Man charged with hit-and-run, DUI
Henry P. Bachner Jr., 52, of Forest Park, was charged following an alleged hit-and-run crash at 3:07 a.m. on Feb. 20 in the 500 block of Circle Avenue.
Police were called after a man heard a crash outside his home and went to investigate. The witness told police he saw that a parked vehicle was hit and another vehicle was over on its side.
The witness told police he saw a man get out of the second vehicle and walk away from the scene. Police traced the vehicle’s registration to Bachner, who was charged with a hit-and-run crash in January 2014.
Police then located Bachner as he was walking on Washington Street near Marengo Avenue and he was identified by the witness. Police said Bachner refused to submit to a breath test.
He was charged with driving under the influence, no insurance, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
A 33-year-old Forest Park man was charged with possession of marijuana and other offenses following a traffic stop at 11:25 a.m. on Feb. 21 in the 900 block of Ferdinand Avenue.
Police said the driver of a vehicle was pulled over after failing to stop at a stop sign. Police noticed an odor of marijuana from the vehicle, and driver was asked to step out of the car. As he did, police reportedly saw the driver pick up a bag of marijuana and attempt to conceal it in his fist.
The officer told the man he had seen him conceal the bag and ordered him to show it. Instead, police said the man attempted to shove the bag down his pants. Police arrested the man and retrieved the bag. The driver was charged with possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana, failure to signal and resisting or obstructing an officer.
A 37-year-old Berwyn man was charged at 5:14 p.m. on Feb. 21 with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana in the area of 13th Street and Clinton Avenue.
A Forest Park police officer responded to the area after Berwyn and Oak Park police reported gunshots were heard in the area. The officer saw a man matching the description of a possible offender in the area and stopped him.
When stopped, the officer said the man immediately put his hands in his pockets and the officer was concerned he might be carrying a handgun.
The man was searched and police located plastic bags containing 4 grams of suspected marijuana and 1.7 grams of suspected cocaine.
Wrestling move damages vehicle
A 20-year-old Chicago man was charged at 1:51 p.m. on Feb. 15 with a misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property after an officer witnessed the man damage a vehicle near the Forest Park Public Library in the 500 block of Desplaines Avenue.
The officer was at the police department’s communications window when he saw a man walking by with two others. The officer said the man jumped into the air and landed on his back on top of the vehicle’s hood, denting the hood.
When police stopped the man and asked what he was doing, he told police it was a wrestling move called the “tombstone,” the signature move of a professional wrestler named The Undertaker.
Tagged for tagging
Ryan R. Polli, 31, of Chicago was charged at 2:12 a.m. Feb. 20 with felony criminal defacement of property at the CTA terminal in the 700 block of Desplaines Street.
An officer on patrol spotted graffiti on a CTA train car in the station at Desplaines Avenue. Police searched the area nearby and spotted a man who appeared to be hiding in the CTA train yard and then fled when police approached.
Police said Polli was stopped by other officers when he allegedly left the train yard and attempted to walk along the Interstate 290 expressway. Police said Polli had a backpack that contained multiple cans of paint and spray paint nozzles.
The CTA train was found to have wet paint on the car and the damage was estimated at $3,371.67.
Three packages left at a home were reported stolen at 8:07 a.m. on Feb. 17. The resident, who lives in the 900 block of Circle Avenue, told police the package had been confirmed as delivered on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13, but they was not at the home when the resident checked for them on Feb. 14. The packages contained books and miscellaneous clothing.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Feb. 15 to Feb. 21, 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