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Doorbell camera captures apparent burglary attempt | Police reports Aug. 29-Sept. 8

September 10th, 2019 3:47 PM

By BOB UPHUES

Senior Editor

A doorbell equipped with a surveillance camera apparently captured an attempted burglary in which the offender made two attempts to break into a home in the 7700 block of Adams St. before giving up on Aug. 29 between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m.

The homeowner got a Ring doorbell alert on his smartphone, which showed video of a man walking up to the side door of the residence, attempt to open it and place his ear against the glass.

Police responded to the address after the homeowner called 911 to report a burglary in progress, and the offender walked across the street to stay out of sight of the responding units.

Officers located a Nicor employee several houses down, and left the area after interviewing him.

The homeowner received another Ring doorbell alert a short time later, showing the same alleged offender attempting to gain entry to the same door by pushing on it several times. The homeowner again called 911, but before police arrived the apparent burglar walked away through the bushes and into the railroad easement at the end of Adams Street.

 

Woman injured in rollover crash

Forest Park police cited a 39-year-old Addison man with leaving the scene of an accident, having no driver's license or insurance and failure to yield after he allegedly fled from a rollover crash that injured the driver of the other vehicle at the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Elgin Avenue on Sept. 2 at about 1 p.m.

According to the police report, the victim was headed eastbound on Roosevelt Road when her vehicle was hit by the offender, who was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Elgin Avenue from westbound Roosevelt Road.

The victim, a 34-year-old Chicago woman, had to be extricated from her 2003 Toyota and was taken to Loyola University Medical Center for treatment of what were described as non-life threatening injuries.

The offender reportedly drove from the scene, but a witness flagged down a police officer and pointed to the alley south of Roosevelt Road and west of Elgin Avenue, where the offender had stopped. He allegedly told police he left the scene of the crash because he was scared.

 

Aggravated battery

A 41-year-old Lyons man faces two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer, five counts of resisting arrest and criminal trespass after he allegedly punched two Forest Park police officers who tried to remove him from a Madison Street tavern on Sept. 7 at about 10:45 p.m.

Police responded to Angelo O'Leary's, 7522 Madison St., after a bartender called 911 to have Christopher S. Buck removed because he allegedly was very intoxicated and disturbing staff and other customers.

Police tried several times to convince Buck to leave or risk being arrested for trespassing, but Buck allegedly would not cooperate and squared off with fists raised in front of two officers.

As a male police officer took hold of Buck's right arm to escort him out, Buck reportedly punched a nearby female officer in the chin and then punched a male officer in the chest and then resisted attempts to arrest him before he could be subdued.

 

Creepy guy

A 51-year-old Berwyn man was issued a local ordinance ticket for disorderly conduct after allegedly making a pass at a 23-year-old woman near the entrance to Walmart, 1300 Desplaines Ave., on Sept. 5 at about 1:45 p.m.

The victim told police she was standing by the entrance to the store when the offender approached her and offered to shake her hand. No wanting to be rude, the victim shook the man's hand. At that time, the man allegedly pulled the victim closer to him, wrapped a leg around her and whispered something provocative.

The victim pulled away from the man and called police. The victim was given the option of signing a misdemeanor battery charge or a local ordinance violation, according to the police report. The victim chose the latter option.

It was reportedly the second time the man had "creeped out" someone at the store. The last time was on Jan. 1, police reported.

 

Bike stolen

Police responded to Walmart, 1300 Desplaines Ave., on Sept. 7 at about 5:55 p.m. after a 20-year-old Cicero man called to report that his bicycle, which had been parked outside the store, was missing.

The victim told police that he parked his white Trek Domane SL5 bike outside the store and was inside shopping for 15 to 20 minutes. The bike was chained to the bike rack, but the chain was simply wrapped around the bike and not locked.

According to the police report, the bike was valued at between $3,000 and $5,000.

 

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Aug. 29-Sept. 8, 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.