River Forest Police Arrest and Charge Career Burglar, Who was on Parole for the Same Offense

June, 28, 2018

On June 18, 2018 at about 5:58AM, River Forest Police were dispatched to St. Vincent-Ferrer School, 1515 Lathrop in River Forest. An employee had arrived at work and observed a male subject inside a school office area. A description of the offender was broadcast over the radio and an Oak Park Police Officer observed the suspect boarding a bus near Harlem Avenue and North Avenue. Randy I. Berrier, 40, of Chicago, was stopped by River Forest Police and identified by the witness.

Berrier was brought to the River Forest Police Department and several items, including cash, belonging to the school were recovered from his pockets. River Forest Police interviewed Berrier and he admitted to burglarizing the school. The Cook County State’s Attorney Felony Review Unit was contacted and approved a charged of Class 1 Felony Burglary. Berrier, a parolee, was held on bond and later attended Bond Hearing. Berrier is scheduled to appear in court  for Preliminary Hearing in late June at the Cook County Fourth District Courthouse.

Randy I. Berrier, 40, of Chicago

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