When police responded to a property damage call on the 7400 block of Madison Street, Jan. 1, they were met by Marengo Avenue resident Nathaniel Littleton, who said he had witnessed the incident.
When officers attempted to discuss the incident, Littleton, who appeared highly intoxicated, took money from his pocket and for unknown reasons, threw it on the sidewalk. When police told him to pick up the money and asked why he had thrown it on the ground, he responded by repeatedly yelling, “It’s a G thing!”
Littleton then approached another man at the scene and appeared to assume a fighting posture. He began yelling, “I’m a gangster (expletive); It’s a G thing (expletive)!” The man told Littleton to back away, and when he refused to do so struck him in the head with a closed fist. Littleton threw a punch in return, but missed.
Officers separated the two men, and Littleton repeatedly tried to break free and again approach the other man. The man declined to press charges, and Littleton was given a local ordinance ticket for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Car burglarized at dealer
A service director for Park Plaza Dodge, 7911 Roosevelt Road, reported a burglary to a 1999 Chrysler LHS that was parked in the rear of the dealership while in for service on the night of Jan. 4. The car’s owner said that a Jenson TV/DVD/CD combination player which he bought from Best Buy for $1,500 was stolen. The doors to the car were locked, and officers were unable to determine how the offender gained entry to the car.
Fight at Scoreboard Lounge
When police arrived at the Scoreboard Lounge, 7507 Madison St. on Jan 7 in response to a fight in progress call, a patron pointed out Matthew Burke of Oak Park as one of those involved in the altercation.
Burke was seen holding a pool stick as if he were threatening to strike another patron. When asked what happened, police reported, he seemed intoxicated and frustrated. Police brought him outside to discuss the incident, and he said that they were harassing him. When the other individual allegedly involved in the fight was brought outside, Burke began yelling at him and blaming him for the incident. The other man told police that the dispute was over the pool table, and was released.
When police told Burke that they would go back in the bar to talk to other patrons, Burke once again accused them of harassment and did not comply with orders. He was arrested for local ordinance violations of public intoxication and public fighting.
Crack pipes found on Tasered suspect
Officers placed David Crockett under arrest on Jan. 8 due to previous knowledge of a warrant for his arrest.
Officers asked him to place his hands behind his back but he refused, and denied the existence of the warrant. He struggled with officers as they attempted to pat him down for weapons, and was eventually stunned in his lower back with a Taser. According to police reports, it still took several minutes to put him in handcuffs after he was Tasered.
Once he had been successfully handcuffed, officers were able to search him and found two suspected crack pipes, burnt at both edges. He was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest, as well as his previously existing warrant.
Resident suspects break-in
A resident of the 1200 block of Elgin Avenue called police on Jan. 8 reporting that she had seen a light inside her garage turn on from outside her home. When police responded, the light was off but the service entrance door to the home was partially opened. After clearing the garage, officers saw that the door had been forced open and the door frame was cracked. The resident said that nothing had been taken from her garage and that her car had not been tampered with. Police canvassed the area for offenders, but came up empty.
“Compiled by Seth Stern
These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between Jan. 1 and Jan. 8, 2006 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.