Park Forest Police Reports for September 30, 2012

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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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A window air-conditioning unit of a residence in the 200 block of Mohawk Street was pushed inside the residence on September 19. Police say no entry was made to the home and no items were found missing.

Three juveniles were arrested and petitioned on charges of mob action and disorderly conduct when an officer working at Rich East High School observed approximately 30 students fighting next to the buses by Westwood Court on September 19.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with attempting to disarm a peace officer, mob action, disorderly conduct, and resisting a peace officer when an officer working at Rich East High School observed approximately 30 students fighting next to the buses by Westwood Court on September 19.

A window air-conditioning unit of a residence in the first block of Apache Street was shoved inside the residence, crashing to the floor of a bedroom, on September 19.

Jacqueline C. Marshall, 28, 42 Apache St., Park Forest, was arrested on September 19 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and issued a citation charging no front registration plate when an officer on patrol in the area of Apache and Allegheny Streets observed that the vehicle Marshall was driving had no front registration plate, according to police.

A window of a residence in the 200 block of Arrowhead Street was reported shattered on September 19. Additionally, aluminum siding around the window was observed to be damaged as if by a bird-shot round projectile, according to police.

Bobby Tribble, 46, 14217 South Stewart Ave., Riverdale, and a 49-year-old man were arrested on September 20 and charged with illegal dumping when police were dispatched to a storage facility located at 200 Norwood Boulevard in reference to a report of illegal dumping. According to police, the man related that they had just completed a landscaping job and dumped the debris from the truck on the ground. Police say the debris consisted of approximately 1 ton of tree stumps, sticks and twigs. The truck had been rented from the Park Forest U-Haul, which responded and took possession of the truck.

Three juveniles were arrested on September 20 and processed on charges of theft and criminal trespass to land when police responded to the 300 block of Oakwood Street in reference to a report of suspicious persons in front of a residence after a green and black pogo stick went missing from a residence. The pogo stick was recovered and photographed by police for evidence.

A Tom-Tom GPS system valued at $199 was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 400 block of Titonka Street on September 20.

A debit card was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Well Street on September 21.

A one quarter carat diamond earring valued at $75, a yellow gold abstract heart-shaped pendant with three diamonds valued at $1000, a teardrop shaped pendant with crushed diamonds valued at $1000, and a ribbon-effect yellow gold ring with an oval-shaped emerald stone valued at $500, are among items reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Dogwood Street on September 21.

A juvenile was arrested on September 21 and processed on a charge of aggravated assault when an officer working at Rich East High School was approached by a Dean regarding the behavior of a student.

Precious Robinson, 18, 115 Hay St., Park Forest, Sean R. Helton, 2612 Flossmoor Rd., Flossmoor, and Matthew Unruh, 20, 321 Herndon St., Park Forest, were arrested on September 22 and issued municipal citations charging trespassing when police responded to several complaints of trespassing from residence in the 200 block of Todd Street.

A juvenile was arrested on September 22 and processed on a charge of retail theft when an officer patrolling in the parking lot of 1 Main Street observed a juvenile quickly exited the main entrance of CVS Pharmacy, observed the officer parked in his squad car, and immediately turned and re-entered CVS through the main entrance. The officer walked into CVS and observed the juvenile placing an item on a shelf in between the sunglasses. The officer discovered that the item the juvenile had placed in between the sunglasses was a 750 mL bottle of Bacardi Superior Rum.

Kaleena M. Johnson, 24, 17931 Poplar Ln., Country Club Hills, was arrested on September 23 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to a parking lot in the 100 block of North Arbor Trail to investigate a report of theft.

A 54-year-old woman was pulled over by an officer on September 23 when he observed her heading north on Western Avenue from 26th Street talking on her cell phone, swerving between lanes.

A resident reported to police on September 24 that a new Citibank checking account had numerous fraudulent checks deposited into it, along with a number of withdrawals. She was alerted to this by Citibank. She closed the account.

A resident in the 23400 block of Western Avenue reported observing someone trying to forcefully enter her residence at approximately 12:45 AM on September 24. The resident felt pressure on the door, consistent with someone trying to pry the door open with a tool. She said loudly, “Who is it?” At which point a subject outside stated “Oh shit.” The subject then left immediately. Police are investigating.

A Nintendo Wii game system valued at $199.99 and a 47-inch Vizio flat-screen television valued at $349 were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Apache Street on September 24.

A resident reported to police on September 24 that a bank account of a family member is $2295 in debt. The bank account has not been used and the withdrawals made against the account are believed to be fraudulent.

A rear hatch window of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Illinois Street was reported shattered on September 25.

A blue and green Huffy men’s mountain bike valued at $30 was reported stolen from outside the Park Forest Public Library on September 25. The bicycle had been left unsecured outside the library.

Police arrested a man on September 26 who was dismantling catalytic converters from trucks at the Park Forest U-Haul. This person was found to have several catalytic converters in his possession.  Another man got away, however police have suspect information. Police believe the two are responsible for the theft of over 30 catalytic converters from that facility over the past several months.

A juvenile was arrested on September 26 and processed on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon when an officer observed the juvenile walking in the 200 block of Arcadia Street just before 11 AM on a school day. The officer observed that the juvenile was wearing a home monitor on his left ankle. Police say the juvenile had in his possession a set of metal knuckles.

A juvenile was arrested on September 27 and processed on a charge of possession of cannabis when a detective working at Rich East High School observed suspicious activity while operating the schools surveillance system. A second juvenile was charged with delivery of cannabis on school grounds.

Five Apple iMac computers valued at $1200 each were reported stolen from Indiana School, 165 Indiana Street, on September 26.

Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Arcadia Street to investigate a burglar alarm call. Police were unable to locate any signs of forced entry. Police observed that the living room picture window had been shattered. Police located the property owner and an interior premise exam was conducted with negative results.

An Apple iMac computer valued at $1200 was reported stolen from Illinois School, 210 Illinois Street, on September 27.

Two Dell notebook computers valued at $300 each were reported stolen from Rich East High School on September 28.

Two juveniles were arrested on September 28 and charged with theft when police responded to Forest Trail Middle School, 215 Wilson Street, in reference to a report of theft that had just occurred.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street just before 10 PM on September 30 to investigate a report of a residential burglary in progress. A resident told police that while taking a shower he heard a loud banging noise coming from the downstairs living room area. When he investigated, he saw that the locked living room door had been forced open. He did not see anyone in the area around his home, so he closed the door and locked the door again, this time using the dead-bolt. He went upstairs to get dressed, and while in his bedroom, he heard the same banging noise coming from the living room. He immediately called 911 and moved to the living room to investigate. At that point he saw what appeared to be four males, three wearing white T-shirts and jeans, one wearing a black T-shirt, running from the carport of his residence.

Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Westwood Drive on September 30 at approximately 4:20 AM to investigate a theft of services complaint. The driver of a car service said that he picked up two passengers in the vicinity of Wrigley Field, a man and a woman, who asked him to drive them to the 100 block of Westwood Drive. When they exited the vehicle, they did not enter the address they had given the driver. Instead they ran away. The driver said the fare was approximately $90.