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.
An arrest does not mean that a person is guilty. All those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. It is the policy of eNews Park Forest to not remove items in the public record from publication. If your name is listed in the police reports, we will only add information relevant to the final disposition of the case at hand, e.g. "Mr. Smith was subsequently acquitted," or "All charges against Mr. Smith were subsequently dropped." We will do so upon receiving and verifying proof of such disposition.
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 cell phone, valued at $900, was reported stolen August 22, in the 300 block of Sauk Trail.
Police responded to a report of a cracked windshield in the 300 block of Juniper on August 23.
Two juveniles from Rich East High School were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct on August 24 in reference to an alleged fight.
A Park Forest police badge was reported lost on August 24, in the 2800 block of Lakewood Blvd.
Anthony L. Hamilton, 24, 1443 Wood, Crete, was arrested on August 24, issued an M-ticket and charged with criminal trespass to land when police were called to the 0 – 100 block of Hemlock in reference to a trespassing report.
Claude M. Davenport, 47, 235 Somonauk St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 24 and charged with drinking of alcoholic beverages on public ways and intoxication in a public place when police were called to the 200 block of Somonauk St. to investigate another case.
Officer Sweitzer was dispatched to the 20000 block of Governors Hwy. on August 24 to assist Olympia Fields police for a K9 search. A tractor trailer had been stopped for an overweight load and officers suspected the truck had a suspicious load. However, there was nothing in the area that appeared to be suspicious.
A bicycle was reported stolen from outside a restaurant in the 400 block of Sauk Trail on August 25.
Simone Y. Biles, 17, 4522 Province Town, Country Club Hills, was arrested on August 25 and charged with disorderly conduct an officer working as School Liaison Officer at Rich East High School was approached by a teacher and told there was a group of students allegedly trying to start a fight with other students. Biles was observed by the officer in possession of a baseball bat, and an orange box cutter was allegedly recovered from Simone’s right front pocket.
Julian D. Lloyd, 18, 4635 Poplar, Richton Park, was arrested at Rich East High School on August 25 and charged with disorderly conduct when an officer working as Police Liaison Officer observed Lloyd allegedly challenge another student to a fight.
The rear window of a black 2002 Chrysler 300 parked in the 500 block of Homan Ave. was reported shattered on August 25. Items reported taken from the vehicle include the car stereo/CD player/navigation system valued at $1,800, and a speaker box in the trunk of the vehicle valued at $1,300, and Conetic “4500 Series” sound system battery valued at approximately $400.
Police were called to the 0 – 100 block of Hemlock on August 25 to investigate a report of domestic battery. There were no arrests.
Police were called to the 200 block of Arcadia St. on August 25 to investigate a domestic disturbance. According to the report, one resident allegedly shattered the front and rear windows of a 2005 Chevy Impala, and the resident whose Chevy had been damaged allegedly picked up a rock and shattered all four windows of a green 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix. Neither resident wished to pursue criminal charges against the other.
Edward O. Johnson, 28, 111 Fir St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 25 and charged with domestic related criminal trespass to residence, criminal damage to property, and assault, when police were called to the 100 block of Forest to investigate a domestic disturbance.
An officer was summoned to the PFPD on August 25 in reference to a resident who made a complaint of credit card fraud. The resident received a phone call from Sears Department Store regarding a purchase in the amount of $2,188.88 made to the resident’s Visa credit card. The resident had no knowledge of such a purchase.
Edward E. Johnson, Sr., 53, 185 Forest Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on August 25, issued an M-ticket and charged with local ordinance battery when police responded to 185 Forest in reference to a disturbance.
A DVD player valued at $250 and CD stereo valued at $75 were stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of Willow on August 25.
A crack in the windshield of a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier was reported to an officer at the PFPD on August 26. The vehicle had been parked in the 350 block of Juniper.
Stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of Sycamore on August 26, was (1) 7” flat screen TV valued at $100, (1) flip-down TV screen valued at $150. Driver’s side window was broken to gain entry.
Police responded to a fight in progress in the 100 block of Indianwood on August 26.
A red Craftsman lawnmower valued at $350 was reported stolen from a residence in the 0 – 100 block of Blackhawk on August 26.
Jeremy Killins, 17, 175 Indianwood, Park Forest, was arrested on August 26 and charged with domestic battery and damage to property when police were called to that address to investigate a disturbance.
A juvenile reported being struck in the face on August 27 in the 100 block of Shabbona. The juvenile, who was riding his bike, was approached by an older male subject who allegedly grabbed him and attempted to take his bike. The victim was able to escape with his bike.
Alvin L. Champ, 22, 51 Ash St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 27 and charged with aggravated assault when police responded to a disturbance call in the 0 – 100 block of Ash Street.
A juvenile was arrested on August 27, issued an M-Ticket, and charged with battery when police were called to the 0 – 100 block of Apache to investigate a battery incident.
Officers were dispatched on August 27 to the Jiffy Lube at 2551 Western Ave. to investigate a theft. A manager reported going to the unlocked safe in the unlocked manager’s office to retrieve three deposit bags. The manager was only able to locate one deposit bag. The missing bag contained $555.41 cash and two personal checks. The manager reported placing the bags into the safe, but did not lock the safe, according to the report.
A boy’s green bike, valued at $100, was reported stolen from the 500 block Waverly on August 28.
A storm window was reported shattered in the 200 block of Forest Blvd. on August 28.
Police responded to a report of a burglary in the 300 block of Artist Walk on August 29. Stolen was a donation box containing $25, total value: $100; desktop stereo: value $100; and 10 CDs, valued at $100.
Police are investigating the theft of a digital photograph/movie camera from Walgreens on August 28, at approximately 9:25 a.m. A male black requested to look at the digital camera, and when the clerk gave the camera to him, he turned and left the store, driving off in an older model Ford or Chevrolet pick-up truck, red with a silver trim in the center of the entire vehicle, with no rear registration plate. The camera was valued at $149.99.
Jerold K. Dunn, 36, 435 Talala, Park Forest, was arrested on August 30 and charged with driving with an expired driver’s license, possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal damage to property, and resisting a peace officer when police observed the vehicle Dunn was driving allegedly fail to stop at a stop sign and stopped the vehicle in the 200 block of Nauvoo. Jennifer T. Dumas, 29, 11960 S. Central Park #308, Alsip, who arrived at the scene after Dunn was taken into custody, was arrested and charged with obstructing a peace officer when she allegedly exited her vehicle and allegedly refused to return to her vehicle when instructed to do so by police, according to the report.
Jeremiah N. Williams, 18, 3314 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on August 30 and charged with criminal trespass to real property and obstructing a peace officer when police were called to the 300 block of Forest to conduct a premise exam. A caller to SouthCom reported hearing someone inside a vacant apartment. While checking Williams’ criminal background, it was discovered that he was wanted on a $100,000 Chicago Police arrest warrant on a narcotics charge.