Police Report – August 20, 2007

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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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Gene Thomas Clears, 59, 314 Juniper, Park Forest, was arrested on August 12 and charged with trespass to residence when police were called to the Park Forest Police Station to take a report from a walk-in complainant.

Rodney A. Jones, 32, 1118 W. Washburne, Chicago, was arrested on August 12 and charged with criminal trespass to motor vehicle when police responded to the 400 block of Todd to investigate a burglar alarm.

Michael M. Sherrod, 24, 4046 Lindenwood, Matteson, was arrested on August 12 and charged with reckless driving and driving on a suspended driver’s license when police responded to the 100 block of Indiana to investigate a report of reckless driving.

A DVD/VCR player was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Sioux Street on August 12.

A juvenile was arrested on August 13 and charged, issued an “M” citation, and charged with underage consumption of alcohol.  Chief Fleming was in Central Park when he observed the juvenile allegedly consume a drink from a glass bottle that was inside a brown paper bag.  Upon closer look, Fleming observed it was a bottle of “Steel Reserve.”

A juvenile was arrested on August 13 and issued two M-Citations and charged with battery.

The driver side door window of a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville was shattered on August 13 in the 100 block of North Arbor Trail.  Items taken include two CDs, a hat, and a CD player.

The front door of the Family Dollar, 450 Norwood Square, was reported shattered on August 14, 2007.  The manager stated that there did not appear to be anything missing from the store.  Police found a large landscape brick on the floor by the front entrance, but nothing in the store appeared to be tampered with.

The rear window of a blue 2005 Nissan 4-door was reported shattered on August 14.  Police observed a 6” piece of asphalt inside the vehicle that had apparently been used to shatter the window.

Quentin M. Moore, 19, 3740 178th Pl., Country Club Hills, was arrested on August 14 and charged with burglary when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Osage to investigate a report of burglary to auto.  Police searched Moore and found $6.27 in change allegedly taken from the automobile.

A hot water heater was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny on August 14.  The building owner related that he is in the process of rehabbing the rental property so it can be put on the market for sale, according to the report.

Several items collectively valued around $340 were reported taken from a residence in the 100 block of Berry on August 14.

A 1992 Cadillac Seville, Illinois registration 9728897, was reported stolen from the street in front of a residence in the 400 block of Miami on August 15.

Two juveniles were arrested on August 15 and charged with theft when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Sauk Trail to investigate a report of stolen bicycles.  One juvenile was additionally charged with resisting a peace officer.

Patrick C. Edwards, 24, 234 Arcadia, Park Forest, was arrested on August 15 and charged with domestic battery when police were called to the 200 block of Arcadia to investigate a report of domestic battery.

A CD case containing approximately 15 CDs, a pair of blue shorts, and a wallet with $40 cash and personal information were reported taken from a vehicle in the 0 – 100 block of Dogwood on August 15.  The owner had left the windows down and went into his residence for around 15 minutes to get an item.

Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Winnemac to investigate a residential burglary on August 15.  Items reported stolen were valued at approximately $1,840.  The screen to a rear window was damaged, apparently where the suspect(s) gained entry.

Police were called to the 400 block of Sandburg St. on August 15 to investigate a possible burglary in progress.  A resident saw two young juveniles in the back yard of a vacant residence, confronted them, and advised them to leave.  Moments later the resident heard glass shatter near the location where the juveniles were previously standing.  The resident called police.  There is no further suspect information, according to the report.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Washington on August 15 to investigate a residential burglary.  Officers observed a damaged door frame.  Items reported taken include a stereo system valued at $1,000, a laptop computer valued at $800, and a DVD player valued at $100.

Police responded to a house in the 400 block of Sandburg St. on August 15 in reference to a residential burglary.  Approximately $600 in items was reported taken from the residence.  Police did recover some suspect evidence from the scene, according to the report.

A resident who wishes to remain anonymous tipped police off to vandalism at Somonauk Park on August 15.  The complainant observed damage to the men’s bathroom at the park.  Officer Kessler responded and observed the damaged sink, which appeared to be deliberately knocked off the wall mounting. It appeared that the men’s bathroom door had been left open.  There were no signs of forced entry, according to the report.

Sandra L. Zakis, 53, 2946 S. Western, Park Forest, was arrested on August 16 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to a restaurant in the 22000 block of Central Park in reference to a domestic problem.

A Nintendo WII video game system and miscellaneous video games valued at $100 were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Nassau on August 16.

Charles A. Brooks, 24, 100 Indianwood, Park Forest, was arrested on August 16 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Main St. to investigate a domestic battery.

Police responded to the 200 block of Allegheny St. on August 17 in reference to a female subject reporting a domestic battery.  The alleged suspect is being sought by police.

A safe was reported taken from Aunt Martha’s Youth Home, 175 Indianwood, on August 17.  Suspect(s) gained entry through an office window which had been shattered.  Police continue to investigate.

Valentino Jones, 19, 33 E. Rocket Circle, Park Forest, was arrested on August 17 and charged with urinating in public and improper walking in the roadway when Cpl. Baugh was on patrol in the 100 block of Washington observed Jones allegedly urinate in the middle of the street.  Angelo M. Sikes, 19, 414 Watseka, Park Forest, was arrested in the same incident and charged with improper walking in the roadway.

The front windshield of a black 1996 Mark IV was reported shattered by a medium sized, orange colored flower pot in the 100 block of 26th St. on August 17.

The rear window of a 2001 Ford Expedition was reported shattered on August 18 in the 300 block of Huron.