Police Report – December 10, 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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Andre W. Graham, 26, 364 Oakwood St., Park Forest, was arrested on November 30 and charged with domestic battery when the alleged victim came to the Park Forest Police Station and reported that she was a victim of domestic battery.

Three gas cans containing fuel were reported stolen from a shed in the 300 block of Manitowac on November 30.

Donathan A. Boyd, 29,17600 Central Park Ave., Country Club Hills, was arrested on November 30 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to a house in the 200 block of Minocqua to investigate a report of domestic battery.

An unknown suspect or suspects attempted to enter a residence in the 0 -100 block of S. Arbor Trails on December 1.  A lock on the door was reported damaged, but the deadbolt lock was still secure.

Jason J. Carr, 32, 96 Hemlock, Park Forest, was arrested on December 1 and charged with domestic battery and possession of cannabis when police responded to the 0 – 100 block of Hemlock to investigate a domestic battery.

William E. Hunt, 33, 312 Douglas, Park Forest, was arrested on December 2 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to the 300 block of Douglas in reference to a domestic problem.

Both driver-side tires and the rear passenger side tire of an automobile parked in the 100 block of Washington were slashed sometime during the night of December 1-December 2.  The approximate cost to replace the tires is $450.

Police responded to the 200 block of Mohawk on December 2 to investigate a report of battery.  Police have suspect information, but there were no arrests at this time.

The passenger-side rear window of an automobile parked in the parking lot of a business in the 2500 block of Western Avenue was reported shattered on December 3. A black, blue and white backpack containing school papers was reported stolen from the car.

The passenger-side rear door of a car parked in the south parking row of the North Arbor Trails parking lot was reported vandalized on December 3.  An unknown person or persons scratched an expletive on the vehicle’s passenger-side rear door, and there was a small scratch on the passenger-side front door.

A piece of door molding was reported pried off the rear driver’s side door of a car parked in the 0 – 100 block of Park St. on December 3.

William D. Steins, 49, last known address at 69 Park St., Park Forest, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass to property when police were dispatched to the 0 – 100 block of Park Street to investigate a report of trespass to land.  According to police, Steins had been legally evicted from the property by the Cook County Sheriff Department, and was told at the time a complaint for trespass to land would be signed against him if he returned to the property.

One Xbox video game system and eight miscellaneous Xbox games were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Ash Street on December 4.  The resident returned home from shopping and noticed that the rear door of the home was open.  The door had been locked when the resident left, according to police.  Police recovered a screwdriver in the living room that did not belong to the resident.  The screwdriver was sent to the Illinois State Police Forensic Laboratory in Joliet for analysis.

Two juveniles were arrested and charged with criminal trespass to state-supported property and unlawful consumption of alcoholic liquor when officers, working as Police Liaison Officers during a basketball game at Rich East High School, observed the two juveniles in the gymnasium causing a disturbance by flashing money while dancing around, according to police.  The two were escorted out of the building and told to leave the school grounds, or else they would be arrested for trespassing.  After the basketball game ended, officers observed a disturbance.  The two juveniles were with the spectators causing a disturbance, according to police.  Officers noticed the smell of alcoholic liquor coming from both juveniles.  Police conducted a Breathalyzer analysis test on both which provided positive results.

A wallet was reported stolen from the coat of an employee at the Elizabeth Ludeman Center on December 4.  The victim subsequently learned that her credit cards have been used to make purchases that same day without her permission.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis when police responded to the Park Forest Academy, 375 Oswego St., to investigate a student in possession of cannabis.

Two 750 ml bottles of Tanqueray Gin were reported stolen from CVS Pharmacy, 1 W. Main St., on December 5. After reviewing the store’s video surveillance system, police described the suspect as a black male, 15 to 17 years of age, approximately 5 foot 8 inches and 150 pounds.

Charles E. Ruffin, 27, 23433 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis when an officer stopped to assist a Will County Sheriff’s officer on a traffic stop near Western and Sauk Trail on December 5.  Ruffin was also processed on an outstanding warrant.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with theft when police were dispatched to Walgreens, 15 South Orchard Dr., in reference to a retail theft.  The juvenile allegedly stole six packs of Trident gum, and three packs of Starburst candy.

Eddie C. Caffey, 11530 S. Wentworth, Chicago, was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis when police responded to the 100 block of Washington St. in reference to a suspicious auto.