Police Report – July 16, 2007

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The Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: Wendy Heise)

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A color TV, a portable DVD player, jewelry and other items were reported stolen from a house on the 0 – 100 block of Saginaw Place when police were dispatched to the location July 11 to investigate a report of residential burglary.

Police were dispatched to 313 Illinois, Park Forest Food and Liquor, on July 11 to investigate a report of criminal damage to property. Upon arrival, police spoke with the manager who reported an unknown suspect(s) had shattered the front entry door window without permission.

Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Indianwood Boulevard July 7 to investigate a suspicious person complaint. South Comm dispatch advised responding officers that three subjects were walking north bound on Indianwood towards Blackhawk with a gun. Police located three suspects, and patted them down for safety. While being patted down, one suspect, Michael T. Smith, 39, of 432 Natoma in Park Forest stated it was a paintball gun, and had thrown it when he saw the police car. Smith was issued a municipal citation and charged with disorderly conduct.

Police were dispatched July 7 to 2599 Western, Stop – N – Shop, to investigate a battery incident. Police arrested Andrew G Smith, 22, of 23453 Western in Park Forest and charged him with Theft and Battery.

A Compaq laptop computer was reported stolen from a home on the 200 block of Allegheny when police were dispatched to the location July 9.

A lawnmower was reported stolen from a residence on the 0 – 100 block of Krotiak Street July 9 when police were dispatched to investigate a report of theft.

Police were dispatched to the 0 – 100 block of Ash to investigate a group of loud subjects on July 7. Police arrested Tammi M Propst, 26, of 83 Cedar in Park Forest and charged her with littering and resisting a peace officer, both under local ordinance.

A car’s interior was reported burned when police were dispatched to the 0 – 100 block of Ash in reference to an arson investigation July 10.

Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Rutledge in reference to a suspicious auto call July 11. Police arrested Justin L. Edwards, 18, of 401 Rutledge in Park Forest and charged him with possession of cannabis.

While on foot patrol July 8 in the area of Court H – 10, H – 11, H – 6, H – 7, police witnessed two suspects shooting off fireworks in the area of the 100 block of Lester. Police arrested Timothy Watson, 20, homeless according to the police report, and charged Watson with unlawful possession of fireworks. Police also arrested Sonja Willis, 17, of 179 Lester in Park Forest and charged Willis with unlawful possession of fireworks and resisting arrest.