Park Forest Police Blotter Reports for August 10, 2015

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

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A business manager in the 2200 block of Western Avenue told police on July 24 that he began noticing discrepancies in cash register receipts beginning in mid-June. Upon conducting an internal audit, the manager discovered over $3800 that were not accounted for. Police have suspect information and are investigating.

Police discovered a dog inside a foreclosed and abandoned property on Shabbona drive on July 30. There was no food or water present for the dog and the floor was covered with dog hair and feces, according to police. Police say the interior of the residence was unfit for habitation.

The driver’s door window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Minocqua Street was reported shattered on August 1.
This report has been corrected to show August 1 as the date of the report.

A resident told police on August 5 that he lost his wallet approximately a year ago while fishing in University Park. Recently, he discovered that his FOID card had been in the wallet and was missing. He told police that he never took the card out of his wallet or used it for any specific purposes. Recently, a relative asked him to go to a gun range and asked him if he had his FOID card. The resident realized at the time that he didn’t have it and was instructed by Illinois State Police to file a police report.

Police responded to the first block of Monee Road on August 6 to investigate a burglary complaint. The resident told police that she went to the grocery store, locking and securing her home prior to leaving. When she returned, she noticed that her enclosed patio screen door was wide open and one of the two stone pedestals she props up against the door was moved. The doors to the residence were locked and secured, according to police. There were no signs of forced entry. Nothing appeared to be missing from the patio, according to police.

A silver 2009 Dodge Caliber, Illinois license plate E550620, was reported stolen from the first block of Forest Boulevard on August 6.

The owner of a rental property in the 100 block of Hemlock Street discovered two male subjects inside the residence on August 6. The residence was supposed to be vacant, according to police. Police did not locate anyone inside the residence. The bottom block of a door on the east side of the residence was broken, according to police.

A blue girl’s Huffy 15-speed bicycle with a basket on the front was reported stolen from an attached garage of a residence in the 400 block of Main Street on August 6.

A black 1958 Schwinn Typhoon bicycle with a two cycle motor attached to the bicycle was reported stolen from outside a residence in the 200 block of Arcadia Street on August 7.