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Park Forest Police Reports for August 16, 2010

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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.

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 708-748-1309 and leave a message on Detective Beilke’s voice mail.

A gas furnace valued at $700 was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Westwood Drive on August 7.

A Tappan air-conditioning unit valued at $600 was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Westwood drive on August 7.

A window of a residence in the 200 block of Tampa Street was reported shattered on August 7.

Two juveniles were arrested on August 8 and charged with three felony counts each of criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the area of North Orchard Drive and Lincoln Highway to investigate a report of juveniles allegedly throwing bricks at passing vehicles on Lincoln Highway. Police have two complaints from three individuals regarding dents and scratches to their vehicles totaling $800 and another complainant whose windshield, valued at $500, was reported shattered.

An Insignia brand radio with a silver removable face valued at $15 and approximately 2 dollars in US coins were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Nokomis Street on August 8.

Anthony L. Vines, 21, 3041 Commercial Ave., #1R, South Chicago Heights, was arrested on August 8 and charged with possession of cannabis, over 30 g, when an officer on patrol observed a vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street. According to police, due to prior investigations, police have determined that the residence is a place where cannabis is sold.

A Bela stereo/DVD/MP3 combo system valued at $400 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of East Sycamore Drive on August 8. Additionally, police say both passenger side windows of the vehicle were shattered.

Police were dispatched to Central Park, 420 Lakewood Blvd., to investigate a report of graffiti on the pavilion on August 8. Graffiti was photographed and the Department of Public Works was notified.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Springfield Street on August 9 to conduct a reported death investigation. Police were notified by dispatch that a woman arrived home at 9:15 p.m. to find her 17-year-old son, Willie J. Williams, laying in bed, not breathing. Police say they found no evidence of illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, or weapons, and likewise found no signs of a struggle or foul play.

Kyla A. Parker, 18, 700 N. Bruce Ln., Glenwood, was arrested on August 9 and charged with one felony count of possession of a fraudulent drivers license, no valid driver’s license, failure to signal when required, and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle when detectives on patrol in the area of Sauk Trail and Western Avenue stated that the vehicle Parker was driving nearly struck their vehicle when it allegedly swerved from the left go-through lane to the left turn lane on Sauk Trail. A passenger in the vehicle, Rodrick J. Turner, 20, 4044 Euclid St., Richton Park, was arrested and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis.

A 26-inch yellow men’s Schwinn 10-speed bicycle valued at $100, a 26-inch blue Astra men’s 10-speed bicycle valued at $100, a 26-inch black men’s 10-speed bicycle valued at $100, and a 26-inch brown men’s 10-speed bicycle valued at $100 were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Choate Road on August 9.

Raechonda C. Ragland, 24, 8700 S. Elizabeth St., Chicago, was arrested on August 9 and charged with criminal trespass to property when police were dispatched to investigate a report of a disturbance in the 200 block of Miami Street.

A touchscreen CD/TV radio valued at $250 and a number of assorted CDs valued at $10 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 21800 block of Central Park on August 10. A window of the vehicle was also reported shattered.

Police were dispatched to Indiana School, 165 Indiana St., on August 10 to investigate a report of criminal damage to property. According to police, a window, valued at $200, had been shot through by a small-caliber bullet.

A window of a building in the 600 block of Norwood Square was reported shattered on August 10.

Two cell phones were reported stolen from juveniles at the Park Forest Aqua Center on August 11.

Robert J. Walker, 37, 266 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 11 and charged with battery and resisting a peace officer when detectives responded to that address to investigate a report of battery.

Police say approximately $20 in change were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 3400 block of Western Avenue on August 11. The vehicle had been left unlocked.

William D. Manson, 21, 225 Forest Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on August 11 and charged with obstructing a peace officer when police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Western Avenue to assist the Chicago Heights Police Department, who were answering a domestic complaint.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Arcadia Street on August 13 to investigate a residential burglary. The man reported returning home to discover all bedroom and closet doors in the house were open and items had been removed from dresser drawers and were now lying on the floor. Police observed that a kitchen window had been removed and was sitting on the ground under the window frame. The residence appeared to be damaged and nothing appeared to be missing, according to police.

An SSL TV/CD player valued at $350 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Algonquin Street on August 13. Police say entry was gained to the vehicle by shattering the drivers side front door window. The vehicle was also vandalized, according to police.

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