Park Forest Police Reports for June 14, 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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Two electric bug lights were reported stolen from a residence in the 3300 block of Western Avenue on June 3.

Michael A. Ross, 22, 27 Leims Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on June 3 and charged with misdemeanor filing a false police report following an incident on June 2 when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department in reference to a report of a burglary from a motor vehicle.

Bryan L. Higgins, 27, 1101 Schilling Ave., Chicago Heights, was arrested on June 6 and charged with possession of cannabis and obstructed front side windows when detectives on patrol in the area of Route 30 and Orchard Drive observed the vehicle Higgins was driving had dark tint on the front side windows, according to police.

Ryan S. Cain, 20, 43 McCarthy Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on June 7 and charged with possession of cannabis and walking in the roadway when detectives on patrol in the area of McCarthy Road at Western Avenue observed two males walking in the roadway on McCarthy Road toward Western Avenue. According to police, both males turned north onto Western Avenue. One of them proceeded to walk northbound on the sidewalk while Cain was observed walking in the middle of Western Avenue in a lane designated for turning vehicles, according to police.

The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Sauganash Street was reported shattered on June 7.

A 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Illinois registration 5943380, was reported stolen from the front of a residence in the 400 block of Titonka Street on June 7.

The in-dash radio and two 12-inch gray Alpine speakers were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the first block of Birch Street on June 7. The front passenger window of the vehicle had been shattered.

A 1000 watt Party Pack Pepboys subwoofer valued at $210 and a Nextar GPS unit valued at $120 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Oswego Street on June 7. The front driver side window of the vehicle had been shattered.

Three juveniles were arrested on June 7 and charged with aggravated battery and one count of felony mob action when police were dispatched to investigate a report of battery at Nauvoo Street and Shabbona Drive. Police say when they arrived, they found a male juvenile standing in Nauvoo Street, his face and shirt covered in what appeared to be wet blood, with an apparent laceration underneath his left eye. According to police, the juvenile was walking back and forth and appeared confused. When asked what happened, he stated he did not know. When advised by witnesses that he was involved in a fight, he stated, "I was in a fight?" The victim was treated at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights where he received six stitches for the laceration underneath his left eye, abrasions to his left elbow and right knee, and a head injury which may have affected the brain, according to police. Another juvenile was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis following the investigation of this incident.

Evans F. Duvilaire, 23, 115 Hemlock St., Park Forest, was arrested on June 7 and charged with possession of cannabis when police observed an occupied vehicle parked in Court H-6, at a location of a recent daytime burglary, according to police. The vehicle Duvilaire was in was seized and towed, according to police.

A juvenile was arrested on June 8 and charged with criminal trespass to a motor vehicle when police responded to the 100 block of East Sycamore Drive in reference to a report of motor vehicle theft.

A 2002 dark blue Cadillac Deville, Illinois registration 4342120, was reported stolen from the 100 block of Nanti Street on June 8.

Joey M. Montgomery, 19, 1405 Ambassador Ln., Ford Heights, and Randolph Holmes, Jr., 21, 43 E. 162nd Pl., South Holland, were arrested on June 8 and charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street in reference to a report of suspicious activity. Holmes was additionally charged with misdemeanor obstruction of a peace officer, according to police. Police recovered two firearms, ammunition, and $340 in counterfeit US currency, according to police.

A 2006 14 ft. Ford TK1 U-HAUL truck was reported stolen from the U-Haul Shop at 18 North Street on June 7.

A juvenile was arrested on June 8 and charged with possession of cannabis and resisting a peace officer when police observed suspicious activity in the 300 block of Sauk Trail on June 8.

Approximately $6000 in miscellaneous jewelry, necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Shabbona Dr. on June 9. Additionally, police report that a white four-year-old male Mi-Ki dog named “Gizmo,” valued at $1500 was also taken from the residence.

Tanya C. Pierce, 461 Lakewood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on June 9 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the first block of North Orchard Drive to investigate a report of a disturbance.

A black 32-inch flat-screen RCA television valued at $600 and a PlayStation 3 game system valued at $300 were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street on June 10.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with battery when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Indianwood Drive to investigate a complaint of a disturbance.

A window of a residence in the 100 block of Algonquin Street was shattered by a brick on June 11. Police continue to investigate.

The front driver’s side tire of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Blackhawk Drive was reported slashed on June 11.

Kevin Yank Spencer, 20, 14335 Cottage Grove Ave., Dolton, was arrested on June 11 and charged with possession of cannabis and identification obstruction when police observed suspicious activity in the area of Lakewood Boulevard and Westwood Drive. According to police, when first asked his name, Spencer allegedly provided a false name.

Isaih M. Garcia, 21, 330 Niagara St., Park Forest, was arrested on June 12 and charged with felony unlawful use of a credit/debit card when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a report of fraud.  The complainant reported that her bank account was approximately $700 overdrawn, and she discovered several transactions at Park Forest businesses that had been made fraudulently, according to police.  Police responded to several local businesses in the course of their investigation prior to identifying Garcia on video surveillance, according to police.