Three male subjects stole armfuls of Valentine’s Day products on Feb. 14 at 11:32 a.m. from Walgreens, 7200 Roosevelt Road.
The store manager said four men entered the store. In the greeting card aisle, they each selected a card and proceeded to the Valentine’s Day aisle where three of the men “loaded up their arms” with candies, including heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. They also each took a large, white teddy bear. Then all four men headed toward the front of the store, and the three with their arms full also each grabbed a bouquet of roses before leaving without paying.
They got into a car without license plates and headed north on Harlem Avenue. The total loss is estimated to be $450.
Police responded to the train station at 701 Harlem Ave. on Feb. 19 at 1:59 p.m. to assist a person who was breathing but unconscious. The reporting officer administered NARCAN, and the subject began gasping. Paramedics arrived, administered a second dose of NARCAN, and the subject regained consciousness and was transported to the hospital.
More CTA trains vandalized
Four CTA cars were defaced with spray paint on Feb. 20 around 3:30 a.m. The cars were in the “jungle” area of the railyard at 711 Desplaines Ave., west of the CTA station.
The next day, between the hours of midnight and 10:30 a.m., a CTA employee called the police because another car had been spray-painted with yellow, brown, black, blue and green paint. The cost to fix the defacement is $2,000, according to the police report.
Over $1,000 in electronics stolen
A man walked out of Walmart, 1300 Desplaines Ave., with over $1,000 worth of electronics, for which he had not paid, on Feb. 21 at 1:35 p.m. Items he took include three TVs, two web cams, and two TV mounts. He fled in a white Dodge van with no plates that was driven by an unknown companion.
Car window broken
A man on the 900 block of Hannah Avenue called police on Feb. 17 when he discovered that, overnight, someone had broken the back window of his vehicle, which was parked behind his house. He said he’d heard the alarm go off the previous night at around 10 p.m. but didn’t hear glass shatter.
Resident finds intruder in garage
A man on the 600 block of Elgin Avenue called police on Feb. 13 at 7:14 a.m. to report a burglary at his home. He observed a man inside his garage around 6:50 a.m. When he approached, the intruder said he was trying to urinate and said he hadn’t stolen anything. The resident said an electric lawnmower battery was missing but he didn’t see the offender take the battery. He told police he’ll call again if he sees the offender in the area.
Nothing missing in reported burglary
A resident on the 500 block of Beloit Avenue called police on Feb. 14 at 9:39 p.m. after discovering the back door to her residence was open and items on her refrigerator had been moved around. She told police she’d contacted both the landlord and maintenance man, who both said they had not been inside her residence. Nobody else has keys to her apartment, she said, and she was sure she’d locked the back door before leaving the previous day. She reported that nothing was missing, but one photograph on her refrigerator was torn.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Feb. 13-21, 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