Handgun Stolen from Car: Park Forest Burglary Dispatch for May 2019

Springfield XD9 handgun stolen
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Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- May saw a number of cars burglarized, many with doors left unlocked. It’s an old song now. Leave your car unlocked, prepare to call the police and file a burglary complaint. In one incident, there was a handgun stolen, a Springfield XD9, which is now on the streets somewhere.

5/1/19 7:11: Criminal Damage to Vehicle

On May 1 at 7:11 AM officers were responding to the 100 block of North Arbor Trail for criminal damage to a vehicle report when an officer observed a gray Ford Edge with the left rear opera window broken near the scene. The officer observed the center armrest had been opened and the contents emptied out. The left rear door was unlocked.

Officers were unable to contact the vehicle’s owner. The owner later contacted officers and related that there did not appear to be any damage to the vehicle, but approximately $15 in change had been taken from the armrest area officers later determined. Other officers responded for possible processing.

5/1/19 7:45: Burglary to Motor Vehicle

On May 1 at 7:45 AM officers met with a woman in reference to a burglary to motor vehicle report in the 100 block of North Arbor Trail. She related she had gone to her vehicle to take her children to school when she observed the center armrest open and the content spread inside the vehicle. She put everything back and took her children to school before meeting the police.

The woman related to officers that she was missing a phone charger and two pairs of sunglasses. The vehicle was unlocked. No processing was done as the vehicle had been cleaned up.

5/7/19 4:56: Burglary from Motor Vehicle

On May 7 at 4:56 AM officers were dispatched to the 400 block Titonka Street in reference to a burglary from a motor vehicle. Officers spoke to the owner of the vehicle who related that a neighbor had alerted him that all the vehicles on his driveway had their doors open. Officers observed two cars parked in the driveway; the first a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe and the second a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. Both vehicles’ doors were open completely. 

The interior of the 2004 Tahoe had been ransacked, but officers observed that the exterior of the vehicle displayed no obvious visible signs of forced entry. Officers processed the vehicle for possible latent fingerprints lifts with negative results. The only item that appeared to be missing was an unknown amount of coins.

The 2007 Tahoe’s glove box had been opened and officers observed no obvious visible signs of forced entry. Officers processed the driver’s side door and were able to recover three latent prints. The only item that appeared to be missing was an unknown amount of coins from the armrest console.

The vehicle’s owner stated he would be willing to sign complaints if an arrest was made. There is no suspect information at this time.

5/7/19 5:06: Several Vehicles Burglarized

On May 7 at approximately 5:06 AM officers responded to the 400 block of Titonka Street for the report of several vehicles burglarized overnight. Officers spoke with the complainant who related that he was told by a neighbor that the vehicles in his driveway appeared to have been burglarized. He discovered that three of the vehicles parked in the driveway had their doors ajar.

Officers attempted to process the vehicles for possible latent prints but unable to recover any. The complainant searched the vehicles and could only report a tray of loose change missing. No suspect information exists at this time.

5/7/19 5:06: Burglary from Motor Vehicle

On May 7 at 5:06 AM officers responded to the 400 block of Titonka Street to a burglary from motor vehicle. Officers spoke with the owner of the vehicle who related that he had been driving home from work when he noticed that his personal vehicle had it’s doors open and the interior had been rifled through. 

Officers observed the interior of the vehicle and noticed the middle console and dash area had an ashtray removed and other items were strewn about. The exterior of the vehicle displayed no obvious signs of forced entry. Officers processed the vehicle for possible latent lifts with negative results. 

The owner stated the vehicle’s doors had been left unlocked and that he would be willing to sign complaints if an arrest was made. There is no suspect information at this time. 

5/7/19 6:13: Multiple Burglaries to a Motor Vehicles, Trespassing

On May 7 at 6:13 AM officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Titonka street to assist with multiple burglaries to motor vehicle and trespassing reports. The vehicle’s owner related to officers he had left his vehicle unlocked and police observed items removed from the center armrest area.

The owner related that $200 USC and his debit card had been taken out of the pants pocket of a pair of blue jeans found on the driver’s seat.  Officers photographed the scene and an officer arrived for possible processing.

5/7/19 13:07: Burglary from Motor Vehicle–Delayed Report

On May 7 at approximately 1:07 PM officers responded to the 100 block of Lester Road for a report of a burglary from motor vehicle-delayed. Officers spoke with the owner of the vehicle and observed that the tires and rims were taken from the vehicle and that the vehicle’s hood was open. 

The owner of the vehicle related that he had noticed the tire and rims missing from the vehicle when he had come home. He stated that he had attempted to start the vehicle but it would not start and his keys were stuck in the ignition. The owner stated that he was sure he had locked his vehicle. 

Officers processed the vehicle and lifted two latent fingerprints from the interior of the driver door window. Items taken from the vehicle include; 4 Michelin tires, 4 Cadillac factory tire rims, a pair of red Jordan shoes, a pair of white and blue Jordan shoes, a gold chain, a Samsung Galaxy 8, a gym bag, and Ray-Ban sunglasses. The owner wished to pursue charges.

5/14/19  19:30: Delayed Home Burglary Report

On May 14 at 7:30 PM officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Sandburg Street to investigate the report of a delayed burglary. Officers spoke with the complainant who related that his family had been out of town and when they returned home they observed that the front entry door to the garage was open. 

The complainant initially observed two lawnmowers missing, but upon checking the garage interior noticed that a Remington Edger, Ryobi leaf blower, Sony CD player, and Sony amplifier were also missing. 

