By Bob Uphues
Police have made no arrests but continue to investigate the Jan. 25 home invasion/kidnapping incident that took place in the 200 block of West Quincy Street.
Police Chief Thomas Weitzel, at the village board's Feb. 7 meeting, confirmed that the incident was drug-related, but he did not provide additional details. Police continue to work with the victim and his family in their investigation.
Some physical evidence has been collected and turned over to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab, according to Weitzel.
Meanwhile, Nicholas Radkiewicz, the 20-year-old Riverside man charged with attempted murder in the Feb. 26 shooting of a 19-year-old Broadview man outside a Forest Avenue apartment complex, remains in Cook County Jail awaiting his next hearing on Feb. 26 at the Maybrook courthouse.
Radkiewicz is being held on $400,000 bond and has been in custody since his arrest on Jan. 27. He reportedly gave a police a full videotaped confession and the shooting reportedly was caught by a surveillance camera mounted on the apartment building where he lived.
Police have not recovered the gun used in the shooting, and Radkiewicz reportedly has refused to tell police where it is.
The shooting victim remained hospitalized as of early last week, but he was out of intensive care, said Weitzel. The victim had been shot twice in the abdomen as he tried to flee the scene after allegedly using counterfeit bills to pay Radkiewicz for cannabis.