After allegedly attacking the shelving in a convenience store, Jerome Mosely, 25, was arrested Aug. 31 when police found him in a semi-unresponsive state – with his pants around his knees and in possession of a crack pipe.

Mosely was taken into custody shortly before 10:30 a.m. when a store clerk called police with a complaint that Mosely was “tearing up the place,” according to a department report. The clerk was working at 711 Desplaines Ave. when he saw Mosely come off the platform of an adjoining train station. He told police that he could immediately sense Mosely was “not right.”

He then came into the store and allegedly kicked a display over and began stomping on the shelving. Police found Mosely in the rear of the store with his head down, “pants around his knees, and breathing deeply,” according to a department report. Mosely, a Cicero resident, did not respond to verbal commands from the officers and was taken into custody “with little resistance.” During a search at the station, police found a crack pipe on him.

Cab driver targeted by suspect

A Chicago man suspected of beating a cab driver was eventually caught by police after he allegedly ran several blocks from the site of the attack. Anthony Cenea, 22, was charged with one count of robbery and one count of aggravated robbery Sept. 1 when police caught up with him near the Desplaines Avenue train station.

According to a department report, Cenea had hopped into the backseat of a taxi that was parked outside of the McDonald’s restaurant at Madison and Desplaines. The driver of the taxi had fallen asleep, but awoke when Cenea allegedly began punching him about the head and face. Cenea demanded that the taxi driver hand over whatever money he had and, after receiving $23, began running toward the train station.

Authorities later learned that Cenea had targeted the cab driver, whom he believed to be of Arabic descent, because Arabs “do not believe in bank accounts and carry their money in their pockets.”

The alleged victim in the case, and a witness to the incident, both described to authorities a man with a distinctive afro running from the scene. When police searched the Chicago Transit Authority station just south of the alleged robbery, they reportedly found Cenea dressed in similar clothes and sporting an afro. Once in custody, Cenea allegedly detailed his reasons for committing the robbery.

Motorist caught with marijuana

A wayward driver who caught the attention of a passing motorist was arrested for carrying 29 grams of marijuana after police searched the man’s car on Sept. 3.

According to a department report, 32-year-old Solomon Burcy, of Bellwood, was traveling in a green Land Rover when a fellow motorist waved down a patrolling officer to tell him of Burcy’s erratic ways. Police caught up with Burcy at about 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of Desplaines and Washington. According to police, Burcy stopped his car in a lot at 300 Desplaines. Police approached him and asked for his driver’s license, which they discovered to be suspended. During a routine search of the suspect, Burcy allegedly offered that he may have some “weed” in his pocket. Authorities did not find any narcotics, but inside the Land Rover investigators allegedly found two bags of the substance.

Truck’s load too heavy, again

A truck driver who has apparently been cited for carrying too heavy a load was again ticketed by Forest Park police.

According to a department report, Michael Isenberg, 30, was spotted by Forest Park police on Aug. 31 while traveling along Desplaines Avenue. The rear tires of his milk truck showed signs that the vehicle was overloaded.

The officer allegedly recognized Isenberg from a previous stop in the same truck and asked whether the vehicle was loaded with more or less weight than before. The driver allegedly said the truck was even heavier. Upon using a portable scale to take such measurements, the officer determined the truck was 13,000 pounds over its allowed weight.

The total bond for Isenberg’s alleged violation was $4, 305.

Stereo’s volume prompts ticket

A Hillside motorist was ticketed Sept. 2 for allegedly driving along Harlem with his stereo playing too loudly. According to a department report, 32-year-old Kenya Milton was ticketed when an officer heard loud music coming from Milton’s Chevrolet Suburban from more than 50 feet away. A local ordinance prohibits the playing of music so loudly that it can be heard from a distance of 50 feet.

Milton was issued a local ordinance citation.

These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between Aug. 31 and Sept. 4, 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

Tip hotline

Anyone with information regarding the cases mentioned in this report, or on another matter, is encouraged to contact the Forest Park police department’s hotline at 708-615-6239. Information may be left anonymously.