Police Report – March 10, 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.

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Police were dispatched to Forest Trail Middle School on February 27 in reference to a BB gun complaint. A Dean of students reported that she had been contacted by a parent regarding a student who had allegedly brought a BB gun to school. Police located a pellet gun. A student’s mother was issued a local municipal ticket citation, disorderly conduct, on behalf of the student.

Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Nanti in reference to a report of domestic disturbance on February 28. There were no arrests. Police continue to investigate. The alleged victim was advised of procedures to pursue criminal complaints and an order of protection.

James J. Dell, 42, 307 Gettysburg St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 1 and charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, driver’s license suspended and possession of cannabis. Police were investigating a suspicious person complaint on Hickory St. when Officer Schulman observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Hickory St. at a high rate of speed. Shulman flagged down the vehicle, and the vehicle came to a stop in the 200 block of Hickory.

Eddie Williams, Jr., 17, 14 Apache St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 1 and charged with disorderly conduct and discharge of an air gun when police responded to the first block of Apache regarding a child who had been shot in the head with a BB. Charges are pending against a juvenile in this incident.

Nathaniel Nailer, 59, 327 Blackhawk St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 1 and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm with no F.O.I.D. card. Police were dispatched to that address shortly after 11 p.m. to investigate a report of aggravated assault.

Police were called to the 200 block of Allegheny Street on March 2 to investigate a delayed residential burglary complaint. Items reported stolen included copper tubing, a 13 foot extension ladder and some carpeting.

Two juveniles were arrested on March 2 and charged with retail theft after police were dispatched to Chatham Beauty Supply, 114 S. Orchard Dr.

Gus N. Dasaky, 37, 1186 Olive St., Homewood, was arrested on March 2 and charged with harassment by telephone when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a telephone threat complaint.

Front and side windows of a house in the 300 block of Suwanee St. were reported shattered on March 3.

Police were dispatched to the first block of Fir St. on March 3 to investigate a complaint of criminal damage to property. A resident reported that her front picture window was broken. A piece of cinderblock was found next to a couch. Police have suspect information.

A 2007 Nissan Pathfinder, Illinois registration 555 5348 was reported stolen from a parking lot in the 100 block of Main Street on March 3. A Dell laptop computer valued at $1600 was in the backseat of the car, according to police.

Police were dispatched to the first block of McCarthy St. on March 3 to investigate a report of residential burglary. A two dollar bill and four quarters were the only things reported missing. An unknown offender or offenders had broken the glass on a door to gain entry, according to police.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on March 4 in reference to a telephone harassment complaint.

Ronald Barnett, 47, 649 Lexington, Chicago Heights, was arrested on March 5 and charged with possession of cannabis when police responded to the 23400 block of Western Ave. to investigate a report of a suspicious person.

A window of a house in the 500 block of Lakewood Blvd. was reported shattered on March 6.

Two BB size holes were discovered in the front picture window of a house in the first block of Apache St. on March 6.

Paris D. McDonald, 20, 126 Westwood Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on March 6 and charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and reckless driving when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Westwood to investigate a report of a traffic accident.

A gold 2000 Ford Focus, Illinois registration 974-2342 was reported stolen from the 3300 block of South Western Ave. on March 7.

London E. Collins, 38, 1 Bigelow Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on March 7 and charged with driving while license suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to wear a seat belt when police were dispatched to the area of Birch and Bigelow to investigate a report of criminal damage to property in progress. Other charges may be pending.