Antonios Roumeliotis, 19, of Geneva, was arrested early August 21 following a fight police believe he started at Slainte bar on 7505 Madison St.
The victim, who suffered a bloodied nose and loosened teeth, told police that Roumeliotis was parading around the bar boasting that he had fought in the Iraq War.
Because the victim’s brother supposedly served in Iraq, the victim claimed he was sensitive to the issue and felt that Roumeliotis was lying. When the victim asked Roumeliotis to specify his location and unit in Iraq, and Roumeliotis failed to do so, the victim called him a “liar.”
It was at this point, the victim and several witnesses told police, that Roumeliotis punched the inquirer. What’s more, the reporting officer claimed Roumeliotis was visibly intoxicated and attempted to offer a false form of identification in an attempt to elude an underage drinking charge.
Roumeliotis was charged with battery, illegal consumption by a minor and unlawful use of driver’s license. There were no reported charges brought against Slainte for hosting an underage patron, though.
Retail theft suspect also slapped with drug charges
A Chicago man caught stealing $29.25 worth of energy drinks and body wash was also found to have one gram of heroin and three grams of cocaine on him, respectively.
Police arrested 47-year-old Maurice Lampkin following his unsuccessful attempt at retail theft on the night of Aug. 17 at the 7216 Circle Ave. CVS Pharmacy.
Store security (all the while watching Lampkin’s actions on closed circuit television) foiled his plan to swipe four energy drinks and one container of body wash stuffed in a cooler.
As Lampkin tried to sneak out the front door, he was held up by security until police arrived to take him into custody.
At police headquarters, authorities found the heroin and cocaine on Lampkin. He told police the drugs were for personal use. When asked about his motive(s) in swiping the energy drinks and the body wash, Lampkin said he wasn’t sure why he took the items.
He was charged with two felony counts for possessing a controlled substance, as well as a misdemeanor charge for retail theft.
During the early morning hours of Aug. 18, police stopped a vehicle driven by St. Roberts, Mo. resident, Jobe Scott, on the 900 block of Harlem Ave. A police report describes Scott’s car as “suspicious.” He was pulled over, and a computer check of his license revealed an arrest warrant issued out of Pulaski County in Missouri for heroin possession. Scott, 48, was taken to Forest Park headquarters and was awaiting extradition at the time of the report.
Darrell Wells, 32, of Forest Park was arrested in the wee hours of August 21, following a random registration check on his vehicle. The search yielded the presence of an active DuPage County arrest warrant in Wells’ name. Wells’ vehicle was curbed on Harlem Ave., near the Interstate-290 intersection, and he was taken into custody and charged with having the instate warrant.
Retail theft, obstruction of justice
On Aug. 17, a Forest Park teenager and 37-year-old Pashela Dilworth, of Maywood, were arrested at K-Mart on 7630 Roosevelt Rd. after they tried to steal several body care items totaling $43.95 in retail value. Store security detained Dilworth and her companion, pending police arrival. When an officer showed up and attempted to interview the women, both offered false names (the suspects claimed they had no ID). At headquarters, a fingerprint test was done to ascertain their identities, and, in addition to retail theft charges, both women were charged with obstruction of justice.
Burglary to motor vehicle
Nineteen-year-old Chicago resident Luis Zequeira was arrested on the 600 block of Grove Lane and charged with felony burglary to motor vehicle on the morning of Aug. 16. Police report that witnesses and callers claimed to have seen Zequeria moving from car to car on Grove Lane, in an apparent attempt to gain entry into the vehicles. Eventually, one witness claimed Zequeira was able to sneak into a vehicle. He allegedly stole a $400 Garmin GPS device, and an unspecified amount of change. After Zequeira was taken into custody, he confessed to the burglary and received the aforementioned charge.
These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between August 15 and August 22, 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 Nick Moroni