Park Forest Police Report – May 19, 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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A Chicago Cubs grill cover and a 3’ x 5’ Cubs flag and wooden flag pole were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Forest Blvd. on May 10.

Edward C. Williams, 47, 22422 Millard, Richton Park, was arrested on May 10 and charged with deceptive practices when police responded to the Speedway Gas Station on Sauk Trail to investigate a solicitor complaint.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with domestic battery when police were summoned to the Park Forest Police Department on May 10 to investigate a domestic battery complaint.

Two front tires and rims were reported stolen from a car parked in the 100 block of Sauk Trail, on May 10.

DeAndre J. Terry, 29, 148 Lester, Park Forest, was arrested on May 10 and charged with unlawful interference with the reporting of domestic violence when police responded to a residence in the the 100 block of Lester to investigate a 911 phone call reporting a domestic disturbance.

Pia Foster, 32, 117 Algonquin, Park Forest, was arrested on May 10 and charged with disorderly conduct when police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Algonquin Street to investigate a 911 call. Daris D. Ridley, 19, 109 Algonquin, Park Forest, was arrested in connection with the same incident and charged with disorderly conduct and battery.

Two juveniles were arrested on May 10 and charged with theft when police were dispatched to the area of Norwood Boulevard and Court J-20 to investigate a report of a suspicious person.

A Mongoose Mountain Bike was reported stolen from outside Walgreens Pharmacy on May 10.

Anthon D. Gilmore, 26, 75 Hemlock, Park Forest, was arrested on May 12 and charged with driving while license suspended, failure to wear a seatbelt, transportation of open alcohol, and obstructing a peace officer when an officer on patrol in the area of Hemlock and Leims saw Gilmore allegedly pull his seatbelt over his lap and chest while driving, according to police.

Ian R. Williams, 30, 743 E. 193rd Pl., Glenwood, was arrested on May 12 and charged with two counts of domestic battery when police responded to the first block of Hemlock in reference to a domestic disturbance.

A juvenile was arrested on May 13 and charged with battery when police responded to the park area at Indiana School to investigate a report of a fight.

A purse was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Lakewood Blvd., Central Park, on May 13.

A truck which had been reported stolen from Indianapolis, Indiana, was recovered on May 13 when an officer conducting traffic enforcement using stationary radar on Western Avenue, observed a red pickup truck traveling northbound on Western at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. The officer locked the vehicle speed at 50 mph on his handheld radar, according to police. The officer pulled out behind the truck and activated his emergency lights. The vehicle turned into the parking lot of Lifetime Mufflers, 10 Norwood, and the driver exited the vehicle and ran. The officer secured the vehicle.

Garage windows and a light bulb of a residence in the 200 block of Arcadia were reported broken on May 14.

A juvenile was arrested on May 14 and charged with criminal damage to state property when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Academy to investigate a report of criminal damage to property.

Deandre Caldwell, 18, 175 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on May 14 and charged with improper walking on a roadway, obstruction, and possession of cannabis when police observed two subjects walking on Forest Boulevard on the roadway in the inside lane.

Robert R. Miller, 27, 801 Pin Oak Lane, University Park, was arrested on May 14 and charged with trespassing when police investigating a suspicious vehicle in the first block of Hemlock saw Miller, and did not recognize him as a resident of Thorncreek Townhomes. The officers were familiar with many residents in Court H-6 due to the recent high volume of calls to the court, and the recent homicide, according to police.

Police recovered a stolen maroon Chevrolet Monte Carlo on May 14 when an officer on patrol observed the vehicle take a left hand turn onto Indiana St. from Orchard Drive without using its turn signal. The officer activated his emergency lights as the vehicle pulled into a driveway in the 300 block of Douglas. The driver then exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The driver is described as a black male, 17 to 19 years of age, between 5’10" and 6 feet tall, weighing between 150-165 pounds.

A Pioneer navigation system was reported stolen from an automobile parked in the 100 block of N. Arbor on May 14.

Several credit cards and $130 cash were reported stolen from a purse left in the back of a car parked in the parking lot of 420 Lakewood Blvd., Central Park, on May 14.

Two juveniles were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct when police responded to Rich East High School, on May 14, to investigate a disturbance.

Police responded to a residence in the first block of Apache on May 14 in reference to a report of a strong armed robbery. A resident reported returning home shortly before 4 a.m. from work. She pulled into her driveway, and exited her vehicle, and was immediately attacked by a male black subject wearing a black hoodie, who punched her several times in the face, demanding her purse, according to police. A male resident at the house over heard the commotion in the driveway, saw the struggle between the woman and the offender, and went outside to come to her aid. As the resident wrestled with the alleged offender, he relinquished the purse and fled on foot. Police continue to investigate.

A gold alto saxophone, valued at $1500, was reported stolen from a classroom at Indiana School on May 14.

Aaron M. Hawkins, 18, 10 Dunlap, Park Forest, was arrested on May 14 and charged with criminal trespass to land when a detective on patrol in the first block of Hemlock, Court H-6, saw Hawkins in the court. The detective was aware that Hawkins had been banned from Thorncreek Townhomes.

Police responded to a report that $130 cash had been stolen from Family Video, 375 Sauk Trail, on May 15. The suspect is described as a black male, 30-35 years of age, between 5’7" and 5’10" tall, weighing between 170-185 pounds, with a thin goatee, wearing a blue knit cap, blue hoodie, and blue pants. An employee stated that the man, who had what appeared to be the barrel of a gun in his hands, told her to give him all the $10 and $20 bills from the cash register.

Erwin G. Hess, 44, 365 Minocqua, Park Forest, was arrested on May 15 and charged with assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of cannabis when an officer in the 300 block of Minocqua was assisting officers with a K9 search which had resulted from the armed robbery report minutes before at Family Video. The K9 search led to the side door area of 365 Minocqua, according to police.

Gregory R. Brown, 25, 36 Hemlock, Park Forest, and Sidney J. Lagarde, 17, 3354 Western Ave., Park Forest, were arrested on May 15 and charged with criminal trespass to motor vehicle when police on patrol at 12:20 a.m. in the first block of West Rocket Circle observed suspicious subjects standing on the sidewalk and hiding behind a tree, according to police.

Police were summoned to St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights on May 15 to speak with a victim in the emergency room who said he was stabbed on Arcadia Street in Park Forest. Police continue to investigate.

A window of a screen door of a residence in the 100 block of Blackhawk was reported broken on May 15.

An unknown person or persons broke into a vacant house in the 200 block of Arcadia on May 16. Nothing was reported missing or disturbed inside the residence.

A purse was reported stolen from Rich East High School on May 16.