Park Forest Police Blotter Reports for January 2, 2014

Park Forest Police Station
A winter past at 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.

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A wallet was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 400 block of Lakewood Boulevard on December 9.

Andrew Cooper III, 31, 31 Scrementi Ln., Steger, was arrested on December 22 and charged with driving while license was suspended, unlawful display of a license plate on a vehicle, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, operating an electronic device while driving, and no front registration plate. An officer on patrol observed that the attached registration of the vehicle Cooper was driving southbound on Western Avenue from 26th Street belonged to a different vehicle, according to police. The officer noticed this after running the vehicle’s registration through LEADS, according to police.

Kelly K. Brooks, 27, 353 Sauk Trail, Park Forest, was arrested on December 22 and charged with battery, criminal damage to property, and four counts of endangering the life of a child after police were dispatched to the 300 block of Sauk Trail in reference to a report of a domestic dispute.

An HP laptop computer and a Grande Theft Auto 5 Xbox videogame are among items reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Chase Street on December 23. According to police, the vehicle was parked in the driveway of a residence for approximately two hours. The resident decided to move the vehicle closer to the garage and, while moving it, saw that the hatchback was down but not secured and/or locked.

Kaytlin T. Shaw, 22, 1033 Brampton Ct., University Park, and Mykeyla N. West, 20, 606 Farmview Rd., University Park, were arrested on December 23 and charged with battery after an officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a report of battery alleged to have occurred earlier that day at a residence in the 300 block of Forest Boulevard.

A Blu-Ray disc player and two 20" chrome car rims with Nexen tires were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Winnebago Street on December 24 when police were dispatched to investigate a residential burglary.

A man’s burgundy colored bicycle was reported stolen from a garage during a burglary at a residence in the 300 block of Winnebago Street on December 26.

A 32-inch television and a watch are among items reported stolen during a residential burglary at a residence in the 100 block of Westwood Drive on December 26.

A number of dry-cleaning items valued over $200 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Sherman Street on December 27. According to police, there were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle.

Entry was made to an unlocked vehicle parked in the 400 block of Sherman Street on December 27. According to police, the center counsel was open, the glove compartment was open, and the contents of both were scattered on the driver’s seat. Nothing was reported stolen from the vehicle.

Tyler A. Tichgelaar, 20, 305 Minocqua St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 27 and charged with loud muffler, excessive noise, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and possession of cannabis when an officer patrolling in the area of Orchard Drive and Cherry Street observed that the vehicle Tichgelaar was driving southbound on Orchard Boulevard had a loud muffler, according to police.