Police responded Sept. 8 to a call reporting a disturbance at the CTA station at 711 Desplaines Ave. According to a police report, a man riding the train had seen Alberto Alvarez throwing things around the train and screaming racial slurs at passengers.
Alvarez then allegedly approached the man and said “you look gay, I’ll kick your ***.”
When officers attempted to put him into custody for disorderly conduct, Alvarez resisted, struggling with officers on his way down the CTA platform toward the police car. Officers attempted to place him into the car, but he fought and stiffened his body to resist, leading an officer to utilize his Taser electric shock gun.
Once inside the car, Alvarez allegedly lied on his back and began kicking the passenger side window, then sat up and banged his head against the safety shield.
At the station, he allegedly continued to resist officers efforts to place him inside a cell. A Taser gun was used again.
During a search at the station, officers found a suspected crack pipe in Alvarez’s pocket.
Once he was placed in a cell, the report states, Alvarez banged his head against the steel bed for about 5 minutes before finally calming down.
He was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, breach of peace, resisting an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Battery and theft
A man told police that as he was walking eastbound on Madison Street the night of Sept. 7, a man exited a small black SUV, approached him and asked for a cigarette. When he told the man he did not have any extras, he said the man struck him in the face and knocked him to the ground and then went through his pockets, taking his wallet, a $20 bill and a new pack of cigarettes.
According to the police report, the man suffered two one-inch lacerations above his left eye, his eyelids were swollen shut, and his nose also appeared swollen.
Two witnesses both reported seeing the man run eastbound on Madison. One of the witnesses said he ran to call police before he could see where the man went next, while the other said he saw the man climb into a small black SUV, but did not get the vehicle’s license plate number.
Fight in bar parking lot
Officers responded to a call reporting a fight in the Molly Malone’s parking lot at 7632 Madison on Sept. 11. Both men involved, a Berwyn resident and a Schiller Park resident, said the incident began as a verbal argument and then turned physical.
Both claimed that the other person was responsible for the fight. According to a police report, both men were intoxicated, and neither wished to file a complaint.
They were told not to return to Forest Park for the rest of the night.
Man stabbed in hand
A man told police that he was walking southbound on Lathrop Avenue on Sept. 10 when he was approached by two men who asked for “cigarettes, weed or spare change.”
One of the men, according to the report, pointed a four-inch steel knife at the victim and told him to “give it up,” but the man refused.
The second man then pushed the victim while the man with the knife attempted to stab him. The victim put out his hands to block the knife, and suffered an approximately two-inch cut to his palm.
Both suspects allegedly ran off, and were last seen heading westbound on Polk at Desplaines, according to the report. The victim was treated for the cut to his hand, and did not lose any possessions in the incident.
These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department from September 6 to September 11, and represent only 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 Seth Stern