Pawnshop receipts from Melrose Park Gold & Silver Exchange, Cash America in Franklin Park and Bucktown Pawn in Chicago were in the backpack of a man Forest Park police arrested following a break-in attempt April 30 in the 7600 block of Jackson Boulevard.
A woman heard a crash in her kitchen around 7:30 a.m. and walked toward the sound, while dialing 911 on her cell phone. She said that the back door of her apartment had been forced open and the door frame torn apart. The doorfs deadbolt was caught up in the broken frame and she saw a man reach inside and unlock the deadbolt. When the man unlocked the door and swung it open, he saw the woman and allegedly said ‘excuse me,” and fled down the back stairs into the alley.
Responding police found a man fitting the alleged burglarfs description running near the CTA bus depot at 711 Desplaines and west through a parking lot. The responding officer reportedly ordered the man to stop, which he did, after the officer unholstered his Taser X26. Police arrested Deon Logan, 21, who had addresses in Maywood and in the 400 block of Desplaines.
In Loganfs backpack were a hammer multi-tool, black knit gloves, two cell phones, miscellaneous papers and pawnshop receipts. Detectives visited the pawnshops and found electronic items stolen from two earlier burglaries in Forest Park: On March 21, someone broke into an apartment in the 500 block of Desplaines by breaking in the rear kitchen door and stole a laptop, iPod, several cameras and other electronic and jewelry items. Police dusted for fingerprints but collected no evidence. On April 16, police reported a burglary from the 7500 block of Jackson Blvd., where the back door of an apartment had also been broken in. Stolen were Nintendo video games, a gaming console and videos. Pawn shop receipts showed the dates of March 21 and April 16.
Logan was shown the receipts and video footage of himself pawning electronic items.
The Cook County Statefs Attorney bumped charges to felony burglary and felony attempted burglary.
Tasered with heroin
An Addison woman, found asleep at the wheel at 3 a.m. April 30 was tasered when she refused to be handcuffed after Forest Park police noticed an alleged fistful of foil packages in her hand. Police reported that they found her dozing with the windows open, and when extracted from the car, she attempted to hide the foil packages in her waistband. After she resisted arrest and defeated several attempts to handcuff her, an officer performed a drive stun to the top of her right hand with a Taser X26, whereupon she dropped the foil packages and became compliant, according to reports. She was charged with possession of five grams of heroin and four white pills that police believed to be Alphrazolam.
A man told police that sometime between April 29 and 30, someone broke into his 1998 Ford Expedition and removed a 3.5 ton hydraulic jack, headphones and some checks. He told police that his keys had been stolen earlier in the week while he was working out at a Broadview fitness club.
Back door kicked in
A woman called police when she arrived home at 4:20 p.m. to discover her front door was ajar in the 600 block of Thomas on May 1. When police arrived, she pointed out her dressers had been ransacked and a jewelry box was open. Police noted that the back door had been forced open and the door frame was broken. She also told police all of her spare keys were stolen. @
These items were obtained from the records of the Forest Park Police Department, April 29-May 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