A Roosevelt Road resident was charged with aggravated battery for allegedly stabbing a man who she claimed sexually assaulted her.
Police received a 911 hang up call shortly before 8 a.m. on June 12, and when dispatchers called the number back, a woman reportedly told authorities that there was no problem. However, investigators said in a department report that a man could be heard in the background yelling for help, claiming that he had been stabbed.
When officers arrived at the apartment at 8290 Roosevelt Rd., the alleged victim was reportedly bleeding from his head, face and body. Meanwhile, his alleged attacker, Tonya Faye Wright, had fled the apartment.
Authorities refused to release the name of the alleged stabbing victim, but in the incident report generated by the call, the man reportedly said he had no idea why Wright began stabbing him. According to the report, the man claimed he was lying down and “she just stabbed him.”
During a search of a nearby wooded area for Wright, 40, police observed a woman matching her description enter 8284 Roosevelt Rd. through a back door. The woman identified herself as Wright, was covered in blood and told authorities where to find the knife allegedly used in the attack, according to the report.
“I asked her what happened and she said, ‘He hurt me and raped me,'” an officer said in his report of the incident.
The case was turned over to Forest Park detectives. It was unclear whether the unidentified man was facing any charges for the alleged rape. The alleged victim in the case was treated at Loyola Hospital for his injuries.
Pit stop leads to weapons charge
A Chicago man is facing several weapons charges after allegedly running from a police officer and tossing a .38-caliber handgun over a fence along Harlem Avenue after he was spotted unzipping his pants in a nearby alley.
Edward V. Knight, 37, was allegedly getting ready to urinate behind Thornton’s gas station at 601 Harlem Ave. when a patrolling officer spotted him at about 12:30 a.m. on June 16. A foot chase ensued and the gun was recovered. Police reportedly found five rounds of ammunition in the weapon.
According to police, Knight said he and his wife drove into the gas station so he could use the bathroom, however, a line of people waiting to use the facility prompted him to head for the alley. Knight allegedly told police he ran for fear of being arrested for indecent exposure. The gun, he said, was for protection from “gang bangers” and drug dealers who constantly harass him.
Party-goers robbed at gunpoint
A group of friends told police they had gathered at the railroad tracks just south of 16th Street for a drinking party when two unidentified men robbed them at gunpoint.
According to a police report, several of the alleged victims went to the police station shortly before midnight on June 12 to report that a semi-automatic pistol was used in the robbery, and that the suspects made off with their car keys, cell phones and cash. Roughly eight to 10 friends had gathered by the railroad tracks to consume alcohol, according to the report, however it was unclear how old the participants were. After filing their complaint, one of the victims reportedly contacted his parents for a ride home. Also, a set of car keys taken in the incident belonged to a victim’s father, according to the report.
Chase ends in felony drug charges
A man accused of attempting to flee police both in a car and on foot was reportedly caught with 143 individually packaged amounts of crack cocaine with a total weight of 37 grams.
At 12:30 p.m. on June 13, authorities saw Liljoe Harrison, 28, driving a 1997 Ford Taurus without any license plates and an expired temporary registration sticker, according to a police report. When police attempted to pull him over, Harrison allegedly made a run for it before pulling his vehicle into the driveway at 7742 Monroe Ave., where he continued driving until smashing into a fence and a house at 7736 Monroe Ave. Barefoot, Harrison fled the car and began running north toward Madison Street, across the railroad tracks toward Van Buren Street where he tossed a white plastic bag into a passing car, striking the driver in the face, according to police.
Harrison was taken into custody just outside the Altenheim property on Madison Street.
After locating the passing vehicle into which Harrison allegedly dumped the plastic bag full of crack cocaine, officers determined that the driver of the car was not involved in Harrison’s alleged crimes.
In addition to four traffic citations, Harrison was charged with two counts of felony drug possession and a felony charge of aggravated fleeing and eluding.
These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between June 12 and June 17, 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