A man and a woman with whom the police have had “many past contacts” were stopped while walking the 100 block of Circle Avenue recently, and authorities allegedly confiscated several bags of heroin.
According to a department report, Marie Gable, 48, of Chicago, was charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia following the Aug. 26 encounter. Gable was reportedly walking with a 44-year-old man, also of Chicago, when police struck up a conversation. Authorities reported seeing “several oddly shaped items” hidden underneath Gable’s shirt, one of which was “clearly a straw” that could be used to snort narcotics.
Gable denied having any drugs and proceeded to un-tuck her shirt as proof. But a small bag of heroin fell to the ground, according to a department report. The woman then handed over a second bag of the drug, and police allegedly saw a third bag hidden near her left breast. A female officer from neighboring Oak Park was called to search the woman. Indeed, a third bag was recovered, according to police.
Gable’s companion was released without charges.
Early morning fight leads to arrest
A Chicago woman was arrested for battery during the early morning hours Thursday, after she allegedly confronted a woman she suspected was romantically linked to her boyfriend, according to police. The fight apparently began several hours prior when Shaquita Jones, 24, began harassing her boyfriend while he was working for Blue Cab on Roosevelt Road. The boyfriend called police because Jones allegedly refused to leave the cab company’s offices.
Jones later began ringing the doorbell to 7416 Franklin St., where the boyfriend lives, and was met at the door by another woman, according to a police report. A fight broke out. Jones’ account of who was involved differed from what others there said.
Because Jones had been warned previously to stay away from her boyfriend, authorities decided she was the aggressor and arrested her for battery.
Construction equipment stolen
An estimated $4,000 to $5,000 in power tools was stolen from a trailer at the Woodlawn Cemetery, according to a department report, and the inventory includes routers, a jigsaw and nail guns. Authorities recovered no evidence when they examined the trailer, but did expect a complete list of serial numbers for the items stolen.
The trailer was parked near a workshop at the Cermak Road cemetery when it broken into sometime between Aug. 19 and Aug. 25, according to police. The culprit sawed through the latches on the trailer’s door, leaving a lock on the structure in tact.
Trucker fined for heavy load
A truck driver carrying what appeared to be an overly heavy load of steel coils was stopped at the intersection of Harrison and Desplaines streets Aug. 26. The truck’s tires were “egged,” according to police, indicating the truck was over its legal weight. Upon weighing the vehicle with the department’s portable equipment, the driver was cited for being 3,550 pounds over and issued a $300 ticket.
Burglar takes computer, jewelry
A woman living on the 1500 block of Harlem Avenue reported several items stolen from her home after she returned from work and saw the place had been burglarized, according to police. The incident is believed to have occurred between noon and 7:45 p.m. Aug. 28 when the suspect forced their way through a screen in a living room window.
A laptop computer, jewelry and an iPod were among the items reported missing. She also discovered that her engagement ring, a class ring from Roosevelt High, class of 1990, and a Nintendo gaming system were gone, according to the report. The woman’s dresser drawers had also been turned out.
Known panhandler charged
A 35-year-old Oak Park man was arrested for trespassing Aug. 25 after ignoring several orders to leave a Chicago Transit Authority station at 1 S. Harlem Ave., according to police. Jessie Jackson Jr., who has a history of “aggressive panhandling,” has been warned repeatedly to steer clear of the station, according to a department report. A CTA security guard told authorities that Jackson was not welcome and, despite several more instructions to leave the station, refused.
These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between Aug. 24 and Aug. 29, 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