An argument between a man and a woman in the alley on the 7600 block of Madison Street allegedly led the man to try to run over the woman, and the woman trying to shoot the man in response. Neither were hurt. 

The alleged incident took place on May 16 at 8:45 a.m. The officers responded to reports of shots being fired and interviewed the couple who allegedly witnessed the incident from their balcony, which faced the alley in question. The couple recognized a man and a woman who were arguing as their neighbors. While the man remained unidentified, subsequent investigation identified her as a 32-year-old Forest Parker. 

 The female witness said she saw the man put the woman in a headlock and slammed her into the garage door. Sometime later, they saw the man take off in a silver 2022 Toyota Camry parked nearby, only to return and apparently try to run the woman over. The witnesses heard a gunshot, but it wasn’t clear who fired it. 

The police officers recovered a single spent casing in the alley. The woman and her sister, a 35-year-old Lombard woman, were taken into custody.

While the report doesn’t elaborate on the circumstances of the arrest, both were charged with resisting arrest, and the woman in the alley was charged with aggravated discharge of the firearm. Neither woman cooperated with the police, and the man’s identity remains unknown.

Hit-and-run driver  

A 38-year-old Bellwood man led several area police departments on a chase through Forest Park, River Forest and Maywood, allegedly hitting a school bus in the process.

The alleged hit-and-run took place at the intersection of Desplaines Avenue and Randolph Street on May 20, at 3:59 p.m. The man, who was driving a red 2007 Ford F250 with a trailer, kept going west through River Forest and into Maywood. He was reportedly driving erratically, and the trailer was dragged on the rims, sending sparks flying. 

The driver ended up turning southbound on 9th Avenue. As he approached Garfield Elementary School, 1514 S. 9th Ave., he drove through the school yard and kept heading southbound on 10th Avenue, then heading westbound on Harrison Avenue. He reportedly hit a school bus on the I-290 off-ramp near the Harrison and 17th intersection, then got onto the expressway. The alleged offender exited I-290 at 25th Avenue. At that point, Maywood and Bellwood police officers joined the pursuit. 

The driver ended up going northbound on 21st Avenue until it dead-ended. He left his truck and tried to flee on foot through backyards, but the officers intercepted him at 20th Avenue. 

The alleged offender was charged with one count of attempting to flee a peace officer, three counts of resisting an officer and an array of traffic offenses. At the time of the report, he was detained pending a bond hearing. 

Car stolen from garage

A silver 2014 Ford Explorer was stolen from a garage in the 400 block of Circle Avenue on the night of May 16-17.

The victim discovered the theft on the morning of May 17. He said that his daughter left the vehicle in his garage on May 16 at 6 p.m., and nobody took the vehicle out after that. An AT&T service crew reportedly saw the garage open at 3 a.m. The victim said that the car had a spare set of keys in the center console, but no valuables. Chicago police  ran the vehicle’s license plate at 4 a.m. 

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, May 28-30, 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.

Igor Studenkov