Police Report – December 17, 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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Lamont L. Jackson, 17, 436 Winnebago St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 7 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Winnebago regarding a domestic disturbance in progress.

Coby L. Williams, 31, 187 Lester Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on December 7 and charged with domestic battery when police were called to the 3200 block of Western Avenue for a 911 hang-up.

Edward W. Babush, 56, 440 Tamarack St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 8 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Tamarack regarding a domestic battery incident.

The driver-side front-door and rear-door windows of an automobile parked in the 21800 block of Central Park Avenue were reported shattered on December 8.

Police were called to the 300 block of Osage Street on December 8 in reference to a report of telephone harassment.  Police have suspect information.

A 2002 silver Dodge Alero, Illinois registration number 661-0348, was reported stolen from a house in the 200 block of Minocqua on December 8.  The vehicle was located by Officer Butler parked facing south on the southwest corner of Natoma and Nauvoo streets.  According to police, the vehicle was locked and had been backed into the parking space.  The keys were not left in the ignition.

A snowball was thrown through a window of a house in the 200 block of Miami on December 9, shattering the window.

David Jones, 41, 316 Neola, Park Forest, was arrested on December 9 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Neola regarding a disturbance in progress.

Amy E. Valenti, 24, 280 Allegheny St, Park Forest, was arrested on December 9 and charged with possession of cannabis and improper lighting when police observed the vehicle she was driving northbound on Western Avenue at Dogwood Street did not have headlights on.

Gary F. Wallace III, 20, 2939 W. 75th Ln., Merrillville, IN, was arrested on December 9 and charged with driving without lights when required, driving while license suspended, and a class "C" misdemeanor for possession of cannabis, when police observed the vehicle Wallace was driving traveling westbound on Sauk Trail from Meota St. without headlights on.

A juvenile was arrested on December 10 and charged with possession of a controlled substance when police were called to Park Forest Academy, 375 Oswego St., to investigate a student in possession of a controlled substance.  According to a teacher, all students are to be searched upon their arrival at school each day.

Katrina N. Scott, 395 Forest Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on December 10 and charged with two counts of endangering the life of a child when police responded to that residence in reference to a 911 hang up.  Police found two children, ages six and seven, home alone.

A golden 1997 Nissan Altima, Illinois registration 814-6534, was reported stolen on December 10.  A resident reported giving the car to a cousin to go to work on December 9, and the vehicle was never returned.

Johnny Lee Carter, 23447 Western Ave., #H86, Park Forest, was arrested on December 11 and charged with one felony count of obstructing justice, and processed on an active arrest warrant from the Richton Park Police Department, when police were dispatched to the 23400 block of Western Avenue in reference to a complaint of subjects smoking cannabis in a building.

Tires on three vehicles parked at a residence in the 100 block of Washington were reported slashed on December 11.  The left front tires of two vehicles were flat, and both left front and left rear tires were flat on another vehicle.

A car stereo was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of East Sycamore on December 11.

Police responded to a parking lot in the 100 block of North Arbor Trail to investigate a possible burglary to a motor vehicle on December 11.  The owner discovered that the hood to the vehicle was not latched, and the exterior driver’s door handle was damaged.  Various items from inside the glove box were scattered throughout the interior of the vehicle. Nothing was missing from the vehicle.

The exterior locks on both the driver and passenger doors of a car parked in the 100 block of North Arbor Trail were reported punched on December 11.  It did not appear that the offender made entry to the vehicle since nothing appeared to be tampered with, according to police.

The driver’s side windows of two cars parked in the Autumn Ridge complex parking lot were reported shattered on December 11

A 50 inch flat screen Samsung television valued at $2500, a silver DVD player, and a silver radio/CD player were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Fir St. on December 11.

A red 2005 Pontiac Aztek, Illinois registration 6355470, was reported stolen from in front of a residence in the 100 block of Nanti St. on December 11.

A cell phone, a pair of blue jeans, and a red and white short-sleeved Chicago Bulls shirt were reported stolen from a gym locker at Rich East High School on December 11.

Police responded to a house in the 400 block of Tomahawk in reference to an obscene phone call report on December 11.

A juvenile was arrested on December 11 and charged with theft over $300 when police were dispatched to the 0 -100 block of Apache Street to investigate a report of a disturbance over theft of money.

Two juveniles were arrested on December 12 and charged with resisting a police officer and truancy when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Blackhawk Drive shortly after 1:00 p.m. regarding two suspicious teens walking through backyards.

A Bosch corded drill and a Craftsman four piece tool set were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 0 – 100 block of Bertoldo Road on December 13.  The rear passenger side rear window of the vehicle had been shattered.

A car radio/CD player was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of 26th St. on December 13.  The front driver-side window of the vehicle had been completely shattered.

Floyd C. Daniels, 34, 368 Blackhawk, Park Forest, was arrested on December 14 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to a residence in the 300 block of Marquette St. in reference to an unwanted subject.