A car was stolen from the Citgo gas station at 7323 Randolph St. on March 3 at 5:09 p.m. when a woman left her car running and went inside the store to pay for gas. She took her keys with her, but the offender was able to drive away in her car.

A witness said he observed a male subject in his late teens or early twenties crouching down and walking towards the woman’s car. He also saw a white SUV parked at another pump at the gas station. The witness saw the male subject get into the woman’s car and flee eastbound down Randolph Street. The white SUV did the same.

OnStar was working in the stolen car, however, and an ignition block was placed on the car, which was located in Chicago.

CTA trains defaced

Unknown offenders defaced two train cars at 711 Desplaines Ave. with graffiti. Police were called on March 1 at 12:47 a.m. when an employee discovered the vandalism. The offender(s) apparently gained access to the trains by cutting a large hole in the fence off Van Buren near Grove Lane.

Tires slashed

The owner of a vehicle parked in the McGaffer’s parking lot on the 7700 block of Roosevelt Road called police on March 3 to report that his two driver’s side tires had been slashed and the rear driver side of his car side swiped by an unknown vehicle.

Toilet paper stolen

A woman on the 1200 block of Marengo Avenue called police on March 3 at 9:21 a.m. for a delayed burglary report. She said that an unknown offender had ransacked her car. Although no damage was done, miscellaneous documents and a pack of toilet paper were missing.

License plate taken

The rear license plate and sticker were stolen from a car on the 500 block of Ferdinand Avenue during the overnight hours between March 4 and 5.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, March 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 Maria Maxham