Park Forest Police Blotter Reports Through March 18, 2018

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A fire engine, a police squad car, and an ambulance at the scene of a 3-car collision on Western Ave. in February 2018. (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.

We are reporting this information because the public in the United States has the right to know, unlike any other nation in the world.  When that information is withheld or under-reported, it leaves questions.  We also want to show the work that the police force does every day that is not reported.  Police in Park Forestrespond to thousands of calls per year.  Whether it’s conducting a routine investigation, pulling over a drunk driver, or responding to a possible theft at a store, the work of the police officer deserves acknowledgement by the public.

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.

Domestic Battery

Catrice M. Collins, 46, 333 Osage St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 14 and charged with one count of domestic battery after police responded to the 300 block of Osage Street on March 13 to investigate a report of a domestic dispute. Ms. Collins, who had been “drinking alcohol all day,” according to the report, allegedly struck a relative in the face repeatedly, according to police.

Driving While License Suspended

Kiera D. Catlett, 23, 22125 Central Park Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on March 13 and charged with two counts of resisting a peace officer, driving while license was suspended, failure to secure child in a safety seat, and driving with no headlamp. An officer observed a vehicle traveling traveling westbound on Sauk Trail approaching Lakewood Boulevard that had only one working headlamp, according to police.

Operating An Uninsured Motor Vehicle

Michael J. Moutry, 25, 147 W. Sauk Trail, Chicago Heights, was arrested on March 15 and charged with driving while license was revoked, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and issued a state citation charging improper use/evidence of registration. An officer traveling south on Western Avenue from Elm Street recognized the vehicle Moutry was driving from a previous traffic stop in which the vehicle allegedly fled the stop prior to the officer making contact, according to police. The prior incident was  in 2017, according to the report.

Driving While License Revoked

Desire M. Coleman, 23, 768 Cassandra Lane, University Park, was arrested on March 16 and charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving while driver’s license was revoked, only one red taillight, and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis. An officer patrolling in the area of Western Avenue and South Street noticed a vehicle driving southbound on Western Avenue that had only one taillight, according to police. The vehicle Ms. Coleman was driving was towed from the scene per local ordinance. Ms. Coleman was transported to the Park Forest Police Department pending issuance of citations.

Domestic Battery

Curley E. Hudson Jr., 30, 128 Lester Road, Park Forest, was arrested on March 17 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Lester Road to investigate a report of domestic battery. While on their way to that location, SouthCom Dispatch advised police that a male subject, later learned to be Curley E. Hudson Jr., allegedly choked his girlfriend and was attempting to walk out of the residence toward his vehicle. Upon arrival, an officer located Mr. Hudson walking toward his vehicle, according to police.

DUI

Quinntierra L. Gibson, 23, 20616 Attica Rd., Olympia Fields, was arrested on March 18 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and aggravated speeding 35+. Ms. Gibson refused a breath test after originally advising police that she would take the test, according to the report.

An officer parked in the ComEd powerline driveway at the south east corner of Lincoln Highway and Indiana Street observed a vehicle approaching West of her location on Route 30 at what appeared to be a high rate of speed.

The officer heard the acceleration of the engines, according to police.

Utilizing the radar mounted in the police vehicle, the officer determined that the approaching vehicle was traveling at 79 miles per hour in the posted 40 miles per hour zone, according to police. After the officer drove her squad car behind the other vehicle, the other vehicle drastically lowered its speed and swerved from the far right portion of the lane toward the curb to the far left portion of the traffic lane, according to police.

Domestic Battery

Cordella T. Walker, 34, 234 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 18 and charged with one count of domestic battery after police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance.