River Forest police catch repeat 'peeping tom'


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By Megan Dooley

Staff Reporter

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.

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Posted: May 16th, 2014 12:49 PM

this person was arrest for doing this at my home 25 years ago. That was the first time he was caught. He's been doing it ever since. I don't care what a great guy some of you think he is. Try having him "peep" on one of your teenage daughters and let me know what a great guy he is then. He should be behind bars. He's been arrested at least 4 times for this over 25 years.


Posted: April 15th, 2014 11:20 AM

Yikes, didnt notice the date, his buddy Drew brought this back from the dead, maybe he has kept his nose clear for 3 years and all is well?

joe from south oak park  

Posted: April 15th, 2014 11:16 AM

good observation Mr. Hammond. I didn't notice the necropostia and thought that this was a new article.

David Hammond from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: April 15th, 2014 11:12 AM

Odd that this conversation, based on an article and a last post from 2011, has been resurrected.

joe from south oak park  

Posted: April 15th, 2014 11:10 AM

I think he looks a bit like Dan Aykroyd. http://blu.stb.s-msn.com/i/75/BCDAE9C2C579B1E2AA164E1EC07D.jpg But seriously, this guy needs help before something bad happens. If he tries this on a more aggressive home owner, he might be in for some trouble before the police arrive... Not that i would condone anything like that, but that sort of thing does happen.

Bill Dwyer  

Posted: April 15th, 2014 10:44 AM

From the Feb. 12, 2013 RB Landmark: Serial peeping Tom arrested in North Riverside. 50-year-old man has history of prior incidents during past decade.---- Myslicki is scheduled to be released from prison April 17, after his second prison sentence. Perhaps those who express such love and loyalty will demand and see to it that he gets the help he so clearly needs?

OP Transplant  

Posted: April 15th, 2014 10:32 AM

For a peeping tom, the guy inspires a lot of personal loyalty. I suspect, though, that any women or girls who live in that house might not describe him in such positive terms. A "great, kind hearted person"? Really?


Posted: April 15th, 2014 8:30 AM

Drew, I feel for you but its not wrong to "judge without knowing who the man truly is", he is and will be judged by the actions he is commiting, unless there are some unseen circumstances in his life that are leading him to peep then his visible actions will be how he is viewed by the public. It sounds like he was given a chance by the police several times since he is a repeat offender


Posted: April 14th, 2014 11:37 PM

You will never see anything violent or sadistic coming from this man... I guarantee that. I love him to death, and stand by him no matter what. All that is being shown is the wrong that he's done. He should be praised for all the good he's done on this earth. Give this man a chance, he is smart, intelligent, gentle, and kind hearted. It's hard not to judge, but as humans we all make mistakes. We all have to overcome our issues, and I am truly confident that he will overcome his demons.


Posted: April 14th, 2014 11:32 PM

Steve is a great, kind hearted person who would never hurt a soul. He would never rape or touch anybody inappropriately. He made some mistakes, but he's accomplished great things as well. He has been a friend to many people with illnesses and has given them hope. We all have our addictions, whether to drugs, alcohol, codependence, food, etc... It's wrong to judge without knowing who the man truly is. We all go through hard times, and he is paying for what he's done, and harshly at that.

john from darien, illinois  

Posted: September 30th, 2011 5:46 PM

i totally agree with you Nancy...my cousin steve is not a bad man, very wsick though, and if not caught, rape might of been the next tragedy...

Nancy from Yorkville  

Posted: August 20th, 2011 2:58 PM

The guy needs therapy before he graduates to even more serious felonies. Most of these guys start out this way peeping around and then that is not enough of a thrill and they go on to more serious offenses against women!

john from niemiro  

Posted: August 18th, 2011 7:04 AM

Wow...having a hard time with this one...NEVER would of even remotely thought he was possible of this....I am his cousin.....wow....

Garage karate from I avoid them  

Posted: August 15th, 2011 3:09 PM

That guy is president of our bookclub...allegedly.

T.J. from OP  

Posted: July 27th, 2011 8:57 PM

Mr. Potato Head maybe. Matthew Perry not so much.

Violet Aura  

Posted: July 27th, 2011 2:22 PM

LOL- that's because of the charges against him. If WJ had a story that he is hosting a fundraiser for flood victims in TN, you'd think he looks like a kind-hearted soul...


Posted: July 27th, 2011 2:02 PM

He just looks like a weirdo to me.

Violet Aura  

Posted: July 27th, 2011 1:56 PM

OMG! He SO looks like Matthew Perry from "Friends!" LOL! Dang! I have been walking sans clothing after my evening shower in front of the picture window. Note to self: quit it!

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