Robbers threaten residents with gun

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Two men with a gun threatened a man and his daughter after they returned to their apartment on the 900 block of Troost about 12:11 a.m. on June 10.

The man told police he and his daughter went to eat about 11 p.m. that evening. When he returned and tried to unlock his front door, he felt someone push against him. He also heard loud noises coming from his apartment. Walking to the back of his apartment, he found a man holding a black garbage bag outside his window, and another man placing items inside the bag. One of them waved a gun at him and said, "Just walk away, bro." They took several pairs of Air Jordan shoes, a Playstation 4 and $1,600 cash.

 

Aggravated battery to a peace officer

Police responded about 10:21 p.m. to the BP Amoco station, 7204 Washington, on June 4, to a call that an unwanted panhandler keeps returning to the gas station.

The arriving officer found Damion Fisher, 39, of Forest Park, walking toward him. Fisher reportedly attempted to walk past the officer, but he stuck his hand out and told Fisher to stop. Fisher grabbed his arm with both hands, but the officer pushed him off.

Fisher attempted to wrap his arms around the officer, allegedly trying to grab his gun from his holster. The officer wrestled him off and told him he was under arrest. Fisher clenched his fists and walked toward the officer again. Told he would be tased if he did not turn around, Fisher stood his ground and replied, "Tase me." The officer tased him twice, but it had no effect. Fisher flailed his arms and stood his ground, scratching the officer on the neck and swearing.

A second officer arrived and helped subdue Fisher, who was charged with criminal trespass to property and resisting a peace officer and also a felony charge for aggravated battery to a peace officer.

 

Car stolen from Currie Motors

A Chevrolet Cruze was reported stolen from Currie Motors, 8401 Roosevelt Road, about 10:04 a.m. on June 4. An employee reported seeing a man get in the car, drive around the parking lot and flee eastbound on Roosevelt Road. Dashcam footage from the delivery car shows a man exit an older model white Toyota Camry parked in the Riveredge Hospital parking lot, walk into the Currie Motors parking lot and take the car.

 

Thieves break into four cars

  • Between 10 p.m. on June 4 and 5 a.m. on June 5, someone broke into a garage on the 7600 block of Wilcox, rummaged through two cars and stole a 20-year-old Trek Hybrid bicycle. The victim told police that her garage service door sometimes does not close properly.
  • Sometime between 12:30 and 8:25 a.m. on June 5, someone broke into a garage on the 7700 block of Adams and stole a wrench, air pump and radar detector from a Volvo. The victim said the garage's utility door was unlocked.

Between 3:30 p.m. on June 7 and 9 a.m. on June 8, someone shattered the front passenger window of a Chevrolet parked on the 600 block of Circle, damaging its back passenger window.

Sometime between 10 p.m. on June 7 and 6:40 a.m. on June 8, a Ford parked on the 900 block of Hannah was broken into. The victim told police this is the third time it has happened, adding that it looked like would-be burglars tampered with his ignition, and tried to steal his car. 

 

Heroin recovered after chase on interstate

Police reported a Warrenville man driving west onto I-290 with a broken bumper and without a seatbelt at 4:27 p.m. on June 6.

The officer pursued the Ford onto the interstate, which was changing lanes in gridlock traffic. The driver and passenger reportedly shifted in their seats as if trying to conceal something. Eventually, the vehicle was forced to stop.

The men reportedly reached toward the glove compartment, then refused to hold their hands where police could see them. The officer pulled his gun until other police arrived. After the two exited the Ford, officers found 3.4 grams of heroin inside. When they searched the driver, they found an additional 5.5 grams on him.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, June 4-11, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.

Compiled by Nona Tepper

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