A Forest Park resident, taking a shortcut home by the park district ice skating rink around 3:30 a.m., Aug. 16, got more than he bargained for. As the man walked past a 2004 Dodge Intrepid, he noticed two people inside apparently engaging in sex. He continued walking by, but was allegedly confronted by an angry Maurice J. Daily, of Chicago, who exited the car in his boxer shorts, proclaiming, “What are you looking at?! I’m I.G., ni**a! I’m I.G.! What?” Daily, who reportedly works as a janitor for the CTA at the Desplaines station, then reportedly chased the man, punched him in the head and face, and kicked him in the face. The man, who lost his cellphone and suffered various cuts, bruises, abrasions, and a bloody mouth and nose, declined medical attention, but did press charges.
Domestic battery, interfering with a 911 call
Christopher J. Brooks, of the 7400 block of Washington Street, allegedly struck a woman in the face after threatening her. When the woman locked herself in another room, Brooks reportedly kicked in the door and then began kicking her. When the woman attempted to call police, Brooks allegedly took the phone away from her, and she ran across the hall to another apartment, where she called police.
Not giving the cops much choice
Mark R. Frerichs, 43, of Chicago, allegedly became irate with a passing woman who saw him urinating near Brown and Franklin around 1 a.m., Aug. 12. Responding police questioned him, but determined him to be sober enough to walk home. Minutes later, though, police received a call from Frerichs, regarding a claim of being attacked by two women. Police determined that to not be true, but he continued to call 911, despite being told not to do so. When he was finally placed under arrest, he allegedly resisted being put in the squad car.
‘Four beers’ causes .135 blood alcohol level
Police allegedly observed Alejandro Saldido, 24, of Oklahoma, run a red light at Harlem and Randolph around 3:30 a.m., Aug. 13., then do 45 mph in a 30-mph zone, swaying back and forth as he drove. After he was stopped, Salcido reportedly told the officer, “I’ve only had four beers, how drunk can I be?” Exiting his vehicle, police say, Salcido nearly fell to the ground. A subsequent blood alcohol test reportedly registered .135.
Racial slurs on Washington Street
Anthony J. Siciliano, 23, of Oak Park and two other men, Alexandera Norwood and Tyree L. Cloyd, were charged with disorderly conduct Aug. 14 after yelling racial slurs at several Hispanic residents of the 7400 block of Washington Street sitting on their balcony around 11 p.m. They also banged sticks on the ground. They get to explain their behavior to a administrative judge on Sept. 6 in the village hall council room.
These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between August 12 and 19, 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 been adjudicated.
Compiled by Bill Dwyer