A 26-year-old Bellwood man, whom police described as ‘extremely intoxicated” allegedly urinated on the counter and cash register of the McDonaldfs at 420 Desplaines Ave. around 10:30 p.m. on April 4. The clerk told police the man ‘pulled his penis out” at the counter. Police described a pooling puddle of pee on the countertop and money in the register becoming saturated. The man had also held the ketchup dispenser down, causing ketchup to pour onto the counter top. Several customers in the dining room area told police they were ‘disgusted” by the turn of events. He was charged with public indecency, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.
Heroin-shooting twins had kids in the car
Two Schaumburg twins, Theresa M. Delavergne and Catherine M. Delavergne, both age 30, were arrested in the 800 block of Elgin on March 30 at 3:51 p.m. after a neighbor observed them shooting heroin in a parked, black Lexis. Police reported seeing one woman pull a syringe out of her arm as he approached and begin frantically unwrapping her left arm, which was bound, tourniquet-style, using the seatbelt. The officer noticed two small boys, age 2 and 4, awake and sitting in car seats in the back of the Lexus. Catherine identified the boys as her children. Theresa, in the passenger seat, allegedly opened her sweatpants and stuffed a small plastic bag containing white powder inside her pants. Police recovered a pair of uncapped, bloody syringes and an aluminum soda can with a scorched bottom, allegedly used as a ‘cooker,” and dozens of clear plastic baggies containing white powder residue from the car. Five more empty syringes with powdery residue were removed from Catherinefs purse and other empty bags from Theresafs bra and sock. The boys were turned over to their father, who was told that DCFS would be opening an investigation. The women were charged with possessing a controlled substance.
Predatory sexual assault
A 31-year-old Forest Park man on the 1100 block of Dunlop was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual abuse of a 13-year-old female relative on March 31. Police said the man was arrested at the Park District around noon. ‘When these things happened was always get the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) involved,” said Detective Sgt. Mike Keating.@
Morning basement burglary foiled by neighbor
A woman heard pounding noises coming from the basement of her apartment building in the 1100 block of Lathrop around 11 a.m. on April 5. When she opened the front door, she saw a male about 17 years old standing in the basement stairwell of her building attempting to hide behind a wooden pole. She told police she said ‘Hello?” to the hiding man, who did not speak, but quickly walked away north on Lathrop toward Fillmore. She called 911, but police canvassed the area and could not find the subject. Police noted the basement apartment door had been kicked in, but the tenant told them nothing was taken.
Car stolen from CTA lot
A man reported to police his 2008 orange Dodge Carryall had disappeared from parking space #80 in the commuter lot at the CTA Blue Line terminus at 711 Desplaines Ave. between 10:30 a.m. and midnight on April 6. He said the car was locked and windows were rolled up, but that the vehicle contained miscellaneous credit cards and sets of house keys.@
Police assist in Bellwood drug-warrant arrest
Forest Park Police and K-9 drug sniffing dog ‘Diesel” helped in the April 6 early-morning search warrant of a Bellwood home and the arrest of a 29-year-old Bellwood man who was suspected of selling drugs. The man was not present when officers entered the house, but they found 14 grams of heroin, pre-packaged for delivery in 65 individual folded foil packs near a smoker/grill behind the house. They also recovered three cellphones and two boxes of Remington 9mm ammunition. The suspect was reached by phone by his mother, who lived in the house, and upon returning home, he was arrested and charged with manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance under 30 grams with intent to deliver within 900 feet of an elementary school.
Stolen Red Bulls and candy bars
A Chicago man, 47, whom police identified as a self-described drug addict, was arrested after allegedly shoplifting a six-pack of Red Bull and two candy bars from Thorntonfs gas station, in the 600 block of South Harlem Avenue. He told police he wanted to sell the energy drinks to make money to buy drugs. Because of prior robbery and larceny convictions, and a shoplifting charge from July 2010, the assistant district attorney agreed to bump up charges to felony retail theft.
Two bicycles stolen from same house
Two bikes were taken from a garage via an unlocked side door in the 1000 block of Dunlop Avenue. The first, a menfs red Schwinn was removed overnight on March 31. The second, a boyfs red Schwinn, spray-painted dark red, was stolen between 7 p.m. April 4 and 5:57 p.m. April 5.
Out-of-towners with heroin
Police stopped a car in the 300 block of Circle Ave. around 11:24 a.m. on March 30 when they observed the driver not wearing a seatbelt. The car contained two men, one, age 27 from Roselle, and the other, age 25, from Carpentersville. The driverfs hands were allegedly trembling as he produced his driverfs license and when asked why, he told police that ‘he was cold.” The officer noticed loose syringe needles on the floor of the car. When asked if he was carrying anything illegal, the driver reportedly told police he had heroin in his pocket. Police recovered 1 gram of heroin. The driver said he bought the heroin to sell to the passenger. The passenger claimed he didnft know the driver and was not buying drugs. He was released, but the driver was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Locals with cocaine
A male Maywood resident, 23, and a female Forest Parker, 25, were arrested around midnight, April 2, when a police officer observed that the license plate on the womanfs 2012 Chevy Impala was registered to a Buick. The officer said the car exuded a strong smell of cannabis, and asked the passengers to exit the vehicle. He noted a small plastic baggie sticking out of the Maywood manfs shoe. It turned out to be five plastic knotted baggies each containing a white rock-like substance which later tested positive for cocaine. Also recovered from the man was $248.74. The driver was charged with driving on a suspended license and the passenger was charged with possession of a controlled substance under 30 grams.
These items were obtained from the records of the Forest Park Police Department, March 25- April 4, 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