Park Forest Police Blotter Reports for July 28, 2015

Park Forest Police Station
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 window of a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street was reported shattered on July 9. Police have suspect information and are investigating.

Park Forest police are investigating an identity theft case out of South Carolina which appears to have originated in Park Forest. This is according to a report from June 17. Police are focusing their investigation on a local address.

Lakeisha K. Smith, 38, 412 Stanton St., Park Forest, was issued three citations after police were dispatched to the 400 block of Stanton Street to investigate a complaint of a stray dog. The citations charged animal license required, animal running at large, and disturbing the peace. According to police, officers were dispatched to the residence five times since February 27.

Stacey L. Lawler, 38, 15220 Western Ave., Harvey,was arrested on June 27 and charged with one felony count of burglary when police were dispatched to a residence in the first block of Monee Road to conduct a premise exam after someone called and advised police that there was a lot of noise coming from a vacant house. When police arrived, they observed 2 subjects in a pickup truck who immediately raised both of their hands above their heads as officers pulled up to the house. Officers observed in the bed of the pickup truck a whirlpool washer and dryer, a whirlpool refrigerator, and a Kenmore stove. Lawler was also issued a municipal citation charging possession of drug paraphernalia.

Glenn Argue Jr., 108 Shabbona Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on June 28 and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding over the statutory limit, driving under the influence of alcohol with a breath alcohol concentration over .08 (his BAC was .12, according to police), driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license was revoked, and improper lane usage. An officer conducting a stationary radar patrol in the first block of Orchard Drive observed that Argue’s vehicle was traveling above the posted speed limit, according to police.

Christopher C. Grill, 25, 7037 W. 177th Pl., Tinley Park, was arrested on June 29 and charged with driving with no valid Illinois driver’s license and criminal trespass to vehicle when police in the first block of Sauk Trail were flagged down by a a subject and advised of a “reckless driver” who was westbound on Sauk Trail from Western Avenue, according to police.

Copper valued at $2200 was reported stolen from the inside of an exterior air-conditioning unit in the 400 block of Todd Street on June 29.

A package delivered to a residence in the 100 block of Lester Road was reported stolen from the mailbox on June 30.

Douglas R. Johnson, 33, 13722 May St., Homewood, was arrested on June 30 and charged with retail theft when police were dispatched to a business in the 100 block of South Orchard Drive to investigate a report of retail theft.

Lanell Willingham, 21, 40 Apache St., Park Forest, was arrested on June 30 and charged with obstructing identification, driving while license was suspended, driving with suspended registration, driving with expired registration, and driving with no insurance when an officer driving northbound on Western Avenue approaching Beacon Boulevard observed that the vehicle in front of him had an expired registration sticker, according to police.

Linda T. Wright, 46, 147 E. 115th St., Apt. 3N, Chicago, was arrested on June 30 and charged with felony retail theft when police were dispatched to a business in the first block of Main Street to investigate a suspicious person complaint.

O.C. Cleveland, 46, 1010 Manchester Dr., South Bend, IN, was arrested on July 1 and charged with possession of cannabis when police were investigating another case in the 100 block of Nashua Street.

Jason Wright, 22, 7619 S. Hoyne Ave., Chicago, was arrested on July 1 and charged with criminal damage to property and assault when police were dispatched to a business in the 400 block of Sauk Trail to investigate a report of a disturbance.

A yellow 26-inch huffy bicycle with black tires was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Shabbona Drive on July 2.

Kendrick R. Grady, 40, 200 Wilson St., Park Forest, was arrested on July 2 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol with a breath alcohol concentration of .09, according to police, driving under the influence of alcohol, and illegal transportation of alcohol when police were dispatched to investigate a disturbance call where the complainant was being followed by a subject in another car, according to police.

Carmen T. Peterson, 42, 81 Hemlock St., Park Forest, was arrested on July 3 and charged with one count of retail theft and processed on a warrant out of Indiana charging theft when police responded to a business in the first block of Main Street to investigate a report of retail theft. Diamond S. Singleton, 20, 115 N. Parkside Ave., Apt. 306A, Chicago, was also arrested and was charged with retail theft.

Dwayne C. Hubbard, 8372 Aster Dr., Apt. 1A, Merrillville, IN, was arrested on July 5 and was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding above the posted limit, improper Lane usage, driving under the influence of alcohol when officers patrolling in the area of Route 30 and Orchard Drive observed the vehicle Hubbard was driving traveling westbound on Route 30 at what appeared to be a high rate of speed, according to police according to police, Hubbard’s blood alcohol content was .188.

Police responded to a report of multiple gunshots in the area of Meota Street and Marquette Street on July 5. Police recovered 21 shell casings which were recovered and entered into evidence. There were no reports of any injuries.

Approximately 15 feet of copper piping was reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Dunlap Road on July 6.

