Pit bulls attack, injure collie in Riverside

Riverside police handed two citations to a 26-year-old Chicago man after his two unleashed pit bulls attacked a miniature collie that was being walked by its owner in the 400 block of Selborne Road on March 26 about 11:10 a.m.

According to the police report, the owner of the pit bulls was visiting family and the dogs were let out into the backyard, which is not fenced in. The pit bulls ran into the front yard and attacked the collie, which happened to be walking with its owner past the home.

Hearing screaming coming from outside, the pit bulls’ owner ran out to take control of the dogs, which were described as between 30 and 40 pounds each.

The collie suffered an injured ear, which was bleeding when police arrived. The injured dog was taken to a veterinarian, who treated the wound and returned it to its owner, who was not injured during the incident.

Police cited the pit bulls’ owner for having an unleashed dangerous/fierce dog and for letting a dog run at large.

Attempted burglary

A resident of the 2200 block of First Avenue, North Riverside, called police on March 27 to report he came home at 7 p.m. and discovered damage to the rear door near the door handle.

No entry was gained, but the door was undamaged when the resident left his home around 6 a.m. that morning.

BB gun damage in Brookfield

Brookfield police reported several instances of a BB gun being used to damage property on the south end of the village on March 29.

An officer responded to the 4500 block of Sunnyside Avenue about 7:10 p.m. that night after a resident reported a car window being shattered by a BB. The resident said she was outside grilling when she heard an odd noise.

Upon further investigation, she observed the driver’s side window of a blue Pontiac Sunfire crack into pieces, and the window had what appeared to be a BB hole in it. Police also reported that the windshield of a silver Hyundai parked nearby sustained damage from a BB.

Police checked to see if any other property had been damaged by BBs and found windows of two buildings on the same block had BB holes in them

Car break-in

A resident of the 200 block of Southcote Road, Riverside, called police on March 29 about 11 p.m. to report that a man was trying to break into his vehicle, which was parked on the driveway.

The offender left the area in a Pontiac Grand Am before police arrived. Subsequently, video surveillance footage showed the man walking around two vehicles parked in the driveway and entering one of them. The surveillance camera then showed the man leave the driveway and walk to a car parked on the street.

Nothing appeared to be missing from either vehicle, according to police.


North Riverside police charged a 58-year-old Cicero woman with driving under the influence of drugs after she allegedly ran her 1994 Chevy Trailblazer into a traffic standard on the southwest corner of Harlem Avenue and Cermak Road on March 25 at 4:45 a.m.

The force of the impact knocked the traffic standard down and the vehicle sustained heavy front-end damages, police said. The driver told police someone ran a red light, which caused her to run into the pole.

However, the red light camera at the intersection caught the incident. It reportedly showed the Chevy heading westbound on Cermak Road and then attempt to turn left from the center lane onto southbound Harlem Avenue. After striking the traffic standard, the Chevy can be seen speeding away. Police located the vehicle in the parking lot of Jewel, about a block south. 

While the driver didn’t appear to have been drinking alcohol, police described her as “incoherent,” and she failed field sobriety tests.

Get a room, a different one

The manager of Wendy’s, 7200 25th St. in North Riverside, called police on March 23 about 7:10 p.m. after a 51-year-old Berwyn man related that he had just walked into the restroom and found a male and a female having sex.

The two caught in the act were a 17-year-old Cicero boy and a 16-year-old Berwyn girl, who were detained by police and transported to the North Riverside police station.

Police notified the parents of the two teens, who did not wish to involve police any further. No charges were filed.


These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, March 23-29, 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