Brookfield police advised a man that he might want to avoid walking in front of windows when he’s parading nude around the house after a woman called to complain about his habits on May 19 around noon.

The woman told police an older man exposes himself through the window whenever she’s outside. The man reportedly on several occasions has removed an object blocking a window and then positioned himself in the spot. 

While the woman hadn’t reported several prior incidents, she called this time because her small child observed the man exposing himself this time.

According to police, the man admitted he sometimes walks around the house nude after showering, but that he didn’t intentionally expose himself to anyone.


Garage burglary

Riverside police responded to a residence in the 300 block of Eastgrove Road on the morning of May 17 after a resident called to report a garage burglary.

The victim told police she was pulling into the garage about 12:30 a.m. when she noticed a snow blower and other items out of place. At about 10 a.m., she investigated further and observed that the side service door had been forced open. Police reported a 1- to 2-inch pry mark next to the door’s deadbolt.

Reported missing from the garage was a gray Trek mountain bike. 


Vehicle break-in

A resident of the 4100 block of Park Avenue, Brookfield, called police to report that her vehicle had been burglarized overnight on May 15-16. The woman told police that she’d locked her vehicle, which was parked on the street, but she noticed scratches between the window and rubber seals, indicating forced entry.

Missing from the vehicle were CDs, two gift cards and loose change.


Now that’s distracted driving

Riverside police, while arresting a 53-year-old Chicago man for drunken driving during the early morning hours of May 18, were frustrated somewhat in their efforts because, they said, he refused to quit using his cellphone.

An officer on patrol reported seeing a 2007 Mercury weaving in and out of traffic on Harlem Avenue at Addison Road. The driver ignored an attempt to pull him over — including pulling alongside, beeping the horn with lights and siren going and finally using the squad car’s PA system.

The man continued to drive at a high speed while talking on his phone until finally pulling over in the 3600 block of Harlem Avenue, according to police.

Even after exiting his vehicle, the man reportedly kept talking on his phone even while an officer was attempting to perform sobriety tests. A portable breath test indicated the man’s blood-alcohol content was .18, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08.

After being arrested and placed in a holding cell, the man reportedly was combative, at one point pulling out his dentures, throwing them on the floor and kicking them across the room.

In addition to DUI, the man was cited for several traffic offenses, including using a cellphone while driving.


Attempted burglary

Someone apparently tried, but failed, to gain entry to a home currently being rehabbed in the 3900 block of Prairie Avenue sometime between May 9 and 13, according to a police report of the incident.

Police observed that several landscaping blocks were stacked under a window that is about eight feet from ground level. The top portion of the window was open and the storm window was ajar.

However, nothing of value was reported missing from inside the home, and it did not appear as if the attempt to enter the home was successful.


Just asking about plants

Brookfield police responded to a residence in the 4100 block of Oak Avenue on May 18 about 7:15 p.m. after someone called to report a possible disturbance — a man yelling into a house for unknown reasons.

Police located a man matching the description given by the witness and asked him what was going on. The man told police he was planting flowers outside and he was asking his wife where she wanted them planted.


These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, May 6-19, 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