A 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy were charged with aggravated battery after allegedly attacking and injuring a 17-year-old in Ehlert Park in Brookfield on May 22 just after 4 p.m.

Police did not disclose details of what led up to the attack other than to say it appears to have stemmed from a planned confrontation at the park between the victim and the 12-year-old girl.

During the altercation, the 12-year-old allegedly stabbed the victim with a glass object, resulting in cuts and a wound to the victim’s upper left torso, near her collarbone. Police located the victim at Sunnyside and Gerritsen avenues, and paramedics transported her to the hospital, where she was treated and released that evening.

Both alleged juvenile offenders fled the scene before police arrived, but witnesses provided police with cellphone video evidence. Police took both juveniles into custody a short time later.

The cases will be handled by Cook County Juvenile Justice.

“It is tragic to see this kind of violence taking place amongst young people, and my hope is that having this case work through the juvenile justice system will provide restorative help to all parties involved,” said Brookfield Police Chief Michael Kuruvilla.


Brookfield police charged a 30-year-old Romeoville resident with driving under the influence of alcohol and cited him for traffic offenses after he reportedly drove his gray Cadillac Escalade off of the roadway and onto the parkway and sidewalk in the 880 block of Plainfield Road on May 21 just before 3 a.m.

When police arrived at the scene both the driver and passenger were passed out and the vehicle was in drive, with the engine running. A hedge was the only thing keeping the vehicle from driving forward into private property, police reported.

Several police officers attempted to wake up the driver and passenger for more than three minutes. When the driver finally woke up, police said, it took another two minutes for him to finally roll down a window so police could put the Cadillac in park and turn it off.

Paramedics transported the passenger, a 22-year-old Cicero man, to the hospital for treatment due to the level of his intoxication. The driver refused to submit to sobriety tests, but due to his condition and the fact that police also reported recovering an open case of beer from the vehicle, he was charged with DUI and cited for driving on the sidewalk, damage to village property and other traffic offenses.

Riverside police charged a 41-year-old Muskegon, Michigan, woman with driving under the influence of alcohol after an officer on patrol reported observing her asleep behind the wheel of a gray 2018 Chevy, which was stopped at a green light in the southbound lanes of Harlem Avenue at East Burlington Street on May 22 at about 3 a.m.

An officer was able to rouse the driver and have her place the Chevy in park and turn off the ignition. Police said there was one open bottle of beer inside the vehicle and that the driver’s blood-alcohol content was .204, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08.

The woman also reportedly had a loaded Ruger .357-caliber magnum revolver in the passenger-side door panel. In addition to DUI, the driver was cited for traffic offenses and an unspecified weapons offense.

Vehicle break-in

A resident of the 400 block of Addison Road, Riverside, went to police on May 17 to report that someone had stolen some items from his apparently unlocked vehicle, which was parked in the driveway of his residence, during the overnight hours.

The victim said items were strewn throughout the interior. Missing from the vehicle was about $4 in change, a cellphone charger and cellphone charger adaptor.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, May 16-22, 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