• The following was taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between Feb. 10 and Feb. 17 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.

Mark Holt, 37, from the 5500 block of Cornell Avenue in Chicago, was arrested Feb. 15 for allegedly stealing three DVD’s valued at $41.72 on Feb. 10 from the Wal-Mart on the 1300 block of DesPlaines
Avenue, Forest Park.

A Wal-Mart security agent informed police that he was alerted to the possibility that a theft occurred Feb. 10.  After reviewing the security tapes, the agent allegedly saw Holt, a night employee, setting up the theft.  The agent told police that he interviewed Holt, who allegedly admitted in writing to stealing the merchandise.

Holt was charged with retail theft and posted a $1,000 bond.  He is expected to appear at court on April 5, 2005.

Auto burglary 

• A Forest Park man reported parking his four-door, black 1995 Jeep Cherokee and entering his residence at approximately 3 p.m. on Feb. 15, when he heard the car’s alarm go off.  When the man investigated he saw another black sport utility vehicle driving southbound in the alley, he told police.  An inspection of his vehicle revealed that an unknown offender had gained entry to the vehicle by shattering the front driver’s side window.  The burglar took a brown box containing audio speakers from the car.

• A Forest Park man reported that an unknown offender broke the passenger side window to his red 1995 Ford F-150 on Feb. 13 at approximately 6 p.m. Once inside, the man said the burglar took a Ryobi circular saw, a Ryobi drill, a DeWalt drill and two 5 gallon buckets containing construction tools used for rehabbing homes.

• A Forest Park man reported that an unknown offender broke the front passenger side window to gain access to his white 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan between Feb. 16 and 17 on the 1400 block of Elgin Avenue.  Once inside, the man said, the burglar took a $250 JVC CD Player.
“compiled by Melissa Lou