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Police: Armed Robbers Followed Jewelry Dealer From Flea Market

A suburban senior opened her door to see a friend being attacked by jewel thieves. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

08/07/2014

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For Two Days, Hugo The Cat Trapped On Electrical Pole

Poor Hugo, he’s been stuck on a ComEd electrical pole for two days.

07/23/2014

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Riverside Police Chief Wants Stiffer Punishment For Habitual Drunk Drivers

After a man whose license has been revoked seven times in the past was arrested for drunk driving for the fourth time last weekend, Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said it was the last straw.

07/18/2014

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Suburban Police Chief: Ticket Quotas Needed To Evaluate Personnel

An independent-minded suburban police chief suggests trouble ahead now that Governor Pat Quinn has signed a law banning ticket quotas, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

06/16/2014

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Chief Objects After Suspect Who Threatened To Kill Cop Released

In an unusual move, a suburban police chief has filed an official complaint against a judge for letting a defendant walk without a cash bond.

05/28/2014

Vance Nono (Credit: Riverside Police)

Cops: Drunk Drove Up To Police Station After Hitting Girlfriend

Vance Nono, of Lyons, has been charged with domestic battery, battery to a police officer, DUI, and other counts.

05/02/2014

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West Suburban Cops Get Training To Handle Coyotes

West suburban police are learning how to handle coyotes peacefully, though not quietly.

04/29/2014

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Police Officer Rescues Teens From Des Plaines River

A west suburban police officer rescued some teens from an overturned canoe last week.

03/31/2014

Damien Romero  (left)  Julio S. Guzman (middle) and ntonio Lemus (right) . (Credit: Riverside Police Department.)

Snowy Shoeprints Lead Police To Trio Of Burglary Suspects

Police in Riverside are saying shoeprints left in the snow led to the arrest of three men who committed several robberies throughout the western suburbs.

03/02/2014

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Riverside Man Charged With Kicking Pregnant Fiancée

Benjamin G. Alvarez, 39, faces two Class A misdemeanor charges of battery to an unborn child and domestic battery.

02/24/2014

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Man Charged With Calling In False Threat To “Shoot Up” Riverside High School

Police say a Brookfield man set up another man in a phony shooting threat to a west suburban high school on Friday to get back at him for a drug deal rip-off.

02/23/2014

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383 Coyote Sightings Reported In Riverside Last Year

Riverside police say there were 383 coyote sightings last year in the west suburb.

02/22/2014

An Amtrak train struck a station wagon that got stuck on the tracks in Riverside on Thursday. (Credit: Riverside Police)

Woman, Dog Hurt When Train Hits Car In Riverside

A woman and a Shih Tzu named Tuxedo narrowly escaped serious injury after an oncoming train in west suburban Riverside struck the woman’s vehicle on Thursday.

02/21/2014

A pit bull named Cheff was found in a cage in Riverside; police want to find the owner. (Riverside Police)

Malnourished Pit Bull Found Caged, Cold In Riverside Parking Lot

It was between zero and 5 degrees when the pit bull was out in the cold, abandoned in his cage in the parking lot of the MacNeal Professional Building in Riverside.

01/09/2014

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Riverside Police Arrest Three Boys For Stealing UPS Packages

Riverside police arrested three boys Thursday for stealing UPS packages in the west suburb.

12/21/2013

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Suburban Police Chief’s Plan To Tweet Names Of People Arrested For DUI On Hold

A west suburban police chief’s plan to start tweeting the names of those arrested for DUI is on hold for the moment. An update from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

12/16/2013

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Suburban Police To Crack Down On Drunk Driving Through Twitter

Get caught driving drunk in Riverside, and your name and offense will end up in the Twitterverse.

12/10/2013

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Police Chief: Don’t Let Smart Phone Track Trick-Or-Treaters; Do It Yourself

A suburban police chief said Tuesday that smart phone apps allowing parents to track their kids as they go trick-or-treating is all well and good, but the best way to keep kids safe is a lot simpler: go with them.

10/29/2013

Raul Martinez (Credit: Riverside Police)

Man Arrested For Posting Nude Photos Of Ex Online As Threat

A Berwyn man is facing harassment charges for allegedly posting naked photos of his ex online — and threatening to post more if she didn’t come back to him.

09/17/2013

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Cops: Driver Had Open Alcohol In Car While Dropping Off Child At School

A driver allegedly caught with alcohol in his car while dropping off a high school student Friday in west suburban Riverside had previously used a fake name to continue driving despite his prior DUI convictions, police claim.

09/03/2013

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