Park Forest Police Reports for February 29, 2012

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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Persons wishing to leave anonymous information on any criminal matters including narcotics or gang activity are encouraged to call 708-748-1309 and leave a message on Detective Beilke’s voice mail.

A Logitech C615 HD webcam was reported stolen from a UPS package left outside a residence in the 300 block of Oswego Street on February 21.

An electronic monitoring bracelet with a broken strap was found in a garbage can at the Park Forest Public Library on February 21. Police determined that the device was given to a juvenile through Cook County.

The window of a rear door of a residence in the 200 block of North Orchard Drive was reported shattered on February 22.

A juvenile was arrested on February 22 and issued a municipal citation charging battery when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Lakewood Boulevard to investigate a report of a disturbance.

A window of a residence in the 300 block of Somonauk Street was reported shattered on February 23.

A juvenile was arrested and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Minocqua Street in reference to a report of a possible fight. A second juvenile was arrested and issued a municipal citation charging possession of tobacco.

A resident received a fraudulent check in the amount of $3980 after she put her resume on the website Career Builder. She was instructed to deposit the check, keep $400 for herself, and send the rest back to the company via Western Union to allegedly evaluate Western Union’s customer service. The address for the company was listed in Vermont. The letter was postmarked from Ontario, Canada.

A charging cord for an iPod was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Nokomis Street on February 24.

A juvenile was arrested and issued a municipal citation charging possession of tobacco when police were dispatched to a large disturbance involving juveniles in the area of Rich Road and Westwood Drive on February 24.

A door of a residence in the 21800 block of Central Park Avenue was kicked in by an unknown offender while the residents were at home on February 25.

A purse was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 22000 block of Central Park Avenue on February 25.

A window of a residence in the 300 block of Wildwood Drive was reported shattered on February 25.

The carport entry door of a residence in the 300 block of Sauk Trail was reported damaged by kicking on February 26. Entry was not gained to the residence.

A window of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Allegheny Street was reported shattered on February 26.

A 1990 Buick LeSabre, Illinois registration H684713, was reported stolen from the 200 block of Allegheny Street on February 27.