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.
We certainly appreciate Ken and Sue Kramer, who proofread these reports.
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A window of a residence in the 3600 block of Western Avenue was reported shattered on February 26.
Four cans of Miller High Life beer, valued at $5.56, were reported stolen from a business in the 400 block of Sauk Trail on February 28.
Jarron E. Rounsaville, 20, 166 Monee Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on February 28 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the 23400 block of Western Avenue in reference to a report of two suspicious subjects sitting inside a vehicle.
Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Tioga Street regarding a report from a concerned parent that her daughter had received explicit text messages from another juvenile. The mother told police she was going to set up a conference with school officials and simply wished the incident documented.
Thomas L. Walker, 22, 1505 E. Ambassador Lane, Ford Heights, was arrested on February 20 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Arrowhead Street to investigate a report of a suspicious person. Dispatch advised police that an unknown male black subject was reportedly banging on the windows of a residence in that block, allegedly attempting to gain entry into the home.
Richard Leigh, 37, 431 Tamarack St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 1 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Tamarack Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.
The passenger side door of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Ash Street was reported damaged on March 1. Police observed that the door had been dented by an unknown object or objects.
A window and a door of a residence in the 100 block of Lester Street were reported damaged on March 1.
A 50-inch Zenith LED flat-screen television valued at $700, an Xbox 360 console with wireless controller valued at $300, and three Xbox games valued at $135, were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Lester Street on March 1.
The driver’s door window of a vehicle parked in the first block of North Arbor Trail was reported shattered on March 2. A suitcase filled with clothing had been locked in the vehicle and was reported missing.
Three juveniles were arrested on March 3 and charged with battery when a Liaison Officer at Rich East High School was notified by a dean of an alleged battery incident involving four students. Police say three boys approached another boy at his gym locker and began punching him in the face and about the body. The juvenile then dropped to the ground in an attempt to cover his face from getting hit any further. While on the ground, the three subjects allegedly continued to punch him.
A vehicle parked in the 100 block of Chestnut Street was reported "keyed" on March 3. Police say the only area that did not appear to have any damage was the trunk. Some scratches were surface only, but other portions were deep enough to require repainting for repairs, police said. Police continue to investigate.
Police are investigating a fire that occurred on March 4 in the 23400 block of Western Avenue as a possible arson. Police say they observed what appeared to be an oily substance on the carpeting in an area where the carpet had been burned.
Ashley L. Davis, 25, 3221 Hopkins St., Steger, was arrested on March 4 and charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and driving while license was suspended when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Wildwood Drive in reference to a report of criminal damage to property. Davis was also processed on an outstanding warrant from Cook County.