By Bob Uphues
A 19-year-old Summit man allegedly under the influence of drugs has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence causing great bodily harm, a Class 1 felony, after he reportedly drove his 2012 Jeep into a 2012 Infiniti while turning left from westbound Cermak Road onto southbound First Avenue in North Riverside on July 28 at about 11:10 a.m.
According to the police report, the person injured in the crash was the driver of the Infiniti, a 55-year-old LaGrange man. A 15-year-old girl who was a passenger inside the Infiniti was not injured, police said.
Police reported smelling the odor of cannabis coming from the vehicle driven by the offender, who was identified as Alberth Deavila. He reportedly failed field sobriety tests and acted aggressively toward police.
In addition to the felony DUI charge, Deavila was charged with resisting arrest and cited for failure to yield while turning left.
Flash mob results in arrests
North Riverside police detained three juveniles, one of them 10 years old, after responding to a report of about 50 people running through the parking lot at Kohl's, 2200 Harlem Ave., and jumping on vehicles on Aug. 3 at about 8:50 p.m.
Police also noticed that a Chevy Tahoe in the parking lot appeared to have been burglarized. All four doors were open and items were scattered on the ground. A witness pointed to one boy, who was running north towards Cermak Road. Police detained the 10-year-old boy, but he was not charged.
While an officer was detaining the boy, a 13-year-old girl reportedly attempted to interfere with the officer by grabbing him. A 16-year-old girl later was arrested after she allegedly tried to open the rear door of the squad car to allow the 13 year old to flee. The two girls were charged with obstructing a police officer.
The owner of the Chevy Tahoe said about $10 in loose change and two phone charging cords were taken from her vehicle.
Riverside police responded to the 100 block of Lawton Road on the morning of Aug. 4 after a resident called to report that a bicycle had been stolen from his garage.
The victim wasn't exactly sure when the bike was stolen, but he believed it to be overnight on Aug. 2-3. On the morning of Aug. 3 the resident reported finding a green Trek bicycle, which did not belong to anyone in the family, in his front yard. The person who left the bike in his yard likely stole his, the resident told police.
The stolen bike was described as a custom-built red mountain bike worth about $1,200.
Brookfield police charged a 28-year-old Bridgeview woman with endangering the life of a child and two counts of possession of a controlled substance after a police officer reported seeing her shooting up inside her vehicle, which was parked in the 9100 block of Sheridan Avenue on July 29 at 12:50 p.m.
A witness had called police to report a suspicious vehicle. When the officer arrived, he reported observing the driver using a syringe to shoot heroin into her ankle. In the front passenger seat of the vehicle was a 24-year-old Bridgeview woman, who also had injected heroin into her ankle. Meanwhile, according to police, sitting in the backseat was the driver's 5-year-old son.
Police also reported recovering heroin and prescription drugs inside the vehicle.
Riverside police charged a 35-year-old Cicero man with drunken driving and endangering the life of a child after they stopped his black Ford which was reportedly speeding at 50 mph in a 30 mph zone, and veering across the center line of Ogden Avenue approaching Harlem Avenue on Aug. 3 just after midnight.
Asleep, not wearing a seatbelt and lying atop an open case of beer inside the vehicle was a 6-year-old child, according to police, who contacted a family member to come and take custody of the child.
Police also reported contacting the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services about the incident.
Catalytic converter stolen
A resident of the 3400 block of Madison Avenue, Brookfield, called police at about 5:10 a.m. on Aug. 5 after hearing a loud grinding noise outside his residence and seeing two people standing next to his vehicle, which was parked on the street.
By the time the man got outside to investigate what was going on, the two people had gotten into another vehicle and left the area. After checking the vehicle, he noticed that the catalytic converter had been cut off of his vehicle.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, July 29-Aug. 5 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