Park Forest Police Blotter Reports Through Nov. 28, 2017

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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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Domestic Battery

Quincy L. Jones, 27, 7 Sangamon Court, Park Forest, was arrested on November 2 and charged with domestic battery and unlawful interfering with the reporting of domestic violence when police were dispatched to the area of 9 Sangamon Court regarding a report of a woman asking for help.

Domestic Battery

Daja N. Thomas, 21, 23453 W. Western Ave. #7, Park Forest, was arrested on November 2 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 23,400 block of Western Avenue to investigate a domestic battery complaint.

Attempted Murder

Clinton R. Brown, 44, 11358 Aberdeen St., Chicago, was arrested on November 2 and charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of home invasion by the Office of the Cook County State’s Attorney when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Indianwood Boulevard in reference to a complaint of shots fired. (Previously reported here.)

Possession of Cannabis

Keenan A. Jones, 23, 421 Huron St., Park Forest, was arrested on November 3 and issued municipal citations charging expired registration and possession of cannabis when an officer performing stationary traffic enforcement in the area of Blackhawk Drive and Suwanee Street observed a vehicle that had expired registration, according to police.

Domestic Battery

Julio C. Martinez, 64, 406 Gettysburg St., Park Forest, was arrested on November 4 and charged with one Class 4 felony count of domestic battery after police were dispatched to the 400 block of Gettysburg Street in reference to a re-report of a domestic dispute. Martinez had one prior conviction for domestic battery, according to police.

DUI

Aguenna C. Carter-Borum, 36, 5741 Amlin Terrace, Matteson, was arrested on November 5 and charged with driving while unlicensed, driving under the influence of alcohol, and having a breath alcohol content over 0.08. An officer traveling eastbound on Lincoln Highway observed a vehicle in a parking lot in the 21,000 block of Western Avenue stopped perpendicular to a shopping cart rack. The rear hatch of the vehicle was open and the vehicle appeared to be making small movements forward and backward, according to police. When the officer approached, the vehicle quickly backed up and struck a handicap parking sign with a yellow concrete base, according to police. The vehicle then paused, the right signal was turned on, and the vehicle began to repeatedly start and stop traveling east through the lot. Police identified the driver as Carter-Borum.

Possession of Cannabis

Antwon K. Mitchell, 22, 22147 Churchill Dr., Richton Park, was arrested on November 6 and charged with municipal citations charging a cell phone violation and possession of cannabis when an officer patrolling in the area of Sauk Trail and Lakewood Boulevard observed a subject driving while using a cell phone, according to police.

Domestic Battery

Ronald E. Lucas, 75, 400 Dogwood St., Park Fore st, was arrested on November 8 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Dogwood Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Domestic Disturbance

Police were dispatched to the first block of Winslow Street on November 10 in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance. When police arrived, they discovered a victim yelling “I wanna press charges!” Police did not make any arrests at that time but have suspect information and are investigating.

Domestic Battery

Jermaine N. Allen, 4701 W. 203rd St., Matteson, was arrested on November 10 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to the 400 block of Stanton Street in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance. When police arrived, they encountered a female victim who was crying. She stated that Allen came home and was in a bad mood. The victim stated that Allen S “suddenly snapped and became belligerent and punched her on the left side of her cheek,” according to the report. Allen Athen allegedly pushed her onto a bed and began to choke her, according to police.

Leaving the Scene of a Crash

Demetrius M. Hoover, 29, 1943 Beacon Court, Chicago Heights, was arrested on November 14 and charged with reckless conduct, leaving the scene of a crash, fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer, and aggravated speeding, speeding, three counts of disobeying a stop sign, improper lane usage, and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

An officer was dispatched to the first block of Sauk Trail on November 14 at 11:22 PM to investigate a report of a disabled vehicle in the roadway. While en route, dispatch informed the officer that there was some sort of disturbance at the vehicle with a subject laying on the ground. When the officer arrived, he discovered a vehicle parked along the south curb of Sauk Trail near Oakwood Street facing east bound.

The hazard lights of the vehicle were on and a man, later identified as Demetrius Hoover, was in the driver’s seat, according to police.

There was also a woman standing outside the vehicle, but leaning into the passenger side front door, which was open. The officer activated his emergency lights and pulled in front of the vehicle. At that point, the vehicle drove toward the officer’s squad car, causing the woman to fall out of the vehicle and to the ground. The front passenger door of the vehicle was still open as the vehicle drove around the officer’s squad car, and the front passenger door struck the front passenger bumper of the squad car, according to police.

