Park Forest Police Reports for March 1, 2010

Park Forest Police Station

The Park Forest Police Station in winter. (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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Police were dispatched to the first block of Waverly Court on February 17 to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. Police spoke with the victim who related an account of alleged criminal sexual assault. Police arrested a suspect in that case on February 18. Charges are pending.

Police were dispatched to the 7-Eleven store in the 400 block of Sauk Trail on February 19 just before 1:30 a.m. To investigate a report of aggravated domestic battery. Police took a suspect into custody.

Larry D. Hodges, 49, 221 Illinois St., Park Forest, was arrested on February 19 and charged with failure to provide information after striking an object. Police were dispatched to Walgreens Pharmacy, 15 S. Orchard Dr., on a report that a vehicle had struck a wall of the building and left the scene in an unknown direction.

A resident reported buying an iced tea at a business in the 400 block of Sauk Trail on February 17. When she broke the seal on the bottle and opened it, she told police that the drink smelled funny. After she consumed a small amount of the iced tea, she told police that she thought it might contain alcohol. She contacted the Cook County Health Department to file a complaint about the iced tea. The officer tested the iced tea, which registered a .092 concentration of alcohol. The iced tea was sealed and transported to the FDA Crime Lab by Community Service Officer Jachymiak.

Two juveniles were arrested on February 20 and charged with criminal trespass to state supported property when police were dispatched to Illinois School, 210 Illinois Street, to investigate an alarm call.

Reuben F. Goodwin, Jr., 21, 3861 Marilyn Dr., Richton Park, was arrested on February 20 and charged with delivery of tobacco to minors and unlawful use of a weapon. Detectives were on patrol outside a business in the 300 block of Sauk Trail when they observed Goodwin allegedly going to the store and purchase two cigars for juveniles, according to police. Another officer initiated a traffic stop on Goodwin’s vehicle after he left the store. Goodwin volunteered to police that there was a gun in the car inside a locked box. The box had a combination lock on it, according to police. Goodwin advised that he had bought the gun for his protection and thought it was legal to transport the gun if it was in a locked box. According to police, due to his cooperation and lack of criminal history, it was determined that he would be issued municipal citations charging delivery of tobacco to minors and unlawful use of a weapon. Police advised him on how to legally transport the firearm.

Ester L. Davis Jr., 30, 336 Wildwood Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on February 21 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Wildwood Drive to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

Lamont V. Taylor, 37, 55 N. Arbor Trail #313, Park Forest, was arrested on February 21 and charged with domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of domestic battery when police were dispatched to the first block of North Arbor Trail to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

William J. Nielsen, 21, 269 Park Terrace, South Chicago Heights, was arrested on February 21 and issued municipal citations charging no rear registration light and possession of cannabis. Detectives were monitoring a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street that was a location known for drug sales, according to police. Police say they observed a truck driven by Nielsen enter the driveway of that residence, observed a man leave the truck, enter the residence for approximately 1 minute, and then reenter the truck, according to police. Police stopped the vehicle on 26th Street near Sauk Lake. A juvenile passenger in the vehicle was also charged with possession of cannabis.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Minocqua Street to investigate a report of criminal sexual assault. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

A Nintendo Wii game system valued at $200 was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Mantua Street on February 22.

Terrance M. Hall, 21, 327 Oakwood St., Park Forest, was arrested on February 24 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of cannabis when the South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT) executed a search warrant at that address shortly after 6:30 a.m.

Police were dispatched to a business in the 400 block of Sauk Trail to investigate a report of a suspicious subject. The subject had been observed by a witness exiting a parked vehicle located at Sauk Trail and Minocqua Street. Upon further investigation, police determined that the vehicle the subject had exited had been reported stolen from Mount Prospect, Illinois. Police continue to investigate.

Laneisha M. Robinson, 37, 426 Shabbona Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on February 23 and charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia when police were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Shabbona Drive to investigate a domestic disturbance involving an unwanted subject.

A purse was reported stolen from a business in the 200 block of Main Street on February 24.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on February 24 to investigate a report of a theft that had occurred at the Park Forest Academy, 375 Oswego Street, earlier that day. According to police, a wallet was stolen from a purse. The victim related that a MasterCard had been used at three businesses. Police continue to investigate.

A red 1988 Dodge Lancer 4-door, Illinois registration # MVP1001, was reported stolen from the first block of North Arbor Trails on February 24.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on February 24 to investigate a report of domestic battery. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Cortez J. Scott, 25, 10 McCarthy Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on February 24 and charged with obstructing and given a ticket charging pedestrian under the influence of alcohol when police were dispatched to the first block of McCarthy Road to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.