Police Report – February 18, 2008

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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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Brandon C. Lane, 23, 112-B Hemlock, Park Forest, was arrested on February 1 and charged with two counts of unlawful use of weapons and possession of cannabis when the South Suburban Emergency Response Team (S.S.E.R.T.) executed a search warrant at that address at 5:30 in the morning. Police found two handguns, live rounds of ammunition and two bags of a green leafy substance, suspect cannabis. Lane gave a statement to police.

Jesse J. DeLoach, 35, 200 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on February 4 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia when police were dispatched to the Family Dollar, 108 South Orchard, in reference to a retail theft report.

Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Forest Blvd. on February 7 to investigate a nuisance complaint. There were no arrests.

Christopher J. Pascarella, 31, 14700 Central Ave., Oak Forest, was arrested on February 12 and charged with possession of cannabis after police executed a search warrant on February 7 at a business in the 300 block of Forest Blvd.

Martez M. Lockett, 18, 1946 Lawrence, Chicago Heights, was arrested on February 11 and charged with possession of cannabis and obstruction when an officer patrolling Western observed a suspicious subject standing in the common area of Court G-2. According to police, the officer’s attention was brought to this area due to the recent high volume of criminal activity nearby.

A Bowflex home gym unit valued at $2500 was reported stolen from a residence in the 3100 block of Western Ave. on February 12.

The driver’s side rear window of an automobile parked in the 100 block of Blackhawk was reported shattered on February 12. Items reported stolen from the vehicle included a CD player located in the dashboard, a 12 inch subwoofer, and an amplifier, both located in the trunk. A handbag was also taken from the car.

A juvenile was arrested on February 13th and charged with truancy and obstruction of justice when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Library in reference to possible truant students.

Richard A. Adeniyi, 18, 3 Warwick Ct., Park Forest, was arrested on February 13 and charged with driving with a suspended license, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and no valid registration when police were dispatched to the area of Warwick and Westwood to investigate a stolen auto. SouthCom dispatch advised police that a gray 2008 Pontiac G6, which had been reported stolen, was currently being located by OnStar recovery services in that area.

Michael L. Norman, 17, 125 Wilson, Park Forest, Jeffrey T. Collier, 17, 23445 S. Western #398, Park Forest, Darion C. Moses, 17, 1914 Ashland, Chicago Heights, and two juveniles and were arrested and charged with battery when police were dispatched to Speedway on Sauk Trail in reference to a fight in progress.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with aggravated battery when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Academy to investigate a report of aggravated battery to a teacher on February 14.

A juvenile was arrested on February 14 and charged with criminal sexual abuse and criminal trespass to property when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Early St. in reference to a premise exam.

Carl D. Griffin, 26, 70 Indianwood, Park Forest, was arrested on February 15 and charged with assault and possession of cannabis when police responded to that address to investigate a domestic disturbance.

Kenneth Chatman, Jr. 31, 10611 S. Perry, Chicago, was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property and possession of cannabis when police responded to the 3300 block of Western Ave. to investigate a domestic disturbance.