Park Forest Police Arrest Two After Search Warrant Executed On Tampa Street

Malik and Malcolm Shorters search warrant Tampa Street
Malik Shorters, 20 (left) and Malcolm Shorters, 18 (right). (Photos: PFPD)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Park Forest Police issued a statement Friday regarding the January 3, 2017 arrest of two men after the execution of a search warrant on Tampa Street.

According to police, on January 3, 2017, Park Forest Police Detectives, with members of the South Suburban Emergency Response Team [SSERT] executed a search warrant on a residence on the 200 block of Tampa Street, Will County, in Park Forest.

This was following complaints of alleged drug activity, according to police.

“Investigators recovered two illegally possessed semi-automatic firearms and over 100 grams of cannabis,” police said.

Malik Shorters,20, (pictured left) was arrested and processed on seven felony charges and two misdemeanor charges, including: armed violence, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and manufacture/delivery of cannabis, according to police.

Malcolm Shorters, 18, (pictured right) was arrested and processed on charges of manufacture/delivery of cannabis and possession of cannabis, according to police.

“The Crime Free Housing Ordinance will be pursued against the residents,” police said.

The Crime Free Housing Ordinance was strengthened in 2010 and includes the following (emphasis added):

The tenant, any member of the tenant’s household, any guest or any other person or persons associated with the tenant or his or her household, common areas or appurtenances:

  1. Shall not engage in any quasi-criminal or criminal activity as defined by local, state or federal law, either on or off said residential real property;
  2. Shall not engage in any act intended to facilitate any quasi-criminal or criminal activity and/or obstruct or resist law enforcement against criminal activity, either on or off said residential real property;
  3. Shall not permit and/or allow the dwelling unit, common areas or appurtenances to be used for or facilitate any quasi-criminal or criminal activity as defined by local, state of federal law, either on or off said residential real property.Should the tenant, any member of the tenant’s household, any guest or any other person or persons associated with the tenant or his or her household, common areas or appurtenances violate any provisions stated herein, either on or off said residential real property, such a violation shall constitute material noncompliance with this lease and shall further constitute grounds for termination of tenancy and eviction.

The Park Forest Police Department concluded the statement with a reminder that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Source: PFPD