Park Forest Police Reports for April 19, 2010

Park Forest Police Station

The Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: Wendy Heise)

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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A juvenile was arrested on April 9 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to Forest Trail Middle School to investigate a report of battery.

David C.J. Petrus, 27, 322 Manitowac St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 10 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Manitowoc Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

A cell phone was reported stolen from a patron at a restaurant on Sauk Trail on April 11.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Shabbona Drive on April 11 to investigate a report of a burglary in progress. Police continue to investigate.

Brandon T. Blacher, 18, 403 Wilshire St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 12 and charged with theft when an officer working at Rich East High School investigated a report of theft.

James W. Redmore, 72, 350 Juniper St., #702, Park Forest, was arrested on April 12 and charged with criminal trespass to real property when an officer was dispatched to the area of the baseball diamonds at Central Park to investigate a report of an unwanted person. According to police, Redmore had been given trespass warnings to stay away from the baseball diamonds.

A Samsung digital camera was reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Hemlock Street on April 12.

Jay W. Gray, 45, 322 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on April 12 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Indianwood Boulevard to investigate a domestic battery complaint.

Michelle N. Dotson, 19, 344 Nassau St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 12 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Nassau Street to investigate a delayed domestic battery incident.

Police were dispatched to the first block of Park Street to investigate a report of fraud. A resident reported that between the years 2003 and 2009, an unknown person had used her Social Security number to file their taxes without her permission. Police continue to investigate.

A living room window of a residence in the 300 block of Shabbona Drive was reported shattered by a BB or pellet on April 13.

A juvenile was arrested and processed in connection with a charge of battery on April 12 when police were dispatched to Central Park in reference to a report of a large disturbance.

A cell phone was reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Fir Street on April 12.

The roof of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Miami Street was discovered to have a large dent on April 12. Police discovered fresh shoe prints on the front bumper and hood of the vehicle and continue to investigate.

Demitruis J. Moore, 37, 508 Blair St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 12 and charged with aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon when police were dispatched to the 500 block of Blair Street to investigate a report of a disturbance. In addition, four juveniles were arrested on April 12 and charged in connection with the disturbance. Officers were informed that there were approximately 10 subjects fighting each other, some in possession of bats and one in possession of a gun. Upon arrival, police observed several subjects in the street fighting. One juvenile was charged with two counts of battery, another was charged with one count of battery, and another two were charged with disorderly conduct. Police recovered a Taurus .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol and ammunition from the scene.

James W. Redmore, 72, 350 Juniper St., #702, Park Forest, was arrested on April 13 and charged with trespassing when police were dispatched to Central Park to investigate a report of criminal trespass. Police say Redmore was advised that he is not permitted to be in Central Park, Village Hall or the Rich Township Senior Center.

Marlon D. Pate, 24, 5759 Woodgate Dr., Matteson, was arrested on April 13 and charged with possession of cannabis and given traffic citations charging tinted front side windows and no rear registration plate light when an officer on patrol observed that the vehicle Paige was driving southbound on Western Avenue from South Street had illegally-tinted front side windows and no rear registration plate light, according to police.

Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Lakewood Boulevard on April 13 to investigate a report of possible arson. A resident reported discovering that a small part of his wooden fence was on fire. He called 911 and an extinguished the fire with a small bucket of water, according to police. Police and members of the Park Forest Fire Department were unable to determine how the fire was started, according to police.

The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Blackhawk Drive was reported shattered on April 13.

A 36-inch Panasonic flat-screen television valued at $650 and an 18-inch Toshiba laptop computer was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Monee Road on April 13.

Police were dispatched to the Forest Trail Skate Park on April 14 to investigate an arson incident. Witnesses reported discovering that one of the Skate Park ramps was on fire and that a steel garbage can located in the Skate Park was also on fire. The witnesses reported observing four juvenile subjects walking briskly away from the Park. Police discovered that wood on the ramp that had been on fire was charred and smoldering. Police also observed that the garbage can was on fire. Members of the Park Forest fire department extinguished the fire.

Curtains valued at $50, a coffee table valued at $100, wall-mounted mirror plates valued at $150, a computer disk valued at $150, a Lexmark printer valued at $50, two framed posters valued at $50, two Wheaties boxes valued at $10 each, a Chicago White Sox team flag valued at $15, a DVD valued at $20, and an air conditioner valued at $150 were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Walnut Street on April 14. Police gathered evidence from the scene.

Nicos R. Davis, 18, 3440 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on April 15 and charged with obstruction when police were dispatched to the first block of Dunlap Street to investigate a 911 call.

A Motorola two-way radio and a key ring containing five keys were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Early Street on April 16.

$45 cash was reported stolen from a purse in a school bus traveling from Rich East High School on April 16.

Howard B. Boyd, 58, 368 Dogwood St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 17 and charged with one count of domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Dogwood Street to investigate a report of a disturbance.