River Forest Police Blotter: 94-Year-Old Woman Robbed at Bus Stop

The following information was supplied by the River Forest Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Traffic Arrest: Nicholas Chew, 30, of Chicago was charged with aggravated driving on a revoked license – a class 4 felony – April 23 after his 2001 Mercury Sable blew a stop sign and abruptly changed lanes on Harlem Avenue, police said. After stopping the car in the 400 block of North Harlem Avenue, an officer also noticed that two children were sitting unrestrained in the back seat. An interview with the driver led police to determine that Chew was driving on a license that had been revoked for DUI. The children, ages 2 and 3, were turned over to their mother at the scene of the stop. Chew also was charged with disobeying a stop sign, making an improper turn and two counts of failing to secure a child in a restraint system, police said.

Robbery: A purse containing $15, credit and insurance cards and personal items was stolen April 23 from a 94-year-old woman waiting for an eastbound bus in the area of Lake Street and William Street. The victim told police that two young people approached her, one grabbed her handbag and both then fled south on William. The woman was uninjured during the incident.

Burglary: Approximately $5 in change was stolen sometime between April 22 and April 23 from an unlocked 2008 Honda CRV parked in the rear of a residence in the 7300 block of Lake Street.

Warrant Arrest: James Wiley, 51, of Melrose Park, was arrested April 23 on an outstanding warrant out of Cook County for violating his conditional release for a DUI arrest, police said. He was apprehended after an officer pulled him over in the 1100 block of Chicago Avenue for having an expired registration on the car he was driving.

Theft: A wallet containing $70 and personal identification items was stolen April 22 from a couch in the common area at Lindeman Hall on the campus of Concordia University, 7400 Augusta St.

Criminal Defacement: The words "Tr33" and "Woof" were found spray painted in orange April 26 on the south wall of Annie’s Beef, 7601 Lake St.  Similar graffiti also was found on the fence and in the alley adjacent to a home in the 600 block of Bonnie Brae Place.

Criminal Defacement: A face was spray painted in blue on a stop sign at Keystone and Oak Avenues on April 27 and on the Canadian National Railroad overpass crossing Oak.

Theft: A wallet with multiple credit cards and other personal items was stolen April 27 while a customer and her husband were eating at Boston Market, 7211 Lake St.

Criminal Damage: Four tires were slashed and both sides were scratched sometime between April 27 and April 28 on a 2002 Toyota Camry parked overnight on the northwest side of the Dominican Priory Campus, 7200 Division St. Estimated damage was not available.

Burglary: A CD player/radio and $2 in change were stolen from a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu and a $300 bicycle was also taken when the garage of a home in the 500 block of Keystone Avenue was broken into on April 29. Entry was gained through an unlocked side door. There was no loss from a Camry, which also was parked inside.


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