A 30-year-old Chicago woman was arrested on Aug. 8 after allegedly pointing a gun at her 34-year-old ex-boyfriend.
The victim said that, at around 5:33 p.m., he was returning home from Westchester when he stopped at the Forest Park Domino’s Pizza location, 7658 Madison St., to pick up his order. He said that, as he waited outside the pizzeria, he spotted his ex’s car, a gray 2014 Ford Escape. The woman then allegedly rolled down her window and pointed a gun at the victim.
The officers responding to the call spotted the car traveling on Jackson Boulevard before turning south on Ferdinand Avenue and parking in the 600 block.
The officers surrounded the car and eventually got the woman to roll down her window. She reportedly admitted that she had a gun in the back seat, and that she didn’t have a Firearm Owner’s ID card for it. Subsequent investigation showed that she didn’t have a concealed-carry license, either.
Police said the Ruger 9 mm EC9S handgun was loaded with seven rounds in the magazine but none in the chamber.
The woman was charged with the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Former employee of the Hartgrove Hospital in Chicago’s Island neighborhood, 5730 W. Roosevelt Road, allegedly threated to shoot up his former place of work on Aug. 12.
The Forest Park man was fired on that date after several alleged instances of him being aggressive with patients and ignoring his supervisors’ instructions to “leave patients alone after heated exchanges.”
The man reportedly attempted to enter the hospital and at around 7:30 p.m., he allegedly called the hospital and threatened to shoot employees and their families, saying that he had bullets with employee names on them. Hartgrove staff asked the Forest Park police to do a welfare check.
The man refused to open the door, and he denied ever working at Hartgrove or making threats.
A 37-year-old man had his silver 2004 Ford pickup stolen after he arranged to let a potential buyer test drive it.
The victim listed the car, which he bought six months earlier, on the Facebook Marketplace. A woman messaged him, asking to test drive it on Aug. 12 in the 1200 block of Marengo Avenue. When a victim arrived, a woman and a man met him, and the man was the one who did the test driving, with the victim riding in the front passenger seat. When they reached the intersection of Harrison and Desplaines avenues at around 8 p.m., the driver told the victim to get out of the car.
While the victim didn’t see the male suspect show any weapon, he said that another car was following them by that point.
The vehicle didn’t have license plates when it was stolen, but it can be identified by a cracked windshield and the damage at the rear right side of the bumper.
Robbery on Pace bus
A 16-year-old Ukrainian immigrant was robbed on the Pace bus Route 307, with the man stealing his gold chain with a cross.
The victim was riding the Harlem Avenue bus on Aug. 9 at round noon. As the bus passed the Madison Street stop, the man sitting next to the victim demanded that he hand over the chain. After the victim refused, the suspect reportedly pulled the chain off the teen’s neck and fled the bus.
The victim said that the chain was given to him at birth, to be worn for life. The teen estimated that it was worth around $1,000.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Aug. 8-14, 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 Igor Studenkov