Park Forest Police Reports for August 31, 2012

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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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A juvenile was arrested on August 19 and charged with aggravated assault when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Westwood Drive to investigate a report of aggravated assault.

An Irish stone green pen, a diamond wedding ring set in gold, a ruby ring with diamonds, a gold necklace, a gold bracelet, a set of pearl earrings, a set of opal earrings, and a number of other items of jewelry were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Indianwood Boulevard on August 21.

A 32-inch Sharp LCD television valued at $1000, a 52-inch Samsung LCD television valued at $1300, and two watches valued at $50 each were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Winnebago Street on August 21.

While investigating a separate incident, an officer observed spray-painted gang graffiti on a fence in the 500 block of Chase Street on August 21.

Police say gang graffiti was spray-painted on a residence in the 400 block of Gettysburg Street on August 21.

Four catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles parked at the Elizabeth Ludeman Center in the 100 block of North Orchard Drive on August 21.

A window of a residence in the 400 block of Winnebago Street was reported damaged on August 22.

A 32-inch flat-screen Emerson television valued at $200 was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Algonquin Street on August 22.

A 42-inch flat-screen television valued at $400 was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Arrowhead Street on August 22.

A Samsung Galaxy cell phone valued at $200 was reported stolen from a locker at Rich East High School, 300 Sauk Trail, on August 23.

Marcus A. Harvey, 19, 175 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on August 23 and charged with one felony count of residential burglary when police were dispatched to the first block of South Orchard Drive to investigate a report of a suspicious subject in the wooded area behind a business.

Bobbie J. Harrison, 25, 250 Hickory St., Chicago Heights, was arrested on August 23 and charged with felony driving while license was revoked when police were dispatched to the intersection of Route 30 and Indiana Street in reference to a report of an accident.

Sydney Marie Streatar, 21, 103 Dogwood St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 23 and charged with possession of cannabis and resisting a peace officer when an officer on patrol in Downtown Park Forest at 1:54 AM observed Streatar wearing identifiable Rich East athletic pants and stopped her to determine if she was a student violating curfew.

Courtney A. Hoover, 26, 183 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 24 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

Allysa M. Jeffries, 23, 223 Miami St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 24 and issued citations charging driving while license was suspended, squealing/screeching tires, and improper Lane usage when an officer on patrol traveling northbound on Blackhawk Drive from Monee Road observed the vehicle Jeffries was driving turn southbound from Blackhawk Drive toward Monee Road while screeching its tires, according to police.

A 37-inch Samsung HDTV valued at $650 and a number of expired credit cards were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Blackhawk Drive on August 24.

A gold necklace valued at $400, a gold Movado wristwatch valued at $1200, a black Asus computer valued at $600, a black 40-inch Sony flat-screen television valued at $500, an 18 karat gold ring valued at $350, and a 32-inch Sony flat-screen television valued at $2000 are among items reported stolen from a residence in the 500 block of Wildwood Drive on August 25.

Police say someone attempted to purchase food at Taco Bell, 413 Sauk Trail, using a counterfeit $20 bill on August 25. The clerk working drive through immediately recognized that the bill was counterfeit and threatened to call police, at which point the driver sped away.

An antique jade and coral necklace was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Wilson Street on August 25.

Darius J. Long, 20, 301 New Salem St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 25 and issued two municipal citations, one charging assault and the other charging battery, when an officer conducting a traffic stop in the 200 block of Allegheny Street was approached by approximately 10 subjects who began taunting him and making threatening gestures toward him, according to police. One of them was Long, who, police say, placed his hands in his waistband area, leaving the officer to believe that he might be armed with a weapon or concealing drugs, according to police. After concluding the traffic stop, the officer conducted a field interview with the subjects. Another officer arrived on the scene and, when Long was asked to remove his shoes so that a search for narcotics could be conducted, police say Long kicked his shoes off towards the officer, striking the officer in his chin with the shoe, according to police.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street on August 25 to investigate a report of a burglar alarm. Police say nothing appeared to be missing.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Gentry Street to investigate a report of a burglar alarm. The front door had been forced open, according to police.

Marvin Q. Bentley, 37, 1433 Ellis Ave., Ford Heights, was arrested on August 25 and charged with violation of an order of protection when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Illinois Street in reference to a report of a violation of an order of protection.

Police say an air-conditioning unit was shoved through a window in order to gain entry to a residence in the first block of Antioch Place on August 26. Nothing appeared to be missing from the residence.

Craig Hart, 57, 449 Shabbona Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on August 26 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Shabbona Drive in reference to a report of a suspicious automobile.

Lonnie E. Williams, 38, 220 Wilson St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 27 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis and issued citations charging defective brake light and driving while license was suspended. An officer patrolling in the area of Forest Boulevard and Lakewood Boulevard observed the vehicle Williams was driving had a non-working brake light, according to police. Police say Williams also had $900 cash on his person.

A laptop computer valued at $400, a 16-inch Emerson flat-screen television valued at $350, and a 32-inch Toshiba flat-screen LCD television valued at $400 were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Douglas Street on August 27.

A 32-inch Insignia flat-screen television and a green jade stone necklace were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Marquette Street on August 28.

The rear driver’s side door of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Marquette Street was reported scratched on August 28.

Approximately $300 of copper piping was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of South Orchard Drive on August 28.

A black onyx necklace with diamonds valued at $500, six yellow gold rings valued at $2500, a yellow gold ring with diamonds valued at $1200, a yellow gold ring with ruby, emerald an opal birthstones valued at $1000, and two PlayStation 3 games systems with miscellaneous games valued at $900 are among items reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Berry Street on August 29.

Alonzo K. King, 29, 17114 Central Park Ave., Hazel Crest, was arrested on August 29 and charged with domestic battery, interfering with the reporting of domestic violence, resisting arrest, and possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Waverly Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Gregory S. Hill Jr., 22, 3708 Tamarid Lane, Hazelcrest, was arrested on August 29 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Forest Boulevard in reference to a report of domestic battery.

Jonathan M. Williams, 849 Purdue Lane, Matteson, was arrested on August 29 and charged with driving with a suspended driver’s license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, obstructing identification, and no front registration plate, when an officer patrolling in the area of Western Avenue and Main Street observed that the vehicle Williams was driving had no front registration plate, according to police.