Police Report – February 4, 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.

An arrest does not mean that a person is guilty. All those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. It is the policy of eNews Park Forest to not remove items in the public record from publication. If your name is listed in the police reports, we will only add information relevant to the final disposition of the case at hand, e.g. "Mr. Smith was subsequently acquitted," or "All charges against Mr. Smith were subsequently dropped." We will do so upon receiving and verifying proof of such disposition.

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. 

Stacey D. Gill, 28, 7148 99th St. Apt. 310, Chicago Ridge, was arrested on January 25 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Lester St.  in reference to a report of criminal damage to property.

Felicia Heard, 28, 401 Winnemac St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 26 and charged with possession of cannabis under 10 g. when police executed a traffic stop on Lakewood Blvd. east of Orchard Dr. in reference to a vehicle driving with one working red tail light.  The driver of the vehicle, Regina Hodges, 32, 11 Apache, Park Forest, was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license, operation of a motor vehicle with one red tail light and obstruction of a peace officer for allegedly providing a false name and date of birth to avoid arrest, according to police.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on January 26 to investigate a report of child abuse.  There were no arrests.

Richard M. Lach, 21, 22610 Imperial, Richton Park, was arrested on January 26 and charged with possession of cannabis when police observed a subject in a vehicle parked in the CVS parking lot rolling an unknown substance into brown rolling paper.

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Ollie Williams, 54, 283 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 26 and charged with two counts of possession of controlled substance and improper walking in the roadway with open alcohol. Williams exited her residence and began yelling at officers while they were conducting a traffic stop in front of her house, according to police.

Andre L. Harden, 34, 9 Apache St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 27 and charged with one felony count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, one misdemeanor charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, improper lane usage and driving while license suspended when police observed the vehicle Harden was driving change from the left lane to the right lane on Western Ave. near Norwood St. without using a turn signal, according to police.

A Sony Xplod in-dash touch screen DVD player was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Winnebago St. on January 27.  The passenger-side window of the vehicle had been shattered.

A backdoor window of a residence in the 200 block of Forest Blvd. was reported shattered on January 28.

Early Walker, 23, 54 Hemlock St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 28 and charged with one misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a weapon, operation of a vehicle with expired registration, improper use of registration and driver’s license not on person when police observed that the vehicle Walker was driving on Western Ave. had an expired registration sticker.  During a search of the vehicle, police found a black pistol and a fully-loaded magazine with 19 live 9 mm. hollow point ammunition rounds.  During the traffic stop, Walker told police that he was authorized to carry a firearm 24 hours a day and had a firearm inside the vehicle and gave police permission to search the interior of the vehicle, according to police.

Police were dispatched to the 0-100 block of  Woodland Glen on January 28 to investigate a report of identity theft.  A resident alleged that he was unable to obtain his own income tax refund because his refund had already been filed and granted to a person in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Dorlita A. Robinson, 25, 3352 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on January 28 and charged with one count of felony disorderly conduct and one charge of false motor vehicle accident report when police responded to that address to investigate a hit and run accident.

A tan 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Illinois temporary registration number 722H8130 was reported stolen from the 100 block of Elm Street on January 28.

Michael A. Hurst, 47, 159 Algonquin St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 28 and charged with one count of felony retail theft and one charge of trespass to real property when he allegedly stole two bottles of liquor from the CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main St., according to police.

A juvenile was arrested on January 29 and charged with aggravated battery when police were called to the 200 block of Arcadia St. to investigate a domestic disturbance complaint.

Vincente Altamirano-Garcia, 21, 265 W. Sauk Trail, South Chicago Heights, was arrested and charged with one felony count of fraudulent drivers license, operating an uninsured automobile, failing to secure a four year old in a child safety seat, and driving when never issued a drivers license when an officer on routine patrol observed two vehicles stopped in the roadway on Western Ave. just north of Sauk Trail.  The drivers stated that they had just been involved in a minor traffic crash on Sauk Trail at Western Ave.

Joseph W. Route, 57, 21837 S. Jeffery, Sauk Village, was arrested on January 30 and charged with one felony count of driving while license revoked and unauthorized use of parking spaces reserved for persons with disabilities when police observed the vehicle Route was driving pulled into a handicapped parking space at CVS Pharmacy.  The vehicle did not have handicapped license plates or a handicapped placard, according to police.

An officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on January 30 to investigate a report of fraud.  A resident reported that one of the checks he may have thrown out had been cashed.  He did not recall if he had destroyed the checks before throwing them out.

A rock was reported thrown through the rear window of a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Lakewood Blvd. on January 30.

Raheme K. Jackson, 18, 33 Fir St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 30 and charged with possession of cannabis when police responded to the 0-100 block of Indianwood to investigate a report of an unknown disturbance that was called in on 911.

David Valadez, 45, 41 Ash St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 30 and charged with domestic battery and resisting arrest when police responded to that address to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Gregory Cortez Brown, 21, 9926 S. Morgan, Chicago, was arrested on January 31 and charged with retail theft and resisting a peace officer when he allegedly took two bottles of vodka past the point of sale into the foyer of CVS Pharmacy, according to police.

Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Lakewood Blvd. to investigate a report of criminal sexual assault on January 31.  There were no arrests.  Police have suspect information.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on January 31 to investigate a theft.  A resident reported that he had two packages delivered to his house on January 29.  When he returned to the house, the packages were missing.

Lawand S. Dixon, 18, 22242 Merrill, Sauk Village, was arrested on January 31 and charged with obstructing a peace officer.  Dixon was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over by police on Western Ave. and provided a false name when asked, according to police.  According to police, none of the letters or numbers of the temporary registration on the rear of the vehicle were visible.  The driver of the vehicle, Idowu A. Akiwowu, 26, 3126 Heather Hill Ct., Flossmoor, was arrested and charged with improper display of registration and driving with a suspended driver’s license.

Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Winnebago on January 31 in reference to a disturbance.  There were no arrests.

Anthony T. Gunaka, 48, 263 Lester Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on February 1 and charged with domestic battery and resisting a peace officer when police responded to that address regarding a domestic disturbance.

Tyrone Anthony, 46, 3574 Western Ave, Park Forest, was arrested on February 2 and charged with domestic battery and violation of an order of protection when police were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at that address.

Terrill K. McElroy, 19, 171 Forest Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on February 2 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Indianwood Blvd. to investigate a complaint of a domestic disturbance.