Riverside

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.

08/31/2011

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.

08/29/2011

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.

08/11/2011

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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.

08/10/2011

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

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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

Cans Of Four Loko Are Seen On Display. (AP Photo)

Students Busted With Four Loko At Basketball Game

Two students were cited after apparently becoming drunk at a west suburban high school basketball game last week after drinking Four Loko.

03/16/2011

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Teen Charged With 6 Felony Drug Counts

A 15-year-old west suburban high school student has been charged with six felonies after four other students who allegedly obtained drugs from him began to suffer ill effects from the drugs and were taken to a hospital on Friday.

03/06/2011

File Photo (Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Riverside Crossing Guard Struck In Hit-And-Run

Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver that struck a crossing guard Thursday in west suburban Riverside.

02/10/2011

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Man Arrested After Running Naked From Car

A west suburban man who allegedly jumped out of a car and stripped naked in the street in Tuesday night’s frigid temperatures has been charged with public indecency and public intoxication.

01/19/2011

Handcuffs

Drunk Driver Held For Fight With Cops

A man is charged with driving drunk and resisting arrest, after fighting with a police officer in a Riverside parking lot on Christmas Eve.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2010

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Car Crashes, Bursts Into Flames In Brookfield

Four people were injured early Saturday after the vehicle they were in crashes into a tree and bursts into flames in west suburban Brookfield.

10/30/2010

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