The Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: ENEWSPF)
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 man and a woman who had just completed shopping at Walgreens told police on February 13 that as they began walking southbound on Orchard Drive towards their residence, a dark colored Nissan Ultima approached them at a slow speed. They said that as the vehicle got closer, the lights on the vehicle were shut off and approximately four male, black subjects, all wearing dark clothing, stepped out of the vehicle. The two reported hearing the subjects yelling, "Yeah, let’s get them." They further observed that one subject was holding a black object by his waistband area that they assumed to be a handgun. The two ran eastbound towards houses in that area, saw lights on at a residence in the 400 block of Main Street, and began knocking on the door. A homeowner assisted by opening his garage and calling police. The two say the vehicle slowly circled the block before heading eastbound on Main Street.
Christopher S. Schultz, 25, 159 Shabbona Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on February 13 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Shabbona Drive to investigate a report of domestic battery.
Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Arrowhead Street on February 15 to investigate a report of reckless discharge of a firearm. Two callers to SouthCom Dispatch reported hearing at least one shot and stated that four males were running from the area. One officer located a spent shell casing on the roadway in front of a residence in that block. Police gathered evidence from the scene and continue to investigate.
A window of a residence in the 200 block of Early Street was reported shattered on the February 15.
A juvenile was arrested and charged with battery when police were dispatched to Park Forest Academy, 375 Oswego Street, on February 15.
A silver, four-door, 2007 Chevy Tahoe, IL license T296611, was reported stolen from the 211th Street Metra Lot on February 16.
Mallory D. Ellmore, 22, 224 Grant St., Park Forest, was arrested on February 16 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to Homan Circle in reference to report of criminal damage to property.
Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Forest Boulevard on February 18 to investigate a complaint of a domestic disturbance. There were no arrests.
Two tires of a vehicle parked at Indiana School, 165 Indiana Street, were reported slashed on February 18.
A 50-inch Samsung plasma television, valued at $2500, a Sony digital camera valued at $200, a gold watch, valued at $200, an Xbox game system and two controllers valued at $250, and an Xbox game, valued at $40, were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Huron Street on February 18.
Jeremy J. Wells, 21, 1241 Barbara Lane, Chicago Heights, was arrested on February 18 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when an officer on patrol in the Eastgate subdivision observed that the vehicle Wells was driving east on Arcadia Street had no license plate attached to the front bumper, according to police.
A window of a residence in the first block of Indianwood Boulevard was reported shattered on February 19. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.
A coin box at the 3500 North Street Metra Lot was reported vandalized on February 19.