Forest Park police say an unknown man was able to obtain sensitive financial information about Madison Street’s business by posing as a police officer.
On June 9, at 5:56 p.m., the business landline received a call from a number that appeared “unknown” in the caller’s ID. When an officer picked up the phone, a man introduced himself as a police officer from the forest park, calling himself either “Officer Johnson” or “Officer Johansen.”
The man asked the employee to go somewhere private, told her that there was something deceptive in the business and that they should not accept cash, only credit cards until the end of the day.
After receiving her name and mobile phone number, her husband called her from a caller ID number “FOREST PRK VILL” and sent text messages to the non-police number of the Forest Park Police Department. urgent. The man said he did it so the officer could confirm he was a police officer.
He then called her cell phone from another number “without caller ID” and told her to take the money out of the register and count it. The man also asked her if there was another place to store the money, and she replied that they had a safe upstairs. He also asked her how many employees work in the store.
When the employee went upstairs to check the safe, she came across the owner of the store. She told the man she would tell her boss what was going on. The man wanted to talk to the owner, but quickly hung up.
The owner and the employee reported it to the police.
Police in Forest Park are helping to catch a robbery suspect
A police officer from Forest Park played a role in the arrest of a robbery suspect who led police from a number of agencies from Lombard all the way to Elmwood Park on June 11 at 7:10 p.m.
The suspect was racing east on I-290 in a black 2019 Jeep Wrangler, pursued by Illinois State Police and the Lombard and Villa Park Police Departments. Exit Maywood on 17th Avenue, head north on 5th Avenue, and head east on Madison Street.
An employee of Forest6 Park threw a lane with spikes on the road in block 7600 on Madison Street, dropping the tires of the car, which continued north on Haarlem Avenue and then through Oak Park.
The car’s tires broke as it veered west on Grand Avenue, eventually crashing into a tree in block 2500 on 74th Avenue in Elmwood Park.
The suspect was detained and transported to Gottlieb Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police also arrested two passengers. Police in Villa Park have charged the driver with fleeing and fleeing police.
A woman from Forest Park discovered that someone had hacked her account in the Walmart online store after noticing that her bank account had been exceeded.
The victim told police she was checking her bank account on June 7 when she noticed it was overflowing with $ 245.96. She then received a text message from Walmart stating that her order was ready to be taken to the Forest Park store, 1300 Desplaines Ave. The victim told police she did not place any orders.
After checking her Walmart account, she saw that the pick-up order was for groceries and that someone had ordered a 14-foot trampoline to be sent to her home address.
The victim contacted Walmart and was told that the order had been indicated to be taken by someone whose name he did not know. She asked Walmart to cancel the order, changed the password of her Walmart account and notified her bank of an unauthorized transaction.
These items were obtained from police reports submitted by the Forest Park Police Department on June 6-12 and are part of the incidents to which the police responded. Unless otherwise stated, everyone named in these reports is charged only with a crime. These cases have not been heard.
Compiled by Igor Studenkov