Felony Theft, DUI, Food Thrown at Car: Police

River Forest and Forest Park police reports, Dec. 27-Jan. 3

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Friday, January 3


Police charged Eva Valerio, 44, of Chicago, with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a revoked license during a traffic stop near the intersection of Harlem and Augusta avenues around 2:10 a.m. She was charged with misdemeanor DUI.

Suspended License Arrest

Forest Park police charged Jared Ross, 21, of Oak Park, with driving on a suspended license, with suspended registration and without insurance during a traffic stop at the intersection of Harlem Avenue and 16th Street around 4 p.m. He was given a Feb. 11 court date and released. 

Thursday, January 2

$700 Stolen From River Forest Home

Someone stole $700 from a home in the 0-100 block of Franklin Avenue. The victim told police they believed the money was taken by a new cleaning crew. 

Tablet Stolen From Verizon

Someone stole a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 tablet from Verizon Wireless, 7261 W. Lake St., around 6:45 p.m. Police said the offender was described as a male in his 30s. The total estimated loss is $800, police said. 

Tuesday, December 31

Felony Retail Theft Arrest

Police charged Joseph Chamberlain, 25, of Lombard, with felony retail theft after he stole three bottles of vodka, worth about $116, from Jewel, 7525 W. Lake St., around 4 p.m.  

Monday, December 30

Felony Driving While License Revoked

Forest Park police charged Anthony Bowman, 46, of River Forest, with felony driving while license revoked during a traffic stop at the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Randolph Street around 4:45 p.m. Bowman told police he knew he had a suspended license because of a DUI conviction, but was taking his wife to the hospital. He was given a Feb. 2 court date and released. 

Sunday, December 29

Eggs, Food Thrown at Car

Someone threw eggs and other food items at a car in the 900 block of Park Avenue around 10:30 a.m.
Friday, December 27

Telephone Harassment 

A resident in the 400 block of William Street reported someone repeatedly called their home and used profanity around 12:40 p.m. 

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