The vehicle then continue to travel away from the area eastbound on Sauk Trail without stopping, according to police. The vehicle turned south on Western Avenue and then turned again to travel westbound on Monee Road, speeding at 54 MPH in a posted 30 MPH speed zone, according to police. After a lengthy pursuit, the vehicle drove onto a curb near the original spot where the vehicle was stopped on Sauk Trail, according to police. Hoover then exited the vehicle and then allegedly ran toward the woman who was still on the ground, according to police. Believing that Hoover might harm the woman due to the nature of the initial dispatch, the officer tackled him to the ground and pinned his arms to the ground as another officer arrived and assisted placing Hoover in handcuffs, according to police.

Aggravated Assault to a Peace Officer

Katalina B. Pool, 34, 5314 Waverly Terrace Apt. C, Norcross, GA, was arrested on November 15 and charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault to a peace officer and resisting a peace officer when an officer patrolling in the area of Sauk Trail and Westwood Drive observed a vehicle driving westbound on Sauk Trail that had a large rope-like object hanging from the rearview mirror, according to police. As the officer drove toward the vehicle, the vehicle reduced speed and the officer had to slow down to approximately 20 MPH. When the officer informed Pool that she would have to sign the ticket as an acknowledgment of the court date, Pool allegedly snatched the ticket book from the officer’s hand and “aggressively” drew and “X” on the ticket, causing a tear and all copies of that citation, according to police. In the process, Pool allegedly struck the officer’s hand with the pen, according to police.

Criminal Damage to Property

Jordan T. Gentry, 25, 7335 Tiffany Dr., Orland Park, was arrested on November 17 and charged with criminal damage to property when an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Douglas Street in reference to a report of criminal damage to property.

DUI

Eric A. Gilbert, 30, 352 Blackhawk Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on November 19 and charged with DUI, DUI with a breath alcohol concentration over 0.08, improper lane use, speeding, and expired registration. An officer on patrol traveling northbound on Western Avenue from Sauk Trail observed a vehicle traveling northbound on Western Avenue that appeared to be going above the posted speed limit, according to police. The vehicle also repeatedly drifted so that both driver’s side tires crossed onto the double-solid Lane boundary, according to police. After curbing the vehicle, the officer asked Gilbert, the driver, to recite the alphabet without singing. According to police, Gilbert recited, “A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-O-P-W-X-Y-(pause)-Z,” for a total of 30 letters, according to police. The officer then administered Field Sobriety Tests, according to police.

Possession of a Firearm without a FOID Card

Reginald Steele, 50, 52 S. Arbor Trail, Park Forest, was arrested on November 20 and charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of a firearm without a FOID card after police were dispatched to the first block of South Arbor Trail perform a well-being check.

Endangering the Life of a Child

Derrick D. Green, 19, 236 Early St., Park Forest, was arrested on November 21 and charged with two misdemeanor counts of endangering the life of a child when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Early Street to investigate a report of child endangerment. Upon arrival, police met with the complainant who related that while driving down Early Street, she observed two children, later determined to be one and three years old respectively, walking on the sidewalk without any shoes or socks, and wearing only pajamas. The outside temperature at the time was 36 degrees actual, 27 degrees “real feel,” according to police.

Possession of Cannabis

Rolanda Y.N. Nix, 19, 26541 Winfield Road, Monee, was arrested on November 21 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when an officer responded to the first block of Apple Lane in reference to a report of a suspicious vehicle.

Theft

Tyzell C. Hudson, 19, 360 Minocqua St., Park Forest, was arrested on November 22 and issued a municipal citation charging theft when police responded to the 300 block of Sauk Trail in reference to a neighbor problem. The complainant told police that she exited her residence at approximately 5:30 AM to go to work and noticed a red extension cord plugged into her houses exterior outlet adjacent to her carport. The extension cord led to the backyard of 360 Minocqua Street, according to police. After speaking with Tyzell Hudson, he allegedly admitted to hooking up the extension cord to a power heater for his residence, according to police.

Domestic Battery

Henry B. Powell, 52, 4 McGarity Road, Park Forest, was arrested on November 22 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the first block of McGarity Road in reference to a report of a domestic dispute.

Possession of Cannabis

Marshaun L. Ballard, 25, 851 Burnham Dr. Apt. D, University Park, was arrested on November 24 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis and a traffic citation charging speeding when an officer in a parking lot in the 300 block of Sauk Trail observed a vehicle traveling westbound on Sauk Trail at 55 MPH in a posted 35 MPH zone, according to police.

Criminal Trespass

Welborn R. Williams, 54, 2005 24th St., Broadview, IL, was arrested on November 26 and charged with criminal trespass to residence when police responded to the 400 block of North Orchard Drive to investigate a report of an unwanted subject.

Battery

Kireiselin Settles, 42, 231 Arrowhead St., Park Forest, was arrested on November 28 and issued a municipal citation charging battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Arrowhead Street in reference to a report of a disturbance.