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Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)–Editor’s Note: We continue our reporting on news from police reports. Besides covering the many stories from around Park Forest that otherwise might go unnoticed, we want to bring more complete coverage of police reports than is reported by other local media.
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Jacqueline C. Marshall, 28, 42 Apache St., Park Forest, and Willie O. Fleming, 30, 42 Apache St., Park Forest, were arrested on October 25 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after the South Suburban Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at their address at 5:47 AM. Police confiscated over $4200 cash from the residence.
Police say a woman in the 300 block of Oswego Street reported on October 26 that on October 24 at approximately 6:30 PM, she was arriving home and a male juvenile approached her and asked if he could use her bathroom. She initially refused and the juvenile related that he "needed to go badly." She permitted the juvenile to use the restroom and further told police that it was taking a long time for him to finish. She called out to the male subject in her bathroom and asked if everything was okay. The male subject opened the door and the woman observed that his underwear and shorts were completely off and he was masturbating. After asking her a few sexually inappropriate questions, he left the residence. The subject is described as a short African American male, approximately 5’2" to 5’4", between 150 and 175 pounds, and between 14 and 15 years of age.
Two residents, a husband and a wife, reported harassing telephone calls to the Park Forest Police Department on October 26.
A .38 caliber silver revolver, a white gold ring, a yellow gold ring with diamonds, a 35mm Minolta camera, and a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone are among items reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Elm Street on October 27.
Police pursued a vehicle through the Eastgate neighborhood on October 27 beginning around 9:15 PM with speeds reaching 55 mph at times. The driver eventually abandoned the vehicle in the 200 block of Arcadia Street, leaving the vehicle in gear and a female passenger screaming for help. Police were able to place the vehicle in "Park" as the vehicle started to roll backwards. Police towed the vehicle and have suspect information. The female passenger was released without charges.
A gray 1997 Pontiac Bonneville, Illinois license plate 5302286, was reported stolen from the 300 block of Waldmann Drive on October 28. Police say the vehicle was later located in the 4400 block of Delaware Street in Gary, Indiana. The vehicle had been completely burned.
Kevin E. Campbell, 26, 5606 Crestwood Rd., Matteson, was arrested on October 28 and charged with possession of cannabis and issued citations charging expired registration, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and driver’s license not on person, when an officer observed that the vehicle Campbell was driving on Blackhawk Drive near Sauk Trail had an expired Illinois temporary registration number, according to police.
A living room window of a residence in the 200 block of Minocqua Street was reported shattered on October 28.
A door of a residence in the 200 block of Lakewood Boulevard was reported damaged on October 28, as if someone had attempted to force entry.
A wallet was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at the 211th St. Metra Lot, 520 Homan Avenue, on October 28. The front driver’s side window of the vehicle was shattered.
A window of a residence in Allegheny Court was reported shattered on October 29.
A 55-inch Vizio flat-screen television, a PlayStation 3 game system with two controllers, a Nintendo Wii game system, two black iPhones, an HP camera, and a Samsung Galaxy tablet are among items reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Nashua Street on October 29.
Joshua C. Gibson, 21, 6007 Kevin Way, Matteson, was arrested on October 29 and charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia and issued citations charging no rear registration light and illegal transportation of alcohol when an officer traveling southbound on Forest Boulevard at Main Street observed that the vehicle Gibson was driving had no rear registration light, according to police.
Police say two students walking to Talala Elementary School on October 30 were approached at approximately 7:20 AM by a woman driving a blue van with sliding doors. Police say the woman, described by the girls as a "skinny looking black woman with short hanging chin-length hair, red lip gloss, a gray t-shirt and a black jacket," who rolled down the window and told the girls to get into the van. The girl said no and ran all the way down Talala Street to the school. The van followed then slowly and pulled all the way up to the doors of the school before turning around, according to the girls.
Police say a resident told them on October 31 that he discovered a check with insufficient funds in the amount of $1763.70 had been deposited into his checking account on October 23. Police are following up on this incident of reported fraud.
A gold ring with a blue birthstone valued at $200, a pineapple gold ring with a red ruby valued at $100, a Zales white gold wedding ring valued at $4000, and $680 cash are among items reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Main Street on October 31.
Four chrome wheel center caps valued at $51 each were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Westwood Drive on October 31.
A juvenile was arrested on October 31 and issued a municipal citation charging underage consumption of alcohol when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Indianwood Boulevard to investigate a report of a disturbance.
Police say the lower portion of a white screen storm door of a residence in the 300 block of Minocqua Street was kicked in causing $200 damage on October 31.
A 19-inch HD flat-screen television valued at $100, a 32-inch HD flat-screen television valued at $300, and a 42-inch flat-screen television valued at $500 were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Waldmann Drive on November 1.
A resident told police that several hundred dollars in unauthorized transactions had been placed against her checking account on November 1. Police are investigating.
A teenager told police that after leaving Rich East High School on November 1, he was walking northbound on Westwood Drive approaching the intersection of Westwood Drive and Lakewood Boulevard when he was attacked by five male subjects. The subjects punched him in the face, grabbed him from behind and slammed into the ground, and then stomped on him. The teenager’s left shoulder was injured in the incident. The subjects then fled with his iPhone 4 and a pair of headphones.
Cameron P. Gaskin, 18, 175 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on November 1 and charged with retail theft and criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main Street, in reference to a report of retail theft that had just occurred.
A Glock 30 .45 caliber pistol, serial number MK592, was reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Hemlock Street on November 1.
Jessica Reeves, 26, 2641 W. 69th St., Chicago, was arrested on November 2 and issued municipal citations charging resisting and illegal sound amplification when an officer initiated a traffic stop in the first block of South Orchard Drive when he observed the vehicle Reeves was driving around the parking lot and heard loud music coming from that same vehicle. The officer advised that he could hear the music from more than 150 feet away, which is a violation of the Village of Park Forest ordinance. The vehicle Reeves was driving was towed and Reeves was additionally issued a parking citation charging that she was parking in a fire lane.
A Ryobi table saw valued at $150 and a Toro 21-inch snow blower valued at $350 were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Shabbona Drive on November 3.
A vehicle parked in the first block of Ash Street was vandalized with spray paint on November 3.
A 2008 black Ford Escape, Illinois license plate H415348, was reported stolen from the 100 block of Walnut Street on November 3.
A red suitcase containing a black Omatech laptop computer valued at $700 and a pair of brown Italian leather shoes valued at $200 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Forest Boulevard on November 3.
Gianna M. Dalie, 21, 1409 27th St., South Chicago Heights, was arrested on November 4 and charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia when an officer traveling northbound on Western Avenue near Sycamore Drive observed the vehicle Dalie was driving weave to the left and right while traveling northbound in the right-hand lane, according to police. Police say on several occasions the vehicle weaved drastically to the right, almost striking the right-hand curb as it continued north.
Terrence G. Patterson, 32, 136 Iroquois St., Park Forest, was arrested on November 4 and charged with domestic battery and obstructing a peace officer when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Iroquois Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.