Park Forest Police Reports for August 2, 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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Park Forest police seized $680 in counterfeit United States currency while initiating a traffic stop at a business in the 300 block of Sauk Trail on July 25. A subject in the vehicle fled on foot. Police continue to investigate.

An aqua blue Diamond Back BMX bicycle valued at $300 was reported stolen from the 300 block of Winona Street on July 25.

An HP laptop computer valued at $900 and a mobile phone valued at $200 were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Farragut Street on July 25.

A white U-Haul cargo trailer reported stolen in Las Vegas on July 14 was discovered in the U-Haul parking lot, 2210 Western Avenue, on July 26.

Mickey Givens, 19, 115 Shabbona Dr., Park Forest, and Maxwell Green, 19, 478 Talala St., Park Forest, were arrested on July 27 and charged with possession of cannabis when police were investigating a possession of cannabis incident in the 100 block of Shabbona.

Two juveniles were arrested on July 27 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Thomas Street to investigate a report of a burglary in progress.

Both driver’s side tires of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Wayne Street were reported slashed on July 27. Additionally, police said a red soup-like substance had been poured on the roof of the vehicle.

An HP laptop computer valued at $800 and a Clear broadband cart valued at $50 were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Nokomis Street on July 27.

Both driver’s side tires of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Oswego Street were reported slashed on July 28.

A black Canon digital camera valued at $300, a blue and black Hewlett-Packard laptop computer valued at $900, 12 assorted DVD movies valued at $240, and 3 8oz cans of Bud Light beer were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Natoma Street on July 28.

An outside air-conditioning unit valued at $2000 was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Wildwood Drive on July 28.

A resident reported at the Park Forest Police Department on July 28 that he discovered $209 in unauthorized withdrawals from his bank account. The withdrawals were allegedly made at an ATM in Stuart, FL, according to police.

Elvin T. Hill, 28, 8716 S. Luella Ave., Chicago, was arrested on July 29 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the area of Sauk Trail and Western Avenue to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

A red and black Yardman lawn mower valued at $200 was reported stolen from the 400 block of Tahoe Street on July 30.

A red 20-inch boy’s BMX bicycle valued at $80 was reported stolen from the 200 block of Ash Street on July 30.

A silver Pacific boy’s bicycle valued at $300 was reported stolen from the 100 block of Walnut Street on July 30.