after they were alerted to the allegations around 2:25 p.m.

Police secured the laptop for later forensic analysis and interviewed the suspect at the police department. According to police, he admitted to showing the juveniles the pictures. 


Jewelry and other valuables were reported stolen from a Brookfield home at 4:33 p.m. Dec. 18 in the 4200 block of Arthur Avenue. The homeowner told police that when she returned home at 4:25 p.m. she found her dresser drawers open and rifled through. The resident reporting missing about $500 in assorted costume jewelry, a wedding ring and cufflinks.

A vehicle was reported burglarized at 3:12 p.m. Dec. 19 in the 8800 block of Ogden Avenue. A passenger side rear window was found broken and a Christmas present valued at $2,225 located inside the vehicle was missing.  

Fights at RBHS

A juvenile student was charged with battery following a fight with another student at 11:33 a.m., Dec. 14, at Riverside Brookfield High School. According to police reports, the fight stemmed from a previous fight outside of the school on Dec. 10. One of the students was angry with the other for not standing up for a mutual friend in the Dec. 10 altercation.

Police were called about a fight between two students at 12:25 p.m., Dec. 15, at Riverside Brookfield High School over alleged comments made about the students’ girlfriend by the other student. One student was issued a citation for disorderly conduct. 


A Bridgeview man was charged at 2:14 a.m. Dec. 20 at First Avenue and Plainfield Road with driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. An officer stopped the driver after the car allegedly stuck a curve and was weaving between lanes. The officer reporting smelling marijuana and alcohol coming from the driver and the vehicle upon approach. He failed field sobriety tests and refused to take a breath test. Additionally, the officer located 32 grams of suspected marijuana in a glass jar in the vehicle. The was additionally charged with possession of marijuana and issued citations for traffic violations.

A Cicero man was charged around 3:20 p.m., Dec. 20, at Harlem Avenue and Burlington Street with driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. An officer reported pulling behind the vehicle after it did not go when the light changed and found him asleep in the driver’s seat. The officer said they could smell the odor of marijuana and alcohol. The driver failed field sobriety tests and blew of 0.061 on a breath test at the scene of the stop. He later refused a breath test at the station. He was additionally charged with improper parking on the roadway and not having vehicle insurance. 


Several thousand dollars worth of jewelry was reported stolen from a home at 2:14 p.m., Dec. 18, in the 300 block of East Quincy Street. The resident told police they were unsure when the items went missing, but they noticed they were gone as they were preparing for a trip. The resident said they didn’t know who might have taken the items, but they had several parties at their home over the summer in which family and friends attended. The total value of the items were listed at $7,541.31.

Stolen package

One of two packages left at a residence were reported stolen around 8:45 p.m., Dec. 16, in the 200 block of Gage Road. The resident said he was expecting two packages to be delivered but only found one. According to UPS tracking, both packages were left about 6:15 p.m. The value of the missing item was $80.

A package was reported stolen after it was left at a residence at 10:40 a.m., Dec. 18, in the 100 block of Barrypoint Road. The resident was unable to tell police what was in the package or the value of it because it was a gift sent to her by a brother in Arizona. 

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, Dec. 14-20, 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 Matthew Hendrickson