Police Report – June 11, 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 2001 Ford Expedition was reported burglarized on May 27 in the 200 block of Allegheny. The owner said that a purse containing five thousand dollars was allegedly taken. Police asked the owner to come to the police station for elimination fingerprints. After several requests, the owner failed to go to the PFPD, according to the report. Due to non-compliance on the request for elimination prints, no further action will be taken by the PFPD.

Samantha N. McKee, 18, 21233 Old North Rd., Frankfort, was arrested and charged with failure to wear a safety belt and driving while license suspended when officers observed that neither the driver nor the passenger in the vehicle McKee was driving were wearing seatbelts. The passenger, Brandon D. Covington, 19, 389 Forest Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis. The incident occurred on Western Ave. south or Norwood.

Jadon T. McLaurin, 21, 3145 Western, Park Forest, was arrested on May 29 and charged with domestic related aggravated assault when police were called to the 3145 Western to investigate a disturbance allegedly involving a subject armed with a knife.

John D. Williams, 39, 302 Sheridan, Park Forest, was arrested on May 30 and charged with attempt obstructing justice when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Sheridan to investigate a suspicious person.

The front driver’s side mirror of a silver 2004 Chevrolet Impala was reported shattered on May 30 in the 300 block of Blackhawk.

The front driver’s side window of a 1998 blue Ford Windstar was reported shattered on May 30 in the 300 block of Main St.

Tyrone Anthony, 45, 3574 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on June 1 and charged with felony charge of driving with license revoked, operation of motor vehicle with expired registration, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and a Cook County warrant. An officer in an unmarked patrol vehicle observed the vehicle Anthony was driving northbound on Western Ave. from Main St., had expired temporary Illinois registration.

Mykel Elam, 25, 1324 Vincennes, Chicago Heights, was arrested on June 1 and charged with driving while license suspended and illegal use of sound amplification, and issued an M-Ticket for possession of cannabis when police traveling westbound on Arrowhead from Allegheny “heard the sound of loud music,” and determined that the music was coming from the vehicle driven by Elam.

A burglary was reported at a home in the 0 – 100 block of Garman Rd. on June 2. Suspect(s) allegedly entered through a broken window in a side door. The owner saw the broken window and called police. $5.00 in misc. currency was the only thing reported missing.

Ollie M. Williams, 53, 283 Allegheny, Park Forest, was arrested and charged with domestic battery when police were called to 283 Allegheny to investigate a domestic disturbance on June 2.

Tiffany L Gatlin, 30, 275 Allegheny, Park Forest, was arrested on June 2 and charged with domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence when police were called to 275 Allegheny to investigate a report of domestic disturbance.

Nathan E. Doss, 28, 9 McCarthy Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on June 2 and charged with assault, no valid registration, and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Forest Blvd. to investigate a report of a suspicious person. Doss allegedly exited his vehicle and yelled obscenities at another driver and her granddaughter about a parking problem, according to report.

The window of a residence in the 200 block of Lakewood Blvd. was reported damaged on June 2, allegedly by BB pellets from a BB gun.

Michael C. Gill, 31, 4024 Appleby, Richton Park, was arrested in the 200 block of Allegheny on June 2 and charged with an outstanding warrant and possession of cannabis. An officer recognized Gill while on patrol, and knew that he had an outstanding warrant.

Anthony J. Gatlin, 31, 275 Allegheny, Park Forest, was arrested on June 2 and charged with criminal damage to property. Police were called to the PFPD when two individuals filed a complaint that they were leaving 275 Allegheny when a “long object hit the driver’s side front window” of the driver’s silver 2000 Mercedes Benz S500. The individuals reported that Gatlin was the only person in the area. Police responded to the area and observed Gatlin standing in the driveway of a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny with a brown baseball bat, according to the report.

Monticello M. Roseman, 18, 523 Illinois, Park Forest, and a juvenile were arrested in the area of Illinois and Douglas Streets on June 3 and given an M-Ticket for disorderly conduct. The two allegedly yelled threats to an off-duty police officer, “we know where you live”, and that they were “going to get” the officer and his fiancé, according to the report.

Terdell M. Hall, 20, 327 Oakwood, Park Forest, was arrested on June 3 and charged with resisting a peace officer when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Algonquin in reference to a suspicious subject. Hall allegedly began to run and refused to stop when an officer announced his office.

20 compact discs were reported stolen from a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser in the 100 block of Dogwood Street on June 4. There was no damage to the vehicle, which was not locked.

A juvenile was charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched on June 4 to the 300 block of Minocqua to investigate a report of the north double pane window of a residence was broken.

A lawn mower was reported stolen from a residence in the 0 – 100 block of Garman on June 4.

A 6HP self-propelled Craftsman lawn mower (red engine with gray base, serial#5427803876816) was reported stolen from the 200 block of Allegheny on June 5. The lawn mower will be entered into LEADS.

William D. Steins Jr., 48, 69 Park Apt. 909, Park Forest, was arrested on June 6 and charged with felony unlawful possession of a controlled substance and failure to yield at railroad crossing-pedestrian when police observed him crossing the EJ+E Railroad Tracks at Western Ave. while the gates were in the down position. The report says police found a purple Ziploc baggie containing an off-white rock-like substance that field tested positive for the presumptive presence of cocaine. The substance will be sent to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab for further analysis.

Darrill L Johnson, 51, 5661 Gail Ave., Monee, IL, was arrested on May 6 and charged with operation of a vehicle with expired registration, improper use of registration, driving with suspended license, operation of uninsured motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and three warrants for driving with a suspended license when he was pulled over on 26th Street while allegedly driving a vehicle with expired Illinois Temporary registration.