Riverside police charged Tina M. Day-Chadwick, 54, of Palos Hills, with possession of a fraudulent ID and identity theft, both felonies, after she allegedly tried to use a fake ID to gain information and possibly cash from an account holder at First American Bank, 15 Riverside Road, on May 10.
Day-Chadwick had left the bank before police arrived, but officers detained her in a nearby alley a short time later. According to the police report, Day-Chadwick walked up to a teller at the bank at around 12:35 p.m. to ask about her account.
Day-Chadwick reportedly had an ID bearing the name of an actual depositor and her date of birth. She also knew the depositor’s Social Security number and bank account number.
The woman reportedly wanted to know how much money was in the account, but she could not answer any security questions.
The teller also told police that the bank had received an email alert about a similar incident the day before in south suburban Matteson, which included a photo of Day-Chadwick.
Bank personnel called police and tried to stall for time, but Day-Chadwick left before they arrived. Police also reported being able to access Day-Chadwick’s cellphone, where they found text message conversations between her and a man who provided her with personal and bank information of several people.
Vehicle stolen from golf club lot
North Riverside police responded to the Riverside Golf Club, 2520 Desplaines Ave., at about 5:20 p.m. on May 18 after someone called to report that someone had stolen his 2020 Range Rover, which had been parked in the lot in front of the clubhouse since about 12:30 p.m.
The victim told police the vehicle was parked near the clubhouse and had been left unlocked with the keys on the dashboard near the steering wheel. The car was detected by a license plate reader camera at 23rd Street and Home Avenue in Berwyn at about 3:30 p.m., according to police, and the car’s GPS later pinged to an address in Calumet City, but police there could not locate it.
Inside the vehicle, according to the police report, were two basketballs signed by Michael Jordan and four to five baseballs signed by the 2005 White Sox team that won the World Series.
A 31-year-old man from St. Peters, Missouri, faces drunken driving charges after his white Toyota rear-ended a 1948 Chevy while southbound on First Avenue near the BNSF train bridge in Riverside on May 7 at about 1:50 a.m.
No one was hurt, but both vehicles sustained damage. The driver of the Toyota reportedly told police that the Chevy was stopped on the roadway when he struck it, but the driver of the Chevy said his vehicle was traveling southbound when the Toyota hit it from behind.
The driver of the Toyota appeared intoxicated, according to police, and admitted having been to a wedding and then had two drinks at a bar afterward. Police reported that a breath test revealed the man’s blood-alcohol content to be .148, which is nearly twice the legal limit of .08.
In addition to driving under the influence, the driver was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and having no proof of insurance.
Doing doughnuts at Costco
North Riverside police charged a 20-year-old Berwyn man with reckless driving and illegal screeching of tires after an officer on patrol observed him behind the wheel of an Infiniti kicking up a large cloud of smoke while doing doughnuts in the parking lot of Costco, 2500 Harlem Ave., on May 18 at about 9 p.m.
The car screeched its tires and exited, fishtailing, on to eastbound 26th Street and drove away at a high rate of speed, police said, before the officer was able to curb the vehicle at Clinton Avenue in Berwyn.
Police said the driver had been arrested twice previously for reckless driving in the past five months in both North Riverside and McCook.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, May 7-21, 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