Park Forest Police Reports for December 7, 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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A gray DVD player valued at $80, a Nintendo Wii valued at $250, a Casio piano valued at $2500, an orange MPC drum machine valued at $1800, a gray Macie brand track recorder valued at $1500, a black TDK CD recorder valued at $400, two Sony receivers valued at $400, a black Lexmark printer valued at $100, a black Lexicon amplifier valued at $400, and a microphone stand with microphone valued at $250 were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Stanton Street on November 24.

Two juveniles were arrested on November 24 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Lakewood Boulevard, Central Park, to investigate a report of a fight in progress.

A juvenile was arrested on November 27 and charged with possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the intersection of Oakwood Street and Orchard Drive to investigate a drug activity complaint.

An orange and black Rigid duffel bag containing two Rigid cordless drills, two Rigid impact drills, two Rigid sawzalls, two Rigid circular saws and one Rigid battery charger were reported stolen from a cargo Van parked in the 100 block of Illinois Street on November 27. Additionally, a Rigid shop vacuum, a Stout cordless band saw with battery charger, and two Makita drills were reported stolen. Police discovered that a lock on the side door of the Van had been punched inward.

Police were dispatched to Indiana School, 165 Indiana Street, on November 27 shortly after 1:30 p.m., to investigate a burglar alarm. Police discovered a window screen that had been moved to the side and a piece of paper on a shelf adjacent to a window that had dirt on it. Police conducted a check of the interior of the school with negative results.

Sammie Garrett, Jr., 43, 303 Seneca St., Park Forest, was arrested on November 27 and charged with retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia when police were dispatched to Walgreens Pharmacy, 15 S. Orchard Dr., to investigate a report of a retail theft in progress.

Kenneth L. Harris, 20, 22209 Brookwood Dr., Sauk Village, was arrested on November 28 and charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing a peace officer when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Indiana Street to investigate a report of a suspicious person. According to police, the complainant advised that a male subject was pacing back and forth in front of a house swearing loudly, according to police.

A gray mountain-style bicycle was reported stolen from the sidewalk in front of a business in the 300 block of Main Street on November 28.

Chiedu H. Nwaokai, 22, 3442 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on November 28 and charged with assault when police were dispatched to the 3400 block of Western Avenue to investigate a report of a neighbor dispute.

Jonathon D. Mitchell, 20, 3584 Edward Dr., Crete, was arrested on November 29 and charged with possession of cannabis when an officer observed a vehicle allegedly switched lanes on Sauk Trail without using its turn signal, according to police.

Steven D. Hall, 29, 7746 Euclid Ave. #A, Chicago, was arrested on November 29 and charged with trespass to motor vehicle, resisting a peace officer, and driving on a suspended driver’s license when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Lakewood Boulevard to investigate a report of a stolen motor vehicle.

A resident reported on November 30 that someone had written a personal check against her bank account in the amount of $800 without her permission. Police are investigating.

The rear passenger side window of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Main Street was reported shattered on December 1.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to Park Forest Academy, 375 Oswego St., on December 1.

Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street on December 2 to investigate a report of domestic battery. There were no arrests.

Jose A.F. Gonzalez, 21, 217 Towanda St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 2 and issued Will County citations charging illegal screeching of tires and failure to yield to an authorized emergency vehicle when police heard the sound of screeching tires from the intersection of Talala Street at Shabbona Drive and observed the vehicle Gonzalez was driving traveling southbound. A passenger in the vehicle, Rigoberto Zuniga, 20, 385 15th St., Chicago Heights, was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis.

A window of a residence in the 300 block of Wildwood Drive was reported shattered on December 2.

The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Krotiak Road was reported shattered on December 2.

A single-pane glass window of a garage door at a residence in the 100 block of Westwood Drive was reported shattered on December 2.

A U-Haul truck that had been reported stolen from Memphis, Tennessee, on November 11, 2009, was discovered abandoned in the 7500 block of South Green Street, Chicago, on November 16. The vehicle was eventually towed to the U-Haul garage in Park Forest. An officer from the Park Forest Police Department processed the vehicle on December 2, notifying the Memphis Police Department in order to have the vehicle removed from LEADS/NCIC. No damage to the vehicle was reported, according to police.

Marko Brooks, 33, 3151 Holden Circle, Matteson, was arrested on December 3 and charged with possession of cannabis and failure to signal when required when an officer observed the vehicle Brooks was driving allegedly making a right turn northbound onto Western Avenue from Algonquin Street without the use of a turn signal.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2800 block of Western Avenue on December 3 to investigate a report of criminal damage to property. A resident reported observing pry marks on a door jam. According to police, it appeared that the alleged offender (s) had tried to pry the door open with a screwdriver but was unsuccessful in gaining entry because a deadbolt secured the door. Police continue to investigate.

A 2007 maroon Dodge Caravan, Illinois registration 9731813, was reported stolen from the 100 block of Indiana Street on December 4. The vehicle had been left unlocked, according to police