Park Forest Police Reports for May 10, 2010

Park Forest Police Station

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

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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A blue woman’s ten speed mountain bike with a gray aftermarket seat was reported stolen from the first block of Choate Street on April 28.

Robert H. Brown, 46, 15018 S. Irving, Dolton, was arrested on April 29 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to Blackhawk School, 130 Blackhawk Dr. to investigate a report of battery. According to police, Brown told them he had been substitute teaching at Blackhawk School for three days, during which he had been hit numerous times in the back of the head with erasers and paper balls. While walking down the hall with his students, he related that he was getting hit in the head with paper balls, according to police. Brown saw a child in the corner of his eye throwing something, turned and lightly slapped the back of the child’s head. According to police, Brown told them the child started to cry and told Brown that he did not throw the paper ball. Brown stated that he realized that he "hit the wrong kid" and apologized to the student, according to police.

Police were dispatched to a business in the 2200 block of South Western Avenue on April 30 shortly after 2 p.m. in reference to report of a theft of motor vehicle parts. According to police, 10 catalytic converters were removed from 10 trucks on the lot of the business. Estimated value of the equipment stolen is $9700, according to police.

An officer was summoned to the Park Forest Police Department on April 30 to investigate a report of fraud. According to police, a resident went to his bank and checked his bank statement and saw four checks that were used at retail stores that he did not write, according to police. The total amount of checks exceeded $700, according to police.

 Two juveniles were arrested on April 30 and issued municipal citations charging unlawful possession of alcohol and damage to property when police were dispatched to court E-14 on Elm Street to investigate a report of criminal damage to property in progress.

Police investigated what turned out to be an unsuccessful attempt to gain entrance to a house through the garage door on Friday, April 30. According to police, a resident in the 100 block of Wilson Street discovered her garage door open approximately 5 inches. She checked the area and observed a hammer directly underneath the garage door. Entry was not gained to the residence during the attempt, according to police.

Nicquema M.Y. Hawkins, 27, 1008 Blackhawk, University Park, was arrested on April 30 and charged with criminal damage to property when an officer on patrol in the 23400 block of Western Avenue observed a vehicle with the rear driver-side window shattered.

The driver’s door handle of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Sycamore Drive was reported damaged on May 1. Police observed scratches in the paint and a pry mark.

A black male, approximately 5’10" to 6’1", weighing between 150 and 180 pounds, allegedly stole a bottle of Belvidere Vodka on Saturday, May 1, from a business in the first block of Main Street. According to police, the subject was wearing a tan-hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Police observed gang graffiti on a garage door in the 900 block of Norwood Boulevard on May 2.

Hayley M. Hurckes, 32, 28 Dunlap St., Park Forest, was arrested on May 2 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the first block of Dunlap Street to investigate a report of a disturbance.

Richard L. Farmer, 30, 14301 Park Ave., Harvey, was arrested on May 2 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street to investigate a loud noise complaint. According to police, Farmer threw a chair into the living room wall putting a hole in the drywall and then went outside and tore the passenger-side mirror off of the resident’s van. Farmer allegedly told police, "Yeah I did it. It was better than hitting her," according to police.

Tamara T. Carson, 28, 5601 S. Emerald Ave., Chicago, was arrested on May 2 and charged with criminal trespass to real property when police were dispatched to the 23400 block of Western Avenue to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

Michael M. Irons, 34, 2051 217th St., Sauk Village, was arrested on May 2 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of cannabis, speeding, and improper lane usage of lined roadway when an officer traveling eastbound on 26th Street from Western Avenue observed a vehicle in front of him that continuously picked up speed until the officer reached 63 mph, according to the in-car radar unit. The officer observed the vehicle travel onto the right shoulder of the road on three separate occasions, according to police. The officer executed a traffic stop on 26th Street just west of the intersection of Euclid Street.

Lucille M. Lopez, 49, 255 Dogwood St., Park Forest, was arrested on May 2 and charged with unlawful visitation interference when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a complaint of unlawful visitation interference.

Lonnie S. Hardy, 27, 95 Fir St., Park Forest, was arrested on May 2 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to the first block of Fir Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.

A white 2002 Chevrolet Suburban, temporary Illinois license #693L449, was reported stolen from the 100 block of Forest Boulevard on May 2.

Nicholas C. Matela, 25, 1244 Elder Rd., Homewood, was arrested on May 2 and charged with being under the influence of alcohol, improper parking on a roadway, alcohol concentration on breath of .08 or more, under the influence of alcohol, other drugs or intoxicating compounds, and possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the intersection of Sauk Trail and Shabbona Drive to investigate a report of a subject who was asleep inside his vehicle in traffic. Officer Naughton, who responded to the call, discovered a vehicle parked in the roadway at a green light at eastbound Sauk Trail at Westwood Boulevard, and discovered Matela in the driver’s seat sleeping. Officer Naughton conducted a breath test on Matela which resulted in an alcohol concentration of .16, twice the legal limit, according to police.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Marquette Street in reference to a report of a battery. Police continue to investigate.

Mario A. Stevens, 35, 338 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on May 3 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Indianwood Boulevard to investigate a domestic battery complaint.

A glass of a storm door of a residence in the 300 block of Winona Street was reported shattered by a small rock on May 4.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Neola Street to investigate a report of residential burglary in progress. According to police, the resident reported arriving home and observing a subject attempting to push in a window screen at the rear of the residence. Police continue to investigate.

An Amana clothes washer and dryer were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Minocqua Street on May 5.

A juvenile was arrested on May 6 and charged with theft and possession of stolen property when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate the recovery of stolen property.

Kevin C. Blake, 21, 3727 W. 216th St., Matteson, was arrested on May 6 and charged with retail theft and disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to a business in the 400 block of Sauk Trail to investigate a report of a male white subject who was threatening employees, allegedly saying he was going to get a gun, according to police.                

Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Indiana Street to investigate a neighbor dispute. The responding officer learned that there had been several calls for service over the last year in reference to this ongoing dispute. Corporal Mel Dunnagan decided that this report would be forwarded to the Park Forest Mediation Task Force for a possible mediation hearing between the residents.

A Kenwood AM/FM/CD player was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Marquette Street on May 6.

Two Dell laptop computers valued at $500 each, a 42-inch Magnavox flat-screen television valued at $700, and a Nintendo Wii game set valued at $200 were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Sauk Trail on May 6.