By Nona Tepper
Two homes broken into, burglarized
Between 2 p.m. on Nov. 3 and 6:52 p.m. on Nov. 4, someone broke into a home on the 800 block of Lathrop, taking four bottles of prescription medications; two wedding rings; a class ring; a gold money clip; a silver medal; four silver bracelets valued at $200; three bottles of alcohol; six bottles of wine; foreign currency worth $60; tools; $200 cash; and two hard drives. In the basement, the victim said he was missing an acoustic guitar and mixing board. He also said he was missing a copy of his house keys. Officers noticed the rear window of the home was open, and the screen ripped. From the garage, someone took a Craftsman gas-powered blower, a trimmer and a battery.
Sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 29, someone broke into a home on the 200 block of Rockford and took approximately $50 worth of loose change. The victim told police he did not lock the rear porch door.
Thief rides off with bike
Between Oct. 17 and 9:58 a.m. on Oct. 27, someone stole a Signature-brand bike from a home on the 900 block of Troost. The victim told police the bicycle was not locked, and was parked underneath the home's back porch.
License plate lifted
Sometime between 3 and 8 p.m. on Nov. 1, someone stole a temporary license plate from a Nissan Altima parked at the Forest Park Plaza mall, 7610 Roosevelt Road.
Wallet stolen while in line for the bus
A Chicago man told police someone stole his wallet as he was waiting for a PACE bus about 10:43 a.m. on Oct. 31 at 711 Desplaines Ave. The victim said he was waiting in line to pay his fare while a woman argued with the bus driver. He believes it was during that time someone stole his wallet, which contained his state ID, social security card, County Care health insurance card and two debit cards.
Honda broken into
At some point between 10:45 and 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 27, someone broke into a Honda parked at Walmart, 1300 Desplaines Ave. The owner, from Elmwood Park, told police someone stole a pair of shoes, two Visa gift cards worth a total value of $1,500, two pairs of diamond earrings, two gold chains and two gold charms. The victim told police he locked his doors, but that they were unlocked when he returned to vehicle.
Brick thrown through bedroom windows
A man was lying in bed when someone threw a brick through his bedroom window on the 1100 block of Harlem about 7:20 p.m. on Nov. 1, causing glass to fly across the room and strike him. The victim suffered a minor laceration to his knee but refused medical attention.
During the same time frame, someone also threw a brick through another bedroom window in the same building.
Public indecency on the Blue Line
A CTA employee told police a man peed on a wall and started fondling himself in front of her about 2:15 a.m. on Nov. 2 at the Forest Park Blue Line Station, 711 Desplaines Ave. The Maywood man was cited for public indecency.
Prescription meds stolen from Walmart
A Brookfield man fled Walmart, 1300 Desplaines Ave., about 5 p.m. on Oct. 31, after stealing multiple boxes of prescription medications. A Berwyn police officer spotted a man who matched the suspect's description riding his bike at the intersection of 15th and Wenonah in Berwyn. The officer curbed the man and found several boxes of prescription medications in his backpack, valued at more than $360 total. Police also called emergency medical services because the man was complaining that he had trouble breathing.
Walmart security arrived on the scene and positively identified the Brookfield man as the thief. The suspect was cited for retail theft and transported to the Rush Oak Park Hospital's emergency room for a psychiatric evaluation.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Oct. 29-Nov.5, 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