Police Report – July 2, 2007

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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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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 purple Huffy mountain bike was reported stolen from the 300 block of Nassau on June 29.

Security door glass on the Norwood Currency Exchange, 820 Norwood, was reported broken on June 11. Police continue to investigate.

A bicycle was reported stolen on June 20 from in front of a business in the 400 block of Sauk Trail.

An Ipod was reported stolen from a gym bag left at the side of a pool at the Park Forest Aqua Center on June 20.

Jamal Lewis, 23, 177 E. Sycamore, Apt. 412, Park Forest, was arrested on June 20 and charged with domestic battery when police were called to the 100 block of Nauvoo in reference to a domestic battery complaint.

A tree branch was reported thrown through the rear window of a car in the 300 block of Windsor on June 20.

A black propane/charcoal grill was report stolen from a residence in the 0 – 100 block of E. Rocket Circle on June 21.

A resident in the 300 block of Main filed a complaint for financial identity theft on June 21.  The resident noticed four unauthorized payment transactions in excess of $700 on her personal checking account.  The bank closed the account.  Police continue to investigate.

Marchaz E. Glass, 18, 129 Shabbona, Park Forest, was arrested on June 21 and charged with theft when police were dispatched to the 0 – 100 block of Washington Ct.  Glass allegedly took a wallet, and led officers to the location where he concealed the wallet, according to the report.

Clarence C. Cook, 24, 242 Mantua, Park Forest, was arrested on June 21 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to that location in reference to a domestic problem.

A bicycle was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Well St. on June 21.

Crome cap covers and 11 chrome lug nuts were reported removed from each of the four tires of a 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo on June 20.  Discovered next to the vehicle were two bricks and a crow bar, possibly indicating that the alleged offender was intending to take the tires.  Police continue to investigate.

Gabriel D Hawkins, 20, 63 Fir St., Park Forest, was arrested on June 20 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to a business in the 0 – 100 block of S. Orchard to investigate a robbery complaint.

A Kenwood CD/DVD player was reported stolen from a 1988 Cadillac Deville parked in the 2800 block of Western Ave. on June 22.  The steering column was also reported damaged.  There were no signs of forced entry, according to the report.

A black Dinli ATV was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Dogwood on June 24.  The vehicle was later found by Commander Price in the Forest Preserve located east of Dogwood and returned to the owner.  Police recovered five latent prints from the vehicle.

A 1987 blue four door Chevy Celebrity was reported stolen from the 100 block of Hemlock on June 26.  The vehicle was entered into LEADS.  It was found on June 28 in Chicago Heights by the Chicago Heights Police Department and removed from LEADS.

Coree J. Banks, 20, 3446 S. Western, Park Forest, was arrested on June 27 and charged with possession of cannabis, a zero tolerance DUI, and "two traffic citations for failure to signal and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle," according to the report, when police on patrol observed the car he was driving fail to signal as it was making a right hand turn from Lester Rd. to the parking lot of the Park Forest Post Office.  Banks submitted to a Breathalyzer Test, and the test revealed a B.A.C of 0.18, according to the report.  In the same incident, D’Anthony Smith, 21, 62 Indianwood, Park Forest, was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis.

A residence in the 300 block of Nassau was reported burglarized on June 28.  Approximately $38 in currency was reported stolen.

A blue 2005 Baja All Terrain Vehicle valued at $600 was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Algonquin on June 28.

A green and black 1998 Kawasaki 900 motorcycle was reported stolen from the 0 – 100 block of Fir St. on June 28.