Park Forest Police Reports for April 26, 2010

Park Forest Police Station

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

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Holly R. Chavez, 22, 364 Niagara St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 16 and charged with theft when police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Niagara Street to investigate a report of theft.

A juvenile was arrested on April 16 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Shabbona Drive to investigate a report of criminal damage to property.

An aluminum screen from a storm door of a residence in the 200 block of Juniper Street was reported damaged on April 17.

Mallory D. Elmore, 21, 224 Grant St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 17 and charged with one count of felony criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the area of Homan Circle in reference to a report of criminal damage to property.

Rickey C. Bryant, Jr., 1018 E. 35th Ave., Griffith, IN, was arrested on April 17 and charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon when detectives traveling southbound on Western Avenue from North Street observed a vehicle traveling northbound that had a large, softball-size fracture in the upper portion of the windshield and no rear license plate light, according to police. The driver of the vehicle, Lorenzo M. Agnew, 24, 2131 177th St., Lansing, was issued traffic citations charging defective windshield and no rear registration light.

Police were dispatched on April 17 at 1:25 a.m. to the 24300 block of South Western Avenue to assist the Park Forest fire department with a structure fire. Police were advised that the building was filled with smoke and evacuation for beginning. According to dispatch, a resident on the third floor was afraid to leave the building. Commander Winfrey and Officer Sweitzer located residents and escorted them to the South stairway exit where they escaped the building. Police were unable to locate the occupants of one of the apartments. The officers both were overcome with heavy smoke and were forced back on two attempts to reach the apartment. Police gathered evidence from the scene and are investigating this incident as a possible arson.

A glass picture window of a residence in the 500 block of Homan Avenue was reported shattered on April 17.

Howard B. Boyd, 48, 368 Dogwood St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 17 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Dogwood Street to investigate a report of a disturbance.

Steven D. Hall, 29, 7746 S. Euclid Ave., Chicago, was arrested on April 18 and charged with one count of obstructing identification and processed on an active warrant out of Cook County charging domestic battery when police discovered two subjects sitting inside a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Allegheny Street shortly after midnight. Police discovered that the vehicle had been entered into LEADS as a stolen vehicle. Police later discovered that Hall had "rented" the vehicle from the owner, but the owner listed the vehicle as stolen when Hall did not bring it back, according to police. Hall was not charged on that issue.

A Garman GPS valued at $250 and an iPod video player valued at $250 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Waldman Street on April 18.

Benjamin P. Fetzer, 35, 110 Forest Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on April 18 and charged with domestic battery and violation of an order of protection when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Forest Boulevard to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Jamar Scarbrough, 27, 450 W. 16th St., Chicago Heights, was arrested on April 19 and charged with criminal trespass to land when police were dispatched to the first block of Elm Street in reference to a report of a suspicious person.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis when an officer traveling southbound on Western Avenue just South of Illinois Street observed two male subjects attempting to go through a hole in the fence which bordered the East side of Todd Street.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with underage consumption of alcohol when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Winnebago Street to investigate a report of illegal consumption by a minor. Another juvenile was issued a municipal citation charging violation of Park rules and a third juvenile was issued a municipal citation charging possession of drug paraphernalia, according to police.

Four carbon monoxide detectors valued at $160, a chrome showerhead valued at $100, a wood cabinet vanity valued at $140, a sink valued at $30, a toilet valued at $120, a closet door and a bedroom door valued at $75 each, a ceiling fan valued at $75, a by-fold closet door valued at $80, another bedroom door valued at $75, a ceiling fan valued at $75, were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Algonquin Street on April 20.

Maresa D. Rone, 33, 136 Ash St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 21 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to Forest Trail Middle School to investigate a report of child abuse.

More than $800 were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Shabbona Drive on April 21.

Four catalytic converters valued at $2200 total were reported stolen from trucks parked in the 2200 block of Western Avenue on April 21.

Four purple gazing-balls were reported stolen from the front lawn of a residence in the 300 block of Sauk Trail on April 22.

A 47-inch flat-screen television valued at $1200, a 22-inch flat-screen television valued at $200 and $14 cash were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Forest Boulevard on April 22.

Orlando M. Montgomery, 25, 313 W. 35th St., Steger, was arrested on April 22 and charged with theft when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a report of theft.

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