Park Forest Police Reports for November 30, 2009

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 bottle of Hydromet syrup (generic for Hydrocodone) was reported stolen from the kitchen of a house in the 300 block of Nokomis Street on November 18.

The rear passenger window of a vehicle parked in the first block of East Rocket Circle was reported shattered on November 19.

A black cell phone valued at $50 and a Gateway laptop computer valued at $600 were reported stolen from a backpack in a gym locker at Rich East High School on November 20.

Police were dispatched to the intersection of Nanti and Niagara Streets shortly after 9 PM on November 20 to investigate a domestic disturbance complaint. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Chiedu H. Nwaokai, 22, 3442 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on November 21 and charged with trespass to property and obstructing a peace officer when an officer conducting a premise check of the Park Forest Library observed Nwaokai standing directly in front of the main doors of the library after hours. When told to leave the property, Nwaokai allegedly swore at police and refused to move, according to police.

Jose D. Oliver, Jr., 17, 9 Apple Lane, Park Forest, was arrested on November 21 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the first block of East Rocket Circle to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Police were dispatched to the 2100 block of Central Park Avenue on November 22 to investigate a report of domestic battery. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Markel L. Johnson, 27, 22435 Riverside Dr., Richton Park, was arrested on November 22 and charged with possession of cannabis, when detectives patrolling Western Avenue at Main Street observed the vehicle Johnson was driving coming from behind them at a high rate of speed, according to police. As the vehicle came up behind the detectives, it changed lanes without signaling and sped past the detectives, according to police.

Deandre R. Wherry, 22, 104 E. 140th Ct., Riverdale, was arrested on November 22 and charged with obstructing a peace officer and resisting a peace officer when detectives on patrol in the 300 block of Sauk Trail observed a group of male subjects standing on the west side of a business. Detectives watched the subjects for approximately 10 minutes, observing the subjects speak with several people walking by and observed several vehicles pull up to the group of subjects, have a short interaction, and drive away, according to police. The entire time, none of the subjects entered the business. Police say numerous narcotics arrests had been made in the past at that location. Christopher F. Hart, 21, 258 Marquette St., Park Forest, was also arrested and charged with possession of cannabis.

Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Shabbona Drive on November 22 to investigate a report of domestic battery. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

A student at Park Forest Academy was arrested on November 23 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to the school to investigate a report of battery.

Andre Charleston, 37, 1206 West End Ave., Chicago Heights, was arrested on November 23 and charged with possession of cannabis and failure to signal when required when a detective observed the vehicle Charleston was driving allegedly turn southbound on to Forest Boulevard from Norwood Boulevard without using his turn signal, according to police.

Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street on November 24 to investigate a report of domestic battery. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

A resident in the 200 block of Indiana Street discovered a bullet hole in a panel of his garage door on November 24. Police discovered another hole in the back wall of the garage which was in perfect line with the hole in the garage door. The resident reported hearing gunshots around his residence on the evening of November 23. Police continue to investigate.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2300 block of Western Avenue on November 24 to investigate a report of residential burglary. Police observed the residence in disarray but nothing appeared to be missing, according to the resident. Police continue to investigate.

A green Nudelman’s yard waste can valued at $100 was reported stolen from the front yard of a residence in the 400 block of Indianwood Boulevard on November 24.

A package containing two Kyocera cell phones was reported stolen from a porch of a residence in the first block of Hemlock Street on November 24.

A residence in the first block of Wilson Court reported on November 25 that several unauthorized purchases in the amount of $1466.54 had been made with his credit card. Police continue to investigate.

A 42-inch Insignia LCD television valued at $300, five CDs valued at $15 each, a laptop computer valued at $700, and a Truteck 20-inch LCD television valued at $150 were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Arrowhead Street on November 26.

A Dell laptop computer valued at $1300, a Compaq laptop computer valued at $900, a diamond ring with a white gold band valued at $1200, a three carat diamond bracelet valued at $3000, a Nintendo Wii game system valued at $250, two Nintendo Wii game controllers valued at $60, four Nintendo Wii games valued at $50 each, an iPod Nano valued at $130, and a sterling silver necklace valued at $200, were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Ash Street on November 26. Entry had been gained through a door that had been left unlocked, according to police.