Police arrested a Norridge man who allegedly punched a bouncer at Duffy’s Tavern after he was kicked out of the bar and refused re-entry on the night of April 7.
Twenty-four-year-old Cory Frioli was reportedly ejected from the bar for “outrageous intoxicated behavior” and for grabbing female customers and tavern employees, one patron told police. When Frioli tried to re-enter, the bouncer blocked his path, so Frioli punched him with a “closed fist.”
When officers arrived at the bar, 7513 Madison St., Frioli’s brother was in a heated argument with the bar owner, so he was apprehended. At that point, Frioli came to his sibling’s defense and threatened the officer with physical violence.
Both were arrested, although Frioli’s brother was released from headquarters without charges. Frioli was charged with aggravated assault.
Hair-pulling boyfriend arrested
A Broadview man was taken into police custody after an officer saw him pull his girlfriend’s hair on the night of May 5.
A police report states that the officer saw 19-year-old Brandon Cunningham and his girlfriend seated in a car at Desplaines Avenue and I-290, and noticed that when the woman tried to exit the car, Cunningham grabbed her by the hair and tried to pull her back in.
After seeing this, the officer approached the car and arrested Cunningham. He then spoke to the woman who explained that she and Cunningham were in an argument and that he pulled her hair, but “it wasn’t a big deal.”
Cunningham was taken to the station where he told police he was trying to prevent his girlfriend from leaving because she is pregnant with his child and has a heart condition, so he didn’t want her to be alone. He added that he intended to pull her by the arm, not by the hair.
Cunningham was charged with domestic battery.
Tough times prompt false insurance number
Manu Clay, 34, of Chicago was stopped for a traffic violation on I-290 near the Desplaines Avenue exit on the night of May 4 but ended up getting charged with a number of violations, among them possessing a false insurance card.
When the officer stopped Clay and asked for his license, Clay turned over a prior ticket that had false insurance information on it. The officer discovered the information was false after calling the insurance company and speaking to a representative, who informed him that the policy number did not belong to Clay nor was it registered to the vehicle he was driving.
Clay conceded that he forged the information because “times are tough.”
He was cited for possessing false insurance, improper turn at an intersection, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and moving violations.
Ruse suspect flees intervention
Police were called to a home in the 1300 block of Desplaines Avenue on May 3 in response to a possible ruse attempt.
According to the report, a man posing as an employee of “the electrical company” knocked on the resident’s door and said he needed to check if the resident’s meter “needed to be conducted.”
The man was allowed to check the meter and the lights, which he told the resident he also needed to do. To “check” the lights he turned a switch on and off.
The man told the resident that the problem was fixed, but asked if the resident would break a $100 bill for him. In return, the man said he would let the resident keep $50 “for his troubles” because the man needed change.
The resident told the man that he didn’t have change and announced that he was calling the police because “things did not seem right.”
Upon the resident’s announcement, the suspect fled and was not apprehended by police.
Hit-and-run suspect comes clean
Jonathon Herrara-Martinez, 24, of Chicago, was chased by police after he allegedly struck a vehicle on Harlem Avenue and Dixon Street and then fled the scene on the afternoon of May 4.
The reporting officer initially pursued Herrara-Martinez’s car because he committed an illegal turn at Jackson Boulevard from Madison Street; however a radio dispatch revealed that Herrara-Martinez’s car was involved in a hit-and-run.
Herrara-Martinez was eventually curbed at the intersection of Monroe Street and Jackson Boulevard and when police approached him, he said, according to the report, that he “left the scene because he just recently finished probation and [because] he was stupid.”
Herrara-Martinez was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, improper turn at a red light and improper lane usage. He was also charged with two counts of state vehicle code violations.
The victim in the crash was not seriously injured, police reported.
Man tries to get away clean with body wash
Carlos Hernandez, 47, of Chicago was arrested on the night of May 3 after he allegedly tried to steal $43.63 worth of body wash from the local CVS.
A security guard apprehended Hernandez after observing him place several bottles of body wash in a plastic bag and then attempt to leave the 7216 Circle Ave. store.
Police were called to the scene and took Hernandez back to the station, where he was charged with retail theft. Authorities sought felony charges due to past convictions that Hernandez has but were denied an enhanced conviction by the Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney John A. Reich.
These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between May 2 and May 8, 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