After witnessing a burglary in progress, a River Forest police officer chased the alleged offender down on foot and arrested the man Friday afternoon. Laquell J. Brown, 28, of the 500 block of South 2nd Avenue in Maywood, was arrested and charged with one count of burglary, one count of criminal damage to property, and one count of resisting a peace officer.
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.