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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Jessica N. Haynes, 20, 3301 Dornell Ave., South Chicago Heights, was arrested on February 2 and charged with driving with a suspended driver’s license and resisting/obstructing a peace officer by allegedly giving false information when Ms. Haynes turned herself in at the Park Forest Police Department, according to police. A resident told police on January 29 that a relative used her name without her permission when she was pulled over and issued traffic citations by police. The resident said she discovered two traffic citations in a vehicle used by a relative issued in her name. Haynes was also re-issued tickets charging speeding and no insurance.
Four vehicles parked at Congregation Am Echad were reported vandalized or burglarized during services on January 29. Police say a mobile phone was stolen from one vehicle and the driver’s side window of another two vehicles were completely shattered, the sunroof window pried up on one of those. Another vehicle, which had been left unlocked, had $10 worth of change stolen from inside.
Police discovered that a window of a residence in the 200 block of Farragut Street was shattered when they responded to investigate a burglar alarm on January 30.
A Kodak 14 megapixel digital camera, approximately 5 Xbox video games, and a personal checkbook were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Hemlock Street on January 30.
Two juveniles were arrested on January 31 and petitioned on charges of residential burglary after police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Chestnut Street on January 30 to investigate a burglar alarm. A third juvenile was arrested and charged with felony residential burglary in connection with this incident.
Ten catalytic converters valued at $500 each were reported stolen from vehicles parked in the 2200 block of Western Avenue on January 31.
Nathaniel Derden, 22, 240 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 31 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street to investigate a report of a fight in progress.
Daurica D. Scott, 18, 363 Standish St., Chicago Heights, was arrested on January 31 and charged with battery after police were dispatched to the intersection of Lakewood Boulevard and Westwood Drive in reference to a report of a fight that was about to occur.
Police were dispatched to Rich Court to investigate a report of a burglary from motor vehicle on January 31. According to police, a resident noticed that the driver’s side door of one of his vehicles was not completely shut and the glove box was opened. A second vehicle had its trunk unsecured and an interior armrest was opened. Police say a key was cracked off in the ignition of one of the vehicles. Nothing appeared to be missing from either vehicle.
Two juveniles were arrested on January 31 and issued municipal citations charging battery when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department in reference to a report of battery.
Police are investigating an armed robbery of a juvenile that occurred on the northeast corner of Wildwood Drive and Wilshire Street on January 31. Items reported stolen include a Samsung Galaxy Smart Phone valued at $199 and $50 cash.
An ECO notebook laptop computer valued at $500, a silver ring with a large purple stone valued at $40, and an unknown amount of costume jewelry valued at $60 were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Marquette Street on February 1.
A Nintendo Wii game system valued at $300, an Android tablet computer valued at $200, and an Apple laptop computer valued at $800 were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Choate Road on February 1.
An officer was dispatched to the first block of Hemlock Street on February 1 to investigate a report of fraud. A resident reported that her electronic income tax return had been rejected by the IRS due to someone using her and her children’s identity without permission. Police are investigating.
A juvenile was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis when an officer working at Rich East High School was approached by a Dean regarding a suspicious incident.
A blue 550 MAC snow blower valued at $400 was reported stolen from the 200 block of Tampa Street on February 2.
Three juveniles were arrested on February 2 and issued municipal citations charging truancy when police observed them walking in the 400 block of Winnebago Street while school was in session.
Jamel M. Helaire-Jones, 25, 267 Mohawk St., Park Forest, was arrested on February 3 and charged with domestic battery and unlawful interference with the reporting of domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Mohawk Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.
A photograph was reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Krotiak Road on February 3. Police say entrance was gained to the residence by kicking in a dryer vent, leaving an open window.
A Black & Decker right angle tool valued at $300, several tools and copper fittings valued at $300, six batteries for tools valued at $100, 10 feet of copper piping valued at $200, one set of Lenox hole saws valued at $80, and a 5 gallon bucket containing several tools were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Monee Road on February 3.
Police were dispatched on February 4 to the 23400 block of Western Avenue to investigate a report of domestic battery. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.
A neon green and silver Avico bicycle valued at $79.99 and a pink and white Avico bicycle valued at $89.99 were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Miami Street on February 4.
Laquinie L. White, 19, 3 Antioch Place, Park Forest, was arrested on February 5 and charged with criminal trespass to property and obstructing identification when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Arrowhead Street to investigate a claim of criminal trespass to property.
Rashid Y. Bowman, 36, 1013 Warwick Dr., Matteson, was arrested on February 5 and charged with two counts of felony criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Sycamore Drive to investigate suspicious activity.
Kendall B. Richards, 19, 225 Tampa St., Park Forest, was arrested on February 6 and charged with armed robbery and burglary when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Talala Street to investigate a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. The victim told police that he had been robbed at knife point just a few minutes prior to their arrival. Police immediately began to canvass the area, locating the suspect in the 200 block of Tampa Street, according to police.