A 35-year-old Maywood man was stabbed in the face with either a knife or a screwdriver after an argument in the 900 block of Ferdinand Avenue at 12:28 p.m. on March 9 but declined medical attention. When police arrived, a 47-year-old male resident of the house was allegedly attempting to drive away. According to reports, the Maywood man allegedly came to the house unannounced and entered the home where the two began to argue. The Forest Park man told police he took out a knife for protection and the Maywood resident said he was struck in the cheek with what he thought was a screwdriver. Police reported that they found damage to a screen door and blood on the stairs. Neither man would elaborate about what they were fighting over and both refused to press charges.


A hand-built black carbon fiber menfs bicycle with aero-bars valued at $1,000 was stolen from a lower level parking bicycle cage in a building in the 7200 block of Madison Street sometime between Feb. 16 and Feb. 21. The offenders cut the lock to remove the bike.

Someone entered an unlocked garage in the 800 block of Beloit Avenue overnight on March 4 and smashed the passenger rear window of a 2006 Chevy Impala parked inside. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle.

A woman in the 800 block of Roosevelt Road called police on March 6 around 7 p.m. after observing pry marks on the door of her apartment. Police reported that the door frame was cracked around the bottom lock. Nothing was missing and it was unclear whether anyone had entered the apartment.

Banged-up Camaro stolen

A dark grey 1986 Chevy Camaro was reported stolen from the 7400 block of Washington Street on March 8 at 11:15 p.m. The auto was reported by its owner to have peeling paint, scratches on the front right corner and damage to the drivers-side door. Officers allegedly observed no broken glass around the carfs parking stall and no one but the owner and his son had keys to the vehicle.

Arrested on his birthday

Police arrived on the scene after a 30-year-old Forest Park man was reported arguing in front of a tavern in the 7400 block of Madison Street at 1:48 a.m. on March 5. A female friend allegedly tried to calm him down saying, ‘Go home and sleep it off. You had a good birthday, donft ruin it.” The man allegedly pushed a police officer in the chest twice with a closed fist. After being told he was being arrested, he refused to cooperate while being handcuffed. He was also allegedly combative when brought to the station. He was charged with battery to a police officer and resisting arrest.

St. Bernardine donation boxes burgled

Someone pried open the locks of three donation boxes after a mass at St. Bernardine Catholic Church, 815 Elgin Ave., on Feb. 23 and removed their contents. A church spokesman estimated that between $150 and $200 was stolen. The church requested extra early morning patrols.

Burglary to auto

While a couple were inside Bed Bath and Beyond at 215 Harlem Ave., between 6:40 p.m. and 9 p.m. Feb. 21, someone broke a window of their 1999 white Infiniti QX4 Carryall and stole a brown leather purse which had been left on the car floor behind the driverfs seat. The purse contained a blue leather wallet with $45, a driverfs license, miscellaneous credit cards, a Social Security card, iPod Nano, a pink HTC Wildfire cell phone, a pair of black Kate Spade glasses and keys.

Someone shattered the front passenger side window of a gray 2011Nissan Sentra parked in the 400 block of Desplaines Avenue at 3:52 p.m. on Feb. 26. The vehicle was ransacked and the following items were removed: one off-white gray Acer laptop, one black Navigon GPS and one silver and amethyst peace sign charm.

A gray 2009 Nissan X-terra parked in the CTA Van Buren lot between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on March 7 had a front window shattered with a rock. Removed were a 16g iPod, one iPod charger, a Garmin GPS 2009 and three bottles of liquor.@

Someone smashed the front window of a 2006 Lexus ES300 parked overnight March 7 in the 1000 block of Desplaines Avenue and stole a Solo brand radar detector worth $300, a charging cord and five CDs. Police discovered blood stains left inside the vehicle on the rear seat.

These items were obtained from the records of the Forest Park Police Department, Feb. 21-March 7, 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