North Riverside police charged a woman with misdemeanor domestic battery after investigating a July 5 incident in which her 22-year-old son sustained a stab wound to his left bicep at a residence in the 2600 block of Desplaines Avenue.

According to a press release issued by police, officers responded to a call of a stabbing during a dispute between two family members. The offender had fled the scene and the victim was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening stab wound to his arm.

Initially, according to police, the victim stated that his mother had stabbed him in a dispute over the family car. However, the victim recanted his story later, police said.

As a result, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office declined to charge the victim’s mother with a felony because the victim was the only other witness.

Vehicle break-ins

Brookfield police responded to the 3300 block of Arthur Avenue to investigate burglaries to two unlocked vehicles, which were parked on the street between 1 p.m. on June 28 and 4 p.m. on June 29.

The offender stole a handicapped parking placard from one of the vehicles and the car radio from the other.

North Riverside police were called to the 9100 block of Cermak Road on the morning of July 8 after a resident called to report that a bicycle valued at $500 was taken from inside her unlocked vehicle, during the overnight hours.

The bicycle was described as a Specialized Langster with red-striped tires, red-striped handlebar tape, a black carbon form and red water bottle cages.

A resident of the 2500 block of Burr Oak Avenue, North Riverside, told police that during the overnight hours of July 7-8, someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and removed a silver iPod Classic.

Bikes stolen

Two bicycles were reported stolen from bike racks near the Prairie Avenue train station in downtown Brookfield on June 28, according to police.

A 41-year-old Brookfield man told police he’d chained his blue Specialized Sirrus bike to a bike rack on the south side of Brookfield Avenue at 7:35 a.m. before taking a train to downtown Chicago. When he returned at 5:05 p.m., the bike, valued at about $500, was gone.

A short time later, a 27-year-old Brookfield man reported to police that his black Specialized Sirrus bike, which had been chained to the bike rack on Burlington Avenue at the train station, had been stolen while he was at work.

A Riverside man and his son went to police to report that the boy’s bicycle, a black and blue Giant bike valued at about $400, was taken from a home in the 100 block of Barrypoint Road between 10:30 and 11 p.m. on July 4.

The victim told police he was visiting a friend and had left his bike out in the front yard.

A Riverside boy went to police on July 8 to report that someone stole his brand new black 27-inch Mongoose bike, which he left by a tree at the top of the riverbank while he was fishing at the river near the Swinging Bridge between 5 and 7 p.m. 

Plane crash victim from Brookfield

Prince County, Wisconsin, sheriff’s police contacted Brookfield police on July 1 to report that Brookfield resident George T. Tomlitz, 45, along with his father, Charles Tomlitz, of Addison, and another family member were among six people killed when their small charter plane crashed near U.S. Highway 8 and State Highway 11 early that morning in Harmony Township.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the Cessna C421 took off from Waukegan and was taking passengers to Winnipeg, Canada, and crashed after reporting “poor weather in the vicinity.

“The debris field suggested an in-flight breakup,” stated an NTSB press release.

Hit and run

Brookfield police cited a 23-year-old Brookfield man with several traffic offenses after he allegedly drove a 1988 Chevy pickup truck into a Nissan Sentra parked on the street in the 9400 block of Monroe Avenue and then into a house on July 1 about 2:25 a.m.

The driver of the pickup reportedly fled the scene on foot, leaving the pickup between two buildings.

A witness told police he woke up after hearing a loud crash and saw the truck pull away from the Nissan, jump the curb and ride the parkway for about 100 feet before crashing into some landscaping and the front porch of a home.

Police said the truck was registered to a Brookfield man who was located in the neighborhood about a half hour later and apprehended after a foot chase.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, June 28-July 9, 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