Park Forest Police Reports for July 5, 2010

Park Forest Police Station

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

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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Several bottles of liquor were reported stolen from a business in the first block of Main Street on June 27. The alleged offender is described as a white male wearing a green shirt, blue jeans, with a tan baseball cap.

A blue light-weight aluminum bicycle valued at $200 was reported stolen from the bike rack at the Park Forest Aqua Center on June 28. The bicycle had been locked to the bike rack, according to police.

Several classroom windows were reported broken at Indiana School, 165 Indiana Street, on June 28.

A resident reported to police at the Park Forest Police Department on June 30 that his debit card had been stolen and used to make an unauthorized purchase of $40.19 at a gas station in Chicago Heights.

LaQuinie L White, 18, 3 Antioch Pl., Park Forest, was arrested on June 28 and charged with one count of felony aggravated robbery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Arrowhead Street to investigate a sort of a robbery.

Jason D. Troutman, 27, 4839 Imperial Dr., Richton Park, and Latoya A. Isby, 18, 306 Wayne St., Park Forest, were arrested on June 28 and charged with criminal trespassing when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Walnut Street to investigate a report of an open door.

A package delivered to a residence in the 100 block of Warwick Street was reported stolen on June 29.

Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Minocqua Street on June 29 to investigate a report of residential burglary. A resident reported returning home and discovering that his front was open. He entered the residence and discovered that nothing was missing, according to police.

Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Shabbona Drive on June 29 to investigate a report of criminal damage to property. Residents reported returning home and discovering that unknown suspect(s) had forced entry to their residence by kicking in the rear door.

A 48-inch flat screen television valued at $1800, a Dell desktop computer valued at $1800, a cash box containing $20 currency and a Gateway desktop computer valued at $2000 were reported stolen from a business in the 300 block of Victory Drive on June 30. A glass door was smashed to gain entrance, according to police.

A juvenile was arrested on June 30 and charged with two counts of battery after an officer observed several juveniles in the area of Westgate Drive and Winnebago Street waving their arms trying to get his attention. The juvenile allegedly shot several other juveniles with a BB gun.

Two copper pipes were reported stolen from a business in the first block of Westwood Drive on July 1.

Five glass windows at Indiana School, 165 Indiana Street, were reported shot by pellet guns.

Earl W. Foley, 70, 104 Elm St., Park Forest, was arrested on July 1 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Elm Street to investigate a neighbor dispute involving parking space.

A Vizio 32-inch flatscreen television valued at $600, an Xbox 360 game system valued at $300, a Gateway computer monitor valued at $100, and numerous items of jewelry were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of East Sycamore Drive on July 1.

Errata: We erroneously reported in the prior incident that the thefts in the 100 block of East Sycamore Drive occurred on July 5. The thefts actually occurred on July 1. We regret the error and have changed the report.