Riverside

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Police: Girl, 10, Struck By Drunk Driver Who Fled Scene

A 10-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle in a school zone Thursday afternoon in southwest suburban Riverside.

11/22/2014

Saul Sandoval (Credit: Riverside Police)

Man Free On Bond For Robbery Charged With Stealing Woman’s Purse

A man free on bond after being charged with robbing an elderly man in west suburban Riverside in August was arrested last weekend and charged with another robbery in Chicago.

11/21/2014

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“Bully Bandit” Suspected In 16th Bank Robbery

The “Bully Bandit” is suspected of striking again Thursday morning in south suburban Riverside, in his fourth suspected bank robbery in the past month after a year-and-a-half hiatus.

11/14/2014

Jeffrey Waiman Wo (Credit: Riverside Police)

Man Wearing Bulletproof Vest Arrested Outside Riverside School

Jeffrey Waiman Wo, 41, was charged with one count of disorderly conduct after he was seen “lurking around St. Mary’s School playground” at 97 Herrick Rd. about 12:41 p.m. Tuesday, according to a statement from Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel.

11/05/2014

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Police: Woman Passed Out Drunk Behind Wheel Wakes Up, Smashes Vehicle Into Squad Car

Police say a woman who passed out drunk while driving in the west suburbs on Monday night woke up and smashed her vehicle into a squad car as officers tried to rouse her in Riverside.

10/08/2014

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“Small Explosion” Outside Riverside Steel Mill

The explosion happened about 11 p.m at ArcelorMittal, 13500 S. Perry, Riverdale Police said.

09/26/2014

An elderly motorist was uninjured Monday after this car went through the front of a Riverside bank. (Riverside Police)

Elderly Driver Sends Car Through Front Of Riverside Bank

The driver said she meant to park her 2000 Honda Accord in front of First American Bank, 15 Riverside Road, around noon when her foot mistakenly pushed the accelerator, according to police.

09/15/2014

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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

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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

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