By Nona Tepper
Man stabbed near Miller Meadows
Police responded to Currie Motors, 8401 Roosevelt Road, about 4 p.m. on Sept. 17, on a report that a man had been stabbed. Officers found the victim standing nearby at the entrance of Miller Meadows, covered in blood with a large open wound on his arm. He was transported to Loyola Hospital.
Police saw a woman who matched the victim's description of his attacker — wearing a white shirt and dark pants — walking north through the parking lot at Proviso Math and Science Academy.
Officers approached the woman, telling her to stop, which she ignored. The officer saw fresh blood smears on her arms and stains on her shirt. The woman continued to ignore police commands to stop, dropping a backpack in the parking lot, and repeating that "he was choosing the wrong side" or "picking the wrong side." Police tased her twice and handcuffed her. The woman told police she had a knife in her bra. Cook County Forest Preserve took over the investigation.
Tinted windows turn up cannabis, cash
Police spotted a Honda Accord with overly tinted windows about 6:28 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Circle Avenue. Officers conducted a registration check on the car and learned that the owner, Christina Tenorio, 29, of Berwyn, had a felony warrant out for her arrest.
Officers curbed Tenorio on the 500 block of Jackson and smelled a strong odor of cannabis coming from the vehicle and a sandwich bag containing suspected cannabis in the cup holder of the center console.
Police handcuffed Tenorio, who told them she had cannabis in her vehicle. A search of the Honda uncovered a heat-seal bag containing marijuana, five vials of suspected cannabis extract, two vape cartridges containing suspect cannabis oil and three packages containing cannabis wax. Officers also found three cellphones and $644 in cash in the car.
Tenorio told police she suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and self-medicates with marijuana. She said she has a medical cannabis card but that it's too costly to purchase marijuana at a legal dispensary. She said she purchases large amounts from her dealer because it's cheaper.
After reviewing texts from her personal phone, police found numerous messages and photos that implied she was involved in narcotic sales. Police asked if she was a big-time dealer or just trying to make extra money for her and her girlfriend. Tenorio replied "Yeah, that's it," and then quickly added that she doesn't sell cannabis.
She was charged with delivery/manufacture of cannabis over 30gm.
Chase leads officers all over interstate
Officers spotted a Lincoln Continental with overly-tinted windows about 6:10 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Circle Avenue.
Police made a U-turn to catch up to the Lincoln, which turned onto Desplaines Avenue. As officers approached the vehicle, the driver quickly switched from the right lane into the left lane and stopped at a red light at 711 Desplaines Ave. When police pulled behind the car with their lights flashing, the Lincoln blasted through the red light and continued onto I-290, nearly striking cars stopped on the on-ramp to the highway.
The Lincoln drove along the shoulder of the on-ramp, disobeyed the timed red light, and entered the interstate. The vehicle cut across all the lanes of traffic and started driving on the left shoulder. It exited the highway at First Avenue.
At that point the officers terminated the chase and contacted Maywood Police.
Three apartments broken into
Sometimes between 7:05 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 21, someone broke into an apartment building on the 100 block of Elgin, forced open the doors of the first, second and third floor apartments and ransacked the units. Renters said they would contact police with a list of missing items.
Backpack stolen at McDonald's
Between 6 and 7:24 p.m. on Sept. 21, two men stole a forgotten backpack at McDonald's, according to surveillance footage. The victim realized he forgot his backpack at 420 Desplaines Ave., and told police the backpack contained a check for $1,021, two chargers, an asthma pump and a silver harmonica.
Thief breaks into locker
At some point between 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Sept. 17, someone broke into a man's locker in a business on the 7300 block of Harrison and stole a pair of gloves, $500 in cash, a resident ID card, Sears card, Target card, JC Penny card, Best Buy card and Home Depot card.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Sept. 17-23, 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