Park Forest Police Reports for January 10, 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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A juvenile was arrested on December 30 and processed on a charge of burglary when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Winnemac Street to investigate a report of theft.

A juvenile was arrested on December 31 and processed on a charge of burglary during an investigation of a burglary to a motor vehicle that had occurred on December 30 in the 100 block of Marquette Street.

Quentin M. Moore, 22, 4037 Charleston Rd., Matteson,  was arrested on January 1 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Arrowhead Street to investigate a report of a subject with a gun. Police did take a .357 revolver into evidence.

Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Hemlock Street on January 2 to investigate a residential burglary. Numerous items of jewelry were reported stolen. While investigating that burglary, police noticed that the door of an adjacent residence had pry marks near the handle and deadbolt block. Officers made entry to that residence in order to check for any possible offenders with negative results. Officers also observed that a small window on the top of the front entry door was shattered. A short time later, a resident at that address arrived home and, after checking the residence, reported that a PlayStation 3 game system and two PlayStation 3 games were missing, as were three items of jewelry from a bedroom and a box containing miscellaneous baseball cards.

Quinta L. Echols, 33, 308 Westwood Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on January 3 and charged with reckless driving and issued citations charging driving while license was suspended, no insurance, improper lane usage, and no front registration plate when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Westwood Drive to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. Police say dispatch advised responding units that the complainant said he was on Westwood Drive and his girlfriend was allegedly attempting to run over him with her vehicle.

Cyneaka Stevenson, 21, 229 Somonauk St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 3 and was charged with possession of cannabis and issued a citation charging no rear registration plate light. Detectives on patrol in the area of Mantua and Minocqua Streets observed that the vehicle Stephenson was driving had no rear registration plate light, according to police.

The rear license plate of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Berry Street was reported stolen on January 3.  The Illinois plate number is K381642.

A stereo 46-inch flatscreen television valued at $700, an Xbox 360 game console valued at $300, an unknown amount of DVDs and an unknown amount of miscellaneous jewelry items valued at $400 were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Nanti Street on January 3.

An HP netbook valued at $250, a Compaq laptop computer valued at $700, a CD case containing multiple CDs valued at $500, an Xbox game valued at $150, five RCA speakers valued at $80 and a pair of gym shoes valued at $120 were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of East Rocket Circle on January 4.

Michael Brown, Jr., 25, 441 Talala St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 6 and was charged with possession of cannabis and issued citations charging tinted front side windows and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle when police on patrol in the area of Sauk Trail and Blackhawk Drive observed that a vehicle leaving a gas station and turning onto Sauk Trail had illegally tinted windows, according to police.
Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street to investigate a report of residential burglary on January 5. Copper pipes were reported missing from a water heater and an air-conditioning unit.

Marcelino A. Pallanti, 47, 233 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on January 5 and charged with felony driving while license revoked, driving under the influence of alcohol, disobeying a traffic control red light, illegal possession of alcoholic liquor by a driver, and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle when an officer observed the vehicle Pallanti was driving allegedly turned right onto Sauk Trail from Indianwood Boulevard without stopping at a solid red traffic signal, according to police.

Teodoro Ruiz, 41, a homeless man from Chicago, was arrested on January 6 after an officer investigated a report of harassment by telephone. Ruiz was charged with harassment through an electronic communications device.

Several boxes of candy were reported stolen from a business in the 400 block of Sauk Trail on January 6.

The rear window of a vehicle parked in the first block of South Orchard Drive was reported shattered on January 6. Police say the vandalism may have been a result of a verbal dispute between two co-workers over who ate the last serving of lasagna for lunch.