Obstructing Identification: Park Forest Police Reports Through August 30, 2018

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The sign for Officer Tim Jones Way outside the Park Forest Police Department. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Editor’s Note: This coverage represents reports from through August 30, 2018. Charges include obstructing identification when an officer said a driver allegedly provided a false name.

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Concealment of Registration

Deevonte W. McIntosh, 30, 17611 Central Park Ave., Hazel Crest, was arrested on August 23 and charged with one count of unlawful display of registration, one count of unlawful concealment of registration; and received tickets charging disobeying a stop sign, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, and expired registration. Mr. McIntosh received a recognizance bond and was issued a court date of October 5, 2018, at the Markham Courthouse.

Officers conducting stationary traffic enforcement near the intersection of North Orchard Drive and Illinois Street observed a white 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck allegedly disobeying a stop sign, according to police. Officers curbed the vehicle near the intersection of North Orchard Drive and North Street and met with the sole occupant of the vehicle, Deevonte W. McIntosh.

Officers later learned that the license plate on Mr. McIntosh’s car actually belonged to a 1989 Toyota station wagon. Police also learned that Mr. McIntosh did not have his driver’s license because he was “driving on tickets,” according to the report. Mr. McIntosh further advised that he had received a ticket charging no insurance and still did not have an insurance card.

Mr. McIntosh was transported back to the Park Forest Police Department and placed in a cell pending bond. He received a recognizance bond and was issued a court date of October 5, 2018, at Markham Courthouse.

Domestic Battery

Deshaun L. Weeks, 41, 404 Gardner St., Joliet, was arrested on August 27 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Windsor Street regarding a report of a domestic dispute. The complainant reported witnessing a man hitting a woman outside a home in that block.

The alleged victim reported that her ex-boyfriend, Deshaun L. Weeks, came over to see her uninvited and began banging and kicking the side door to her residence, according to police. She did not want Mr. Weeks to break her door down so she opened the door at which time Mr. Weeks entered the residence and allegedly punched her in the side of the head with a closed fist, knocking her to the ground, according to police.

While falling to the ground, she related that she scraped her left arm on a white lawn chair in her living room.

According to police, when located, Mr. Weeks said that nothing happened, “We were just arguing,” and denied that anything physical had occurred between himself and the alleged victim. Mr. Weeks was arrested and held at the Park Forest Police Department pending transportation to Markham Courthouse for a bond hearing, according to police.

Obstructing Identification

Jasmine D. Gray, 22, 18917 Avers Ave., Flossmoor, was arrested on August 30 and charged with obstructing identification, driving while license was suspended, and issued traffic citations charging speeding and no rear license plate.

An officer observed a gray 2014 Ford Fusion traveling north on Western Avenue at a high rate of speed, according to police. The mounted squad radar indicated that the vehicle was traveling 55 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone, according to police.

The officer curbed the vehicle near the intersection of Western Avenue and North Street. The officer spoke with the driver who “exhibited signs of nervousness and deception,” according to the report. The officer asked the driver for her license and “her hand started shaking and her voice cracked,” according to the report. She told the officer that she did not have a driver’s license and provided the name of Kayla T., according to police. The officer did not believe her and asked her several times if that was really her name. The driver continued to state that her name was Kayla T. but was unable to provide any proof.

Through a law enforcement database, the officer located a photograph of a Kayla T. which was not the driver of the vehicle.

The officer told the driver that she was going to be charged with obstructing identification. The driver then stated that she was the registered owner of the vehicle and her name was Jasmine Gray, according to police. Ms. Gray’s vehicle was towed and seized. Ms. Gray was provided a court date of October 5, 2018, at the Markham Courthouse.

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