Police Report – April 2, 2007

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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Sharron Jackson, 27, 1722 W. Edmaire, Chicago, and Cathy L. Jackson, 48, 326 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, were arrested and charged with retail theft on March 14, when police responded to a business in the 100 block of S. Orchard to investigate a retail theft complaint.  Gwendolyn A. Harden, 47, 128 Indianwood Blvd. #B, Park Forest, was arrested on March 16 and charged with two counts of retail theft in the same incident.

On March 16, police responded to the PFPD to investigate a report of theft.  An employee at a business in the 0 – 100 block of S. Orchard reported that someone had taken a debit card and checkbook from her purse.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 17, police were called to the 300 block of Osage in reference to a domestic battery.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

Kwame R. Lowery, 34, 3801 Dewey, Richton Park, was arrested on March 19 and charged with possession of cannabis when police were called to the 400 block of Sauk Trail to investigate a suspicious person complaint.

On March 19, a Park Forest police officer was assigned to assist the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with an ongoing investigation.  The DEA obtained a search warranted for a residence in the 300 block of New Salem.  The officer conducted a search of the residence with K9 Brix with negative results for illegal narcotics.  The DEA also conducted a search of the residence with negative results for illegal narcotics.  There were no arrests.

On March 20, police were called to the 200 block of Allegheny to investigate a criminal damage to property complaint.  The officer observed the broken front window of a residence and an empty bottle of “Wild Irish Rose” alcohol directly inside the window, allegedly used to break the window.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

Brian E. Comer, 206 Monee Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on March 20 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Monee Rd. in reference to a domestic battery incident.

On March 20, police were called to the PFPD to investigate a domestic battery report.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

Yotanda L. Lewis, 29, 17770 Harvard Ln, Country Club Hills, was arrested on March 21 and charged with harassment by telephone in reference to a report police filed on March 18, when an officer was dispatched to the PFPD to investigate a report of a violation of a court order.

On March 21, police were dispatched to the 0 – 100 block of Hemlock to investigate a report of criminal damage to property.  Officers observed a hole in a window of a residence that appeared to be made by a pellet projected by a BB gun, according to the report.

On March 21, police were called to the 0 – 100 block of Warwick to investigate a 911 call.  Officers heard yelling when they arrived, according to the report.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 21, police were called to the 0 – 100 block of Marquette Place to investigate an attempted residential burglary.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

Keith A. Bass, Jr., 32, 9 E. Rocket, Park Forest, was arrested on March 21 and charged with disobeying a stop sign, driving with unsafe tires, and driving under the influence of alcohol, when police observed a silver Dodge Neon driving westbound on Main Street at what appeared to be a high rate of speed, according to the report.

On March 22, police were dispatched to the PFPD in reference to a stolen handicap placard.  The victim reported that the placard had been removed from a purse.  Police continue to investigate.

Jeffrey S. Russell, 27, 420 Winnemac, Park Forest, was arrested on March 23 and charged with domestic battery when police were called to the 400 block of Winnemac to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Kevin T. Gines, 26, 304 Miami, Park Forest, was arrested on March 23 and charged with trespassing when police were called to the 200 block of Somonauk to investigate a disturbance.

Jeffrey S. Patterson, 45, 1524 Portland, Chicago Heights, was arrested on March 24 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, (attempt) obstruction of a peace officer when an officer on street patrol observed a subject riding a bicycle northbound on Western from Sauk Trail in the southbound lanes of traffic without an operational lamp.

On March 25, police were called to the 0 – 100 block of Dogwood in reference to a domestic problem.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 25, police were called to a business in the 400 block of Norwood Sq. to investigate a report of retail theft.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 25, police were called to the 100 block of Shabbona in reference to a battery victim.  The victim was walking on Shabbona when he was allegedly approached by subjects in a red full size van who stopped, asked the victim his name, and began to beat him.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

Rico R. Smith, 23, 248 Arcadia, Park Forest, was arrested on March 26 and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting/obstructing a peace officer, when police were called to the 200 block of Arcadia to investigate a group of subjects yelling loudly and yelling in the street.

On March 26, police took at report of theft at the PFPD.  The victim related that several items in a bag were taken from the victim’s automobile when the vehicle was left unsecured briefly in the 500 block of Lakewood.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 26, police were dispatched to the PFPD to investigate a report of a stolen purse.  The victim reported that the purse had been allegedly taken from a shopping cart from the parking lot of a business in the 100 block of S. Orchard.  The victim had left the purse in the shopping cart.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 27, police were called to the 200 block of Mantua to investigate a domestic disturbance.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

Jeffrey E. Wicks, 27, 116B Indianwood, Park Forest, was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of parking places reserved for the disabled and possession of cannabis when police observed an automobile parked in a handicap space at a business in the 0 – 100 block of Main St.  Wicks is also a registered child sexual predator, according to police officers.

