On June 28 at 4:02 p.m., an officer at Roosevelt and Hannah who noticed a passing driver wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, ran the vehicle’s plate and learned the auto was owned by a man with a suspended license and an active Piatt County arrest warrant. When driver Andre G. Erving, 28, of Chicago, was told of the offense, he allegedly responded, “Man, my license ain’t suspended, I got insurance.” Erving then reportedly “demanded to speak to a ‘white shirt.'” Erving was charged with driving on a suspended license; the vehicle was impounded.
Woman charged with theft at Wal-Mart
On June 28 at 7:04 p.m., a security agent at Wal-Mart, 1300 Des Plaines Ave., detained a woman he said concealed stolen clothing, and baby and personal items in her purse and bag. The woman, the agent said, did stop to purchase some items – just not the ones he reportedly saw her conceal. The hidden merchandise had a total value of $148.94. Angel Anderson, 29, of Naperville, was charged with one count of retail theft.
Marijuana found in trunk
On June 29 at 8:37 p.m., at Harvard and Thomas, an officer saw an Audi pull out of traffic without signaling, then re-enter traffic, again with no turn signal. After pulling the Audi over, the officer noticed the driver was “extremely nervous,” and a strong odor of cannabis allegedly came from the vehicle as well. When asked if there was anything illegal in the car or on his person, driver Adrian I. Lopez, 28, of Chicago, reportedly answered, “Yeah, I got about a half-ounce of weed.” Police recovered a total of 16 grams of marijuana, found inside a clear sandwich bag containing four smaller plastic bags in a backpack located in the trunk of the car. Lopez was charged with failure to signal a turn and with possession of marijuana.
Peeking in windows
On July 1 at 12:38 p.m. dispatchers sent police to the 1200 block of Marengo on reports a suspicious person was looking through windows and trying the front door of a residence. Police found Lucian Neiman Sheppard, of Westchester, there. A check of his name revealed an active arrest warrant for intimidation of a crime witness out of Portage County, Ohio. Sheppard was detained and processed on the no-bond warrant.
Teen, reported missing, found during traffic stop
On July 1 at 10:43 a.m., during a routine traffic stop at Adams and Des Plaines, an officer learned a passenger in the vehicle was not only wanted in DuPage County, but had been reported as missing out of Glendale Heights. The young man, a juvenile, was taken into custody. DuPage County was notified and agreed to fetch him from the Forest Park station. Glendale Heights police and the boy’s father were informed the boy had been found.
These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between June 27 and July 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 Amy Malina