Park Forest Police Reports for January 18, 2010

Park Forest Police Station

The Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: Wendy Heise)

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Marques B. Garnett, 26, 19421 Cypress Ave., Country Club Hills, was arrested on January 8 and charged with possession of cannabis, obstructing identification, and processed on a warrant out of Richton Park when police stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of Miami Street which earlier had allegedly turned east onto Sauk Trail without signaling. Garnett was a passenger in the vehicle.

Martise S. Brown, 32, 4435 Balmoral Dr., Richton Park, was arrested on January 8 and charged with possession of cannabis after police executed a search warrant at that address.

A Magellan GPS valued at $499, a blue camera case containing a digital camera and a jar of assorted candy were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Main Street on January 9. Access was gained to the vehicle by shattering the front passenger door window, according to police.

Bianca C. Brown, 27, 22314 Piccadilly Ct., Richton Park, was arrested on January 9 and charged with failing to signal a lane change, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and possession of cannabis when an officer observed the vehicle Brown was driving northbound on Western Avenue make several lane changes without signaling, according to police.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on January 9 to investigate a fraud complaint, a resident reported requesting and receiving several online loans from various companies over the past several months, and then noticed receiving a deposit and several withdrawals from his checking account from a company that he had not applied to for any loans. He came to police when he learned that his checking account was overdrawn.

Roosevelt Brown, 30, 3004 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on January 10 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 3000 block of Western Avenue to investigate a report of the sounds of a male beating a female inside a residence.

Two tires of a vehicle parked in the 2800 block of Western Avenue were reported slashed on January 10. The owner reported that two weeks earlier three tires on the same vehicle had been slashed.

James C. Palmer, 28, 533 Antietam St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 10 and charged with resisting a peace officer when police were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of Antietam Street in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance.

Chiedu H. Nwaokai, 22, 3442 S. Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on January 10 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the 3400 block of Western Avenue to investigate a neighbor dispute.

Ricardo L. Rodgers, 24, 321 Douglas St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 10 and charged with possession of cannabis and issued a traffic citation charging failure to wear a seatbelt when detectives at the intersection of Orchard Drive and North Street observed Rodgers in the passenger seat of the vehicle not wearing a seatbelt, according to police.

The front license plate of a vehicle parked in the 23400 block of South Western Avenue was reported stolen on January 10.

A juvenile was arrested on January 10 and charged with theft, burglary to motor vehicle, and processed for two active Cook County Juvenile Warrants when police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Lester Drive to follow up on an investigation of a recent report of burglary to motor vehicle.

Chauncey Thomas, 28, 124 Lester Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on January 11 and charged with possession of cannabis and no rear registration light when detectives patrolling in the area of Allegheny Street and 26th Street observed that the vehicle Thomas was driving had no rear registration light, according to police.

A basement window of a residence in the 400 block of Gettysburg Street was discovered shattered on January 11 when police were dispatched to that residence to investigate a report of an activated residential burglary alarm. After further investigation, it was determined that entry had not been gained to the residence.

Three hundred fifty dollars in United States currency was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Orchard Drive on January 11. According to police, a resident answered his front door at approximately 1:39 PM and was greeted by a light-skinned Hispanic male between 33 and 38 years old with a “white fu-man-chu style” mustache, according to police. The man identified himself as a ComEd contractor and needed to speak with the homeowner. The resident and the man then walked to the rear of the residence where the resident was given an explanation of the process in which the work would be done. Upon reentering his residence, the man discovered sweaters had been removed from a dresser drawer and placed onto the bed. While the resident and the contractor were talking in the backyard, an unknown subject(s) had entered the residence through the front door, according to police.

Police were dispatched to the first block of Ash Street on January 11 to investigate a report of identity theft. A resident reported that someone had attempted to use his bank debit card to make an online purchase of $343.31 through T-Mobile, according to police. The resident reported that when he discovered a debit, he immediately notified his bank, the transaction was stopped and the money was returned to his account. Police continue to investigate.

A juvenile was arrested on January 12 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Indianwood Boulevard to investigate a report of a fight.

A silver and gray Toshiba laptop computer valued at $1200, a Kodak EasyShare digital camera valued at $200, a Canon digital camera valued at $250, a Toshiba 32-inch flat-screen television valued at $800, and a gold St. Xavier University ring valued at $800 were reported stolen from a residence in the 23400 block of South Western Avenue on January 12.

Police were dispatched to the 23400 block of South Western Avenue on January 13 to investigate a report of pry marks discovered on the door jam area of a front door.

A Pioneer CD/radio/MP3 player valued at $99 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at the Metra parking lot, 520 Homan Ave., on January 13.

Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Shabbona Drive on January 14 to investigate a residential burglary complaint. A side window of the house had been broken and the back door had been kicked several times, according to police. Nothing appeared to be missing from the residence.

Three juveniles were arrested and charged with battery when police were dispatched to Park Forest Academy, 375 Oswego St., Park Forest, on January 15 to investigate a report of battery.

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