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Park Forest Police Blotter Reports for January 2, 2018

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The Park Forest Police Department. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— Among this week’s police reports are charges of theft, obstructing justice, and public intoxication. These reports bring us through December 26, 2017,

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.

Theft

Charles M. Jernagin, 38, 84 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on December 19 and charged with harassment by phone and two counts of theft when police were dispatched to the first block of Indianwood Boulevard in reference to a report of an ongoing dispute.

Obstructing Justice

Jean Yvel Berthony Saint Juste, 23, 12 Oak Lane, Park Forest, was arrested on December 20 and issued municipal citations charging improper walking in the roadway and obstructing justice when police were dispatched to a business in the first block of South Orchard Drive to investigate a report of a suspicious subject in a rear parking lot.

Warrants

Tiesha M. Trice, 33, 202 Berry St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 20 and processed on two outstanding warrants — one charging criminal trespass to property, the other charging endangering the life/health of a child — when an officer was advised that Trice was at the Park Forest Police Department. Trice had responded to the station in reference to a bankcard that was located, according to police.

Domestic Battery

Christopher L. Turner, 44, 21630 Peterson Ave., Sauk Village, was arrested on December 20 and charged with one count of domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Waverly Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Public Intoxication

Lontrell D. Mace, 26, 931 W. Arquilla Dr., Glenwood, was arrested on December 23 and issued a municipal citation charging intoxication in public when an officer who had responded to a previous call in the area of Arbor Trails Apartments observed Mace walking in and out of the roadway on North Arbor Trail at Sycamore Street. The officer made contact with Mace to check on his well-being and “immediately smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath,” according to police. The report further states that Mace’s pants were also soiled in the crouch region, according to police.

Driving While License Suspended

Gregory L. Clay, 49, 59 E. 151st St., Harvey, was arrested on December 24 and issued citations charging driving while license was suspended and speeding when an officer traveling north on Western Avenue near 26th Street at 3:04 AM observed the vehicle Clay was driving traveling 52 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone, according to police. Clay was also issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis.

Disturbance

Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Arrowhead Street on December 26 to investigate a report of a disturbance on December 26. The complainant said that his brother struck him in the face with a closed fist. The brother had departed from the house before police arrived. The complainant was advised that a summons packet would be completed and was instructed on how to complete the summons process.

Criminal Damage To Property

Yoquan M. Ray, 21, 11930 Lasalle Ave., Chicago, was arrested on December 26 and charged with domestic battery and criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 400 block of North Orchard Drive to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. According to police, Ray was arguing with the complainant because she did not want to put him on her cell phone plan. Ray allegedly became upset and grabbed her by the left nostril, according to police, where she has a nose ring. He allegedly began shaking her nose back and forth, according to police. He then allegedly grabbed her prescription eyeglasses from her face and broke them, according to police.

Possession of Cannabis

Brandon A. Berry, 22, 506 Blair St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 26 and issued municipal citations charging failure to dim highbeam lights, possession of cannabis, and possession of paraphernalia when an officer patrolling on Western Avenue at one minute before midnight observed that the vehicle Berry was driving had its bright lights illuminated, according to police.

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