Bar fight leads to assault, battery charges

A fight reported at 1:10 a.m. Jan. 16 at Shortstop Lounge, 7425 Madison St., led to charges against two people after a patron of the bar said one threatened him with a pool stick and another hit him in the head with a bottle. 

According to police, the fight started during an argument between a patron of the bar and a 24-year-old Chicago man. During the argument, the Chicago man allegedly grabbed a pool cue and threatened the bar patron. 

The victim told police that a 25-year-old Chicago woman came up behind him and struck him in the head with the bottle and scratched him. The male offender was charged with assault and disorderly conduct and the female was charged with battery, according to police. 

Woman found with cocaine, handgun

Ashley Lynn Frey, 21, of Norridge, was charged with possession of cocaine and unlawful use of a firearm after a traffic stop. Police stopped the vehicle Frey was driving at about 12:42 p.m. Jan. 16 near Desplaines Avenue and Interstate 290. 

According to police, an officer saw a plastic bag containing suspected cocaine when Frey searched inside her purse for her license after she was stopped for having tinted windows. 

During a search of the vehicle, police located a 9 mm handgun and live ammunition inside the vehicle. According to police, Frey admitted both the cocaine and the gun were hers. Frey was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance. Frey was additionally cited for having tinted windows.

Medical supplies stolen

A resident called police to report a stolen package at 2:22 p.m. on Jan. 16 in the 200 block of Circle Avenue. 

According to police, a mail carrier rang the resident’s bell and was told to leave the package inside his apartment building’s lobby. When the resident came to collect the package 30 to 45 minutes later, it was no longer there. 

The resident said the package contained medical equipment. 

Laptops stolen in break-in

A MacBook Air and a Gateway laptop were reported stolen at 7:17 a.m. on Jan. 15 from a condominium in the 1500 block of Harlem Avenue. 

According to police, a man and his fiancé left their laptop computers in the living room and went to bed. When they woke in the morning, both computers were missing and the front door was closed but unlocked. 

They also reported seeing dry salt stains and grains of salt leading to the location of one laptop in the living room. The laptops had a combined estimated value of $1,400.

Heroin found during traffic stops

Police found six small bags of heroin totaling about 2.7 grams after a traffic stop for for a seat belt violation at 3:59 p.m. on Jan. 15 on I-290 between Desplaines and First avenues. 

In a search of the vehicle, drug equipment, including a burnt spoon and cotton pieces, were also located. The driver was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug equipment.

Police found a small amount of heroin and crack cocaine during a traffic stop at 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 11 near I-290 and First Avenue. 

Police stopped the vehicle for a lane violation and during an interview with the vehicle’s occupants the officer saw a 25-year-old Glendale Heights woman drop a small bag with an off-white powder substance alongside the highway. 

Police charged the woman with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Criminal trespassing

Police were called about a criminal trespassing complaint at 5:49 p.m. on Jan. 15 in the 400 block of Marengo Avenue. 

The caller said that when she came home to her apartment, a downstairs neighbor followed her to her unit and questioned her about a package that was delivered that day and was missing. 

When she said she did not have his package and tried to close her door, her neighbor reportedly put his foot inside the doorway to keep her for closing it. The man allegedly pushed open the door and yelled at her before she pushed him out of her apartment.

Former employee suspected of theft

A loss prevention officer reported an attempted retail theft to police at 9:16 p.m. on Jan. 15 at Walmart, 1300 Desplaines Ave. 

According to police, a woman attempted to purchase 99 items in a shopping cart using gift cards in two different checkout lines and then attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. 

The loss prevention officer told police he tried to stop the woman, but she left the items and got into a vehicle and left the parking lot. An assistant manager at Walmart was able to identify the suspect on video surveillance as a former employee. 

The total value of the 99 items in the cart was $351.95, according to police. 

 These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Jan. 11 to Jan. 17, 2016, 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 Matthew Hendrickson