A Halloween decoration styled after a prop from the Game of Thrones TV show was stolen from the front of an apartment or condominium on the 7500 block of Madison Street. 

The victim discovered the theft on Oct. 5 at around 8:37 a.m. She described the decoration as a chair similar to the Iron Throne, except it was made of skulls and bones instead of swords. The victim estimated it to be worth around $1,000. 

The officer responding to the call reported that he observed the prop earlier that night, at around 1 a.m., while on routine patrol. The theft may have been captured on the security camera at the nearby Slainte Irish pub, 7505 Madison St., but the video wasn’t available at the time of the report.

Vehicle thefts

This week, Forest Park saw a vehicle theft and two apparent failed attempts. 

On Oct. 7, the owner of a blue 2018 Hyundai Tucson discovered that her car was stolen overnight. The car was parked at the victim’s residence on the 500 block of Circle Avenue. A motion-activated security camera captured a red car of unknown make and model pull up to the victim’s car at 2:07 a.m., and someone getting out of the passenger side door, but the video cut out afterwards.

On Oct. 4, at 7:51 a.m., a resident of the 7600 block of Monroe Street discovered that overnight, someone shattered the rear passenger side window of his maroon 2011 Kia sedan. The area near the ignition was damaged. The victim said that nothing was missing from the vehicle. 

On Oct. 7 at 2:13 a.m., the wife of the owner a black 2021 Kia, which was parked on the 600 block of Elgin Avenue, heard the car alarm going on. When the victim looked outside, he saw that the lights in the car were on, and the front driver’s side door was open. Upon closer inspection, he discovered that the passenger side window was shattered, and the car’s ignition was peeled from the column.

Burglaries from vehicle

On Oct. 4, at 6:03 a.m., a resident living on the 7400 block of Washington Street received an alert from his credit card company that someone tried to use his card using the CashApp smartphone payment app. The victim had no CashApp account, and when he checked his car, a blue 2019 Nissan Rogue, he discovered that his wallet was missing. 

The victim subsequently discovered that the burglar used his Discovery and Visa credit cards in locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs – most notably, to pay Chicago parking tickets. The victim contacted his banks and was able to stop all pending transactions.

The victim said he wasn’t sure whether he locked the door before leaving his car parked overnight. 

On Oct. 6, at 4:04 a.m., the owner of a black 2014 Kia Optima went to drive to work when he spotted someone rummaging through his car, which was parked at his apartment building lot on the 500 block of Desplaines Ave. When the victim confronted the suspect, the suspect fled. There was no damage to the car, and nothing was missing. 

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Oct.4-9, 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