Park Forest Police Reports for December 14, 2009

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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Clifton J. Williams, 33, 4926 Bay View Dr., Richton Park, was arrested on December 2 and issued a municipal citation charging open liquor on a public way when detectives patrolling near the Speedway Gas Station observed a subject looking into the windows of the store at 11:20 p.m. When detectives asked him what he was doing at Speedway, he allegedly stated that he was asking people for a quarter so that he could buy another beer. One of the detectives noticed he had a glass beer bottle in his rear pants pocket, according to police.

Brandyn D. Purifoye, 25, 336 W. 16th  St., Chicago Heights, was arrested on December 4 and charged with obstruction and possession of cannabis when police observed a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Allegheny Street that was parked more than 12 inches from the curb, according to police. A check of the registration of the vehicle through LEADS showed that the registered owner, Brandyn Purifoye, had a suspended driver’s license, an outstanding arrest warrant, and there was a caution attached indicating "armed and dangerous." Purifoye was also processed on two outstanding warrants.

Perron E. Evans, 52, 15665 S. Avalon Ave., South Holland, was arrested on December 5 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding over the statutory limit, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, illegal transportation of alcohol, and unlawful number of passengers, when an officer on patrol traveling northbound on Western Avenue at North Street observed the vehicle Evans was driving traveling southbound on Western Avenue in excess of the speed limit, according to police. A passenger in the vehicle, Mary M. Sinde, 42, 12718 Greenwood Ave., Blue Island, was also arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and issued a citation charging failure to wear a properly adjusted safety belt.

The left rear window of a vehicle parked in the first block of Indianwood Boulevard was reported shattered on December 5.

Chanel N. Ruffin, 27, 1951 Beacon Blvd., Chicago Heights, was arrested on December 5 and charged with possession of cannabis when a detective observed the vehicle Ruffin was driving allegedly changed lanes without signaling near the intersection of Sauk Trail and Western Avenue. A passenger in the vehicle, Corey Walker, 35, 345 Boston St., Chicago Heights, was arrested and taken into custody when police discovered he had an active warrant charging theft from the Markham Police Department. Walker was turned over to the Markham Police Department.

A Walgreens brand ankle bracelet, valued at $16.99, was reported stolen from Walgreens Pharmacy, 15 S. Orchard Dr., on December 5.

Windows of two residences in the 3300 block of Western Avenue were reported shattered on December 6.

The front driver’s side window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Douglas Street was shattered on December 6. An officer on patrol observed the broken window and also observed that the vehicle’s radio had been removed.

The rear license plate of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Lester Street was reported stolen on December 6. The Illinois plate number is 49380FF.

A juvenile was arrested on December 7 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to Park Forest Academy, 375 Oswego St., to investigate a report of battery.

Ericka N. Easter, 29, 3068 S. Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on December 7 and charged with retail theft when police were dispatched to CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main St., to investigate a report of retail theft.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department lobby when a resident reported suspicious activity on her checking account through the use of a debit card. Police continue to investigate.

Mitchell C. Jackson, 35, 9 Waverly Ct., Park Forest, was arrested on December 8 and charged with domestic battery and violation of an order of protection when police were dispatched to Waverly Court to investigate a domestic battery complaint.

Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Forest Boulevard to investigate a domestic battery incident. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Corey G. Perkins, 28, 246 Arcadia St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 9 and charged with possession of cannabis when police observed a vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street that was occupied by two male subjects. The engine of the vehicle was not running and the windows had fog on them, according to police. Police investigated because the vehicle was parked in a high drug area that receives numerous complaints of drug activity and other crimes, according to police.

Rosaell Collins, 43, 7006 S. Cregier St., Chicago, was arrested on December 9 and charged with one felony count of unauthorized possession of a prescription form when police were dispatched to Walgreens Pharmacy, 15 S. Orchard Dr., to investigate a report of fraud.  Michael D. Little, 30, 7032 S. Cregier St., Chicago, was arrested and charged with driving while license revoked and operating an uninsured motor vehicle when police responded to the store and observed Collins, who matched the description of the alleged offender provided by dispatchers, enter the vehicle Little was driving, which was parked in the store’s parking lot.