Park Forest Police Report – April 21, 2008

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The Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: Wendy Heise)

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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Brian Branch, 31, 237 Arcadia, Park Forest, was arrested on April 11 and charged with domestic battery when police were called to that address to investigate a report of a domestic battery in progress.

A wallet was reported stolen from an employee’s purse at Forest Trail Middle School on April 11.

A jewelry box was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Main Street on April 11.

Donald D. Sanders, 17, 121 W. 107th St., Chicago, was arrested on April 12 and charged with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor when police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Hemlock St. in reference to a loud noise complaint.

The front and rear driver’s side tires of a vehicle parked in the 22000 block of Central Park Avenue were reported slashed on April 12.

A light bulb in a driveway of a residence in the 300 block of Waverly was reported broken on April 12. The resident found the plastic handle of a pellet gun, according to police.

A 12-year-old juvenile who ran away from home last week was found by police lying on the ground in the first block of Park Street using two American flags as blankets. The juvenile said he went into Walgreens and asked an employee for something to keep him warm and she gave him the flags, according to police. The juvenile was charged with a curfew violation and released to his mother.

An automobile that had been reported carjacked in Chicago Heights was discovered stuck in the mud in an abandoned lot in the 200 block of Arcadia Street on April 13.

A spare tire and wheel cover valued at $150 total were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in court A-14 on Ash Street on April 14.

A purse was stolen from a vehicle parked at a church in the 200 block of Monee Rd. on April 14. The rear passenger window of the vehicle had been shattered.

A Dell laptop computer valued at $800 was reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Sandburg on April 14.

Lucius Mackey, 35, 460 Victoria Circle, Park Forest, was arrested on April 15 and charged with domestic battery and driving with an expired driver’s license when police responded to that address to investigate a report of domestic battery.

A black 2003 Lexus ES 300, Illinois license #NOCOBBZ, was reported stolen from a parking lot in the 100 block of E. Sycamore St. on April 15.

All 4 tires of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Sioux St. were reported slashed on April 16. Police have suspect information.

Two passenger-side tires of a motor home parked in the 500 block of Lakewood Blvd. were reported cut on April 16.

The rear passenger-side tire of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Park St. was reported stolen on April 17.

A juvenile was arrested on April 17 and charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery when police were dispatched to Park Forest Academy, 375 Oswego St., to investigate a report of aggravated battery to a teacher.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Indiana St. on April 17 to investigate a report of a burglary. A resident reported hearing banging at his kitchen door shortly after 6:30 a.m. When he checked the kitchen door, he heard banging again, this time from a basement door. The resident observed a man wearing a black jacket and black pants kicking his door. The resident called 911 and the man ran away, according to police. There were no arrests.

A GPS system, digital camera, tool bag and several other items were reported stolen from a truck parked in the first block of Apache St. on April 17. The passenger-side door window had been shattered.

The roof of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Merrimac was reported dented on April 17. There were also several shoeprints in the middle of the dent, according to police.

Three juveniles were arrested on April 17 and charged with a curfew violation when police were dispatched to the first block of Apple Lane at 1:08 a.m.

A black GE gas range and a black GE refrigerator were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Fir St. on April 18.

An orange 1986 Chevrolet Corvette, Illinois registration #9871796, was reported stolen from the first block of Hemlock St. on April 18.

The rear license plate of a 1993 Ford Explorer, Illinois registration #X412570, was reported stolen on April 18. The vehicle was parked in the 200 block of Allegheny.

Cody M. Adams, 24, 327 Sauganash St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 19 and charged with possession of cannabis, registration suspended for mandatory insurance violation, and driving while license suspended when an officer on patrol in an unmarked patrol vehicle observed the vehicle Adams was driving traveling northbound on Shabbona from Somonauk Street. A check of the registration through LEADS indicated that the license plates had been suspended, according to police.

The front driver’s side window of a vehicle parked in a business parking lot in the 300 block of Illinois St. was reported shattered on April 19.

Ramsey M. Johnson, 21, 23453 Western Ave., Apt. 1, Park Forest, was arrested on April 19 and charged with two counts of endangering the life and health of a child, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to that address to check on the well-being of two young children who were left unattended in the hallway of the apartment building, according to police.