Miguel Almazan, 21, and Jose Almazan, 21, both of Niles, were charged with domestic battery Aug. 24 after police responded to a disturbance in the 7900 block of Caldwell at 12:20 a.m. Police found the two brothers wrestling with each other, but they stopped as police approached, according to the report. Jose Alamazan began walking away, but Miguel Almazan walked toward the officers swearing and saying nothing was going on.
Officers observed bruises and cuts on his face, chest and arms and could smell the odor of alcohol on his breath, police said. After Miguel Almazan continued yelling at them, police placed him in handcuffs and seated him in a squad car. They took Jose Almazan, who they said also appeared to be intoxicated and had cuts and bruises, into custody and placed him in a separate squad car.
Police spoke to the witness who had called saying she heard two males fighting in the building's courtyard, and to Jose Almazan's girlfriend, who said she had been sleeping in her apartment when Miguel Almazan woke her up to ask her to help calm down Jose Almazan, the report indicated. She said she didn't know why the brothers were fighting, other than the alcohol factor. Police said both brothers calmed down and were taken to the Niles Police station for booking and processing. Their court date was Aug. 27 in the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts.
Man Stopped For Not Wearing Seatbelt, Charged With DUI
Gerald Nix, 71, of Niles was charged with DUI Aug. 24 at about 10:45 p.m. after he stopped in the left-hand turn lane of northbound Milwaukee Avenue, waiting to turn left onto Touhy. A police officer in the next lane saw he was not wearing his seatbelt, and waved and tried to get his attention, according to the report, but Nix continued to stare straight ahead.
Nix made the left turn on the green arrow, and the officer followed him and initiated a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Niles police station, which is located on the northwest corner of Milwaukee and Touhy Avenues. Police said Nix's head was swaying from side to side and they could smell the odor of alcohol on his breath. When asked if he had consumed any alcohol, he indicated he did. He showed signs of impairment on field sobriety tests, according to the report. His court date is Oct. 2 in Skokie.
Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.