Police discover marijuana and knife during traffic stop
A 48-year-old Maywood man was charged with possession of marijuana and unlawful use of a weapon following a traffic stop at 4:38 p.m., May 11 in the area of Lake Street and Harlem Avenue. Police stopped the driver for having improper registration and the officer reported smelling marijuana. Police found 2.8 grams of marijuana, a glass pipe and a knife with a 7.5-inch fixed blade. He was additionally charged with possession of drug equipment, driving on a suspended license, and improper registration.
Tagger caught red-handed
Police were called about a man tagging a garage at 6:46 p.m., May 11 in the 500 block of Ferdinand Avenue. They found a 21-year-old Forest Park man reportedly spray-painting a garage in the alley between Ferdinand and Desplaines avenues. Police said the man had paint on his hands that matched the color from spray paint cans found in his possession and he admitted to painting the garage and a dumpster. Police also found a glass pipe and 5.4 grams of marijuana in his possession. He was charged with criminal defacement of property, possession of drug equipment and possession of marijuana.
Cash stolen from pocket on CTA train
A man who got off at the Forest Park station about 1:20 a.m., May 15, told police that money was stolen from him while he was riding the CTA Blue Line after he. The victim told police another man had reached into his pocket while he was on the train and grabbed his genitals through his pocket. The man said he realized later when he got off the train that he was missing $200 in cash from his pocket. The man said he didn’t know if the man grabbed his genitals on purpose or if he was looking for additional items to take from him.
Forest Park police were alerted to a case of suspected computer fraud at 12:12 p.m., May 10, after a resident brought in a check from a company claiming a connection to Dr. Pepper. The resident told police she was contacted by email to participate in a Dr. Pepper advertisement that would wrap her vehicle in Dr. Pepper graphic designs. One email told her she would receive a check for $1,950 to deposit in her personal account. She was told to keep $600 and send $1,350 via a money transfer to an account in Texas. The resident received the check and brought it to police concerned it could be fraud.
A 29-year-old Naperville man was charged following a traffic stop at 3:43 p.m., May 10 with possession of marijuana in the area of Forest Avenue and Washington Boulevard. Police stopped the driver for failing to signal a turn onto Randolph Street from Circle Avenue. The officer reported smelling the odor of marijuana when they approached the vehicle and the man told police he had marijuana in the trunk. Police found 19 grams of marijuana in more than 20 bags inside a container in the trunk. The man was also issued a traffic citation.
A 26-year-old Westmont man was charged following a traffic stop, at 8 p.m., May 10, with possession of marijuana in the area of Thomas Avenue and Jackson Boulevard. Police stopped the driver for speeding and the officer reported seeing a marijuana cigarette in plain view in the vehicle and could smell marijuana. Police recovered a total of five grams of marijuana in the stop.
A 31-year-old Chicago man was charged following a traffic stop at 4:01 p.m., May 11, with possession of marijuana in the 7200 block of Madison Street. Police stopped the driver for expired registration and found his license was suspended. The officer reported smelling marijuana from the vehicle and recovered a marijuana cigarette after the man admitted to having it his jacket. He was also charged with driving on a suspended license and driving with expired registration.
A 23-year-old Forest Park man was charged following a traffic stop at 7:29 p.m., May 12, with possession of marijuana in the area of Harlem Avenue and Lake Street. The man was also cited for making an improper turn at an intersection.
A 19-year-old Forest Park man was charged following a traffic stop at 7:28 p.m., May 12, with possession of marijuana in the area of Harlem Avenue and Roosevelt Road. The man was also cited for improper lane use.
A skateboard was reported stolen at 8:02 p.m., May 12, in the 200 block of Lathrop Avenue after a resident reported seeing a man walk onto their porch and take the skateboard about 4:30 p.m. The resident tried to follow the man but was unable to locate him.
Four hanging plants in baskets were reported stolen at 4:49 p.m., May 15, in the 1000 block of Lathrop Avenue.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, May 9-15, 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