Park Forest Police Blotter Reports for May 20, 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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Darius M. Scott, 24, 7620 S. Evans Ave., Chicago; Andre T. Williams, 19, 1428 N. Mohawk St., Apt. C, Chicago; and Oliver Smallwood, 23, 200 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, were arrested on May 11 and issued citations charging soliciting without a proper village permit when police responded to the first block of Fir Street to investigate a complaint of solicitors in the area soliciting for an energy company, according to police.

A black Dell Chrome Book 11, serial number 5JDQX02, was reported stolen from a classroom in Rich East High School on May 13.

A large amount of lighter fluid was discovered to have been poured on the cover of a boat which was parked in the driveway of a residence in the 200 block of Berry Street on May 13. Police are investigating.

A vehicle reported stolen out of Blue Island was discovered on fire in a parking lot at Blackhawk School, 130 Blackhawk Drive, on May 14. Police were dispatched and responded to the scene at approximately 12:34 AM and observed the vehicle fully engulfed in flames behind Blackhawk School. The vehicle was reported stolen later that day when the owner discovered it missing. Police are investigating.

A kitchen window of a residence in the 200 block of Tampa Street was reported shattered on May 14.

A resident told police on May 14 that she discovered three unauthorized transactions on her debit/credit card in amounts totaling $264.85. Police are investigating.

Orman E. Keys Jr., 51, 12251 S. May St., Chicago, was arrested on May 15 and charged with retail theft when police were dispatched to a business in the first block of Main Street to investigate a report of retail theft.

Chadrick M. White, 19, 2372 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on May 15 and charged with retail theft when police were dispatched to a business in the first block of Main Street to investigate a report of retail theft.

Approximately $5 cash, three pairs of sunglasses, and an iPass are among items reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Indianwood Boulevard on May 16. The vehicle had been left unlocked, according to police.