Drug charges result from traffic stop

Marcus J. Neely, 23, of Maywood, was charged with multiple drug offenses after a traffic stop at 10:04 a.m., June 24, in the area of Harlem Avenue and Fillmore Street. An officer on patrol stopped the vehicle Neely was driving for failure to signal a lane change. 

The officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked Neely if he had anything illegal in his possession or in the vehicle. He said he smoked marijuana earlier in the vehicle and said he had about seven grams of marijuana in a bag inside the vehicle. When the vehicle was searched, police also found a digital scale, plastic bags and a pill bottle containing 27 sedative pills, which Neely said were his prescription. Police also reported finding three cellular phones in the vehicle.

He was charged with manufacture or deliver of a controlled substance, failure to signal, possession of drug equipment, possession of marijuana, delivery of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. 

Police use Narcan to revive man

Police were called at 6:13 p.m., June 21, about a man who was passed out in a bathroom at McDonald’s, 420 Desplaines Ave. Police arrived and found the man on the bathroom floor with hypodermic needles and an empty baggie nearby. The officer administered Narcan to the man and he was revived and transported to an area hospital for additional treatment. 

Felony charges for man with DUI history

Antonio Callica, 34, of Calumet City was charged with felony driving with a revoked license after a traffic stop at 4:34 p.m., June 20, in the 7400 block of West Roosevelt Road. Police said felony charges were approved because of Callica’s history of DUI convictions. He was also charged with not having insurance and a seat belt violation.  

Woman ticketed… again

A 36-year-old Forest Park resident previously ticketed for noise complaints on June 17 and June 22 — the latter for blasting Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” — was ticketed again for noise violations at 3:24 a.m., June 26. Police said this time she selected the Teddy Pendergrass song “Turn Off the Lights.”

Bikes stolen

A bicycle was reported stolen at 4:16 p.m., June 20, in the 700 block of Desplaines Avenue. The owner said they locked it up next to a bus terminal and when they returned later in the day, it was gone. The value of the bike was estimated at more than $300.

A Cannondale mountain bike, valued at $1,200, was reported stolen at 2:07 p.m., June 26, in the 7200 block of Jackson Boulevard. 

‘No video gaming’ signs stolen

A yard sign opposing video gaming in Forest Park was reported stolen at 12:19 p.m., June 21, in the 200 block of Circle Avenue. The owner of the sign said other signs were stolen in the past. 

Felony charges for retail theft, resisting

Julius J. Smith, 37, of Chicago was charged at 12:40 p.m., June 23, for retail theft at CVS, 7216 Circle Avenue and for resisting arrest. Both were later approved for felony charges. Police said Smith stole $121 in candy from CVS and left the store without paying. When he was approached by police on the CTA Green Line platform at Harlem Avenue, he refused to be taken into custody and fought with officers. Two officers suffered minor injuries during the arrest. 

Stolen cellphone report leads to arrest

Rodney E. Payton, 26, of Bellwood was charged at 6:30 p.m., June 25, with resisting arrest at the Forest Park Police Department, 711 Desplaines Ave. Payton came to the police department to file a report about a stolen cellphone when police learned he was wanted on a warrant in Oak Brook Terrace for burglary. When police attempted to hold him on the warrant, Payton resisted arrest and then fled. Police later located him in the 500 block of Grove in Oak Park. 

Broadview man charged with reckless driving

A 28-year-old Broadview man was charged with multiple driving offenses after a traffic stop at 1:25 p.m., June 24, in the 400 block of Circle Avenue. The man was stopped for swerving between lanes on his small motorcycle. He was charged with reckless driving, equipment violations, no tail lights, improper lighting, no registration, no insurance, having a suspended or revoked license and improper lane use. 

Fraud discovered

A Forest Park resident reported a case of fraud to police at 2:07 p.m., June 24. While reviewing her banking documents, she discovered an unapproved withdrawal from her account in the amount of $1,250. The resident said she needed a police report to provide to the bank. 

Clothing, food stolen at Walmart

A Maywood man, whose age was not provided, was charged with retail theft after staff at Walmart, 1300 Desplaines Ave., reported, at 9:59 a.m., June 20, that they had an offender in custody. Police recovered 22 items of clothing and food for a total theft amount of $202.

 These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, June 20-26, 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