On April 18 at 1:20 p.m., police arrested a man who allegedly snatched a gold chain from the neck of a Blue Line CTA passenger at the Harlem stop and fled east up the ramp. A bystander heard other riders say a chain had been stolen and several riders pointed to a man running from the terminal. The witness chased the offender down the street until they ended up in the alley behind the 500 block of Marengo, where he struggled with the alleged robber and held him until police arrived. The arrested man had an active warrant for his arrest in Cook County for probation violation. Police were unable to locate the victim of the robbery.
An unlocked bicycle was stolen between 7 and 9 p.m. on April 18 from behind a building in the 200 block of Desplaines Avenue.
Burglary to auto
A Garmin GPS was stolen from a parked Pontiac G6 late at night on April 20 in the 600 block of Elgin. The vehicle had the front driver’s side window shattered by unknown means.
A neighbor called a couple on April 21 while they were out of town and reported that their garage overhead door in the 7200 block of Franklin was open. When they returned home around 11:30 a.m. the following items were missing from their garage: One black mountain bike, two tool boxes with hand tools, and 2 Ryobi power tools in their cases and other miscellaneous tools. The couple had been out of town since April 19.
Stolen car spotted in Chicago
A 1994 black Buick Allure was reported stolen from an overnight parking spot in the 400 block of Beloit. The owner, who is disabled and unable to drive, told police his brother had parked the car April 7. Forest Park police determined that Chicago police had seen the vehicle and run a registration on it twice in the past week but were unable to determine where the car belonged.
These items were obtained from the records of the Forest Park Police Department, April 16-23 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