A 44-year-old man remained hospitalized as of May 24 with what police described as “extensive injuries” after a single-vehicle motorcycle crash at the intersection of 47th Street and Maple Avenue on May 22 at about 6:55 p.m.
Police have released few details about the crash, saying it remains under investigation. When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they reported seeing a motorcycle “sport bike” lying on its side along with the 44-year-old man, who police indicated was the driver.
A 21-year-old man who police identified as a passenger on the motorcycle also was transported to the hospital for treatment but was later released.
Brookfield police cited a 22-year-old Chicago man for disorderly conduct after an alleged road rage incident on May 24 at about 8:20 a.m. in the 3100 block of Grand Boulevard.
According to the police report, a 41-year-old Brookfield woman said another vehicle was tailgating her as she drove north on Grand Boulevard from the Memorial Circle. The other vehicle, which was driven by the 22 year old, reportedly passed her using the southbound lane of traffic to get around her and then repeatedly brake checked her vehicle.
The woman said she then passed him on the right and pulled over near Garfield Avenue to call 911. The other driver then reported stopped his car got out and punched the rear of her vehicle, yelling at her.
Police located the alleged offender at a nearby convenience store, where they issued him the citation.
Ducks in distress
A resident of the 8400 block of Brookfield Avenue called police on May 24 just before 9 a.m. to report that a duck and her ducklings were on the roof of her two-story building and she was afraid for them because it looked like they wanted to jump down.
The dispatcher advised that police would respond but that they wouldn’t climb up on the roof. By about the 9:40 a.m., police reported that the mother duck and her 10 ducklings had been removed from the roof and relocated to the ground by Officer David Harrison and Vehicle Enforcement Officer Rich Guarino.
Construction site burglarized
North Riverside police responded to 7201 24th St., where a new grocery store is being constructed at the North Riverside Plaza shopping center, on May 17 after a foreman reported that someone stole copper pipe fittings over the weekend.
When the foreman arrived at work that morning, he observed that the door to the back office had been broken into and that a large amount of copper pipe fittings were missing. The estimated value of the fittings taken was about $10,000, according to the police report.
North Riverside police charged 24-year-old Richard Chavez with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol after he reportedly crashed his 2005 GMC Envoy into the rear of another that was stopped at a red light on Harlem Avenue at Cermak Road on May 19 at about 8:25 p.m.
Berwyn police located Chavez’s damaged vehicle at Harlem Avenue and 26th Street. The 22-year-old woman behind the wheel of the vehicle struck by the GMC was not injured.
Chavez reportedly failed sobriety tests and did not possess a valid driver’s license. In addition to felony DUI, Chavez was charged with leaving the scene of a crash and cited for several traffic offenses.
A 22-year-old Bellwood woman faces DUI and other charges after her Kia Soul allegedly sideswiped another vehicle, causing two of the Kia’s wheels to leave the ground before continuing south in the 2400 block of Desplaines Avenue and then eastbound on 26th Street on May 22 at about 11:25 p.m.
Police caught up with the Kia on 26th Street and the driver said she was on her way to her cousin’s house after having an argument with her boyfriend. The woman’s blood-alcohol content reportedly was .158, which is nearly twice the legal limit of .08.
The driver of the sideswiped vehicle was not injured.
North Riverside police cited a 20-year-old Chicago man for battery after he reportedly used his feet to massage the buttocks of a 29-year-old woman sitting in front of him at the Circo Vazquez at the North Riverside Park Mall, 7501 Cermak Road, on the evening of May 20.
According to the police report, the victim said she was attending the circus with her husband and children. While watching the show, a man seated behind her took off his shoes and began massaging her buttocks with his feet, and that he continued to do so after she told him to stop.
Towards the end of the show, the man reportedly grabbed the victim’s hair, prompting the victim’s husband to confront the man, who fled in a tan Honda. Police located the man who said he may have touched the woman with his feet unintentionally.
He was cited for battery of an insulting or provoking manner.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, May 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 Bob Uphues