Park Forest Police Reports for February 15, 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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Shawn O. Linkous, 39, 339 Nokomis St., Park Forest, was arrested on February 5 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Nokomis Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Two teenagers were arrested on February 5 after the Rich East High School varsity basketball game. One was charged with disorderly conduct and another with criminal trespass to property.

Marvin Q. Bentley, 34, 1433 Ellis St., Ford Heights, was arrested on February 6 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Herndon Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.

A double-pane glass window of a residence in the first block of South Arbor Trail was reported shattered on February 6.

A man told police he heard two gunshots while walking with his stepson in the 200 block of Indiana Street shortly after 7:00 p.m. on February 6. Shortly after hearing the shots, he reported that his hand felt numb. He then saw an open wound on one of his fingers. Police interviewed him at the emergency room of St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights.

Laniteria D. Broadnax, 22, 259 W. 15th Place, Chicago Heights, was arrested on February 6 and charged with driving while license suspended and improper use of a turn signal when an officer observed the vehicle Broadnax was driving turn on its left turn signal as it passed Beacon Boulevard while traveling southbound on Western Avenue, but the vehicle did not turn as it continued South on Western Avenue. A passenger in the vehicle, Pedro E. Mendoza, 26, 415 Rutledge St., Park Forest, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis.

A juvenile was arrested on February 7 and charged with aggravated assault and battery when police were dispatched to the first block of West Rocket Circle to investigate a report of battery. Another juvenile was arrested and charged with battery in connection with the same incident, according to police.

Michael J. Melton, 18, 302 Shabbona Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on February 7 and charged with possession of cannabis and issued a citation charging operation of a motor vehicle with one headlamp when detectives on patrol observed that the vehicle Melton was driving in the 300 block of Sauk Trail had only one functioning headlamp.

Kenneth L. Tate, 18, 23443 Western Ave. Unit F65, Park Forest, was arrested on February 8 and charged with possession of cannabis and criminal trespass to property when police were dispatched to the 23400 block of Western Avenue to investigate a report of subjects possibly smoking marijuana.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with battery when police were dispatched to Park Forest Academy on February 8 to investigate a report of battery.

Robert M. McCullough, 31, 8046 Engleside, Chicago, was arrested on February 9 and charged with trespass and possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to Walgreens Pharmacy, 15 S. Orchard Dr., to investigate a report of an unwanted subject.

A juvenile was arrested on February 11 and charged with possession of cannabis when detectives on patrol observed a vehicle leaving the driveway of a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street that police say is known for drug sales.

DaJae O. Lockhart, 19, 2074 Camelot, Lynwood, was arrested on February 11 and charged with aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and resisting arrest, when an officer on patrol in the 300 block of Minocqua Street observed a disturbance between two men.

Richard Williams, 20, 1151 Williamsburg, Country Club Hills, was arrested on February 11 and charged with possession of cannabis when an officer on patrol on Cedar Street at Western Avenue observed that the vehicle Williams was driving did not have a front registration plate, according to police.

A GameCube video game system valued at $150 and a small cardboard box containing $20 in coins was reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Hemlock Street on February 11.

Ryan O. Jones, 34, 4840 Turner Ct., Country Club Hills, was arrested on February 12 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Sioux Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

The rear window of a vehicle parked in the first block of North Arbor Trails was reported shattered on February 12.

Darrin R. Hall, 44, 104 26th St., Park Forest, was arrested on February 12 and charged with criminal trespass to land when Hall allegedly refused to leave the Park Forest police station when officers told him to leave.

The rear window of a vehicle parked in the first block of South Arbor Trails was reported shattered on February 12.

Lavelle G. Joshua, Jr., 18, 111 E. Sycamore Dr. Unit 412, Park Forest, was arrested on February 12 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Sycamore Dr. to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

An officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on February 12 to investigate a complaint of a domestic disturbance. Police continue to investigate.