Students attending PAAC saw a helicopter close-up in 2009. PAAC starts again soon. (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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An iPod Touch valued at $250, two Bluetooth devices for a cell phone valued at $200, an iPod dock valued at $50, two watches valued at $200, two bottles of cologne valued at $100, and two bottles of liquor were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Blackhawk Drive on April 22.
An HTC Evo cell phone valued at $600 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Shabbona Drive on April 22.
Police were dispatched to Indiana School on April 22 to investigate a burglar alarm. Police observed an open window and a fresh set of footprints leading up to the window in the mud, as well as a bloody footprint inside the building. Police gathered evidence from the scene and continue to investigate.
A window of a residence in the 200 block of Arcadia Street was reported shattered on April 22.
Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Mantua Street on April 23 to investigate an attempted residential burglary. No entry was gained to the residence.
John C. Allen, 25, 10 Fir St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 23 and charged with computer tampering, trespass to real property, and processed on a warrant out of Chicago Heights charging public indecency when an officer conducting a premise exam at 3:18 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church discovered that a door was open.
Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Marquette Street in reference to a call of shots fired. Police discovered that a window of a residence in that block was broken. When questioned further, the witness related that she did not actually hear gunfire, but initially thought it was gunfire due to the breaking glass. Police continue to investigate.
Tommie L. Wells, 25, 248 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 23 and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving without a valid license, driving too fast for conditions and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Algonquin Street to investigate a report of a hit and run accident.
Four juveniles were arrested on April 23 and issued municipal citations charging trespassing when police were dispatched to the first block of North Street to investigate a report of a burglar alarm.
Darnell D. Kennedy, 19, 681 Cassandra Lane, University Park, was arrested on April 23 and charged with no rear registration plate, improper lighting: one headlamp, and possession of cannabis when an officer patrolling in the area of Sauk Trail and Indianwood Boulevard observed a vehicle with only one operating headlight, according to police. A passenger in the vehicle, Ryan G. Thompson, 19, 235 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was also arrested and charged with possession of cannabis.
A juvenile was arrested on April 23 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Blackhawk Drive to investigate a report of a disturbance.
Two juveniles were arrested on April 23 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Winnebago Street to investigate a report of battery.
Maudie R. Agnew, 22, 19460 Glenwood Rd., Chicago Heights, was arrested on April 24 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the area of Sauk Trail and Indianwood Boulevard in reference to a report of criminal damage to property.
The passenger side front window of a vehicle parked in the first block of Apache Street was reported shattered on April 25.
Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Sangamon Street on April 26 to investigate an attempted burglary. Nothing appeared to be disturbed or missing from the residence.
A Dell laptop computer valued at $500, an external hard drive valued at $100, a wallet, a book of checks, and some jewelry were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Sangamon Court on April 26.
A “Guitar Hero” videogame controller was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of North Orchard Drive on April 26.
Two juveniles were taken into custody after police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Miami Street to investigate a residential burglary. The case was turned over to the detective division.
Several items of jewelry valued at $2000 and approximately $2000 cash were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Osage Street on April 26.
Approximately 142 gallons of gasoline valued at $710, a 5 gallon container filled with gasoline valued at $70, and a car battery from a 2001 Ford Focus were reported stolen from several vehicles parked in the 200 block of Arcadia Street on April 27.
The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Wildwood Drive was reported shattered on April 27.
Shawn Clanton, 32, 232 Allegheny Street, Park Forest, was arrested on April 29 and charged with domestic battery when police met with the alleged victim of a domestic battery at the Park Forest Police Department.