Park Forest Police Reports for December 20, 2010

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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The driver’s side window of a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Tamarack Street was reported shattered on December 11.

 Police responded to the 200 block of Blackhawk Drive on December 12 to investigate a report of a juvenile who wanted to turn her self in because she believed she may have committed a homicide in Bolingbrook, Illinois, on or about Friday, December 10, 2010. The juvenile told police that while at a party at a hotel where she was drinking and smoking marijuana, an unknown man pushed her and began to talk to her. The juvenile said she became very angry, saw a knife on the table next to one of the beds in the room, picked up the knife and cut the man’s neck. Police investigated and were unable to determine that there had been a homicide in Bolingbrook. The juvenile and the case were turned over to the Bolingbrook Police Department.

Derrick Hayes, 17, 233 Farragut St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 12 and charged with one felony count of attempted aggravated robbery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Farragut Street in reference to a report of four male subjects walking around a vacant residence.

The rear door handle of a business in the 22300 block of Central Park Avenue was reported damaged on December 13. Entry was not gained to the business.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with aggravated assault to a school employee when an officer working as police liaison officer at Rich East High School was called to the Dean’s office to assist a vice principal and a dean.

The door of an apartment in the first block of North Arbor Trail was reported damaged and forced open on December 13.  Nothing was reported missing from the apartment.

A blue 1989 Oldsmobile Regency, Indiana license plate TQ2807, was reported stolen from the 211th Street Metra commuter lot on December 13.

Two juveniles were arrested on December 13 and charged with possession of cannabis when an officer in the area of Sauk Trail and Blackhawk Drive observed a vehicle turning northbound onto Blackhawk Drive from a gas station without signaling, according to police. The driver of the vehicle was charged with failure to signal when required and no valid Illinois driver’s license.

An officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on December 14 to investigate a report of fraud. According to police, a woman reported that almost $6000 had been fraudulently removed from the bank account of another woman who was deceased.

An Amana stainless steel refrigerator valued at $1400, an Amana stainless steel oven valued at $800, a furnace valued at $1800, a hot water heater valued at $600, and a central air-conditioning unit valued at $1400 was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Oswego Street on December 15.

A Garman GPS valued at $150 was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Thomas Street on December 15. Police say the alleged offenders gained entry to the residence by forcing open a door.

A silver Toshiba laptop computer valued at $200 was reported stolen from an apartment in the 100 block of East Sycamore Drive on December 15.

A vehicle parked in the first block of Indianwood Boulevard was reported vandalized on December 16. According to police, both sides of the vehicle and the rear and front hood were heavily damaged with well over 100 scratch marks. Additionally, the word "bitch" was also scratched into the hood. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.