Park Forest Police Reports for August 1, 2011

Officers Jim Kessler and Chris Mannino
Officers Jim Kessler and Chris Mannino keep the peace at Main Street Nights. (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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Approximately $80 was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Lester Street on July 22. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Antoinette L. Holmes, 23, 2709 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on July 23 and charged with endangering the life and health of a child when police were dispatched to the 2700 block of Western Avenue in reference to a child who dialed 911 and advised the dispatcher that he was home alone.

Raechonda E. Ragland, 25, 122 Hemlock St., Park Forest, was arrested on July 24 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Miami Street in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance.

A red four-door 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, Illinois license G600676, was reported stolen from the 23400 block of Western Avenue on July 24.

A bottle of Ramey Martin valued at $20, a T-Mobile Blackberry valued at $100, a Cricket cell phone valued at $100, an HTC cell phone valued at $100, an iPod touch valued at $250, a pair of red and white Hair Force One gym shoes valued at $75, a pair of diamond earrings valued at $300, $540 currency, and a silver Dell lapdog computer valued at $1900, were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of 26th Street on July 26. Police say entry was made to the residence by smashing the glass window on a door to unlock it.

Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street on July 27 at 1:40 AM to investigate a report of a shot being fired. Witnesses reported hearing a loud "boom" sound. One resident said that someone shot inside her residence. She said she heard a loud shot fired and seconds later rounds struck her house, entering through the bedroom, passing inches above her head after entering the residence. Police recovered a shotgun shell on the ground by the side door of a residence in that block.

A PlayStation game console and several PlayStation games were reported stolen from a residence in the 23400 block of South Western Avenue on July 27.

A 2 1/2 ton exterior central air-conditioning unit valued at $1800 was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Osage Street on July 27.

The water meter and approximately 10 to 12 feet of copper pipes were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Blackhawk Drive on July 27.

Andre L. Harden, 38, 9 Apach St., Park Forest, was arrested on July 27 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to a business at the intersection of 26th Street and Western Avenue to investigate a report of domestic battery that had allegedly occurred in the 200 block of Allegheny Street.