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 bike was reported stolen May 5 at 4:26 p.m. in the area of Mohawk School.
On May 7 at 7:18 p.m. police were dispatched to 420 Lakewood Boulevard to investigate a battery. Upon arrival, police found the victim holding a towel next to his left eye and observed broken blood vessels in the victim’s eye. Police later located and arrested the suspect who was identified as Jory B. Jones, 19 of 7532 Vernon, Chicago. Jones was charged with one misdemeanor count of Battery and one misdemeanor count of resisting a peace officer. Jones was later transported to Markham Courthouse for a bond hearing.
Police were called to the area of Winnebago Park on May 17 to investigate a criminal sexual assault. Police were not able to locate the alleged offender. The case was turned over to detectives for investigation.
Three juveniles were issued two municipal citations each for one count of disorderly conduct and one count of battery for a fight that occurred May 12 when police were dispatched to the Mohawk School for a fight in progress at 3:35 p.m.
A juvenile was arrested on May 19 and charged with aggravated battery when police were called to a business in the 0 – 100 block of Main St. in reference to a large fight.
The window of a 1997 Saturn SL2 parked in the 200 block of Dogwood was shattered on May 20. The glove compartment was forced open. There were no arrests.
Elaine M. Penman, 28, 28 Dunlap St., Park Forest, was arrested on May 20 and charged with domestic battery when police were called to 28 Dunlap to investigate a report of domestic battery.
A juvenile was arrested on May 21 and charged with one count of residential burglary and processed on an outstanding warrant when police were called to the 300 block of Forest Blvd. to investigate a report of residential burglary.
Police were called to the PFPD on May 21 to investigate a report of a stolen bike.
A basement window of a house in the 0 – 100 block of Indianwood was reported broken on May 21. The screen on a front window was also reported cut.
Police were called to the 300 block of Todd on May 21 in reference to an activated alarm. There was an open upper level window in the rear of the house, and a screen from the window was found in the bath tub. There were no arrests.
An officer was dispatched to the Norwood Currency Exchange on May 21 to investigate a report of a deceptive practice. Two checks in the amount of $3,500 each, allegedly from Robert Morris College, were cashed. The checks were found to not be from Robert Morris College. One of the offenders agreed to repay the money to the Currency Exchange. The owner declined to pursue complaints at this time.
A bicycle was reported stolen on May 22 from in front of a business in the 100 block of S. Orchard.
Police were called to St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights on May 22 to investigate a report of criminal sexual assault. There were not arrests. The case was turned over to the detective division. Police do have the name of a suspect.
Several items were reported stolen from a home at the 100 – 200 block of Algonquin when police were dispatched at 1:40 p.m May 23.
Police were dispatched to 138 South Orchard, Sterk’s food, on May 23 at 2:39 p.m. for a suspect in custody for retail theft. Police arrested Richard C. Hjelm, 17, of 130 Nauvoo Street in Park Forest. Hjelm was charged with retail theft, processed, and release on bond.
On May 23 at 2:18 p.m., police observed gang graffiti to property on the electrical box of Allegheny Street at Antioch Street.
On May 23 at 11:50 a.m. a Juvenile was issued municipal ordinance citations for aggravated assault and resisting a peace officer at Rich East High School, 300 Sauk Trail.
On May 23 at 5:20 a.m., police observed a vehicle playing music loudly and not stop at a stop sign. Police determined the driver, Kevin James Jackson, 22, of 204 Westwood, Park Forest, to have a revoked driver’s license. Jackson was arrested, and a small baggie containing cannabis was found on Jackson. Jackson was charged with disobeying a stop sign, driving with a revoked driver’s license, driving without proof of insurance, and possession of cannabis, less than 2.5 grams. A check through LEADS also showed Jackson had a failure to appear warrant from the Sheriff’s office of Will County for driving with license suspended/revoked.
A bike was reported stolen May 24 at 8:42 p.m. when police were dispatched to the 200 block of South Orchard to investigate a delayed theft. The victim reported a bike was taken from his backyard and the bike was unsecured. After checking previous calls for service, it was determined the victim’s bike was recovered on May 24 at 101 Marquette at 5:00 p.m. The bike was later returned.
Police were dispatched May 24 at 1:23 p.m. to the 0 – 100 block of Indianwood in reference to criminal damage to property. Police observed a single continuous scratch in the driver’s side fender and driver door of the victim’s vehicle.
Police were dispatched to 408 Watseka on May 24 at 11:18 a.m. in reference to a vehicle that had been taken without permission. Police located the vehicle and arrested the suspect Adam J Sellers, 17, of 10 Martin in Lynwood. Sellers was found to not have a valid driver’s license and was charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle and driving without a valid driver’s license.
A passenger side rear view mirror was reported as damaged May 25 between the hours of 4:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. on the 300 block of Dogwood Street.
A white I-Pod cassette adapter and $4.00 of loose change were reported stolen from a vehicle when police were dispatched to the 100 – 200 block of Nashua Street on May 26 at 9:04 a.m.
Police were dispatched to 100 block of Nashua Street on May 26 at 6:37 a.m. to investigate a burglary to a motor vehicle. The owner of the vehicle reported his front passenger side window had been shattered, and cell phone had been reported stolen from a cup holder.