Riverside Home Invasion Suspect Arrested: Police | #childabductors

RIVERSIDE, IL — A man was arrested Wednesday in the armed invasion of a Riverside home in which a woman was pistol-whipped and her son kidnapped in January 2019, police said Thursday.

The invasion took place in the 200 block of West Quincy Street. The abductors severely beat the son and dumped him in an alley in the 4300 block of 47th Street in Chicago, according to a police news release. The home invasion was over an unpaid drug debt, police said.

The suspect was identified as Joshua Noah, 23, of Berwyn, who faces a felony charge of home invasion. At the time of the invasion, he was living in Buffalo Grove. He was picked up in court Wednesday as he was there for a shooting case in Berwyn, Riverside police said. In that case, he shot and killed a person on Ogden Avenue during a dispute at a car repair shop, police said. He was charged at the time with a misdemeanor gun violation.

When arrested by Riverside police, he was also facing an armed violence charge by Cicero police, according to the news release.

Riverside police said they had a second suspect who was a person of interest, but police are not naming him because he was never charged.

“This case would not have been able to be brought to a conclusion without the initial patrol officers’ response to the night of the incident and proper documenting of evidence, interviewing witnesses and preserving evidence for detectives,” Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel said in a statement. “This was a total team effort.”

Weitzel said he was sending his detectives to the bond court hearing in ensure that the State Attorney’s Office has “a clear understating of the severity of the allegation” in the Riverside case as Noah is already out of custody in two weapons cases.

During the investigation, Riverside detectives worked on gathering physical evidence, conducting many interviews, searching for video surveillance and doing cellphone search dumps, among other things, according to the news release. They also traveled out of state to track down leads that led to the arrest.

Noah’s history includes armed violence with a firearm, weapons charges, battery, DUI, drugs and aggravated battery to police, the release said.

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