As police arrived at an apartment building on the 7500 block of Brown, a witness to an alleged domestic dispute warned authorities that he heard a man threatening to shoot anyone who came onto the property.
It was shortly before 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 when police arrived at the address for a reported battery. The suspect, Eddie Jacox, was ordered to come out of the home several times, but refused to do so, according to a department report.
“I’m already dead,” Jacox, 63, allegedly yelled to police.
Then, Jacox’s wife emerged from the apartment and convinced her husband to give himself up. Police took him into custody and learned he did not have a weapon, according to the report. Authorities learned that the couple began arguing over who would cook dinner and the dispute escalated to the point where Jacox allegedly struck his wife with an open hand across her face. She did not appear to have any injuries, according to police and Jacox was charged with one count of domestic battery.
Trouble, trouble everywhere
A police officer grew suspicious of a vehicle registered to a Chicago woman that was being driven by a man through the alleys of Forest Park. According to a department report, the car was spotted at about 1:30 p.m. leaving an alley near Ferdinand and Jackson on Oct. 25. Because of a rash of burglaries, the officer stopped the car and asked the driver, Cassius R. Lemon, why he was in the alley.
Lemon, 34, reportedly said he was picking up his son to take him to Chicago for the afternoon. The boy was “getting into a great deal of trouble recently in Forest Park,” Lemon allegedly told police.
In his report, the officer noted that he was familiar with Lemon’s son and was satisfied with the man’s response. However, in checking Lemon’s background the officer realized that the county sheriff had a warrant for his arrest because he allegedly missed a court date. Lemon was taken into custody.
Parking ticket prompts arrest
A Forest Park man accused of illegally parking his car on private property was cited for the alleged infraction Oct. 24, but got a little more than a parking ticket. Corey T. Hill, 25, was also arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Rosemont.
Driver caught with drugs, alcohol
At a gas station on Harlem that is “known for drug traffic,” police spotted a man sitting in his idling vehicle shortly after 1 a.m. Oct. 26. The driver of the car, 31-year-old Kenny R. Addison, was asked for his driver’s license and proof of insurance. Addison allegedly told police that his license had been suspended, and he was asked to step out of the car.
During a custodial search, authorities allegedly found a bag of marijuana in the man’s pocket, along with two open containers of alcohol in the vehicle: a can of beer and a bottle of tequila.
A passenger in the car was also the registered owner, according to a department report, and was released without charges. Addison, a South Holland resident, was taken into custody and charged with driving on a suspended license, unlawful transportation of alcohol and possession of marijuana.
Argument leads to arrest
A 26-year-old Oak Park man was allegedly holding up traffic and shouting profanities at another pedestrian when police attempted to speak with him during the early morning hours of Oct. 25.
According to a department report, Brett DeMuynck was walking east along Madison in the vicinity of two unidentified men at about 3 a.m. when passersby alerted police to what was happening. As the trio crossed Harlem, still engaged in a “heated argument,” traffic traveling north and south on the busy roadway was forced to yield to avoid hitting the trio.
DeMuynck allegedly ignored an officer’s commands to stop, and continued into the parking lot of a nearby Wendy’s and onto the 300 block of Maple in Oak Park. The officer grabbed the man’s arm and DeMuynck immediately became confrontational, according to a department report. After a brief struggle he was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and continued to berate the officers at the scene.
Police allegedly smelled alcohol on the man’s breath.
“Once at the station, DeMuynck continued to be verbally abusive to other officers in the station and exhibited mood swings from crying and remorseful for his actions, to be being enraged,” authorities said in their report.
These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between Oct. 19 and Oct. 26, 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