Nike shoes stolen at knife threat


A man reported that his Nike shoes were stolen at knife threat by two offenders, a man and a woman, on the blue line on June 2 at 1:13 a.m.

Broken car window and stolen candy

The small rear window of a car in the 7500 block of Harrison Street was smashed and the suspect (s) entered between May 30 and June 2 at 6:45 am The interior of the car was ransacked, but the owner said the only thing missing appeared to be a center console candy.

Man threatened after standing escort

A man who had paid a woman to meet him for “sexual favors” via Snapchat, but who apparently did not meet the woman, called the police on June 3 when he began receiving threats via WhatsApp. The threats said he wasted the escorts’ time and included violent photographs of, according to the police report, beheaded heads, for example. “This is what will happen to you and your family,” accompanied the photos.

Stolen car

A car was found missing on June 3 shortly before 6 a.m. at the back of a residence in block 900 on Avenue Ferdinand. The owner said he had both sets of keys and did not allow anyone to take the vehicle.

Two rowdy funerals

Seven vehicles and the House of Branch Funeral Home received police tickets for a raucous funeral procession that passed through town on May 28 at 2:37 p.m. Forest Park Police had been alerted by Oak Park Police that ‘a large and unruly funeral procession was on its way. in the city. Forest Park police have intercepted the funeral at Harlem Avenue and Jackson Boulevard; they allegedly told the driver of the funeral director’s vehicle, who was leading the procession, that they were ordering the funeral to proceed through town on I-290. The funeral director refused, however, and the procession continued along Harrison Street. Police observed vehicles with people hanging from sunroofs and windows and moving through oncoming traffic “regardless of the innocent driving public.”

On June 3, owners of five cars received local reckless driving orders during a rowdy funeral procession on Jackson Boulevard at around 1:50 p.m. on multiple lanes. Tickets were mailed to offenders.

Pizza in the oven because of the smoke

Police and the Forest Park Fire Department were called when smoke billowed from an apartment in the 7300 block of Dixon Street on June 1 at 11:55 a.m. They located the source of the smoke, which was a burnt pizza in the oven. The occupant was sleeping in the room afterwards, he said, worked late and did not hear the knocking on his front door.

Police administer Narcan after heroin overdose

Police were called to a residence on the 300 block of Lathrop Avenue on May 28 at 4:18 a.m. with a suspected heroin overdose. The victim was on the couch with labored breathing and other signs of a possible overdose. The agents administered Narcan and Sternal Friction. Paramedics arrived, took over medical treatment and transported the man to hospital.

Parking punch

A man said he walked through the 7-Eleven parking lot at 7749 Roosevelt Road when an unknown suspect approached him and asked him to use his phone on May 28 at 1:28 pm The victim refused. then the suspect would have become angry and started calling. him names. When the victim drove to 7-Eleven for help, the suspect allegedly punched her in the neck, got into a green Mustang and drove off.

Man robbed at gunpoint

A man told police he was robbed at gunpoint on the 600 block of Harlem Avenue on May 29 at 2:18 a.m. The victim said he handed over his flip phone and wallet, which contained around $ 150. Police searched the area but could not find the suspect.

Disfigured CTA train

At around 6 p.m. on May 29, a CTA employee reported graffiti on a train car at 1 Harlem Avenue.

Driver’s car Door Dash stolen

At 1:07 a.m. on May 30, a Door Dash driver’s car was picked up during a delivery. The driver said he left the keys in the ignition to deliver food to a location on the 400 block of Desplaines Avenue and an unknown suspect got into his car and drove her.

Drums at Dunkin Donuts

Police were called to Dunkin Donuts, 7200 Circle Ave., after one customer allegedly hit another, though their stories varied. The victim said she was inside the store shopping for food when the perpetrator, who was also in the store, started asking her for money and food. The victim said he refused, and the suspect called him a racist and punched him in the face. The assailant told police he demanded money and hit the man, but only after the man hit him with his bag. Witnesses said the offender was standing very close to the victim, asking for money, and the victim did not hit the offender before being hit and was just trying to get away from him.

Ransomware attack

Police were called to Sync Communications, Inc., 7238 Roosevelt Rd., To meet with the company’s vice president, human resources manager and an IT employee on June 1 due to a ransomware attack. . About two months ago, the company announced that it had installed a new ransomware protection program. On May 27, the system alerted them that one of their customers had changed their banking information, which Sync Communications staff thought was suspicious. They then received a message that their network had been infected and their client’s financial files and other data were now encrypted with ransomware. If Sync did not pay violators $ 25,000, the price of the ransom would be doubled. If Sync still refused to pay, the private data would be leaked. The ransomware is believed to have started on the computer of a former employee who recently left the company but still has a company-supplied laptop at home. Sync said they will attempt to recover this computer for more information.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department from May 28 to June 3 and represent some of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise noted, anyone named in these reports has only been charged with one felony. These cases have not been tried.

Compiled by Maria Maxham


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