Burglar hits gas station | Police reports, April 17-23

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Someone smashed the glass front door to enter the minimart at the Citgo gas station at 539 Longcommon Road, Riverside, on April 21 at about 4:30 a.m. The offender took the cash register and 15 packs of cigarettes, police have reported.

Officers responded to the gas station after the store's burglar alarm was triggered, but when they arrived the offender was gone. Broken glass was lying on the floor of the business and the owner confirmed to police that the cash register and cigarettes were the only items missing.

Police reported recovering a comb near the front door that the owner said was not there the night before.

Community service, fine for revoked license

Judge Kristyna C. Ryan sentenced Lyons resident Michelle Anguiano, 27, to 300 hours of community service, a $409 fine and a year of probation after Anguiano pleaded guilty to driving on a revoked license in Riverside on March.

In 2007 Anguiano was behind the wheel of a car that spun out of control and struck a tree on East Burlington Street, killing two teenage passengers. Her license was revoked as a result of that crash.

Prosecutors reportedly sought a 30-day jail sentence, since it was Anguiano's third arrest for driving while revoked, but the judge disagreed.

Indecent exposure

German G. Tenorio, 32, of Berwyn, faces public indecency charges after he allegedly exposed himself to teenage female employees at Carson Pirie Scott on April 17 and at Forever 21 on April 15 at the North Riverside Park Mall, 7501 Cermak Road.

The store manager at Forever 21 reportedly ordered Tenorio from the store after the April 15 incident, but he allegedly returned two days later, on April 17. He was ordered to leave the store again, and the manager called police.

That same day, Tenorio reportedly exposed himself to an employee in the Juniors Department at Carson's.

Later that day, Burr Ridge police contacted North Riverside, saying they had a man in custody who matched the description of the man from the incidents at the mall. Tenorio has been banned from entering the mall in the future, according to the police report.

Senior ticketed for hit and run

Riverside police ticketed a 90-year-old Brookfield woman after she failed to stop her vehicle in time and reportedly struck a 12-year-old girl who was rollerblading in the crosswalk at the intersection of Ridgewood and Golf roads at 7:30 p.m. on April 20.

Paramedics treated the girl, who suffered minor injuries to her right side, at the scene. Because the vehicle was traveling at a slow speed, the victim was never knocked to the ground.

The vehicle that struck the girl drove off, but a motorist who witnessed the incident followed the vehicle, which police located in downtown LaGrange. According to police, the elderly driver told an officer she didn't realize she'd struck the girl in the crosswalk.

Police have asked the Illinois Secretary of state to review the woman's eligibility to drive.

Home down payment nicked

A LaGrange Park woman went to police after $20,000 meant as a down payment on a new home in another suburb, which she believed she had wired from her account at the First National Bank of Brookfield to a title company, ended up being sent to a fraudulent bank account.

The victim said she received the wire transfer instructions from her Realtor, who was apparently unaware that her email account had been hacked.

Burglary from vehicle

A 22-year-old Carol Stream woman contacted North Riverside police on April 18 to report that someone entered her probably unlocked 2010 Chevy Impala, which was parked in the lot at Charter Fitness, 1770 Harlem Ave., between 8:45 and 9 p.m. and removed her purse, a pair of white Puma shoes, a case of diapers and three bags of clothing. 

Additionally, $300 in purchases had been made using a credit card she'd left in her purse.

Police responded to the 7200 block of Cermak Road, North Riverside, on April 18 at about 5:20 p.m. after an employee of a business called to report that someone had burglarized her vehicle, which she parked in the lot at about 9 a.m.

According to police, someone damaged the driver's side door to gain entry and then pulled off the dashboard to remove the vehicle's radio. 

Brookfield police on the morning of April 21 reported a pair of overnight vehicle break-ins in the 9500 block of Lexington Avenue. Both vehicles were owned by the same person and both were left unlocked, according to police.

Loose change was taken from one of the vehicles. Both vehicles had their glove boxes ransacked.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, April 17-23, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.

­— Compiled by Bob Uphues

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