While on patrol about 12:34 a.m. on Sept. 22, a man flagged down police on the 4400 block of Prairie in Brookfield and told officers that three men had just waved a gun in his face and fired a shot. 

The man said he had just arrived home from work with his father and mother. The three got out of the car and walked across the street to their building. They reportedly approached him saying, “You Two Six? You Two Six?” asking if he was a member of the Two Six gang.  

One of the men took out a gun, pointed it at the man’s father and told him to get in the car. The father put his hands up and walked back to the car. The men walked about 10 feet behind the father and then fired a shot into the air. They then fled on foot to Plainfield Road. 

Car crashes into T-Shirts & Trophies

A woman crashed a car into the side of the T-Shirts & Trophies, 9323 Ogden Ave. in Brookfield at 6:18 p.m. on Sept. 17. Police responded to the crash and found the front end of the car damaged and an airbag deployed. No one was in the car. 

A witness to the accident told police he heard the collision, saw a woman get out of the car and gather some belongings. He asked if she needed any assistance and she said no. She then entered a Sedan with a male driver, and the two drove behind the building.

The vehicle was registered to a Carol Stream woman. Police contacted the owner and learned the woman had let her son use the car, and that his girlfriend had been driving.  

About 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 17, the girlfriend turned herself in to the Brookfield Police Department, where she was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failure to give information after striking a property, driving on the sidewalk and damage to village property. 

DUI arrest in North Riverside

North Riverside police spotted a man who appeared to be asleep at the wheel at 2:36 a.m. on Sept. 23 in the northbound lanes of Harlem Avenue at the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks. 

Officers approached the Chevy Tahoe and shook the passenger, who still did not awaken. Police suspected he was suffering an alcohol overdose and called paramedics. 

When he finally woke up, the man said he had been drinking and was on his way home to Chicago. His eyes were bloodshot, glassy and he was swaying and had a difficult time standing. He failed all the sobriety tests. 

Police identified him as Jackine Austin, 38, of Chicago, and arrested him for driving under the influence, possession of open alcohol while driving and improper parking on a roadway.  

Austin has been arrested 13 times previously for battery, assault, burglary and more. 

He was transported to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn.

Fire at Brookfield Bowl

Officers arrived at Brookfield Bowl, 3415 Maple Ave., at 4:14 a.m. on Sept. 22 following the report of a fire. Seeing a flame through an open service door, police blocked traffic and secured the building. The investigation was turned over to detectives and the case continues.  

Two cars broken into

Between 9 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 8:45 a.m. on Sept. 18, someone broke into a Mazda, parked on the 3700 block of Morton Avenue in Brookfield, and scattered the items in the center console across the driver’s seat. The victim said nothing was stolen. She told police she’s unsure if she locked her car doors.

Sometime between 6 p.m. on Sept. 20 and 9:55 a.m. on Sept. 21, someone broke into a Ford van parked on the 3600 block of Blanchan Avenue in Brookfield and stole a Hummel drum sander, valued at $5,000; a Clark edger, valued at $1,250; a buffer, valued at $1,200; a drill box, valued at $300; hand tools, valued at $300; and a palm sander, valued at $60. Surveillance footage reveals a van pulling up next to the vehicle, two men getting out and then unloading items from the victim’s car. 

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, Sept. 17-23, 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 Nona Tepper