Park Forest Police Report – December 8, 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

Tabitha J. Laya, 23, 8 W. 37th St. #2, Steger, IL, was arrested on December 3 and charged with theft in connection with a report of theft from November 19, when two subjects allegedly left Bixby’s Restaurant, 22309 Central Park Ave., Park Forest, without paying a bill of $63.44. The arresting officer, Jon Mannino, located Laya at that address in Steger, accompanied by an officer from the Steger Police Department, after following up on evidence and interviews he conducted. Police have information on a second suspect.

A resident reported to the Park Forest Police Department on November 28 and alleged theft of identity in that he had an outstanding Nicor bill of $1,129.23 in an account that he did not open. Police have suspect information.

Michael D. Anderson, 22, 308 Farragut, Park Forest, was arrested on November 30 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Indiana Street in reference to a complaint of disorderly conduct.

An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Lakewood Boulevard on December 1 to investigate a report of fraud. A resident reported an unknown subject or subjects had attempted to use his Visa credit card information at numerous businesses in the Chicagoland area without his permission.

A juvenile at Park Forest Academy, 375 Oswego St., was arrested on December 1 and processed on a charge of delivery of cannabis in a school zone. Another juvenile was arrested and processed on a charge of possession of cannabis.

A 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT, Illinois registration 7605709, was reported stolen from the first block of South Arbor Trail on December 1.

Three juveniles were arrested on December 2 and charged with theft over $300 when police responded to the 200 block of Ash Street to investigate a report of three juveniles taking UPS packages from outside of various residences. Police recovered a number of packages, some which had been dropped in the snow.

A 19-inch flatscreen television and $300 cash were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street on December 12. Police responded to that residence to investigate a report of an open door that appeared to have been kicked open. Police have suspect information.

An envelope containing $168 was reported stolen from clothing left in an office at Rich East High School on December 2.

Several miscellaneous papers and approximately 2 dollars in change were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the first block of Cedar Street on December 3.

Police were dispatched to the South Suburban SDA Christian School on December 3 in reference to a report of criminal defacement. Graffiti had been spray painted on a wall, three windows, a gym door, a school bus and a storage shed.

An Xbox 360 and two pair of gym shoes were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Arrowhead Street on December 4.

Chanti B. Thomas, 29, 3804 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on December 5 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to that address to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Police responded to the 300 block of Oakwood Street on December 5 to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. There were no arrests.