A 34-year-old Hoffman Estates man whose Chevy Malibu flipped over onto its roof after it struck two parked vehicles in the 3200 block of Cleveland Avenue on the morning of March 28 was charged with drunken driving and cited for other traffic offenses, according to Brookfield police.
Paramedics transported the driver to Loyola University Medical Center for treatment, but he reportedly was not seriously injured and was sitting on the curb next to his vehicle when police arrived on the scene.
The crash took place at about 12:40 a.m., said police. The impact of the crash had forced one of the parked vehicles onto the parkway. The driver reportedly told police he “looked down for a second” prior to the crash, which he reportedly did not remember.
Police said the man’s blood-alcohol content was .19, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08.
Out of control
North Riverside police charged a 20-year-old woman with one count of aggravated battery to a police officer, seven counts of battery and one count of resisting arrest after reportedly kicking, scratching and biting police officers and hospital personnel. Those altercations came after someone called police when she got aggressively violent when the caller ordered her out of his vehicle at 4:40 a.m. on March 21 on 4th Avenue near Cermak Road.
A man told police he was with the woman at a party in Bridgeview and that while he was driving her to her home in North Riverside, she began to vomit inside the vehicle. According to the police report, the man reportedly told the woman to leave the car, causing her to become irate and to start slamming and hitting the passenger side door.
When police arrived, they reported that the woman appeared to be under the influence of some type of substance and allegedly initiated a physical altercation with police, reportedly coming close to biting one officer’s face, biting another officer’s hand and gouging officers with her fingernails before they were able to place her in handcuffs.
Two different police officers reportedly punched the woman in the face while trying to subdue her.
The woman reportedly alternated between going limp and aggressively trying to kick and bite police officers. At least five police officers responded to the call. Paramedics eventually took the woman to Loyola University Medical Center, where she allegedly kicked two hospital staff before they subdued her with medication.
It wasn’t until almost 24 hours later that police were able to read the woman her Miranda rights and charge her.
DUI alleged in crash
Riverside police charged a 60-year-old Riverside woman with driving under the influence of alcohol after she allegedly drove her vehicle off the roadway and into a parkway tree at the intersection of Gage and South Herbert roads on March 26 at about 11:30 p.m.
The driver was not injured, but the vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage, according to police, and vehicle parts were found scattered around the crash site. Paramedics took the driver to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn for evaluation, and police reported she appeared intoxicated.
In addition to DUI, police cited the driver for damage to village property and other traffic offenses.
Man steals iPhones from store
An unknown man stole two iPhones, valued in total at about $2,200, from T-Mobile, 2312 Harlem Ave. in North Riverside, on the afternoon of March 21.
According to the police report, an employee told them the man entered the store at about 2:20 p.m. and requested to buy two iPhone 12 Max cellphones. When the clerk brought out the two phones to start the transaction, the offender reportedly grabbed them and ran out of the store. He was last seen running west through the parking lot.
Brookfield police reported four properties defaced by graffiti, likely during the overnight hours of March 23-24. In purple spray paint, gang symbols and an obscenity were scrawled on two commercial buildings in the 9300 block of Southview Avenue.
A swirly line was spray painted on a residential garage door in the 3700 block of Morton Avenue, while a yellow smiley face was spray painted on the Grant Avenue fence of a property in the 3700 block of Cleveland Avenue.
Overdose victim revived
Riverside police administered the opioid antidote Narcan to revive a 29-year-old Bridgeview man found unresponsive, apparently due to overdosing on some type of narcotic, on the front lawn of a home in the 300 block of Lawton Road on March 23 at 11:20 a.m.
Paramedics continued life-saving measures and transported the man to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn for further treatment.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, March 21-28 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