Christine Ablaza (Credit: Riverside Police)

Caretaker Charged With Stealing More Than $6,000 From Elderly Cancer Patient

The victim and her 45-year-old son noticed a series of unauthorized withdrawals from the woman’s bank account over several months, police said.


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Estate Sale Set At Topinka’s Riverside Home This Weekend

The estate sale at Topinka’s home in Riverside runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at 380 Herrick Road.


Juan Ramos (left) and Saul Sandoval (right) were convicted of  following a 70-year-old jeweler from Swap-O-Rama in Chicago to the jeweler's home in Riverside, and robbing him of $30,000 worth of jewelry. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections/Cook County Sheriff)

Two Men Get More Than 20 Years Each For Robbing Jeweler

Saul Sandoval, 20, and Juan Ramos, 22, have been sentenced to decades in prison after being convicted of robbing a 70-year-old west suburban man of $30,000 worth of jewelry as he returned from a Swap-O-Rama in Chicago last year.


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Man Charged With Peeping In Women’s Windows In Riverside

Ronald J. Wortel, 38, has been charged with two counts of disorderly conduct under the peeping statute, a Class A misdemeanor, according to a statement from Riverside police.


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Missing Riverside Teen Returns Home

A 16-year-old girl returned home on Saturday night after running away from her Riverside home more than a week ago.



Pit Bulls Attack Collie In Riverside: Police

The owner of the pitbulls, a Chicago man whom police did not identify, was ticketed under a village ordinance for having a dangerous or fierce dog unleashed.


Juan Ramos (left) and Saul Sandoval (right) have been convicted of armed robbery for a jewelry heist on Aug. 3, 2014. (Credit: Riverside Police)

Two Convicted Of Robbing 70-Year-Old Jeweler

A jury Friday found 20-year-old Saul Sandoval and 21-year-old Juan Ramos guilty of armed robbery for the Aug. 3, 2014, heist, according to a statement from Riverside police. The verdict was delivered after a five-day trial at the Maybrook Courthouse in west suburban Maywood.


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Police: Machete-Wielding Man Held Mom Hostage Over eBay Purchase

A man threatened his mother with a machete and later held her hostage in a west suburban police station parking lot because she refused to buy him $4,000 worth of basketball cards and a costume mask on eBay, according to police.


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Woman Set Fire To Apartment After Boyfriend Smoked All The Pot: Police

Linda B. Lopez was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution.


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Police: Drunk Driver Blew Five Red Lights In Front Of Cop

A Berwyn man is charged with DUI after he allegedly drove past a marked police car and through five consecutive red lights early Tuesday in west suburban Riverside.


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Berwyn Man Charged With DUI After Bold Ride Through Riverside

Riverside Police say it was 3:18 a.m. when 30-year-old Eric Quiroz was driving down Harlem with several other friends in the car.


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Riverside School District Employee Charged With Stealing iPads, Computers

Lamawr Palmer, 31, was charged with one felony count of theft of school property, according to a statement from Riverside police.


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Riverside Police Arrest Several Teens After Reported Shooting With Airsoft Gun

Riverside Police arrested three juveniles after investigating a reported shooting with Airsoft guns Saturday night. Four other teens were cited and two Airsoft handguns and an Airsoft pump shot gun along with a bag full of airsoft pellets.


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Boy, 9, Shoots Sister, 11, With BB Gun

Riverside police and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services were investigating an incident in which a boy shot his sister with a BB gun.


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Police: Drunken Driver Caught Doing 99 In A 35 MPH Zone

Twenty-year-old Miguel Angel Ocampo of North Riverside was arrested and charged with several offenses, including DUI, speeding, reckless driving and having no vehicle insurance, police said.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.