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Riverside Police Department
Sunday October 9th, 2016 :: 03:58 p.m. CDT

Advisory

RPD-Burglary Arrest Advisory-

Riverside Residents,

I wanted to inform you that this weekend we made an arrest of an individual for burglarizing vehicles that were parked on the street and in driveways. The initial call was from Addison and Shenstone Road area and the following events occurred. The burglaries took place at 9:30 p.m. and a resident saw this suspect entering unlocked vehicles and immediately called 911. That same resident kept an eye on the offender and when the offender noticed he was being watched, he got into his car and fled. The resident followed the suspect and called 911 again. Riverside Police dispatchers worked with Berwyn dispatchers as the offender fled east to Berwyn. The subject was taken into custody at Clarence and Stanley Avenue. The resident identified the offender and we recovered the stolen property.

We have charged a 40-year-old Brookfield resident who has a long criminal history with felony burglary. This individual was also out on bond for a previous theft case. He was on electronic monitoring at the time of his crimes in Riverside.

I wanted you to know that this arrest would not have been possible without the direct assistance of a very alert Riverside resident. This resident called 911, stayed on the phone with our dispatchers, and even went one step forward and recorded the license plate number and followed the vehicle while calling 911 to report its location. There was no confrontation with the witness as the offender never knew he was being followed.

I ask residents to keep vigilant and call 911 to report any suspicious activity. Please lock your vehicles, as in many cases the offenders will just go on to another location if they cannot gain entry.

Respectfully,

Thomas Weitzel
Chief of Police

Address/Location
Riverside Police Department
31 Riverside Road
Riverside, IL 60546

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 708-447-2127

Thomas Weitzel
tweitzel@riverside.il.us


300 Shenstone Rd
Riverside, IL 60546

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