By Bob Uphues
Brookfield police report car break-ins
Police were dispatched to the 3300 block of Elm Avenue, Brookfield, on May 20 after a resident called to report a vehicle break-in that had occurred a couple of days before.
The victim told police he'd parked his car on the street on May 16 at about 6 p.m., but he didn't lock the doors. When he returned to his vehicle on May 18 at 9 a.m. he discovered that two cellphones along with keys to a residence in Chicago were missing.
A resident of the 9500 block of Monroe Avenue, Brookfield, called police on the morning of May 20 to report that during the overnight hours someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and removed a cellphone charger and an unknown amount of loose change.
Rims stolen from lot
The owner of Padilla Tires, 9014 47th St., called police on the morning of May 22 to report that someone had stolen several metal tire rims from the property during the overnight hours.
Surveillance video reportedly showed a man exiting an older red, four-door vehicle with no front license plate and removing three rims at about 4 a.m. The car then backed out onto 47th Street and left the area.
The victim said rims had also been stolen the previous night and that surveillance video showed the same vehicle was involved.
On May 20, Brookfield police responded to the Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., after someone reported that a bike had been stolen from a rack outside the building the day before.
The victim told police that he arrived at the library between 11:30 a.m. and noon and did not secure his bike to the rack before going inside. When he returned at about 12:30 p.m., the bike was gone.
Surveillance video showed that someone wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt rode off with the bike. Another camera showed the offender enter the traffic circle at Eight Corners and then head east on Broadway Avenue.
Brookfield police responded to a residence in the 3900 block of Raymond Avenue on May 22 at about 10:30 a.m. after a neighbor called to report that someone had just taken a blue mountain bike from a nearby backyard.
Police learned that the owner of the blue Raleigh mountain bike, valued at $800, had left the bike unsecured outside the garage.
Customer not always right
A Brookfield man was banned from Dunkin Donuts, 9208 Ogden Ave. in Brookfield, for the next year after he allegedly made a scene while demanding a $2.41 refund for a botched coffee order on May 22 at about 10:15 a.m.
According to the police report, the man had come back around the drive-thru a second time to complain and demand a refund. The employee at the window reportedly refused due to the way he was being talked to by the customer.
The man then came inside the store, yelling for a refund and allegedly flailing his arms and hands. Another employee gave the man his money back and told him to leave because they were calling the police.
That employee told police the same man had called her an obscene name during a complaint over an order a couple of weeks earlier.
North Riverside police charged a 26-year-old Riverside man with drunken driving and cited him for several traffic offenses after he was stopped for allegedly driving erratically on Hainsworth Avenue on May 14 at about 3:20 a.m.
According to police the offender's vehicle nearly side-swiped parked cars in the 2500 block of Hainsworth Avenue, turned west on 26th Street and accelerated to 51 mph before turning left on Desplaines Avenue and then making a very wide right turn onto 31st Street.
The driver reportedly failed field sobriety tests, and police reported finding a backpack containing multiple cans of cold beer in addition to two plastic bags containing more than 32 grams of cannabis.
The driver's blood-alcohol content reportedly was .177, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08. In addition to being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and being ticketed for the moving violations, the driver was also given a local ordinance citation for possession of cannabis.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, May 14-23, 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