Police Report – February 26, 2007

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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.

Not included yet in this report is news of charges pending against a suspect for several thefts in the southern area of town.  Please check back later in the week for an update.  Charges are pending upon receipt by the Park Forest Police Department of case reports by the Assistant States Attorney.

We will always include some introductory comments before the first item.  While everything that follows is a matter of public record, we do not believe it is necessary to have names on page one.

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– On February 10 police responded to the 0 to 100 block of Hemlock regarding a fire in progress. The Park Forest Fire Department put out the fire. Officers determined that a juvenile had allegedly lit a towel on fire.

Ernest White, 22, 7412 S. Euclid, Chicago, IL, as arrested on February 11 and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis and misdemeanor traffic arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol when a vehicle he was driving exited the roadway and crashed in the vicinity of Sauk Trail and Western, approximately ½ mile east of Western.

Bernard N. Williams, 35, 117 Willow, Park Forest, was arrested on February 12 and charged with domestic battery when police were called to the 100 block of Willow to investigate a domestic disturbance.

Darnell L. Edmond, 31, 200 Allegheny, Park Forest, was arrested on February 17 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Allegheny.

Robert L. Johnson, 42, 3556 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on February 18 and charged with retail theft for allegedly taking a 20 oz. can of beer from a business in the 100 block of S. Orchard.

Zachary Debartolo, 17, 1561 Mallaro’s Cove, Beecher, IL, and George Griffith, 18, 28845 Klemme, Beecher, IL, were arrested on February 18 and each issued a municipal citation for disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the area of Sauk Trail and Blackhawk Drive to investigate a reckless vehicle. The car was stopped by Richton Park police and the vehicle, registered to Debartolo, was impounded.

Keith D. Mitchell, 20, 14047 Atlantic, Riverdale, IL, was arrested and charged on February 18 with improper lane usage, improper turn, driving under the influence, and “DUI per se and a misdemeanor complaint for possession of cannabis,” according to the report, during a traffic stop in the 200 block of Lester. The report says Mitchell had a blood alcohol level of .205%. The vehicle he was driving was impounded.

Albert Holmes, 39, 62 Hemlock St., Park Forest, was arrested on February 19 and charged with domestic battery when police were called to the Speedway gas station to investigate a domestic disturbance report.

A juvenile was arrested on February 19 and charged with two counts of domestic battery when police were called to the 0 to 100 block of Rocket Circle to investigate a report of domestic battery.

A police officer was summoned to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a report of a runaway on February 19. The 16-year old juvenile was located on February 20 by a Matteson police officer and transported to the Park Forest Police Department.

Cynthia C. Macklin, 41, and Earl T. Macklin, 20, both of 22868 Greenfield, Richton Park, IL, were arrested on February 19 in reference to an incident that occurred at Rich East High School, 300 Sauk Trail, during a basketball game. Cynthia C. Macklin was charged with battery and obstructing a peace officer. Earl T. Macklin was charged with battery and obstructing a peace officer. They were released after posting bond. As a condition of their release, the report says, they were instructed to have no contact with Rich East High School.

A juvenile was arrested on February 20 and issued a municipal citation for unlawful possession of cannabis when a police officer at Rich East High School was informed of a cannabis incident.

An officer responded to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a report of fraud. The victim reported that someone had used her ATM/Bank card in the state of Michigan during the same time the victim had used her bank card while purchasing items in Matteson, IL. Police continue to investigate.

Jeremiah N. Williams, 18, 3314 Western Ave, Park Forest, was arrested on February 20 and charged with retail theft when police were dispatched to a store in the 0 to 100 block of Main St. Items allegedly taken by Williams totaled $19.71, according to the report.
On February 20, an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Sauk Trail to investigate a report of criminal damage to property – motor vehicle. The windshield of a 2006 Chevy Malibu was reported cracked, “leaving a spider effect across most of the windshield,” according to the report.

Ronald W. Ward, 44, 307 Sauganash St., Park Forest, was arrested on February 20 and charged with domestic battery when police were called to the 300 block of Sauganash St. to investigate a report of a domestic battery.

