Police arrested Besian Bicurri, 22, of Forest Park after he slapped a man in the face while standing in the Forest Park police station lobby just after 3 a.m. Aug. 25. The victim was at the station checking on a friend, just arrested for allegedly fighting at Deko’s Restaurant on Madison Street. Bicurri entered the lobby while the victim talked to a police dispatcher, accosted the man about the fight that just occurred and then slapped the victim on the right side of the face.

Bicurri, intoxicated at the time, was arrested and placed in a juvenile detention cell. He claimed he was only trying to put his arm around the victim and reconcile their differences. Police released Bicurri after he posted bond.


Possible burglary

Officers responded to a call around 1:30 p.m. Aug. 24 to a possible burglary on the 7400 block of Randolph Street. On arrival, the home’s front door was open and a window was broken. Officers entered, found no suspects. The victim said she saw four suspicious males hanging around a few hours before the burglary. A witness said she saw two of the men across the street at Grant White School searching for any cameras that might be watching. The suspects sped away eastbound on Randolph in a grey Chevy Beretta after circling the block once. The victim found no items missing from her apartment.


Cars burglarized

Sometime during the evening of Aug. 26, a burglar entered an unlocked Ford Explorer parked on the 7600 block of Roosevelt Road. They broke open the dashboard and stole the car stereo, along with a purse containing the victim’s driver’s license, social security card and bank card. The cost of the damage was unknown, according to police reports.

Around 6 p.m. Aug 22, someone entered an unlocked Cutlass Oldsmobile on the 1200 block of Marengo Avenue and removed a black Motorola Razor cell phone. Police provided no estimate of the losses.


Suspect leads brief chase

The evening of Aug. 22, police spotted Anthony Siciliano, 24 and a juvenile standing in front of 1 S. Harlem Ave. holding brown bags containing what appeared to be 40-ounce bottles of beer. The two males crossed the street into Oak Park, sat at a bus bench and started staring at the police officer. When police approached, Siciliano ran northbound on Harlem. A brief chase ensued before Siciliano turned and saw the officer holding a Taser. He stopped just south of Lake Street and was arrested for obstructing a peace officer and possessing a large knife. A name check revealed two warrants for his arrest. Siciliano was unable to post the required $100,000 bond as of Monday. Police provided no information about the second offender.


Criminal defacement to property

Unknown offenders spray-painted two CTA train cars at the Desplaines Avenue station sometime during the late evening of Aug. 24 and the early morning of Aug. 25. Both were initialed with the name “SYM.” A CTA supervisor on duty at the time estimated it would take more than four hours to remove the paint from each car and cost around $3,000.


Retail theft

Manuel Olvera Jr., 55, of Cicero was arrested the early afternoon of Aug. 26 after walking out of the Ultra Foods on Roosevelt Road without paying for two Primatene Mist Inhalers valued at $29.30. A store employee stopped Olvera-after he walked passed the last point of purchase-and held him until police arrived. He was issued a ticket and released on the scene.



Police arrested Phillip Crawhorn, 35, of Chicago around 9 p.m. Aug. 24 for soliciting after he was observed walking up and down the westbound 290 ramp on Harlem begging for change. Police allege Crawhorn asked for change from motorists, without any regard for his safety or the safety of motorists. Police arrested Crawhorn and transported him to the station for processing.


Violation of village ordinance

Roy Flowers, 34, of Forest Park was stopped by police traveling eastbound on Madison Street around 9 p.m. Aug. 20 because his car stereo was allegedly audible from more than 75 feet away. Police issued Flowers a citation for violating a local ordinance.

Broadview resident Jonathan Little was issued a citation just after 5 p.m. Aug. 25 when officers allegedly heard his car stereo from 50 feet away while traveling on the 800 block of Harlem Avenue.


These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between Aug 20 and Aug 27, 2007 and represent only a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in this report has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not been adjudicated.

– Compiled by Marty Stempniak