Two people were arrested last week after they stole a black Infinity Q50 and drove it to North Riverside Park Mall, police said.
Authorities received a “Flock hit” on the car. Flock Safety is a system that reads license plates and sends alerts of stolen cars to police. After the alert, officers drove to the mall, found the car and got a description of its occupants.
They found the two in the mall and followed them through it. At the food court, one suspect began to run and an officer chased him out of the mall. The suspect, a male, tried to get into a blue Hyundai SUV, but couldn’t and continued to run toward the K-Store Beauty parking lot. The man eventually was detained.
The second suspect, a female, was detained at the mall entrance.
The man told police he never noticed he was being followed by them and ran only because a woman next to him yelled “run!” He said he had no recollection of attempting to break into the blue Hyundai. The woman claimed she did not know the Infiniti was stolen. She reported the man had picked her up that afternoon to go to lunch and then to the mall to go to Round One.
Police later found a backpack in the Infiniti. It contained a red and black, loaded, Stag Arms rifle with 300 blackout rifle rounds. The rifle had one round in the chamber and a 30-round magazine.
The woman was charged with one count of criminal trespass to a motor vehicle and was released on an I-Bond.
The man had four active warrants that included car thefts. He was booked and held on bond.
Driving with no license, expired registration
A Chicago woman, driving on a suspended driver’s license, was arrested last week after police pulled her over at Ogden and Custer avenues.
The woman, who was driving a white Honda, told Brookfield police she could not give them a license but handed over state identification.
Her Honda was towed and she was charged with driving with expired registration and without a license. She was released on an I-Bond of $2,500. She is due in court in October.
Stolen body-wash suspect gets a break
A 7-Eleven employee gave a man a break last week after he stole five bottles of body wash from the store shelves.
According to North Riverside police, they found the man outside riding on his bike. He cooperated with them by putting his hands on the car, and they found a plastic bag nearby with the body wash in it.
The employee said he only wanted the items back but he added that he wanted the man charged with trespass.
The culprit was told not to return to the store and was issued a trespass note.
Family charged in JC Penney theft
A woman and her two children were charged with theft last week after they cruised JC Penney in North Riverside and tucked items into bags they brought with them.
According to police, the woman, her daughter and her son made their way through the department store and put merchandise into their bags. They also left dressing rooms without all of the items they brought into them.
After police arrived, they found the woman had three pairs of socks worth $58 on her. One child was found with three items totaling $90. The other had four items valued at $178.
The three were cited with theft and were released. They are expected in court in October.
These items were obtained from the North Riverside Police Department reports, dated Sept. 12-18, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in these reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated. We report the race of a suspect only when a serious crime has been committed, the suspect is still at large, and police have provided us with a detailed physical description of the suspect as they seek the public’s help in making an arrest.
Compiled by Landmark Staff