Man thinks he won’t be ticketed because he’s white
Gabriel J. Kahn, 21, of Oak Park was issued a citation at 1:56 a.m., June 17, for public intoxication in the 7400 block of Madison Street. Officers were on patrol moving large crowds of people from in front of a bar when they saw a man holding a cup of beer and standing on the sidewalk. The man was told to pour the beer out and move along. The man agreed to pour the beer out when Kahn came up and attempted to take it from him. An officer told Kahn to move away from the man, but Kahn insisted and said, “Just give me the beer and I’ll finish it. They aren’t gonna write me a ticket for open alcohol because I’m white.” Kahn was subsequently issued a ticket for public intoxication.
Man spits, throws toilet water at officer
Tony R. Winters, 34, of Chicago was charged with felony retail theft and other violations after being arrested at 4:33 p.m., June 17 at Walmart, 1300 Desplaines Ave. Winters, who was previously arrested for retail theft at Walmart and told not to return to the store, was taken into police custody after he attempted to steal $188 in merchandise from the store. While in custody, he spit at an officer and twice scooped toilet water from the bowl of his toilet to throw at the officer. He was additionally charged with felony aggravated battery to a police officer, criminal trespassing, aggravated assault of a police officer and obstructing a police officer.
Man found with 78 syringes
A 24-year-old Chicago man, who was soliciting at 8:59 a.m., June 16, at Harlem Avenue and Interstate 290, was charged with possession of drug equipment after a police stop. The man, who had been previously warned not to solicit at the location, was found in possession of 78 hypodermic needles and other items of drug paraphernalia.
Woman ticketed for blasting ‘Sexual Healing’
A 36-year-old Forest Park woman was cited for excessive noise at 12:38 a.m., June 17, after an officer on patrol heard her playing Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” at a loud volume in her apartment building in the 7400 block of Washington Street. Police had previously spoken to the woman about her loud music after a complaint, June 12, when she continued to play the same song on repeat at a loud volume. When police warned her to turn down her music the first time, she told police she was celebrating her birthday week.
A Forest Park resident reported to police at 6:49 p.m., June 16, that they were called by a person who claimed to be from the Federal Bureau of Grants and told her she had been awarded a $6,000 grant. In order to claim the money, she was told to purchase a $250 iTunes gift card and read the numbers on the back to the caller. The resident became suspicious later and contacted iTunes. She was told the card had been redeemed.
Police administer Narcan to stop overdose
Police were called at 2:01 a.m., June 15, about a man who overdosed in the 100 block of Harlem Avenue. The man, who was unconscious but breathing, was administered a single dose of Narcan to his nostrils and was revived. He was then transported to the hospital for further treatment.
Man driving with unsecured kids
A 41-year-old Milwaukee man was issued multiple citations after a traffic stop at 7:55 p.m., June 13, in the 7400 block of Roosevelt Road. A police officer on patrol saw a child in the man’s vehicle who was standing on the seat instead of being secured by a seat belt. The officer found four children under the age of 8 in the vehicle who were not properly secured. The driver was charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license, driving without insurance, driving on suspended registration, and failure to properly secure a child.
Man struggles with police after retail theft
Morris J. Dillard, 55, of Chicago was charged with felony retail theft after an incident with police at 5:15 p.m., June 14, in the 1300 block of Desplaines Avenue. Police were called about a retail theft at Walmart where a man stole detergent and other items from the store. Police located a man nearby who matched the offender’s description, later identified as Morris, and he ran from the officer when they approached to speak with him. A struggle ensued and Morris continued to resist arrest by police. He was charged with felony retail theft, resisting arrest and criminal trespassing. The stolen items were valued at $100.62.
Tools stolen from van
A 2008 Ford work van was reported burglarized at 6:34 a.m., June 16, in the 900 block of Elgin Avenue. Stolen were various work tools worth an estimated $2,239.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, June 13-19, 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