Police are still awaiting word from the Cook County Medical Examiner to determine what killed a 34-year-old man found dead in the far northeast corner of the parking lot at a North Riverside car dealership on Nov. 7.

But police believe it’s the body of a man who was last seen running from a Dodge Caravan that had plowed into a tree in the parking lot of H.H. Gregg, 7400 Cermak Road, at 9:46 p.m. on Nov. 6.

H.H. Gregg is immediately east of the Castle Buick lot, where a contract employee for the car dealership reported finding the body at about 3:40 p.m. on Nov. 7. According to police, the body was found lying against the north fence line behind two cargo vans.

On Nov. 6 police responded to H.H Gregg after getting a report of a single-vehicle hit-and-run crash in the parking lot. A witness said that the driver ran off in an unknown direction, leaving the van at the scene.

The name of the man found dead the next day in the Castle Buick lot matched the name on the van’s registration.

Surveillance cameras reportedly captured video of a man dressed in a white shirt and shoes emerge from the southeast corner of the Castle Buick property, head west through the lot and then north to the rear fence line, where he tried and failed to climb the fence.

The subject is then seen walking to the northeast corner of the lot where two cargo vans were parked, police reported. The subject climbed on top of one of the vans and then jumped down out of camera view.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet identified the man.


Riverside man charged with sexual assault

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has charged a 37-year-old Riverside man with aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse for allegedly touching a juvenile female inappropriately on multiple occasions between June and November, according to Riverside police.

The man, who reportedly denied the incidents, was taken into custody on Nov. 3 and charged the next day after police and the state’s attorney’s office conducted interviews with the victim and alleged offender.

Riverside police have contacted the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The Landmark is not releasing the name of the alleged offender at this time so as not to identify the child victim.


Not very nice

Brookfield police cited a 68-year-old Brookfield man for disorderly conduct after he allegedly smeared dog feces on the windshield of a vehicle belonging to one of his former tenants.

The former tenant’s vehicle was parked in the 3400 block of Arden Avenue when a witness told her that the man had wiped the feces on her car. Police did not disclose what might have prompted the man to do that, and the former tenant told police she thought she left on good terms a few weeks earlier.



A resident of the 300 block of Repton Road, Riverside, called police on Nov. 6 to report that someone had placed a “Trump” bumper sticker over the existing “Obama” bumper sticker that was on the rear bumper of her vehicle.

The woman was able to peel off the Trump sticker but wanted to report the incident in case other similar incidents were occurring.


Child endangerment

Brookfield police charged a 28-year-old Brookfield woman with endangering the life of child after two incidents between Oct. 28 and Nov. 6 involving the apparent use of drugs and the neglect of her 4-year-old son.

On Oct. 28, police were called to the woman’s residence by a neighbor who reported discovering the woman and a man passed out in the apartment and the boy awake in the same room. Police contacted the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services at that time.

Police and paramedics responded again to the same address on Nov. 6 at 1:15 a.m. by a woman requesting an ambulance. Emergency personnel stated the woman was unable to come to the door and paramedics had to climb through a window to get inside.

Police reported observing white powder residue inside and around the edges of the woman’s nostrils. When asked if there was anyone who could care for her son, who was sleeping on a chair in the same room, the woman reportedly told police, “You guys take care of him.”

The woman was hospitalized and DCFS took custody of her son.


These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, Oct. 26-Nov. 6, 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.