Park Forest Police Reports for December 18, 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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A black camera valued at $150 and two Gateway laptop computers valued at $4000 total were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Sandburg Street on December 4.

A juvenile told police he was robbed at gunpoint of four dollars cash while walking to Rich East High School on December 5. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with aggravated assault when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Indianwood Boulevard on December 6.

Two chrome rims with tires valued at $500 were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Rutledge Street on December 6.

A residence in the 23400 block of Western Avenue was reported burglarized on December 7. Police continue to investigate.

Nathaniel Derden, 22, 240 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 7 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Josue Moreno, 19, 3515 Morgan St., Apt. #1, Steger, was arrested on December 7 and charged with domestic battery when an officer was dispatched by the Steger Police Department to investigate a report of battery that had allegedly occurred on Sauk Trail at Shabbona Drive.

A mobile phone valued at $50, a wallet valued at approximately $100, a digital camera valued at $300, and a diaper bag valued at $50 were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at a business in the 300 block of Sauk Trail on December 7.

A brown leather tool belt valued at $25, a blowtorch valued at $100, an air compressor valued at $400, and a bucket of miscellaneous tools valued at $200, were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Lee Street on December 7.

Two juveniles were arrested on December 7 and charged with retail theft when police were dispatched to the first block of Main Street to investigate a report of retail theft.

A 61-inch Samsung rear-projection television valued at $3000 and a Hewlett-Packard laptop computer valued at $600 were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Indianwood Boulevard on December 7.

A garbage can valued at $75 was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Winnebago Street on December 7.

A gray iPod Touch valued at $200 was reported stolen from a student at Rich East High School on December 7. A student advised that he must had left the iPod in a classroom and further advised that it appeared someone had taken it.

A Dell laptop computer valued at $800, a purple iPod valued at $150, and a backpack valued at $25, were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Wildwood Drive on December 8.

A juvenile allegedly stole three bags of potato chips and two 20 ounce sodas, valued at $6.16, from Walgreens Pharmacy, 15 S. Orchard Dr., on December 8.

A Cobra radar detector valued at $200 was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 100 block of Nauvoo Street on December 8.

Gang graffiti was discovered spray-painted on the exterior of a residence in the 100 block of Shabbona Drive on December 8.

Two juveniles were arrested on December 9 and processed on a charge of theft when a Police Liaison Officer at Rich East High School was approached regarding the theft of two Dell laptop computers from a classroom.

A black iPod Nano was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Waldmann Drive on December 9.

Multiple pieces of "costume" jewelry, a set of pearl earrings, a 14 karat gold necklace with a half karat round cut diamond, and a Gateway laptop computer valued at $600 were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Westwood Court on December 9.

A juvenile was arrested on December 9 and processed on an outstanding warrant charging failure to appear and additionally charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest when a detective in the area of Somonauk Street and Blackhawk Drive observed two juveniles running on Minocqua Street at approximately 10:05 AM. The second juvenile was issued a municipal citation charging truancy.

The driveway of a residence in the 300 block of Winonah Street was reported vandalized by orange spray paint on December 10.

The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Waverly Street was reported shattered on December 10.

Police were dispatched on December 11 to a residence in the 300 block of Shabbona Dr. in reference to a possible residential burglary in progress. While discovering a broken window, nothing appeared to be missing from the residence. A resident had called police after hearing the sound of glass breaking.

A juvenile was arrested on December 12 and processed on a charge of obstructing identification and disorderly conduct after the juvenile allegedly dropped his pants and exposing himself to a motorist in the 400 block of Lakewood Boulevard. Police discovered that the juvenile also had an outstanding juvenile warrant on a charge of battery.

A juvenile was arrested on December 13th and processed on a charge of disorderly conduct after police were dispatched December 12 at 10:40 PM to the 200 block of Gold Street in reference to a report of shots fired. According to witnesses, the juvenile allegedly took his cell phone and said, "Watch this," and then dialed 911 and reported that two subjects with guns had just shot at him and his friends. No shots had been fired, according to police.

The glass window of a door of a residence in the first block of Monee Court was discovered shattered on December 12.

A resident told police on December 12 that she had received a notice in the mail from TCF Bank telling her there was an overdraft on her checking account. She told police that she does not have an account at TCF Bank. The Social Security number on the account was not hers either, according to police.

A furnace valued at $500 and a hot water heater were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Nassau Street on December 13.

A juvenile was arrested on December 13 and issued a municipal citation charging obstructing the right-of-way after an officer patrolling in the area of Lakewood Boulevard and Westwood Drive heard one of a group of juveniles on the southeast corner of Westwood Dr. yell, "F***ing rookie!" The officer exited his vehicle and performed a field interview with the subjects. After informing them that it was illegal to lounge or loaf in the  area of a street corner, all of the subjects but one began to disperse. The one who stayed allegedly told the officer, "I don’t even hear you, I ain’t going nowhere," and "I ain’t moving." The officer advised the juvenile that he was under arrest on a charge of obstructing the right-of-way.

Darius M. Porter, 32, 22155 Chappel Ave., Sauk Village, was arrested on December 14 and charged with violation of an order of protection after an officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a report of a violation of an order of protection.

Marquitta Boyd, 49, 9837 S. Route 50, Apt. 42A, Peotone, was arrested on December 14 and charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia when police were dispatched to the 3000 block of Western Avenue to investigate a complaint of a suspicious automobile.

A window of a residence in the 200 block of Minocqua Street was reported shattered on December 14.

A Gateway laptop computer valued at $300, a Samsung 32-inch LCD flat-screen television valued at $300, an Xbox game console valued at $300, a Hewlett-Packard laptop computer valued at $300, and a Sceptre 42-inch LCD flat-screen television valued at $500, were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Nassau Street on December 15.

James Darin Schuster, 43, 355 Neola St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 15 and charged with misdemeanor retail theft when police were dispatched to Walgreens Pharmacy to investigate a report of retail theft. According to police, the manager on duty related that an employee had observed Schuster allegedly removing items from the shelves in the cosmetics aisle and placing the items in his coat. When managers confronted him and asked him to empty the items from his coat pockets, police say Schuster allegedly emptied several handfuls of items from his coat and then, after placing the items down on a store shelf, allegedly ran past staff members and out of the store, according to police. The items totaled $83.36 and included a bag of peanuts, three bags of Nice brand cashews, a bottle of Vaseline, a bottle of KY lubricant for him, a bottle of KY lubricant for her, and a bag of Lifesavers candies, according to police.

A juvenile was arrested on December 15 and charged with possession of cannabis and unlawful possession of tobacco by a minor when an officer patrolling in the area of Western Avenue and 26th Street observed a juvenile he knew standing next to a convenience store on the south side of the building by himself. The officer watched as the juvenile waited approximately 5 minutes when an unknown subject exited the store and the two engaged in a very brief hand-to-hand transaction to the minor. The unknown subject left in a vehicle while the juvenile peddled away on a bicycle. The officer stopped the juvenile on Ash Street near court A-3.

Four flash drives valued at $50, a steel gray Santry safe containing approximately $4000 United States currency and other items, a Tag watch valued at $2000, a camcorder valued at $100, a Canon camera valued at $600, a 19-inch computer monitor valued at $75, a black iPod valued at $100, a black iPad 2 valued at $500, a Hewlett-Packard notebook computer valued at $3000, and approximately $20 equivalent of Mexican pesos and Euros were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Meota Street on December 15.