Jarron C. Echols, 23, 502 Wildwood Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on July 6 and charged with driving while license was suspended and speeding over the statutory limit when an officer patrolling eastbound on Sauk Trail approaching Westwood Drive observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Sauk Trail approaching Shabbona Drive. The officer paced the vehicle for a short distance and determined the vehicle was traveling 45 mph in a posted 35 mph zone, according to police.

A purse containing a $690 money order, $250 cash and numerous other items was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the first block of Indianwood Boulevard on July 6.

Three television sets and 2 computers are among items reported stolen during a residential burglary in the 100 block of Westwood Drive on July 6. Police report that $1400 cash was also stolen during the burglary.

An air-conditioning unit and copper pipe was reported stolen from outside a residence in the 200 block of E Street on July 8.

Kenita B. Simmons, 26 4144 Birchwood Rd., Richton Park, was arrested on July 8 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, no valid drivers license/expired, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, following too closely, and improper lane usage when an officer patrolling eastbound on Sauk Trail observed that the vehicle Simmons was driving, also eastbound, was driving in the median Lane and was following too closely to the vehicle in front, according to police.

A resident told police at the Park Forest Police Department on July 8 that she received an alert from her bank that her account was overdrawn. She observed 8 consecutive transactions with an amount of $197.10 and transactions totaling $1576.80 which were fraudulent, according to police.

James O. Johnson, 31, 251 Beacon Blvd., Chicago Heights, was arrested on July 8 and charged with criminal damage to property when police responded to the 200 block of Arrowhead Street to investigate a criminal damage to property complaint.

An Omega men’s watch valued at $3000, a 2nd Omega men’s watch valued at $100, a Toshiba computer valued at $500, and a Dell laptop computer valued at $200 are among items reported stolen during a residential burglary in the 3800 block of Western Avenue on July 8.

Police were dispatched to Faith United Protestant Church on July 9 at approximately 4:22 PM to investigate a report of criminal defacement. On Monday, July 6, at approximately 6 PM, unknown subjects were captured on surveillance video knocking over flowerpots and spray painting patio bricks in the courtyard. A camera on the East side of the church which faces Hemlock Street captured 3 unknown subjects defacing the property of the church. The area defaced is considered a burial ground for persons who are cremated, according to police. Police are investigating.

A vehicle parked in the first block of Forest Boulevard was entered by force, reported on July 10. According to police, the driver’s door window was damaged and the driver’s door was unlocked. There was also damage to the steering column. Approximately $10 in change was missing from the vehicle.

A person responding to a post on craigslist regarding a home for rent located in the first block of Rocket Circle told Park Forest police on July 11 that she sent $768 as a security deposit on the house. She never received a key, according to police. Upon driving to the residence, she discovered that someone else lived there and rented from the landlord. The landlord came to the Park Forest Police Department and related that he owns the property and did post the property on craigslist but the email of the listing the person responded to is not his email address. He told police that he legally rents the property and the property is registered with the Park Forest Building Department.

Police responded to the 200 block of Allegheny Street on July 12 at approximately 12:09 AM in reference to a report of shots fired. Police located 26 spent bullet casings and placed numbered marking cards next to each of the located casings. Police observed a vehicle with several bullet holes in it. Police interviewed witnesses who reported hearing 10 or more gunshots. No one was reported injured.

A resident told police that fraudulent charges were made against her bank account. The report was made January 12. The report was necessary serve her bank could begin their investigation on the matter, according to police.

Robert L. Walker, 50, 246 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was arrested on July 12 and charged with one count of unlawful altering of a registration sticker, driving while license was revoked, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, speeding over the posted limit, and expired registration when an officer observed a car traveling south on Western Avenue going at 57 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to police

A resident told police that a credit card had been opened in his name using a Chicago address and a birth date different from his own. The report was made July 12.

The window of the concession stand at Rich East School was discovered to have been pushed in and shattered on July 12. Entry was not gained to the concession stand.

Police were dispatched to the 200 block of South Orchard Drive on July 13 to investigate a telephone threat. Police have suspect information and are investigating.

A resident told police on July 13 that her credit card was fraudulently used. Police are investigating.

The glass door of a business in the 300 block of Main Street was reported shattered on July 13. Police are investigating.

The front glass door of a business in the 200 block of Forest Boulevard was reported shattered on July 14. Nothing was reported stolen from the store.

Cordell T. Daniels, 20, 22928 Millard Ave., Richton Park, was arrested on July 15 and charged with driving while registration was suspended, driving while registration was expired, driving without insurance, driving while license was suspended, and unlawful possession of ammunition. Officers located 5 loose bullets in the driver’s side door panel, according to police. An officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle Daniels was driving on Sauk Trail at Westwood Drive after conducting a registration check of the vehicle and discovering that the vehicle’s registration was suspended for a mandatory insurance violation, according to police.

