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Man’s mouth gets him in more trouble

When police arrested Michael Riley on Monday, he was facing a misdemeanor battery charge. But by the time he made it to the Public Safety Facility, he had talked himself into a felony intimidation charge, court records show.

Riley, 58, was arrested at a mobile home part at 3650 W. Ridge Road by Patrolman Glenn Mayes, who saw the victim had been hit and had a large cut over her eye, the probable cause affidavit states.

On the way to the station, Riley threatened Mayes, saying, “I’m going to rip your head off when we get out of the car,” court records state. He told Mayes that Lake County Sheriff John Buncich was his cousin and that Mayes was “letting the white man down.”

Riley is being held without bail at the Lake County Jail until May 4. Then he can be released on $10,000 bond.

Burglar says he’s sorry from actions

A burglary suspect apprehended by police who received a description from a watchful neighbor is charged with burglary, residential entry and attempted theft.

Honore Ray Russell, 18, of 3240 E. 12th Ave., is being held on $30,000 bond.

On Tuesday, an Aetna resident called police to report seeing a man walking around a house in the 1100 block of Fayette Street. When Patrolman Joseph Gallagher arrived, he saw a man dive out a bedroom window of the house. Police chased him and eventually caught him outside a car repair shop on U.S. 20 east of Clay Street.

The victim told Sgt. Freddie Cook that when he returned home, he found a bedroom window broken and the house ransacked. He said a game system and other items were not in their usual places, the probable cause affidavit states.

Russell admitted to Cook that he waited until the occupants left, then threw a rock through a window and climbed inside. He told Cook he was sorry, the affidavit states.



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