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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

Benjamin Alvarez (Credit: Riverside Police)

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

Nicholas J. Sikorski, 18 / Photo from Riverside police

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

A police officer conducts a breathalyzer test.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

Luis Rosa (Credit: Riverside Police)

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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Riverside Police Chief Presses Congress To Help Fund Bulletproof Vests

A shotgun blast to his vest made a believer out Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel.

WBBM Newsradio–08/06/2013

Milo Simmon (Left) and Earl Toomer (Right) (Credit: Riverside Police)

Cops Arrest 2 Men Accused Of More Than 40 Robberies Since April

Police in west suburban Riverside say they arrested two men over the weekend they believe are responsible for more than 40 burglaries since April.

07/22/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Suburban Police Chief Criticizes Medical Marijuana Plan

One suburban police chief thinks law enforcement agencies across the state need to be better prepared if and when medical marijuana becomes legal in Illinois.

06/21/2013

Robert Golba, 55, of Riverside was charged with one count of felony violation of order protection. (Credit: Riverside Police)

Police: Intoxicated Son Falls On Mom, Pins Her On Floor for Hours

A Riverside man was arrested last Thursday for drunkenly falling and passing out on his mother, pinning her to the kitchen floor, according to a press release from the Riverside Police Department.

05/12/2013

Linda Lopez (Credit: Riverside Police)

Police: Woman Set Fire Because Husband Smoked All The Pot

A Chicago woman angered that her husband had smoked all their marijuana is charged with starting a fire inside a west suburban apartment.

04/30/2013

Karen Stryjewski (Credit: Riverside Police)

Woman Charged With Stealing FedEx Packages Off Porches

A woman in west suburban Riverside has been charged with theft after allegedly stealing packages from people’s front porches, police said.

04/06/2013

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Fight Erupts At High School After Theft Of Cannabis

A high school student was arrested Friday after a school fight due to him allegedly stealing cannabis from another student’s home.

03/10/2013

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