The Park Forest Police Station. (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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A juvenile was arrested August 26 and charged with battery and resisting a peace officer after a report of a large disturbance outside of a dean’s office at Rich East High School. Another juvenile was processed and charged with two counts of aggravated battery and disorderly conduct.
Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Arrowhead Street on August 27 to investigate a report of domestic battery. There were no arrests at that time. Detectives are investigating.
A juvenile was arrested on August 27 in connection with the theft of a bicycle. Police are considering charges.
A green Huffy 20-speed mountain bike valued at $100 was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Somonauk Street on August 28.
A window of a residence in the 400 block of Saugatuck Street was reported shattered by a rock on August 28.
Nolan Heidelberg, 23, 23433 Western Ave., Apt. A10, Park Forest, was arrested on August 28 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the 23400 block of Western Avenue to investigate a report of a suspicious subject in a hallway banging on a door. According to police, Heidelberg was intoxicated and was attempting to go home. When police arrived, they say he was slumped down on the floor resting against the door he had been allegedly pounding on. Police say he had been allegedly pounding on the wrong door.
Synclaire T. Mayes, 26, 18030 S. Kedzie Ave. Apt. 101, Hazel Crest, and Jamall Patrick, 23, 3552 Western Ave., Park Forest, were arrested on August 28 and charged with theft when an officer responded to a business in the first block of South Orchard Drive to investigate a report of theft.
A juvenile was arrested on August 28 and charged with possession of cannabis when an officer patrolling in the area of Westgate and Wildwood Drives observed a group of subjects who appeared to be out past curfew, according to police.
A blue and white 2004 Suzuki GSXR Motorcycle, Indiana registration M978CF, was reported stolen from the 23400 block of South Western Avenue on August 20.
A Nintendo Wii game system and a PlayStation 3 game system valued at $450 were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Tahoe Street on August 28.
A PlayStation 3 game system with two controllers valued at $300 was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Neola Street on August 28.
Brion K. Johnson, 18, 177 Sycamore Dr. Apt 410, Park Forest, was arrested on August 28 and issued municipal citations charging possession of cannabis and failure to signal while turning when an officer observed a vehicle make a right turn onto Sauk Trail without signaling, according to police. A juvenile passenger in the vehicle was also issued a citation charging possession of cannabis.
A sign belonging to a church in the 2900 block of Western Avenue was vandalized by paint on August 29.
Cory L. Copeland, 23, 22845 Richton Sq. Rd., Richton Park, and Cortez J. Scott, 26, 10 McGarity St., Park Forest, were arrested on August 29 and charged with one count each of felony possession of a controlled substance when an officer on patrol near Western Avenue and Chestnut Street observed a vehicle traveling southbound on Western Avenue with very loud music, according to police. The officer curbed the vehicle because of the loud music, according to police.
A black mini-HP laptop computer valued at $300 was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Indianwood Boulevard on August 31.
An outdoor light fixture, valued at $20, at a residence in the 300 block of Windsor Street was reported shattered by a rock on September 1.
Joshua E. Christman, 22, 131 Shabbona Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on September 1 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Shabbona Drive to investigate a report of domestic battery.
A red 12-speed Wind Spirit bicycle valued at $200 was reported stolen from the 2500 block of Western Avenue on September 1.