Park Forest Police Reports for April 14, 2013

Park Forest police cruisers on a traffic stop
Three police cruisers on a traffic stop. (Photo: 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.

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The rear driver’s side passenger window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Allegheny Street was reported shattered on March 30.

The rear passenger side window of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Ash Street was reported shattered on March 30.

A 47-inch Sharp flat-screen television valued at $700 was reported stolen from the 3300 block of Western Avenue on March 30.

The rear passenger side vent window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Ash Street was reported shattered on March 31.

David A. Rivera, 20, 148 Forest Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on March 31 and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and driving while license was suspended after police were dispatched to the 200 block of Krotiak Street in reference to a report of a disturbance.

An iPad valued at $600 and an iPad Smart Case valued at $400 were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 100 block of Forest Boulevard on April 1.

A Federal Express package containing headphones valued at $300 was reported stolen from in front of a residence in the 100 block of Forest Boulevard on April 1.

A window of a residence in the 400 block of Watseka Street was reported shattered on April 1.

Police were dispatched to the 3300 block of Western Avenue on April 2 to investigate a report of a residential burglary. A Nintendo Wii game system and a 32-inch Samsung flat-screen television are among items reported stolen. Police were advised that the Richton Park Police Department stopped a vehicle with three subjects inside. Inside the vehicle was a 32-inch Samsung television and a Nintendo Wii game system. The items were identified as those taken from the residence. Detectives are following up with the investigation.

A 36-inch Sony HDTV valued at $350 and a gray Dell laptop computer valued at $400 were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Waverly Street on April 2.

A black Apple iPhone 4 valued at $250 was reported stolen from the boys locker room at Rich East High School on April 3.

Police say a fraudulent check in the amount of $1951.50 was cashed at the Currency Exchange in the first block of South Orchard Drive on April 1. Police were called April 3 when it was discovered that the check was denied and the account was blocked. Police have suspect information and are investigating.

Thomas C. Bell, 46, 1919 Adams St., Chicago Heights, was arrested on April 3 and charged with possession of cannabis, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, no rear registration light, and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle when an officer on patrol in the area of Western Avenue and 26th Street observed that the vehicle Bell was driving northbound on Western Avenue did not have a functioning rear registration light, according to police.

The rear driver’s side vent window of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Birch Street was reported shattered on April 4.

The rear passenger side vent window of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Birch Street was reported shattered on April 4.

James A. Kapost, 42, 103 Chestnut St., Park Forest, was issued a municipal citation when police responded to the first block of Garman Road to investigate a loose dog complaint.

Three juveniles were arrested on April 4 and processed on charges of possession of cannabis and trespassing when police responded to the 100 block of Chestnut Street to investigate a report of suspicious subjects smoking cannabis behind a storage shed.

Carlos A. Jones, 41, 1028 Samson Dr., University Park, was arrested on April 5 and charged with operating a vehicle with improper lighting – one headlamp, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, illegal transportation of alcoholic liquor by a driver, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing identification. Police on patrol say they observed that the vehicle Jones was driving at the intersection of 26th St. and Western Avenue had only one functioning headlamp.

Police responded to the Park Forest Police Department on April 5 to investigate a report of domestic battery. Police observed a scratch on the left side of the victim’s cheek and bruising on both forearms and scratches on both knees. Police have suspect information and are investigating.

A window of a school bus at the intersection of Allegheny Street and Arrowhead Street was reported shattered by a large rock on April 5. Police have suspect information and are investigating.

Loleta D. Glaze, 39, 56 Fir St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 5 and charged with domestic battery after police responded to the first block of Fir Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

Police responded to the Park Forest Police Department on April 5 to investigate a report of fraud. A resident told police that purchases in excess of $360 had been made using her Visa card without her permission.

A window of a residence in the 100 block of Westwood Drive was reported shattered on April 5.

A basement door of a residence in the 100 block of Westwood Drive was reported forced open on April 5. Police discovered that bedrooms in the house had been ransacked. A black Kindle Fire valued at $100 was reported stolen.

A windshield of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Wilshire Street was reported shattered on April 6.

An officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on April 6 to investigate a report of identity theft. A resident reported that $503 had been withdrawn from his bank account without his permission. Police are investigating.

An officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on April 6 to investigate a battery report. A resident told police that he discovered video on his son’s Facebook page showing his son being battered by an adult suspect. Police say a juvenile filmed the incident and a second juvenile was also present. The incident allegedly occurred in the 100 block of 26th Street. Police are investigating.

Dominique T. Chaney, 20, 14208 S. Edbrooke Ave., Riverdale, was arrested on April 7 and charged with improper lane usage, driving while license was suspended, and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when an officer observed the vehicle Chaney was driving westbound on Sauk Trail near Westwood Boulevard weave onto the center lane marker and change lanes without signaling, according to police.

A juvenile was arrested on April 8 and charged with criminal trespass to property when police responded to the 400 block of Shabbona Drive in reference to a report of a possible residential burglary in progress.

An officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on April 8 to investigate a report of fraud. A resident told police that $420 had been debited from a credit union debit card via Western Union to an unknown person. Police are investigating.

A juvenile was arrested on April 8 and issued a municipal citation charging trespassing when police responded to the 100 block of Sycamore Drive to investigate a trespassing complaint.

Michael A. Ross, 25, 241 Forest Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on April 9 and charged with driving while license was revoked, obstructing identification, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, failure to notify the Sec. of State regarding change of information, and issued a citation charging speeding when an officer on patrol at the intersection of Orchard Drive and Lakewood Boulevard observed the vehicle Ross was driving traveling at a high rate of speed, according to police.

The driver’s side front and rear windows and the passenger side front and rear windows of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of North Arbor Trail were reported shattered on April 9.

A juvenile was arrested on April 9 and processed on a charge of possession of cannabis when an officer working at Rich East High School was summoned to the Dean’s office to assist with a report of theft.

Larry L. Neuman, 18, 136 Indiana St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 9 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when an officer working at Rich East High School detected a strong smell of cannabis emanating from Neuman’s person, according to police.

Breonka T. Garrott, 26, 20 Apache St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 10 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to Algonquin School, 170 Algonquin Street, to investigate a report of child abuse. The alleged 7-year-old victim was turned over to a relative by DCFS.

A juvenile was arrested on April 10 and charged with possession of cannabis and possession of tobacco by a minor when police responded to the first block of Hemlock Street to investigate a report of juveniles possibly smoking cigarettes.

Michael J. Harris, 17, 403 Sandburg St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 11 and charged with felony attempted residential burglary when police responded to the 200 block of Kentucky Street in reference to a report of a burglary in progress.

On Thursday, April 11, several officers responded to the area of Allegheny Street and Arrowhead Street to investigate a report of multiple shots fired. Upon searching the area, police located several shell casings lying in the roadway. Police say a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street was struck with a bullet during this incident. Detectives are investigating.

Lasean A. Perry, 22, 17123 Holmes Ave., Hazel Crest, was arrested on April 11 and charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving with a suspended driver’s license, driving over the posted speed limit; Perry was also issued municipal citations charging possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. While on patrol in the area of Sauk Trail and Orchard Drive, an officer observed the vehicle Perry was driving traveling westbound on Sauk Trail at 49 mph in a posted 35 mph zone, according to police.

The driver’s side vent window of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Birch Street was reported shattered on April 12.

The rear passenger-side vent window of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Birch Street was discovered shattered on April 12.

A TomTom GPS valued at $100 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Birch Street on April 12.

The rear vent window of a vehicle parked in the first block of Birch Street was reported shattered on April 12.

The driver’s side opera window of a vehicle parked in the first block of Birch Street was reported shattered on April 12.

The driver’s side opera window of a vehicle parked in the first block of Bertoldo Road was reported shattered on April 12.

A juvenile was arrested on April 12 and charged with battery when police responded to the 100 block of Indianwood Boulevard to investigate a battery complaint.

A vent window of a vehicle parked in the first block of Ash Street was reported shattered on April 12.

Copper piping valued at $100 and a water heater valued at $500 were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Indiana Street on April 12.

A Hewlett-Packard laptop computer valued at $700 was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Mantua Street on April 12.

Police responded to CVS Pharmacy in the first block of Main Street to investigate a report of retail theft. Police say a white male wearing a maroon hoodie stole a couple of bags of snack chips. Police have video surveillance. The alleged offender is described as a white male approximately 5’8", 150 pounds, thin build, with brown hair, between 14 and 17 years of age, according to police.