River Forest police finally nabbed an alleged Latin King gang member from Melrose Park who had been on the department's radar for almost a month after eluding police by using phony blue and red flashing cab lights in this 2001 BMW and a mechanical device that covered his back license plate.
Oak Park cops Friday nabbed two Chicago residents allegedly involved with the disappearance of holiday packages from the porches of Oak Park houses in the 800 block of Linden Avenue, the 900 and 1000 block of North Elmwood Avenue and the 1100 block of North Euclid Avenue last week.
A Forest Park man has sued the River Forest police for allegedly altering a police report and manipulating a lineup during its investigation of a July 2010 armed robbery for which he spent 894 days in jail before being found not guilty.
An Oak Park man was approached in the 1200 block of North Austin Boulevard around 11:30 p.m., Nov. 20, by five men. One asked him if he had any weed for sale. When the victim responded no, one offender punched him in the face and the victim dropped his iPhone and fled. Total estimated loss was $250.
An unknown man, roughly 18 years old, approached a 40-year-old man around 3 p.m. in the first block of Pleasant Avenue, Nov. 10, displayed a black handgun and said, "What's good?" The victim struck the offender who fled.