Park Forest Police Blotter Reports Through July 2, 2019

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Police have your back, this one at the Officer Tim Jones Street Dedication, March 19, 2018. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- These police reports include arrests through July 2, 2019. Charges for those arrested include domestic battery and battery to a police officer.

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eNews Park Forest has always published addresses of those arrested and will continue to do so. 5 ILCS 140/2.15 states that the governmental body (for these reports, the Police Department), shall release information on those who have been charged, including their name, age, and address. This information is necessary to ensure the proper identity of those arrested.

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eNews Park Forest reports this information because the public in the United States has the right to know.  When that information is withheld or under-reported, it leaves questions.  We also want to show the work that the police force does every day that is not reported.  Police in Park Forest respond to thousands of calls per year, the vast majority of which do not end up with arrests.  Whether it’s conducting a routine investigation, pulling over a drunk driver, or responding to a possible theft at a store, the work of the police officer deserves acknowledgment by the public.

Domestic Battery

Eariss D. Dean, 29, 436 W. Engle St., Dolton, was arrested on June 28 and charged with domestic battery after police responded to the first block of South Arbor Trail to investigate a report of a disturbance.

Upon arrival, police found a 22-year-old woman bleeding from her head. There were three children also in the living room.

According to the alleged victim, Mr. Dean told the woman to pack her things, grabbed her children, “because Dean was going to harm them,” according to the report. Mr. Dean then came upstairs and allegedly stated, “Everyone makes me out to be the bad guy,” according to the report.

Mr. Dean then allegedly punched the woman in the left eye and threw her over a banister which forced her down the stairs, according to police. In his statement to officers, Mr. Dean allegedly said that he had been drinking.

Battery to a Police Officer

Brian Primm, 49, 215 Indiana St., Park Forest, was arrested on June 29 and charged with battery to a police officer, obstructing a peace officer, and resisting arrest after police were dispatched to a home in the 200 block of Indiana Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

When they arrived, police observed a man, later identified as Bryan Primm, standing in the doorway of the residence allegedly screaming and yelling at people inside the home. As officers approached the door, Mr. Primm told them that they were not allowed inside the residence and allegedly began closing the door to prevent officers from entering, according to police. A detective stopped the door from being shut and advised Mr. Primm that they were conducting an investigation of a domestic dispute and instructed Mr. Primm to come outside the residence, attempting to escort him out by his wrist.

Another officer assisted the detective by attempting to escort Mr. Primm outside of the residence by his arm but Mr. Primm allegedly was not complying and was pulling away, back into the residence, according to police. An officer unholstered his Taser and, while pointing the Taser to the ground, told Mr. Primm to come outside and comply or he would be tasered, according to the report.

Mr. Primm allegedly did not comply, according to police.

Mr. Primm allegedly continued yelling, pulling away from the detective and officers. Mr. Primm allegedly continued to pull his arms away from the officers while allegedly attempting to escape and get away from the officers.

One officer told Mr. Primm that he was under arrest and instructed him to put his hands behind his back. Mr. Primm allegedly continued to resist the officers by attempting to pull away, according to police.

At this point, Mr. Primm broke away from officers and both officers pointed their tasers at Mr. Primm, telling him he was under arrest on suspicion of obstructing and to get down on the ground. According to police, they said this multiple times.

Mr. Primm allegedly kept yelling, “For what?” according to the report.

An officer yelled, “Taser, Taser, Taser,” and deployed his Taser at Mr. Primm, striking him on the right upper chest and right outer thigh, according to police.

Mr. Primm fell to the ground and the detective proceeded to place Mr. Primm in handcuffs, according to police, telling him to put his hands behind his back. Mr. Primm eventually complied and was handcuffed by the detective but then allegedly refused to stand up when asked to do so by officers multiple times, according to police.

According to witnesses at the home, there was an argument but nothing physical happened at the home. One witness was scared and thought that Mr. Primm was going to become physical, according to the report. Mr. Primm caused the detective to sustained scratches and cuts on his elbows while he was attempting to take Mr. Primm into custody, according to police.

Domestic Battery

Nathaniel Jackson, 50, 502 Lakewood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on July 1 and charged with domestic battery and violation of an order of protection after police were dispatched to US Bank, 99 Indianwood Boulevard, to investigate a report of a disturbance.

Upon arrival, an officer pulled into the “wrong way” of the drive-through to block vehicles from attempting to leave.

Immediately upon stepping out of his patrol vehicle, the officer was flagged down by a woman who was extremely irate and upset, according to police. She told police she was at the bank taking cash out of the ATM when a silver vehicle pulled up behind her. She stated that while she was receiving money from the ATM, Nathaniel Jackson approached her from behind and allegedly demanded she give him the money she owes his sister, according to police.

An argument ensued and the woman stepped out of her vehicle to confront Mr. Jackson at which time he allegedly grabbed her by the upper chest, according to the report. She told Mr. Jackson to get his hands off her but he allegedly attempted to choke her, according to the report.

A friend of the woman’s stepped out of the vehicle to break up the alleged confrontation.

The woman stated that she has a “No Unlawful Contact” court order against Mr. Jackson and that she would sign criminal complaints against him.

She said she was uninjured and did not require medical attention, according to police.