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Park Forest Police Blotter Reports for April 13, 2014

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The Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

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," "Mr. Smith entered a guilty plea," or "All charges against Mr. Smith were subsequently dropped." We will do so upon receiving and verifying proof of such disposition.

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Policed were dispatched to the 100 block of Indianwood Boulevard on April 1 at approximately 9:17 PM to investigate a report of a burglary from a motor vehicle. The complainant told police that he emerged from a restaurant to find several subjects near his vehicle. He noticed that one of the subjects was holding his portable radio from his car and another was holding a toolbox. The victim called out, and the subjects ran, one of them dropping the radio. The toolbox was reported missing. Police have suspect information and are investigating.

A purple Roadmaster bicycle valued at $120, a blue Roadmaster bicycle valued at $120, construction equipment valued at $379, and miscellaneous tools valued at $300, are among items reported stolen from an attached garage of a residence in the 100 block of Peach Street during a residential burglary on April 5.

Dustin J. Cooper, 21, 504 Rocky Branch Road, East Bernstadt, KY; and Corey R. Williams, 28, 9405 W. 141st Pl., Cedar Lake, IN, were arrested on April 5 and charged with unlawful possession of a hypodermic needle or syringe when police on patrol observed that the vehicle Cooper was driving northbound on Western Avenue near Steger Road had a cracked windshield, according to police. Cooper was additionally issued citations charging defective/cracked windshield and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

Raymond E. Camp, 27, 1130 Schilling Ave., Chicago Heights, was arrested on April 6 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, operation of a motor vehicle without insurance, operation of a motor vehicle with one headlight, operation of a motor vehicle with open alcohol, failure to maintain lane, operation of a motor vehicle without a seatbelt, and failure to yield or stop for an emergency vehicle. An officer on patrol in the area of Main Street and Western Avenue observed that the vehicle Camp was driving had only one working headlight and had front end damage, according to police. The officer followed the vehicle and observed it cross into the inside lane while signaling a turn to the curb, according to police.

A 60-inch LG television valued at $800 was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Wilshire Street during a residential burglary on April 6.

An officer was called to respond to the Park Forest Police Department on April 7 where the complainant advised police that an HP Pavilion notebook computer and an Apple iPod Touch MP3 player were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Illinois Street. The complainant advised police that the vehicle had also been left unlocked while he was at the Ultra grocery store in Chicago Heights that same day. Police are investigating.

Police say a 22-year-old female was pushed to the ground and robbed of a black Nokia cell phone, a purse, a jacket and a black Korea Life wireless cell phone on April 7 at approximately 3:47 PM. Police say the woman had gotten off a Pace bus at Western Avenue and Algonquin Street and was approached by a man near the entrance to Eastgate Park. The man asked her if she wanted to sell her phone. She stated that she did not. The man turned to walk away and the woman was then pulled down from behind. Police are investigating.

A Black and Decker jigsaw, a Craftsman skill saw, and a Porter Cable reciprocating saw are among items reported stolen during a residential burglary at a residence in the 300 block of Minocqua Street on April 9.

Dewan C. Keys, 26, 209 Mantua St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 9 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to the 200 block of Mantua Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.

A juvenile was arrested on April 9 and charged with felony criminal damage to property after police were dispatched to the 300 block of Lakewood Boulevard in reference to a report of suspicious subjects.

Marquise D. Campbell, 18, 369 Westgate Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on April 9 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when an officer on patrol observed an occupied vehicle illegally parked blocking the sidewalk in front of 369 Westgate Drive, according to police.

Charles O. Harris Jr., 18, 331 Nokomis St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 9 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Miami Street to investigate a report of a domestic dispute.

Nathaniel Derden, 24, 240 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 10 and charged with unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a revoked FOID card, and domestic-related assault when police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street to investigate a domestic dispute complaint.

A wallet was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the first block of Cunningham Street on April 10.

Approximately $5.00 in coins was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 100 block of Dogwood Street on April 12.

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