By Megan Dooley
An alleged peeping tom with a background of similar offenses has been tracked down and arrested by River Forest police.
Steven Myslicki, 48, of the 8000 block of Lake, was arrested and charged with felony disorderly conduct, stemming from an incident that occurred on July 17.
River Forest police were called to a home on the 1400 block of Jackson at approximately 10:30 p.m. for a reported break-in. The resident who made the 911 call had also confronted a man he later identified as Myslicki outside of his home. The resident told police that Myslicki fled the scene, heading west on Greenfield from Jackson.
In the course of the investigation, it was determined that Myslicki had been hiding in some bushes to conceal himself while he peered into a first-floor window of the victim's residence. No break-in or burglary had occurred.
"We know that he is not a burglar," said River Forest Police Sgt. Michael Thornley. "But we know him for other things because he has prior convictions."
Thornley did not elaborate on the specifics of those convictions but said they were similar in nature to the current charge, which prompted police to upgrade the charge to a felony.
He added that some of Myslicki's multiple prior offenses were committed in River Forest and some elsewhere.
Myslicki appeared at the Cook County Courthouse in Maywood for a bond hearing on July 20. His bond was set at $500,000.