Park Forest Police Reports for July 19, 2010

Park Forest Police Station

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

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Two juveniles were arrested on July 8 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Aqua Center, 30 N. Orchard Dr., to investigate a robbery complaint.

A juvenile was arrested on July 9 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to the first block of Indianwood Boulevard to investigate a battery incident.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on July 9 to investigate a report of fraud. A resident reported two payments in the amount of five dollars each were made on her charge card to a political organization without her permission.

The owner of a dog in the 200 block of Somonauk Drive was issued a municipal tickets after the owner’s dog bit a postal carrier on July 10. The animal was transported to Forest South Animal Hospital for a 10-day rabies and temperament evaluation, after which a determination would be made at the hospital as to whether the animal would be destroyed. This was the third bite incident involving this animal, according to police.

Zachery R. Denison, 19, 6010 Industrial Dr., Monee, and William J. Zavorski, 19, 6100 Industrial Dr., Monee, were arrested on July 10 and charged with retail theft when police were dispatched to Walgreens Drug Store, 15 S. Orchard Dr., to investigate a report of retail theft in progress. The pair allegedly had candy they had not paid for, valued at $51.06, on their persons when police apprehended them, according to police.

Two juveniles were arrested on July 10 and charged with possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Elm Street to conduct a premise exam. Police reported observing two male white subjects sitting in a parked vehicle smoking what appeared to be rolled cigar paper filled with cannabis, according to police.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Nanti Street on July 12 to investigate a report of criminal damage to property. A resident reported hearing breaking glass from the rear of another residence. Police observed pry marks on the front door and door frame of the residence and observed that the back door had been forced open. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Ismael Romero, 29, 3030 Commercial Ave., S. Chicago Heights, was arrested on July 12 and charged with driving on a revoked license, possession of cannabis, driving with no insurance, and driving without a seatbelt when detectives on patrol traveling eastbound on 26th Street observed a vehicle turned onto 26th Street from Ash Street and observed that the driver allegedly wore no seatbelt, according to police.

Police observed gang graffiti on the sidewalk on the west side of the Aqua Center on July 12. Park Forest Department of Public Works was notified of the incident and advised they would remove the graffiti.

An iPod Touch music player and blue Polaroid digital camera were reported stolen from a bag left under a chair at the Park Forest Aqua Center on July 12.

A purse was reported stolen from under a chair at the Park Forest Aqua Center on July 12.

Carmen A. Harvey, 41, 346 Waverly St., Park Forest, was arrested on July 13 and charged with domestic battery bodily harm and domestic battery of a provoking nature when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Waverly Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Raisheionna B. Murphy, 19, 918 Morningside Ln., University Park, was arrested on July 13 and charged with retail theft when police were dispatched to a business in the 100 block of Orchard Drive to investigate a report of a retail theft in progress.

Jacari J. Dismukes, 19, 108 Westwood Dr., Park Foreset, was arrested on July 13 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of cannabis when detectives on patrol on North Street observed Dismukes walking, recognized him, knowing that Dismukes had an active warrant for his arrest by the Park Forest Police Department, according to police. Police discovered a second warrant for his arrest by the Cook County Sheriff’s Police when they took him into custody.

Jeannine A. Toepper, 45, homeless, was arrested on July 13 and charged with criminal trespass to a residence, possession of cannabis, and unlawful production of a cannabis sativa plant when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Minocqua Street to assist the Park Forest Building Department, which was conducting a premise exam. Toepper was discovered living inside a residence that was marked vacant, according to police.

A Sony PlayStation 3, valued at $399.99, a Sony PlayStation 2, valued at $150, four PlayStation 2 video games, valued between $30 and $40 each, a PlayStation 3 video game valued at $50, a DVD/CD case containing approximately 50 DVDs, each valued between $10 and $25, and a safe were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Sauk Court on July 13.

The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Winona Street was reported shattered on July 13.

A stove was reported stolen from the kitchen of a residence in the 200 block of Arcadia Street on July 14. The vacant rental property also had $2500 in damages to the drywall, according to police.

Several thousand dollars worth of jewelry were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Elm Street on July 14.

Lonnie S. Hardy, 28, 29 Denise Ct., Matteson, was arrested on July 14 and charged with disorderly conduct, false police report, when police were dispatched at 3:48 a.m. to the first block of Fir Street to investigate a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. Police say Hardy was visibly intoxicated and provided them conflicting accounts as to what happened. While speaking with police, a vehicle was observed driving east on Fir Street, suddenly turning into court E-10. Hardy allegedly stated, "That’s him. That’s his car."

Jerry P. Taylor, Jr., 24, 210 Park Ln., Sauk Village, was arrested on July 14 and charged with possession of cannabis, driving while license revoked, driving without a valid insurance, and driving without headlights when required when police were dispatched at 3:48 a.m. to the first block of Fir Street to investigate a report of an armed robbery. While speaking with the victim, one of the officers observed the vehicle Taylor was driving traveling eastbound on Fir Street allegedly without any headlights.

A 1994 white and orange 5′ x 8′ International Trailer was reported stolen from a business in the first block of North Street on July 14.

A purse was reported stolen from a woman in the 300 block of South Orchard Dr. on July 14. The woman said the alleged offender was her son, according to police.

A Magellan GPS unit valued at $90 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Winnemac Street on July 14. The front passenger-side window of the vehicle was also shattered.

A silver-colored Apple Mac Book laptop computer, valued at $1167.40, was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Juniper Street on July 14.

A Pyle in-dash stereo valued at $450, a Viper 12 watt amplifier valued at $175, and two large gray speakers valued at $200 each were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Indiana Street on July 14. The driver’s side back door window was reported shattered.

A girl’s 20-inch BMX style bicycle, pink in color with the words "Pretty in pink" on the crossbar, was reported stolen from the 100 block of Westwood Drive on July 14.

Gregory A. Shurn, 39, 223 Nauvoo St., Park Forest, was arrested on July 14 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Nauvoo Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

An unknown subject(s) spray-painted the letter "M" on the "No Parking”  sign in front of a residence in the 300 block of Miami Street on July 6.

Johnny M. Foy, 28, 55 N. Arbor Trail, #406, Park Forest, was arrested on July 16 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the first block of North Arbor Trail to investigate a domestic battery complaint.

A juvenile was arrested and processed on one count of assault when police were dispatched to Park Forest Academy, 375 Oswego Street, to investigate a report of assault.

A door to a detached garage of a residence in the 100 block of Nanti Street was reported kicked in on July 17.

The front and back passenger-side tires of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Main Street were reported slashed on July 17.

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