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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

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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

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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

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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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Cops Arrest 28 For Underage Drinking At Party In Riverside

Police in Riverside late Monday shut down an underage drinking party that attracted dozens of teens from across the western suburbs.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

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High School Student Arrested, Suburban Drug Operation Taken Down

A 17-year-old high school student who police called “a major supplier of cannabis” to young people and high school students in west suburban Riverside was arrested and his drug operation taken down Friday.

08/04/2012

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Police Chief Unhappy With ‘Extremely Light’ Sentence For Scammer

An Ohio man is in jail here in Cook County for 60 days – accused of a magazine sales scam – and a suburban police chief is upset because he thinks the sentence should have been tougher.

07/18/2012

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Man Arrested For Magazine Subscription Scam; Says People Are ‘Easy To Fool’

Police in Riverside have busted a man for selling phony magazine subscriptions around the western suburb.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

Charles Vacek

Boy, 8, Finds And Turns In Package Of Money In Riverside

No one has come forward yet for a package of cash found by an 8-year old boy this week in west suburban Riverside.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

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Man Charged With Hurling Racial Slurs In Road Rage Incident

Authorities have charged a southwest suburban man with hurling racial slurs and spitting at a woman and her son in a road rage incident.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

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West Suburban Police: Gangs Are Being Pushed Into Our Towns

West suburban police are complaining about what they call the toothpaste effect – gang members being squeezed out of Chicago and into their communities.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Steven Sampson, a Wisconsin jail inmate, escaped from a work camp on Jan. 30, 2012, and could be headed for west suburban Riverside. (Credit: Riverside Police Department)

Escaped Wisconsin Inmate Could Be Headed To Riverside

Police in west suburban Riverside are on the lookout for a former resident who escaped a Wisconsin jail last month.

02/05/2012

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