By Bob Uphues
Brookfield cops catch alleged burglars in the act
Two LaGrange men face residential burglary charges after Brookfield police reportedly interrupted them in the midst of trying to burglarize a home in the 4100 block of Oak Avenue on Oct. 3 about 3:40 p.m.
A witness called police to report a man with a red shirt climbing through a window of the residence, which is located on a corner lot. When police arrived, an officer spotted Sandale Williams, 18, in the backyard. When Williams saw the officer, he reportedly ran from the yard and was apprehended in the 4100 block of Sunnyside Avenue.
About 4:15 p.m., police reported seeing Alijandro Mosqueda exit the back door of the home. Police ordered him to the ground and took him into custody without incident. As police were walking him to a squad car, a white Honda Accord driven by a 20-year-old LaGrange woman left the scene at a high rate of speed.
The vehicle was pulled over at the intersection of Oak and Ogden avenues by police, and the driver was taken into custody.
The Cook County State's Attorney's Office approved felony residential burglary charges against both men. Police impounded the vehicle. The driver was released without being charged.
Mosqueda and Williams are being held at Cook County Jail with their bonds set at $50,000 each.
Brookfield burglary reports
A resident of the 3100 block of Raymond Avenue, Brookfield, reported on Sept. 30 that someone had broken into her home. Police observed damage to the rear storm door, the rear entry door and the window above the kitchen sink. The kitchen window had its screen partially removed.
Various items of personal property appeared to be scattered throughout the house, but nothing appeared to be missing, according to the police report.
Brookfield police investigated several burglaries to vehicles, last week.
On Oct. 2, police were dispatched to the 4500 block of Prairie Avenue, the 4500 block of Sunnyside Avenue and the 4500 block of Park Avenue, where unlocked vehicles had been entered. Items removed included a cellphone charger, a satellite radio, a Chicago Bears sweater and a tire.
In the 3900 block of Oak Avenue, someone apparently forced open the window of a 2008 Mazda and removed a pair of sandals.
In the 3200 block of Sunnyside Avenue, someone entered an unlocked vehicle and removed about $3 in loose change.
On Oct. 4, police responded to the 3700 block of Hollywood Avenue where a woman reported that someone had stolen a purse containing medication, an iPod, headphones and family photos from her unlocked vehicle.
On Oct. 5, a resident of the 3200 block of Sunnyside Avenue reported that someone had taken loose change and six lottery tickets from his unlocked vehicle. That same morning, a resident of the 3100 block of Sunnyside Avenue reported that someone entered her unlocked vehicle and removed 10 CDs, two DVDs, a pair of Coach sunglasses and a carton of cigarettes.
Student charged with aggravated battery
A 16-year-old Riverside boy faces two counts of aggravated battery, along with misdemeanor counts of battery, assault and reckless conduct after he allegedly barged into a classroom at Riverside-Brookfield High School and pushed a teacher aside in order to get at another boy with whom he had some dispute on Oct. 1 at 10:20 a.m.
The intended target's girlfriend got between the two boys, but she was struck by the offender, according to police. When a security guard arrived, the boy reportedly elbowed him in the face. Security personnel were then able to restrain the boy until police arrived.
Honk horn, get punched
A 28-year-old Brookfield woman was charged with misdemeanor battery on Sept. 30 after she reportedly attacked a neighbor who had honked a car horn at her as she walked across the street in the 4500 block of Sunnyside Avenue, waking up her baby.
According to police, the woman was "sick of [her neighbor's] attitude" and decided to confront her. Stories conflict but, according to police report, the 38-year-old victim was trying to defend herself from her attacker when she was punched in the face and head several time before falling to the ground, where her attacker kicked her in the head.
The victim suffered a broken nose and her eyes were blackened and swollen shut, police said.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 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.