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Police observed a man enter the passenger seat of an occupied 2012 white Infiniti sedan parked in a lot on the 7200 block of Circle Avenue at 7:58 p.m. on Feb. 18. The officer allegedly saw the man give a handful of cash to the driver and receive a small plastic bag in exchange. The Infiniti then began to proceed eastbound through the parking lot. Believing that he had just witnessed a narcotics deal in progress, the officer turned on his lights and attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle briefly stopped and the man in the passenger seat exited and fled southbound on foot. The vehicle turned and continued southbound on Harlem for several feet before stopping. The officer radioed a description of the alleged narcotics buyer and River Forest police assisted with locating the man at the CTA terminal at Harlem Avenue The man allegedly confirmed to police that he had just purchased drugs and handed over a plastic bag containing 39 zip-loc style bags, each containing an off-white powdery substance suspected to be heroin weighing11 grams. The driver of the car denied knowing the alleged drug buyer, but was found to have $260 on his person. Both suspects were charged with possessing a controlled substance and the driver was charged with possession with intent to deliver narcotics.

Stand right here and donft scream

A woman told police she was robbed at 3:45 a.m. on Feb. 19 in the 300 block of Circle by an assailant who implied that he had a gun, but didnft show it to her. She told police she had parked in the rear of an apartment building when a man wearing a black hoodie allegedly confronted her in the alley. He implied he had a weapon and reached inside his jacket while he told her, ‘give me everything, I want everything.” After taking her tan canvas work bag and her green neon gym bag, the offender told her ‘donft look at me and donft scream, stand right here and donft scream.” Lost were her driverfs license, debit card, a black iPhone cell phone, $110, keys, and miscellaneous makeup and clothing. Police found the gym and work bags in the 600 block of Harlem by the park leading toward the CTA Blue Line. But the phone, license, credit cards, keys and cash were gone.@

These items were obtained from the records of the Forest Park Police Department, Feb. 14-20 2012, 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 Jean Lotus