A driver got dragged on the hood of a car and fell off at full speed after he tried to confront a driver who sideswiped his vehicle.

On June 10, at 5:14 p.m., the victim and his partner were driving his black 2017 Toyota Corolla. As they turned west onto the 7300 block of Madison Street from Marengo Avenue, they tried to pass a car with its hazard lights on. As they passed, a white 2012 Ford Edge passed the Corolla, sideswiping it and hitting the mirror. The Edge stopped at the Madison Street/Burkhardt Court intersection, and the driver of the Edge got out of his car. The victim pulled up to him, and the driver got back into his vehicle. The victim got out of the Corolla and tried to stop him from leaving, placing his hands on the hood of the Edge.

The Edge tried to go around the victim. When the victim tried to get in front of the car, the other driver accelerated, with the victim still on the hood. The victim got thrown off less than a minute later, and the Edge sped off west on Madison Street.

When the police arrived, the victim was bleeding from his head, face and arms. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. The license plate reader captured the Edge’s license place. The village sent the registered owner a hit and run letter, asking him to come to the station by the morning of June 20.

Bicycle thefts

Forest Park saw four separate instances of bicycles being stolen from garages in different parts of the village.

On June 5 at 11:28 a.m., a man living on Hannah Avenue went into his garage to get his bicycle, a chrome Retrospec Mantra, and discovered that it was missing. He said that, because he “doesn’t go into the garage that often,” he wasn’t sure how long it’s been missing.

On June 6, at around 9 a.m., a homeowner at Elgin Avenue checked the garage and noticed that her ex-husband’s bike, a black Giant-brand bicycle, was missing. She said that the bike was hanging from the garage rafters and locked with other bikes. The ex-husband said that he didn’t take the bike, and none of the owner’s other bikes were taken. 

On June 7 at 5:15 p.m., a woman living on Dunlop Avenue came home from work and discovered that her garage door was opened, and that her husband’s bicycle, a grey Giant Roam 2 Disc Hybrid, was missing. Her own bike was still in the garage. The woman said that, while she closed the garage door that morning, she wasn’t sure if it closed all the way. There were no signs of forced entry. 

On June 8, a woman living on Circle Avenue discovered that her black Trax bike was missing from the garage when she arrived home on June 8. She said that the garage hasn’t been locked in the past week. 

 These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, June 5-10, 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. 

Compiled by Igor Studenkov