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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Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 300 block of Winnebago Street on October 28. Police found several subjects either in front of or on the street in front of a residence in that block. Police say the disturbance was related to an electronic confrontation started between two friends on Twitter. There were no arrests as police instructed the individuals to have no further contact with each other.
Police say a fence at a residence in the 100 block of Well Street was vandalized with spray paint on October 28.
Police were dispatched to a residence in the first block of Hemlock Street on October 29 to investigate a report of a domestic dispute. Police have suspect information and are investigating.
The windshield of a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Chase Street was reported shattered on October 29.
A resident told police at the Park Forest Police Department on October 30 that he had received threatening phone messages from an unknown person. Police are investigating.
Windows of vehicles parked in the 300 block of Shawnee Street, the 400 block of Saugatuck Street, and the 300 block of Seminole Street were reported shattered on November 1. Police say four vehicles had windows damaged.
Police say a pair of Nike shoes was stolen from a residence during a burglary in the 100 block of Nashua Street on November 1.
A vehicle stolen from a residence in the 3500 block of Western Avenue on November 2 was recovered by police in Chicago later that same day.
Police responded to a report of an attempted theft of a motor vehicle in the 100 block of Hemlock Street on November 2. Police discovered signs of forced entry to the vehicle and the ignition lock hanging from the steering wheel. Police are investigating.
Brandon O. Alexander, 29, 434 Tomahawk St., Park Forest, was arrested on November 3 and charged with domestic battery causing bodily harm when police responded to the 400 block of Tomahawk Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.
An Xbox 360 game system, four Xbox controllers, a Nintendo Wii game console, $250 cash, three watches and gift cards were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Winnemac Street during a residential burglary on November 3.
A juvenile was arrested on November 3 and processed on a charge of theft in connection with the theft of a cell phone reported on October 26. The juvenile was also processed on an outstanding warrant. Police made the arrest after being dispatched to the area of Allegheny Street and Apache Street to investigate a report of a suspicious person.
Police say that on November 4, a customer at a business in the 400 block of Sauk Trail became irate upon learning that there had been a one dollar price change on an alcoholic beverage. Police say the customer shoved two containers full of cell phone accessories that were located next to the cash register over-the-counter towards an employee. Police are investigating.
Police say a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Dogwood Street was vandalized by what appeared to be a metallic object on November 4.
Andre L. Williams, 22, 2630 Woodworth Pl., Hazel Crest, was arrested on November 5 and issued a citation charging improper walking in the roadway and issued a municipal citation charging unlawful soliciting when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Main Street in response to a solicitor complaint.
Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Hay Street on November 5 to investigate a possible residential burglary in progress. Upon arrival, police observed that all doors and windows of the residence were locked and secure. Officers did observe smudged boot prints on one door of the residence, but the door appeared to be free from damage.
A TomTom GPS valued at $129 and an HTC cell phone were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Farragut Street on November 6.
A juvenile was arrested on November 6 and processed on a charge of attempted residential burglary and resisting arrest when police responded to the 400 block of Winnemac Street to investigate a report of a residential burglary in progress.
A set of spare keys was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Berry Street on November 6.
And Apple iPhone 4 valued at $199.99 was reported stolen from a juvenile by a teenager near the intersection of Lakewood Boulevard and Westwood Drive on November 6.
A bottle of Gucci cologne, multiple CDs and DVDs, and three bags of clothing were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Farragut Street on November 6.
A donation box was reported stolen from the counter of a business in the 400 block of Sauk Trail on November 7. Police have suspect information and are investigating.
Police were dispatched to St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields on November 7 to investigate a report of a man who had been stabbed in the lower back in Park Forest. According to police, the man was dropped off at the northwest corner of Indianwood Boulevard and Sauk Trail by a friend when a white Chevrolet Impala drove past. Police say the victim told them that two male subjects inside the vehicle began to yell obscenities at the victim. The victim yelled back, at which time a passenger exited the vehicle and approached the victim. The two began to fight, and, in the course of the fight, the passenger produced a 10-inch knife and stabbed the victim in the back. Police say the victim was conscious and coherent when they spoke with him. Police are investigating.
Police responded to the 100 block of Warwick Street on November 8 in reference to a loose "vicious" pit bull, according to police. An officer had been informed by a mail carrier that the dog resided at a certain location and had chased the carrier. Police say the dog appeared to be foaming at the mouth. An officer deployed a department issued a tranquilizer gun which was ineffective, according to police. The dog charged at officers. Police were able to shoot the dog with a Taser, temporarily stunning the dog. Officers were able to detain the dog, which was then transported to Forest South Animal Hospital.