By Bob Uphues
Police and firefighters combined to save a 37-year-old man from a drug overdose after responding to a residence in the 7300 block of Ogden Avenue on Sept. 24 at about 5:50 p.m.
A police officer arrived first and found the man unresponsive on the floor of his apartment. Recognizing the man, who was sweating and whose complexion had a blue tint to it, had suffered an overdose, the officer administered two doses of the opioid antidote Narcan.
Paramedics arrived shortly afterward and continued life-saving measures. The man revived and was transported to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn for further treatment.
Didn't order these
A Brookfield resident called police on Sept. 27 to report a possible instance of fraud after receiving two packages via Amazon that she hadn't ordered.
The woman told police that on Sept. 20 she had received an Amazon package containing a single comb. She said she ignored it, believing it to have been a mistake. Then on Sept. 27, she received another package containing a heating pad, makeup and a sex toy.
Both packages were addressed to the woman, who said she did not order any of the items. She told police she believed someone had obtained her personal information and that the packages might be related to an internet "brushing" scheme, where a seller sets up fake buyer accounts, "sells" their own items and then poses as the buyer to leave positive reviews.
German shepherds attack dog
Brookfield police issued a pair of tickets to the owner of two German shepherd dogs that got loose in Ehlert Park and attacked a terrier being walked by a woman in the park. The terrier suffered a bite to its front leg and hind side.
The owner of the German shepherds told police that she didn't realize her overhead garage door was open when she walked into the garage via the side service door. Her dogs followed her into the garage and then bolted into the park.
North Riverside police reported a number of vehicle break-ins last week, all during the overnight hours of Sept. 24-25 on the east side of the village.
- A resident of the 2200 block of Desplaines Avenue called police on Sept. 25 to report that someone had entered and ransacked two of her unlocked vehicles between 12:30 and 5:45 a.m. on Sept. 25. It was unclear whether anything of value was missing from the vehicles.
- A resident of the 2200 block of Desplaines Avenue told police that she parked her vehicle in a lot behind her apartment building on the night of Sept. 24 and that the following morning, she found the driver's side door ajar and the interior ransacked.
- Someone flagged down a police officer on the morning of Sept. 25 to point out a wallet lying on the sidewalk in the 2300 block of Forest Avenue. The officer contacted the owner of the wallet, who said she'd left it in her vehicle the previous night.
The victim then learned that her vehicle had been ransacked. Nothing of value other than a credit card in the victim's wallet was taken.
While taking that report, the officer was approached by another resident of the block, who reported her vehicle had also been ransacked, with some items scattered outside the vehicle.
Police said there were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle.
- A resident of the 400 block of Longcommon Road, Riverside, contacted police to report that someone had entered his home, probably during the overnight hours of Sept. 21-22, and stole two Lenovo laptop computers. The offender also ransacked the victim's vehicle.
Police said there were no signs of forced entry to the home or the vehicle. The victim told police he last used a computer that was in his living room on Sept. 21 from 10 p.m. to midnight. The other computer had been located in the basement.
The victim said he had not been out of the house since going to bed around midnight on Sept. 22, leading him to believe someone entered the house during the night and took the computers.
- Riverside police responded to the 500 block of East Parkway Road on the morning of Sept. 24 after a resident called to say that a bicycle had been taken from her garage the night before.
In addition to taking a silver and gray Schwinn Coronado bicycle, the offender left behind another stolen bike.
A security camera reportedly captured the offender riding the stolen bike north on Parkway Road and then east on 26th Street at about 7:05 p.m. on Sept. 23. The victim told police the overhead garage door had been left open.
North Riverside police charged a 24-year-old Riverside man with aggravated speeding after an officer on patrol reported observing a black Chevy driving southbound in the 1800 block of Harlem Avenue at 70 mph in a 35 mph zone at about 11:45 p.m. on Sept. 22.
The driver reportedly told the officer he had been drinking alcohol, and police reported finding a case of beer, including several open cans, inside the vehicle. The report does not indicate the driver was given any sobriety tests. He was cited for illegal transportation of open alcohol and having no proof of insurance in addition to the speeding violation.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, Sept. 21-27, 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.