Park Forest Police Report – June 16, 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.

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.

We will always include some introductory comments before the first item. While everything that follows is a matter of public record, we do not believe it is necessary to have names on page one.

Police were called to the 100 block of Shabbona Dr. on June 6 to investigate a report of criminal damage to property. Windows of the vacant residence were reported shattered. There is no suspect information at this time.

The rear passenger-side window of a car parked in the 300 block of Springfield was reported shattered on June 6.

Tommy L. Spence, 48, 2693 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on June 7 and charged with felony driving while license revoked, improper lane usage-laned roadways, and driving under the influence, when an officer on patrol observed a vehicle Spence was driving make a left hand turn from Monee Road northbound onto Western Avenue, proceeding to drive on the center median for approximately 25 yards, according to police.

A Dell desktop computer hard drive and a 17-inch Dell flatscreen monitor were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Apache St. on June 8.

An officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on June 9 in reference to a report of identity theft. A resident reported attempting to make a retail purchase using money from his checking account, only to find out that the account had been frozen. The resident learned that two checks, both with the same check number, had been written to a man from Hammond, Indiana. Police continue to investigate.

Michael J. Melton, 17, 302 Shabbona Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on June 9 and charged with open alcohol and possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the skate park at 15 Wilson St. to investigate a report of five or six male subjects sitting on a bench smoking cannabis.

Aaron Hawkins, 18, 10 Dunlap, Park Forest, was arrested on June 9 and charged with unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor and criminal trespass to real property when detectives on patrol in the first block of Hemlock St., Court H-6, noticed Hawkins sitting inside of a vehicle. One of the detectives had previous knowledge that Hawkins had received official notice that he was not allowed on Lofts of Thorncreek property, according to police. A passenger in the vehicle, Brenna Needles, 21, 3048 Hedgerow, Homewood, was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis and unlawful possession of open alcohol.

A black Mongoose brand bicycle with thick pegs on the front and back wheels was reported stolen from the 400 block of Winnebago on June 10.

A silver Mongoose Judge mountain bike with red letters was reported stolen from the Park Forest Aqua Center, 30 North Orchard, on June 10. The bicycle had been left unsecured at the bike rack, according to police.

A Samsung wireless flip phone and $50 cash were reported stolen from a juvenile at the Park Forest Aqua Center, 30 North Orchard, on June 10.

Two juveniles were arrested and charged with battery on June 10 when police were dispatched to the 3200 block of Western Ave. to investigate a disturbance.

Sydney J. lagarde, 17, 3354 Western Ave., Park Forest, and Tyrice D. Carter, 19, 193 Lester, Park Forest, were arrested on June 13 and charged with retail theft and criminal trespass to real property in reference to a call to CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main St., on June 10, to investigate a report of retail theft.

A glass jar containing approximately $90 was reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Oak Lane on June 10.

Melvin E. Edwards, 53 Hemlock St., Park Forest, was arrested on June 11 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the address in reference to a domestic disturbance.

Police were summoned to the Park Forest Police Department on June 11 to investigate a report of fraud. A resident, who is in the process of attempting to purchase a home, made a check of his credit report, learned that someone had allegedly used his name and information, without his permission, to open a Commonwealth Edison account in University Park. Police continue to investigate.

Two juveniles were taken into custody on June 11 when an officer was dispatched to Somonauk Park to investigate a report of criminal damage to property. A call had been made to SouthCom that two juveniles were on the roof of a pavilion throwing shingles to the ground.

Willard D. Borter, 48, 1 Thornwood Mall, University Park, was arrested on June 11 and charged with battery and, disorderly conduct, and resisting a police officer when police were dispatched to the 200 block of South Orchard to investigate a report of battery.

Police were dispatched to the Central Park Pavilion on June 11 to investigate a report of battery. There were no arrests.

A black and purple girl’s mountain bike was reported stolen from the 100 block of Forest Blvd. on June 11.

Marcella D. Teasley, 31, 24 East Rocket Circle, Park Forest, was arrested on June 11 and charged with domestic battery and resisting a peace officer when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Rich Road on June 11 at approximately 11:28 p.m. to investigate a report of an attempted armed robbery that had just occurred. The victim reported that she was walking toward her home when a male subject allegedly ordered her to hand over her purse while brandishing a pistol, according to police. The witness ran the remaining short distance into her home, the subject ran away back in the direction he had come from. The suspect is described as a male black subject, over 17 years of age, with light skin, approximately 6 foot tall and average build, wearing a blue bandanna "cowboy-style" over his face, with a black shirt and dark blue jean pants.

A Vizio 32” LCD flatscreen TV, a gold watch, a second watch, and a pillowcase were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of East Sycamore on June 12.

Isaih M. Garcia, 19, 330 Niagara, Park Forest, was arrested on June 13 and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor, and unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor, when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Niagara in reference to a report of a group of loud subjects.

A bicycle seat was reported stolen from a bike parked outside the Park Forest Library on June 13. One of the tires of the bicycle was also reported slashed.

A blue GT bike with black handle bars was reported stolen from the skate park at Forest Trail Middle School on June 13.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on June 13 to investigate a delayed report of a domestic battery. There were no arrests.

A US Cellular flip phone and $11 in cash were reported stolen from a locker at the Park Forest Aqua Center on June 13.

Alexsia Bradley, 19, 279 Allegheny, Park Forest, was arrested on June 14 and charged with improper walking in the roadway when police were dispatched to the corner of Allegheny and Apache to investigate a report of a large group gathered.