Alfredo Terrazas, 19, of Des Plaines was charged with mob action, criminal damage to state property, a Class 4 felony, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after a street brawl, much of which took place inside a car, on Nov. 15 at 7:30 a.m. in the 8200 block of Cumberland.
An 82-year-old Niles woman told police she heard cars honking that morning, and when she looked out the window of her home, she observed Alfredo Terrazas punching the passenger in the front seat of a 2000 Chevrolet four-door vehicle, later identified as Oscar Montesinos, 19, of Des Plaines, the police report said. The car was stopped at a stop sign.
The vehicle turned right onto northbound Cumberland in the 8200 block and, according to police, Alfredo Terrazas continued punching Montesinos. The first Niles police officer on scene observed the vehicle parked with the emergency brakes on; the driver jumped out of the car and ran northbound on Cumberland and then westbound on Madison Avenue, police said.
Another responding officer located Alfredo Terrazas and took him into custody in the 8500 block of Madison, according to the report. The three other occupants stayed with the car and were taken into custody. They were front seat passenger Montesinos, Jesus Terrazas, 23, of Des Plaines, and a 15-year-old girl from Rolling Meadows.
Niles Fire Department paramedics took Montesinos and Jesus Terrazas to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for treatment. Police prepared to take Alfredo Terrazas to the police station for processing, but while he was waiting, they said he kicked in the rear passenger side door of a squad car while sitting inside the vehicle.
Alfredo Terrazas stated he could not breathe, according to the report, and Niles officers removed him from the car and paramedics treated him at the scene. After they concluded, officers tried to get Alfredo Terrazas back into the car, and he pulled away, yelled and screamed, according to police.
Police interviewed the 15-year-old girl at the police station, and they said she gave them the wrong name, birth date, address, school and parent information, and she was charged with obstructing the investigation. Police said she had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath and admitted that she had been drinking beer. She refused a portable breath test and was issued a ticket for Consumption of Alcohol Under 21. Police released her to her sister and planned to petition her to juvenile court.
Police contacted Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Mary Hain, who approved one count of felony criminal damage to government-owned property in that Alfredo Terrazas damaged Niles squad car 122.
After Montesinos and Jesus Terrazas were released from the hospital, police brought them to the Niles police station and charged them with mob action.
The court date for Alfredo and Jesus Terrazas was Nov. 26; for Oscar Montesinos, it is Jan., 2, in the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts.
Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.