Armed robbery reported at doughnut shop
A man armed with a handgun robbed a Forest Park doughnut shop last week, according to police.
Officers were called to Dunkin Donuts, 7660 Madison St., at 9:44 p.m. on March 5. Police were told that a man wearing a ski mask and black hoodie entered the store and showed an employee a black pistol in his waistband. The man demanded the money from the register.
Police were told the offender took cash from two registers, as well as personal items from an employee, and then fled east on Madison Street. Police reported the estimated loss at $470.
Man charged with selling drugs
A 38-year-old Woodridge man faces felony drug charges after he reportedly sold prescription drugs to another subject on March 4 at about 12:30 p.m.
A police officer on patrol noted a suspicious person sitting in a vehicle in a parking lot in the 1300 block of Desplaines Avenue, and a registration check of the vehicle showed the vehicle was owned by a man known to the department due to a previous drug arrest.
Police saw the man get out of the vehicle and get a black backpack from the trunk and drive away. Police followed the vehicle until it stopped in the 6800 block of 13th Street in Berwyn and watched as another man approached the vehicle and completed a hand-to-hand transaction.
Police stopped the suspicious vehicle and charged Nicholas G. Price with delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and for talking on a cell phone while driving.
According to the police report, officers recovered a prescription medication bottle containing 60 Hydrocodone pills and another bottle containing eight Alprazolam pills, as well as $50 in cash. Police said Price told officers the pills were given to him by a friend who has a prescription for the medication and he was selling them to make money for both of them.
Woman charged with trespassing
Police were called at 9:43 a.m. March 4 to a home in the 7400 block of Washington Street after a resident called police about an unknown woman being in her home.
The resident told police she woke up when her back door alarm sounded. She then saw a woman sitting in her living room and looking at her phone.
When police arrived, a 26-year-old River Forest woman fled out the back door, according to the police report. She was taken into custody and charged with criminal trespassing and possession of marijuana.
Man charged with resisting police
A 36-year-old West Chicago man was charged with resisting arrest after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for having the wrong registration at 6:03 p.m. on Feb. 29 at Roosevelt Road and Marengo Avenue.
The officer asked the driver to step out of the vehicle and he reported refused. When the officer attempted to open the vehicle’s door, the driver allegedly grabbed the officer’s hands and shoved the officer and tried to roll up his window.
The officer used a window punch to shatter the driver’s side window when the driver reportedly began to go through the vehicle’s console and the officer feared the man might have a weapon. The man was charged with improper use of registration, battery and resisting a police officer.
Felony retail theft
Dino E. Conner, 50, of Forest Park, was charged with felony retail theft after he allegedly stole $278 worth of Nicotine cessation products at 7:11 p.m. on March 3 from Walmart, 1300 Desplaines Ave.
Police were called by security staff at Walmart and located a man matching the description of the offender nearby. Police recovered seven boxes of nicotine lozenges, patches and gum. Connor was charged with a felony due to a history of numerous larceny convictions, police said.
Phone stolen at library
A 16-year-old Forest Park teen was charged with theft after police were contacted about a phone stolen Feb. 25 at the Forest Park Public Library.
Police were told that the suspect was at the library at about 12:40 p.m. on Feb. 29. Police talked with the teen, who reportedly admitted taking the phone, but said he didn’t turn it in because the library was closing.
He told police the phone was at home. When police searched him at the station, the phone reportedly was recovered on his person.
Forest Park police responded to a complaint of a burglary in progress at Currie Motors, 8401 block of Roosevelt Road on March 4 at 3:35 a.m. An unknown man reportedly was inside a 2013 GMC Yukon on the Currie lot and was then seen running toward the Riveredge Hospital parking lot, where he entered an unknown vehicle and left the area.
The Yukon the man entered reportedly was unlocked. Police stated that the vehicle’s computer was dangling from under the driver’s side dashboard and the cover panel was removed.
Police were told at 1:25 p.m. on March 6 that $200 in cash was stolen from a vehicle while it was parked in the 900 block of Lathrop Avenue. Police found the driver’s side door of the vehicle was cracked where someone had gained entry. Nothing else was believed to be missing.
Car stolen from gas station
A 34-year-old Maywood man reported on March 4 at about 10 p.m. that someone stole his blue 2010 Chevy Malibu, which was parked in the lot at the Citgo gas station at 7400 Roosevelt Road, while he ran into the store to get something to drink.
The man left the keys in the ignition and the doors unlocked as he went inside the store for just a couple of minutes. When he exited the store, the car was no longer there.
Surveillance camera video reportedly showed another vehicle pull up next to the Malibu. A subject exited the other car and entered the driver’s side of the victim’s vehicle before both vehicles drove off.
Man flips restaurant table
A 26-year-old North Riverside man was charged at 8:37 p.m. on March 5 with criminal damage to property after he flipped a table and broke glassware at the Golden Steer, 7635 Roosevelt Road.
The police report did not indicate what led the man to act that way, but he was advised not to return to the restaurant.
St. Pat’s celebration casualty
A 50-year-old Berwyn man reportedly was so intoxicated at about 5:20 p.m. on March 5 that he fell over while walking on Madison Street near Thomas Avenue, hitting his face on the sidewalk and knocking out four teeth.
Police observed a large group of people gathered around the man by the Constitution Court fountain. He appeared to be extremely intoxicated, according to police and had trouble forming complete sentences.
A witness told police that he was walking behind the man, who he said was stumbling all over the place before keeling over after crossing Madison Street from north to south.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Feb. 29 to March 6, 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