Daniel L. Tevelde, 45, was arrested and charged with battery after he allegedly struck a cyclist who broke his cane. Shortly before 8 a.m. on Aug. 21, Tevelde was walking north along the 800 block of Desplaines Avenue when a woman on a bicycle heading in the opposite direction rode over his cane and broke it, according to police reports. Tevelde, a Forest Park resident, allegedly became irate and began cursing at the woman as he demanded $25 to replace the broken item. The female cyclist reportedly told the man she did not have any cash and Tevelde began to hit her, according to police records. A trial is scheduled for Sept. 26.
Harlem CTA station too far, says suspect
A self-described “lazy” resident of River Forest was arrested last week after he and an alleged accomplice jumped the CTA turnstiles at the Circle Avenue station.
Antar L. Robinson, 28, and Daniel H. Carey, 18, were apprehended on an eastbound train after entering through an exit-only turnstile, according to police reports. Robinson told police he didn’t walk to the Harlem Avenue station because he was “tired and lazy and didn’t want to walk,” according to the report.
Both men were arrested for theft of services and were unable to post bond. A court date is scheduled for Oct. 3.
Car dealerships struck by stereo thieves
Over the weekend of Aug. 19-21, several car stereos were burgled. Reportedly between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. on those dates, three vehicles at Plaza Dodge Auto were broken into, according to reports filed with the Forest Park Police Department. A 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, a 1991 Honda Civic and a 1994 Porsche 968 were all stripped of their aftermarket compact disc players, according to the reports. The alleged burglaries were not reported until the morning of Aug. 21.
Later that same morning, police took a report from the Jerry Gleason Chevrolet Dealership that a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am had its CD player removed over the weekend.
The dealerships were not able to provide serial numbers for the missing stereos, according to the reports.
Good Samaritan taken for a ride
A LaGrange Park resident reported that items were missing from his wallet after he helped a woman who claimed to have locked her keys in the trunk of her own car.
The alleged victim, whose name was withheld by police, told authorities he brought his wife to the CTA Blue Line station where he was then approached by an unknown woman. The woman reportedly told the victim she needed a ride to a locksmith’s shop near Harlem Avenue and Roosevelt Road.
After the woman left, according to police, the man discovered his pockets were lighter.
Shoplifter nabbed with pain pills
Forty-year-old Adrian K. Perry was caught stealing more than $140 worth of medication from a CVS pharmacy last week after an observant store manager allegedly watched him commit the act.
According to police reports, Perry entered the store on Circle Avenue shortly after 8 a.m. on Aug. 21 with a large green bag. As he walked the aisles Perry began stuffing a dozen items into the bag, all under the watchful eye of the employee, according to police. Two bottles of Advil, two bottles of Tylenol Gel Caps, three bottles of Aleve, two packages of Claritin and three boxes of Zantac 75 were reportedly removed from Perry’s bag by police.
Authorities also discovered that Perry lined his bag with tin foil and black tape in an effort to deter theft-detection devices. A court date is scheduled for Oct. 10.
These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between August 21 and 27, 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 Josh Adams