A 23-year-old woman who works in a store on Milwaukee Avenue has been receiving threatening texts from a 35-year-old Park Ridge man who is a regular customer at the store, police said. He got her cell telephone number, and, as of April 17, had been sending her texts for more than a month. The texts talk about him being invisible, knowing where she lives and watching her. Police filed a report.
Man charged in domestic battery case
James Wyatt, 45, of Niles was charged with domestic battery April 14 just after 11:40 a.m. after a 27-year-old woman called 911. When police arrived, they found her hyperventilating and not able to speak, they said.
Niles Fire Department paramedics arrived and were able to calm her. She refused further medical attention. The woman told police that she lives with Wyatt in the 7700 block of Milwaukee Avenue, and that they started arguing over household issues the previous day, according to a police report. Because of the argument, she took her two daughters, ages 6 and 9, from a previous relationship out of the home and spent the night in their car, police said. She left the 2-year-old son, who is also Wyatt's son, with him, according to the report.
After returning to the home at 11:30 a.m. on April 14, Wyatt and the victim began arguing again, police said, and while she was in the bathroom, police added, he hit her, causing her to fall in to the bathtub and get scratches on her arm and lip.
Wyatt left the home with their son, police said, and police issued a broadcast message. One police officer was able to reach Wyatt on the phone and persuade him to come to the police station, where they took him into custody. His court date is May 2.
Information is taken from reports.