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


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.


Stock Photo (Christopher Furlong/ Getty Images)

Riverside Police Seek Man Who Followed 10-Year-Old Girl To School

Police are searching for a man who may have followed a 10-year-old child to school Wednesday afternoon in west suburban Riverside.


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

Harvey Cop Charged With Driving Drunk In West Suburbs

An off-duty Harvey police officer was arrested for driving drunk early Tuesday after he allegedly crashed into a stationary vehicle in west suburban Riverside.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

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Driver Dead After SUV Rollover Crash In Riverside

A west suburban man is dead, after a sport-utility vehicle he was driving crashed and rolled over at the junction of two residential side streets in Riverside.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Mary Ann Malik

Police: Riverside Woman Made Up Rape Story

A Riverside woman said she was raped near a Metra station last week, setting off a massive police search and putting a neighborhood in fear.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

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Neighbors Pray For Riverside Rape Victim

A sexual assault less than a block from the Metra train station in Riverside last week has left neighbors feeling on-edge.

CBS Chicago–11/06/2011

Dominick Harvey, 43, is charged with two counts of residential burglary for breaking into two homes in Riverside and stealing cash, jewelry and computer equipment. (Credit: Riverside Police Department)

Cops Nab Burglar Who Left Pic Of Himself On Laptop

A burglar who stole a laptop computer from a west suburban home last month and gave police a pretty good lead — a photo of his face taken by the computer — has been arrested.


Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Note About Bad Dream Mistaken For Bomb Threat On Metra Train

A man on a Metra train Monday night was only trying to ease his fears about a bad dream he had, but the note he passed to the train conductor was mistaken for a bomb threat.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

A theft suspect apparently left a picture of himself on a stolen laptop that he later sold.  (Credit: Riverside Police)

Cops: Suspect Left Pic Of Himself On Stolen Laptop

A burglar who took a laptop computer from a west suburban home may have unknowingly given police a pretty good lead — a photo of his face taken by the computer.


Alberto Luis Alvarez has a rap sheet of 99 arrests, police say. (Riverside Police Dept.)

Man Arrested 99 Times Cops Plea, Gets 18 Months In Prison

A Chicago man arrested for the 99th time when he was caught using his 3-year-old child as a ruse to beg for money pleaded guilty at his indictment hearing Monday and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.


William O'Connor (Credit: Riverside Police Department)

Riverside Police Arrest North Side Con Artist In Hiding For 2 Years

Police in Riverside arrested a con man over the weekend, who they say has been in hiding around the Chicago area for two years.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2011

Alberto Luis Alvarez has a rap sheet of 99 arrests, police say. (Riverside Police Dept.)

Habitual Arrestee Uses 3-Year-Old As Begging Prop

A Chicago man was arrested for the 99th time Wednesday and charged with drug possession after allegedly using his 3-year-old child as a ruse to beg for money in west suburban Riverside.


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Police: Man Stabs Himself During Fight With Girlfriend

A west suburban man who stabbed himself during a drunken fight with his girlfriend Wednesday is also facing domestic battery charges.


Riverside Air Conditioners

Thieves Steal Air Conditioners From Riverside Post Office

Thieves walked off with two air conditioning units at the post office in Riverside over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011


Many Communities Plagued With Flooding After Weekend Storms

Over the weekend, some Chicago area residents were merely kept awake by a severe round of storms.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

Dog playing in yard after being doused in gasoline earlier in the day. (Credit: CBS)

Man Douses Loose Dog With Gasoline

A west suburban man who called police to report an unleashed dog at a park Tuesday was later arrested for allegedly pouring gasoline on the animal and threatening to set it on fire, police said.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2011

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Police Search For Driver Who Hit Boy In Riverside

Riverside Police are now working with a description given by a witness of the hit-and-run driver and vehicle, which struck a child who was riding a bicycle near a school earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2011