Cortez E. Hawkins, 36, 400 Rutledge, Park Forest, was arrested on March 27 and charged with domestic battery when police were called to the 400 block of Rutledge to investigate a report of domestic battery.

On March 27, police responded to the 100 block of Well to investigate a report of a missing juvenile.  The juvenile was entered into LEADS as a missing and endangered juvenile.

On March 27, a juvenile was arrested and charged with aggravated battery to a school employee when police were called to a school in the 300 block of Oswego to investigate a battery report.

On March 27, police were called to the PFPD to investigate a deceptive practice complaint.  The alleged victim reported that he received an email from a subject who said he had an employment opportunity.  The email stated the company needed a financial controller/representative in the state.  The victim agreed to work for the company.  His first assignment consisted in receiving a casher check which he would then deposit into his checking account, keep ten percent, and wire the remaining 90% to the company’s account manager in London, UK.  The victim stated that he received a cashier check in the amount of $4,000.  He deposited the check into his checking account, and wired $3,400 to a person in the United Kingdom.  On the same day, the victim’s bank informed him that the casher check was fraudulent.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 28, police were called to the 100 block of Hemlock to investigate a report of theft under $300 – bicycle.  The bicycle was reported stolen from a bike rack at a school in the 200 block of Wilson.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 28, police were called to the PFPD to investigate a report of a missing/endangered adult.  The missing person was entered into LEADS as missing.

On March 28, police were called to the PFPD in reference to a missing juvenile runaway.  The juvenile’s name was entered into LEADS.

On March 28, police were called to the 3600 block of Western Ave. in reference to a runaway.  The missing juvenile was entered into LEADS.

On March 28, police were called to the 400 block of Sandburg to investigate a repot of a bicycle theft.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 28, police were called to the 0 – 100 block of Krotiak Rd. in reference to a juvenile runaway incident.  The juvenile was entered into LEADS.

On March 28, police were called to the 0 – 100 block of Marquette Place in reference to a report of burglary to motor vehicle.  The victim reported missing a 2007 Illinois Registration and insurance card when the car was in the parking lot of Value City, Matteson, IL.  Police continue to investigate.

Darryl J. Bedar, 37, 18360 Glenn Oak Ave. #2D, Lansing, IL, was arrested on March 29 and charged with domestic battery when police were called to the 0 – 100 block of Hemlock in reference to a domestic battery report.

Travis S. Usher, 26, 121 Algonquin, Park Forest, was arrested on March 29 and charged with domestic battery when police were called to the 100 block of Alonquin to investigate a report of domestic battery.

On March 29, a resident brought her minor daughter to the PFPD to report that the minor, previously listed as a runaway, had returned home.  The minor’s name was removed from LEADS.

On March 30, police were called to the 200 block of Indianwood to investigate a stolen bicycle complaint.  A minor reported a bicycle stolen after being punched in the face by another subject.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate, classifying this as “Strong Armed Robbery.”

On March 30, police were called to the 200 block of Berry to investigate a missing juvenile.  The juvenile’s name was entered into KEADS as a missing person.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 30, a Community Service Officer (C.S.O.) was informed by a postal carrier that there were unattended dogs inside a residence in the 0 – 100 block of McCarthy.  After investigating, police learned from neighbors that no one had been seen coming from or going to the residence in the last several weeks.  Police gained entry to the residence and removed three dogs and two ferrets from the house and transported them to Forest South Animal Hospital, according to the report.  There was dog waste covering the entire floor of the residence, according to the report.  A building inspector posted the property with a sticker deeming the house uninhabitable.  Charges are pending for further investigation, according to the report.

Cody A. Adams, 23, 327 Sangamon, Park Forest, was arrested on March 31 and charged with criminal trespass to real property when police responded to the 200 block of Somonauk to investigate a report of an unwanted subject.  Adams was issued an “I” bond and released.

On March 31, police were dispatched to the 0 – 100 block of Sauk Trail to investigate a report of criminal damage to property.  The resident noticed damage to the front window of a residence.  The officer saw 5 – 6 BB holes in the window.

On March 31, police responded to the 3600 block of Western Ave. to investigate a missing person.  A juvenile was reported missing.  The juvenile’s name will be entered into LEADS as a missing person on “today’s date,” according to the report.

On April 1, police responded to a business in the the 0 – 100 block of Indianwood Blvd. to investigate a Burglary from motor vehicle complaint.  The front passenger side window of a 2000 Honda Civic was reported shattered.  A black Motorola flip cellular phone was reported missing.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.