Without threatening violence, a brash suspect stole $112 in cash from the register of the White Hen convenience store on Madison Street after ordering the cashier to be still as he reached across the counter.
At about 8:15 p.m. on Jan. 20, an unidentified man walked into the store at 7660 Madison St., presenting himself as a customer, according to a police report. Witness reports and video surveillance show the suspect grabbed a bottle of soda from the cooler, placed it on the counter as though he were making a purchase, and then ransacked the cash register.
“The offender then placed the bottle on the counter and said… ‘Don’t move,’ ” according to the report.
The police report makes no mention of any threats or that the suspect brandished a weapon of any sort.
The soda bottle was taken into custody as evidence and portions of the store were dusted for fingerprints.
Suspected thieves slapped with felonies
Two women are facing felony charges after allegedly stealing almost $600 in clothing from Wal-Mart on Desplaines Avenue.
Shamiya Bishop, 23, and Yolanda Gentry, 25, both of Chicago, were spotted loading items into a shopping cart by a store employee on Jan. 13, according to a police report. After watching the two women attempt to leave the store without paying, the employee hauled both suspects into a detention area where they awaited police assistance. Bishop had $296 worth of clothing and Gentry was caught with $272 worth, according to police.
“I just put the things into bags and left the store without paying for them,” Gentry said, according to the report.
Bartenders ignore verbal warning
Two employees of Molly Malone’s on Madison Street were cited for violating a local ordinance when they allegedly served alcohol between the hours of 2 a.m. and 7 a.m.
At about 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 15, police responded to the bar at 7653 W. Madison St. where they found some 20 people drinking beer and liquor. Patricia Sullivan, 49, initially told officers she was in charge of the tavern that night, and she was promptly reminded of a similar conversation with police just two nights earlier. According to the incident report, Sullivan said the alleged customers were actually employees and everyone was “about to call it a night.”
In the midst of ordering Sullivan to close the bar, the bartender, Seamus Boyle, 28, poured another beer from the tap, according to police. Boyle too, was present two nights earlier when police issued a verbal warning.
After taking Sullivan outdoors to issue her a citation, the officer returned back inside where Boyle was still standing behind the bar and customers were continuing to consume alcohol. Both employees were given a court date of Feb. 7.
Third time’s a charm for bar patron
Having already been kicked out of a Madison Street bar twice in one night, police had little choice but to intervene when George Fox Jr. was found causing problems at the Kazzbarr around midnight on Jan. 14.
During a premise check, police found Fox Jr. at the Kazzbarr in the 7400 block of Madison Street. According to an incident report, the intoxicated subject had already been booted from Duffy’s twice that evening. The 6-foot 6-inch, 220 pound Fox denied that he was intoxicated, but was allegedly seen bumping into bar patrons and slurring his words. A request from the doorman at the bar to remove the suspect for “acting squirrelly” was apparently the last straw.
Fox was cited for public intoxication and given a Feb. 7 appearance date.
These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between Jan. 13, 2006 and Jan. 20, 2007, 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