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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

Protective Body Armor

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

Armando Marentes /(Credit: Chicago Police)

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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Suburban Police Chief Finds Unique Way To Bolster School Security

A west suburban police chief thinks he’s found a way to beef up security around his village’s schools without putting police in every building.

02/12/2013

Gasoline thieves pried open a gas pump to disable the mechanism that measures how much gas has been delivered, so they could steal gas and resell it. (Credit: Riverside Police)

Police Search For 2nd Suspect In Gasoline Theft Scheme

Police said Monday they’re following several leads in their search for a second suspect in an elaborate gasoline theft scheme.

CBS 2–02/04/2013

Darius Williamson, 35, was charged with theft after Riverside police launched an investigation into the possibility he was involved in widespread gasoline thefts. (Credit: Riverside Police)

Man Charged With Elaborate Gasoline Theft Scheme

A west suburban man was charged with theft after authorities uncovered an elaborate gasoline-stealing ring involving two men who would sell the stolen petrol at gas stations and vacant lots on Chicago’s West Side.

02/03/2013

This was the scene where coyotes tried to chase a puppy into a home in Riverside. (Riverside Police Dept.)

Coyotes Break Door Glass Trying To Chase Dogs Into Riverside Home

For those who thought coyotes were shy retiring creatures of the woods, think again.

01/25/2013

National Guard Members Return From Afghanistan

Twelve men were greeted with hugs and some tears.

01/18/2013

Adamczyk, of the 1600 block of Oregon Street in Rockford, had been paroled to a halfway house on the 1300 block of East 71st Place in Chicago. (Credit: Riverside Police)

Man With History Of Sex-Related Crimes Arrested At Boys’ Swim Meet

The man told police that when he walked by Riverside Brookfield High School, he received a brainwave message from recording artist Justin Bieber telling him to go to the school to see the kids there.

01/13/2013

Coyote

Coyote Believed Responsible For Puppy’s Death In Riverside

The coyote attacked a 9-pound Bichon-Poo puppy about 3 p.m. Dec. 29 in its backyard in west suburban Riverside.

01/03/2013

Gregory Cook, 42, has been charged with two counts of residential burglary. (Riverside Police)

Police: Burglar Was Going To Re-Gift Stolen Goods

Gregory Cook has eight prior convictions for burglary and is a self-admitted Hell Bound Biker Club gang member, police say.

12/21/2012

Gregory Cook is accused of using stolen goods as Christmas presents. (Credit: Riverside Police Dept.)

Man Accused Of Trying To Use Stolen Goods As Christmas Presents

Police say Gregory Cook repackaged stolen goods for Christmas gifts for his friends and family.

12/21/2012

Demolition crews work on the removal of the Hofmann Dam in Riverside, Ill. (Credit: Illinois Government News Network)

Governor Celebrates Removal Of Dam In Riverside

Usually, when you see politicians gather for ribbon-cutting ceremonies at public projects, it’s to mark their completion or dedication. But Friday, Gov. Pat Quinn and others gathered in a park in west suburban Riverside, along the Des Plaines River, to celebrate the destruction of a dam.

WBBM Newsradio–10/27/2012

Railroad Crossing

Man Struck, Killed By Freight Train In Riverside

The death of a man who was hit by a freight train Friday night in west suburban Riverside was a suicide, an autopsy has determined.

10/06/2012

Mary Ann Malik

Woman Gets Probation For Filing False Report Of Sexual Assault

A 47-year-old west suburban woman was given probation Monday for falsely reporting a sexual assaulted while walking home from a train last November.

08/28/2012

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