A neighbor advised officers that a male subject had rung her doorbell and asked if she needed her grass cut, however, the male subject was not in possession of a lawnmower. The subject was described as a male in his mid-20s, with short hair who was wearing a black shirt and jeans. Other neighbors advised officers that they would contact them if they noticed anything of evidentiary value on their security systems. 

5/22/19 11:22: Home Burglary

On May 22 at 11:22 AM officers spoke to a homeowner at the Park Forest Police Department to investigate the report of a burglary. The homeowner owns a property in the 300 block of Miami Street which is currently undergoing restoration. On May 19 she had gone to the rear of her property to discover that her shed had been completely taken apart and that all her gardening tools were missing. 

Officers observed the residence and the area the shed had once stood, but could not locate any items of evidentiary value. The homeowner related that she would be willing to sign criminal complaints if any evidence was located indicating that her shed tools had been stolen.

5/23/19 6:15: Burglary from Motor Vehicle

On May 23 at 6:15 AM officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Hickory Street to investigate a report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the vehicle owner who related that somebody had entered her black 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe and went through her vehicle compartments. $6.00 had apparently been taken from the driver’s side door.

Officers attempted to process the scene for latent fingerprints with negative results. The incident was turned over to the detective division for further investigation.  

5/24/19 17:15: Burglary from Motor Vehicle

On May 24 at 5:15 PM officers were dispatched to PFPD in reference to a burglary to motor vehicle report. The vehicle owner related that an unknown person had broken the driver’s door window of her 2003 Ford Expedition while it was parked in her driveway. 

Her vehicle was missing a black 9mm pistol, a box of 9mm ammunition, and paperwork for the pistol from the center armrest area. Officers responded to the residence for possible processing. 

5/28/19 7:05: Residential Burglary

On May 28 at 7:05 AM officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Algonquin Street to investigate a report of a residential burglary. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a resident who related that an unknown person had forced entry into his residence through the kitchen door, ransacked the interior, and stole miscellaneous jewelry. 

Officers observed various items out of place throughout the residence and the master bedroom in disarray. Officers processed the scene for latent fingerprints.

5/28/19 12:14: Delayed Report of Burglary to Motor Vehicle

On May 28 at 12:14 PM officers spoke with a complainant at the PFPD to investigate the delayed report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. The complainant related that she had gone out to her vehicle and noticed the car door handle had appeared to have been tampered with. She entered the vehicle and observed the glove box and center console were open and their contents were strewn across the seats. She had put everything back in their compartments when she realized a bag had been taken out of the trunk. The bag was described as a medium-size olive “Jimmy Couture” backpack purse. 

The complainant stated she would be willing to sign complaints should the offender be identified. No suspect information exists at this time.

5/28/19  18:42: Delayed Residential Burglary Report

On May 28 at 6:42 PM officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Farragut Street to investigate a delayed residential burglary. Officers spoke with the complainant who related that he and his wife are currently moving out of this residence and had not slept in the residence the previous night. Upon returning to the residence, the complainant observed the door frame on the west side door was damaged. The interior of the residence was in disarray. 

The complainant observed a Samsung 55” flat-screen TV was missing from the residence and was unsure if anything else was missing. He was unsure if he and his wife wanted to pursue criminal complaints against an offender if one is identified. There is no suspect information available at the time of the report. 

5/28/19 21:09: Residential Burglary in Progress

On May 28 at 9:09 PM officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Indiana Street to investigate a residential burglary in progress. The complainant had advised that she had heard someone in her residence and seen a male subject with a flashlight in his mouth going through her purse while standing at the edge of her bed. The suspect fled prior to the arrival of officers.

Officers detained a male subject, however, the complainant was not able to positively identify him as the suspect and he was released from the scene. The complainant checked her purse and noticed the suspect had allegedly stolen her yellow coin purse. The suspect was described as being a skinny male, approximately 5’8”, wearing a dark jacket, dark pants, and a black doo-rag. This incident will be turned over to the Investigations Division. 

5/30/19 18:40: Delayed Home Burglary Report

On May 30 at approximately 6:40 officers responded to the 400 block of Sherman Street to investigate a delayed burglary. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the homeowner who related that he had returned to his residence and did not have a key so he climbed in an insecure window that could easily be opened. Just before climbing in he noted the blinds were already disturbed like someone had climbed in before him. He entered his residence and realized that several personal items were missing.

Officers processed the scene but collected nothing of evidentiary value. There is currently no suspect information and the incident will be turned over to the Investigations Division. 

5/31/19 0:40: Theft

On May 31 at approximately 12:40 AM officers responded to the 300 block of Seminole Street to investigate a theft complaint. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the homeowner who related that $4,370 was missing from his dresser and his surveillance camera was also missing. 

The homeowner reviewed the camera footage on his phone and observed two female suspects walk into his living room. He suspected one of the females was a woman he had dated and previously shown where he keeps the money in his bedroom. He stated that he only wished to sign complaints if the currency wasn’t returned.

Officers spoke with the woman who admitted to taking the money and would be willing to respond to the PFPD to return it. The woman returned $4,284. The incident will be exceptionally cleared due to a lack of victim cooperation. 

5/31/19 19:21: Delayed Burglary from Motor Vehicle Report

On May 31 at 7:21 PM officers investigated a delayed burglary from motor vehicle report which occurred in the 3000 block of Western Avenue. Officers met with a man who related that he was missing his Springfield XD9 9mm semi-automatic handgun from the center console armrest in his vehicle. There is no further suspect information at this point.