Park Forest Police Blotter Reports Through May 28, 2019

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Officer Justin Malachowski would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who canceled their crimes and stayed indoors on this most-hot July 19, 2019. Because of you, he got to enjoy a cold and delicious afternoon Slurpee from 7-Eleven without interruption. (Photo: PFPD)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- These police reports include arrests through May 28, 2019. Charges for those arrested include domestic battery and aggravated assault.

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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.

Resisting

Jermire J. Johnson, 26, 157 Lester Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on May 23 and charged with resisting a peace officer, one count of resisting arrest and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis after police responded to a home in the 100 block of Lester Road to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

Domestic Battery

Brandon J. Jones, 31, 2771 E. Goodrich Ave. #1B, Burnham, IL, was arrested on May 24 and charged with domestic battery after police responded to the 23400 block of Western Avenue to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. Mr. Jones allegedly slapped and choked an alleged female victim, causing her to lose her breath and almost lose consciousness, according to police.

Aggravated Assault

London S. Harris, 27, 1439 Emerald Ave., Chicago Heights, was arrested on May 24 and charged with aggravated assault and misdemeanor trespass to real property after police were dispatched to a business in the 400 block of Sauk Trail in reference to a report of a disturbance. Mr. Harris, who had been banned from the business, allegedly threatened an employee at that business, according to police.

Domestic Battery

Christopher Muldrow, 33, 254 Sangamon St., Park Forest, was arrested on May 27 and charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic battery after police were dispatched to a home in the 200 block of Sangamon Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Domestic Battery

Jordan A. Boss, 25, 313 Somonauk St., Park Forest, was arrested on May 27 and charged with domestic battery and criminal damage to property after police responded to a home in the 300 block of Somonauk Street in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance.

Mr. Boss was also processed on two Olympia Fields Police Department warrants and a warrant out of Chicago Heights. The warrants out of Olympia Fields were on charges of domestic battery and criminal damage to property. The warrant out of Chicago Heights was on a domestic assault charge (bond forfeiture), according to the report.