Park Forest Police Reports for June 20, 2011

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

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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A G-Shock watch worth $300, a gold chain worth $1,500, a gold men’s bracelet worth $2,500, a handheld PSP game unit valued at $300, a black 27-inch LCD Vizio TV valued at $350, a black 37-inch LCD Vizio TV valued at $500, and a black 42-inch Vizio LCD TV valued at $800 were reported stolen from a residence in the 3400 block of Western Avenue on June 10.

Two flat-screen televisions and a laptop computer were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Nanti Street on June 11.

A 1988 white Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, license #K157668, was reported stolen from the 100 block of Main Street on June 12.

Two juveniles were arrested on June 13 and issued municipal citations charging trespassing when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Minocqua Street to investigate a report of suspicious persons.

A resident told police on June 13 that an unauthorized transaction in the amount of $366.19 at a Kmart in Detroit, Michigan, was made on her debit account. She told police that she had been advised in early June that her credit information had been hacked and that she should watch her credit.

A Dell computer tower valued at $300, a black 42-inch LG flat-screen television valued at $1449.95, a PlayStation 3 valued at $600, two PlayStation 3 games valued at $60, a black flat-screen 19-inch Dell computer monitor valued at $350 were reported stolen from a residence in the 3000 block of Western Avenue on June 13.

A silver 2003 Mazda MVP Van, license number J754950, was reported stolen from the 200 block of Sauk Trail on June 13.

A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 211th St. Metra lot on June 13.

Devontray Melton, 18, 416 Rutledge St., Park Forest, was arrested on June 14 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when an officer patrolling in the 400 block of Rutledge Street observed a vehicle parked on the roadway facing traffic.

Officers were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on June 13 to investigate a report of criminal sexual assault. Police say a woman told them that while she was walking in the parking lot of court H-5 on Hemlock Street, a man approached her from behind, grabbed her, threw her to the ground, and sexually assaulted her. Police took a suspect into custody and continue to investigate.

Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Titonka Street at 4:43 a.m. on June 15 to investigate a report of an unknown male subject inside a house. A resident told them that she was asleep in her bedroom when she was awakened by the storm. She got out of bed, walked out of her bedroom to use the restrooms, when she saw a male subject walking down the hallway who she thought was her son. When she turned the corner, she saw that the front door was partially open with a male subject standing in the door facing her. With no lights on in the residence and still thinking that the subject was her son, the woman went to the door to open it, at which point the man grabbed her hand and shook it. At that moment she realized he was wearing gloves, realized it was not her son, and started to scream. The subject ran out the door and fled. Police continue to investigate.

A window of a residence in the 500 block of Illinois Street was shattered by an egg on June 15.

A 52-inch Samsung flat-screen HDTV, a 42-inch Insignia flat-screen TV, a 19-inch black Insignia flat-screen TV, an Apple iPad 2, a black Toshiba laptop computer, a PlayStation 3 game system, two PlayStation controllers, four Nintendo Wii controllers, several Nintendo Wii video games, a PlayStation game and a queen-sized bedspread were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of East Sycamore Drive on June 15.

A neon blue and yellow Huffy bicycle valued at $100 was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Sauk Trail on June 15.

A blue and silver Vertical PK mountain bicycle valued at $150 was reported stolen from the 200 block of Rich Road on June 16.

A resident told police on June 16 that, sometime near the end of April of this year, she was approached at a residence by an unknown woman with her son and asked if she would place an order for cookies. She was told the cookie sale was part of a fundraiser being held for students at Mohawk School. She was told the cookies were supposed to arrive in mid-May. When they did not arrive, she contacted the woman via telephone and was told that there was a problem with the order and the cookies would arrive at the end of May. When the cookies did not arrive, she contacted Mohawk School and was told that all orders for cookies had been fulfilled and there were no outstanding orders. Police attempted to contact the woman at the number she gave the victim, but the number had been disconnected.

A green iPod valued at $200 and a silver iPod valued at $100 were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Hickory Street on June 16.

Copper pipes were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of McCarthy Street on June 16.

A juvenile was arrested on June 17 and charged with two counts of battery and resisting a peace officer when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Sauk Trail in reference to a report of a disturbance.

A woman told police on June 17 that while walking in Court G-5 at approximately 4 p.m., a man ran up to her and punched her in the right cheek with a closed fist. The woman said she fell to the ground and the suspect stood over her when an unknown vehicle drove into the area and the suspect fled on foot toward Indianwood Boulevard. She described the alleged assailant as a skinny black male with a dirty white T-shirt, blue jeans and short hair.