A disorderly patron who was ejected from Tonik, 7247 Roosevelt Rd., early March 3, after she allegedly took off her shoe and used it to strike a bar window and an employee.
The trouble started when Felicia Brinson, 28 of Chicago, was kicked out for arguing with the bartender.
When she was outside, she reportedly began whacking the window with her shoe. She then re-entered the bar and went after a bartender, striking him in the hand with one of her high-heeled shoes.
By the time police arrived, her cousin Victoria Brinson – also 28 and from Chicago – got into the melee by interfering with the officers who were trying to handcuff Felicia.
Authorities ended up arresting both women. They were issued local ordinance citations because complaints were not signed by the bar-owner.
A man from Orlando, Fla., was arrested on the eve of March 3 when police discovered he had a no-bond, out-of-state warrant that stemmed from a charge of hiring a vehicle with the intent to defraud.
Twenty-one-year-old Joshua Kustwin was stopped by an officer on Randolph Street and Maple Avenue for driving a vehicle with tinted windows.
When the officer ran his identification through a police computer, the warrant information was revealed. Subsequently, he was taken into custody and charged with having the warrant. It was issued by the Osceola Sheriff’s Office.
Kustwin is currently in Cook County Jail, but Deputy Chief Tom Aftanas said he would probably be sent back to Florida to face the earlier charge.
“They were willing to extradite,” Aftanas said.
Man nabbed for shoving R.F. cop
A LaGrange man was arrested on the night of Mar. 5 – the day of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade – for allegedly shoving a River Forest police officer outside of Doc Ryan’s, 7432 Madison St.
River Forest and Forest Park units came to the bar in response to a battery call and arrested 21-year-old Timothy Baker, after he pushed the officer in the back. The report does not detail the events leading up to Baker’s alleged shoving of the officer, but a waitress reportedly verified the authorities’ account of the incident.
Baker’s brother, Raymond, was given a ticket for disorderly conduct and failure to cease because he refused to leave the scene of Timothy Baker’s arrest.
Bad records lead to arrest
Two men were arrested on a number of charges, the afternoon of March 5, after police pulled them over at Beloit Avenue and Harrison Street due to the car’s tinted windows.
The car’s driver, 44-year-old Ronald Levi, of Bellwood, reportedly did not have proof of insurance or a driver’s license. When the responding officer ran Levi’s name through a police computer, it was revealed that his license was suspended.
A name check was also performed on passenger Matthew Dodge, 38, of Crest Hill, who had a warrant for a probation violation, stemming from a burglary conviction.
Both men were taken into custody although Dodge was immediately turned over to the Cook County Sheriff’s Department.
Dodge was charged with the in-state warrant, and Levi was processed for driving with a suspended license, unlawful use of a driver’s license, operating an uninsured vehicle, and two counts of equipment violations.
Teen slapped with felony
A felony charge was brought against a Cicero teenager who was allegedly driving drunk without a license on the night of March 5.
The 19-year-old was pulled over on the 500 block of Jackson Boulevard after an officer saw the teen drive on the curb, hoist his tires onto a driveway and fishtail.
When the officer approached the teen, the suspect reportedly smelled like alcohol and didn’t have a license on him.
The teen was arrested and taken to headquarters where he submitted to sobriety tests and failed every one of them – scoring a .136 blood-alcohol-content reading after a Breathalyzer test.
He was charged with the following misdemeanors: two counts of DUI and single counts of illegal consumption by a minor, not having a driver’s license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, equipment violations and improper lane usage. He also received a felony DUI charge.
These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between Feb. 27 and March 6, and represent only a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in this report has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not been adjudicated.
-Compiled by Nick Moroni