Six police officers from River Forest and other nearby police departments received departmental commendations by the River Forest Police Department at an Aug. 15 village board meeting, for their service during the investigation of a Chicago woman's murder in the village in July.
The River Forest Police Department and village government are considering issuing local ordinance tickets to low-level marijuana users and funneling those offenders into treatment and education programs.
Oak Park police have now linked nine scientific calculators found last week in a Harrison Street apartment drug bust to merchandise reported stolen from students at Oak Park and River Forest High School.
River Forest police have arrested a registered sex offender after he attempted to kidnap a village resident by forcing her into his vehicle and driving off. The woman fought her kidnapper, and was able to escape the vehicle.
An unknown offender, described as a white or Hispanic male between 18 and 25 years old, of average weight, with black hair and a white bandana covering his face, entered a business located on the 6500 block of Roosevelt at just after 7 p.m., Aug. 5 and displayed a silver semi-automatic handgun with black grips.
A 17-year-old boy has been charged with a handful of felonies after Oak Park police turned up cannabis, cocaine, weapons, and possibly stolen electronics in an Aug. 4 drug bust. Two other Oak Park men were also charged in connection with the arrests.
The three suspects in the July murder of a Chicago woman in River Forest were indicted Thursday on first-degree murder charges. An arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 10 at the Maybrook courthouse in Maywood.
Six offenders approached a victim from the rear on the 100 block of S. Ridgeland at 12:40 a.m., July 31. The first offender demanded the victim's Blackberry Storm cellphone and struck the victim in the face with his fist.