Park Forest Police Blotter Reports for March 13, 2014

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 black Samsung S4 cell phone was reported stolen from a gym locker at Rich East High School on February 26.

A water heater and two metal doors were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street on February 27.

A juvenile was arrested on February 28 and processed on a charge of possession of cannabis with intent to deliver when police were dispatched to a residence in the 2900 block of Western Avenue in response to a report of cannabis discovered inside a residence.

A juvenile was arrested on March 1 and processed on a charge of theft when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Sauganash Street to investigate a report of a juvenile allegedly removing a package from the front porch of a residence. The package had just been delivered to that residence, according to police.

The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Mohawk Street was reported shattered on March 2.

An Amatek crystal pressure calibrator valued at $1820 and a Fluke thermometer valued at $3300 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at the corner of Elm and Fir Streets on March 2.

Dorian M. Cole, 37, 1932 Hickory Rd., Homewood, was arrested on March 4 and charged with possession of cannabis, driving while license was suspended, and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle when an officer patrolling in the area of Sauk Trail and Lakewood Boulevard observed that the vehicle Cole was driving had no rear registration plate light, according to police.

Delvonte C. Russell, 21, 15510 S. Drexel Ave., Dolton, was arrested on March 4 and charged with driving while license was suspended, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and possession of cannabis when an officer patrolling in the area of Monee Road and Thorncreek Drive observed a vehicle parked on the East side of Thorncreek Drive occupied by one subject who appeared to be slumped down in the driver’s seat. The officer approached the vehicle so that he could check the well-being of the driver, according to police.

Stephanie V. Curry, 26, 370 Miami St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 4 and charged with driving with a suspended driver’s license, no valid insurance, illegal transportation of alcohol, and obstructing identification, when an officer on patrol in the area of Miami Street and Blackhawk Drive observed Curry driving a vehicle on Miami Street. According to police, the officer recognized Curry as having an active Cook County warrant and a suspended driver’s license, according to police. Curry was also processed on the warrant out of Cook County.

An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Minocqua Street regarding a barking dog complaint. Upon arrival, the officer observed two dogs in a fenced in backyard. The dogs started barking at the officer. The officer wrote a municipal ticket charging repeatedly disturbing the peace and posted it on the door of the residence, according to police.

Philan J. Auther, 24, 217744 Carol Dr., Sauk Village, was arrested on March 5 and charged with one count of felony forgery when police were dispatched to a bank in the first block of Main Street to investigate a report of fraudulent activity.

Police were dispatched to the area of Oswego and Marquette Streets on March 5 to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area. According to police, a juvenile got off a school bus. A man in a white van then stopped and asked if she needed a ride home, telling her that her mother wanted him to pick her up and drive her home. The juvenile continued walking, ignoring the male subject, who subsequently drove off northbound towards Sauk Trail in an unknown location, according to police.

Latrell Brown, 22, 3849 Janis Dr., Richton Park, was arrested on March 5 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis and traffic citations charging speeding above the statutory limit and no rear registration plate light. According to police, an officer patrolling in the area of Sauk Trail and Westwood Drive observed the vehicle Brown was driving traveling eastbound on Sauk Trail at 48 mph in a posted 35 mph zone.

Larry K. Eley, 62, 230 Gentry St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 5 and charged with domestic aggravated assault when police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Gentry Street in reference to a domestic dispute that involved one of the subjects having a firearm, according to police.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Somonauk Street on March 5 to investigate a criminal trespass to residence.

Police say a juvenile who was walking home from school on March 7 was attacked and battered by four juveniles while he was on Indianwood Boulevard approaching Lester Road. The victim was able to flee from the attackers and run to the Park Forest Fire Department where he sought help.

The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Mantua Street was reported shattered on March 7.

Police say someone broke both windows on the driver’s side of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Winonah Street on March 7. Police have suspect information and are investigating.

Carlton D. Warrington, 26, 22411 Butterfield Dr., Richton Park, was arrested on March 7 and charged with possession of cannabis, no front registration plate, speeding over the posted limit, and was also processed on a warrant charging failure to appear out of Fayette County. An officer traveling westbound on North Street observed that the vehicle Warrington was driving had no front registration plate, according to police.

A door of a garage in the 100 block of Indianwood Boulevard was discovered on March 8 to have been pried open and the door knob had been removed. Police said nothing appeared to be missing from or damaged in the garage.

Kelly K. Brooks, 27, 353 Sauk Trail, Park Forest, was arrested on March 8 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Sauk Trail to investigate a criminal damage to property complaint.

Jeremy L. Bradford, 21, 7812 Paxton Ave., Chicago, was arrested on March 8 and charged with possession of cannabis when an officer observed a vehicle parked on the wrong side of the Street in the 300 block of Allegheny Street.

Ann P. Williams, 69, 350 Juniper St. Apt. 1003, Park Forest, was arrested on March 9 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to that address to investigate a report of domestic battery. While en route, dispatch advised police that the victim was cut with a butcher knife in the arm. Divonte Brown, 19, 8330 S. Buffalo Ave., Chicago, was also arrested and charged with possession of cannabis and obstructing identification.

Terry L. Williams, 55, 3918 W. 167th Pl., Country Club Hills, was arrested on March 9 and charged with driving under the influence and possession of cannabis when an officer observed that the vehicle Williams was driving was traveling 52 mph in a posted 35 mph zone at Western Avenue and South Street, according to police.

An Apple iPhone 4 was reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Rocket Circle on March 10 following an argument. Police have suspect information and are investigating.

A residence in Allegheny Court was discovered on March 10 to have a broken side window and several large cracks on the northwest side of the residence.

Three juveniles were arrested and charged with burglary when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Dogwood Street to investigate a report of burglary that had just occurred.

A juvenile was arrested on March 11 and processed on a charge of criminal damage to school property when police were dispatched to the first block of South Orchard Drive to investigate a criminal damage to vehicle complaint.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Lester Road to investigate a report of fraud. A resident told police that she was contacted by her bank and informed that $10 had been charged to her debit card and London, England. The resident advised police that she had never been to London and did not authorize the transaction.

Police say entry was attempted to a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Dogwood Street on March 11. Police say the owner of the vehicle noticed that the driver’s door lock was damaged, perhaps by a screwdriver, according to police.

The windshield of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Miami Street was reported shattered on March 11.

Robert S. Jordan, 19, 225 Early St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 11 and charged with possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to Rich East High School after a report of a verbal argument where one subject allegedly opened his shirt and displayed a handgun in his waistband, according to police. Police say four individuals entered a vehicle and were leaving the Rich East parking lot toward Sauk Trail. Police initiated a traffic stop but did not find a gun. A juvenile was taken into custody on several outstanding warrants, according to police. A third juvenile was issued a municipal citation charging unlawful assemblies.