Park Forest Police Reports for August 30, 2010

Park Forest Police Station

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

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An owner of a residence in the 300 block of Shabbona Drive reported that a picture window, valued at $1500, was reported shot through with a BB pellet on August 20.

Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street on August 20 to investigate an attempted residential burglary. The alleged offenders did not gain entry to the residence.

An officer was summoned to the Park Forest Police Department on August 20 to investigate a report of unlawful visitation interference. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

An Illinois handicapped placard was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Oakwood Street on August 21.

A Whirlpool washer and dryer valued at $150 each were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Osage Street on August 21. A bathroom toilet was also removed from the bathroom and was located on the floor in the kitchen, according to police. Police say it appeared that the offender(s) dropped the toilet, breaking it, and left it on the floor.

Calvin C. Stewart, 25, homeless, was arrested on August 20 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Early Street to investigate a disturbance.

A bedroom window of a residence in the 300 block of Winnebago Street valued at $200 was reported shattered by a brick on August 21. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Three juveniles were arrested on August 21 when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Main Street in reference to a report of criminal damage to a vehicle. Police say all three juveniles were throwing rocks at cars.

A Kenmore stainless steel refrigerator valued at $1200, a Kenmore stainless steel stove valued at $900, and a Kenmore stainless steel microwave valued at $400 were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Algonquin Street on August 21.

A juvenile was arrested on August 21 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Indiana Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. Police say the dispute centered around whether the television should be on or off.

Timothy B. Norton, 26, and Melvina J. Jones, 21, 179 Miami St., Park Forest, were arrested on August 21 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a report of a domestic battery in progress.

Three pairs of shoes, an Emerson 32-inch flat screen television, miscellaneous bottles of liquor, keys to a vehicle, a Panasonic 42-inch flat screen television, a DVD player and a number of DVDs were reported stolen from a residence in the 23400 block of Western Avenue on August 22.

Two doors of a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street were reported damaged on August 23. Police say it appeared someone was trying to force entry.

A Macintosh laptop computer valued at $3000, a Wii game system valued at $200, an Xbox game system valued at $200, and a PlayStation game system valued at $200 were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Hemlock Street on August 23.

Two juveniles were arrested on August 23 and issued municipal citations charging theft when police were dispatched to Walgreens, 15 S. Orchard Dr., to investigate a report of theft.

Two juveniles were arrested on August 23 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Marquette Street to investigate a criminal damage to property in progress. A resident reported seeing two juveniles breaking a glass window of a storm door.

A Park Forest man was beat up and stabbed four times with an ice pick when another man allegedly attacked him on August 24 in the 200 block of Allegheny Street. Police say a man told them that the alleged attacker was intoxicated and suspected that the victim had been a witness who testified against him regarding an incident when the offender was 12 years old. Police interviewed the victim at St. James Hospital. Detectives are investigating.

Ricardo Cruz, 32, 226 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 24 and charged with assault when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street to investigate a report of a fight.

Numerous items of jewelry and a wedding ring with a diamond valued at $500 were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Tamarack Street on August 24.

Sonya White, 20, 3 Antioch Pl., Park Forest, was arrested on August 24 and charged with possession of cannabis when a vehicle in which she was a passenger allegedly turned onto Algonquin Street from Allegheny Street without using a turn signal. The driver received a citation charging failure to signal.

Imia T. Johnson, 19, 261 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 24 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street to investigate a criminal damage to property complaint.

Otis B. Green, 21, 261 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 24 and charged with assault when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Arcadia Street to investigate a complaint of assault.

Gary E. Williams, 52, 23435 Western Ave., Apt. B14, Park Forest, was arrested on August 24 and charged with domestic battery, reckless conduct and aggravated assault when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a report of domestic battery.

An RCA 55-inch flat-screen television valued at $1000, an RCA 19-inch flat-screen television valued at $600, a 10 karat gold bracelet valued at $1500, three diamond rings, a Compaq laptop computer valued at $1200, and nine silver dollar coins were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Sauk Trail on August 25.

Shantel A. Johnson, 18, 15102 Lincoln Ave., Harvey, was arrested on August 26 and charged with domestic battery and processed on an unrelated Cook County arrest warrant out of Calumet City when police were dispatched to the first block of Sangamon Court to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

A blue girl’s five-speed mountain bike valued at $100 was reported stolen from in front of the Park Forest Library on August 26. The bike had not been locked up.

A window at Forest Trail Middle School was reported shattered by a rock on August 27.

The windshield and rear window of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Allegheny Street were shot through by BB pellets on August 28.

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