Park Forest Police Reports for May 30, 2011

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The Park Forest Police Department. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Editor’s Note: 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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Three remotes for a Nintendo Wii valued at $200, three dark blue T-Mobile Samsung Gravity touch phones valued at $250, a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop computer valued at $800, 8 to 10 Xbox video games valued at $200, an Xbox game system valued at $150, another Xbox game system valued at $200, $9.00 currency, a PlayStation 2 valued at $100, a 40-inch Samsung LCD television valued at $1000, a Sony Blu-Ray DVD player valued at $50, and a 50-inch LCD television of unknown value were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Woodland Glen on May 19.

A resident went to the Park Forest Police Station on May 22 to report an incident of theft. She said that while working at a business in Park Forest, she tried to make a purchase and noticed that her wallet was missing from her purse. She called her mother, who stated that the Visa Fraud Department had contacted her to state that there had been an unknown person attempting to make a large purchase, over $400, at a Target store. Police continue to investigate.

An officer patrolling in the area of Lakewood Boulevard and Orchard Drive observed three men walking from the rear of Freedom Hall on May 23 at approximately 9:10 p.m. The officer observed that two of the men had opened bottles of beer. One of the men dropped his beer in the grass and immediately started running when he saw the officer exit his vehicle. Police stopped the other two subjects and ran their names through LEADS and later released both of them from the scene without charges. Police are seeking the man who ran.

The rear license plate of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Early Street was reported stolen on May 24. The plate number is Illinois registration #GUYSE.

A controller for a Nintendo Wii valued at $40, two Xbox controllers valued at $80, the Nintendo Wii game Super Mario Brothers valued at $60, an Xbox game, Major League 2K11 valued at $60, an Xbox game system valued at $300, $85 cash, a red Gateway laptop computer valued at $800 and a red Nintendo Wii game system valued at $200 were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of East Sycamore Drive on May 25.

A black Panasonic LCD television valued at $700 was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Neola Street on May 26.

A black leather jewelry box valued at $10, a 14 karat white gold diamond wedding ring valued at $800, an 18 karat white gold red ruby with diamonds valued at $1000, a 14 karat white gold blue Topaz Rolex ring valued at $600, a 14 karat yellow gold diamond heirloom valued at $750, a 20-inch 14 karat yellow gold rope chain with an anchor and a cross valued at $1000, a 20-inch 14 karat yellow gold rope chain with the Pittsburgh Steelers charm valued at $650, a 20-inch white gold Figaro chain with a cross charm valued at $700, an Invictus divers watch with a stainless steel back valued at $220, a Pulsar watch valued at $150, a Citizen Ecodrive watch valued at $300, a pair of silver cufflinks valued at $20, a yellow gold tie tack valued at $40, a silver tie tack valued at $10, an iPod Touch valued at $255, a navy blue bookbag valued at $50, a TI-89 Titanium calculator valued at $150, and a TI 83+ calculator valued at $105 were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Indiana Street on May 25.

An officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on May 26 to investigate a fraud complaint. A resident reported that she had gone to her bank, TCF Bank in Olympia Fields, to check on an automatic deposit from her employer. When she checked her bank account, she was informed that her account had been closed by the bank. She was informed that a check for $2800 had been deposited into her account on May 20 and that the check was fraudulent. She also noted four ATM withdrawals that she did not make from the account, according to police. Police continue to investigate.

Two juveniles were arrested on May 26 and issued municipal citations charging battery when police were dispatched to Park Forest Academy, 375 Oswego St., to investigate a report of battery.

A juvenile was arrested and issued a municipal citation charging trespassing when police were dispatched to Park Forest Academy, 375 Oswego St., on May 26.

The hood, roof, passenger side front door and passenger side rear door of a vehicle parked in the first block of South Arbor Trail were reported scratched on May 27.

Holly R. Chavez, 23, 363 Niagara St., Park Forest, was arrested on May 27 and charged with one felony count of retail theft when police were dispatched to a business in the first block of South Orchard Drive to investigate a report of retail theft.

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