‘Women’ chased from motel into Riverside

A motorist called 911 on July 30 about 8:30 a.m. after nearly striking two females with long hair and wearing jeans and corsets who were running across the street in the 7200 block of Ogden Avenue toward the medical professional building in Riverside.

According to the caller, the women yelled for the motorist to call police. The motorist stated a man wearing a baseball cap was chasing the women.

Riverside police located the two subjects near Harlem Avenue and Blackhawk Road. An officer reported that the two were men dressed as women and that they had been involved in some sort of altercation in a room at the Plank Road Inn, 7307 Ogden Ave., in Lyons.

The two reportedly told police they were staying at the motel, and the third man had gotten mad at them and started to punch them, causing them to flee. All of the subjects involved were between the ages of 18 and 22 and were from Hammond, Ind.; Gary, Ind.; and Arlington Heights.

Riverside police turned the investigation over to Lyons police. A Lyons police official told the Landmark he was not authorized to release any information about the incident to the media. He did say no charges were filed in relation to the incident.

Criminal sexual abuse

A 28-year-old Melrose Park man remains in Cook County Jail after he was charged with having a consensual sexual relationship with a 16-year-old Brookfield girl for the past two months.

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved charging Pablo Lango-Alonso with one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony, which could result in a prison sentence of 3-7 years, if convicted.

Police arrested Lango-Alonso at his residence in Melrose Park on July 31 after they completed an investigation that began on July 25, when a family member contacted police because the 16-year-old was acting strangely and had come home just prior to 4 a.m.

According to the police report, the girl admitted she had been “sexually active” with her boyfriend, Lango-Alonso, for about two months. They would meet, she said, down the street from her Brookfield home in his car.

At a court hearing on Aug. 1, a Cook County judge set Lango-Alonso’s bond at $20,000. As of Monday afternoon, Lango-Alonso was free on bond.

Man found dead on tracks

Brookfield police are continuing to investigate what appears to be a suicide that happened on the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad tracks sometime prior to 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 just east of Prairie Avenue.

A Metra train engineer told police that while he was lighting up the tracks ahead of him as the train proceeded eastbound, he spotted a severed body on the tracks. The engineer stopped the train, ordered all of the passengers off and contacted police.

The victim was a 54-year-old Broadview man, whose car was found parked in the 8800 block of Brookfield Avenue. The man’s body was found near the southernmost set of railroad tracks. Police identified the man via a state ID card found in his wallet.

Police transported the body to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. According to police, railroad officials are conducting an internal investigation to determine which train struck the man.

Metra spokesman Tom Miller indicated that Metra traffic on the south track was delayed by about an hour. Three trains in all were affected by the incident.

Semi crunches Caddy

A 17-year-old Chicago boy was hospitalized with what police called “non-life threatening injuries” after a 1996 Mack semi-tractor trailer slammed into the rear of his 2001 Cadillac on First Avenue just north of the Salt Creek bridge about 11:15 p.m. on Aug. 3.

According to the boy and the truck driver, a minivan in front of the Cadillac changed lanes abruptly, causing the boy to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting the van. The truck driver also hit the brakes, but the truck rear-ended the Cadillac, pushing the entire rear compartment up to the front passenger section.

Police could not locate the van. No one was ticketed.

Catalytic converters stolen

Catalytic converters were stolen from underneath a pair of Chevy Cavaliers last week in Riverside.

One was stolen from a Chevy parked in the MacNeal Medical Building lot at 3722 Harlem Ave. between 2 and 3 p.m. on July 30. The other was removed from a Chevy parked behind an apartment building in the 3100 block of Harlem Avenue between July 27 and 30.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, July 29 to Aug. 4, 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.