Crime tip: Don't count your money outside the ATM

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A man was robbed on Oct. 26 on the 9100 block of Broadway in Brookfield at approximately 7 p.m. by two men described as black males, both 25-30 years old, and about 5-feet-10 in height. The first suspect was dressed in a green sweatshirt and black pants, while the other was dressend in a black top with black pants. The victim had exited his car and was counting the $80 he had recently removed from an ATM, when he was approached by the suspects. The suspects told him to give them his money, and when he refused, they attempted to strike him in the face. During the scuffle, one of the suspects grabbed the money and both then fled northbound on Maple toward 31st Street. Officers checked the surrounding area, but failed to locate the offenders.


n Riverside police charged Jim Biggerstaff, 35, with driving under the influence and a felony for possession of a controlled substance after an officer witnessed him speeding 65 mph in a 35-mph zone southbound at First Avenue and 31st Street on Oct. 28 at noon. The officer reported that Biggerstaff appeared intoxicated. Biggerstaff then submitted to field sobriety tests, failing each one. He also agreed to take a Breathalyzer test, which showed a blood-alcohol content of .187. Upon search of his vehicle, officers also found two grams of cocaine in the console as well.

n Riverside police also charged Raul Rogel, 20, with driving under the influence, speeding, driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance and failing to notify the Illinois Secretary of State about his change of address. Rogel was observed traveling northbound on Harlem, between Ogden and 34th St. on Oct. 29 at 1 a.m. going 51 mph in a 35-mph zone with his headlights turned off. Upon pulling Rogel over, the officer noticed that Rogel appeared intoxicated. Rogel agreed to taking a Breathalyzer test, which showed a blood-alcohol content of .111.

n Pedro Estrada, 52, was charged by Riverside police on Oct. 30 at 1:30 a.m. with driving under the influence. Estrada was initially pulled over for speeding 50 mph in a 30-mph zone southbound at Harlem and Blackhawk. Estrada submitted to field sobriety tests and failed each one, but he did not submit to a Breathalyzer. Estrada was also charged with driving without a driver's license.

n Riverside police charged Patrick K. Williams, 35, with driving under the influence, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and improper lane usage on Oct. 30 at 10:30 p.m. According to the report, while the officer was engaged in another traffic stop at Harlem and Ogden, Williams approached the cruiser at a high rate of speed, almost striking the cruiser. The officer decided to let his traffic stop go in order to pursue Williams. While in pursuit, Williams was observed swerving over several lanes of traffic, and he did not stop for 7-8 blocks while the officer had his lights and siren engaged. Williams failed all field sobriety tests and the portable Breathalyzer showed .30 blood alchol level, which is three times the legal limit.

n Brookfield police charged Victor Cerero, 29, with driving under the influence after an officer witnessed him speeding 51 mph in a 30-mph zone on the 9600 block of Ogden Avenue on Oct. 26 at 1:50 a.m. According to the report, Cerero was witnessed weaving in and out of traffic. After submitting to field sobriety tests, he failed each one. The Breathalyzer revealed that he also had a blood-alchol content of .186.

n Rona Komoll, 40, was charged with driving under the influence after an officer stopped her for speeding 60 mph in a 40-mph zone. Komoll was finally stopped in the 9200 block of 47th Street after she was witnessed swerving between two lanes and running a redlight at Plainfield Road. She failed all field sobriety tests and did not have a driver's license or insurance.


During the daytime hours on Oct. 24, someone broke into an apartment complex located on the 3400 block of Maple and stole a Sony Play Station with games, a Nikon 35 MM camera, several DVDs, a wallet, and a checkbook.


n A men's 27-inch mountain bike was reported stolen from a detached garage located in the 4200 block of Raymond sometime between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 30. The bike was valued at $300.

n A bike was also reported stolen on Oct. 27 in the 3600 block of Arden. The 24-inch Magna Brand 18-speed bicycle was valued at $200.

n Two gargoyles, estimated to cost $300, were reported stolen during the overnight hours on Oct. 26 from the 3100 block of Park. The victim's security system recorded two white males removing the gargoyles from his porch. The tape will be reviewed by the Brookfield Police Department.

Criminal damage to vehicle

Two incidents of criminal damage to vehicles happened overnight on Oct. 30 in the 3100 block of Harrison Avenue. In one report, every window of the victim's car was shot out with a .177 caliber BB gun. Several scratches and dents from the BBs also appeared on the body of the car. The damage was estimated at $500. In the other report, a car's driver side mirror was broken off with a blunt object. The estimated damage was $250.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside and Brookfield police departments from Oct. 24 through Oct. 30 and represents a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anyone named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not yet been adjudicated.

?"Compiled by Cam Wigton

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