Bike vanishes during nap
A Forest Park boy told police that his bicycle was stolen after he fell asleep while sitting on the bench at the bus stop at Harlem and Lake. He left his bike nearby, unlocked, around 8 a.m. on Oct. 5.
When he woke up his red Nirve Coca Cola Cruiser, valued at $640, was gone.
Heroin arrest at Thornton’s
Police pulled over a white 2009 Dodge around 6 p.m. on Oct. 6 near Thornton’s gas station, 601 S. Harlem Ave., after the officer reported seeing beads and other items dangling from the rear view mirror.
According to the police report, the driver, later identified as James W. Doyle Jr., 23, of Forest Park, was shaking uncontrollably and ignored officer commands to stop reaching around the interior of the vehicle.
The officer performed a safety pat-down of Doyle and reported feeling a slick lining on the right breast pocket of the his jacket, which “ended in a lump.”
“You know what it is,” Doyle allegedly said when asked whether the object was heroin.
The bag reportedly contained a grey, chalky substance, weighing 1 gram, which tested positive for heroin. Doyle allegedly agreed to speak and told officers he bought the drugs at the gas station.
He was charged with possession of a controlled substance and given an initial trial date of Nov. 8 at the Maybrook courthouse.
Trio accused of shoplifting at Kmart
According to police, two women and a female teenager, all carrying large purses, entered Kmart, 7630 Roosevelt Road, around 9 p.m. on Oct. 3.
The three were reportedly observed by store security agents taking a total of 27 items off the shelves and placing them in their shoulder bags. All three allegedly stole children’s clothing. When nabbed by store security the women, who had no history of theft, reportedly said they had babies who were staying at friend’s houses and were expected to be picked up shortly.
They were given local ordinance tickets by Forest Park Police.
Berwyn man wanted on warrants
Police observed a white 2003 Chevy Trailblazer with tinted back windows around Harlem and Roosevelt Road on Oct. 3 around 11:40 p.m. When they ran the license plate through police computers, police discovered the vehicle’s owner to have two outstanding 2007 warrants from Kane and DuPage counties for driving on a suspended license.
The officer curbed the vehicle and the driver, a woman, said she was the sister-in-law of the owner, a 52-year-old Berwyn man.
With permission police followed her into an apartment building in the 1200 block of Harlem Avenue. The vehicle’s owner was placed in custody and taken to the Forest Park police station.
These items were obtained from the records of the Forest Park Police Department, Oct. 1 – 5, 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