By Bob Uphues
after he was asked to leave a Desplaines Avenue bar at about 3 a.m. on Feb. 5.
Police responded to an unwanted subject call at Bar-Tini Lounge, 2433 Desplaines Ave., and advised Daniel A. Obregon, who reportedly had been asked to leave the bar several times, that he had to exit the bar.
Obregon's driver's license was revoked and he reportedly told police he was going to walk home, heading eastbound through an alley. An officer then reported seeing Obregon get into a gold Buick and drive off, snaking through the neighborhood before driving through Commons Park, then back onto 25th Street before driving through Veterans Park and onto 26th Street.
After Obregon cut through the Costco parking lot, police terminated their chase and contacted Cicero police, who took Obregon into custody near his home. He was charged with felony DUI and felony driving while revoked in addition to other traffic offenses.
Cops: Drivers high on drugs caused crashes
Riverside police charged a 34-year-old Chicago woman with driving under the influence of drugs, reckless driving and other traffic offenses after she reportedly caused a four-car crash at the intersection of Harlem and Ogden avenues at 5:25 a.m. on Feb. 3 by ramming a car stopped at a red light, sending it into oncoming traffic
No one was seriously injured, according to police, but several people were taken to area hospitals for treatment.
According to police, the offender had been following the victim's car southbound on Harlem Avenue from 18th Street, ramming into the rear of it repeatedly. Police reported the offender and her male passenger were high on PCP, and that the offender believed, for no reason, the driver in front of her was engaged in human trafficking.
The offender was behaving so erratically at the hospital that she eventually had to be restrained and sedated, police reported.North Riverside police charged a 54-year-old Aurora woman with driving under the influence of drugs after she reportedly rear-ended a vehicle, causing it to strike a third car, at 26th Street and Harlem Avenue on Feb. 2 at 3:10 p.m.
The offender reportedly immediately left her vehicle and entered a nearby hair salon, where police located her inside a bathroom. She allegedly exhibited signs of being on drugs.
Paramedics took her to a hospital where nurses recovered two small plastic bags, allegedly containing heroin.
Car crashes into Ogden Ave. building
Brookfield police cited a Brookfield man with traffic offenses after he allegedly lost control of his car on snow-covered streets while making a left turn from Ogden Avenue to Maple Avenue and struck the corner of Galloping Ghost GAMA, 9201 Ogden Ave., causing "substantial" damage on Feb. 6 at about 1:30 a.m.
Police followed tire tracks to a garage in the 4300 block of Madison Avenue and found the alleged offender, who said he panicked and left the scene. Police said the man showed no signs of impairment.
Brookfield police responded to the 4600 block of Raymond Avenue on Feb. 4 at 10:45 a.m. after two men reportedly removed six chainsaws from a truck belonging to a tree service doing work in the neighborhood.
The loss was valued at more than $3,000.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, Feb. 2-9, 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.