Park Forest Police Reports for January 3, 2011

Park Forest Police Station
The Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)–Editor’s Note: This week’s reports are a bit shorter because last week’s were published at mid-week because of the Christmas holiday.

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.

An arrest does not mean that a person is guilty. All those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. It is the policy of eNews Park Forest to not remove items in the public record from publication. If your name is listed in the police reports, we will only add information relevant to the final disposition of the case at hand, e.g. "Mr. Smith was subsequently acquitted," "Mr. Smith entered a guilty plea," or "All charges against Mr. Smith were subsequently dropped." We will do so upon receiving and verifying proof of such disposition.

Persons wishing to leave anonymous information on any criminal matters including narcotics or gang activity are encouraged to call 708-748-1309 and leave a message on Detective Beilke’s voice mail.

A backpack containing a credit card and a mobile phone valued at $300 were reported stolen from the gym at Forest Trail Middle School on December 22.

A package of condoms was reported stolen from a business in the first block of South Orchard Drive on December 28.

A flat-screen television valued at $800, a Sanyo HDTV LCD/DVD 26-inch combination flat-screen television valued at $300, a Panasonic 42-inch flat-screen television valued at $800, and a Nintendo Wii game system valued at $200 were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Shabbona Dr. on December 28.

Fallon P. Roberson, 29, 336 Blackhawk Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on December 28 and charged with possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Blackhawk Drive in reference to a report of a disturbance. While en route to the call, officers were advised that a warrant had been issued by the United States Army for Roberson on a charge of desertion.

Two juveniles were arrested on December 29 and processed on a charge of disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street to investigate a report of and unlawful use of the weapon. One of the juveniles was also charged with possession of a "look-alike" substance. Police said the second juvenile had pieces of an off- white substance in a plastic bag which was actually pieces of soap. According to police, the soap had the appearance of crack cocaine. The juvenile denied that he was intending to sell the soap.

Michael A. Smith, 48, 3133 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on December 31 and charged with a violation of an order of protection when police were dispatched to the 3100 block of Western Avenue in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance.