Police Report – March 19, 2007

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Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—

Kyle D. Norton, 20, 18234 Wentworth, Lansing, IL, was arrested on March 8 and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and possession of cannabis when the vehicle he was driving was radar clocked at 55 mph on Sauk Trail near Orchard Blvd.

On March 9, police were called to the PFPD lobby in reference to a report of harassment.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

Thomas Demetrius, 24, 8525 S., Morgan, Chicago, was arrested for an outstanding warrant in Coles County and was also charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, driving while license suspended, operation of a vehicle with suspended registration (non-insurance), disobeying a traffic control signal, and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle on March 10, when an officer on patrol traveling northbound on Forest near Lakewood Boulevard stopped the vehicle he was driving for making an illegal U-turn.

Jermaine Hudson, 21, 138 Lester, Park Forest, was arrested on March 10 and issued an M-citation for possession of cannabis when an officer observed a car parked in a fire lane in the 100 block of Forest.

On March 10, police were dispatched to the 100 block of Shabbona to investigate a burglary.  Items reported stolen included a blued Uberti 1860 .44 caliber Colt Revolver, a non-functioning blued Police Positive Special .38 caliber Colt Revolver with a 4” barrel, a blued side latch Mauser 1910 .25 auto pistol with walnut grips and a broomhandel Mauser C96 commercial pistol, a home-assembled AR-15 assault rifle, and a Daisy .22 caliber rim fire rifle with a 20” barrel and seven-round magazine, and a college graduation ring.  Police continue to investigate.

Michael E. Polka, 39, 440 Niagara, Park Forest, was arrested on March 10 and charged with domestic battery, interfering with the reporting of domestic violence, and possession of cannabis when police were called to the 400 block of Niagara to investigate a domestic disturbance.

Curtis A. Neely, 34, 302 Sheridan, Park Forest, was arrested on March 10 and charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of possession of cannabis, speeding-over statutory limit, and illegal transportation of alcoholic liquor, when the car he was driving was pulled over in the 2900 block of Western Ave. for traveling at a high rate of speed.

On March 10, police were dispatched to Indianwood at Sauk Trail to investigate a battery complaint.  No arrests were made.  Police continue to investigate.

Jennifer A. Mrozowski, 33, 183 Dogwood, Park Forest, was arrested on March 10 and charged with neglect of a child when police were called to a business in the 0 – 100 block of Main St. in reference to a female subject who allegedly appeared to be intoxicated and was not attending to her children, according to the report.

Alfred P. Savage, 41, 234 Arcadia, Park Forest, was arrested on March 10 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and processed on an outstanding warrant in Park Forest when police were dispatched to the area of the Park Forest Animal Hospital to investigate a report of a person walking in the area smoking cannabis.

Joshua T. Olivan, 17, 112 Willow, Park Forest, was arrested on March 10 and charged with underage consumption of alcohol by a minor when police were called to the 100 block of Willow in reference to a domestic problem.

On March 11, police were called to the 200 block of N. Orchard to investigate a report of criminal damage to property.  The front and rear driver’s side tires of an automobile were slashed.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 12, a police officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a delayed domestic disturbance.  No arrests were made.  Police continue to investigate, and advised the complainant of the procedure for obtaining an order of protection.

On March 12, police were called to the 21800 block of Central Park in reference to a missing juvenile.  The juvenile’s name was entered into LEADS as a missing person.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 12, a police officer was dispatched to a school in the 100 block of Algonquin to investigate a report of two juveniles bringing knives to school.  Two boys, age 8, allegedly pulled knives on a 7 year old girl.  Police found two steak knives with approximate 4” blades from the students’ backpacks.  The principal, Caletha White, told police the students were to be suspended for 10 days with recommendation of expulsion.  Due to the young age of the suspects, this matter will be handled by the school officials, according to the report.

On March 12, police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Indianwood Blvd. to investigate a report of a runaway.  The juvenile was entered into LEADS.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 13, police were called to a school in the 200 block of Wilson St. to investigate an unlawful use of a weapon incident.  A juvenile’s locker was searched, and police recovered a steak knife with approximately a four inch blade.  The principal reported to police on March 16 that she is working on an expulsion package for the juvenile, and the student is suspended from school pending the outcome of the expulsion package.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with battery and resisting a peace officer on March 13 when an officer working as a Police Liaison Officer at a school in the 300 block of Sauk Trail was alerted to a disturbance in the cafeteria.

On March 13, police responded to the 0 – 100 block of Krotiak to investigate a report of a juvenile runaway.  The juvenile was entered into LEADS as a runaway.  Police continue to investigate.

Tammi L. Bednarek, 30, 3400 Sally Drive, Steger, was arrested on March 13 and charged with retail theft when police were called to a business in the 100 block of S. Orchard to investigate a retail theft incident.  Bednarek allegedly attempted to take a 750ml bottle of Smirnoff vodka, allegedly placing the bottle in her right coat sleeve, according to the report.

On March 13, police were dispatched to the PFPD to investigate a deceptive practice.  A resident reported that a business checking account had been opened through a bank using his personal information.  The resident was provided with an Identity Theft brochure and advised to contact the credit bureaus to flag his credit information.  Police continue to investigate.

Kevin Hall, 35, a homeless man, last known address 13743 Eggleston, Riverdale, was arrested on March 13 and charged with retail theft.  He allegedly stole two CD players valued at $20 each from a store in the 400 block of Norwood Square.

James W. Mines II, 26, 3328 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on March 13 and charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license and possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the area of Forest and Lakewood to investigate a report of disturbance.

On March 14, a juvenile was charged with resisting a peace officer when a police officer on patrol observed four juveniles walking on the roadway in the 400 block of Hamlin St.  The juveniles appeared to be of school age, and school was in session.  One juvenile was transported to Rich East High School and released to administration.

On March 14, police were called to the 0 – 100 block of Indianwood in reference to a domestic disturbance.  No arrests were made.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 14, a Park Forest Police Officer and K9 Officer Aron were dispatched to 15th and Ellis, Ford Heights, to assist the Cook County Sheriff’s Office with a reported shooting.  Subjects had gone to the Ford Heights Police Station and reported that they had been shot in the area of 15th and Drexel by two men, one armed with an AK-47 and one armed with a chrome revolver.  During the search of a residence, two suspects were taken into custody.  Deputies also recovered an AK-47, a .22 caliber long rifle, and a .357 revolver handgun.  The Park Forest Police Officer and K9 Aron were asked to conduct a narcotics search.  K9 Aron did not alert during the search.

Andre L. Webster, 21, 308 N. Boston, Chicago Heights, was arrested on March 15 and charged with driving with no lights, failure to signal right turn, parking in a designated handicap zone, driving with an expired driver’s license, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and possession of cannabis when the vehicle he was driving was observed driving with no lights on Western Ave. near Main St.  In the same incident, Antoine L. Argue, 26, 316 Boston, Chicago Heights, a passenger in the car, was turned over to the Chicago Heights Police Department for an outstanding warrant.

On March 15, police were called to the 300 block of Ash St. to investigate a report of burglary to auto.  Five bags of stuffed animals, each containing twenty stuffed animals were reported stolen, in addition to a jar of U.S. currency coins containing approximately $38.40.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 16, police were called to the 200 block of Berry to investigate a stolen auto incident.  The car, a black 2003 Lexus ES 300 with Illinois registration 4836972, with chrome wheels and black matching interior, was entered into LEADS as a stolen vehicle.

On March 17, police were called to the 200 block of Early St. to investigate a report of residential burglary.  Police observed damage to a door frame.  Nothing appeared to be missing from the residence.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

Source: Park Forest Police Department