By Bob Uphues
Felony cannabis possession
A Broadview man was charged with felony possession of cannabis after being arrested in North Riverside on Jan. 15 during a traffic stop at 4:40 p.m. in an alley in the 7700 block of 26th Street.
An officer pulled over a 1999 Chevy Suburban after observing the vehicle did not have a front license plate and because its windows were improperly tinted, the police report states.
During the stop, the officer reported a strong smell of cannabis coming from inside the vehicle. The officer also reported seeing a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance at the feet of the driver, Camaudy Stone.
According to the report, the bag contained 60.5 grams of cannabis. Stone was also cited for traffic infractions.
A man in his 20s, wearing a Chicago Cubs knit stocking cap, reportedly stole items from two Brookfield businesses on Jan. 18.
At 9:56 p.m., police were called to the CVS at 8911 Ogden Ave. after the store manager reported that a man wearing the Cubs stocking cap entered the store and then ran out a few minutes later carrying several liquor bottles.
The store manager ran after the man, who dropped the bottles onto the street, causing them to break. The man then reportedly took a swing at the store manager, causing him to back away. The man then ran northbound on Vernon Avenue.
That same man at 9:58 p.m. reportedly entered the Mobil Gas station at 9137 Ogden Ave., took two 12-packs of beer from the cooler and left without paying for them. Video surveillance footage showed the man handing the beer to someone inside a white four-door car parked behind the station before getting into the car and driving off.
Car rear-ends school bus
Riverside police arrested a man last week for driving on a suspended license after he reportedly rear-ended a school bus transporting two children with special needs, age 14 and 8.
The 49-year-old Riverside man, who was driving a 2011 Acura, was also ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident for allowing his vehicle to strike the bus, which was stopped at the intersection of Delaplaine and Longcommon roads on Jan. 18 at about 3:20 p.m.
Paramedics made sure none of the children was injured and released them to their parents.
A resident of the 3600 block of Prairie Avenue, Brookfield, reported to police on Jan. 19 that sometime after Jan. 16, someone stole a 2001 Chevy Malibu belonging to a family member who was out of town.
According to the police report, another family member had his vehicle broken into in Chicago. Keys and personal identification were taken in that break-in.
A 52-year-old Berwyn man called Riverside police on Jan. 19 just prior to 2 p.m. to report that someone had driven off with his 2012 Chevy Malibu, which he had left running in the lot at Minuteman, 3346 Harlem Ave.
The victim told police he was approached by a man about 25 years old who asked for a ride to Harlem Avenue and Madison Street. The victim agreed and let the man in his vehicle but went inside the minimart first, leaving his car running. When he came out of the store, his car was gone.
An 18-year-old Plainfield man reported to North Riverside police on Jan. 18 that someone stole his 1988 Chevy Caprice with 22-inch chrome rims from the North Riverside Park Mall parking lot between 2:50 and 3:55 p.m.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, Jan. 14-20, 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.