A Maywood man was arrested on the morning of Nov. 8 after he allegedly threatened to shoot a fellow passenger on a Pace commuter bus, near Desplaines Avenue and Harrison Street.
Police reported that 21-year-old Morgan Guice told a man who asked him to step aside, “Lower your voice or I’ll shoot you.”
Responding to a dispatch call that reported the disturbance between the two men, an officer met with the victim who said he wanted to press charges against Guice.
The victim gave police a description of Guice, who was located on the 700 block of Desplaines Avenue. He was arrested after the victim was brought to the scene and identified the suspect.
During a police interview at headquarters, Guice said he and the victim had argued on the bus a number of times for a week. He denied threatening the victim with a gun, though.
Guice was charged with simple assault.
Two men wanted in stabbing incident
Police are looking for two men allegedly involved in the stabbing of another man on the 200 block of Elgin Avenue, early Nov. 9.
According to a police report, an officer found the victim standing in the street bleeding from his left side – he had been stabbed 2-3 inches deep, under his armpit.
The victim was reportedly part of a group that got into a verbal altercation with the two suspects while at the 7-11 store, 205 Harlem Ave.
The victim and the group he was with then returned to the house on the 200 block of Elgin Avenue. The two suspects followed the group there, and a physical confrontation broke out.
The confrontation led to one of the group members being stabbed, after which the two suspects reportedly took off in what police described as a “newer model Suburu.” They were last seen headed south on Elgin Avenue, between Randolph and Washington streets.
Deputy Chief Tom Aftanas said that, currently, there are no leads in the case. Detectives are awaiting a security video from the convenience store, though.
Robbed, then threatened
A woman and her daughter were reportedly robbed of cash and their cellphones at the Harlem Avenue el stop on the CTA Blue Line station, early Nov. 11.
According to police, a man who got on the train at the Forest Park stop, and “seemed very nice,” told them they had to turn over money when the train stopped at Harlem.
“You have three seconds to give me your money or I will hurt you,” the suspect reportedly told the victims.
The suspect made off with $300 in cash, and two cellphones, which totaled $300, police reported.
The offender exited the train with another man and told the victims not to go to police or “We will hurt you.”
A local man was arrested, early Nov. 13, after he spat on an officer numerous times in a fit of rage.
Kenneth Harper, 43, of Forest Park was spotted by an officer at the intersection of Circle Avenue and Harrison Street screaming obscenities and spewing the contents of a juice bottle to and fro.
When the officer tried to talk with Harper, who reportedly smelled of alcohol, the man began cursing and threatening the officer.
The reporting officer called backup and when another officer arrived, Harper attempted, twice, to spit on the new arrival. The backup officer struck Harper in an attempt to control his aggressive behavior.
Harper was handcuffed and taken to headquarters, where he was charged with aggravated assault.
Man threatens with a utility knife
A man whose address police listed as being at West Suburban PADS, a homeless shelter program, was arrested on the afternoon of Nov. 13 for allegedly threatening a man with a utility knife outside the Dunkin’ Donuts, 7200 Circle Avenue.
Timothy Bridges, 44, reportedly exited the bathroom, and when a man who had been waiting in line asked Bridges why he was in there for so long, Bridges advanced toward him with a knife.
The man reportedly ran to his car and got a metal rod to defend himself, as Bridges followed him out of the restaurant.
The two squared off until police arrived and arrested Bridges. No one was injured.
Bridges was taken to headquarters, where he threatened police and allegedly acted as if he were going to launch an attack. As a result, he was restrained and after a struggle, agreed to submit to the processing procedure.
He was charged with aggravated assault.
Trespassing charge for rowdy rider
Police arrested Richard Janaczek, 62, of Chicago, on the night of Nov. 13, for allegedly screaming on an el train and exposing himself.
According to the report, Janaczek refused to leave when security ordered him to do so. Police were called and he was quickly arrested and charged with criminal trespassing.
n These items were obtained from the records of the Forest Park Police Department, Nov. 7-13, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anyone named in the report has only been charged with a crime.
-Compiled by Nick Moroni