Park Forest Police Reports for August 29, 2011

Park Forest Police Station
The Park Forest Police Station. (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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Robert E. Thomas, 53, 7 Wayne Ct., Park Forest, was arrested on August 21 and charged with domestic battery, possession of a firearm without a FOID, and possession of ammunition without a FOID when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Robert E. Davis, 34, 813 Union Dr., University Park, was arrested on August 21 and charged with possession of less than 2.5 g of cannabis when police responded to the 200 block of Jackson Street to investigate a report of a suspicious auto.

A silver 22-inch Mongoose bicycle valued at $150 was reported stolen from the 100 block of Park Street on August 21.

Someone broke through a wall of a business in the 300 block of Sauk Trail and stole $373 sometime during the night. The business was closed at the time and police are unsure why a burglar alarm system, which should have been armed, did not sound. The report was made to police on August 21. Detectives are investigating.

Police were dispatched to the 3400 block of Western Avenue on August 21 to investigate a domestic battery complaint. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

A 32-inch television valued at $300, a Nintendo Wii game system valued at $249, two pair of shoes valued at $120, a number of children’s clothing items valued at $300, a number of Nintendo Wii games valued at $200, $755 cash, and a jewelry box with $3000 worth of gold chains, bracelets, rings, and a Dell laptop computer valued at $540, were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Herndon Street on August 22.

A backpack and $10 cash were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Algonquin Street on August 22.

 A silver Schwinn bicycle valued at $80 was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Well Street on August 22.

A wallet was returned to a woman on August 22 when students walking to Rich East High School found it on the ground and turned it into the main office at the high school. The woman told police she was unaware that her wallet was missing. A wallet had been taken from her vehicle and $20 cash was reported stolen.

Antonio Hudson, 48, 430 W. 16th Pl., Chicago Heights, was arrested on August 23 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 3500 block of Western Avenue in reference to a report of a suspicious subject. Police say Hudson allegedly poured sugar in the gas tank of a car belonging to a woman who is trying to divorce him. Police say Hudson refuses to sign the divorce papers.

Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Indiana Street to investigate a residential burglary. A resident discovered several rooms of the home were in disarray but was unable to determine if anything was stolen.

The driver’s side door of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Westwood Drive was reported tinted and scratched on August 24. Police observed rocks in the vicinity of the door.

Brian Holbrook, 31, 3034 Scott Crescent, Flossmoor, was arrested on August 25 and charged with domestic battery, domestic related assault, unlawful interference with the reporting of domestic violence, and unlawful possession of a firearm with defaced identification marks after police were dispatched August 24 to the 100 block of Washington Street to investigate a complaint of a battery in progress.

Kendall B. Richards, 19, 225 Tampa St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 26 and charged with public intoxication when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Nauvoo Street to investigate a report of a suspicious subject.

LaTonya A. Fleming, 37, 1951 Concord Dr., Chicago Heights, was arrested on August 26 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Arrowhead Street in reference to a report of a female who had been struck in the head.

A purse was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at the Marathon Gas Station on Sauk Trail on August 26. The purse was stolen while the victim was pumping gas into the car.

A “deer crossing” sign at the intersection of Dogwood and Garman Streets was defaced by spray paint on August 26.

A resident came to the Park Forest Police Department on August 26 and reported discovering that a loan for $300 had been taken out in his name. The man had previously been robbed in Chicago. Some of the items taken included his personal information.

A bicycle that had been left unlocked outside CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main Street, was reported stolen on August 26.

A Toshiba laptop computer was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of Algonquin Street on August 26.

Copper pipes were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street on August 6. Police were dispatched to that residence because of a report of water coming from inside the home.

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