River Forest police seized more than 100 items suspected of being drug contraband in an investigation that eventually led to an arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia and sale of novelty lighters. The crimes allegedly occurred out of a River Forest storefront.
Thanks to a collaborative effort between law enforcement personnel in nearby jurisdictions and members of the public, River Forest police have arrested a woman believed to be responsible for a string of car burglaries in the area.
Oak Park police have charged a man held for questioning last week in connection with an alleged attempted child abduction with disorderly conduct, stating there was insufficient evidence to prove child abduction.
Seven Percy Julian Middle School students were charged with disorderly conduct, and four were additionally charged with battery and mob action for an attack on a fellow student that occurred early in May.
Thanks to a surveillance video from a nearby village and a regional crime bulletin program, the River Forest police department managed to nab a man suspected of breaking into a River Forest business, stealing a purse, and later making charges to credit cards he found inside.
Four offenders approached a victim walking northbound on the 1500 block of N. Austin on May 20 at 12:30 a.m., and one offender asked the victim for change. The victim continued walking when one of the offenders struck him in the back of the head with a hard object, causing the victim to drop his cell phone.
Three unknown offenders approached a victim on the 800 block of Home Ave. at 8:20 p.m. on May 11. Two of them robbed the victim at gunpoint, removing his briefcase, which contained miscellaneous items and $85 in cash.
A registered gang member with a past conviction list that includes attempted murder of a police officer, assault, larceny and more was picked up by the River Forest Police Department on May 13 in connection with a residential burglary that occurred earlier this month.
An offender described as a male between 23 and 27 years old, with a medium build and black hair, exited Oak Park Records, on the 100 block of S. Oak Park Ave., at just after noon on May 6, with records concealed under his jacket that he hadn't paid for.