Park Forest Police Reports for October 27, 2012

Park Forest Police Station
Commander Scott Sheets and Corporal Tom Piszczor were each promoted to their respective positions in October. (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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Police say someone attempted to enter a residence in the 100 block of Hay Street on October 16. The burglary was apparently foiled when an alarm sounded.

A window of a residence in Well Court was reported shattered on October 17.

A weed trimmer valued at $400 and a black and red backpack leaf blower valued at $300 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Osage Street on October 17.

A Garmin GPS valued at $100 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Mohawk Street on October 17.

Between two and three dollars in coins were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Mohawk Street on October 17.

A resident told police on October 17 that her employer received a wage deduction notice in the amount of $5466.83 from a company using her Social Security number and another name. The resident filed the report to make official notice of the identity theft.

A black and white HTC Evo cell phone valued at $300 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Nauvoo Street on October 18.

A 46-inch JVC flat-screen television valued at $1013.79 and approximately $50 in costume jewelry were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Monee Road on October 18.

A Nintendo Wii game system valued at $200, a 42-inch Sony flats-screen  television valued at $600, a laptop computer valued at $700, and a charging cord for the laptop valued at $30 were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Manitowac Street on October 18.

Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street on October 18 to investigate a report of domestic battery. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Ryan A. Reposa, 26, 2210 Red Hawk Dr., Plainfield, was arrested on October 19 and charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, and improper lane usage when detectives on patrol traveling eastbound on Sauk Trail at Western Avenue observed the vehicle Reposa was driving enter into the oncoming lane of traffic and onto the median in order to get in the left turn lane, according to police.

A Garmin GPS valued at $100 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Miami Street on October 19.

A juvenile was arrested and processed on a charge of criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Somonauk Street in reference to a report of a broken window.

A water meter and an unknown amount of copper piping valued at $1000 were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Marquette Street on October 19.

A hot water heater, a furnace, a stove, a refrigerator, and copper piping were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street on October 19.

A juvenile was arrested on October 19 and issued a citation charging trespassing when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Sycamore Drive in reference to a trespassing complaint.

The rear registration sticker of a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Homan Avenue was reported stolen on October 20.

A window of Congregation Am Echad, 160 Westwood Drive, was reported shattered on October 20.

The rear temporary registration of a vehicle parked in the first block of McCarthy Road was reported stolen on October 20.

Approximately $20 in Kit Kat candy bars was reported stolen from a business in the 300 block of Sauk Trail on October 21.

A juvenile was arrested on October 21 and processed on a juvenile arrest warrant when the juvenile was in custody regarding unrelated burglary incidents.

David A. Cherry, 26, 18710 Willow Ave., Country Club Hills, was arrested on October 21 and charged with battery when an officer on patrol in the Eastgate neighborhood observed Cherry on top of another subject, allegedly punching him in the back and head with closed fists, according to police.

Andre L. Hobbs, 24, 211 N. Orchard Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on October 22 and charged with domestic battery when an officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a report of domestic battery.

A resident told police on October 22 that he had received a bill from AT&T in the amount of $347.50 in reference to an account fraudulently opened in his name.

Police arrested two men on October 22 in connection with a report of burglary at a residence in the first block of Monee Road. Witnesses reported seeing the men taking items from the residence.

A window air-conditioning unit of a residence in the 300 block of Sauganash Street was discovered to have been pushed in when police were dispatched to that residence to investigate a burglar alarm on October 22.

A window screen was discovered to have been pulled off a window of a residence in the 100 block of Monee Road on October 22. Entry was not gained to the residence, according to police.

A window of a residence in the 400 block of Sandburg Street was discovered to have been shattered by a rock when police were dispatched to investigate a burglar alarm on October 22.

A Nintendo Wii game system valued at $200, a black backpack valued at $50, a wireless Xbox remote controller valued at $50, and a 45-inch LG flat-screen television valued at $600 are among items reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Miami Street on October 22.

A window of a residence in the 200 block of Arcadia Street was reported shattered on October 23.

A maroon and silver Olympus digital underwater camera valued at approximately $200 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Monee Road on October 23.

An officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on October 24 to investigate a report of fraud. A resident discovered that her bank account was overdrawn by $500 as a result of two fraudulent checks that had been deposited into her account with money been withdrawn. Detectives are investigating.

A door of a residence in the 300 block of Sangamon Street was reported damaged on October 24. Police say it appeared someone was trying to make entry to the residence but was unsuccessful.

Anthony D. Mosley, 34, 16010 Western Ave., Markham, and Dushawn L. Mickey, 23, 235 Berry St., Park Forest, were arrested on October 24 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Berry Street to investigate a report of battery.

Tywon A. Nash, 33, 313 Indiana St., Park Forest, was arrested on October 24 and charged with trespassing and two counts of aggravated assault when police responded to St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, to investigate a report of aggravated assault against two Park Forest firefighter/paramedics.

The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of North Arbor Trail was reported shattered on October 24.

A Sony laptop computer valued at $1500, a 42-inch Toshiba flat-screen television valued at $1000, and a PlayStation 3 game system valued at $300 were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Merrimac Street on October 24. A witness saw two men putting the television into a vehicle and called police. Police responded and apprehended two suspects, one an 18-year-old man and the other a juvenile, in connection with this incident. Police are investigating.

O.C. Cleveland, 43, 121 Nashua St., Park Forest, was arrested on October 25 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of South Orchard Drive to investigate a report of domestic battery.

The rear Illinois registration plate (#K150072) of a vehicle was reported stolen on October 25.

Allen D. Bryant III, 18, 23443 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on October 25 and charged with retail theft when an officer on foot patrol inside CVS Pharmacy was approached by an employee who reported suspicious activity.

The back door of a residence in the 200 block of Miami Street was discovered to have been forced open on October 25. Police discovered that several rooms in the residence had been ransacked.

George A. Brooks, 22, 1301 E. 11th St., Ford Heights, was arrested on October 25 and charged with possession of cannabis and issued citations charging uninsured motor vehicle and speeding when an officer on patrol traveling eastbound on Sauk Trail approaching Minocqua Street observed the vehicle Brooks was driving allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed, according to police.

A men’s ring with the shape of a lion’s head centerpiece valued at $1200, a number of earrings valued at $1500, two 14 karat gold women’s gold rings valued at $1000, and a men’s ring with a sapphire stone centerpiece valued at $600 are among items of jewelry reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Miami Street on October 25.

Anthony Thomas, 41, 5110 Arquilla Dr., Richton Park, was arrested on October 26 and charged with criminal trespass to residence and criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the first block of Hemlock Street to investigate a report of a burglary in progress.

A juvenile was arrested and issued municipal citations charging a curfew violation and possession of cannabis when an officer on patrol in the area of Logan Park, 207 Grant St., observed a vehicle parked in the parking lot after hours.