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River Forest Police Blotter: Man Arrested for Fondling Woman's Thigh

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

Retail Theft Arrest: Darren L. Lattimore, 39, of Country Club Hills, was charged with felony retail theft May 7 for attempting to take $319.74 worth of Nicoderm CQ from Jewel-Osco, 7525 Lake St., without paying for it, police said.  

Bicycle Theft: An unlocked 21-speed bicycle was stolen May 7 from a rack at Roosevelt Middle School, 7560 Oak St. The owner told police he left it at school and returned to get it after he and friends went to the movies. Estimated value was $229.

Theft: An iPhone was stolen May 8 when a student at Concordia University, 7400 Augusta St., left it at the front desk at Koenecke Community Center, where he worked, transported equipment to another building and returned to retrieve it. Estimated loss was $400.

Battery Arrest: Joseph D. Barney, 39, of Chicago, was charged with misdemeanor battery May 9, after he fondled the thigh of a passenger on a westbound Metra train, police said. The victim told police she got on the westbound train in downtown Chicago and that the offender sat next to her in the sparsely-occupied railroad car. The offender held a newspaper in such a way that it repeatedly brushed against the victim’s thigh, but as the train approached the River Forest station he abruptly fondled her left inner-thigh with his open hand before getting up and exiting the train at the River Forest platform. The victim immediately reported the incident to a conductor who flagged down a second conductor, and the conductors then detained the man until police arrived, police said.

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