Park Forest Police Reports for June 28, 2010

Park Forest Police Station

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

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A Nintendo Wii game system valued at $200, a PlayStation 3 game system valued at $300, and a black and white graffiti backpack valued at $10 were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Liems Road on June 18.

A Tom-Tom GPS unit valued at $150 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Wilson Street on June 18.

The windshield of a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Todd Street was reported shattered on June 18.

Three dollars in change were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at the Metra Commuter Parking Lot, 520 Homan Avenue, on June 18. The driver’s side door lock of the vehicle was broken and the steering column was slightly peeled away, according to police.

Eva M. Jackson, 35, 315 Waldman Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on June 19 and issued a citation charging disorderly conduct after police were dispatched to that address three times to investigate alleged loud noise complaints of music coming from the backyard of the residence. After the second visit, police say they warned that if they had to return because of loud music again, necessary citations would be issued, possibly amounting to a fine of $750. Police say the music was audible several hundred feet from a residence.

A 58-inch Panasonic television valued at $2400 was reported stolen from a residence in the 23400 block of Western Avenue on June 20. Police were dispatched to another residence in the 23400 block of Western Avenue on June 20 to investigate a complaint of residential burglary. Nothing was reported missing from the second residence. Police continue to investigate.

An Extreme Vision DVD/CD AM/FM stereo valued at $300, and a cell phone charger valued at $10 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at the Metra Commuter Parking Lot, 520 Homan Avenue, on June 23. The front driver’s side door window had been shattered, according to police.

The in-dash touch-screen DVD player/radio was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Washington Street on June 20.

A juvenile was arrested on June 21 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Indianwood Boulevard to investigate a report of battery.

The driver’s side rear tire of a vehicle in the 300 block of Marquette Street was reported slashed on June 21. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Two ladies bicycles valued at $75 each were reported stolen from the 100 block of Birch Street on June 21.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on June 21 to investigate a report of robbery. Two teenagers related that they were in the rear parking lot of a business on South Orchard Drive when they were attacked and robbed by two unknown offenders. Police continue to investigate.

Daniel H.C. Robinson,  21, 2411 Butterfield, #514, Richton Park, was arrested on June 21 and charged with possession of cannabis and issued traffic citations charging improper lane usage and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. An officer observed the vehicle Robinson was driving allegedly across the white dashed line on Orchard Drive several times after turning from North Street.

An American Standard air-conditioning condenser valued at $1000 was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Winnebago Street on June 22.

A vehicle reported stolen from the Metra Commuter Parking Lot, 520 Homan Avenue, on June 22, was found and towed by the Chicago Heights Police Department after the vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run accident in Chicago Heights. Chicago Heights police related that the vehicle had a key in the ignition and there was no damage to the steering column. The owner was advised of the status of the vehicle.

An old furnace in poor condition was reportedly stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Sioux Street on June 23. The residence is HUD-owned, according to police.

Randy D. Brown, 19, 1024 Abbott Lane, University Park, was arrested on June 23 and charged with one felony count of burglary when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Aqua Center, 30 N. Orchard Dr., at approximately 12:23 a.m., to investigate a report of a burglary in progress. Police say they recovered eight bottles of Gatorade, six bags of chips, and one pizza from a backpack.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the first block of Hemlock Street, Court H-6, to investigate a report of domestic battery on June 23. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Andre D. Ferguson, 40, 41 McCarthy St., Park Forest, was arrested on June 21 and charged with possession of cannabis, obstruction, disobeying a stop sign, drivers license not on person, and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle when an officer on patrol observed the vehicle Ferguson was driving allegedly  disregard the stop sign at Algonquin Street when turning northbound onto Western Avenue. Ferguson was turned over to the Chicago Police Department because police discovered that his driver’s license had an alert through the CPD. A passenger in the vehicle, Jeremy Hoskins, 22, 58 Marquette St., Park Forest, was also arrested and charged with possession of cannabis and obstruction. Hoskins was also processed on an outstanding warrant out of Matteson, Illinois.

A purple 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan, Illinois registration #8633701, was reported stolen from th 400 block of Hamlin Street on June 24.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on June 24 to investigate a report of fraud. A resident discovered unauthorized charges on a checking account. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

A silver and blue Mongoose bicycle valued at $100 was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Fir Street on June 24.

A bedroom window of a residence in the first block of Cherry Street was reported shattered on June 25.

A black Toshiba laptop computer, a beige canvas bag containing 10 Sony silver 1.4 megapixel digital cameras, and a leather bag containing an I-Pass, a Magellan GPS unit, and other items were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Wildwood Drive on June 25. A 4 GB silver iPod and a PlayStation portable game system were reported stolen from another vehicle parked at the same residence.

The front living room window of a residence in the 200 block of Arcadia Street was reported shattered on June 25.

Curtis A. Neely, 37, 302 Sheridan St., Park Forest, was arrested on June 25 and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and issued two citations charging illegally tinted front windows in his vehicle, and driving while license was suspended when an officer on patrol in the Eastgate subdivision of Park Forest observed that the vehicle he was driving  had tinted front windows, according to police.

Darius J. Long, 18, 457 Talala St., Park Forest, was arrested on June 26 and charged with obstructing a peace officer and obstructing person in the roadway when an officer on patrol on Allegheny Street observed Long allegedly walking in the roadway in the officer’s lane of traffic, according to police.

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