Park Forest Police Blotter Reports For March 28, 2017

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

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—Editor’s Note: We continue our reporting on news from Park Forest 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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Ashley M. Jones, 29, 54 Marquette St., Park Forest, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to signal and improper lane usage following a traffic stop March 11 at the intersection of Western Avenue and 26th Street, police said.

Lawana D. Rudolph, 31, 22244 Willow Tree Lane, Sauk Village,was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding following a traffic stop March 12 at the intersection of Monee Road and Western Avenue,police said.

Shana L. Jennings, 31, 1412 Diplomat Lane, Ford Heights, was charged with criminal trespassing and criminal damage to property following an incident March 13 in the 300 block of Juniper Street, police said. According to a report, Jennings allegedly refused to leave a residential property and allegedly carved her name in a wall with her car key.

Shana L. Jennings, 31, 1412 Diplomat Lane, Ford Heights, was charged with criminal trespassing following an incident March 14 in the 300 block of Juniper Street. According to a report, Jennings allegedly returned to a residential property where she had been banned the previous day and refused to leave, police said.

Lafayette K. Garth, 21, 22117 Karlov Ave., Richton Park, was charged with possession of cannabis and failure to wear a seatbelt following a traffic stop March 14 at the intersection of Richton Square Road and Sauk Trail, police said.

Bruce L. Wilson, 19, 14124 S. Bensley Ave., Burnham, was charged with driving on a suspended license, no insurance, disregarding a stop sign and possession of cannabis following a traffic stop March 15 at the intersection of Western Avenue and Monee Road, police said.

Samantha J. Wesley, 43, 23435 S. Western Ave., Park Forest,was charged with felony driving while license is revoked and driving whileregistration is suspended following a traffic stop March 17 in the 23400 block of S. Western Avenue, police said.

Justyn D. Britton, 19, 2630 E. Martha Place, Burnham, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without headlights and no proof of insurance following a traffic stop March 19 on Western Avenue,police said.

Derrick Deshaun Hart, 31, 383 Forest Blvd., Park Forest, was charged with driving while license is suspended, failure to wear a seatbelt,illegal transportation of liquor and possession of cannabis following a traffic stop March 19 at the intersection of Sauk Trail and Richton Square Road, police said.

Michael D. Merrit, 18, 307 Gettysburg St., Park Forest, was charged with one felony count of theft over $500 following an incident March 21.According to a police report, a man took a package from the porch of a residence in the 500 block of Antietam Street, police said.

Anthony C. White, 44, 283 Elmwood Dr., Chicago Heights, was charged with improper display of registration, improper use of registration, driving while license is revoked and driving without insurance following a traffic stop March 22 at the intersection of Sauk Trail and Indianwood Boulevard, police said.

Malik M. Turner-Brown, 18, 425 Talala St., Park Forest, was charged with possession of cannabis following a disturbance March 25 in the 300 block of Sauk Trail, police said.

Jamere M. Smith, 28, 3388 Western Ave., Park Forest, was charged with possession of cannabis following a disturbance March 25 in the 0-100 block of Indianwood Boulevard, police said.

Jomell N. Alexander, 18, 84 Water St., Park Forest,was charged with possession of cannabis, driving without lights, driving without insurance and driving when never issued a license following a traffic stop March 26 at the intersection of Apple Lane and S. Orchard Drive, police said.