A 33-year-old Clarendon Hills woman faces a misdemeanor theft charge after police arrested her for allegedly taking a package from a building in the 2200 block of 17th Avenue on April 5 at about 3:35 p.m.

Police responded to the scene after someone called 911 to report a suspicious person hiding in a gangway between two buildings. The witness pointed police in the direction of a woman walking northbound on 17th Avenue.

Officers stopped the woman, who reportedly had placed the package in front of a building before being detained. She reportedly admitted having taken the package, which contained an air freshener set and a Dutch oven.

Doorbell camera video reportedly captured the woman in the gangway between the two buildings where the alleged theft occurred.

Theft from vehicle

A 61-year-old Lyons man called North Riverside police on April 3 at about 2:45 p.m. after someone stole credit cards and gift cards from his wallet, which he left in the center console of his unlocked vehicle while he went into the BP gas station minimart at 2558 Desplaines Ave. 

Security video from the business showed a man exiting a gray sedan and entering the victim’s vehicle. As he ransacked the interior the gray sedan is seen leaving the scene and the offender is then seen running in that direction away from the gas station.

DUI charge follows fight

Riverside police charged a 20-year-old Waukegan man with driving under the influence of alcohol and damage to village property after he allegedly backed his pickup truck into a tree in the 200 block of East Burlington Street while fleeing a party where some of his comments angered others, sparking a fight, on April 1 at 3:45 a.m.

When police arrived at the scene, those involved in the fight had left the area, but an officer on patrol located the pickup truck and pulled it over near South Cowley Road and East Quincy Street.

The truck’s rear passenger window was broken out, with glass inside the cab. The driver was also bleeding from his face and the truck had fresh scrapes and a broken mirror as if it had struck something.

Police later located a damaged tree near the property where the fight occurred. They also recovered two open beer cans from the truck’s center console. The driver did not want to pursue charges against two other men involved in the fight, according to police.

Kia stolen from North Riverside

North Riverside police recovered one stolen vehicle while another was able to flee police after a resident called to report suspicious red Kia and blue Kia circling the 2500 block of Keystone Avenue on April 6 at about 7:15 a.m.

Police located a blue Kia driving westbound on Village Commons Drive and tried to block it from exiting onto Desplaines Avenue. The vehicle drove onto the grass parkway around police and sped off northbound in the southbound lanes of Desplaines Avenue at a high rate of speed. Police terminated the pursuit near Roosevelt Road.

The blue Kia’s license plates registered to a North Riverside address, where officers found evidence that one of the vehicle’s windows had been broken to gain entry.

They also reported locating a red Kia, which had Nebraska license plates, abandoned in the rear parking lot of a building in the 2500 block of Desplaines Avenue. It had a broken rear window and its steering column had been peeled. According to police, the vehicle had been stolen within the prior two days in Chicago.

Mystery colostomy bags 

Brookfield police responded to the 9000 block of Sahler Avenue on the morning of April 4 after someone called to complain about finding two colostomy bags on the pavement of his driveway.

According to police, the resident said colostomy bags appearing on his driveway is an ongoing problem and he wanted it documented.

Aggravated speeding

Riverside police charged a woman with misdemeanor aggravated speeding after an office on patrol reported clocking her vehicle traveling at 83 mph in a 35-mph zone while southbound on First Avenue from Ridgewood Road on April 1 at about 12:50 a.m.

The officer, who was driving northbound, made a U-turn and caught up with the white Lincoln at Ogden Avenue, where the woman reportedly drove through a red light before pulling over near 43rd Street.

While police say the woman had admitted to drinking alcohol prior to driving, she reportedly did not appear to be intoxicated.

DUI crash

North Riverside police charged a 63-year-old Berwyn man with driving under the influence of alcohol after he allegedly drove away from the alley north of the 7800 block of 26th Street where he struck a utility pole so hard it damaged a wheel and deployed his vehicle’s air bags on April 8 at about 4:35 p.m.

A police officer reported seeing the vehicle, with heavy front-end damage and smoke coming from the engine, heading eastbound on 26th Street approaching Harlem Avenue. The officer directed the driver to pull into the 7-Eleven gas station parking lot. While talking to the driver, the officer reported he appeared very intoxicated.

According to police the man’s blood-alcohol content was .190, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08. In addition to DUI, police cited the driver for operating an unsafe vehicle.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, April 1-9, 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