Man allegedly bites woman, fights police

Lionel Benson Tate, 34, of Chicago was charged with one count of aggravated battery after police said he bit a woman during an altercation and then fought with an officer who was attempting to apprehend him. 

Police were called at about 9:18 p.m. on Feb. 8 about a fight that potentially involved a stabbing, according to police reports. Police made contact with a woman in an apartment building in the 1200 block of Harlem Avenue and were told that a man who was staying in her apartment bit her roommate, causing her to bleed.

The victim reportedly told police that Tate bit her and struck her in the head several times while he was staying at their apartment for the night. He left after police were called. 

Police located a man matching Tate’s description at the Harlem Avenue CTA Blue Line station. At first, Tate allegedly gave police a false name, and when they tried to arrest him on suspicion of battery Tate began to run toward a train car, according to police. 

When an officer tried to stop him, police said Tate allegedly grabbed the officer in a bear hug and struggled with the officer while attempting to flee. Police said Tate also punched the officer in the face twice and tried to grab the grip of the officer’s holstered gun. Police said Tate refused to be taken into custody when other officers arrived and was uncooperative at the police station.

 Drug-related arrests

A 26-year-old Chicago man was charged with multiple drug offenses after he was stopped for a traffic offense at 12:48 p.m. on Feb. 10 at Lathrop Avenue and Roosevelt Road. 

Police stopped the man while he car was parked for having a large crack in his windshield and learned there was an active warrant for his arrest on a DUI charge in Kankakee County.  

According to the police report, an officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and located two plastic bags containing marijuana. Police also seized $132 in cash. The man was charged with possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana and delivery of 30 grams of marijuana or under, because police said the man told them he was delivering some of the marijuana to his cousin. 

A 61-year-old Maywood man was charged for possession and delivery of controlled substance following a traffic stop at 4:06 p.m. on Feb. 10 on Interstate 290 at Desplaines Avenue. 

Police stopped the man while he was driving because there was an active warrant for his arrest for driving on a suspended license. According to police, an officer found a plastic bag containing 60 smaller bags containing a powdery substance suspected to be heroin with an approximate weight of 33 grams. 

The man was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and driving on a suspended driver’s license.  

A 35-year-old Burbank man on probation was charged with delivery of marijuana following a traffic stop at 8:43 p.m. on Feb. 12 at First Avenue and Madison Street. 

Police additionally charged the man with possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana and driving on a suspended license. Police seized about 120 grams of marijuana during the stop, as well as $210 in cash. 

A 36-year-old Forest Park man was charged with several drug offenses following a traffic stop at 2:05 a.m. on Feb. 14 in the 8200 block of Roosevelt Road. 

The driver was stopped for improper registration and the officer reported smelling the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle led to the recovery of a bag of suspected marijuana with an approximate weight of 4 grams, $110 in cash and a black digital scale. The man was charged with deliver of more than 30 grams of marijuana and possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana. 

 Boots stolen while drying

A pair of boots valued at $225 that were left outside to dry were discovered stolen and reported to police at 11:27 a.m. on Feb. 13 in the 7500 block of Adams Street.

 Disorderly conduct

A 50-year-old Oak Park man was charged after he was stopped at 11:51 p.m. on Feb. 12 in the 7600 block of West Madison Street with obstructing justice and disorderly conduct following a call about a fight in progress. 

Police said the man tried to interfere with their investigation and was intoxicated. 

 These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Feb. 8 to Feb. 14, 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