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Park Forest Police Reports for March 29, 2010

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Park Forest PAAC last summer. (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.

Persons wishing to leave anonymous information on any criminal matters including narcotics or gang activity are encouraged to call 708-748-1309 and leave a message on Detective Beilke’s voice mail.

Bryan L. Higgins, 27, 1101 Schilling Ave., Chicago Heights, was arrested on March 18 and charged with possession of cannabis and issued a citation charging failure to wear a properly fastened seatbelt when officers on patrol near Algonquin School observed that Higgins was not wearing a seatbelt, according to police. A passenger in the vehicle, Judah M. Gill, 20, 1923 215th Pl., Sauk Village, was also arrested and charged with possession of cannabis and issued a citation charging illegal transportation of open alcohol by a passenger.

A juvenile was arrested on March 19 and charged with possession of cannabis when an officer working at Rich East High School was shown a picture on a cell phone of a clear plastic bag containing suspect cannabis. The picture had been taken that day, according to police.
Police searched a locker and discovered the suspect cannabis.

A juvenile was arrested on March 19 and charged with possession with intent to deliver cannabis when an officer working at Rich East High School was advised of a student allegedly in possession of cannabis.

The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Miami Street was reported shattered on March 21.

Marcus T. Calhoun, 31, 343 Manitowac St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 21 and charged with domestic battery, criminal damage to property and possession of drug paraphernalia when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Suwanee Street to investigate a report of domestic battery that had occurred in the 300 block of Manitowac Street. The victim had fled to a friend’s house on Suwanee Street.

Two juveniles were arrested and charged with battery when police were dispatched to Park Forest Academy, 375 Oswego Street, to investigate a report of battery.

A Kel-Tec 9 mm pistol was reported stolen from the glove box of a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Lakewood Boulevard on March 24.

Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Homan Street on March 25 to investigate a report of credit card fraud. A resident reported receiving a phone call from a computer company confirming a $964.99 computer purchase paid on a Visa card. The resident informed police that there had been no such purchase authorized. Police continue to investigate.

Dwayne G. Terrell, 22, 33 E. Rocket Circle, Park Forest, was arrested on March 25 and charged with disorderly conduct and possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a report of an armed robbery.

A juvenile was arrested on March 25 and charged with aggravated assault against a teacher when police were dispatched to Park Forest Academy, 375 Oswego Street, in reference to a report of a student threatening to stab a teacher with a pencil, according to police.

Jose A.F. Gonzalez, 21, 217 Towanda St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 26 and charged with felony possession of a stolen firearm, felony manufacture/delivery of cannabis, and felony possession of a controlled substance after police executed a search warrant at that address shortly after 6:00 a.m. Gonzalez was also charged with possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card and possession of ammunition without a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card. Police recovered evidence from the scene. Editor’s note: Police say there were no shots fired in this incident, and there is no mention of any gunfire in the police report. Some residents expressed concern after hearing noises like gunfire at the time of the event. Police say the noise can be attributed to "flash-bang" devices designed to emit a brilliant light and loud noise upon detonation. The devices stun, disorient, and temporarily blind its targets, creating a window of time in which police officers can safely enter and secure a potentially dangerous area.

Two juveniles were arrested on March 26 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to Park Forest Academy, 375 Oswego Street, to investigate a report of battery.

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