Bank teller accused of stealing cash

Brookfield resident Andon N. Nikov, 21, was charged with felony theft after he allegedly stole $4,899 from PNC Bank, 40 E. Burlington St., Riverside, where he worked as a part-time teller.

Bank officials called Riverside police on Oct. 17, after auditing Nikovfs cash drawer. Nikov last worked on Oct. 3, but never returned after that date.

Initially, Nikov reportedly told police that his cash drawer was balanced when he left work on Oct. 3, but later changed his story, admitting that he had taken money from his drawer on multiple occasions in recent weeks.

According to the police report, Nikov used the money to go out with his friends.

Stranger worries female commuter

Brookfield police on Oct. 16 told a 59-year-old Brookfield man to stay away from the Prairie Avenue train station after a 43-year-old Brookfield woman complained that he had been watching her from his car as she waited for the train every morning for the two previous weeks.

The woman was alarmed enough by the manfs alleged actions that she asked a friend of hers, who is a Chicago police officer, to watch the man as she waited for a train on Oct. 16 at 8:10 a.m. The off-duty officer told police that the man appeared to watch her, even when she walked away from the station.

The man denied coming to the train station every day, saying he had been there only twice. Police told him if he continued to come to the station at that time of day that they would take further action regarding stalking.

Alleged cannabis dealers arrested

A routine speeding stop in Riverside turned into a felony drug bust on Oct. 17.

At 1:40 a.m., a Riverside officer stopped a 2002 Honda Accord in the 3600 block of Harlem Avenue, after an officer clocked it traveling 51 mph in a 30 mph zone. A computer check showed that the driver, Paul A. Jacome, 26, of Chicago, was on parole from a 2011 domestic battery conviction and that his driverfs license was revoked due to a pair of previous convictions for driving under the influence.

After arresting Jacome, police searched his vehicle prior to it being towed from the scene. Inside, they reported finding cannabis packaged in 12 different plastic bags, a scale for weighing cannabis, many plastic bags used to package cannabis and a wad of cash.

The Cook County Statefs Attorneyfs Office approved two felony charges against Jacome, one for driving on a revoked license and one of manufacture/delivery of cannabis weighing between 10 and 30 grams.

Brookfield police arrested Nathan D. Daniels, 26, of Brookfield, on Oct. 19 and charged him with three drug offenses after observing him sitting in his silver 2003 Acura RSX in an alley behind the 3300 block of Maple Avenue at 1:20 a.m.

When police inquired what he was doing in the alley, Daniels reportedly told the officer he was waiting for a friend. The officer reported smelling the odor of cannabis coming from the car and took Daniels into custody after Daniels reportedly admitting to smoking some cannabis earlier.

Inside Danielsf vehicle, police reported finding two glass pipes used to smoke cannabis, some cash, a digital scale and a black satchel that contained a plastic bag containing 25.2 grams of cannabis and two plastic containers containing small amounts of cannabis. Two more glass pipes were also found inside the satchel.

Daniels was charged with one felony count of manufacture/delivery of cannabis and misdemeanor counts of possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Move it or lose it

A 45-year-old Chicago man told North Riverside police on Oct. 19 that at about 5 p.m., he was in his vehicle in the left turn lane waiting for traffic to clear in order to turn into the parking lot for Aldi, 2000 Harlem Ave., when a gray truck behind him honked its horn.

After traffic cleared the man drove into the lot and parked his car, a 2013 Nissan sedan, and went into Aldi. When he came back out, a man approached him and said that someone had broken out the rear windshield of the Nissan and then got into a gray SUV before driving away.

Brookfield residence burglarized

A resident of the 3100 block of Arthur Avenue, Brookfield, reported on Oct. 18 that between 10:20 a.m. and noon, someone entered his residence through an unlocked door and removed a backpack from the kitchen and a laptop computer from a bedroom.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, Oct. 15-21, 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