A North Riverside police officer observed an aggravated vehicle hijack attempt on September 14 at a BP gas station on Harlem Avenue. He saw a suspect step out of a silver Infiniti sedan and approach the driver of a 2015 Dodge Charger who was standing in front of a gas pump. The suspect allegedly drew two pistols.
Seeing the agent approaching, the suspect returned to the Infiniti and the car sped west on the 26th.e St. at increasing speed. The car hit 93 mph as it went through 1st Street. The agent reported that the Infiniti made a sharp turn on the 6e Avenue towards Cermak Road.
At that point, the officer was ordered to end the pursuit.
The victim is unharmed and unable to provide a detailed description.
A license plate check indicated that the Infiniti was stolen in a car hijacking in Maywood. Later on September 14, the car was found by Chicago police unoccupied in the 4600 block of S. Ellis in Chicago.
Brookfield and North Riverside Police Services reported incidents of suspected fraud last week. In both cases, the incident was linked to alleged fraudulent actions involving the victims’ bank accounts and Microsoft.
On September 15 in Brookfield, the victim said she had received several calls identified as from PNC Bank and Microsoft saying that $ 15,000 in fraudulent charges had been made to her account. He was told to spend the money left in the account on gift cards that he could use “to recreate new accounts”. The man purchased $ 1,500 in Target gift cards and presented the digital codes of those cards to the alleged perpetrators. It was only then that he thought he had been ripped off. He called the PNC and was told his accounts were in order.
Meanwhile, in North Riverside on September 17, a woman was at work on Cermak Road in Berwyn searching YouTube. His computer locked and then offered messages asking the user to contact Microsoft to unlock the device. The alleged Microsoft employee told him that $ 12,500 had been withdrawn from his account at BMO Harris and that the only way to get those funds back was to withdraw an additional $ 12,500 and deposit it to a nearby Bitcoin machine. She was also told that if she asked the bank questions during the withdrawal, she could be blackmailed and charged with possession of child pornography.
When she contacted her bank after making the Bitcoin deposits, she was told her bank account was in order.
Hit and run
On September 15, an automatic bicycle hit-and-run occurred at 1st Avenue and 31st Street. Unknown driver of a Chevrolet Suburban was turning left of 1st Avenue on 31st Street when he collided with a cyclist crossing 31st. The accident took place at 4:45 p.m. and resulted in several 911 calls to Brookfield Police.
Witnesses said the cyclist was in his 50s and was wearing a neon shirt. He was reportedly on his feet after the crash and was transported to Loyola University Medical Center by paramedics from Riverside.
The show must continue
A representation of the play Coastal disturbances, which is currently played on the volleyball court in Brookfield’s Ehlert Park, was disrupted on September 18 when residents of a nearby house cranked their music to an “extreme” level according to a police report.
Charges of disorderly conduct have been laid.
This material was obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield Police Departments from September 13-19 and represents a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise noted, anyone named in these reports has only been charged with one felony. These cases have not been tried.
– Compiled by Dan Haley