Here are a few of the stranger cases we’ve come across while researching stories for CWBChicago:
|Stegeman | CPD|
• Police say 28-year-old Jacob Stegeman became upset as he left the Town Hall District station at 850 West Addison around 2:30 p.m. on June 29. He kicked the station’s front door, kicked a cement barrier in front of the station, then pulled the garbage bag out of a trash can and tossed it onto the ground, according to a police report. He wasn’t arrested. At least he wasn’t until he returned to the scene with “a large Circle K Slushie” that he poured onto the windshield of a patrol car in front of the station and then threw the empty cup at the vehicle, according to police. Stegeman then picked up a nearby traffic cone and threw that at the cruiser, too, police said. He was taken into custody and charged with reckless conduct and littering.
|Jovicic | CPD|
• A CTA passenger asked Aleksander Jovicic to move his car out of a bus stop in the 3900 block of North Ashland around 8:20 p.m on June 15 because the man’s bus was arriving. The passenger told police that Jovicic, 28, flipped him off and stayed right where he was. The man threw a sandwich at Jovicic’s car and prepared to board the bus. That’s when Jovicic got out and beat the man up, the victim said. He returned to the car and came back with a lug nut wrench that he used to batter the victim again, police said. Jovicic, who lives in California, was charged with battery after the victim refused to pursue felony charges.
|Tolbert | CPD|
• In other CTA news: A 35-year-old South Holland man apparently tried to drive off with a CTA bus as it sat idle between runs at a Boystown bus turn-around. Police said they found Anthony Tolbert in the driver’s seat of the bus with the keys in the ignition and the engine running around 1:15 a.m. on June 23 in the 700 block of West Belmont. Officers peeled him out of the bus, and he has been charged with criminal trespass to vehicle, theft, and battery.
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