The owner of Nobs Towing, 1510 Hannah Ave., come to work on the morning of April 7 to find that the building had no water – because someone filled the valve that supplied the water with concrete.

Nobs’ own security cameras captured the area just north of the valve. At the time of the report, the owner said he would review the footage to see if it caught anything connected to the incident. The responding officers believed that Tri-Star Gymnastics, which is located north of Nobs Towing, at 1401 Circle Ave. has a security camera that could have captured the incident. The officers were unable to get a response from the business at the time of the report.

Nobs Towing owner estimated that it would cost approximately $500 to dig out, remove and replace the valve. 

Attempted burglary from vehicle

Two teens allegedly tried to steal a work truck, a white 2018 Chevrolet CK11500 parked in front of a home at the 1000 block of Hannah Avenue, but the owner spotted them just in time.

The victim said that, on April 7 at 3:10 p.m., he spotted a gold Nissan Murano drive up next to his truck and park. Two teens wearing black clothing got out of the truck, and the victim noticed one of them carrying bolt cutters. The victim said he saw the teens check out the lock. He ran outside and yelled at the teens to leave. The teens ran back to their car and drove off, heading south on Hannah Avenue before turning east on Filmore Street. 

Oak Park police officers on patrol spotted the Nissan near Ridgeland Avenue, traveling east on Garfield Street. They tried to pull the car over, and the car fled. It was last seen heading east on the Eisenhower Expressway near Austin Boulevard.


The franchisee owner of the Domino’s Pizza location at 7658 Madison St. discovered that somebody went into the store and stole money from the safe.

The victim didn’t discover the incident until the morning of April 2. According to the security camera footage, the burglar used the key to get into the restaurant on March 31, typed in a combination to open the safe and left the restaurant with the cash. At the time, the victim didn’t know how much money was stolen. 

At the time of the report, the police were working to retrieve security footage for more detailed analysis.

Rowdy funeral

Three Chicagoans were cited for contributing to a rowdy funeral procession that arrived at Forest Home Cemetery on April 8, at around 12:30 p.m.

The drivers of a black 2015 Ford sedan, a white 2019 Chrysler Sebring and a white 2019 Chevrolet of unknown model allegedly allowed their passengers to climb out the windows and dance on the top of moving vehicles. All three drivers were cited for violating village ordinances. 

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, April 2-9, 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