Police responded to a call from a resident on February 20 in the 400 block of Shabbona Dr., Park Forest. The resident noticed $10,000 missing from a bank account, and noted that the withdrawals had occurred in Arizona. According to reports, the resident had not been to Arizona, and did not authorize these withdrawals. Police continue to investigate.

Police responded to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a missing person report on February 20. The missing person was reported found on February 23.

On February 21, police were dispatched to the 100 block of Walnut to investigate a report of a stolen automobile. The vehicle, a red 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT (Reg#8597813) was left running in the driveway for 5 minutes, according to the report. The vehicle will be entered into LEADS as a stolen auto.

Tyrone Rogers, 34, 16029 S. Lathrop, Harvey, IL, was arrested on February 21 and charged with a felony count of aggravated DUI during a traffic stop on Sauk Trail, ¼ east of Western. In addition, citations were lodged for speeding 40 mph+, improper lane usage, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, disobeying a traffic control signal, and driving while license revoked. The report says the vehicle was traveling at 77 mph in a posted 35 mph zone.

A police officer responded to the Park Forest Police Station on February 21 to investigate a report of a counterfeit bill. A resident gave change for a $100 bill to a man who knocked on his door. The counterfeit $100 bill was mailed via certified mail to the Secret Service Department in Chicago.

A police officer responded to the Park Forest Police Station on February 21 to investigate a fraud complaint. The resident showed alleged fraudulent charges of over $3,000 on a Visa credit card account.

On February 21, an officer was advised that a train was blocking Western Ave. at the EJ&E. A summons complaint was issued via certified mail to EJ&E for obstruction of crossing.

On February 21, police responded to the 23400 block of Western Ave. to investigate criminal damage to property. The front driver side tire and both rear tires of an automobile were flattened, each with an approximate one to two inch gash “likely caused by a knife,” according to the report.

Johnnye M. Rebb, 15241 S. Grant, Chicago, IL, was arrested on February 22 and charged with retail theft for allegedly taking a six pack of beer from a business in the 400 block of Sauk Trail.

On February 22 a police officer was dispatched to a school in the 200 block of Wilson to investigate a criminal damage to property incident. A 2003 Ford Focus was reported damaged, with “numerous foot prints on the hood and trunk” of the vehicle, according to the report. The roof of the vehicle was dented in several spots. Police continue to investigate.

Joseph N. Gunderson, 17, 208 Mantua, Park Forest, was arrested on February 22 and charged with domestic battery when police were called to the 200 block of Mantua to investigate a domestic battery.

Shawn P. Badar, 35, 1535 Burr Oak Rd., Homewood, IL, was arrested on February 22 and charged with harassment by telephone in reference to reports of telephone harassment on February 12 and February 18. The resident made the first complaint February 12 at the Park Forest Police Station.

On February 22, police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department regarding damage to an white, Toyota automobile. Officers observed that the convertible top had been cut and was approximately 3 inches by 3 inches, according to the report. Police continue to investigate.

Brandi L. Spayer, 22, 3825 Canterbury Ct., Richton Park, was arrested and charged with battery on February 24 for an incident that allegedly took place on February 23 at a business on North St.

On February 23, police responded to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a report of a missing juvenile. Police continue to investigate.

A juvenile was placed into LEADS as a runaway on February 24 when an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Osage St. to investigate a report of a runaway.

On February 24, Cornelius B. Green, age 18, 230 Allegheny, Park Forest, was charged with felony resisting arrest during a traffic stop that occurred on February 22 near a business at the intersection of Western and 26th St. He was also processed on an outstanding warrant for disorderly conduct. A Park Forest Police Officer was treated for a broken wrist related to the incident.

A juvenile was issued a municipal citation for disorderly conduct on February 24 when a police officer responded to a 911 call in the 400 block of Huron. The report says that the 911 call was “not an emergency.”

A juvenile was charged with battery for an incident that occurred on February 24 in the 200 block of Arcadia.