By Nona Tepper
Heroin bust outside McDonald's
Police approached a Jeep Cherokee about 12:55 p.m. on Jan. 15 in the McDonald's parking lot, 420 Desplaines Ave. Officers report seeing the driver stuff an item down her shirt. Kathryn Olnhausen, 33, of Oakbrook Terrace, immediately began pleading with police not to arrest her since it was her son's birthday. A name check revealed she had a suspended license.
Police asked what she concealed in her shirt and she said nothing, continuing to fidget and plead with police not to arrest her. She agreed to have a female officer search her person. A policewoman arrived, searched Olnhausen and found a blue bag in her sweatshirt, which contained suspected heroin and narcotics.
She told police she started using narcotics about three months ago, and was on her way back home from Chicago, where she had bought the heroin.
Olnhausen received two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug equipment, suspended driver's license and an equipment violation.
Shots fired on Roosevelt
Police arrived at an apartment complex on the 8200 block of Roosevelt Road about 7 p.m. on Jan. 15, on a call that gunshots were fired.
A witness told police they heard gunshots coming from Miller Meadow. Another witness told police they heard gunshots and saw three subjects in the apartment courtyard.
Officers found five shell casings on the south side of 8280 Roosevelt Road.
Chicago man dead on Blue Line
The Forest Park Fire Department pronounced a Chicago man dead on the Blue Line at about 6:39 a.m. on Jan. 16. Police were initially called to the scene on a report that the man was unconscious. The K-9 supervisor said he found the victim lying face down in a train car. There was a woman with him who said she would take his belongings and was allowed to leave on arrival. The man was transported to Oak Park hospital, where a doctor pronounced him dead at 7:13 a.m. Hospital staff identified the man as a previous patient. The case is pending with the medical examiner.
Pace bus driver doused at station
A Chicago man threatened then threw water at a Pace bus driver at the Forest Park Blue Line station around 6:10 a.m. on Jan. 18. The driver told police the Chicago man attempted to pay just $1 to get on the bus at the intersection of Wolf Road and North Avenue in the city. When the driver said he needed to pay full fare, the Chicago man replied, "I'll spit on you, I'll slap the [expletive] out of you" and continued threatening her until they reached 711 Desplaines Ave. Before he left, the Chicago man allegedly threw water in her face, soaking her CTA uniform. The man denied doing so. He has received a misdemeanor battery charge, with a felony battery charge pending.
DUI driver rolls onto sidewalk
Police discovered a Jeep Cherokee with a torn bumper revving its engine on the sidewalk of the 1000 block of Desplaines Avenue about 2:46 a.m. on Jan. 20. Daniel Bates, 42, of Bartlett, handed officers an expired insurance card. A name check revealed his driver's license was revoked. Bates stepped out of the car, leaning on the driver's side door for support. He told police he had "a few Henny's," referring to Hennessy cognac. He failed his field sobriety tests.
The Jeep, which sustained "significant damage" to the front passenger side tire, rear passenger side tire, rear bumper and transmission, was towed. Bates was transported to the station, where he blew a blood alcohol content of 0.296, more than three times the legal limit. He received a felony charge of aggravated DUI, felony aggravated driving while license is revoked, as well as charges for operating an uninsured vehicle and improper lane usage.
DUI driver in three-car accident
Police responded to the intersection of Harlem and 16th Street, on a call that a three-vehicle accident had occurred. Officers spoke with a Sterling man who had been driving a Ford. The man told police he was driving west on 16th, made a wide turn and struck a Jeep Wrangler. The impact of the crash caused the Jeep to hit a Nissan Quest.
The man handed police his wallet, even though they had not asked for it. He said, "I'm not going to lie to you, I drank three to four Modelo beers." He was charged with two counts of DUI, improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed.
Teens take car
A Chrysler 300 was stolen from Thornton's Gas Station about 9:05 p.m. on Jan. 20. The driver left his vehicle running while he went into pay at 601 Harlem Ave. When he entered the store, the clerk told him his car was just stolen.
The clerk told police a group of teens had been hanging out at the gas station for about an hour, "waiting on their ride," and two of the teens got into the Chrysler 300 and drove southbound on Harlem. The rest of the group fled on foot.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Jan. 15-21, 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 Nona Tepper