Police Report – March 26, 2007

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On March 15, police were called to the 100 block of N. Arbor Trail to investigate a report of criminal damage.  Police observed a door that had been forced open by unknown means.  Nothing was observed missing.  Police continue to investigate.

Giovente L. Williams, 19, 18057 Soleri Dr., Country Club Hills, was arrested on March 20 and charged with possession of cannabis and improper lane usage when a car he was driving was pulled over on Western Ave.  An officer noticed the vehicle allegedly making a left turn from the right lane of Western Ave.  In the same incident, Corrie L. Shade, 24, 18200 Ravisloe Terrace, Country Club Hills, was charged with possession of cannabis and open alcohol – passenger.

On March 20, a minor was arrested and charged with truancy when police were called to the 100 block of Sauk Trail to investigate a minor requiring authoritative intervention complaint.

Orlando Burton, 52, 23441 S. Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on March 20 and charged with retail theft and battery when police were called to a business in the 0 – 100 block of Main St. to investigate a retail theft in progress.  An employee allegedly observed Burton conceal one bottle of Gray Goose Vodka in the front of his pants.  Burton allegedly activated the theft sensor at the front of the store.  The employee attempted to detain Burton, according to the report, when Burton allegedly pushed the employee in the chest and ran out of the store.

Jeremy A. Adams, 17, 89 Hemlock, Park Forest, was arrested on March 20 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were called to the 0 – 100 block of Hemlock to investigate a report of criminal damage to property.  Adams allegedly shot a window with a b.b. gun.

Nathaniel Jackson, 38, 29 Apache, Park Forest, was arrested on March 22 and charged with one felony count of driving while driver’s license suspended, and one felony count of possession of a controlled substance.  Nathaniel was also issued two traffic citations for operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to yield to an authorized emergency vehicle.  Police stopped the car he was driving on Beacon Blvd., Chicago Heights, approximately 200 feet east of Western Ave.

On March 23, police were called to the 300 block of Neola in reference to a missing juvenile.  The juvenile’s name was entered into LEADS as a missing juvenile.  On March 25, police were notified that the juvenile had returned home.

On March 24, an officer was dispatched to the PFPD to investigate a theft complaint.  The alleged victim, a juvenile, reported that a silver I-Pod Nano was missing from his right pant pocket, allegedly taken while he was attending an after school program at a school in Park Forest.

On March 24, police were called to the 200 block of Allegheny St. to investigate an auto theft incident.  The automobile, with IL temporary registration 7613255, was reported taken without permission.  The vehicle was entered into LEADS.  On March 25, the vehicle was found by Chicago Heights PD in the 1900 block of Revere, Chicago Heights.  No suspects were taken into custody.  The vehicle’s steering column was found to be peeled and the stereo was removed.  The vehicle’s tires and rims were also found to be removed, according to the report.

Allan S. Dennis, 39, 3121 W. 57th Ave., Merrillville, IN, was arrested on March 24 during a traffic stop on Western Ave at 26th St. and charged with a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance.  The driver, Jocefina D. Bridges, 26, 2311 W. 57th Ave., Merrillville, IN, was issued citations for driving with no tail-lights and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

On March 24, police were called to the 200 block of Ash St. to investigate a report of criminal damage to a vehicle.  The rear window of a 1994 Chevrolet Silverado pick up truck was shattered.  A screwdriver was found lying on the rear seat of the vehicle.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 24, police were called to the PFPD to investigate a report of identity theft.  The alleged victim reported being contacted by a collection agency, told that he had an outstanding $500 bill from Sprint.  Someone had allegedly opened a Sprint account in the victim’s name in 2003.  The victim was advised to place fraud alerts on his credit reports.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 25, police were called to the 0 – 100 block of Dogwood in reference to a domestic problem.  A cell phone was reported broken.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 25, police were dispatched to the 400 block of Indianwood in reference to a missing juvenile.  The juvenile’s name was entered into the LEADS database as a missing juvenile.

On March 25, police were called to the 100 block of Willow in reference to a criminal damage to vehicle report.  Police observed the left taillight of the vehicle was damaged along with the left rear cargo window.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

On March 26, an officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Lakewood Blvd. near the Central Park Pavilion to investigate a report of trash cans that were set on fire.  A Recreation and Parks employee related that sometime over the weekend set two metal garbage cans on fire.  Police continue to investigate.