Brookfield police charged a 65-year-old Summit man with disorderly conduct after he continued to follow a female postal carrier around as she delivered her route in south Brookfield after being warned not to and previously being given a citation.
The mail carrier contacted police on the morning of March 4 to report that for about a week, the man had been following her in his car and attempting to speak with her while she delivered mail.
She gave police the car’s license plate number, which registered to a Summit man who’d been charged with disorderly conduct last October in Riverside for allegedly offering a child candy from his vehicle and claiming he was just trying to be nice.
Later on March 4, police located the vehicle driving on Ogden Avenue and pulled it over. An officer warned the driver, who admitted to speaking with the mail carrier, to leave the woman alone, and he reportedly agreed.
At about 3 p.m. that same day, the mail carrier called to police to report that the man had made contact with her again, allegedly stating, “Thanks for calling the police” before leaving the area.
Police went to the man’s home and issued him a local ordinance violation citation for disorderly conduct.
On March 5 at about 3:40 p.m., the mail carrier again called police, saying the man had been following her again and again had spoken to her. About 15 minutes later, police located the vehicle pulling out of the parking lot of a tavern in the 8900 block of Burlington Avenue.
Police took the man, who allegedly resisted arrest, into custody and charged him with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Car hits fire hydrant, home on First Ave.
A 27-year-old Berkeley woman was hospitalized with unspecified injuries on the evening of March 1 after her 2011 Hyundai Sonata, which was southbound on First Avenue in North Riverside, veered off the roadway in the 2400 block before striking a fire hydrant at the corner of 25th Street and First Avenue and driving across the lawns of four properties before hitting the corner of a home and coming to rest on the front lawn.
The incident occurred at about 6:55 p.m. The impact of the crash reportedly damaged the home’s downspout, gas meter and porch railing, while the fire hydrant ended up coming to rest after striking a car parked in the driveway of the home to the south of the crash site.
The woman was cited for destroying public property, according to the crash report. According to police, the driver was suffering from “medical distress” at the time of the crash.
Cops: Guns thrown from car during chase
The driver of a Dodge Charger who led North Riverside police on a high speed chase on the afternoon of March 2, blew multiple red lights on Cermak Road before striking a box truck while dodging other vehicles in traffic and then abandoned the vehicle on 26th Street was charged with felony fleeing and eluding and ticketed for 10 traffic offenses, including reckless driving and leaving the scene of a crash.
Keonte J. Davis, of Willowbrook, was also arrested on a warrant issue by Naperville police for failing to appear in court for an alleged forgery offense. Two others who reportedly were in the car at the time, a 19-year-old man from Chicago and a 19-year-old man from Silver Lake, Wisconsin, were released without charges.
The chase started at about 4:40 p.m. and ended about 5:15 p.m. after a search throughout northeast Riverside when the trio were seen entering a gray Honda near Selborne and Longcommon roads. The driver told police the girlfriend of one of the men asked him to pick them up. All three suspects were in the backseat of the Honda, according to police.
Police had sought to charge all three men with felony unlawful use of weapons charges after finding two handguns that allegedly were thrown from the vehicle during the chase. Surveillance cameras captured video of at least one of the weapons being tossed from the car near the Traube/Burr Oak intersection.
In addition, the Dodge Charger reportedly had been purchased on Feb. 8 from a dealer in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The man whose name was used to buy the car told police he never bought the vehicle or gave permission for anyone to buy it under his name.
Riverside police responded to the 300 block of Blackhawk Road on the morning of March 1 after a resident reported that someone tried to pry open their garage door during the overnight hours. Police reported observing pry marks by the lock, but the offender did not gain entry.
Catalytic converter stolen
A resident of the 500 block of York Road in Riverside reported that during the overnight hours of March 4-5 someone cut off the catalytic converter from his Jeep Cherokee, which was parked on the street.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, March 1-7 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