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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Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Warwick Street on August 21 to investigate a report of theft. Two unauthorized charges to a resident’s credit card were reported.
A vehicle that had been reported stolen was recovered near Meota and Marquette Streets on Friday, August 22. The current “owner” said he had purchased the vehicle for $3500 cash about 2 1/2 years ago in a parking lot in Dixmoor where it was advertised for sale. The vehicle had been reported stolen in 2005 from Hammond, Indiana. There were no arrests.
Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Blackhawk Street on August 23 to investigate a domestic disturbance. The glass of an aluminum storm door was reported shattered. The owner decided to not sign a complaint.
Marques B. Garnett, 25, 19921 Cypress Ave., Country Club Hills, was arrested on August 23 and charged with possession of cannabis, resisting arrest, and an outstanding warrant out of Richton Park when an officer on patrol in the area of Suwanee and Miami Streets observed Garnett walking through the intersection allegedly lighting an unknown type of cigar. Upon seeing the officer, Garnett immediately stopped lighting the cigar and concealed it in his right hand, according to police. Suspecting the possible presence of cannabis, the officer initiated an investigative street stop.
Two juveniles were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct when an officer monitoring dismissal from Rich East High School observed the two students fighting.
Terrika G. Hawkins, 17, 1305 Vintage Dr., Joliet, was arrested on August 25 and charged with disorderly conduct when officers were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Berry Street to investigate a report of a disturbance.
Police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Waldmann Street on August 25 to investigate a report of a burglary. A resident reported that unknown offender(s) had gained entry to the residence without permission. Police discovered the closing mechanism of a window was damaged and wooden splinters were observed where a screen had been removed. Nothing was reported stolen. Police have suspect information.
Darryl B. Staples, 40, 207 Gold St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 26 and charged with violation of an order of protection when police responded to that address to investigate a report of an unwanted subject.
An officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on August 26 to investigate a report of credit card fraud. A resident reported transactions amounting to several thousand dollars had occurred on her account without her knowledge or permission. The credit card had been lost or stolen, according to police.
A12-year-old juvenile was arrested on August 26 and processed on a charge of burglary when an officer was dispatched to the 200 block of Rich Road to investigate a report of theft. The juvenile allegedly told police she took a blue Bratz bike and a silver Outlaw scooter.
Two Xbox 360 game systems, valued at $300 each, were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Blackhawk Drive on August 27. A door frame was also reported broken.
Henry L. Jimerson, 17, 22200 Kostner, Richton Park, was arrested on August 27 and charged with underage consumption of liquor. Officers on patrol shortly before 8:00 a.m. observed a vehicle stopped on Indiana Street at Orchard Drive in a traffic lane. The traffic signal for eastbound traffic on Indiana was green, but the vehicle did not move. On further inspection, one of the officers observed that the driver and two passengers appeared to be sleeping. The officer woke up the driver and detected an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. The driver and two passengers were transported to the Park Forest Police Department for further investigation. All three submitted to a breath test. The driver and a passenger showed a blood-alcohol concentration of .000, according to police. Jimerson’s breath test disclosed a blood-alcohol concentration of .065, according to police.
Linda A. Blount, 54, 318 Springfield St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 27 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a report of a dispute between a landlord and a tenant.
A black Specialist brand Mountain bike was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Winona Street on August 27.
A pink girl’s Magna Mountain bike was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Tampa Street on August 27.
An unknown person or persons scratched the driver’s side door of a vehicle parked in the first block of Krotiak Street on August 28.
A wallet containing $150 was reported stolen from a desk in the Park Forest library on August 28. The wallet had been left on top of a desk and the owner walked away, forgetting that he had placed it there.
A Toro lawnmower, model number 20016, serial number 240034894 was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Park Street on August 28.
A wallet containing $150 was reported stolen from a purse in a desk at Rich East High School on August 29.