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A man caught masturbating outside of a woman’s bedroom window was able to elude capture, but not before at least one witness was able to get a good look at the suspect who police are describing as a peeping tom.

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Oct. 19, a woman living on the 900 block of Elgin Avenue was lying on her bed and talking on the phone, according to a department report. With the window and the blinds slightly open, she noticed a man standing outside of her window in an unlit area. Initially thinking it might be her neighbor, she approached the window and discovered the individual was completely nude.

The suspect grabbed a blue jogging suit that was folded nearby and began to get dressed, according to police. The woman called a neighbor who went outside to confront the unidentified masturbator, but after a brief conversation the suspect left the area.

The neighbor told police he would be able to identify the suspect if he is apprehended.

Those pesky sidewalks

After picking up two juveniles for walking in the middle of the street in violation of a local ordinance, police may have discovered where one of the youngsters learned the habit.

On Oct. 20 shortly before 10 p.m., a patrol officer spotted the boys walking in the center of the eastbound lane of Harvard Avenue in the 7200 block. They were taken to the police station after acknowledging they had received previous warnings, and their mothers were called.

“It should be noted that when [name withheld]’s mother signed the local ordinance ticket for her son, she related walking in the street was not a big deal since she walks in the street,” the officer said in his report. “I asked her why and she related that she does not like sidewalks.”

Both juveniles received a summons to appear for an adjudication hearing in December.

Underage party nets six

A half dozen teenagers and young adults were cited for participating in an underage drinking party after police responded to a noise complaint in the neighborhood. Several other suspects fled the home when police arrived, and it is unclear how many partygoers may have been involved.

Mary Louise Hoemeyer, 18, of Florissant, Mo.; Edwin Rodriguez, 19, of River Forest; and Mathew Kochanowski, 20, of Forest Park, were all nabbed in the bust. Three others, Nicolas Toro, 19; Jessica Gallagher, 19; and Juan Saldana Carlos, 20, were also cited for consuming alcohol underage. Police were not able to provide the hometown for these suspects.

The legal drinking age in Illinois is 21.

Police discovered the party at 7540 Brown Ave. at about 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 21 after receiving a noise complaint, according to a department report.

Belligerent behavior prompts arrest

A Chicago Heights man was arrested outside of Famous Liquors on Roosevelt Road after cursing at police and providing a false name when authorities allegedly caught him drinking in public. William Youngblood, 52, is facing several charges for obstructing a police officer, public intoxication and having an open alcohol container, according to a department report.

At 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, Youngblood allegedly threw a 40-ounce bottle of beer at the ground when a police officer approached him outside the liquor store. Asked why he threw the bottle, Youngblood began yelling obscenities at the officer. Initially, he provided police with a supposed birth date and the name David Hopgood. However, Youngblood said he had been arrested numerous times, and a computer check of the name came back clean.

Youngblood was taken into custody for attempting to obstruct an arrest. During the drive to the police station he continued to threaten and curse at the officer, according to a department report. Youngblood was given a court date of Dec. 4.

DUI suspect blows .24

A motorist who apparently backed into a local sandwich shop in the early evening of Oct. 18 is facing a drunk-driving charge after allegedly registering a blood-alcohol content of .241 almost 90 minutes after the crash.

Anthony W. Hepburn, 40, of Oak Park, was flagged down by the an employee of the Submarine Tender on Desplaines Avenue after his 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe smacked into the building, damaging an exterior door and water spigot, according to a department report. When police arrived, Hepburn said he must have backed the vehicle up too far and apologized. Police immediately noticed the scent of alcohol on Hepburn’s breath and that his speech was slurred. The Oak Park man allegedly admitted to having “two or three drinks.”

After fumbling with his identification and performing several field sobriety tests, Hepburn was taken into custody, according to police. Upon hearing the results of a breathalyzer exam, the suspect acknowledged he had consumed “four or five beers,” according to police, and again apologized for the accident.

The legal BAC limit in Illinois is .08. Hepburn received a court date of Dec. 4.

These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between Oct. 14 and Oct. 21, 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