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 brown and orange boy’s Next dirt bike with spoke rims and a green and silver boys Next dirt bike with spoke rims were reported stolen from the first block of Main Street on June 14.
Kevin R. Wells, 25, 3236 Western Ave., Apt. 3236, was arrested on June 18 and charged with driving while license was revoked, speeding over the posted limit, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and unlawful use of a weapon when an officer conducting radar patrolling in the area of Western Avenue and 26th Street observed that the vehicle Wells was driving was traveling northbound on Western Avenue at 45 mph in a 35 mph hour zone, according to police.
A white Kenmore refrigerator and a white Kenmore stove were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Gentry Street on June 18.
A juvenile was arrested on June 19 and held for possible petitioning on a domestic battery charge when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Lakewood Boulevard to investigate a report of a possible fight in progress.
Police determined that someone gained entry to a residence in the 300 block of Gettysburg Street on June 18. Nothing was reported missing from the residence. Police continue to investigate.
Two juveniles were arrested on June 18 and issued municipal citations charging possession of stolen property when police were dispatched to the 2500 block of Western Avenue in reference to a report of a disturbance. The juveniles allegedly took bicycles belonging to other children.
Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Winnebago Street on June 19 to investigate a report of a residential burglary. The report stated that an unknown subject had entered the back door of a residence in that block. Nothing was reported missing from the residence.
A cell phone valued at $50, six PlayStation 3 video games valued at $50 each, a desktop computer screen valued at $300, and a laptop computer valued at $1000 were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Ash Street on June 19.
The well window of a residence in the first block of Hemlock Street was reported shattered on June 20.
The back driver’s side window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Indianwood Boulevard was reported shattered on June 21.
Five windows were reported shattered and the gas meter was reported stolen from a business building in the 2500 block of Western Avenue on June 21.
A 60-inch Mitsubishi television was reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Woodland Glen on June 21.
A heating coil was reported stolen from the inside of a furnace of a residence in the first block of Monee Road on June 21.
A cell phone valued at $125 was reported stolen from a patron at the Park Forest Aqua Center on June 21.
A teal colored Kensington mountain bike valued at $150 was reported stolen from the first block of West Rocket Circle on June 21.
Copper pipes and the heater core of a Bryant furnace were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Indianwood Boulevard on June 21.
A bedroom door was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Arcadia Street on June 23.
Police discovered gang graffiti on an IDOT power box at the intersection of Western Avenue and Illinois Street on January 23. Employees from the Department of Public Works were notified to remove the graffiti.
A juvenile was arrested on June 24 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Blackhawk Drive to investigate a report of individuals running through back yards.