Park Forest Police Report – December 15, 2008

Park Forest Police Station

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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Complete reports follow below:

Police were dispatched to Park Forest Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, on December 5 to investigate a report of forgery. Officer DeVries spoke to Mary Dankowski, Finance Director and Deputy Village Manager, and Stephanie Rodas, Assistant Finance Director. They advised that they had just received a telephone call from a person working at a Currency Exchange in Chicago advising that she needed to verify a check as valid. The caller provided a payee name and a check number and amount of $475.56. Stephanie checked the register and discovered that the check number provided was written in the amount of $80, payable to someone else. Police have suspect information.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 3200 block of Western Avenue on December 5 to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. Police have suspect information.

Annette M. Williams, 38, 119 Hemlock St., Park Forest, was arrested December 7 and issued a municipal citation charging damage to property after police were dispatched December 5 to that address to investigate a report of neighborhood trouble. Stephanie L. DuBose, 56, 117 Hemlock St., Park Forest, was arrested and issued a municipal citation charging disorderly conduct.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Oakwood Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. There were no arrests.

Robert S. Bugner, 36, 347 Oakwood St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 5 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to that address to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

Fabian J. Chatman, 20, 1162 Williamsburg Rd., Country Club Hills, was arrested on December 5 and charged with illegal consumption of alcoholic liquor by a minor, failure to signal, and possession of cannabis, when an officer on patrol in the area of Homan Avenue and Antietam Street observed the vehicle Chatman was driving allegedly turn without signaling.

Deandre D. Walton, 21, 3509 Magnolia Dr., Markham, was arrested on December 6 and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, speeding, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and open alcohol-driver, when an officer was dispatched to westbound Sauk trail from Western Avenue in reference to a report of a possible drunk driver. SouthCom Dispatch advised responding officer that the vehicle was allegedly speeding and swerving on the roadway.

Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Washington Street to investigate a possible burglary. Police discovered a side utility door appeared to have been forced open and recovered evidence indicating some person or persons had been inside the residence. Nothing was reported missing.

Jeanette Dubose, 36, 117 Hemlock St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 6 and issued a citation charging loud noise when an officer was dispatched to that address to investigate a loud noise complaint.

Jerry L. Coleman, 48, 442 Natoma St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 7 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a report of domestic battery. The alleged victim was treated at Saint James Hospital in Olympia Fields, sustaining a scalp laceration to the back of her head which required three staples, according to police.

A laptop computer valued at $1000, a digital camera valued at $100, and a plastic jug containing approximately $200 in cash was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Arrowhead Street on December 8.

Jeanette Dubose, 36, 117 Hemlock St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 9 and charged with disorderly conduct when a resident responded to the Park Forest Police Department shortly after 8:00 a.m. in reference to a report of a neighborhood problem.

Jeanette Dubose, 36, 117 Hemlock St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 9 and charged with disorderly conduct when an officer on routine patrol shortly after 3:00 p.m. was waved down by a resident who reported a disturbance.

While reviewing his credit report, a resident reported to police on December 9 that he discovered a credit card account that he did not open. Police continue to investigate.

A glass door of a vacant building in the 2500 block of Western Avenue was reported broken on December 9.

A Sony PSP handheld video game system valued at $169, assorted PSP video games valued at $300, a Samsung MP3 player valued at $300, a Nintendo Wii game console valued at $250, and five pairs of assorted Nike brand athletic shoes valued at $250 were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Mantua Street on December 9.

A cell phone valued at $150 was reported stolen from a gym locker at Rich East High School on December 9.

William A. Versher, 30, 17740 Country Club Lane, Country Club Hills, was arrested on December 10 and charged with possession of cannabis and one felony charge of possession of a controlled substance when police responded to a residence in the 300 block of Nassau Street to investigate a report of theft.

An officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on December 10 to investigate a fraud complaint. A resident reported that an account had been opened at a bank in Park Forest using her Social Security number but a different name. Police continue to investigate.

The front passenger side window of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of E. Sycamore Drive was reported shattered on December 11.

Two juveniles were arrested on December 11 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the intersection of Western Avenue and Indianwood Boulevard in reference to a report of a disturbance on a school bus.

A Jenson in-dash DVD/CD player valued at $500, a power amplifier valued at $300 and a 12-inch subwoofer valued at $200 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of E. Sycamore Drive on December 12. Entry was gained to the vehicle by shattering the front passenger side window.