Police charged a 66-year-old Riverside man with disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and resisting arrest after he allegedly yelled threats at a neighbor and shot a BB gun at her residence multiple times during the early morning hours of June 6 in the 100 block of Lawton Road.

When officers arrived, they reported hearing an irate man yell that he would “kill” the female who called police. As a police officer approached, the man reportedly moved toward him and refused to obey commands to stop. The officer deployed his Taser three times before the man ceased advancing toward him.

Paramedics took the man to MacNeal Hospital to remove the Taser probes. The two neighbors apparently have not gotten along for years. According to the police report, the male neighbor blames the female for cats being in his yard and didn’t like that she trimmed a tree near the property line.

Police found a BB rifle leaning in the corner of the man’s garage and recovered two BBs from the ground near the victim’s front door. The victim filed a police report in the past about the man shooting BBs at her home, according to the police report.

The man was released on bond and has a July 15 court date.

Possible stabbing investigated

A 42-year-old Chicago man had to be treated for slashes to his hand and shin after a June 12 altercation in which he was apparently stabbed with a knife or other object, according to Riverside police.

Police arrived at a residence in the 200 block of East Burlington Street just after midnight and observed the victim bleeding from the hand and leg. The victim and a 46-year-old Chicago man reportedly got into a fight when the older man arrived at the residence uninvited.

During the tussle, the two men fell on a glass table, breaking it. The older man also may have picked up a knife during the altercation, cutting the victim. An assistant Cook County state’s attorney assigned to the case was unable to verify whether the victim had indeed been stabbed. A knife recovered at the scene was sent to the Illinois State Police crime lab to check for fingerprints.

Riverside police charged the 46-year-old Chicago man with criminal trespassing and ordered him to avoid contact with the female who lived at the residence.

Grenade found in garage

A Brookfield woman contacted police on June 9 at about 8:45 a.m. to inform them she found a hand grenade while cleaning out her garage in the 4200 block of Grove Avenue.

An officer reported that the grenade was intact except for a small, irregular hole on the side. The bottom was not drilled out and the pin was still intact. The woman told police the grenade belonged to her late husband.

Brookfield police called in the Cook County Bomb Squad, which took the grenade back to its headquarters to be X-rayed. It was determined to be non-explosive.

‘Skateboard wax’ spill ignites

A teenage boy trying to make “skateboard wax” reportedly started a fire in the kitchen of a Brookfield home on June 9 but was able to extinguish the flames before serious damage was done.

The boy told police he was heating canola oil on an electric stove and dropping candles into the pot when some of the mixture spilled and started a fire on top of the stove.

The boy grabbed his brother and ran next door where a neighbor had a fire extinguisher and helped the boys put out the fire. Firefighters ensured the fire was out and ventilated the house for several minutes before deeming it safe.

The incident happened when the boys’ grandmother was out running errands, according to the police report.

Vehicle break-in

A resident of the 200 block of Southcote Road, Riverside, contacted police on June 7 to report that someone burglarized his vehicle the previous week.

The victim told police that a laptop computer had been taken from his vehicle, which was parked at the end of his driveway, during the overnight hours of May 31-June 1.

The laptop computer was lying on the passenger seat of the unlocked vehicle.

Perfectly fine

Brookfield police received a call on June 12 at about 9:35 a.m. from someone reporting what appeared to be a malnourished man in need of assistance near the intersection of Jackson and Madison avenues.

An officer responded to the area and made contact with the subject, who informed the officer he was a long-distance runner who had just finished training and was fine.

Seems like a good spot

  • A concerned resident flagged down a Brookfield police officer on June 8 at about 9:35 a.m., reporting a man lying in the parking lot of Tischler Finer Foods, 9118 Broadway Ave.

Police reported finding a 55-year-old Brookfield man sleeping next to building to the west of the parking lot. The officer woke up the man, who said he was tired and decide to take a nap.

The subject, who reportedly admitted to have been drinking, was sent on his way. However, as the subject was attempting to leave he fell off his bicycle. Paramedics were called over to check on the man’s condition and they transported him to LaGrange Memorial Hospital due to his intoxication, according to police.

  • A 32-year-old North Riverside woman called police on June 13 at about 12:35 a.m. to report a female subject passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle in the parking lot of Tony’s Breakfast House. 9414 Ogden Ave.

The complainant told police she saw the woman asleep in the car around midnight and decided to call when the sleeping woman was still there when she left the restaurant.

Police knocked on the driver’s side door and awakened the 72-year-old LaGrange Park woman behind the wheel of a 2003 Chevy. The subject told police that she’d had a big meal and fell asleep when she got to her vehicle. The subject was determined to be OK and was sent on her way.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, June 6 to 12, 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.

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