Park Forest Police Reports for September 28, 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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Jamel D. Holmes, 26, 118 Westwood Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on September 16 and charged with retail theft when police responded to CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main Street, to investigate a report of retail theft.

Gabriel A. Sheegog, 20, 307 Miami St., Park Forest, was arrested on September 18 and charged with possession of cannabis and criminal trespass to property when detectives on patrol observed Sheegog sitting on a green utility box in the 100 block of Lester Street. Sheegog had been banned from the Thorncreek area, according to police, per Park Forest Police case number 09-4933.

Cedric P. Thompson, 54, 36 Apple Ln., Park Forest, was arrested on September 18 and charged with one count of felony criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Main Street to investigate a report of criminal damage to property. According to witness accounts, Thompson allegedly broke a window of a business in the 300 block of Main Street, police said. The cost to replace the window was $655.90, according to police.

A 42-inch Panasonic television valued at $1500, a Sony computer monitor valued at $200, and a Dell computer valued at $500 were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Leims Street on September 19.

The rear driver’s side window of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Nashua Street was reported shattered on September 19.

Alberto C. Mendez, 25, 221 W. 15th Pl., Chicago Heights, was arrested on September 19 and charged with violation of an order of protection and processed on a warrant from Cook County charging domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Niagara Street to investigate a report of a violation of an order of protection.

Robert S. Sampson, 28, 4417 Ascot Ct., Richton Park, was arrested on September 20 and charged with harassment by telephone when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Birch Street to investigate a report of harassment by telephone.

Brandon L. Berry, 26, 309 Waldmann St., Park Forest, was arrested on September 20 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to the 300 block of Waldmann Drive to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

Two cardboard inserts on both sides of a window air conditioner in the first block of Cherry Street were reported damaged on September 21.

The deadbolt on the front door of a residence in the 300 block of Wildwood Drive was reported damaged on September 21.

Donte Wells, 27, 3236 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on September 23 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to a business in the first block of Main Street to investigate a report of domestic battery, where the alleged victim asked to meet police.