A local man was slapped with a felony DUI charge and a number of other offenses after police arrested him on the night of May 1 in the 900 block of Circle Avenue.
Police received a tip from a Taco Bell employee that 48-year-old Forest Parker Michael Hahn might have been driving his pickup truck drunk; and after Hahn was pulled over, the officer determined that was the case.
Hahn was first spotted by an officer screeching his tires outside of the Taco Bell parking lot in the Forest Park Plaza onto Roosevelt Road. An officer followed Hahn and observed him coast into other lanes, halt abruptly at stop signs and turn without a signal.
When Hahn committed the last offense, the officer pulled him over on Circle Avenue, and asked for his license and insurance – Hahn could produce neither.
According to the report, Hahn seemed intoxicated but told the officer that he was not drunk. Hahn also said he had Type 1 diabetes and that he had “problems with his feet or legs” due to the condition – a paramedic later determined that Hahn was not telling the truth.
He submitted to field sobriety tests on scene, but failed them, so he was arrested.
He was charged with felony aggravated DUI, DUI, failure to signal, improper turn at an intersection, improper lane usage, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license. He also received two moving violations.
Hahn has been arrested by the Forest Park police for DUI in the past; he was also taken into custody in 2009 for battery after he allegedly threw a phone at his wife.
Bar patrons refuse to cooperate
Two Aurora women were arrested outside of Tonik bar, 7247 Roosevelt Rd., early April 30, when they failed to provide police officers with identification. The officers arrived in response to a call reporting underage persons inside the bar but later learned that one suspect had two arrest warrants.
Twenty-year-old Christina Taylor and 22-year-old Keana Jefferson were taken into custody when they couldn’t provide the officers with ID; and at the station, authorities discovered the two warrants in Jefferson’s name. One was issued by Aurora police for driving with a suspended license, and the other was from DuPage County police for retail theft of $300.
Jefferson was charged with the in-state warrants, and Taylor received a citation for underage drinking and was charged with one count of obstructing justice. Tonik was also cited for admitting a minor inside the bar.
Rowdy el rider elbows security
An unruly el passenger was arrested in the wee hours of April 30 after he allegedly shouldered and elbowed two CTA security agents who tried to remove him from the Desplaines Blue Line stop.
Twenty-nine-year-old Chicagoan Alexander Hilton reportedly became combative when security guards told him he had to either pay another fare or exit the train at Desplaines – the end of the line.
Hilton refused to exit the train and responded to one security guard with a “shoulder bump.”
Two guards then attempted to apprehend the cursing and arguing Hilton, and it was then that he elbowed one in the chest, and another in the cheek.
Police were called and Hilton was arrested and charged with battery and disorderly conduct.
One woman, two warrants
An Elmwood Park woman with two arrest warrants from different police departments was arrested on the night of April 25 after an officer ran a registration check on her vehicle.
The search revealed that 38-year-old Vanessa Quinones was wanted by the Cook County Sheriff’s police and by Schiller Park police for two separate offenses of driving with a suspended license.
Quinones was curbed in Berwyn at the intersection of Harlem Avenue and 21st Street, arrested and transported to the Forest Park station. She was charged with the in-state warrants and driving with a suspended license.
Suspended license, drug warrant
Police arrested two men on Madison Street and Marengo Avenue on the night of April 28 after the vehicle they were in was stopped for an equipment violation.
The driver, 34-year-old Chicagoan Daniel Funches, was arrested after a computer check of his name revealed his license was suspended. A teenage passenger was also arrested subsequent to an arrest warrant in his name from Chicago police for a past drug offense.
These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between April 25 and May 1, 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