River Forest Police Blotter: Two More Thefts at Concordia

The following information was supplied by the River Forest Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

DUI Arrest: Romeo Drabo, 28, of Chicago, was charged with drunken driving after an April 16 traffic stop in the 2200 block of North Oak Park Avenue, police said. He also was charged with reckless driving, speeding and running a stop light, police said.

Residential Burglary: Approximately $600 in change was stolen sometime between March 10 and April 15 from two different spots in a home in the 500 block of Clinton Place. Entry was gained by breaking a basement window. The change was located in a metal container in the closet and in a dresser drawer.

Criminal Damage to Property: A tree limb fell on a 2010 Toyota Camry, damaging the rear bumper, trunk and spoiler of the car parked in the 1100 block of Keystone Avenue.

Domestic Battery Arrest: Gerald M. Redmond, 55, of Forest Park, was charged with domestic battery April 16 after a verbal argument between him and two siblings became violent, police said. The disturbance took place in a condominium in the 400 block of Ashland Avenue.

Warrant Arrest: Anthony L. Pruden, 34, of River Forest, was arrested April 17 for violation of a condition of dispatch out of Cook County, police said. An officer responded to a call in the 1500 block of Harlem Avenue from a resident who asked to have her boyfriend removed from her apartment and found that the boyfriend was wanted for an outstanding warrant for violating probation on a charge of driving on a suspended license, police said.

Burglary: Two microphones were stolen April 17 from the sanctuary at St. Vincent Ferret Church, 7559 North Ave. There was no sign of forced entry to the church. The loss was estimated at $400.

Theft: About $50 worth of gasoline was stolen April 17 when a man in a BMW with no registration plates, pumped the gas at the Mobil Mart, 754 N. Harlem Ave., and sped off west on Chicago Avenue without paying.

Warrant Arrest: Richard A. Barnes, 51, of Hillside, was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Cook County for contempt of court, police said. An officer on patrol saw a westbound motorcycle on Chicago Avenue that, according to the state computer system, was owned by a man wanted by the county. The officer pulled over the cycle at Chicago and 6th avenues in Maywood.

Theft: An iPhone and a gym bag containing a cell phone, keys and clothing were stolen April 19 in two different thefts that took place during an open gym night activity at Concordia University, 7400 Augusta St. Total loss was $600. The had been hit by a rash of thefts that took place last year in offices and the parking garage. This year a was stolen in January from an unlocked locker in the basement of the school's Kretzman Music Building;a projector was swiped from an unlocked classroom at Addison Hall in February.

Soliciting Without a Permit: Two men who claimed to live in town were charged with soliciting without a permit April 20 after residents complained that they were aggressively selling magazine subscriptions door to door, police said. Christopher Leonard Scholz, 25, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Dakota Braxton Marks, 19, of Kansas City, Mo., were picked up in the 1200 block of William Ave., their materials were confiscated and a check fraudulently obtained from a resident was returned, police said.

Marijuana Possession: Darren M. Finley, 26, of Forest Park, was charged with possession of cannabis April 21 after a traffic stop in the 7900 block of Madison Street, police said. He was also charged with improper display of registration, driving on a suspended license, driving without insurance and driving an unlicensed auto, police said.

Theft: A 26-inch locked and chained girls’ bicycle was stolen May 22 from behind a home in the 7700 block of Madison Street. Estimated loss was $249.


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