Forest Park police responded to a burglary call on the 1000 block of Troost Avenue on June 23 at 1:30 p.m.

A couple returning home noticed the suspect, Eve M. Rexroat, allegedly leaving the front door of their building with a silver toolbox and a brown wooden antique clock. The couple confronted Rexroat asking her what she was doing, to which the suspect allegedly replied, “I live here, this is my stuff.” After hearing this, the couple split up and one called the police while the other followed Rexroat.

The suspect made it to her white, 1997 Chrysler Town & Country minivan that was parked approximately 100 feet north of the building she had just exited. The police arrived on the scene and allegedly observed Rexroat attempting to flee the scene through a backyard of a nearby property. She was taken into custody.

Upon arriving at the burglary scene authorities found a front window screen cut. The living room, dining room, and upstairs bedrooms were all disturbed and ravished.

While inspecting Rexroat’s vehicle, authorities allegedly found a laundry list of items that were reported stolen from the burglarized home.


 A Forest Park resident on the 1300 block of Circle Avenue had his garage broken into. The incident occurred on June 21 in between 4:00 p.m. and 8:30 a.m.

The victim said that during that time span an unknown offender used a tool to pry open the side entry door. Once inside the offender removed several power tools: a Craftsman Compound Miter Saw, a Porter Cable compressor with four nail guns, a Dewalt hammer drill, a Skill worm drive circular saw and a Skill circular saw. The overall estimated value of the tools is $1,600.

 Two offenders gained entry into a gold, 1999 Chevrolet Blazer parked in a CTA parking lot on the 700 block of Desplaines Avenue. The incident occurred on June 21, between 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.

The offenders gained entry into the vehicle by breaking a passenger side vent window. They then likely reached into the vehicle via the broken window and unlocked the rear passenger door and, subsequently, the rear hatch. The offenders then removed two ten-inch woofers and an amplifier from the rear of the vehicle.

A CTA employee spoke to authorities telling them that she witnessed the burglary. The worker told police she heard a car alarm and looked on as two males were removing unknown objects out of the rear of the burglarized vehicle.

The estimated value of the three stolen objects is $200.

 A car parked on the 1000 block of Desplaines Avenue was damaged when an unknown male in his twenties took a baseball bat and broke several windows. The incident occurred on June 23 at 8:49 p.m.

Witnesses said they saw a slim young man, with a crew cut hairstyle standing in front of a silver, 1997 Chrysler Sebring with a baseball bat. After seeing the witnesses, the suspect fled the scene down an alley.

The victim said the description matches an acquaintance of his.

Retail theft

 Two Chicago women were apprehended after allegedly stealing goods from the Wal-Mart at 1300 Desplaines Ave. The incident occurred on June 22 at 5:02 p.m.

The pair of women, Veronica Coronado and Maria Hinojosa, walked around the store with two children and allegedly placed several items into their shopping cart. The two women then allegedly entered a small narrow aisle away from camera sight and placed several items into a baby stroller and a diaper bag.

Coronado and Hinojosa then passed the last point of purchase with the stashed items, Wal-Mart agents reported, and were arrested and transported to the Forest Park Police Department.

 A Hillside woman was arrested at Wal-Mart after allegedly stealing several items. The incident occurred on June 20 at 7:08 p.m.

Wal-Mart security allegedly saw 23-year-old Ladonna Myles walking around the store stuffing items into a black bag she was carrying. Myles crossed the last point of purchase and was placed into police custody.

These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between June 20 and June 24 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 Povilas Zukauskas