Marcus Pigram, 20, of the 1000 block of Lathrop Avenue in Forest Park was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver on March 4 at approximately 9:16 a.m.

Pigram was stopped near the 700 block of Harlem Avenue when officers allegedly saw his 1997, 4-door, gold Oldsmobile change lanes without signaling.

When Pigram allegedly failed to produce a valid driver’s license, he was taken into custody. Officers then searched the vehicle and allegedly found a white shopping bag, behind the driver’s seat, containing two small plastic bags with 10 clear plastic bags in them. Each of those clear bags contained 13 smaller Ziploc bags with what officers believed was cannabis.

Pigram’s girlfriend, who owned the car, was also in the car at the time and allegedly told officers Pigram had additional bags hidden in the closet at her Forest Park apartment.

She consented to have the apartment searched at approximately 9:33 a.m. and officers searched the apartment.

The search allegedly produced 25 clear plastic bags, each containing 13 Ziploc bags with suspected cannabis. One of the bags contained only 10 Ziploc bags.

The search also produced $1,167.

At the station a search of Pigram’s pants allegedly produced another $400.

The bags were tested using a Duquenois Reagent #8 and showed positive for drugs. The drugs seized weighed 509 grams.

Possession of heroin

• Michael A. Stepniak, 25, of the 300 block of Kathleen Drive in Des Plaines, was charged with possession of heroin on March 3 at approximately 7 p.m.

Stepniak was allegedly sitting in his white, 1997 Mercedes 400 in the south side of the Thornton’s Gas Station parking lot on the 600 block of Harlem Avenue.

An officer allegedly saw Stepniak slumped over to the passenger seat, with a belt wrapped around the upper part of his right arm, a syringe in his left hand and a small foil packet on the passenger seat.

The officer said he believed Stepniak was about to ingest an illegal narcotic and ordered him to put down the syringe.

The foil packet allegedly contained an off-white powder substance.

Officers searched the car and found five more folded foil packs. They tested the packets at the station using a NRIC #2 Marquis Reagent Kit; the packets allegedly tested positive for opium alkaloids.

The drugs found weighed 3 grams.

Driving while under the influence

• Anthony Chavez, 32,of the 8600 block of Lyndale Street in River Grove was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol on March 4 at approximately 2 a.m.

Officers allegedly observed Chavez’s blue 1987 Buick Skylark parked at the north parking spot on the east side of Circle Avenue, south of Madison Street.

The officer allegedly saw Chavez enter the car and attempt to leave the spot by driving forward and striking the curb.

Chavez then backed up and made a hard left turn from the parking lane, crossing over the northbound traffic lane and stopping at the red light on Madison Street.

The light changed and Chavez allegedly turned onto westbound Madison Street and came to a halt at the 7500 block of Madison Street, where officers turned on their emergency lights and approached Chavez.

Chavez’s eyes were allegedly glassy and bloodshot and he was slurring his words.

The officer allegedly asked Chavez to perform a field sobriety test three times, with Chavez refusing each time. Chavez was then taken into custody and given a 20 minute observation period, after which he allegedly refused to take a breath test, at 2:50 a.m.

•Claude E. Hughes, 52, of the 300 block of Lathrop Avenue in Forest Park was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and with driving the wrong way on a one-way street on March 4 at 1:04 a.m.

Officers allegedly observed Hughes’ 2005 Chevrolet Impala traveling westbound from North Boulevard across Harlem Avenue onto westbound Central Street, which is marked with a “Do not enter” sign.

Hughes allegedly traveled against traffic until officers pulled him over and asked for his license and insurance.

The officer allegedly smelled alcohol emitting from the vehicle. When the officer asked Hughes to exit the car, Hughes complied.

Hughes failed a field sobriety test and, after a 20 minute observation period, allegedly had a .079 blood alcohol content level.

Criminal damage to property

•John F. McShane, 21, of the 300 block of Clinton Avenue in Oak Park was charged with criminal damage to property after allegedly punching a hole in the bathroom wall at Shanahan’s on the 7300 block of Madison Street on March 5 at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Shanahan’s bar manager told officers he was near the men’s bathroom when he heard a loud banging and saw the mirror outside the bathroom shake

The manager told officers he then saw McShane exit the bathroom and went in to investigate the noise. The manager saw a hole in the wall that was, he told officers, consistent with the size of a fist.

When he was taken into custody the officers allegedly observed red marks on McShane’s knuckles.

• These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between March 3 and March 6 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.
“compiled by Melissa Lou