Park Forest Police Reports for August 17, 2009

Park Forest Police Station

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

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Antonio L. Nelson, 20, 463 Springfield St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 6 and charged with possession of cannabis when an officer on patrol saw a vehicle, traveling southbound on Western Avenue at Elm Street, change lanes without signaling.

Koadie Jones, 26, 566 S. Vermillion Pl., Gary, IN, was arrested on August 8 and issued a municipal citation charging damage to property, when police were dispatched to the first block of McGarity Street to investigate a report of a large disturbance in which subjects were allegedly fighting.

A PlayStation 3 game console, valued at $399.99, two PlayStation 3 controllers, valued at $100, and two PlayStation 3 game cases were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Indianwood Boulevard on August 8. Police discovered that a basement well window had been shattered.

The windshield of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Mantua Street was reported shattered on August 8. A windshield wiper was also damaged. Police discovered a large piece of asphalt on the ground next to the car.

The front driver’s side window of a vehicle, parked in the 100 block of Shabbona Drive, was reported shattered on August 8.

Jessie J. DeLoach, 36, 200 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on August 8 and charged with one felony count of retail theft when police were dispatched to CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main Street, to investigate a report of retail theft.

A juvenile was arrested on August 9 and charged with retail theft and underage possession of alcohol when police were dispatched to CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main Street, to investigate a report of a retail theft in progress.

A storm door window of a residence in the 400 block of Niagara Street was reported shattered on August 9.

A bullet was reported shot into the AT&T telephone service box located in the common area at 26th Street and Birch Street on August 10. The projectile severed several wires inside the box, according to police. Police gathered evidence and continue to investigate.

A green and black Mongoose bicycle was reported stolen from the 22300 block of Central Park Avenue near the Subway store on August 10.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Indiana Street on August 10 to assist the Park Forest Paramedics with an ambulance call. While en route, SouthCom Dispatch advised police that the subject had fallen down the stairs and might not be breathing. When they arrived, they spoke with the housekeeper for Jean Wheeler, 77, 139 Indiana St. who had arrived at the residence and found Mrs. Wheeler on the floor at the foot of the staircase in the foyer. Paramedics found no signs of life.

The garage door of a residence in the 200 block of Nashua Street was reported damaged on August 10.

Jo Ann Thompson, 62, 235 Arcadia St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 10 and charged with retail theft when police were dispatched to CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main St., to investigate a report of retail theft.

A juvenile was taken into custody when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Kentucky Street to investigate a report of a bicycle theft. Police continue to investigate.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on August 10 to investigate a report of theft. A resident reported losing her wallet in May, 2009. She discovered on June 10, 2009, that her bank reported over $400 worth of fraudulent activity on a credit card. Police continue to investigate.

Jamie A. Hobbs, 19, 211 N. Orchard Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on August 10 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Algonquin Street in reference to a report of a disturbance. Jessica L. Williams, 19, 330 Neola St., Park Forest, was also arrested and charged with battery in connection with the same incident.

All of the body panels of a vehicle parked in the first block of Ash Street were reported scratched on August 11. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

A purple mountain bicycle, valued at $125, and a green BMX boys’ bicycle, valued at $75, were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Sauk Trail on August 11.

A juvenile was arrested on August 11 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Nashua Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on August 11 to investigate a report of battery. A woman reported that while walking east on the sidewalk in the 400 block of Lakewood Boulevard, a black male walking west on the sidewalk allegedly slapped her one time on the buttocks as he passed her. The woman said she immediately told the subject she did not appreciate what he did, that his actions were disrespectful, and not to touch her like that. According to police, the subject did not acknowledge what she said and continued to walk away. The alleged offender is described as being about 30 years old, 5’10” tall with a medium build and medium brown complexion, wearing a maroon t-shirt with white printing on it, blue jeans, with short black hair.

Jermaine A. Barnes, 17, 152 Lester Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on August 11 and charged with domestic battery and resisting a peace officer when an officer walking in the 100 block of Lester Road observed a subject, later identified as Barnes, walking and allegedly yelling profanities. According to police, Barnes did not leave the area when instructed to do so. A juvenile allegedly told him to go inside. According to police, Barnes allegedly placed his right arm around the juvenile’s neck, allegedly attempting to force her to the ground. The officer placed him under arrest.

A black 30 GB iPod valued at $300 and six DVDs valued at $90 were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block of Lakewood Boulevard on August 11.

The right rear tire of a vehicle, parked in the first block of Indianwood Boulevard, was reported slashed on August 11.

Renaldo C. Pace, 19, 507 Chase St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 13 and charged with possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a 911 hang-up call. Pace was also turned over to the Chicago Heights Police Department and processed on an outstanding warrant.

Myteria S. Franklin, 18, 3470 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on August 13 and charged with retail theft, battery and possession of cannabis when an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of South Orchard Drive to investigate a report of retail theft.

Will R. Long II, 22, 133 Warwick St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 13 and charged with one felony count of aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer, and issued citations charging driving while license was suspended, driving without headlights, three counts of disregarding a stop sign, speeding, and improper lane usage. An officer observed that the vehicle Long was driving westbound on Algonquin Street approaching Western Avenue did not have its headlights on. The officer conducted a u-turn and attempted to catch up with the vehicle. At this point, the vehicle turned northbound on Western Avenue and increased its speed, according to police. The vehicle turned eastbound on Beacon Boulevard. The officer initiated a traffic stop by illuminating the overhead emergency lights. The vehicle pulled to the side of the road, and came to a rolling stop, but then immediately accelerated away from the traffic stop in an alleged attempt to flee and elude, according to police. After a high-speed chase down several other streets, the vehicle drove over the curb at Bunker Street, became airborne, and, losing control after landing, skidded sideways off the road to the south and crashed into a chain-link fence on the south side of the street, according to police. The driver fled the vehicle, according to police. Police later observed the driver enter another vehicle which stopped to pick him up. Police conducted a traffic stop on that vehicle and took the passenger, Will Long II, into custody.

Jamie Schultz, 21, 159 Shabbona Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on August 13 and charged with illegal consumption of alcohol on a public way, when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Shabbona Dr. to investigate a complaint that there were several subjects standing on the sidewalk drinking beer in violation of Village Ordinance.

Remon M. Childs, 29, 373 Wilshire St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 14 and issued a municipal citation charging certain noise prohibited when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a loud noise complaint.