Police Report – November 26, 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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Terry A. Willett, 48, 404 W. 35th St., Steger, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance when police observed the vehicle he was driving on Western merge into the left turn lane for 26th St. without signaling.  In the same incident, Christine M. Defrancesco-Inorio, 3513 Kings Rd., Steger, was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance.

Deangelo J. Ridley, 20, 109 Algonquin, Park Forest, was arrested on November 18 and charged with criminal trespass to state land, resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer, and three McLean County warrants for failure to appear (driving on a suspended license, driving on a revoked license, resisting a peace officer).  Ridley was later charged at the Park Forest Police Station with battery when an officer was informed by a records clerk that a prisoner in cell number 2 was arguing with a subject who was in the same cell.  The officer observed the video monitor for cell 2, and saw Ridley allegedly punch another subject who was in custody in the face.  Police opened the door for cell 2 an ordered Ridley out of the cell several times, according to the report.  Ridley allegedly refused orders to exit the cell.  Corporal Baugh deployed his department-issued Taser, and Ridley was forcibly removed from the cell and handcuffed.  After Ridley was removed from the cell, he stated that the reason he hit the other prisoner was because he wanted the top bunk because he is a gangster, according to police.

Jeffery T. Gathe, 19, 22248 Merrill, Sauk Village, was arrested on November 18 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to the 200 block of Berry in reference to a domestic disturbance.

Police were called to the 200 block of Miami on November 18 in reference to a delayed report of domestic battery.  Police have suspect information, and advised the alleged victim how to obtain an Order of Protection.

Seven assorted Market Day pies valued at $80 were reported stolen from St. Mary’s Church, 227 Monee Rd., on November 18.

A woman’s silver with white gold and diamonds wedding band valued at $4000 was reported stolen from a residence in the 0 – 100 block of Apple on November 18.  Other items stolen included earrings, miscellaneous perfume bottles, a plastic jar containing approximately $140 in coins, and a portable DVD player.

A Nintendo Wii game system, assorted DVD movies, and a Chicago Bears jersey were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Minocqua on November 18.

A Toshiba notebook computer was reported stolen from a residence in the 0 – 100 block of Hemlock on November 19.

The passenger side rear tire of an automobile parked in the 400 block of Winnebago was reported cut on November 19.

A Gateway laptop computer and a black nylon laptop computer case were reported stolen from a residence in the 0 -100 block of Hemlock on November 19.

A PlayStation 2 game system with two controllers and two PlayStation 2 video games, were reported stolen from a home in the 300 block of Blackhawk on November 19.

Tracy A. Sampson, 25, 130 26th St, Park Forest, was arrested on November 19 and charged with disorderly conduct and battery when police were dispatched to Forest Trail Junior High School regarding a report of battery against an off-duty police officer.

Rickie D. Foy, 25, 198 Washington, Park Forest, was arrested on November 20 and charged with improper walking on highways and possession of cannabis when an officer on patrol in the area of Lakewood Blvd. and Wildwood Drive observed two subjects walking east on Lakewood Blvd. from Sauk Trail in the middle of the roadway at approximately 1:15 a.m.  The second subject, Armando Valencia, 25, 186 Nanti, Park Forest, was arrested and charged with improper walking on highways and attempted obstructing a police officer.  Valencia was also processed on two outstanding warrants, one from the Illinois State Police, and the other a traffic warrant from the Matteson Police Department.

A digital camera was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Mohawk on November 20.

Robert K. Pemble-Garza, 17, 426 Indiana, Park Forest, Brian E. Laya, 19, 9 Oak Ln., Park Forest, and Keith D. Colquitt, 17, 255 Mantua, Park Forest, were arrested and charged with possession of cannabis when an officer on patrol in an unmarked squad car in the 211th St. IC parking lot, 520 Homan Ave., observed a car parked near the middle of a lot occupied by at least two males.  The windows to the vehicle were fogged and it did not appear that the vehicle was running, according to the report.  Due to a large number of burglaries to motor vehicles in the IC lot, the officer conducted an investigative stop on the vehicle.

The 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Illinois registration #8624912, was reported stolen from the 3300 block of Western Avenue on November 21.

A window of a house in the 0 – 100 block of Apache was reported shattered on November 21.