Park Forest Police Report – July 7, 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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Issac M. Rule, 18, 20200 Mohawk Trail, Olympia Fields, was arrested on June 25 and charged with criminal trespass to residence when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Thomas St. to investigate a report of a criminal trespass to a residence in progress.

A digital camera valued at $329, two necklaces valued at $520, one watch, a dress valued at $260, and a ring valued at $1500 were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Washington St. on June 26.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with retail theft when police were called to a business in the 100 block of South Orchard on June 26 to investigate a report of theft. The juvenile allegedly stole candy that had a retail value of $7.18 total.

A skate board valued at $75 was reported stolen from a juvenile at Indiana School on June 27.

Brandon M. Wilborn, 18, 12506 Paige, Calumet Park, was arrested on June 27 and charged with one count of felony burglary when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Blackhawk in reference to a report of a burglary. A juvenile was also arrested and charged with burglary in connection with the same incident. A resident who had a Craftsman lawn mower, a weed trimmer, a Black & Decker electric hedge trimmer, and other lawn equipment stolen, saw equipment she recognized as her own being used by a lawn service to cut grass.

Three juveniles were arrested and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Sandburg to investigate reports of criminal damage to property. When police arrived, one officer reported hearing a banging sound coming from inside the residence. Police discovered the three juveniles exiting the building when they arrived. Inside, the residence was completely destroyed, according to police. Walls were ripped apart. Garbage, clothes, and other broken items were all over the floor. There was a cloud of dust blanketing the air in the residence, according to police. The residence had been vacant for two weeks.

Booker Mitchell, 42, 358 Alden Ct., Chicago Heights, was arrested on June 27 and charged with trespassing on railroad property when detectives on patrol near the EJ&E railroad tracks observed Mitchell cross the tracks walking southbound, according to police.

A purse was reported stolen from a car parked at the Park Forest Aqua Center on June 27.

A cell phone was reported stolen from a table near the basketball court at the Lakewood Boulevard parking lot of Forest Trail Middle School on June 27.

Police responded to the 400 block of Wildwood Dr. on June 27 regarding a report of a residential burglary. Police observed damage to a kitchen door.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with retail theft when police were dispatched to a business in the 100 block of South Orchard on June 28 in reference to a report a retail theft. Items allegedly stolen had a combined retail value of $6.28.

Police were dispatched to the first block of Michael St. on June 28 to investigate a report of battery. There were no arrests.

Kenneth B. Floyd, 23, 120 Ash St., Park Forest, was arrested on July 3 and charged with domestic battery. Police were originally dispatched to that address on June 28 to investigate a report of domestic battery involving stabbing. According to police, Floyd told them that he stabbed the alleged victim in the arm with his hair pick.

Cordell L.M. Jones, 19, 1951 Revere St., Chicago Heights, was arrested on June 28 and charged with possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny St. to investigate a loud music complaint. According to police, an officer observed a van parked illegally in the middle of the street. The van had several subjects standing around it, and the music playing from inside the vehicle could easily be heard from over 150 feet away, according to police. The van was seized, and the driver, Gerald Barner, 19, 131 Peach St., Park Forest, received a ticket charging illegal sound amplification.

Courtney T. Bennett, 19, 401 W. 35th St., Apt. 109, Steger, was arrested and charged with domestic battery when police were called to the 300 block of Oakwood in reference to a domestic disturbance involving a subject allegedly threatening someone with a knife.

Police were dispatched to the 2800 block of Western Avenue on June 29 to investigate a report of a robbery. The victim reported being approached by two unknown persons after he delivered a pizza to a residence. According to police, one of the alleged offenders grabbed him and shoved his head into the side of his vehicle. The offender allegedly told him, "Give me your money! Be smart and you’ll be all right." The victim said he gave the offender between $85 and $100. According to police, the first suspect was wearing a white sweatshirt with an ornate design, possibly beaded or rhinestone on the back, and dark blue jeans. The second subject was wearing a black sweatshirt and jeans.

A gray 2007 Chevrolet Equinox, IL. license 41633FF, was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of N. Arbor Trail on June 30.

A juvenile was arrested on June 30 and received a citation charging battery when police were dispatched to the 3500 block of Western Ave. to investigate a report of a disturbance.

Donald Fleming, Jr., 21, 14 Apache, Park Forest, was arrested on June 30 and charged with criminal damage to property when police responded to a residence in the 3300 block of Western Ave. to investigate a report that someone had thrown a small bicycle through the front dining room window of a residence. Fleming allegedly told police, “Yeah, it was me, I was over there and I threw a bike at the window.” Fleming allegedly said he was upset about earlier events and wanted to make a point to the kids living at that address, according to police.

Jonathan D. Williams, 40, 417 16th St., Chicago Heights, was arrested on June 30 and charged with battery and possession of drug paraphernalia when police responded to the first block of North Street to investigate a report of trespassing.

An officer on patrol in the first block of Indianwood Blvd. on July 1 was flagged down by a resident who reported a domestic battery incident. Police continue to investigate.

A Kenmore dryer valued at $500 was reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Water St. on July 1.

Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Rutledge St. on July 1 to investigate a report of battery. Two juveniles were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Another juvenile was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and battery.

Derrick D. Ellis, 18, 3831 Janice Dr., Richton Park, Willieontae Soward, 148 166th St., Apt. 3W, Calumet City, and a juvenile were arrested on July 2 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the area of Hemlock and Western in reference to a report of a group of subjects chasing another subject.

Police were dispatched to the first block of South Arbor Trails to investigate a report of a home invasion on July 3. There were no arrests. Police continue to investigate.

Thomas D. Jones, 21, 1917 Mystic Dr., Plainfield, IL, and Matthew C. Cash, 21, 800 East Grand, Apt. 34C, Carbondale, IL were arrested on July 4, and charged with possession of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and outdoor consumption when police were dispatched to the area of Court E-3 to investigate a report of people gathering. According to police, upon arrival they observed Cash standing between the open door of the car and the car itself holding a clear plastic cup containing a clear liquid. When asked by police what was in the cup, Cash allegedly replied, "Alcohol." Officers also observed a 1.75 liter open bottle of Ora Vodka on the parkway.

Dajuan D. Hurst, 26, 161 Algonquin, Park Forest, was arrested on July 4 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Arcadia in response to a report of a suspicious subject.