Police Report – January 28, 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. 

A window in the back of a house in the 300 block of Marquette Street was reported shattered on January 18.

Leon McCoy, 42, 69 Hemlock St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 18 and charged with theft when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Birch Street to investigate a report of theft.

Officer Elliot and K-9 Brix responded to the 4100 block of Birchwood Road, Richton Park, to assist the Richton Park Police Department at the scene of a residential burglary.

Two windows in the 300 block of Main Street were damaged by BB gun shots on January 18.  Estimated cost to replace the windows is approximately $2500, according to the report.

Eboni C. Harmon, 26, 19 Apache St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 18 and charged with aggravated assault, battery and criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 0-100 block of Apache St. to investigate a domestic disturbance complaint.

Jeff M. Lynom, 38, 409 Monitor St., Park Forest, was arrested and charged with violation of an order of protection when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a violation order of protection complaint.

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Police responded to the Park Forest police department to investigate a report of theft on January 19.  A resident reported discovering a negative balance in a checking account in excess of $1800.00.  Police have suspect information.

Nathaniel Hull, 30,17755 Park Ave., Lansing, was arrested and charged with obstructing a peace officer during a domestic investigation when police responded to the 300 block of Forest Blvd. to investigate a disturbance.

Samuel Brown, Jr., 27, 1807 S. 118th St., Seattle, WA, was arrested on January 19 and charged with criminal damage to property when police responded to the 200 block of Blackhawk to investigate a report of criminal damage to property.  Brown admitted that he slashed the passenger side tire of a vehicle, according to police.

Samantha G. Hernandez, 36, 25 East 31st St., Steger, was arrested on January 19 and charged with possession of a controlled substance when an officer patrolling in the area of Arrowhead Court observed a vehicle parked with the driver’s side window open.  The weather on this particular night was 7° below zero.  The officer observed that the vehicle was occupied, and his attention was brought to this vehicle due to the high volume of crime and drug trafficking that occurs in the area, according to the report.

Ronald P. Coleman, 56, 51 Ash St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 20 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to that address to investigate a domestic battery incident.

Police were summoned to the Park Forest police department on January 21 to investigate a report of fraud.  A resident reported that a subject known to her had removed credit card checks from her residence without her knowledge.  The subject allegedly wrote several checks to himself and signed her name on the subject line without her permission.  Police continue to investigate.

Claude L. Hawthorne, 21, 1522 13th St., Ford Heights, was arrested on January 21 and was charged with failure to wear a seatbelt — driver, misdemeanor driving while license suspended, attempted obstructing justice, and an active arrest warrant for criminal trespass to vehicle.  Hawthorne was originally stopped by police at the intersection of Western Avenue and Apple Lane on January 16 and provided police with an inaccurate name.

A juvenile was arrested on January 21 and charged with obstructing a peace officer when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Washington Street to investigate a report of loud noise.

Police responded to the 200 block of Arcadia in reference to a domestic battery report.  There were no arrests.

Bobby Allen, 22, 2836 E. 223rd St., Sauk Village, was arrested on January 22 and charged with speeding and possession of cannabis when police observed the vehicle Allen was driving was allegedly speeding on Western Avenue near 26th St.

Police responded to the 200 block of Arcadia in reference to a juvenile problem.  There were no arrests.

Three spare tires from three vehicles were reported stolen from Enterprise Rent-a-Car at 3270 Lincoln Hwy., Park Forest, on January 23.

Darius D. Robinson, 23, 5225 Crosswind Dr., Richton Park, was arrested on January 23 and charged with domestic battery, interference with the reporting of domestic violence, and an outstanding warrant from the Sheriff’s Office in Murphysboro, Jackson County, IL, for driving while drivers license suspended when police were dispatched to the 100 block of East Sycamore Drive regarding a domestic disturbance.

Nicole N. Baggett, 28, 47 Fir St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 24 and charged with criminal trespass to land and telephone harassment when police were dispatched to the 200 block of 26th St. to investigate a call of a criminal trespass to real property.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest police department on January 25 to investigate a financial identity theft report.  A resident reported approximately $858 had been withdrawn from a checking account to pay a Sprint account that the resident does not have.  The resident was advised of the procedure to place a fraud alert with the credit bureaus.