Park Forest Police Blotter Reports Through May 29, 2018

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Inside the Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Editor’s Note: These Park Forest Police blotter reports cover May 26 through May 29, 2018. These reports include charges of driving while license was suspended, domestic battery, possession of ammunition without a valid FOID, and a stolen vehicle that was recovered.

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eNews Park Forest reports this information because the public in the United States has the right to know.  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 Forest respond to thousands of calls per year, the vast majority of which do not entail arrests.  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.

eNews Park Forest has always published addresses of those arrested and will continue to do so. 5 ILCS 140/2.15 states that the governmental body (for these reports, the Police Department), shall release information on those who have been charged, including their name, age, and address. This information is necessary to ensure the proper identity of those arrested.

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.

Driving While License Suspended

Detrice R. Fair, 29, 1945 Dartmouth Dr., Chicago Heights, was arrested on May 26 and issued citations charging driving while license was suspended and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle when police were dispatched at 1 AM to the 100 block of Westwood Drive to investigate a reported violation of an order of protection.

A witness had called 911 to report that a vehicle drove past her residence several times. The caller stated that the vehicle belonged to Detrice Fair against whom she had an order of protection.

While en route, SouthCom confirmed through LEADS that Detrice R. Fair was a respondent of a “stalking no contact order” by the caller, but the order had not yet been served.

An officer curbed the vehicle Ms. Fair was driving and advised Ms. Fair of the no contact order. Ms. Fair stated she was just leaving a friend’s residence down the street and was unaware of the no contact order, according to police. When the officer conducted a LEADS inquiry he learned that Ms. Fair’s license was currently suspended, according to police. Ms. Fair was transported to the Park Forest Police Department and her vehicle was towed from the scene, according to police.

The “stalking no contact order” was completed in LEADS as “served.”

Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, No Valid Driver’s License

Phillite T. Simmons, 19, 943 Single Ave., Wausau, WI, was arrested on May 26 and issued traffic citations charging parking where prohibited, operation of a vehicle with suspended registration for a “mandatory insurance violation,” operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and no valid driver’s license.

An officer on patrol noticed that the vehicle Mr. Simmons was driving was parked on the east side of Washington Street in a posted no parking zone. The officer conducted a LEADS inquiry on the plate which yielded that the vehicle’s registration was currently suspended for “mandatory insurance violations,” according to the report. The officer made contact with Mr. Simmons who said he was unaware of the parking violation and was waiting for a friend. The officer requested a driver’s license and Mr. Simmons stated that he did not have one, according to police.

Mr. Simmons was arrested and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

After inventorying Mr. Simmons property, Mr. Simmons signed his name on the property form as “J. Weells,” according to police. Police suspected that Mr. Simmons was providing a fictitious name and conducted a series of searches utilizing law enforcement databases. Mr. Simmons later admitted police that he was in fact Phillite Simmons, according to the report.

Domestic Battery

Ceciele V. Neal, 47, 31 Leims Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on May 27 and charged with one count of domestic battery when police were dispatched to the first block of Leims Road to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Possession of Ammunition Without A FOID Card

Jamarr J. Newman, 28, 353 Minocqua St., Park Forest, was arrested on May 27 and charged with possession of cannabis (over 30 grams, a class 4 felony) and possession of ammunition without a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card after police were dispatched to the 400 block of Suwannee Street in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers were advised that two man were arguing in front of a residence.

When police arrived, they observed a vehicle backing out of the driveway of the residence to which they were called. An officer conducted a traffic stop. The driver, Jamarr J. Newman, allegedly said that he was involved in an argument with a family member. An officer asked Mr. Newman if he possessed anything illegal to which he allegedly replied, “A blunt,” according to the report.

The officer searched Mr. Newman’s vehicle and located a Hi-Point pistole magazine loaded with four live 9mm rounds of ammunition, according to the report.

Domestic Battery

Takeiah S. Estes, 26, 18052 Commercial Ave., Lansing, IL, was arrested on May 28 and charged with one count of domestic battery after police responded to a business in the first block of Main Street to investigate a report of several subjects fighting in a parking lot. Upon arrival, an officer observed a woman, later identified as Takeiah S. Estes, allegedly striking a man who was inside of a vehicle, according to police.

The alleged victim and Ms. Estes agreed to meet in that parking lot to drop off their child in common, according to police. When Ms. Estes arrived, she saw that the alleged victim was with another woman. Ms. Estes “became irate,” according to the report, and allegedly started to punch and scratch the alleged victim as he attempted to get back into his vehicle, according to police.

Walking in the Roadway

Tyree D. Jackson, 19, 312 Sangamon St., Park Forest, was arrested on May 28 and issued a municipal citation charging walking in the roadway. A juvenile was arrested and issued municipal citations charging walking in the roadway, possession of cannabis, and obstructing.

An officer was on patrol in the area of Westgate Drive and Washington Street when he observed two male subjects later identified as Mr. Jackson and the juvenile walking in the roadway where sidewalks are provided. The juvenile allegedly provided the officer with a false name, according to police.

Criminal Trespass To Residence, Unlawful Use Of A Weapon

Jamel D. Holmes, 35, 118 Westwood Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on May 29 and charged with criminal trespass to a residence and unlawful use of a weapon after police responded to the 200 block of Mantua Street to investigate a report of a disturbance.

When officers arrived, they observed five people arguing, one of which who was on the ground being held down by another person. According to police and witnesses, Mr. Holmes, who “had been drinking heavily,” according to the report, allegedly entered a residence unannounced and began to argue. Mr. Holmes had broken up with a woman at the residence and “was not taking it well,” according to police. Mr. Holmes allegedly had a metal collapsible baton with him at the time, according to police.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered by Bloomingdale Police Department

A vehicle reported stolen from the 500 block of Wildwood Drive on May 29 was located by the Bloomingdale, Illinois, Police Department on May 30. The Bloomingdale Police Department advised Park Forest police that they had to subjects in custody and the subjects would be charged locally. The vehicle had no apparent damage and no keys in the vehicle, according to the police report.