Park Forest Police Report – August 25, 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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Murray J. Meents, 257 Orchard Ave., Kankakee, was arrested on August 13 and charged with endangering the life or health of a child when police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Miami to investigate an ambulance call in reference to a child trapped underneath a vehicle. According to police, the child, a 9-year-old girl, had severe lacerations to the right side of her head, but did not suffer any skull fractures. The girl became trapped under the vehicle when an unidentified child pushed against the vehicle, causing the vehicle to fall off its jack.

A color television valued at $50 and one pill container with approximately 60 Vicodin were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Main Street on August 15.

Krystal F. Williams, 25, 139 Hemlock St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 15 and charged with criminal trespass to land when police were dispatched to the area of Forest Boulevard and Court G-6 in reference to a complaint of trespassing.

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A blue and gray Schwinn 21-speed bike was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Juniper Street on August 16.

Three windows of a house in the 100 block of Nanti Street were reported shattered on August 16. A witness related seeing woman walk up to the house and punch and shatter the windows with her hands. Police have suspect information.

The driver’s side front window of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Sangamon Street was reported shattered on August 16. In addition, there were dents on the driver’s side front door and a dent on the trunk. Police found pieces of brick and rock on the roadway next to the vehicle.

A rear passenger side window of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Miami Street was reported shattered on August 16. Police also discovered dents on the hood, roof and right rear quarter panel.

Steven A. Heabel, 20, 7 Washington Court, Park Forest, was arrested August 17 and charged on August 18 with one felony count of burglary and misdemeanor charges of criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Winnemac Street to investigate a report of suspicious subjects. A juvenile was arrested and processed pending possible juvenile petitions on charges of burglary, curfew violation, criminal damage to property and obstructing. Another juvenile was arrested and processed pending possible juvenile petitions on charges of residential burglary, burglary, resisting arrest, criminal damage to property, and a curfew violation.

A silver 2000 Saturn L100, IL license plate 7104153, was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Dogwood Street on August 17.

The front driver’s side mirror of the vehicle parked in the 100 block of Westwood Drive was reported shattered on August 17.

Derrell Isom, 43, 44 Apache St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 17 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street to investigate a 911 call.

A 1995 Cadillac Seville was reported stolen from the 100 block of Lester Street on August 18. The vehicle was found later that day and towed by Chicago Heights Police. It had been abandoned at 17th and Stewart Streets.

Mark A. Blankenberger, Jr., 24, 75 Cherry St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 18 and charged with public elimination of bodily waste when detectives on patrol in the area of 350 Victory Drive observed Blankenberger drop his bicycle, walk over some barrier tape, walk down the stairs and allegedly urinated, according to police.

David Brinegar, 53, 338 Nokomis St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 18 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Nokomis Street to investigate a report of a neighbor dispute.

A window of a residence in the 200 block of South Orchard Drive was reported shattered on August 18.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Marquette Street to investigate a report of a disturbance on August 19. Dennis B. Rodriguez, 23, 4925 Columbus Dr., #2F, Oak Lawn, was arrested and charged with unlawful delivery of alcoholic liquor to a minor. Michael J. Ipema, 20, 16971 Elm Lane, Tinley Park, was arrested in connection with the same incident and charged with obstructing a peace officer. Melissa M. Rubio, 18, 221 Marquette St., Park Forest, was arrested and issued a municipal citation charging a disorderly house.

A cell phone was reported stolen from a locker in the locker room of the Park Forest Aqua Center on August 19.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Westwood Drive on August 20 to investigate a report of domestic battery. The rear window of a car parked near the residence was reported shattered. Police have suspect information.

Police were dispatched to St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields to investigate a report of domestic battery. The victim reported being involved in a heated argument with her alleged offender about Reverend Meeks asking for Chicago public school students to boycott classes. She pulled off Route 30 southbound onto Orchard Drive and told her alleged offender to exit the vehicle. Her alleged offender refused and allegedly struck her on the left side of her face, causing a cut to the inside of her lip and a tooth to fall out. Police have suspect information.

The rear driver’s side window of a vehicle parked in the first block of Sangamon Court was reported shattered on August 20.

Four tan outdoor patio chairs were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Ash Street on August 20.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Westwood Drive to investigate a report of a violation of an order of protection. There were no arrests.

One-hundred-fifty dollars in cash was reported stolen from a cash register at the Park Forest aqua center on August 21. The wooden door to a concession window was also reported broken.

Arnell M. Ewing, 29, 270 Minocqua St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 21 and charged with assault when police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Meota Street regarding a disturbance in progress involving a subject allegedly threatening to batter the complainant’s children. The incident allegedly began when the complainant’s son allegedly punched Ewing’s son in the mouth. Ewing came to the complainant’s house and allegedly told her that he was there to “whoop her son’s ass,” and that he was from “the projects,” and was going to “shoot this house up,” according to police.

A 2002 White Chevy Impala was reported stolen from the Marathon Gas Station, 385 Sauk Trail, on August 21. The vehicle was recovered by South Chicago Heights Police in the 200 block of W. 29th Place, South Chicago Heights. The vehicle was unoccupied, the keys were missing, the driver’s side mirror was missing, the windshield was cracked, and there were scratches on the bumper, according to police. A Dell laptop computer and two subwoofers were also missing from the vehicle, according to police. The driver had parked his vehicle by a gas pump, left it running with the keys in the ignition, and walked into the gas station.

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Approximately $400 worth of copper tubing was reported stolen from a vacant house in the 300 block of Winona Street on August 22.

Jessica Reed, 30, 279 Oglesbey Ave., Calumet City, was arrested on August 22 and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis when an officer on patrol in the 200 block of Arcadia Street smelled a strong odor of burnt cannabis in the area. The officer then observed three female subjects sitting inside a vehicle parked on the street.

A delivery driver was given a counterfeit $20 bill when he delivered a pizza order to a residence in the first block of McCarthy Street. Detectives are investigating.

Officer Sweitzer was dispatched to the 20000 block of Governors Highway to assist Olympia Fields Police for a K-9 search. Upon arrival, Sweitzer was advised that a tractor-trailer had been stopped on an overweight violation and seemed to have a suspicious load. Nothing suspicious was recovered.