Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- These police reports include arrests through April 14, 2020. Charges for those arrested include disorderly conduct, violation of an order of protection, and domestic battery. In one incident, a woman allegedly bared her breasts to a neighbor during in what police call a “neighborhood problem.”
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Disorderly Conduct: No Arrest
Yolanda Glasper, 39, 201 Westwood Dr., Park Forest, was issued a municipal citation on April 8 charging disorderly conduct with a mandatory court date of May 14th, 2020, at the Park Forest Police Department after police responded to the 100 block of Westwood Drive in reference to a report of a neighborhood problem.
The complainant reported having issues with her neighbor, Yolanda Glasper, for years, according to the report. The alleged issues only occur during the spring or summer months when the weather is nice, according to the report.
On this date, Ms. Glasper was allegedly playing loud music and yelling at her children, according to the report. Ms. Glasper then allegedly slapped one of her children on the back of the head while yelling, according to police.
Ms. Glasper then allegedly exposed herself to the complainant by revealing her breasts and shaking them at her while the complainant was looking at Ms. Glasper through her window, according to police.
The complainant provided officers with video footage of the incident, according to police.
The complainant said she has taken a number of steps to resolve issues with Ms. Glasper but has not had any success, according to the police. The complainant said she wished to sign complaints, according to the report.
A responding officer viewed the camera footage from the complainant and observed Ms. Glasper allegedly yelling at her child outside of her residence, allegedly slapping the child in the back of the head, and allegedly revealing her breasts and shaking them, according to police. The complainant forwarded the footage to a responding officer, according to the report.
Police issued the municipal citation to Ms. Glasper but she allegedly refused to sign the citation and told police to put the citation in her mailbox, according to police.
The report shows five previous incidences between the two neighbors dating back to 2017, according to the report.
Jordan A. Boss, 26, 313 Somonauk St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 12 and charged with violation of an order of protection, domestic battery, and resisting after police were dispatched to the 300 block of Somonauk Street in reference to a report of a domestic incident.
SouthCom informed officers that a man, later identified as Jordan A. Boss, allegedly threw a grill at the complainant’s house window and broke the window, according to police.
The complainant told the police that he and Mr. Boss were involved in a verbal and physical altercation. The complainant said that Mr. Boss allegedly broke his window and threw food on the ground, according to the police.
While the officer was speaking with the complainant, Mr. Boss was standing in the front window holding a beer, allegedly yelling out the window saying, “Asked my mother, he started it,” according to police. An officer attempted to calm down Mr. Boss and get his side of the story at which point Mr. Boss said, “Believe me, you’re gonna have to shoot me today,” according to police. An officer attempted to talk to Mr. Boss “but he continued to yell suicidal statements,” according to the report.
Police were eventually able to gain entry to the residence and took Mr. Boss into custody, according to the report.
Mr. Boss was subsequently transported to St. James Olympia Fields to be evaluated. After he was discharged from the hospital and brought to the Park Forest Police Department, he was processed on the charges, according to police.