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.
An arrest does not mean that a person is guilty. All those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. It is the policy of eNews Park Forest to not remove items in the public record from publication. If your name is listed in the police reports, we will only add information relevant to the final disposition of the case at hand, e.g. "Mr. Smith was subsequently acquitted," "Mr. Smith entered a guilty plea," or "All charges against Mr. Smith were subsequently dropped." We will do so upon receiving and verifying proof of such disposition.
Special thanks to Park Forest Senior Trustee Ken and Sue Kramer who proofread these reports on a volunteer basis, every week.
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A window of a residence in the first block of McCarthy Street was reported shattered on March 3. Police believe the window was damaged by a pellet gun.
Two windows of a residence in the 300 block of Minocqua Street were reported shattered on March 4.
Twelve juveniles were arrested and issued municipal citations charging criminal trespass to property when police were dispatched to a residence in the first block of Waverly Court. A member of the public called police after observing about 10 juveniles walk up to the house, which police knew to be vacant.
Ron R. Stevens, 30, 185 Nauvoo St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 6 and charged with reckless driving and criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Navajo Street to investigate a report of a hit and run accident. Stevens was also charged with one felony count of disorderly conduct.
Erratum: The above incident previously stated that Stevens was charged with "reckless damage," when that charge was "reckless damage," according to Park Forest police report incident #11-02396 dated March 6, 2011.
The vinyl aluminum siding of a residence in the 200 block of Ash Street was reported vandalized with black spray paint on March 7.
Two juveniles were arrested and issued municipal citations charging disorderly conduct after they allegedly threw eggs at the picture window of a residence in the 100 block of Blackhawk Drive on March 7.
Marcus S. Bonner, 18, 321 Sauk Trail, Park Forest, was arrested on March 7 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Sauk Trail to investigate a domestic incident.
Paul C. Alexander, 40, 7 Waverly Ct., Park Forest, was arrested on March 8 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.
Brian A. Marr, 24, 14920 S. Ashland Ave., Harvey, was arrested on March 8 and charged with illegal sound amplification system, uninsured motor vehicle, no valid driver’s license, and obstruction. Police had been dispatched to the 200 block of Arrowhead Street to investigate a report of a loud noise involving a station wagon. The vehicle Marr was driving was impounded per local sound ordinance.
Robert E. Hollis, Jr., 15719 Loomis Ave., was arrested on March 8 and charged with obstructing windshield and possession of cannabis when an officer observed that the vehicle Hollis was driving on Western Avenue and had his front windshield obstructed by an air freshener, according to police. Also, police said the vehicle was accelerating and decelerating in a manner consistent with a DUI driver, police said.
An officer on patrol at Rich East High School discovered that the window of a concession stand near the football field was broken and had been forced open on March 9. Nothing was reported missing from inside the stand.
Tahreek M. Leslie, 18, 326 Herndon St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 9 and charged with battery and disorderly conduct when an officer working as Police Liaison Officer at Rich East High School, the officer was standing outside a Dean’s office while the Dean was speaking with two students who had a verbal altercation. The officer heard a disturbance inside the office and, upon entering, discovered Leslie allegedly attempting to approach the other student in an aggressive manner, while the Dean was between the two, according to police.
Police interviewed a juvenile suspect in connection with a suspected arson that occurred on March 10 in the 23400 block of South Western Avenue. There were no arrests. Detectives continue to investigate.
A juvenile was arrested on March 11 and issued a municipal citation charging battery when an officer working as a Police Liaison Officer at Rich East High School was advised by a staff member that a student had been struck two or three times in the face in a locker room.
Police were dispatched to the 23400 block of South Western Avenue on March 11 to investigate a report of domestic battery. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.
Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Springfield Street to investigate a 911 hang-up. While en route, dispatch advised responding officers that the caller was back on the line and advised that she was the victim of domestic battery. When they arrived, the victim told police that the alleged suspect had fled the residence. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.
Brandon C. Brown, 23, 3426 Beckwith Lane, Crete, was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis when an officer patrolling in the area of Sauk Trail and Shabbona Drive observed that the vehicle Brown was driving had no rear registration light, according to police.