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.
• Erick Galan, 31, of the 6500 block of West 28th Street, was charged at 11:24 p.m. Aug. 14 with driving under the influence alcohol following a traffic stop for swerving into the oncoming lane and narrowly avoiding a police car in the 6900 block of 26th Street before disobeying a stop light. Police smelled a strong odor of alcohol from in the vehicle and saw several cans of beer in the center console. Galan also was charged with driving with a suspended license, illegal transportation of liquor, disobeying a red light, improper lane use and driving left of the center line.
• Veronica Alonzo, 43, of the 3600 block of South East Avenue, was charged at 10:40 p.m. Aug. 11 with DUI alcohol after she was found passed out in her vehicle in the 3600 block of South Grove Avenue. Alonzo appeared incoherent when questioned by police and failed field sobriety tests. An open bottle of wine was found on the floor of the vehicle. She also was charged with transportation/possession of alcohol in an open container.
• Jose Efrain Prado, 34, of the 1900 block of South Highland Avenue, was charged at 1 a.m. Aug. 9 with DUI of alcohol after he was stopped for driving without a seat belt at the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Riverside Drive. Prado emitted a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He also was charged with driving with a suspended license, having no insurance and not wearing a seat belt.
• David Peralta, 23, of the 3200 block of West 38th Place, Chicago, was charged at 10 p.m. Aug. 9 with DUI of alcohol after he struck two parked vehicles and a waste can at Cuyler Avenue and Cermak Road. Peralta had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and failed field sobriety tests. He also was charged with driving without insurance and damage to city property.
Burglary and theft
• An attempted burglary to a garage was reported Aug. 14 in the 2600 block of Euclid Avenue. Entry was gained by forcing open a service door. Nothing appeared to be missing.
• A bicycle was stolen Aug. 14 from an apartment entrance in the 1800 block of South Elmwood Avenue.
• Electrical wiring was reported stolen Aug. 14 from a building under rehabilitation at 6220 W. Cermak Road.
• A spare tire was reported stolen Aug. 14 from a vehicle in the 1800 block of South Maple Avenue.
• A bicycle valued at $300 was reported stolen Aug. 14 in the 7100 block of West Cermak Road.
• A garage was reported ransacked Aug. 13 in the 6400 block of West 33rd Street.
• A book bag, athletic equipment, a gold necklace and headphones were reported stolen Aug. 13 from a garage in the 2600 block of South Euclid Avenue. Entry was gained through a damaged service door.
• A white, 2001 Ford Escort was reported stolen Aug. 13 from the 1800 block of South Oak Park Avenue.
• A GPS unit was reported stolen Aug. 13 from a vehicle parked in a garage in the 2100 block of South Ridgeland Avenue. The owner said a man was sitting in the vehicle at the time and then fled, leaving behind an unopened bottle of wine.
• A leaf blower and line trimmer were reported stolen Aug. 13 from a garage in the 2100 block of South Gunderson Avenue. Entry was gained by kicking open a service door.
• An Apple MacBook was reported stolen Aug. 12 from an unlocked office at MacNeal Hospital.
• A CCTV recorder was reported stolen Aug. 11 from the office of Paparazzi, 6907 W. Roosevelt Road. Entry was gained through a forced open front door.
• A dark blue, 2002 Ford van was reported stolen Aug. 11 in the 2100 block of South Harvey Avenue.
• A tan, older model Oldsmobile was reported stolen Aug. 10 from the 1300 block of South Maple Avenue.
• A white, Ford E250 was reported stolen Aug. 11 from the 3300 block of South Cuyler Avenue.
• A rototiller was reported stolen Aug. 8 from a garage in the 2500 block of South Clinton Avenue.
Police reports for the town of Cicero were not available at the time of publication. An extended police reports section will be included in the Aug. 27 edition of the Berwyn Suburban Life, which will include those reports.