A regular at O’Sullivan’s Public House bar, 7244 Madison St., threatened a bartender after getting cut off.
On March 11 at 8:37 p.m., the victim told a customer who had a history of being belligerent toward the staff that they were refusing service and asked him to leave the property. The customer cursed at the bartender and told him that he would shoot the victim. He then left the bar, but not before “violently” kicking the door on the way out.
Police checked state records, which revealed the customer had an expired Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card. The bar manager wanted the matter on record because he was concerned about staff safety, and he said he would call police if the customer returns.
A 61-year-old Forest Park man who was already charged with battery after allegedly harassing and groping a woman has been charged with disorderly conduct after following another woman around and making her uncomfortable.
On March 1, the alleged offender followed a Forest Park woman and her young daughter as they left the Forest Park Public Library, and touched her buttocks without her consent. He was charged with assault and he was released on bond.
Five days later, at around 8:35 a.m., a second victim saw the alleged offender looking at her across the street as she left her apartment on the 400 block of Jackson Boulevard. She said the alleged offender previously followed her and her daughter around as they were walking in the neighborhood. The victim drove to the nearby Dunkin Donuts at 7660 Madison St., only to find that the alleged offender was waiting for her. Worried that the alleged offender would harass other women, she called the police.
The alleged offender was arrested. Since he was already out on bond, he was not eligible to bond out.
Drag racing accident
A 20-year-old Berwyn man was cited for reckless driving after a race behind Forest Park Walmart Supercenter ended in his crashing his car into the store’s emergency doors.
Store security footage showed the red 2023 Chevrolet Camaro and another car of unknown make and model racing against each other on a two-lane access road directly south of the store. The man lost control of his car and slammed into the store. When Walmart employees went outside to see what happened, they saw him standing next to the car.
The man admitted to being the driver, but insisted that he was only going 40 miles per hour. The responding officer got the man’s permission to search the car, and the search revealed ‘leafy substance” that turned out to be cannabis.
The driver was cited for reckless driving and possession of cannabis while driving. He was released on bond.
Speeding while high
An 18-year-old Chicago man led the police on a chase because, he claimed, he wasn’t feeling well after consuming an edible containing cannabis.
On March 10 at 1:20 a.m., the man was driving his grey 2019 Toyota Sienna west on Jackson Boulevard, near the Jackson Boulevard/Circle Avenue intersection. The driver ignored the stop sign and kept going. A police officer traveling nearby followed in order to try to get the license plate number. The driver turned north on Desplaines Avenue, disregarding the red light and driving more than 10 miles-per-hour over the 25 miles-per-hour speed limit. The driver led them on a chase in the surrounding blocks, eventually coming to a stop at the village-owned parking lot at 7428 Washington Blvd.
The man got out of the car and apologized, saying that he took off because of “an edible he consumed earlier.” He was charged with 1 count of attempting to elude a police officer, one count of speeding, one count of traffic signal violations and two counts of traffic sign violation. He was released on bond.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, March 6-11, 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