Detrice L. Smith, 42, 1412 Diplomat St., Ford Heights, was arrested on July 15 and charged with disorderly conduct when police responded to a business in the 400 block of Sauk Trail to investigate an active alarm.

A resident in the 100 block of Willow Street was issued citations charging fierce dog, running at large, and leash required after one of the resident’s dogs bit a mail carrier.

Jamille Wilson, 38, 16700 Greenwood Ave., South Holland, was arrested on July 16 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, disobeying a traffic control device, failure to wear a seatbelt, and a defective tail light. According to police, an officer was on patrol near the intersection of Western Avenue and 26th Street facing southbound when dispatch advised that a complainant had called regarding a vehicle where it was believed that the driver was intoxicated. The officer saw the vehicle shortly after.

Avonni M. Young, 18, 1917 S. 8th Ave., Maywood, IL, was arrested on July 17 and issued municipal citations charging possession of cannabis and improper lighting/one headlight when an officer patrolling near the intersection of Sauk Trail and Western Avenue observed a vehicle traveling northbound on Western Avenue that had only one illuminated headlight, according to police.

A wallet was reported stolen from a customer at a business in the 100 block of South Orchard Drive on July 17.

A black 2005 BMW 325, Illinois license plate N844621, was reported stolen from the 100 block of Hemlock Street on July 18.

A green Sears Craftsman lawnmower valued at approximately $125 was reported stolen from the porch of a residence in the 200 block of Krotiak Road on July 18.

Latina Denise Bentley, 43, 131 Sauk Trail, Park Forest, was arrested on July 19 and charged with speeding over the posted limit, improper lane usage, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and driving under the influence of alcohol when an officer patrolling on Western Avenue North of Illinois Street observed a vehicle exit a nightclub parking lot at a high rate of speed, traveling southbound on Western Avenue at 54 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to police.

Jewelry valued at over $3000 and a model of a Thompson machine-gun valued at $245 were reported stolen during a residential burglary in the 200 block of Rich Road on July 19.

A wallet was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 100 block of North Arbor Trail on July 19.

A cell phone charger, a vehicle manual, and an envelope were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 23400 block of Western Avenue on July 20. It is unclear how entry was gained to the vehicle.

Antwuan L. Trainer, 41, 1212 Ashland Ave., Chicago Heights,, was arrested on July 21 and processed on an outstanding domestic battery charge and provided municipal citations charging possession of cannabis and defective tail light when an officer patrolling eastbound on Lincoln Highway on Orchard Drive observed that a vehicle in front of him had a defective right rear tail light. According to police, the officer had additional knowledge that the registered owner of the vehicle was wanted by another Park Forest police officer in reference to a domestic battery investigation. A passenger in the vehicle was issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis.

Brandon Grant, 35, 554 Exhange Ave., Calumet City, was arrested on July 21 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when an officer patrolling southbound on Orchard Drive from North Street observed the vehicle Grant was driving allegedly disobeying a stop sign, according to police.

Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Nashua Street on July 22 in reference to a report of a subject with a gun. Police took witness statements, have suspect information, and are investigating. There were no reports of gunfire.

A male subject stole a $2 bottle of Vitamin Water from a business in the first block of Main Street on July 22.

A light blue Pacific Regency 24-inch mountain bike with an estimated value of $100, a light purple 24-inch Mongoose mountain bike with an estimated value of $30, and a red and silver 24-inch mongoose mountain bike with an estimated value of $30 were reported stolen from outside a residence in the 200 block of Arcadia Street on July 23.

A front bay window of a residence in the 300 block of Waverly Street was reported shattered on July 23.

Kimberly A. Stewart, 46, 77 Water St., Park Forest, was issued a municipal citation charging keeping a disorderly house when police responded to the first block of Water Street in reference to a report of a domestic dispute.

Dquan J. Usher, 19, 710 W. 59th St., Chicago, was arrested on July 25 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when an officer patrolling southbound on Western Avenue from Sycamore Drive observed the vehicle Usher was driving traveling southbound on Western Avenue approaching Norfork Street while allegedly weaving multiple times in and out of the traffic lane, according to police.

A windshield of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Early Street was reported shattered on July 25.

Doroteo Cornelio-Delgado, 50, 120 Elm St., Park Forest, was arrested on July 26 and charged with improper lane use, aggravated driving while license was revoked, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, and illegal transportation of alcohol when an officer patrolling southbound on Western Avenue from North Street observed that the vehicle Cornelio-Delgado was driving was going approximately 10 mph below the 35 mph speed limit, according to police. The officer followed the vehicle for approximately 1/2 mile, observing the vehicle weave in and out of the traffic lane, according to police.

On Sunday, July 26, an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Indianwood Boulevard where he observed signs similar to gang graffiti spray-painted with black colored paint on the sidewalk located on the west side of Indianwood Boulevard.