Brookfield police said on June 6 that they had identified a suspect they believe fired longbow arrows on at least three occasions last week onto properties along the 4300 block of Blanchan Avenue, in one case puncturing the exterior wall of a house near a bedroom window and in another apparently puncturing the windshield, driver’s side rear window and body of a car parked on the street.

Deputy Police Chief Terry Schreiber told the Landmark prior to the paper’s print deadline that police would cite a Brookfield man for damage to property and discharge of projectiles.

The first incident to be reported was on June 2, when the owner of the vehicle called police to report the damage. While no arrows were recovered from the scene, police learned that a neighbor on May 31 had found two arrows sticking out of the ground, one next to his trash bin and one in his backyard. The car had been parked almost directly in front of that home, police said.

On June 4, police returned to the block after a resident called to report that an arrow was lodged in the exterior rear wall of her home, just below a bedroom window. All of the arrows had been shot from the west, police said, and all of the arrows appeared to be the same brand.

Auto stolen from golf club lot, again

For the second time in less than a month, someone has stolen a car that was parked in the clubhouse parking lot at Riverside Golf Club, 2520 Desplaines Ave. in North Riverside.

The victim told police that he dropped off his 2020 BMW X6 with the valet at 7 a.m. on May 29. At about 5 p.m., the victim could not find his vehicle. He checked an app on his cellphone, which indicated the car was in the 9100 block of South Stoney Island Avenue in Chicago.

Police were not able to locate the car, which contained some golf clubs, clothing and sunglasses. A license plate reader camera in Berwyn flagged the vehicle as passing the intersection of 26th Street and Home Avenue at about 11:45 a.m. 

The victim stated a spare key fob may have been left inside the vehicle. A similar auto theft was reported at the club on May 18.

Businesses burglarized

  • North Riverside police responded to Baskin Robbins/Dunkin Donuts in the food court of the North Riverside Park Mall, 7501 Cermak Road, on the morning of May 27 after an employee called to report the business had been burglarized overnight.

 Both cash drawers and the store’s petty cash were missing, but police reported observing no signs of forced entry.

Security cameras captured video of two female suspects and one male suspect, police reported. The investigation continues.

  • Police say a man used a brick to shatter the glass front door and gain entrance to Lacey’s Place, 8415 Cermak Road, on May 29 at about 5:10 a.m., stealing the cash drawer from a register on the front counter.

The offender was gone before police arrived, but police observed glass on the floor inside the entryway and drawers behind the front counter had been ransacked. The business’ video gambling machines were untouched.

Security video reportedly showed a lone man enter the building, walk immediately up to the counter and remove the cash drawer before quickly walking around the rest of the building before exiting.

Aggravated battery

Police charged a 52-year-old Chicago man with felony aggravated battery after he allegedly beat another man with a tape-wrapped wooden club during an altercation in the parking lot outside Best Buy, 2358 Harlem Ave. in North Riverside, on May 28 at about 10:30 a.m.

The altercation initially started verbally, but it escalated when Kenton L. Ezell allegedly reached inside his vehicle, grabbed the club and struck the victim with it about a dozen times. Police arrested Ezell at the scene. The victim was taken to Loyola University Medical center for treatment of injuries.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, May 27-June 4, 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