On the morning of November 28, a 49-year-old Hillside man allegedly threatened to kill an auto mechanic at a Walmart at 1300 Desplaines Avenue.
The suspect arrived at the store’s auto department around 7:00 a.m. and asked for an oil change. The victim handled the request and went to help another customer. The man yelled at the victim and the two got into an argument. Security cameras caught the suspect pulling out a pocketknife. The victim said the Hillside man threatened to kill him, at which point the victim left and called the store manager.
The suspect reached out via text message and admitted to arguing with the victim and took out a knife, claiming it was in self-defense. .
The suspect was subsequently arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
Robbers broke into the St. Bernardine Catholic Church at 7246 Harrison Street in the early hours of November 28 and stole approximately $100 from the church’s donation box.
A church clergyman told police that when he entered the building around 5:30 a.m., he found the back door of the church had been forced open from the inside and the door window was broken. When he and the church priest inspected the building, they found that three collection boxes had been broken open.
A subsequent search revealed that the washroom window had been broken. Responding officers speculated that this was how the thief broke into the church. The burglar left footprints outside the window.The church maintenance his engineer had planned to check security his camera footage, but that information was not available at the time of the report.
recover stolen car
A black 2014 Hyundai sedan parked in the 800 block of Ferdinand Avenue was recovered in Berkeley on December 4 at approximately 3:45 pm.
The victim received a call from his son-in-law and a call from the Berkeley Police Department saying that the vehicle had been found in the village on Block 1400 of Taft Avenue with the rear driver’s side window broken. The last time the victim saw the car was around 2pm.
The vehicle was towed to Hillside Powers Towing.
Continuous tire cutting
Two cars parked at 210 Circle Avenue slashed tires on the night of December 4 in the same block that has had five tire slashes since October 21.
On November 23rd, the owner of a purple 2018 Toyota RAV4 discovered that some of the tires had been cut. On November 27, someone cut off all four of his tires on his 2018 Ford Sedan and his 2014 Chevrolet his Impala overnight. Both incidents occurred on his 200 block on Circle Ave.
This time, the tires of a gray 2016 Honda sedan and a gray 2019 Jeep Cherokee were ripped overnight. In both cases, both the front and rear wheels on the driver’s side of the vehicle were severed. Police are reviewing security footage from cameras installed in response to the previous tire thrashing, but no results were available at the time of the report.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department between November 28th and December 4th, and represent some of the cases that police have responded to. Unless otherwise specified, persons named in these reports have only been charged with crimes. These cases have not been adjudicated.
Edited by Igor Studenkov