Police were called to the CTA el station at 711 Desplaines Ave. on Jan. 14 at 4:16 a.m. when a man was found unconscious on the train with blood near him. Officers found him with his head tilted back. They attempted verbal stimuli and sternum rubs to no avail; the man remained unresponsive.
The reporting officer then administered one dose of Narcan and continued sternum rubs, at which point the man finally opened his eyes. Paramedics arrived on the scene and continued to provide aid.
When asked for his name and date of birth, the man swore at the officers, and inside the ambulance he became aggressive and verbally abusive. He was taken to the hospital for further treatment.
Cast iron skillet stolen
A package containing a $121.66 cast iron skillet was reported stolen from the apartment lobby of a building on the 300 block of Desplaines Ave. on Jan. 14 at 7:38 a.m. According to the victim, FedEx confirmed they’d delivered the package on Jan. 5.
Everyone drunk in bar fight
A fight at Mugsy’s Bar, 7640 Madison St., brought police to the location on Jan. 14 at 11:02 p.m. Witnesses with slurred speech said an alleged offender tried to “get with” their sister, who wasn’t interested. Insults were thrown, and one of the women was allegedly punched in the back of the head.
The alleged offender, though, said he was jumped by the supposed victim and her sisters and denied hitting her. He, like the others, had slurred speech and appeared to be intoxicated.
The reporting officer determined that “due to conflicting stories, no independent witnesses on the scene, and the intoxicated nature of all parties,” they were sent home and advised not to return to the bar. They did, but not without one of them yelling out “unintelligible expletives.”
Taverns are not supposed to be open to customers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Three train cars vandalized
On Jan. 11 between 4 and 6 a.m. two CTA train cars at 711 Desplaines Ave. were vandalized with spray paint. The unknown offender(s) apparently entered the train yard through a hole along the fence.
On Jan. 11 it was discovered that some time before 10:40 p.m. an unknown subject entered the train yard and defaced a train car with graffiti.
No idea how gun mag got in pocket
A car emitting the strong odor of cannabis and without a front license plate was pulled over on Jan. 12 at 4:28 p.m. In plain view in the car, according to the police report, were a lot of small zip lock baggies, commonly used to package narcotics. The driver could not provide any identification but gave police his name and information.
Upon running his information, police discovered the driver’s license was suspended for two insurance convictions and two failures to appear in court. The driver admitted he and his passenger had been smoking pot in the car, which is why the police smelled it. He was issued citations for driving with a suspended license, no insurance and no front plate.
The passenger was searched, and a handgun magazine containing 15 9mm rounds was found in his pocket. No gun was located, however. The passenger said he had no idea that the magazine was in his pocket and that he does not nor has he ever owned a firearm. He was processed for unlawful possession of ammunition within a FOID.
iPod stolen from car
A blue iPod Touch with a black case, valued at approximately $200, was stolen from the center console of a vehicle on the 7300 block of Lexington St. on Jan. 12 sometime between 10 p.m. on Jan. 10 and 3 p.m. on Jan. 11. The owner said he thinks he locked his vehicle and did not see any signs of forced entry.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Jan. 11-15, 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 Maria Maxham