A 27-year-old Maywood man threatened to shoot a Papa John’s employee because he thought the employee hung up on him.

 On Nov. 13 at 9:19 p.m., the alleged offender called the Papa John’s location at 7744 Madison St. to place an order. The victim told him that they don’t deliver to Maywood. A few minutes later, the alleged offender came into the store and confronted the employee and threatened to shoot the victim after the pizzeria closed. The alleged offender motioned toward his right pocket, where the victim saw a gun. The alleged offender then left the pizzeria.

Another employee overhead the confrontation and followed the alleged offender out the door. The employee saw him get into a white 2015 Ford Super pickup truck and drive away.

Using the phone number and the pickup description, the police tracked the alleged offender to his address. He admitted that he had a gun, for which he had a valid Firearm Owner Identification Card and a Concealed Carry License. The alleged offender apologized.

The victim said he wanted to consult with his boss before deciding whether to press charges.

Burglaries from vehicles

  • On Nov. 11, at around 7 a.m., a woman living on the 7600 block of Adams Street  discovered that someone broke into her garage overnight and rummaged through the cars belonging to her and her daughter. While nothing was stolen from her car, the daughter’s car was missing a flashlight, sunglasses and clothes she was planning to donate. Both cars were unlocked, and the suspect entered the garage through the unlocked side door.  
  • On Nov. 13, at some point between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., someone went into an unlocked gray 2014 Hyundai Sedan parked at 600 block of Grove Lane. The suspect removed a T-Mobile Internet router valued at $470 and Ray Ban sunglasses valued at $220. 
  • On Nov. 16 at around 10 a.m., the owner of a blue 2013 Nissan Murano, which was parked in front of his home on the 1400 block of Harlem Avenue, discovered that the car’s side door was open. His door’s RING camera captured the suspect getting into the car the evening before, at 10:31 p.m. and left one minute later. 

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Nov. 11-17, 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