Police arrested two women on May 19 after heroin was found in their car during a traffic stop.

The car was pulled over at the intersection of Elgin Avenue and Harrison Street just after 3:45 p.m. According to a police report, officers noticed the women seeming to motion towards the center console as they followed the car.

The driver, Carissa Karr, could not produce proof of insurance, and a computer check showed that her driver’s license had been suspended.

The two women were asked to exit the car, and Officer Harold Grimes noticed a syringe between the passenger’s seat and the door.

Passenger Cassandra Christides of Forest Park left her purse on the seat when she exited, and police found a spoon with white residue, an empty foil packet and another packet containing a white powder.

Christides acknowledged buying the heroin from a man on the corner of Lake and Kilpatrick streets in Chicago.

She was charged with possession of a controlled substance, while Karr was charged with improper use of registration, not having valid proof of insurance, and driving with a suspended license.

Man arrested for attempted burglary

Officer Fran Marroco and Lt. Michael Cody responded to a burglary alarm on the 7500 block of Jackson Boulevard on May 23.

A resident said she had heard loud pounding on her screen door, and saw a neighbor, Victor Williams, 34, outside the door. She was getting ready to take a bath, so she decided not to answer.

The pounding continued, and she then heard the screen door unlatch. She screamed “who is it,” and Williams then returned to his apartment, slamming the screen door closed.

The woman told police that though her fiancé knows Williams, she had only met him in passing before the incident.

Police knocked on Williams’ door, and he invited them into his apartment. He said he had been at his apartment all day and had just gotten off the phone with his parole officer.

Officer Young Lee spotted a screwdriver on top of Williams’ refrigerator which matched marks left on the woman’s screen door. Police contacted Williams’ parole officer, who said they had spoken on the phone, but it had been much earlier in the morning.

He was arrested on a felony charge of attempted burglary and criminal damage to property.

Jewelry stolen from
Madison Street condo

A woman told police that she entered her condo on the 7400 block of Madison Street on May 20 to find a jewelry case lying on her bed with its contents sprawled out and several items missing.

Police entered another bedroom, belonging to the caller’s roommate, and found much the same picture, with the contents of her jewelry chest also dumped out.

The scene of the crime was processed by Officers Harold Grimes and Ken Gross, who concluded that the offenders had climbed the stairs up to the roof of an adjacent building, jumped toward the building where the burglary occurred, and entered through a partially open window on the east side of the building.

The total value of the missing jewelry was estimated at $10,000.

Two more gang graffiti incidents

Two more incidents of gang graffiti were reported in town last week, both involving tags associated with the Insane Pope Nation gang.

One of the tags was found on a wall at Famous Liquors, 7714 Madison St., and the other was found on the 300 block of Marengo Avenue. Both tags were painted using blue spray paint.

Last week, tags linked to the Maniac Latin Disciples and the Ambrose Street gang were found in Forest Park, and several Latin Kings tags were reported in late April.

These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between May 19 and May 26 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