Park Forest Police Report for March 23, 2009

An HP Pavilion DV69110M-B computer, model #T5550, serial #CNF 8381HRH, valued at $1000, was reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Lakewood Boulevard on March 13. Additionally, a Compaq laptop computer valued at $300, a Kenneth Cole watch valued at $600, and other items of jewelry were reported stolen.

A radio was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the parking lot of a business in the first block of South Orchard Drive on March 13.

Two juveniles were arrested on March 13 and processed pending a possible juvenile petition charging battery, when police were dispatched to Forest Trail Middle School to investigate a report of a disturbance.

A single pane storm window of a house in the 300 block of Seneca Street was reported shattered on March 14.

A black Medallion GPS valued at $150 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Gentry Street on March 14.

A window of a residence in the 400 block of Niagara Street was reported damaged by a BB pellet on March 15. Police have suspect information.

A window of a residence in the 200 block of Nauvoo Street was reported damaged by a BB pellet on March 15.

A window of another residence in the 200 block of Nauvoo Street was reported damaged by a BB pellet on March 15.

Aaron L. Myers, 37, 324 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on March 15 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a complaint of domestic battery.

The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Shabbona Drive was reported shattered by a BB pellet on March 15.

Dominique T. McCants, 21, 4759 Hickory Creek Dr., University Park, was arrested on March 15 and charged with reckless driving. An officer conducting traffic control on Western Avenue at Dogwood Street observed the vehicle McCants was driving traveling in the right lane southbound on Western Avenue, approaching Dogwood at a high rate of speed, according to police. The vehicle made a U-turn maneuver from the far right lane, screeching its tires, according to police. After making the U-turn, the vehicle allegedly began traveling northbound in the southbound lane at a high rate of speed for approximately one block, and then returned to the northbound lane, according to police.

Deville D. McCants, 23, 250 W. 10th St., Chicago Heights, was arrested on March 15 and charged with resisting a peace officer and issued citations charging improper lane usage and disobeying a stop sign when detectives on patrol observed that the vehicle McCants was driving northbound on Hemlock Street traveling at a high rate of speed, swerving out of the way just prior to causing a head on collision with the detectives’ vehicle, according to police.

The driver’s side rear passenger window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Oswego Street was reported shattered on March 16.

A window of a residence in the 200 block of Navoo Street was reported broken by a BB pellet on March 16.

The driver’s window of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Nashua Street was reported shattered on March 16.

A Blackberry 8330 cell phone, valued at $350, was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Indiana Street on March 16.

A window of a residence in the 400 block of Neosho Street was reported damaged by a BB pellet on March 16.

Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Todd Street on March 16 at 11:21 p.m. to investigate a report of shots fired. According to the report police received, several juveniles were running from the area. Witnesses reported hearing one gunshot. Police continue to investigate.

The rear driver’s side door of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Shabbona Drive was reported dented on March 16. An officer observed the vehicle and saw a small, round dent, consistent in the size and shape of a BB pellet.

Police were dispatched to Allegheny Court on March 16 to investigate a report of battery. There were no arrests. Police have suspect information.

Breauna A. Harris, 18, 18 Wilson Court, Park Forest, and Mysteria S. Franklin, 18, 3470 Western Ave., Park Forest, were arrested on March 16 and issued municipal tickets charging disorderly conduct when a Liaison Officer at Rich East High School was summoned to the Dean’s office in reference to a report of disorderly conduct.

Several walls and doors of South Suburban Christian School, 119 Chestnut St., were reported vandalized with spray paint on March 16.

A Magnavox flat screen television, model #32MF338B/27 and serial #DS0A0811116928, valued at $300, a Westinghouse flat screen TV valued at $300, an RCA 19-inch television valued at $150, a Dell computer valued at $700, a Dell laptop computer valued at $500, and two DVD players valued at $50 each were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Marquette Street on March 16.

Gene C. Lewis, Sr., 30, 3144 141st St., Blue Island, was arrested on March 17 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Sangamon Street to investigate a report of battery.

The rear driver’s side window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Wayne Street was reported damaged by a BB pellet on March 17.

The front driver’s side window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Wayne Street was reported shattered by a BB pellet on March 17.

The right rear window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Wayne Street was reported shattered by a BB pellet on March 17.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal damage to state supported property when an officer was dispatched to Rich East High School on March 17 in reference to a report of criminal damage to property. The juvenile allegedly kicked the glass door of a trophy case near the Athletic Office. The force of the kick was great enough that multiple glass shelves collapsed, dropping trophies to the bottom level of the trophy case, according to police.

Kevin M. Lancaster, Jr., 34, 8124 S. Calumet Ave., Chicago, was arrested on March 17 and processed on an outstanding warrant from the U.S. Marshals, when officers were dispatched to the first block of S. Arbor Trail to investigate a report of a suspect rummaging through the complainant’s automobile.

Four street signs in the area of Chestnut and Cromwell Streets were reported vandalized with spray paint on March 18.

An employee of the Recreation and Parks Department discovered gang signs on the bathroom doors and three picnic tables of the picnic pavilion at 250 Somonauk St. on March 18.

A juvenile was arrested and processed on a charge of theft when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Library on March 19 to investigate a theft complaint.

Two juveniles were arrested on March 19 and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle when an officer on patrol on Western Avenue approaching the red light at North Street observed a vehicle make a turn from southbound Western Avenue without stopping for the red light, according to police. The officer, Commander Tas, followed the vehicle onto North Street, approaching the vehicle as it was stopped at the intersection of North Street and North Orchard Drive at a red light. The traffic light turned green and the vehicle sped off westbound, achieving speeds in excess of 60 m.p.h. in a posted 30 m.p.h. zone, according to police. Commander Tas activated the overhead emergency lights and was attempting to catch up to the vehicle when the driver, later identified as a 15-year-old juvenile, pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and he and the front seat passenger, another juvenile, exited the vehicle and ran from the scene. The vehicle matched a report of the vehicle reported stolen from the Cook County Detention Facility “The Source,” earlier in the day. One of the juveniles was located by Deputy Chief Cliff Butz and Chief Thomas Fleming. The other juvenile was located near the railroad tracks by Richton Park Officer Brian Steele, according to police.

The rear door of a residence in the 200 block of Mantua Street was reported damaged on March 19. According to police, a resident was inside her house when she heard a loud banging noise. She looked outside and observed three male black subjects, approximately 13 to 16 years old, wearing all black clothing standing in the backyard of another residence near the back door. She then observed one of the subjects kick the door, forcing it to open. She then ran to get her phone and notified the Park Forest Police Department of the incident. Police have suspect information.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on March 19 to investigate a report of fraud. According to police, a credit card had been used without the owner’s permission.