Park Forest Police Report – October 27, 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.

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Complete reports follow below:

Ashley A. Vickers, 19, 22544 Imperial, Richton Park, was arrested on October 17 and charged with possession of cannabis, registration suspended for mandatory insurance violation and avoiding a traffic control device when an officer on patrol in the area of Sauk Trail and Blackhawk Drive observed the car Vickers was driving allegedly avoided the red light at Blackhawk and Sauk Trail by driving through the parking lot of a gas station.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Arcadia Street on October 17 to investigate a report of domestic battery. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Police responded to a residence to investigate an alarm call in the first block of Apache Street on October 17. A 42-inch Sony flat screen television was reported stolen.

Matthew P. Key, 17, 22901 Richton Square Rd., Richton Park, and a juvenile were arrested on October 17 and charged with disorderly conduct when an officer was flagged down by a school bus driver in reference to a report of a fight on a school bus.

Marcus L. Ward, 21, 190 Nauvoo St., Park Forest, was arrested on October 18 and charged with criminal trespass to vehicle when an officer was dispatched to the 200 block of Somonauk Street to investigate a report of burglary to a motor vehicle.

Two windows of a residence in the first block of Blackhawk Drive were reported shattered on October 18.

Police were dispatched on October 19 to a residence in the 100 block of Illinois Street to investigate a report of domestic battery. Police have suspect information.

Monique S. Kelly, 23, 217 Arcadia St., Park Forest, was arrested on October 20 and charged with criminal damage to property after police responded on October 19 to a residence in the 100 block of Algonquin in reference to a disturbance. According to police, Kelly allegedly kicked both sides of the car, causing dents in the quarter panel of a vehicle.

Police recovered a vehicle on October 19 that had been listed as stolen from Hazel Crest on October 18. The vehicle was located at the intersection of Rockwell and Thomas Streets.

A resident discovered graffiti spray-painted on the outside of her residence in the 100 block of North Arbor Trails on October 19.

Randall K. Sharpe, 45, 358 Winona St., Park Forest, was arrested on October 19 and charged with domestic battery after police were dispatched to the address to investigate a 911 hang-up call.
Police were dispatched to a residence in the first block of West Rocket Circle to investigate reports of criminal defacement of property. Upon arrival, Officer DeCeault observed the letters “NBH” drawn in permanent black marker on the garage door.

Officer DeVries and K-9 Tobi responded on October 20 to assist the Richton Park Police Department in their investigation of a residential burglary in the 4500 block of Balmoral Drive. K-9 Tobi assisted officers in determining if there were still suspects in the residence. Tobi searched the residence with negative results.

A ham radio tower which had not yet been erected was reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Tomahawk Street on October 20. The tower consisted of approximately 400-500 pounds of U-channel type steel, painted blue and white.

An officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on October 20 in reference to a report of battery. Police have suspect information.

Two color television sets, a PlayStation 2 with controllers, a stereo system, a cordless phone with base, and a jar with approximately $62 cash were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of East Rocket Circle on October 20.

Two juveniles were arrested on October 21 and issued municipal tickets charging disorderly conduct when an officer was dispatched to the 200 block of Westwood Drive to investigate a disturbance involving students fighting on a school bus.

Anthony R. Pennamon, 27, 241 Arrowhead St., Park Forest, was arrested on October 21 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the Walgreens store at the corner of Route 30 and Western Avenue to investigate a possible domestic disturbance which reportedly had occurred in Park Forest, but the victim and offender were now at Walgreens.

Aaron Tyree, 25, 139 Fir St., Park Forest, was arrested on October 21 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to a day care center in the first block of Orchard Drive to investigate a child abuse incident. The alleged victim was a four-year-old boy who told police Tyree whipped him with his leather belt. According to police, the alleged victim had multiple black and blue bruises on his buttocks, legs, and both sides of his hips. Police also observed red marks on his stomach and back.

Erick S. Greek, 39, 430 Neosho St., Park Forest, was arrested on October 21 and charged October 22 with domestic battery and resisting a peace officer when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a report of domestic battery.

A Huffy Next bicycle was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Westwood Drive on October 22.

Bridgette D. Thatch-Nixon, 39, 6000 Kevin Way, Matteson, was arrested on October 22 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license when an officer was dispatched to the Marathon Gas Station, 385 Sauk Trail, to investigate a report of driving under the influence.

A gas furnace valued at $900, a central air conditioner valued at $600, various electric light fixtures valued at $600, and 60 feet of copper pipe valued at $50 were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Tamarack Street on October 23.

A wallet was reported stolen from a purse at Rich East High School on October 23.

Jennifer D. Arroyo, 23, 116 Nanti St., Park Forest, was arrested on October 23 and charged with possession of cannabis and issued a traffic citation charging no rear registration light when an officer on patrol in the area of Sauk Trail and Blackhawk Drive observed that the vehicle Arroyo was driving did not have a rear registration light. A passenger in the vehicle, Christine M. Vedder, 22, 211 Hickory St., Park Forest, was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis. The vehicle was administratively seized under the Park Forest illegal drugs ordinance. Arroyo was transported to the Richton Park Police Department when police discovered an outstanding Richton Park warrant from that jurisdiction.

Four folding picnic tables were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Westwood Drive on October 24.

Steven F. Hawkins, 40, address listed as 55 N. Arbor Trail, Apt. 306, Park Forest, was arrested on October 24 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a report of domestic battery.