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Park Forest Police Blotter Reports: January 16-23, 2018

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Commander Strahla’s patrol shift overlooks the Central Park Wetlands. (Photo: PFPD)

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.

An arrest does not mean that a person is guilty. All those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. It is the policy of eNews Park Forest to not remove items in the public record from publication. If your name is listed in the police reports, we will only add information relevant to the final disposition of the case at hand, e.g. “Mr. Smith was subsequently acquitted,” “Mr. Smith entered a guilty plea,” or “All charges against Mr. Smith were subsequently dropped.” We will do so upon receiving and verifying proof of such disposition.

Persons wishing to leave anonymous information on any criminal matters including narcotics or gang activity are encouraged to call the Park Forest Police Department Investigations Division at (708) 748-1309.


Dayone M. Perry, 32, 258 Leonard St., Chicago Heights, was arrested on January 16 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a BAC over .08, illegal transportation of alcohol, and failure to wear a seatbelt.

An officer patrolling in the area of Western Avenue and Main Street at 4:34 AM observed a vehicle driving southbound on Western Avenue which, according to the officer, was swerving outside and within its lane, according to police. The officer pulled alongside the vehicle and noticed that the driver, later identified as Dayone M. Perry, was not wearing a seatbelt.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and curbed the vehicle on McCarthy Street just off Western Avenue. Upon approaching Perry, the officer noticed that he had glassy eyes and there was an odor of alcohol emanating from his breath as he spoke, according to police.

The officer also noticed a bottle of brandy on the front passenger side floorboard of the vehicle. The bottle was unsealed and appeared to have some of the alcohol missing from it, according to police.

At 5:38 AM an officer administered a Breathalyzer test on Perry. The results showed that Perry had a blood alcohol concentration level of .10, according to police.


Robert L. Carter, 24, 2649 Orchard Ave., Blue Island, was issued a citation on January 17 charging possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia when an officer observed a vehicle traveling westbound on Sauk Trail from Western Avenue that had no front license plate. The officer activated his emergency lights and curbed the vehicle at Westwood Drive. The driver, later identified as Robert L. Carter, told the officer that he was recently involved in an accident. The officer observed damage to the front and of the vehicle consistent with what Carter had said. The officer also could smell a strong odor of fresh cannabis emanating from the vehicle, according to the report.

Raechel L. Clark, 22, 2649 Orchard Ave., Blue Island, a passenger in the vehicle, was also arrested and issued a citation charging possession of cannabis.

Obstructing A Peace Officer, Possession of Cannabis

Abigail E. Greening, 40, 285 Arrowhead St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 18 and issued municipal citations charging obstructing a peace officer, possession of cannabis, and a parking ticket charging leaving an unattended motor vehicle running with keys in the ignition. An officer learned through dispatch that there was a theft from a store in the first block of South Orchard Drive and that the suspects were driving a black SUV.

The officer saw a black SUV make a right turn into court H-5. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle for identification purposes. The officer turned on the car’s overhead lights and approached the vehicle on foot. A woman, later identified as Abigail Greening, exited from the driver’s seat. The officer asked if there was any one else in the vehicle. Greening began to walk away and the officer instructed her to, “Stay here.” Greening replied, “I didn’t do anything,” and entered a residence in the first block of Indianwood Boulevard, according to police.

A few minutes later, she exited the residence. The officer asked her several times to produce her driver’s license and she would not comply, according to police. The officer also smelled a strong odor of burnt cannabis coming from her and discovered that the vehicle had been left running with keys in the ignition, according to police.

Open Container Of Alcohol Inside A Vehicle

Eric L. Gray, 50, 2892 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on January 18 and issued citations charging failing to yield when turning left, possession of cannabis, and transporting an open container of alcohol inside a vehicle.

An officer patrolling on Lakewood Boulevard observed another vehicle traveling westbound on Lakewood Boulevard. The vehicle made a sudden left turn into the Walgreens parking lot, failing to yield to the officer, according to police. The officer had to brake abruptly to avoid striking the vehicle, according to police.

Police discovered and open container of vodka in the front passenger door compartment and smelled and odor of cannabis emanating from the interior of the vehicle, according to police.

Domestic Disturbance

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Farragut Street on January 20 in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance. The suspect was placed under arrest but taken to the hospital when he complained of chest pains. He then told police that he was suicidal and wanted to speak with a psychiatrist. He was later transported to a hospital in Chicago. Formal charges are pending as of this report.

Domestic Battery

Joshua D. Holmes, 354 Minocqua St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 22 and charged with one count of domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Minocqua Street in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance. According to the complainant, Holmes was significantly intoxicated, upset, and broke several items in the house, according to police.

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