Police met a man at Westlake Hospital Nov. 11 who had reported an attempted carjacking on the 1100 block of Lathrop.

The victim, who reported that one of his assailants had thrown a liquor bottle at his face, had a broken nose and needed six to seven stitches to close lacerations to his forehead and nose, according to a police report.

The man told police that he had pulled over on Lathrop to adjust his side mirrors, when two men approached and told him to give them his truck.

He said that the offenders were not armed, but one was carrying an empty bottle of Hennessey, which he threw at his face.

The victim said he was dazed by the impact but was not knocked out, and was able to get in his car and drive away. He picked his wife up from his home before proceeding to the hospital.

The offenders were last seen running eastbound across Lathrop toward the alley. The victim said he would be able to identify the man who had thrown the liquor bottle, but that he did not get a good look at the other man involved in the incident.


Don’t mess with Broadview

Forest Park police officers saw two male subjects, Maurice Lanier and Christopher Hundey, as well as an unnamed female subject standing outside a car parked in front of 7432 Washington on Nov. 8. One of the car’s occupants was an associate of the second floor resident of 7437 Washington, a suspected cocaine dealer whose apartment police recently raided after attaining a search warrant.

When police approached Lanier, who had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol, he yelled “I’m from Broadview, do what you gotta do.” Handley, who also appeared intoxicated, yelled “we’re from Broadview, you can’t do anything to us.”

Police reported that the side view mirror of their squad car was damaged when they attempted to detain Lanier, who refused several commands to enter the police car before he finally complied.

Lanier and Handley were cited for local ordinance violations of disorderly conduct, public intoxication and breach of peace.


Blockbuster night ruined by cops

Two men were arrested on a felony charge of retail theft after allegedly attempting to lift 42 videos from the Wal-Mart store at 1300 Desplaines.

A loss prevention agent from Wal-Mart reported watching Jonathan Paez walk toward the store’s lawn and garden section with a cart full of merchandise. Paez then reportedly left the cart in the store, walked into the parking lot and brought his car to the fence outside the store.

Scott Dunkel entered the store as Paez pulled up and took the videos, valued at about $756, from the cart and placed them in the vehicle. Both men were detained by the Wal-Mart agent, and were later taken into custody by Forest Park police.


Bar fight

An intoxicated man, bleeding from his left eye, reported a battery that allegedly occurred at Murphy’s Pub, 7220 Madison St., to police on Nov. 10.

The man, who said he was going to walk to the emergency room, said a man in his 20s or 30s had struck him at the bar and he wanted to sign a complaint.

Police went to the bar and spoke to a witness, who said that the man had entered the bar intoxicated and attempted to “start trouble” with a patron who was on crutches.

Another patron, named Mark, told him to leave the man alone, at which time he swung at Mark and missed and Mark swung back with a clenched fist and hit the man.

All parties involved in the fight were escorted from the bar.


Early morning run

Police observed a man later identified as Timothy Shaw of Chicago running near the intersection of Randolph and Elgin, wearing a leather jacket, jeans and dress shoes.

When they asked Shaw what he was doing, he said he was training for a marathon.

A name check showed that Shaw had an outstanding warrant in Chicago, and he was taken into custody.

” Compiled by Seth Stern

These items were taken from the records of the Forest Parl Police Department between Nov. 2 and 9 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.