Two men from Carol Stream are free on bond and awaiting trial, after one of them allegedly harassed a woman sexually and then threw her to the ground in downtown Naperville, after she rebuffed his advances.
Frank D. Brandle, 23, is charged with battery causing bodily harm and disorderly conduct, according to Naperville police. A companion, Bradley J. Nuccio, 22, is charged with interfering with police.
Written police reports stated the incident occurred about 1:19 a.m. Sunday near Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, 131 W. Jefferson Ave. Sgt. Bill Davis on Thursday confirmed that was when Brandle allegedly attacked a 22-year-old woman from Woodridge.
The woman told police she was talking on her cell phone near the corner of Jackson Avenue and Main Street when Brandle allegedly “walked up to her, got in her face and started talking to her,” Davis wrote in an email. The woman said “she did not know (Brandle) and had never seen him before, and described him as being intoxicated,” he said.
Davis said the woman told Brandle “she was not interested in him, and to leave her alone,” Davis said. She then walked away from him.
“Brandle then kept yelling obscene, offensive and sexually explicit comments at the victim as she walked to her car,” Davis said. Brandle allegedly pursued her to the parking lot near Lou Malnati’s, where he “grabbed the victim by the waist and threw her to the ground” before fleeing from the area, he said.
Police soon after found Brandle walking a short distance away with several other people, near Jefferson Avenue and Eagle Street, Davis said. The woman “made a positive identification of Brandle” as her attacker, which led to his arrest, he said.
The woman sustained minor scratches in the alleged attack, and declined medical treatment, Davis said.
He added he did not know how Nuccio allegedly figured in the incident, as formal, written police reports remained incomplete.
An examination of records on file in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton indicated Brandle and Nuccio are known to police in Carol Stream and nearby communities. Brandle since 2007 has been ticketed or arrested more than 20 times, while Nuccio since 2009 has amassed 11 citations, records showed.
Brandle in October 2008 was found guilty of misdemeanor theft; in March and June 2010 of separate charges of misdemeanor possession of marijuana; and in October 2011 of disorderly conduct, according to records. All of the incidents occurred in Carol Stream.
A judge overseeing the second of the marijuana cases ordered Brandle to perform 30 hours of community service work as part of his penalty, records indicated. Brandle was placed on supervision and fined in all four matters, records showed.
Nuccio in January 2010 was convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession in Bloomingdale, according to records. He was ordered to perform 20 hours of public service work as his penalty.
The preliminary court dates for Brandle and Nuccio in the Naperville incident are pending.Tags: downtown Naperville