Brookfield police cited a 48-year-old resident for criminal damage to property after he allegedly threw eggs at a 25-year-old neighbor’s car, hitting the hood once, after the two got into a verbal altercation about the volume of the music coming from younger man’s car speakers.
Both parties essentially provided police with the same story. On Sept. 13 just prior to 7 p.m. the 29-year-old man was testing the speaker system of his vehicle, driving up and down the block.
While he was doing so, the 48-year-neighbor came out of his house and got into an argument about the noise. A few minutes later, the 25-year-old man parked his car, with the speakers still pumping out the music, near the house of the older man.
At that time, the 48-year-old came out holding a handful of eggs. The two got into another argument and the older man began throwing eggs at the car, hitting it once, according to the police report.
After issuing the citation for criminal damage, the officer advised both men to avoid one another.
Burglary to vehicles
- A North Riverside woman told police she learned her car had been stolen from outside her Cermak Road residence sometime between 6:30 and 10:45 a.m. after she received notification from her bank that someone had tried to deposit a fraudulent $6,000 check into her account.
The victim reported that she had parked her car in the 2200 block of 18th Avenue after getting home from her overnight job shift. When she received the fraud notice from the bank the victim checked her vehicle, where she had left her wallet.
Upon checking, she found the car unlocked and her driver’s license, Social Security card, Cash App card and debit card were missing. The key fob to the vehicle was also missing. The victim told police she didn’t know when or how it got lost or stolen.
- A resident of the 2200 block of Westover Avenue, North Riverside, went to police last week to report that sometime between noon of Sept. 11 and 6 a.m. on Sept. 12 someone entered his vehicle and stole a suitcase containing a Sig Sauer P365 XL handgun and prescription pills.
The victim told police he believed the vehicle was locked, although there did not appear to be any signs of forced entry.
- Brookfield police responded to two locations on the village’s south end on the morning of Sept. 13 after residents there called to report their work vans had been burglarized overnight.
A resident of the 4000 block of Grove Avenue told police he parked his plumbing van in front of his home on the evening of Sept. 12. The following morning he discovered the rear door lock had been damaged and two containers filled with plumbing fittings valued at $1,000 were missing.
A similar burglary occurred in the 4300 block of DuBois Boulevard. A work van parked on the street there had its front passenger side door lock popped out, and the offender unscrewed the bolts from the hinges of the passenger side cargo door.
A large number of power tools were taken from the van, according to police. Security camera video reportedly showed a small compact vehicle park near the van around 3:30 a.m.
Cops: DUI suspect going 90 mph
A 20-year-old Bensenville man charged by North Riverside with drunken driving and aggravated speeding on Sept. 17 had a blood-alcohol content of .188, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08.
An officer on patrol reported clocking the man’s Ford at 90 mph in a 35 mph zone while westbound on Cermak Road from First Avenue at about 3:10 a.m. The driver appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests, according to police, who stopped the car at 15th Avenue. He was also cited for reckless driving.
Car stolen in North Riverside
A resident of the 2200 block of 17th Avenue in North Riverside called police on the morning of Sept. 18 to report that his wife’s Chrysler, which had been parked on the street overnight, was missing.
Police reported that there was broken glass on the curb next to where the vehicle had been parked, leading them to believe the offender gained entry by breaking out the rear passenger side window.
A search of a police license plate reader camera network reportedly showed the vehicle northbound on 25th Avenue in Broadview at 5:21 a.m. and eastbound on I-290 at Kedzie Avenue at 7:27 a.m.
Catalytic converter theft
North Riverside police responded to the 8800 block of 24th Street on Sept. 15 after a resident called to report that the catalytic converter had been stolen from his 1999 Ford E-250 van, which had been parked in front of his house for the past three weeks. The victim was unsure exactly when the theft occurred.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, Sept. 12-18, 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