Crime Blotter, Oct. 2

By Melissa Ramirez

October 2, 2013

Bike Theft Report- At 10:31 a.m. on Sept. 17, River Forest police were called to Dominick’s at 7501 W. North Ave. in response to the theft of an unlocked Schwinn bike taken from the bike rack in front of the store. There were no witnesses and a check of the area did not reveal any leads.

Theft Report- At 2:12 p.m. on Sept.17, a police officer responded to a theft of firearms in the 100 block of Gale Avenue.. The complainant informed the officers that a family member may have taken the weapon and sold it to an unknown person. Attempts to get in contact with the suspected family member were unsuccessful.

Warrant/Possession of a Controlled Substance Arrest- At 9:05 p.m. on Sept. 18, a police officer observed a subject acting suspicious and approaching customers near the Whole Foods Market, at 7245 W. Lake St. A field interview revealed that the subject, Willie Fields 59-years-old of 5137 W. Washington Blvd.  ,Chicago, was wanted on an active possession of controlled substance warrant. Fields was taken into custody and picked up by Chicago Police Department for further investigation.

Theft Arrest- At about 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 19, a student’s backpack and laptop was stolen after the student left his items unattended in the University cafeteria. An investigation revealed that Eddie A. Thompson, a 45-years-old cafeteria employee from Oak Park, was observed near the student’s belongings before it was discovered missing. The laptop’s internal tracker displayed the location to be at Thompson’s ex-wife’s residence. The laptop was recovered. Thompson was taken into custody on probable cause and charged with theft.

Underage Consumption of Alcohol- At about 1:40 a.m. on Sept. 21, a police officer observed a suspicious individual walking near the intersection of Lathrop Avenue and Lake Street. The police officer approached the individual who began to run. The individual was Chance J. Emlund, a 19-year-old from Chicago and a Dominican. Emlund was found by police hiding in a yard on the 500 block of Lathrop. The police officer cited Emlund with a local ordinance for underage consumption by a person under 21.