Park Forest Police Reports for September 7, 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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Kenisha M. Taylor, 19, 926 White Oak Ln., University Park, IL, and Sacquella M. Johnson, 19, 4880 Castle Dargan Dr., Country Club Hills, IL, were arrested on August 26 when an officer assisting with crowd control at the Park Forest Police Department for the Housing Vouchers Applications event was advised that two female subjects had allegedly cut in line.

A red Klein road bicycle 2004 valued at $1800, two Oster hair clippers and on Anais clipper valued at over $250 total, and a 42-inch the Vizio flat-screen television valued at $1000 were reported stolen from a business in the 300 block of Main Street on August 27.

A JVC radio/CD player valued at $100 and a CD album containing approximately 50 CDs were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of North Arbor Trail on August 28.

A car radio/CD player valued at $100 and a wallet with $500 cash were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of North Arbor Trail on August 28.

Jewelry $950 worth was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Main Street on August 28.

Michael G. Brudd, Jr., 34, 334 Merrimac St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 29 and charged with unlawful use of a weapon during a traffic stop when Brudd allegedly changed lanes without signaling on Sauk Trail. The officer located a 9 mm Kel-Tel semi-automatic pistol and a magazine containing 10 live 9 mm Luger rounds when, during a K-9 exterior search of the vehicle, the K-9 Officer Brix, alerted officers so officers felt the vehicle should be searched.

The front picture window of a residence in the 500 block of Wildwood Drive was reported shattered on August 31.

Jason M. Walker, 22, 969 E. 15th St., Ford Heights, was arrested on August 31 and charged with one felony count of criminal damage to government supported property when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street to investigate a report of subjects allegedly attempting to shoot out a streetlight with a BB gun. Police discovered one street light with a broken glass lens and bulb.

A black and dark gray short freestyle bicycle with two pegs on the front and on the back, with a skull design on the side of the seat, was reported stolen from the 300 block of South Orchard Drive on September 1.

Two juveniles were arrested on September 1 and issued municipal tickets charging disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to Lester Road and Court H-11 to investigate a report of a fight.

A case of Red Bull energy drinks valued at $55 were reported stolen from a business in the 400 block of Sauk Trail on September 1. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Gabriel A. Sheegog, 20, 203 Lester Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on September 2 and charged with violation of park rules, being in Central Park after dark in violation of the posted signs, on September 2 when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Lakewood Drive to investigate a report of a disturbance.

Donald R. Adams, 51, 176 Nanti St., Park Forest, was arrested on September 2 and charged with domestic battery and aggravated assault when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Nanti Street to investigate a report of domestic battery. According to police, Adams had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend. He then became angry and grabbed her hand, allegedly bending her fingers back, and then twisted her left arm and pulled her hair. He then allegedly hit her on the left side of the cheek causing pain and bruising to the left cheek bone below the eye. According to police, he then allegedly pulled out a knife and allegedly threatened to kill her, saying, “Today’s a good day to die.” He then fell asleep, at which time she called the police. Police recovered a Brown handled folding knife with a 5-inch blade from his bedroom, a knife allegedly used to threaten the woman.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on September 2 to investigate a report of identity theft. A resident reported that someone had opened a Sprint cell phone account in his name and then use the account to make $2167.97 worth of phone calls. The man said he immediately contacted Sprint, reported that he did not open the account, and that he did not give anyone permission to open an account using his information. Sprint closed the account and released the man from any liability, but advised him to contact the Police Department that his identity had been used to open the account. Police continue to investigate.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on September 2 to investigate a report of identity theft. A resident reported receiving a notice from a credit collection agency advising him that he owed a cable company $1460 for an unpaid bill. The man stated that he does not have a Comcast service account, that he has never had a Comcast service account, and he contacted Comcast in an effort to learn more about the account. According to police, a Comcast service representative said that the account had been opened in his name in Posen, Illinois, in April of this year and closed in July of this year. Comcast closed the account and released the man from his debt. Police continue to investigate.

Kenneth A. Robinson, 52, 68 Ash St., Park Forest, was arrested on September 2 and charged with theft when police were dispatched to the 2600 block of Western Avenue to investigate a report of a bicycle theft in progress. According to police, a witness reported seeing a subject walk onto the porch of a residence in the 2600 block of Western Avenue and remove a bicycle. Police were dispatched shortly after midnight, and discovered Robinson allegedly riding the bicycle eastbound on 26th Street. Police stopped him in court A-4 on Ash Street. The bicycle, a pink 20-inch girls Huffy, was positively identified by the owner.

Donta S. Brooks, 28, 7442 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago, was arrested on September 3 and charged with possession of a controlled substance when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Manitowac Street shortly after midnight to investigate a report of a suspicious subject standing in front of a house.

Police were dispatched to the area of Forest Trail Middle School on September 4 shortly after 3:30 p.m. to investigate a report of a juvenile lying on the ground, possibly the victim of battery. Deputy Chief McNamara found the victim lying on the grass in the 500 block of Lakewood Boulevard. A female juvenile was with him, trying to help him. The victim related that he had been walking home from Rich East High School when he was struck from behind. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.