River Forest Police Blotter: Infant Formula, Advil Swiped

River Forest police reports, July 16 - July 23.


Driving without a Valid License

A 14-year-old from River Forest was charged with driving without a license after he was stopped for hitting another car in the alley in the 00 block of Ashland Avenue, police said. The 14-year-old also was cited for driving without headlights and violating curfew. His 14-year-old passenger was cited for violating curfew. Both were released to their parents.  


Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Jamie Laureano, 29, of Chicago was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after admitting to having hypodermic syringes in his possession, police said. An officer spotted a suspncious person in the area of Jackson Avenue and Augusta Street and eventually stopped him in the 7700 block of Chicago Avenue.

Driving While License Suspended

Jenae L. Smart, 24, of Romeoville was charged with driving on a suspended license after an officer pulled her over in the 7300 block of Division Street for attempting to pass another car in a park speed zone, police said. An officer assigned to traffic enforcement saw a car driving eastbound into oncoming traffic in an attempt to pass another car. A radar check found that the car was speeding in an area that was designated park speed zone while children were present, police said. She also was charged with improperly overtaking a vehicle, speeding in a park zone and failing to signal.


Retail Theft

Eight bottles of Enfamil infant formula and eight bottles of Advil were stolen from Dominick’s Finer Foods, 7501 W. North Ave., when a woman, believed to be in her 20s, was spotted taking the items and fled on foot when confronted by store employees. She was not located by responding officers. Estimated loss was $274.08.

Driving While License Suspended

Ramon Prieto, 54, of Berwyn was charged with driving on a suspended license after an officer on patrol in the area of the 1100 block of Harlem Ave. saw a car that had an expired registration.  The officer curbed the vehicle and a check of Prieto’s driver license found it was suspended. He also was charged with driving on expired registration and driving without insurance.

Disorderly Conduct

Two 14-year-olds from Maywood were cited for disorderly conduct and damaging village property for entering Willard School, 1250 Ashland Ave., police said. Police said the two had climbed up to an open second floor window, removed the screen and entered the school, activiating a burglar alarm. They were apprehended in the 900 block of Thatcher Avenue and after they were processed, released to the custody of their parents or guardians.


Bicycle Theft

An unsecured bicycle was stolen from the sidewalk in front of a home in the 1300 block of Ashland Avenue.  

Retail Theft Arrest

Rosalyn D. Nance, 40, of Chicago was charged with retail theft after leaving Jewel-Osco, 7527 W. Lake St. with hygiene products and cold medicine valued at $74.23. Two other suspects who entered the store with Nance remain at large.


Driving on a Suspended License

Vaughn Z. Marshall, 22, of Maywood was charged with driving on a suspended license after a traffic stop in the area of Madison Street and Forest Avenue, police said. An officer on patrol ran the registration of the car in front of him and found it had been suspended. A computer check revealed that his license had been suspended. He also was charged with driving without insurance and for driving on a suspended registration for not having insurance.

Criminal Trespass

Charles P. Almendarez, 42, of Bellwood was charged with criminal trespass to property for being in River Forest Town Center, 7251, in violation of a criminal trespass ban, police said.

Police Blotter information is provided by the River Forest Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor at casey@patch.com. We will verify and report the outcome.


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