Park Forest Police Reports for October 5, 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 Xbox 360 game system, valued at $300 and a Dell laptop computer, valued at $350, were reported stolen from a residence in the 22000 block of Central Park Avenue on September 23.

Two sets of Venetian blinds were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Arcadia Street on September 23.

Juan Nunez, 29, 1234 Park Ave., Chicago Heights, was arrested on September 24 and issued citations charging operation of the vehicle with registration suspended for non-insurance, driving while license was suspended, and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. An officer on patrol traveling behind the vehicle that Nunez was driving on Western Avenue observed that the driver’s side rear wheel and tire were bent at an angle. The officer checked the vehicle’s registration which revealed that the registration was suspended, according to police. A passenger in the vehicle, Bradley M. Givens, 29, 1234 Park Ave., Chicago Heights, was arrested and issued a municipal citation charging unlawful possession of cannabis.

Bruce A. Collins, 46, 3624 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on September 24 and charged with violation of an order of protection when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a report of a violation of an order of protection.

Uranus Stephens, 34, 439 Neosho St., Park Forest, was arrested on September 25 and charged with theft when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a report of theft. Stephens allegedly removed all four tires from a vehicle at that address without permission of the owner, according to police.

Two juveniles were arrested on September 25 and issued municipal citations charging battery when police were dispatched to Forest Trail Middle School, 215 Wilson Street, to investigate a report of a battery complaint between students.

Kenisha M. Taylor, 18, 926 White Oak Ln., University Park, was arrested on September 26 and issued traffic citations charging speeding over the statutory limit and failure to display a driver’s license when an officer on patrol traveling southbound on Western Avenue observed the vehicle Taylor was driving exceeding the posted speed limit, according to police. A passenger in the vehicle, Aaron M. Hawkins, 20, 10 Dunlap Rd., Park Forest, was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis.

A plastic container with approximately $5 of change was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Indiana Street on September 26.

Steven J. Clanton, 21, 238 Arrowhead St., Park Forest, was arrested on September 26 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street to investigate a report of a possible battery in progress.

A maroon AT&T cell phone valued at $50 and a black leather bag filled with tools valued at $50 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Westwood Drive on September 26.

Both driver’s side doors of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Windsor Street were reported scratched on September 26.

Justin E. McEwen, 20, 265 Somonauk Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on September 26 and issued traffic citations charging loud muffler/excessive noise, suspended driver’s license and no proof of insurance when an officer proceeding eastbound on Lakewood Boulevard observed a vehicle emerge from East Rocket Circle with a loud muffler, according to police.

A gold Pacifica 18 speed men’s bicycle valued at $150 was reported stolen from the 300 block of Main Street on September 27.

A white bucket containing a Ryobi drill, a Dewalt 1/2-inch electric drill, a Dewalt Sawzaw and other miscellaneous tools valued at $500 total were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at a residence in the 100 block of Nauvoo Street on September 27.

Brandon R. Logan, 27, 17 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on September 27 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the first block of Indianwood Boulevard regarding a report of a dispute between neighbors.

A student at Rich East High School was arrested on September 28 and charged with disorderly conduct when an officer working as Police Liaison Officer at the school was advised of a fight taking place in the cafeteria. Three other students were disciplined by the school.

A picture window on the west side of a residence in the first block of Fir Street was reported shattered on September 28.

A pink Schwinn bicycle valued at $100 was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Minocqua Street on September 28.

A teenager was arrested and issued municipal citations charging underage consumption of alcohol by a minor and possession of tobacco by a minor when police were dispatched to the area of Lester and Leims Streets regarding a report of a disturbance. Another teenager was arrested and charged with criminal trespass to real property.

A zipper pouch containing a driver’s license, a blank check and $10 cash was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Sauk Trail on September 29.

A grey Trek men’s mountain bike with two flat tires and a black fanny pack, valued at $350, was reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Ash Street on September 29.

Jefferson J. Turner, 26, 3048 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on September 30 and charged with no rear registration plate light and possession of cannabis when an officer traveling southbound on Western Avenue, approaching North Street, observed the vehicle Turner was driving execute a U-turn at Western Avenue and North Street. The officer then observed that the vehicle did not have a rear registration plate light, according to police.

Craig L. Martin, 49, 833 White Oak Lane, University Park, was arrested on September 30 and charged with driving while license suspended and possession of cannabis when an officer on patrol in the area of Sauk Trail and Indianwood Boulevard conducted a LEADS inquiry on the registration of a vehicle in front of his squad car which revealed that the registered owner had a suspended driver’s license.

The men’s bathroom stall door of a restroom at the Central Park Pavilion, 420 Lakewood Boulevard, was reported defaced with graffiti on October 1.