Park Forest Police Reports for February 28, 2011

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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James Coleman, 59, 403 Wilshire St., Park Forest, was arrested on February 15 and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm without a valid FOID and possession of firearm ammunition without a valid FOID. Police were dispatched to that address to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance involving a family member armed with a shotgun or rifle.

A silver necklace and pendant valued at $60 was reported stolen from an envelope in the mailbox of a residence in the 100 block of Well Street on February 16. The resident reported that the envelope had been sliced open. A representative of the United States Postal Service said that the envelope had been delivered intact.

James O.Wright, 22, 75 Hemlock St., Park Forest, was arrested on February 19 and charged with possession of cannabis, and issued citations charging speeding, no insurance, and failure to wear a seatbelt when an officer on patrol in the area of Sauk Trail and Peach Street observed that the vehicle Wright was driving was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to police.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the first block of Apache Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Mohawk Street on February 22 to investigate a report of suspicious persons. A resident reported that at approximately 8:40 p.m., he was sitting in his living room and heard his dog barking in his bedroom. He went into the bedroom, heard a sound at the window, opened the blinds, and a black male suspect was standing at his window. One of the suspects was testing the exterior screen as if they were trying to open it, according to police.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with attempted residential burglary when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Oswego Street in response to a call of a possible burglary from progress.

Anthony R. Davis, 24, 354 Blackhawk Drive, Park Forest, was arrested on February 23 and charged with obstructing a peace officer and criminal damage to property when an officer was in the area of Blackhawk Drive and Suwanee Street attempting to locate burglary suspects in reference to another incident.

Police were dispatched to the first block of East Rocket Circle on February 24 to investigate a residential burglary. A clear glass sliding door in the rear of the residence had been shattered. Police say nothing appeared to be missing from the residence.

Ismael Torres, 47, 270 Arcadia St., Park Forest, was arrested on February 24 and charged with domestic battery and assault when police responded to that address to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Larue Street to investigate a report of harassing phone calls. A resident reported that since 8 a.m. that morning, she had received approximately 156 calls from her ex-boyfriend. She stated that each time he called her, she told him that she did not want to speak to him and to stop calling her. The victim was given information on how to attain an order of protection. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Raven N. Ross, 20, 1268 Dairy Ln, Crete, was arrested on February 25 and issued municipal citations charging expired registration and possession of cannabis when an officer on patrol on Sauk Trail observed that the vehicle Cross was driving had expired license plates, according to police.

A juvenile was arrested on February 25 and processed on a charge of truancy when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Neola Street in reference to a report of a suspicious person.

Jennifer L. Clancy, 23257 S. Central Ave., Monee, was arrested on February 26 and charged with obstructing identification, speeding, driving while license was suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and failure to properly secure a child under the age of eight in a restraint system. The arresting officer said in his report that he was conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Monee Road and Hawthorne Avenue when he observed the vehicle Clancy was driving traveling at a speed of 50 mph in a 30 mile per hour zone, according to police. Note: The report erroneously stated the arrest date was Feb. 23. We have corrected the report, and regret the error.