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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Special thanks to Ken and Sue Kramer who proofread these reports each and every week.
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Park Forest police are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl. The incident allegedly happened in the 100 block of North Arbor Trail in early July. The alleged offender is an 18-year-old male.
Anissa F. Reynolds, 40, 3406 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on July 17 and charged with disorderly conduct and filing a false police report, when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a report of a robbery.
Freddie R. Lay, 19, 306 Illinois St., Park Forest, was arrested on July 17 and charged with walking in the roadway and resisting a peace officer when a detective on patrol in the area of Illinois Street and Indiana Street observed Lay standing in the street in the 300 block of Illinois Street. Lay allegedly refused to move out of the street when told to do so by the detective. At the police station, Lay allegedly stated, “I’m going to look up on the Internet where that cop lives and pay his family a visit,” according to police. The incident occurred just after 9:30 p.m.
Damar E. Buckner, 24, 23016 Lakeshore Dr., Richton Park, and Joshua E. Mecum, 19, 9 Monee Ct., Park Forest, were arrested on July 17 and charged with possession of cannabis when a detective responded to a business in the 300 block of Sauk Trail to assist an officer who had stopped two vehicles in the parking lot.
John R. Guillermo, 39, 321 Somonauk St., Park Forest, was arrested on July 18 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Somonauk Street to investigate a report of domestic battery in progress. Police say that when they arrived, Guillermo exited the home and approached the officers. He allegedly refused to answer any questions and voluntarily turned around, placing his hands behind his back as if to be handcuffed, according to police. Police say he appeared to be highly intoxicated.
Enrique Hernandez, 41, 33 Cedar St., Park Forest, was arrested on July 18 and charged with criminal trespass to land when police were dispatched to the area of Dogwood Street at Court D-9 to investigate a complaint of criminal trespass to land.
A stolen red and black Yamaha YFZ450 ATV was located in the 100 block of Nanti Street on July 18.
A resident reported interrupting a burglary to her vehicle in the first block of Rocket Circle on July 18. According to police, the resident told them that she had been sleeping in her house when she heard her dog barking. She opened her front door and observed that the front passenger-side window of a vehicle had been broken in. She observed an African American man, approximately 6’3", 200 pounds, wearing dark pants and a purple shirt with orange and yellow writing on it walking northbound on Rocket Circle from her driveway with what appeared to be a speaker box from her vehicle. She said she yelled at him and the subject dropped the speaker box and began running northbound on Rocket Circle. The resident recovered another item that had been taken from her vehicle. Police responded to her residence at 5:33 a.m. and continue to investigate.
Eric King, 47, 1433 Regent Ln., Ford Heights, was arrested on July 18 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 200 block of South Orchard Drive to investigate a report of an attempted burglary that had just occurred.
A juvenile was arrested on July 19 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the Central Park tennis courts in reference to a disorderly conduct report. Two women reported that while they were playing tennis, the juvenile walked across the court while they were playing. After asking him not to walk across the court, the youth allegedly began to yell and use profanity toward the two women. One of the women called police.
An Avaco BMX bicycle, valued at $150, was reported stolen on July 19 by a juvenile in the 200 block of Wilson Street near the Skate Park.
David Valadez, 48, 41 Ash St., Park Forest, was arrested on July 20 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the first block of Ash Street in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance.
Three windows of a mobile classroom at Blackhawk School were reported shattered by rocks on July 20.
Kameron M. Moore, 18, homeless, was arrested on July 20 and charged with retail theft when police were dispatched to Walgreens Pharmacy, 15 South Orchard Dr., to investigate a report of retail theft.
A 42-inch Philips TV valued at $400, a black rack for the television valued at $90, a 22-inch Philips TV valued at $200, two Magnavox DVD players valued at $29 each, an Xbox game system valued at $300, four Xbox games valued at $30 each, a Hewlett-Packard 10-inch laptop computer valued at $200, a jewelry box valued at $20, a one carat white gold engagement ring valued at $1000, a 27-inch Philips LCD television valued at $348, a Samsung digital camera valued at $150, a Philips 22-inch LCD television valued at $200, and a Hewlett-Packard 10-inch laptop computer valued at $200 were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Shawnee Street on July 21.
A Kenwood in-dash CD player in a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Osage Street was reported damaged on July 22. Police were not able to determine how the suspect(s) gained entry to the vehicle.
The rear license plate of a vehicle parked in the 22300 block of Central Park Avenue was reported stolen on July 23.
Anthony R. Quintos, 20, 22985 Eastwind Dr., Richton Park, was arrested on July 24 and charged with speeding, no insurance, driving while license revoked, obstructing police, resisting police, and battery when an officer on stationary radar patrol at Indiana Street and Route 30 observed that the vehicle Quintos was driving was traveling 60 mph in a posted 40 mph zone, according to police.