Two reportedly robbed during Brookfield drug deal | Police reports April 21-28

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Two people, a 20-year-old Brookfield man and a male juvenile from LaGrange Park, told police they were robbed at gunpoint while attempting to purchase cannabis on April 24 about 6:45 p.m. in the 3500 block of Arden Avenue in Brookfield.

No one was hurt in the incident, during which the alleged offenders took a backpack containing various personal items from the adult victim.

According to the police report, the adult victim reportedly set up the drug purchase on the social media app SnapChat, agreeing to meet with the seller at Washington and Arden avenues in Brookfield.

A black Nissan sedan with tinted windows pulled up and the driver motioned the two victims to get inside the vehicle, which parked in the 3500 block of Arden Avenue. There were two other passengers, both male teenagers, inside the vehicle.

The driver abruptly pulled out a black handgun, according to the police report, and demanded personal property from the victims, who then exited the vehicle, which was last seen headed westbound on Washington Avenue.

The victims obtained a partial license plate number, but that plate reportedly was registered to a different vehicle.

 

Passed out at the wheel

Brookfield police charged a 25-year-old Brookfield resident with driving under the influence after an officer reported finding him slumped over the steering wheel of his 2005 Chrysler in a parking space in the 9100 block of Broadway Avenue on April 25 about 4:05 p.m.

According to police, the car was running and in gear and the slumbering driver had his foot on the brake. The officer woke up the driver by knocking on the car door and had the driver perform field sobriety tests, which he reportedly failed.

The man's blood-alcohol content, according to police, was .266, which is more than three times the legal limit of .08.

North Riverside police charged a 25-year-old man with drunken driving and cited him for several traffic offenses after he reportedly drove his GMC vehicle into the woods of the forest preserve at 9th Avenue and 26th Street on April 21 at 3:15 a.m.

Police located the heavily damaged vehicle about 50 feet into the woods, where they contacted the driver who said he was not injured. The driver, whose address was not provided by police, reportedly told police he'd consumed seven or eight beers at the Berwyn tavern earlier that night.

A breath test reportedly indicated that the driver's blood-alcohol content was .162, which is more than twice the legal limit.

 

Daddy-daughter dance scuffle

Brookfield police responded to the gymnasium of Congress Park School, 4601 Raymond Ave., on April 26 about 7 p.m. after a man attending a daddy-daughter dance there called police to report that he'd been in an altercation with another dad, who he claimed spit on him.

The alleged victim told police he's had past problems with the alleged offender. On this occasion, the victim said, he was walking behind the offender when the offender "pretended to lose his balance and fall into" the victim.

A short time later, according to the victim, the offender claimed the victim had stepped on the foot of a woman before chest-bumping the victim and spitting in his face. The victim then said he placed the offender in a headlock for about 30 seconds before the two were separated.

The offender denied spitting at the victim and said that the victim had forcefully shoved him and stepped on a woman's foot, prompting him to confront the victim about it. The offender claimed he was walking away when the victim grabbed him from behind, put him in a headlock and started punching him in the head. The offender claimed he ended up with a fat lip, but police reported "no obvious signs of injury."

Due to the conflicting stories and inconsistent witness statements, police did not make any arrests, but they told the two men to stay away from one another. 

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, April 21-28, 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

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