Park Forest Police Blotter Reports for March 13, 2013

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A window of a business in the 100 block of South Orchard Drive was reported shattered on March 4.

The driver’s side window of a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Lakewood Boulevard was reported shattered on March 4.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Waverly Street on March 6 to investigate a domestic dispute. A black iPhone valued at $199 was reported taken from the residence during the dispute. Police have suspect information and are investigating.

Deltric Smith, 26, 17471 Park Lane, Country Club Hills, was arrested on March 6 and charged with criminal trespassing to land when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Forest Boulevard to investigate a trespassing complaint.

Bryant M. Gray, 18, 45 Apple Lane, Park Forest, was arrested on March 6 and charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to land when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Rich Road to investigate a report of several subjects entering a vacant residence. Three juveniles were likewise arrested and processed on trespassing charges.

A door of a residence in the 500 block of Chase Street was reported damaged on March 7. Police said it appeared that someone tried to pry and force the door open. Entry was not gained to the residence.

A juvenile was arrested on March 7 and processed on charges of burglary and obstructing a peace officer when police were dispatched to the 100 block of South Orchard Drive to investigate a report of a suspicious subject.

An officer responded to the Park Forest Police Department on March 7 to investigate a report of identity theft. A resident told police that someone had falsely filed his tax return in his name, possibly an ex-wife.

A juvenile was arrested on March 8 and processed on charges of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass to land when police responded to the 500 block of Lakewood Boulevard to investigate a report of a suspicious subject. The juvenile was allegedly banging on the front door of a residence, demanding entry, according to police. The resident did not know the juvenile, police said.

A black 9-inch Android Tablet computer valued at $100 was reported stolen from a desk at Blackhawk School on March 8.

David W. Saunders, 39, 134 Monee Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on March 10 and charged with felony unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and felony possession of a firearm with a revoked FOID card when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Monee Road to investigate a report of domestic battery. Saunders was also charged with domestic battery (bodily harm) and aggravated assault with a firearm. Police say the victim told them that while attempting to leave the residence, Saunders allegedly grabbed her by the head and slammed her head into a wall. According to police, Saunders then allegedly pointed a shotgun at her head. Two officers transported the victim to the Will County Courthouse so that she could obtain an order of protection, according to police. The incident was first reported on March 9 just before midnight.

Police are investigating a telephone threat after an officer was dispatched to the lobby of the business on March 9 in the first block of South Orchard Drive to investigate a suspicious subject in the lobby of the business. Police have suspect information and are investigating.

Jessie K. Knox, 31, 301 Osage St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 9 and charged with criminal damage to property and processed on two arrest warrants, one out of Cook County and the other out of Glenwood, when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Mantua Street to investigate a report of a domestic dispute.

A screen on the outside of a window of a residence in the 2600 block of Western Avenue was reported cut on March 9.

Eric J. Betton, 26, 367 Oswego St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 11 and charged with possession of cannabis and processed on an active warrant when police were dispatched to the first block of McCarthy Street to investigate a report of a vehicle with no lights on that was sounding its horn repeatedly. Albert L. Nance, 26, 289 Mallard Dr., Sauk Village, the driver of the vehicle, was also arrested and was charged with possession of cannabis. The vehicle they were in was impounded, according to police.

Five mobile phones, a Samsung Galaxy II valued at $350, a Motorola phone valued at $50, a Samsung Android smart phone valued at $100, an Apple iPhone valued at $350, and a second Apple iPhone valued at $380 were reported stolen from a business in the 100 block of South Orchard Drive on March 11.