Park Forest Police Reports for October 26, 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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An in-dash radio/CD player was stolen from a vehicle parked in the first block of Bailey Road on October 16.

A gold safe valued at $60 was reported stolen from a residence in the 3500 block of Western Avenue on October 17. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

A black-grip chrome-body Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun with a magazine containing 11 rounds of ammunition was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Algonquin Street on October 17. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

A slate-blue LG cell phone was reported stolen from a student at the "Canteen" at Forest Trail Middle School on October 16. The report was filed October 17.

Nicos R. Davis, 18, 3440 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on October 17 and charged with possession of alcohol by a minor when an officer on patrol observed Davis exit CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main Street, and discard a blue can of unknown type beverage into the trash can in front of the store. The officer exited his patrol vehicle and conducted an investigatory stop of Davis in front of the store. According to police, Davis told them he was in CVS Pharmacy with an unidentified friend and did not purchase any items. The officer asked him what he discarded in the trash can. According to police, Davis initially denied throwing anything in the trash can, but the officer walked with Davis to the trash can and recovered one unopened 24 ounce can of Miller Light beer. When asked about the recovered items, Davis allegedly stated that he had removed the can of beer from the store without paying, according to police. He allegedly stated that he had also taken a second can which was in the trash can. Due to the lack of an in-store video, Davis was not charged with retail theft, but he was banned from the CVS store, according to police.

Subrina Strong, 38, 506 Davis St., Park Forest, was arrested on October 18 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to that address at 12:30 a.m. in reference to a report of a disturbance. Strong was arrested again when police were dispatched to that residence at 1:42 a.m. Strong had returned to the residence. Based on witness testimony and a bad injury to one resident allegedly committed earlier by Strong, she was placed under arrest and charged with violation of bail bond, 72-hour rule, according to police. Strong was arrested again after allegedly returning to that residence on October 19 and charged with criminal trespass to real property and processed on a warrant charging violation of bail bond.

Antohn D. Gilmore, 27, 14503 Van Buren St., Dolton, was arrested on October 18 and charged with obstructing justice, possession of cannabis, driving while license was revoked, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, expired registration, and processed on a warrant from Dolton, Illinois, which charged fleeing and eluding. An officer on patrol on Western Avenue near Sycamore Drive observed that the vehicle Gilmore was driving had expired registration, according to police.

Forty miscellaneous CDs valued at $200 and a charcoal color voice recorder valued at $30 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Victory Circle on October 19.

A security officer discovered that six residences in the area of Hemlock Street and Court-H had been spray-painted with graffiti on October 20.

Cynthia A. Griffin, 50, 349 Oswego St., Park Forest, was arrested on October 19 and charged with domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a report of domestic battery.

An unknown person or persons allegedly attempted to gain entry to a residence in the 100 block of Peach Street sometime between the evening of October 16 and the night of October 18, according to police. Police observed that a living room door had been damaged by an unknown pry device.

Gwendolyn C. Spears, 46, last known address 141 Blackhawk Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on October 21 and charged with criminal trespass to real property when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Blackhawk Drive to investigate a report of criminal trespass.

The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Illinois Street was reported shattered on October 20.

Two students at Rich East High School were arrested on October 20 and charged with disorderly conduct when an officer working as a Liaison Officer at the school was notified via radio that there was a disturbance taking place in the main gymnasium.

Jason L. Hoskins, 26, 3636 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on October 21 and charged with domestic battery when an officer was conducting a follow-up to an unrelated investigation in the 3600 block of Western Avenue and heard shouting coming from inside a nearby residence. Officer Vallow observed that the rear door of the residence was open and saw Hoskins allegedly wrestling with a female subject in the doorway. Officer Vallow announced his office and presence, then gave verbal commands to Hoskins to, “Let go of the female.” Hoskins complied and was placed under arrest, according to police. Officer Vallow observed several red scratches on the victim’s chest and underneath her right arm, according to police.