Garage burglary on Beloit Ave.
At around 10:30 a.m. on May 18, two residents of the 500 block of Beloit Avenue reported a garage burglary.
According to the victims, the break-in occurred between 6 p.m. on May 16 and 10 a.m. on May 18. The burglars entered the garage through a window and removed a Malibu 7-speed, 26-inch, cruiser style bicycle valued at $100. Additionally, the burglars removed two more bicycles, a light blue Huffy Riley 26-inch cruiser style, valued at $100 and a blue Northwoods Metric Express 20-inch, valued at $250, from under a porch on the property.
Total loss is estimated at $450.
At around 1:30 p.m. on May 19, a 13-year-old allegedly attempted to steal an Emerson 32-inch flat-panel TV, valued at $168, from the Walmart at 1300 Desplaines Ave. The 13 year old placed the TV in a shopping cart and exited the store without paying for the purchase, police said.
A witness, 38, called the police to report the theft in progress. A Forest Park police officer arrived at the scene and observed the boy running in front of the now-closed Kmart building, 7630 Roosevelt Road, with the stolen TV in a shopping cart. The officer stopped the boy and a Walmart security guard identified him as the thief, according to police.
The officer then contacted juvenile authorities and learned the boy also an active warrant for three counts of battery. The stolen merchandise was recovered.
Theft from a motor vehicle
At approximately 3 p.m. on May 19, a woman reported a theft in the 1100 block of Harlem Avenue. The women told the responding officer two leaf blowers were removed from a trailer in a parking lot of the business.
Surveillance footage of the incident, which occurred at approximately 2:40 p.m., showed a white SUV pull into the alleyway behind the parking lot. A large man exited the vehicle and removed two leaf blowers from the trailer.
Total loss is estimated at more than $300.
On May 20 at approximately 11:30 p.m., a Forest Park police officer pulled over a 1997 Toyota, for illegally turning right on red at the corner of Roosevelt Road and Lathrop Avenue.
A registration check revealed an active DuPage County warrant for the owner of the vehicle. The officer then confirmed the driver, a man, 43, was indeed the registered owner. The driver was taken into custody and did not post bail.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, May 18-22, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.
—Compiled by Bob Uphues