Telecommunications officers working the police department communication center on Sept. 15 reported to police that a seemingly intoxicated man had made several calls to the non-emergency line.
They told police that Eugene Pidde of the 1100 block of Beloit would ramble incoherently when asked if he needed police help, and had a history of making calls to the department when intoxicated and had been arrested for doing so in the past.
Officers first went to Pidde’s home at about 8:30 p.m. and he agreed to stop calling.
At about 11:45, police received word that he was calling again, and told him he would be arrested if he kept calling. He said he would stop, and even took the battery from his phone and gave it to the officer.
At 12:20, however, police were told Pidde had called again, and when officers returned to his home he said he had gone upstairs and used his mother’s phone.
He was then brought to the station and charged with harassment by telephone.
A man told police that he came home on Sept. 18 to find his apartment on the 400 block of Marengo in disarray.
The man and several witnesses said that a Chicago woman, Litesia Morris, had come over earlier in the day when he was not home.
The man said that the lock on his door was broken before the incident, but that his alarm system was turned off when he came home. He said that Morris was the only person who knew the code, and that she was angry with him because he had gotten a new girlfriend while she was pregnant.
Officers reported that a television set was broken and laying on the floor, a stereo was busted open with one speaker missing and the other shattered, and that clothes, food and hygiene products were strewn everywhere.
The man told police he wanted a restraining order against Morris.
Burglary suspect on the loose
Forest Park police responded to a call reporting a burglary in progress on Sept. 16 at a home on the 7200 block of Franklin.
Upon arriving, a woman told police that she had come home from work and driven into her garage, and just as she was about to close the door a man walked into the garage and put his finger to his lips and told her to “shhh.”
She began to scream for her boyfriend who was in the house, and the man reached into the driver’s side door, removed her red leather wallet, and fled westbound through the rear driveway of 7200 Franklin onto Elgin.
The woman said that her wallet contained her driver’s license, a United Airlines Visa card, insurance cards, a Jewel Osco card, and a small amount of cash.
Man gets Tasered, drops pot bags
An officer reported observing two men leave a parking lot at 8200 Roosevelt on foot. One of the men, the report states, waved at the officer as if to say hello. The men then came back and again passed the officer’s car, at which time he told them he’d like to ask them some questions, and advised them that they were free not to answer.
The officer reported that one of the men, Akintola Adegoke, appeared to be hiding his right hand from view, and gave the officer a fake name.
The officer said he moved to see the man’s hand, but he again pulled away, and once again resisted when the officer tried to pat him down. After asking the man to show his hand and stop resisting his commands, the officer, who by this time had called for and received backup, fired his Taser electric shock gun at Adegoke, who still refused to place his hands behind his back.
After being shocked once more, he complied and while being handcuffed dropped a small Ziploc bag. The officer soon observed Adegoke dropping another similar bag from his pocket.
Adegoke was wearing a home monitoring ankle bracelet, and was found to have been on house arrest for burglary. The two bags were found to contain three grams of a substance suspected to be marijuana.
Adegoke was charged with obstruction of a peace officer, resisting a peace officer, and possession of cannabis.
These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department from Sept. 12 to Sept. 19, 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