Park Forest Police Reports for February 5, 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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Brandon R. Logan, 28, 17 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on January 26 and processed on a DUI warrant out of Will County when police were dispatched to the first block of Indianwood to investigate a report of a disturbance.

Rebecca A. Johnstone, 19, 117 McKinley Ave., Steger, was arrested on January 28 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to Sangamon Court in reference to a report of battery.

Alexander P. Garcia, 17, 433 Navajo St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 29 and charged with underage consumption of alcohol when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Navajo Street to investigate a 911 hang-up.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on January 29 to investigate a report of telephone harassment. Police continue to investigate.

All four tires of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Westwood Drive were reported slashed on January 29. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Dion D. Hunter, 30, 300 Cedar Ridge Lane, Richton Park, was arrested on January 29 and charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, driving while license suspended, and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when an officer patrolling the area of Western Avenue and 26th Street observed the vehicle Hunter was driving change lanes without signaling, according to police.

Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Shabbona Drive to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. According to police, a man arrived at a residence in that block to visit his children, threw a phone across a room, damaging drywall and kicked the front door, damaging the door frame. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Two juveniles were arrested on January 31 and charged with one felony count each of residential burglary when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Early Street to investigate a report of a burglary in progress.

A black PlayStation 3 game system valued at $350, a “Joe Rodeo” watch with white diamonds valued at $1,200, a “Joe Rodeo” watch with black diamonds valued at $3,000, a 3 karat white gold double band ring with diamonds valued at $5,000, and a 1.5 karat white gold ring with white diamonds valued at $1,500 were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Farragut Street on January 31.

Justin E. Atkins, 30, 10 Sangamon Court, Park Forest, was arrested and charged with violation of an order of protection when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a 911 hang-up. Latricia L. Knox, 27, of the same address, was also arrested and processed on an outstanding warrant charging failure to appear in court in reference to a traffic citation.