Three men armed with handguns robbed two customers, injuring one of them, inside the 7-Eleven store at 9205 Cermak Road, North Riverside, early on April 17, and making off with the store’s cash register.

According to the police report, the robbery took place around 4:35 a.m. The victims said the three gunmen, who were wearing masks, got out of a maroon vehicle and entered the store brandishing guns.

After one of the victims handed over his wallet, one of the offenders struck him in the face with a handgun, breaking his nose and cheekbone. The other customer was not injured, but an offender removed his wallet, which contained cash and credit cards.

At the same time, according to the clerk, an offender took the entire cash register off the counter. The three offenders exited the store and were last seen driving away in the maroon vehicle northbound on 17th Avenue.

Paramedics transported the injured victim to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.


Cigarettes, liquor and cash were taken by unknown offenders during a burglary at the Citgo gas station minimart at 8545 Cermak Road in North Riverside during the early morning hours of April 10.

Police responded to the business at about 5:15 a.m. after an alarm company called to report active alarms in the front and west sides of the building. When they arrived, officers found broken glass at the entrance and heard alarms sounding but no one else was present.

Inside the minimart, numerous bottles of liquor and boxes of cigarettes had been knocked to the ground. The store’s owner later confirmed multiple bottles of cognac and cartons of cigarettes had been stolen. In addition, two cash registers were missing and the one remaining was missing cash.

Brookfield police responded to a residence in the 9500 block of Jackson Avenue on the morning of April 10 after a resident called to report an overnight garage burglary. According to the police report, the garage’s service door had been forced open and multiple tools and an air compressor were missing.

A pair of vehicle break-ins were reported in Brookfield on April 9 and April 10. 

Someone called police to report that a person had entered her unlocked vehicle, which was parked in the 3600 block of Madison Avenue, around 7:15 p.m. on April 9. 

According to the victim, she and her family were loading bags into the vehicle and had to make two trips. When they returned the second time, the door was open, but they thought nothing of it. When the victim returned home, she discovered two bags were missing.

Also on the morning of April 10, a resident of the 3500 block of McCormick Avenue, called to report he was leaving for work when he noticed someone had entered his unlocked vehicle overnight and removed several power tool batteries and power tools.


Brookfield police charged a 75-year-old Brookfield woman with driving under the influence of alcohol and cited her for traffic offenses after she allegedly drove her red Mitsubishi Lancer into three parked cars in the 3700 block of Harrison Avenue on April 10 at about 11:45 p.m.

The woman appeared intoxicated, admitted to drinking alcohol before getting behind the wheel and failed field sobriety tests, according to police.

A 25-year-old Chicago woman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after being found passed out behind the wheel of her car at First Avenue and Cermak Road in North Riverside on April 13 at about 6:25 a.m. She was also charged with aggravated battery after she allegedly bit a paramedic’s shoulder while inside an ambulance.

Police reported being unable to wake up the driver who was slumped forward behind the wheel of a Dodge, with her foot on the brake and the car in gear, despite multiple attempts.

The car was in the left turn lane facing northbound at Cermak Road in “heavy traffic,” said police, who called paramedics after being unable to wake up the driver. Police were able to enter the unlocked vehicle to place it in park and turn off the ignition. They also reported recovering a bottle of liquor and a cup of liquor from the center console.

When paramedics were finally able to wake up the driver, she reportedly became very confrontational, allegedly biting one paramedic and kicking another before being shackled.

In addition to DUI and the aggravated battery charge, police cited the woman for multiple traffic offenses.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, April 10-17, 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