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 Sony Cyber Shot digital camera valued at $100, an Acer laptop computer , and a box containing rare coins and Confederate bills valued in excess of $1000 were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of South Orchard Drive on December 16.
A juvenile was arrested and charged with retail theft when police were dispatched to a business in the first block of South Orchard Drive on December 16.
Michael E. Connor, 22, 75-793 Makaunulau St., Mililani, HI; Thomas J. Aguirre, 19, 331 Nassau St., Park Forest; and John R. Engstrom III, 21, 242 Orchard Lane, Beecher, were arrested on December 17 and charged with possession of cannabis when an officer observed a vehicle running while parked after 10 p.m. behind St. Mary’s Church, 227 Monee Rd. Engstrom was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Kyle J. Cummings, 20, 3242A Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on December 17 and charged with disorderly conduct when an officer was dispatched to the Cedarwood Co-op office, 63 Cedar St., in reference to a report of disorderly conduct. According to police, an employee at the co-op reported that when she came to work, she found a dead fish on the floor of the office beneath the mail slot on the south door. The officer met with the co-op manager, Mary Arroyo-Ortiz, who related that the co-op had video of a subject allegedly putting the fish through the mail slot. When asked by police, Cummings allegedly admitted putting the dead fish in the mail slot, telling police it was a “bad joke.”
A Nintendo Wii console valued at $199, a 42-inch Emerson LCD TV valued at $500, and a 42-inch Panasonic flat-screen TV valued at $500 were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Sauk Trail on December 17.
A Kenmore washer and dryer set valued at $800, a Kenmore stove valued at $600, a Kenmore refrigerator valued at $1400, and a vanity sink valued at $150 were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Sauk Trail on December 17.
Two juveniles were arrested on December 18 and charged with possession of cannabis and retail theft when an officer patrolling in the first block of Main Street observed three juveniles exit CVS Pharmacy, remove items from their pockets, and begin comparing the items with each other, according to police.
Justin E. Atkins, 30, 5408 S. Ingleside Ave., Chicago, was arrested on December 18 and charged with domestic battery, unlawful interference with the calling to 911, and unlawful possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the first block of Sangamon Court in reference to a report of a fight.
Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Ash Street on December 19 in reference to an ambulance call where it was reported that a juvenile had been shot in the eye by a BB gun pellet. Police continue to investigate.
A Hewlett-Packard laptop valued at $500, a Hewlett-Packard laptop valued at $300, and a Microsoft X-Box videogame console valued at $299 were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Winnebago Street on December 20.
A white Frigidaire refrigerator valued at $399 and a Rheem 40 gallon water heater valued at $300 were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Sauk Trail on December 20.
A juvenile was arrested on December 21 when an officer working as Police Liaison Officer at Rich East High School witnessed a hand-to-hand transaction between two students. After a search, police discovered a substance that field-tested for the presumptive presence of cannabis, police said. The report was passed to the Detective Division for petitioning to the Juvenile Court of Cook County.
Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on December 21 in reference to a report of a credit card complaint. Police spoke with a resident who discovered that there had been several recent transactions to her MasterCard in the amount of $1300. The resident said her credit card was used without her permission.
Benjamin C. Gonzalez, 18, 418 Hamilton St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 21 and charged with retail theft and possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to a business in the first block of Orchard Drive in reference to a report of retail theft.
Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on December 21 in reference to a report of fraud. A resident reported that she had discovered her debit card missing and further discovered several fraudulent transactions in her checking account in excess of $1500.
The front window of a residence in the 200 block of Early Street was reported vandalized with purple paint on December 21.
Armando G. Rodriguez, 27, 28 Sauk Trail, Park Forest, was arrested on December 22 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the first block of Sauk Trail to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.
Reginald Bullock, 27, 402 Shabbona Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on December 22 and charged with obstructing identification and was also processed and charged on an outstanding warrant out of Will County when police responded to the 400 block of Shabbona Drive to investigate a loud music complaint.
A window of a residence in the 100 block of Lester Road was reported shattered on December 22.
Stephen J. Hughes, 35, 7428 W. Bruns Rd., Monee, was arrested on December 22 and charged with speeding, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Osage Street in reference to a report of a suspicious vehicle.
An officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on December 22 to investigate a report of a deceptive practice. A woman reported that she kept her bank card in her purse with a sticky note attached to it on which was written her P.I.N. number because she could not remember the number. While at a party, she noticed that her card had been stolen. She later received a call from Bank of America informing her that a check in the amount of $4832.12 had been returned and it appeared to be fraudulent. Police continue to investigate.
Tywon A. Nash, 31, 313 Indiana St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 23 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Indiana Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.
A 32-inch Sylvania LCD television valued at $275, a 20-inch flat screen television valued at $119, a Nintendo Wii game system with two controllers and two games valued at $250, and two purses valued at $600 were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Iroquois Street on December 23.
Tyreese C. Dixon, 35, 209 Washington St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 24 and charged with residential burglary, misdemeanor possession of cannabis, and domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Washington Street in reference to a report of a disturbance and a later call at the same location in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance.
Yvette G. Starr, 40, 57 South Orchard Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on December 25 and charged on December 26 with domestic-related aggravated assault when police were dispatched to the first block of Orchard Drive regarding a report of a domestic disturbance.
Police were dispatched to Park Forest Village Hall, 350 Victory Dr., on December 26 at approximately 10:55 PM in reference to a report of a subject who was bleeding. Police discovered a man who had left work at a nearby tavern at approximately 10:30 PM. While walking eastbound on Main Street near the former Marshall Fields building, he said he was approached by two white males standing at the bus stop on Main Street near Victory Drive. One of the men asked him for a cigarette and the other asked, "What else you got?" When asked what they meant, one of the males said, "Give me your money." The men then pushed the man to the ground and began to kick and punch him in the face and body. The man ran away in the direction of the intersection of Indianwood Boulevard and Orchard Drive. They are described as being approximately 18 to 20 years of age, 5’10", 160 pounds. Both wore blue jeans. One had a gray hoodie and one a black hoodie. Both are described as having dark hair.
A juvenile was arrested on December 26 after police were dispatched to the 100 block of Indianwood Boulevard to investigate a disturbance involving a resident.