A fight between passengers on a CTA Blue Line train at the Forest Park terminal escalated to the point where a 46-year-old Chicago woman stabbed another woman with a flathead screwdriver, police have reported.

Police were called to the terminal on March 14 at 1:42 a.m. According to the police report, both the victim and the alleged attacker agreed that the fight started after another passenger used the emergency knob to open the train car door – according to the victim, to let her get in. Pulling the knob automatically stops the train. The alleged attacker yelled at the passenger to leave the knob alone. Both parties said they knew each other from riding the train.

The  alleged attacker, a Chicago woman, claimed that the victim attacked her, and she was merely defending herself. The victim claimed that the alleged attacker pushed her first. Either way, the victim got stabbed near the eye. 

The alleged attacker was charged with one count of battery. The victim was taken to the Loyola Medical Center for treatment. 

Employee charged with theft

A Forest Park Walmart employee was charged with theft after allegedly taking $700 from the cash register.

While the theft itself took place on March 3, at around 10:39 p.m., the employee, a 25-year-old Chicago woman, wasn’t arrested until March 15, after Walmart completed its internal investigation.

The security camera video reportedly showed the woman taking two register tills into the “money room” office, where she removed cash and tucked it between white sheets of paper. The employee then reportedly folded that paper and tucked it into her front jeans pocket. The theft was discovered when Walmart employees realized that one of the registers was $700 short.

Sewer cover thefts

Three sewer covers were stolen throughout Forest Park on March 18. The thefts took place in the alley behind a house in the 900 block of Elgin Avenue. Two more sewer covers were missing from the 1000 block of Circle Avenue. Somebody also stole a sewer cover in nearby Oak Park, in the 900 block of Wisconsin Avenue.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, March 12-18, 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