Michael Potrzeba, 29, of Niles was charged with domestic battery Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. His wife told police he was in the living room with their 6-year-old son, who was crying because he wanted to continue playing with his friends. The wife went to wash the dishes and the boy came to the kitchen saying his back hurt, according to the report. The wife didn't pay much attention to it at the time, the report said, but the husband later told her the boy had scratches on his back. When the mother took a look, she found the boy had scratches on his arms, chest and back and bruising on his neck, the report indicated.
The husband denied causing the injuries, police said. Police interviewed the boy, but he would not talk about the incident in front of his mother. Police observed the scratches and bruising, according to the report. They called the Ilinois Department of Children and Family Services and an investigator there said she would start a report. Police contacted the husband; he came into the police station with his attorney and police booked and processed him.
His court date is Feb. 26 in the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts.
Man charged with DUI after crash
On Feb. 11 at 11:23 p.m., police charged Batgerel Mashbat, 37, of Mount Prospect, with DUI after Niles police responded to a vehicle crash near Golf and Dee Roads. Mashbat was the driver of one of the vehicles in the crash; police said they smelled the odor of alcohol on his breath and he showed impairment on field sobriety tests. His court date is March 17 in Skokie.
Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.