A woman wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts and maroon slippers took nearly $400-worth of tequila from Binny’s Beverage Depot on the 7000 block of Cermak Road.

According to North Riverside police, she spent about 30 minutes shopping and selected four bottles of Don Julio Primavera tequila, each priced at $99.99. 

The suspect concealed one bottle at a time in her black Adidas backpack while moving through the store. 

She exited the store without paying, making off with a total value of $399.96 in stolen items. 

The woman then left in a Chevy Malibu. Binny’s Loss Prevention Agent connected the same suspect to a retail theft at their Oakbrook location and captured video footage of the vehicle she used. 

Burglar robs Lucky Day Gaming and damages machines

A suspect smashed a gaming machine and made off with money at Lucky Day Gaming on the 7000 block of West Cermak Road, leaving a trail of dollars behind.

North Riverside police said that a keyholder reported observing someone on the security cameras inside the business. 

At the scene, the officer found the front glass door shattered. Law enforcement conducted a thorough search of the premises, but no individuals were found inside.

Within the establishment, the officer discovered dollars on the floor near a gaming machine terminal, along with the money box left nearby. The gaming machine terminal displayed visible signs of damage at the front.

The exact amount of missing money remains undetermined and the case is still under investigation.

Drug possession and identity theft warrants

North Riverside officers visited a woman’s address who has two outstanding statewide warrants for DUI drugs and possession and for identity theft.

One of the officers had previously interacted with the woman during a traffic stop, where she had provided a false name. Later police were able to identify the woman.

Upon arrival at the residence, they found the front screen door open. A male answered the door and invited officers inside, where they discovered the woman holding her infant child. 

The officer informed her of the two McHenry County warrants: one for DUI drugs and possession of cannabis, FTA, and the other for identity theft/use of credit card/debit card/security. Each with bond amounts of $5,000 and $30,000 respectively.

The woman cooperated, gathered her medication, and left with police. She was subsequently booked and held for a McHenry County bond hearing, followed by transportation to bond court where the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office took custody of her.

These items were obtained from North Riverside Police Department reports dated Oct. 10-16 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 Amina Sergazina