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 22-inch Magnavox flat-screen television, a PlayStation 3 game console, and five PlayStation games, total value $1000, were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Arcadia Street on January 1.
Rodney T. Robinson, 27, 21 Vail Ave., Harvey, was arrested on January 1 and charged with a DUI, driving while license was suspended, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and parking where prohibited. Police were dispatched to the first block of Krotiak Street to investigate a loud noise complaint. They discovered Robinson sitting in his vehicle with the vehicle’s radio turned to the maximum volume setting. According to police, Robinson was apparently asleep with the keys in the ignition while the vehicle was running.
A 26-foot box truck was reported stolen from a business in the 2200 block of Western Avenue on January 2. The vehicle was recovered near 159th Street and Kedzie Street in Markham on January 4.
Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Juniper Street on January 2 to investigate a report of domestic violence. Police gathered evidence from the scene and have suspect information.
A resident told police on January 3 that he lost his wallet in 2007 which, at the time, contained his Illinois driver’s license and other forms of identification. He told police that he never filed a police report at that time, saying that he was young and did not realize he needed to file a report. Since that time, someone, apparently using his identification, received over 40 traffic citations using his name. He has since lost his Illinois driver’s license because of unpaid fines and penalties relating to this other person’s alleged violations. The resident is filing the report now, working with an attorney to reestablish his Illinois driver’s license.
Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on January 3 to investigate a domestic battery complaint. Police took information, have suspect information, and continue to investigate.
A black 2005 four-door Nissan Altima, Illinois registration 7645811, was reported stolen from the 200 block of Krotiak Street on January 4. The vehicle had been left outside to warm up, doors unlocked, keys in the ignition.
Police say a juvenile was playing with a lighter and hairspray in a bedroom of a residence in the 100 block of Chestnut Street on January 4, using the hairspray to ignite the flame. In doing so, he caused a bedroom wall to catch on fire. A resident at that address was able to use flour from the kitchen to put out the fire prior to the arrival of the Park Forest Fire Department. There were no arrests.
A 46-inch LG television and a 40-inch Toshiba flat-screen television were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Somonauk Street on January 4.
An officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on January 4 to investigate a claim of credit card fraud. A resident told police she checked her checking account via telephone and found that she had a negative balance of $961. She told police that her account should have had a positive balance. Upon investigation, she discovered an unauthorized transaction in the amount of $1000. The fraudulent transaction occurred via PayPal, according to the resident. Police continue to investigate.
An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Park Street to investigate a domestic battery incident on January 4. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.
Carlos D. White, 21, 211 Kentucky St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 5 and charged with possession of cannabis and issued a speeding ticket after an officer observed the vehicle White was driving exceed the speed limit on Western Avenue northbound from Main Street, according to police.
An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Main Street to investigate a telephone threat. A resident told an officer that he had received several text messages from an unknown person threatening to harm him and his vehicle. The person also demanded $2000 to leave him alone. Police have the phone number of the person who allegedly sent the texts and are investigating.
A stun gun valued at $100 was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Nauvoo Street on January 5.
Ervin T. Pearson, 52, 20316 Ithaca Rd., Olympia Fields, was arrested on January 6 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and processed on an outstanding warrant when he arrived at the Park Forest police station and asked to speak to an officer, relating that he wanted a ride to a South Suburban PADS homeless shelter. Police ran his name through leads and discovered a warrant out of Cook County.
Philip C. Walker, 52, 350 Juniper St., Apt. 304, Park Forest, was arrested on January 6 and charged with domestic battery and unlawful interference of the reporting of domestic violence when police responded to the 300 block of Juniper Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.
A red 1999 Toyota E, Illinois registration H709748, was reported stolen from the 200 block of Dogwood Street on January 6. The owner started the car to warm it up, left the keys in the vehicle with the doors unlocked, and entered her residence while warmed up. When she came back outside 10 minutes later, the car was gone.
And iPad 2 and a 50-inch flat-screen television were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of North Arbor Trail on January 6.
Timothy J. Paige, 25, 453 Lakewood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on January 6 and charged with class IV felony possession of cannabis with intent to deliver after a detective was conducting surveillance near Paige’s residence in an attempt to locate him because he was wanted for questioning in connection with another incident.
Tashia Wright, 37, 7559 S. Yates Blvd., Chicago, was arrested on January 6 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Illinois Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.
Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Arcadia Street on January 6 to investigate a report of a domestic dispute. A woman told police that her juvenile son informed her that, on three occasions, he had had sexual intercourse with an adult woman, a friend of the family. The woman stated she wished to pursue complaints against the alleged abuser. Detectives are investigating.
A window of a residence in the 300 block of Winona Street was reported shattered on January 6.
A resident told police on January 6 that her checking account had been accessed without her permission, with several charges going to Google.com. The resident stated that she was still in possession of her debit card and had not compromised her PIN number. Police are investigating.
A 1989 U-Haul trailer, Missouri trailer plate number 972076, was reported stolen on January 7. According to management at the facility in the 2200 block of Western Avenue, a man rented the truck on November 28, 2011, and never returned it. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.
Bianca M. Byrd, 23, 1814 W. 183rd St., Homewood, was arrested on January 7 and charged with two counts of misdemeanor aggravated assault when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street to investigate a report of a missing juvenile female.
Three juveniles told police on January 7 that, while standing at the corner of Nanti and Niagara Streets, a white Ford Crown Victoria with a spotlight and a temporary Illinois registration tag, stopped at the corner. The juveniles said a male black subject exited the vehicle, approached the boys and stated, "Turn around." One of them asked the subject, "Are you a police officer?" The subject then stated, "Turn the f*** around now." Fearing that the subject was not a police officer, the boys ran away. The juveniles describe the subject as a black male, early 20s, 6’1", weighing 180 pounds, with a goatee style beard, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and a black winter beanie-style hat.
A Toro 3.5 horsepower snow blower, valued at $100, was reported stolen from the 300 block of New Salem Street on January 8.
A window at Forest Trail Middle School, 215 Wilson Street, was reported shattered on January 9.
A juvenile was arrested on January 9 on a charge of aggravated assault after police were dispatched to the 300 block of Neola Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.
Raynard D. Hunt, 43, 2063 Lioncrest Dr., Richton Park, was arrested on January 10 and charged with theft when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Elm Street in reference to a report of theft.