Park Forest Police Blotter Reports for January 9, 2015

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 vehicle parked at the Metra municipal parking lot, 520 Homan Avenue, was discovered by police on December 29 to have been vandalized with white paint. According to police, the same vehicle had been similarly vandalized at the owner’s residence in Park Forest in June 2014.

A burgundy change purse containing approximately $5.00 in change was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 200 block of Dogwood Street on December 30.

A window of a residence in the 100 block of 26th St. was reported shattered on December 31.

A juvenile was arrested on December 31 and issued a municipal ticket charging theft of property when police were dispatched to a business in the 100 block of South Orchard Drive to investigate a report of a retail theft in progress.

A Garman GPS, vehicle insurance cards and vehicle registration papers were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Dogwood Street on December 31.

A green and blue Schwinn bicycle was reported stolen from the backyard of a residence in the 200 block of Miami Street on January 1.

Copper piping, and outdoor air conditioning unit, and the electric meter were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Indiana Street on January 2.

Police say a resident in the first block of Hemlock Street reported on January 5 receiving a message via Facebook that stated, "What has four tires and can’t drive?" The resident went outside at 2:42 AM and discovered that her vehicle had its grill broken apart, all four tires slashed, the windshield smashed, and coals from the grill were thrown onto her vehicle. Police have suspect information and are investigating.

A black 2002 Hyundai Sonata, Illinois license plate V884579, was reported stolen from the 300 block of Wildwood Drive on January 5. The resident had gone out to the vehicle at approximately 9:20 AM, started the vehicle, and left it running with the keys in the ignition and the door unlocked. She then went back into her residence to wait for the vehicle to warm up. When she went back outside approximately 25 minutes later, the vehicle was gone.