Two CTA employees working at the Forest Park CTA terminal got into a fight on the early afternoon of June 16 after one of the employees complained about her work schedule.

The employee reportedly came into the office at around 1:12 p.m. and complained about her work schedule. The argument escalated, and, according to a CTA employee who witnessed the incident, the employee pushed the other as she was sitting in the chair, and she pushed back. Witnesses separated the two before the fight could escalate. 

The officer responding to the incident decided that, since both parties were “mutual combatants,” neither party should be charged. The complainant got upset that the other wasn’t arrested, but she reportedly calmed down, and said she appreciated the officers for hearing her out.

Car theft

A red 2021 Kia Sedan was stolen from the parking lot of the Forest Park Walmart, 1300 Desplaines Ave., on the afternoon of June 19.

The vehicle owner arrived at the store around 2:30 p.m. He headed toward the store, briefly returned to grab his credit card, and went inside Walmart. The victim said he wasn’t sure if he locked the vehicle.

When he came back around 20 minutes later, the Kia was gone.

The Oak Park Police Department got a call about reckless driving involving a car matching the Kia’s description in the area south of Garfield Street. It was later spotted on a traffic camera in Chicago, heading north on Harlem Avenue through the Wellington Avenue intersection around 3:02 p.m. 

Bicycle thefts

Hannah Avenue saw two separate bicycle thefts on Hannah Avenue — one overnight on June 14-15 and one on the evening of June 18. 

In the first incident, the owner left her blue Next Breakpoint Pro brand bicycle in her backyard. On the morning of June 15 around 8 a.m., she noticed that her home’s backyard gate was open, and the bicycle was missing. 

In the second incident, the owner’s black Trek 820-brand bicycle was stolen from his garage, and the grey JBL brand speaker was missing from the table in his backyard. The victim noticed that the backyard gate was open around 7 p.m., but didn’t see anything missing until half an hour later. 

While his home had front and back security cameras, neither of them captured any intruders. 

Attempted theft

A perpetrator allegedly tried to take cash from a register of the Forest Park Walgreens store at 7200 Roosevelt Road, but the cashier slammed the cash register shut before the thief could take anything. 

On June 16 at 11:35 a.m., the man came into the store and filled a shopping cart with merchandise. At the register, he reached across the counter to try to snatch some money out. The cashier closed the register, and the man ran out of the store, fleeing south on Harlem Avenue.

The Walgreens security camera wasn’t working, so there’s no recorded footage of the incident.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, June 13-19, 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