By Nona Tepper
Spitting-mad inmate charged with aggravated battery
As police prepared Tyrone Rice, 37, of Chicago, for bond court about 6:50 a.m. on June 27 at Village Hall, 517 Desplaines Ave., Rice, 37, of Chicago, who had been arrested, entered the booking room and told officers, "I ain't going nowhere without a phone call." Police told him he could make a call when they arrived at Maybrook Courthouse.
Rice became irate and pushed police away with his back and struck an officer in the face with his elbow. When police forced him to the ground in an effort to handcuff him, Rice spit on an officer's left leg. He then told police he threatened them and issued a series of other expletives. He spit again, and struck the same officer's right leg. Police handcuffed him and forced a "spit mask" over his head.
Escorted back to his cell, he managed to spit through his mask and hit the same officer on the cheek and shoulder. Rice was charged with aggravated battery, as well as resisting a police officer.
Minus license, driver fails to signal
Police observed a car change lanes without signaling at 5:11 a.m. on June 28 on the 700 block of Harlem Avenue. They curbed the Mazda MPV and approached the driver, Adam Lumpp, 25, of La Porte, Indiana, who told police he has never had a driver's license, did not have insurance and was a "habitual traffic violator" due to seven previous citations for Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
He was charged with felony aggravated driving with a suspended license, along with citations for failure to signal lane change, expired registration, improper use of registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
Burglar rides off with car
A man's car was stolen after he stepped inside 7-Eleven for 10 minutes on June 30.
The Chicago man, 32, told police he stopped at 205 Harlem Ave. about 9:25 p.m. to buy a bottle of water. When he walked outside 10 minutes later, his Toyota Camry was gone.
The victim told police he left his vehicle running with the keys in the ignition.
Exposure on the Blue Line
A Broadview woman riding the CTA Blue Line reported a man exposed himself at 6:19 p.m. on June 24.
She said she heard movement and noises coming from the Chicago man sitting across from her, looked up and saw the 47-year-old masturbating. She reported him to Oak Park police, who had been working a security detail at the Forest Park Blue Line stop, 711 Desplaines Ave., and the officer detained the man, who admitted he exposed himself to the woman then started sobbing. He was charged with public indecency.
Registration check reveals cash, cannabis
Police conducted a random car registration check at 6:08 p.m. on June 27at the intersection of Harlem Avenue and I-290 and found that the driver's license was suspended.
The driver, a 29-year-old Franklin Park man, handed police his passport as proof of identification and reportedly told officers he knew his license was suspended and that he had cannabis in the Chevrolet Trailblazer.
A search revealed $1,100 in cash. The man said he didn't know who the money belonged to. Three bags of marijuana were recovered from the car, and he was charged with driving with a suspended license, possession of cannabis 30 grams and under, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
Thief lifts package
A man reported a package stolen from his building lobby at 5:36 p.m. on June 24.
Surveillance camera footage captured a man taking the package — which contained a golf watch valued at $127 — from his building lobby on the 300 block of Circle Avenue at approximately 10:10 a.m.
Oak Park police apprehended a Forest Park man, 44, whom they believed just committed a package theft in their town. A search of the man recovered the golf watch.
The man was charged with burglary.
Thief takes tools
Sometime between 10 p.m. on June 27 and 5 a.m. on June 28, someone stole three chainsaws and two weed whackers from Silverman and Weiss, 1303 Desplaines Ave. The chainsaws were valued between $500 and $700 each, and the weed whackers were estimated at $220.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, June 24-30, 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.