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• The following was taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between Jan. 23 and Jan. 29 and represents 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 yet been adjudicated.

Police pulled over Delaney K. Watt’s 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix after he allegedly ran a stop sign around 8 p.m. Jan. 28. The officer then reportedly observed Watt, 17, of  7542 Adams, lean over and open his glove compartment. Watt, who had no driver’s license, was asked if he had any contraband or weapons and said he did not. A subsequent search revealed a loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic hand gun in the glove compartment.

At the station Watt, who was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon,  told police that he carried the gun for protection. Watt said his twin brother was murdered by members of the Mafia Insane Vice Lord gang last year and those same gang members believed Watt to be a Gangster’s Disciple.

Resisting arrest, obstruction, battery to a police officer
• Another traffic stop around 24 hours later led to a variety of charges against Brandon Polk, 23. Polk and two passengers were pulled over at approximately 9 p.m. on Jan. 29 in the 7200 block of Roosevelt for a traffic violation. The officer noticed that the vehicle’s steering column had been peeled and asked for identification. The two passengers were able to produce IDs, but Polk reportedly gave his name as Laymon. He also gave a false social security number. When confronted by the officer, Polk reportedly became agitated, refused to respond to further questions, and demanded that the officer arrest him. During a pat down, he was allegedly uncooperative. When the officer told Polk to sit in the back seat of the squad car, Polk ran, but was caught after a brief chase and incapacitated by a shot in the back with a Taser stun gun.

A finger print check later determined Polk’s real name.  Polk was wanted by the Chicago Police Department for assault.

Theft
• John T. Pappas, 27, is being sought by police in connection with the theft of an air compressor from a Forest Park woman. According to police, the woman let Pappas live at her residence while he was “in recovery,” in return for doing work around the house. However, Pappas allegedly become a problem after he started drinking again and the woman asked him to leave. Pappas reportedly took with him an air compressor he had borrowed from the woman to do odd jobs saying he deserved it in return for the work he did.

Auto theft
• A 1986 Chevy Caprice belonging to a Cicero man was stolen from the parking lot at 1300 Des Plaines Ave. sometime between 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. on Jan. 29.

Burglary to auto
•Someone shattered the passenger side window of a car parked in the 900 block of Harlem overnight on Jan. 29. A CD/stereo radio valued at $200 was stolen.
• Someone used silver and black paint to vandalize a rail car parked in the CTA lot at 711 Des Plaines overnight on Jan. 29.

Theft
• A Chicago woman had her unattended purse stolen from the bar of House of LA, 7420 Madison St., at approximately 2 a.m. on Jan. 30. She lost credit cards, $60 and her drivers license.

Criminal Damage to Property
• A 2004 Mitsubishi cargo truck parked in a lot at 7711 Roosevelt Rd., was shot with three BBS overnight on Jan. 30.
“compiled by Bill Dwyer