Park Forest Police Report – December 22, 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.

An arrest does not mean that a person is guilty. All those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. It is the policy of eNews Park Forest to not remove items in the public record from publication. If your name is listed in the police reports, we will only add information relevant to the final disposition of the case at hand, e.g. "Mr. Smith was subsequently acquitted," or "All charges against Mr. Smith were subsequently dropped." We will do so upon receiving and verifying proof of such disposition.

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Complete reports follow below:

Yasminda L. Young-Esco, 21, 545 W. 16th St., Chicago Heights, was arrested on December 8 and charged with reckless driving, battery, criminal damage to property, driving with an expired driver’s license, disobeying a stop sign, driving without insurance, and criminal trespass to state-supported property following an incident that began in a parking lot at Rich East High School. Melony S. Hall, 21, 545 W. 16th St., Chicago Heights, was also arrested and charged with criminal trespass to state-supported property in connection with the same incident.

Andre L. Hobbs, 20, 211 N. Orchard Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on December 11 and charged with aggravated assault when police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Arrowhead St. to investigate a report of a disturbance involving a gun. Deandre L McGhee, 18, 255 Arcadia St., Park Forest, Jarvis L. Laird, 21, 109 Algonquin St., Park Forest, James C. Echols, 19, 502 Wildwood Dr., Park Forest, and Michael Craig, 19, 502 Wildwood Dr., Park Forest, were also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in connection with the same incident.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on December 11 regarding a report of financial identity theft. A resident reported that an unknown person or persons had used his credit card at a Wal-Mart store in South Carolina in the amount of $310.70.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on December 11 to investigate a report of fraud. A resident related that he was notified by his bank that an unknown person or persons had attempted to use his charge card for an amount over $5000. Approximately $800 in charges went through before the bank locked the account and suspended further transactions.

A Power Acoustic in-dash CD/DVD player valued at $300, a Pioneer 12-inch subwoofer valued at $300, a Pioneer 1800 W amplifier valued at $200, four Tweeter speakers valued at $30, and a number of tools were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of E. Sycamore Drive on December 12. Entry had been gained to the vehicle by shattering a passenger-side window.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Warwick Street to investigate a report of burglary. There were no arrests.

Corey J. Pickens-Thompson, 18, 4 McCarthy Rd., Park Forest, was arrested shortly after 10:00 p.m. on December 14 and charged with possession of cannabis when police conducting a K-9 search for a suspect in another case discovered Pickens-Thompson sitting in the front seat of a parked vehicle and asked him to exit the vehicle.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Indiana Street in reference to a report of telephone harassment. The resident was given instructions on how to get a phone trap.

Ramone D. Moore, 20, 111 Nashua St., Park Forest, Darius A. Winding, 19, 413 Gettysburg St., Park Forest, and Royce L. Vaughn, 18, 177 Sycamore St., Park Forest, were arrested on December 15 and charged with possession of cannabis when an officer patrolling in a parking lot at 9:50 p.m. in the 100 block of Sycamore Drive observed a vehicle parked in the lot. The officer conducted an investigative stop on the vehicle due to the high volume of recent burglaries that had occurred in the area, according to police.

James C. Davis, 27, 2407 Chicago Rd., Apt. 1, Chicago Heights, was arrested on December 15 and charged with felony aggravated fleeing and eluding when police were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the 100 block of 26th Street. According to police, three men were playing Xbox 360 for money when Davis and another man allegedly became upset because the third man had won.

Lee N. Cain, 46, 42 Woodland Glen, Park Forest, was arrested on December 16 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to Sauk Trail and Shabbona Drive in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance.

A red Honda snow blower valued at $600 and a Sony CD player were reported stolen from a shed in the backyard of a residence in the 300 block of Sheridan Street on December 17.

A wallet and a black case containing approximately 25 CDs was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Forest Boulevard on December 17.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Indiana Street to investigate a report of theft. A resident reported that, while reviewing his bank account online, he observed his balance was minus $950. Police continue to investigate.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Gentry Street on December 18 to investigate a report of domestic battery. The alleged victim was given information on procuring an order of protection.

A red and black Craftsman electric-start snow blower, valued at $992, was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Indiana Street on December 19.

Kevin M. Black, 29, 210 S. Spencer Rd., New Lenox, was arrested on December 20 and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to wear a seatbelt, and open alcohol-driver, when an officer on patrol on Western Avenue at 26th Street observed Black driving his vehicle without a seatbelt, according to police.