Gun charges for man who pointed revolver

Police were called at 6:05 p.m., Aug. 4, to the 1300 block of Desplaines Avenue after a driver reported that another driver had pointed a gun at him and was following him. Police located the caller and he was able to point out the vehicle driven by the man who pointed the gun at him in the Walmart parking lot.

A police officer stopped the vehicle and ordered the driver, later identified as Kelvin Askins Jr., 19, of Berwyn to place his hands in the air outside the vehicle. Police said Askins did not follow the officer’s directions until he was asked a second time and then complied.

Inside the vehicle, police recovered a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver with the hammer cocked and loaded with six live rounds. Additionally, he was found to not have a valid FOID card for the weapon. Police also recovered about 4.5 grams of marijuana.

Askins was charged with a felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a firearm without a FOID card, possession of ammunition without a FOID card and possession of marijuana.

Police said the incident began when Askins began drifting in his lane while driving and the man who reported the incident to police honked at him. 

Driving under the influence of drugs

Police investigating a call about a driver who was possibly intoxicated at 12:17 a.m., Aug. 2, located the suspected vehicle in the Ultra Foods parking lot. Police said the driver was going in circles, and the officer watched the vehicle make about five complete rotations. The driver appeared to be dazed and didn’t notice at first when an officer attempted to stop the vehicle and then he stopped abruptly. 

Josue Roque, 20, of Forest Park was asked to step out of the vehicle and almost fell over while doing so. He denied being under the influence of alcohol or drugs and agreed to allow the officer to park his vehicle and walk home, as he lived across the street. However, Roque got back in his vehicle and drove away. The officer stopped the vehicle again nearby and Roque seemed not to remember speaking to the officer. He then refused to get out of his vehicle. The officer believed him to be under the influence and arrested him. Police said Roque refused chemical testing. He was additionally charged with two traffic violations. 

Trucks, trailers, bobcats stolen

Two Ford F-550 trucks and their trailers, each of which contained bobcat construction equipment, were reported stolen at 6:45 a.m., Aug. 1, from a storage yard in the 7400 block of Greenberg Road after employees found a chain cut and a gate open. The bobcats were later recovered in a field in North Aurora and the trucks were found in Oak Brook Terrace. 

CTA employee targets co-worker’s food

Police were told at 7:27 a.m., Aug. 1, that an unknown, disgruntled employee cut the electrical cord to a staff refrigerator at the CTA maintenance garage, 711 Desplaines Ave. The cord was cut over the weekend, causing employees to lose their food.

Burnt cross found

A burnt cross was found on the rear door of a building at 12:20 p.m., Aug. 1, in the 7300 block of Madison Street. Police said the damage seemed to have been done with a cigarette and that several bottles of liquor and beer were found nearby. No other information was provided. 

Radar, Kindle stolen from vehicle

The burglary of a vehicle was reported at 4:45 p.m., Aug. 1, in the 7300 block of Dixon Street. Stolen was a radar detector valued at $142, a Kindle Paperwhite valued at $139, a flat tire repair kit valued at $78, a GPS unit valued at $100 and a backpack valued at $40. Police said there was no sign of forced entry. 

Daughter’s wallet stolen

A resident came to police to report a stolen wallet at 8:41 p.m., Aug. 1, from the Forest Park Aquatic Center. Someone had taken a stuff animal wallet from the girl’s backpack, with contained identification, a credit card, gift cards and $50 in cash. 

Hit-and-run accident reported

A hit-and-run crash was reported at 10:24 p.m., Aug. 1, in the area of Desplaines Avenue and Roosevelt Road. Police charged a 37-year-old Forest Park man with hit and run, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and operating a vehicle without insurance. 

 These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Aug. 1-7, 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