Michael G. Doll, 22, of Chicago was charged with possession of a controlled substance on April 4.

Doll and his friend, Brandon P. Hughes, 21, of the 1500 block of South Sangamon Street in Chicago, were allegedly sitting in Doll’s 1999, burgundy, four-door Chrysler 300 at the parking lot outside Mugsy’s on the 7600 block of Madison Street at 9:22 p.m. when Doll’s car alarm went off.

Officers approached the pair and said they saw both men exit the car, with Doll opening and closing his door in a fanning motion.

When the officer asked Doll what the problem was, Doll allegedly responded that the alarm sounded when Hughes opened the door after the alarm had been set.

A second officer at the scene allegedly saw a small bag with a green leafy substance in it, open on the center console. When asked who the cannabis belonged to, Doll allegedly replied it was his. The officers asked if there was any more marijuana and Doll allegedly responded there was another bag in the vest pocket on the rear deck of the car.

Disorderly conduct

• Steven S. Wood, 33, of the 1000 block of South Mayfield Avenue in Chicago, was charged with disorderly conduct after he refused to put out his cigarette during last week’s gas main break on Madison Street.

Wood was standing outside of Circle Video, 7322 Madison Street, at approximately 10:45 a.m. on April 4, after a gas main break produced heavy gas seepage, forcing police and firefighters to evacuate and quarantine the area.

Police said they saw Wood and a co-worker smoking in front of the store during the quarantine; an officer approached the men, warned them of the danger and asked them to put out the cigarettes. The first man complied and Wood appeared to comply, however, when the officer returned to Circle Video, Wood was still smoking.

The officer again ordered Wood to put out the cigarette but Wood allegedly responded by taking another drag.

A third warning from the officer allegedly elicited a response of “No! I work here” from Wood. In a fourth warning, according to the report, the officer threatened to arrest Wood, to which he allegedly responded: “Arrest me.”

The officer placed Wood under arrest, asking Wood to place his hands behind his back after putting out the cigarette, but Wood allegedly ignored the request. The officer grabbed Wood’s right arm and pulled it behind Wood’s back, after which he dropped the cigarette.

Public indecency

• Carlos Guzman, 34, of the 2000 block of South 1st Avenue in Maywood, was arrested on April 9 for allegedly exposing himself to a minor on the 7300 block of Harrison Street at approximately 4:58 p.m.

Guzman was driving a 1992, blue, four-door Toyota Paseo when he allegedly approached a 17-year-old female who was walking to work at the corner of Lexington Street and Marengo Avenue.

The young woman told police she was wearing headphones at the time and could not understand what Guzman was saying so she ignored him and continued to walk. Guzman then allegedly proceeded to follow the woman while she walked northbound on Circle Avenue. He again allegedly drove up alongside her and attempted to talk to her. Guzman then drove ahead and pulled eastbound into an alley on Harrison Street. As the woman walked by he allegedly exited the driver’s seat and faced her, opening his pants and exposing himself to her.

The woman told police she feared he would try to kidnap her, so she continued northbound on Circle Avenue, wrote down the license plate number and flagged down a police patrol.

Officers found Guzman allegedly leaning down on the driver’s side of the car parked in a driveway on the 500 block of Circle Avenue.

Guzman denied following the girl and said he was relieving himself in the alley when she walked by.

Criminal defacement: Graffiti

• Police dealt with a batch of graffiti incidents occurring between April 9 at 10 p.m. and April 10 at 6 a.m. throughout Forest Park.

All incidents were marked by “Black Knights” gang related graffiti on several surfaces, beginning at the corner of Elgin Avenue and Washington Street, where a witness said he saw four men, in their teens at around midnight. The witness said he saw two men standing around, when they saw him, they whistled twice and another pair ran out of the alley.

The graffiti artists tagged the pavement in the alley and the south side of a building on 300 Circle Avenue. They also tagged a garage at 316 Elgin Avenue.

That same night a Forest Park female reported the same markings on a garage at 434 Hannah Avenue and a Berwyn man reported graffiti with similar markings on a white delivery van parked at 446 Hannah Avenue.

Further tags were found at a garage on 526 Marengo Avenue; on the rear wall of the building at Family Physicians of Forest Park, 7339 Madison Avenue; on the rear wall of the building at 7437 Madison Avenue and in a garage at 512 Hannah Avenue.

These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between April 3 and April 10 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