Park Forest Police Reports for October 25, 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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Design Maxx software valued at $4,000.00, an orange Hewlett-Packard laptop valued at $1,132.92, a number of items of costume jewelry valued at $27.75, a metal bracelet valued at $9.00, a pair of 14 karat gold diamond earrings valued at $839.99, a watch valued at $115, and a pair of 14 karat gold studs valued at $30 were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Miami Street on September 14.

Two cell phones were reported stolen from students at Rich East High School on October 16. The phones had been left unattended inside articles of clothing after the students changed clothes to go to band practice.

A juvenile was arrested on October 17 and charged with criminal damage to state property, possession of cannabis, public intoxication, consumption of alcohol by a minor, and disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Blackhawk Drive to investigate a report of a disturbance that was occurring in front of a residence.

Police were dispatched to the first block of Water Street on October 19 to investigate a report of theft. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Daniel D. Lawrence, 26, 419 S. Orchard Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on October 19 and issued a municipal citation charging resisting a peace officer when an officer at the Park Forest Police Department was advised of a domestic disturbance occurring in the parking lot of the police station.

Brandon A. Brown, 25, 1029 Ashridge Ln., University Park, was arrested on October 21 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis and a citation charging failure to signal a lane change when a detective on patrol traveling westbound on Sauk Trail observed the vehicle Brown was driving make two lane changes without signaling, according to police. A passenger in the vehicle, Calvin R. Sykes, 28, 1927 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago Heights, was arrested and charged with illegally possessing open liquor. A third passenger, Marques W. Hayes, 27, 109 Shabbona Dr., Park Forest, was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis.

A 42-inch Panasonic flat-screen television valued at $1000, a Motorola sound system valued at $300, and a container with $500 in loose change were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Monee Road on October 21.

A Sony radio valued at $60 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of East Sycamore Street on October 22. Entry was gained to the vehicle by shattering the front passenger window.

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