North Riverside police charged a 36-year-old Chicago man with disorderly conduct and possession of a controlled substance after he reportedly removed all of his clothes inside the DnM store in the North Riverside Park Mall, 7501 Cermak Road on May 31 at about 5:25 p.m.

An employee confronted the man, telling him to put his pants back on, which the man had just begun to do when police arrived. Police reported recovered a small plastic bag containing crack cocaine lying on the floor next to the man.

Paramedics transported the man to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn for treatment.

 

Garage burglaries

  • A resident of the 200 block of Northwood Road, Riverside, reported that during the overnight hours of June 1-2 someone entered his unlocked garage and removed $70 from a wallet left in an unlocked vehicle. The victim also stated that a plant pot was missing from the front porch.
  • A resident of the 9100 block of Grant Avenue, Brookfield, reported on the morning of June 3 that during the overnight hours someone entered his unlocked detached garage and removed an old lawn mower, a Craftsman tool box, two Rigid impact drills and a Black Diamondback mountain bike.
  • A resident of the 4100 block of Park Avenue, Brookfield, called police on June 5 to report that the detached garage of her residence had been broken into between 1:30 and 3 p.m.

The victim, who may have accidentally left the overhead door to the garage open, reported several items missing, including a red Toro lawnmower, a red Craftsman air compressor, a black mountain bike, a red Toro weed trimmer and a red/black lawn edger.

 

Contributing to delinquency

Brookfield police charged a 23-year-old Berwyn woman with retail, theft, endangering the life of a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after reportedly coercing a 16-year-old ward of the state to help her steal more than $500 in items from CVS, 8911 Ogden Ave. on June 1 at about 5:45 p.m.

The woman and minor entered the store and proceeded to place items in a red shopping basket before leaving the store without paying for the items, police reported. The two women fled in a vehicle, long with a 19-year-old Chicago man and two children, ages 4 and 1. The vehicle was stopped by Lyons police a few blocks away.

Police recovered the stolen merchandise and arrested charged the adult female. There were no other charges.

 

Burglary from vehicle

A resident of the 2400 block of 6th Avenue, North Riverside, contacted police on the morning of June 3 to report that during the overnight hours, someone broke into her 2016 Chrysler van and stole a purse containing a cellphone, personal papers and $30 in cash. The vehicle was unlocked, according to the police report.

 

Car hits building

  • A 52-year-old Riverside woman was charged with drunken driving and other traffic offenses after she reportedly drove her 2007 Ford into the wall of the Amstar gas station minimart at 3346 Harlem Ave. on May 31 at about 11:15 p.m.

The woman’s vehicle reportedly jumped the curb and rammed into the north wall of the store. She then allegedly came inside the minimart and began arguing with a store clerk because she was unable to get her car unstuck from between the building and the parking bumper.

The woman’s blood-alcohol content reportedly was .114, which is more than the legal limit of .08. No one was injured and the building was not seriously damaged.

  • Brookfield police cited a 22-year-old Cicero woman for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and having no valid insurance after she drove her 2014 Volkswagen off the road and into the west side of Brookfield Express Car Wash, 9545 Ogden Ave., on May 30 at about 11:05 a.m.

The driver said she was eastbound on Ogden Avenue when a red SUV approached from the rear at a high rate of speed and passed by closely. The driver said she was afraid of being hit by the vehicle and turned the wheel to avoid it, causing her car to leave the roadway.

The car wash building was not seriously damaged. No one was injured.

 

Drunken driving

A 58-year-old Riverside man was arrested for the fourth time for driving under the influence on May 28 after an officer on patrol reporting a crowd of people standing outside a gray Chevy at the Delaplaine Road rail crossing at about 6 p.m.

The driver had been asleep at the wheel, according to the report, and was getting out of the vehicle when police approached. The man was visibly intoxicated, according to police, who sought approval from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for felony charges since it was the man’s fourth DUI arrest.

However, the state’s attorney would not approve the felony upgrade. The man was charged with misdemeanor DUI and assorted traffic citations.

 

Keeps falling down

Brookfield paramedics transported a 53-year-old Brookfield man to Loyola University Medical Center on May 30 after responding to the west side of the 3900 block of Prairie Avenue for a report of an intoxicated subject lying in an alley.

The subject stated he had been drinking at a bar and was walking to a motel when he fell down. However, the man claimed that he was OK. After getting to his feet, the man fell backwards again, striking his head on the sidewalk.

Then on June 2 at 1:45 p.m., police and paramedics were called to the Pioneer Motel, 8835 Ogden Ave., to assist a subject who fell and could not get up. Police arrived to find the same man they’d encountered on May 30.

According to police, the man said he was drunk and had fallen down. The man was not injured and no further action was taken.

 

Endangerment

A 21-year-old Brookfield man was charged with endangering the life of a minor after leaving a handgun and ammunition within easy reach inside a vehicle where a 16-year-old boy was found sleeping by police on June 1 at about 8:15 a.m.

The boy told police he just moved to Brookfield with his brother, who is his legal guardian, and that he got locked out the house the previous night so he decided to sleep in the car.

Police stated that there was a warrant for the boys arrest and reportedly asked if there were any weapons in the vehicle. The boy answered that there was a handgun, which police recovered, in the center console.

Police contacted the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

 

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, May 28 to June 5, 2016 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.