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Police Reports

Police reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for July 23

Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court.



Guadalupe Delatorre, 30, of the 2600 block of South Highland Avenue, Berwyn, was charged with driving under the influence after being pulled over for weaving in between lanes at Harlem Avenue and 40th Street in Lyons. He was also charged with several traffic violations.

Identity theft

A resident reported their identity was stolen at 3:10 p.m. July 12 after someone used their information to file a tax return with a refund.

Syringes found

An officer was dispatched to Addison and Delaplaine roads after syringes were found in the parkway at 6:25 p.m. July 12.


North Riverside man passed out in parkway, charged

A North Riverside man found unconscious on a Brookfield parkway was charged with aggravated assault at 1:37 a.m. July 20.

Brandon R. Wittenborn, 25, was found passed out in the parkway in the 3800 block of Prairie Avenue. Police were able to wake Wittenborn and advised him that paramedics had been called due to him being passed out, possibly from intoxication. Wittenborn became belligerent and started yelling at officers after he was asked for his identification.

He was told to calm down in order to be checked by paramedics or else he would be cited for disorderly acts of an intoxicated person. Wittenborn clenched and shook his fists at officers and he was advised that he was under arrest for assault and public intoxication.

He was also charged with resisting a peace officer.

Man charged with possession of cocaine

A 22-year-old Brookfield man was charged with possession of cocaine after he and a friend were reported sitting on a stranger's porch at 4:24 a.m. July 20.

Andrew L. Smith and another man were reported sitting on the porch with one of them holding a bag of suspected cocaine. Police arrived and when asked what they were doing on the porch, Smith said he thought the house was the residence of a friend. Smith was searched and police found a small bag containing 1.5 grams of cocaine.


Loaded guns stolen from business

Police received a report of a stolen gun at 4:15 p.m. July 12. Police were told an employee had stolen loaded guns from a business in the 4300 block of South First Avenue and was refusing to return them. The caller told police the employee was outside and it was unclear if that person had the guns on them. Police talked with the employee who said he would return them and did not have them on him. He later returned the weapons, and claimed he was "safe keeping" the items while the other party was out of the country. No charges were filed. 

Man charged with battery later charged for heroin possession

Police were dispatched to the 7300 block of Oakwood for a fight with weapons call at 5:21 a.m. July 13 after receiving multiple 911 calls. The offender was seen in a parking lot just south of where the incident occurred, but police were able to bring him back to the scene without incident. The offender, later identified as Andrew N. Constanzo, 26, of the 3600 block of South Gunderson Avenue, Berwyn, became argumentative with police and was charged with battery. He was given a Sept. 3 court date. Much of the report was redacted by police. 

At 9:42 p.m., police were in the lockup area processing Constanzo when police said he became belligerent and uncooperative. Constanzo reportedly kicked and pushed police officers and he was taken to the ground, according to police reports. He resisted being placed in handcuffs. Police saw a small baggie filled with a white powder substance fall from his waistband, which tested positive for heroin. A police officer was reported to have sustained minor injuries and new charges of battery, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance were issued. 

Burglary and theft reports

• A fanny pack was reported stolen from an unlocked car at 3:02 p.m. July 11. 

• A caller told police at 6:30 p.m. July 13 that a 10-year-old boy stole a female juvenile's bike near Hoffman Tower. The call was transferred to Riverside police. 

Violation of order of protection

Lawrence Root, 40, of the 300  block of North Yale, Villa Park, was charged with violating an order of protection after he entered the building where his ex-wife works in the 8300 block of West 47th Street at 11:55 a.m. July 15. 

Threats made to burn down house

Police were informed of threats made against a resident and her children by someone who said they would burn their house down at 7:53 p.m. July 15. The caller was advised to call back if the person returned or if she saw or heard anything suspicious. 

Woman grabbed by hair at bar

A woman reported to police at 9:26 p.m. that a man grabbed her by the hair and threw her to the ground at Waterworks Tavern, 7815 W. Ogden Ave. 

Pit bull attacks poodle

A dog attack was reported to police at 10:34 p.m. July 15 in the 4000 block of South Amelia Avenue. According to witnesses, a neighbors pit bull ran across the street and attacked and bit a toy poodle being walked down the street. The poodle was taken to Berwyn VCA Animal Hospital for treatment, but it was unknown if the dog survived. The pit bull was found to be current on its rabbis vaccination and was turned over to its owner. The pit bull's owner was issued a local ordinance citation. While at the animal hospital, an officer was pushed by a male juvenile from Berwyn, he was charged with battery. 

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