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Park Forest Police Reports for May 21, 2012

  • Written by Staff
  • Category: Local Police Reports
Park Forest Police Station
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.

An arrest does not mean that a person is guilty. All those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. It is the policy of eNews Park Forest to not remove items in the public record from publication. If your name is listed in the police reports, we will only add information relevant to the final disposition of the case at hand, e.g. "Mr. Smith was subsequently acquitted," "Mr. Smith entered a guilty plea," or "All charges against Mr. Smith were subsequently dropped." We will do so upon receiving and verifying proof of such disposition.

Persons wishing to leave anonymous information on any criminal matters including narcotics or gang activity are encouraged to call 708-748-1309 and leave a message on Detective Beilke's voice mail.

A lawnmower and several other gardening tools were reported stolen on May 13 from the 400 block of Talala Street when police were dispatched to investigate a report of theft.

Jarron C. Echols, 19, 502 Wildwood Dr, Park Forest, and Mercedes M. Gray, 19, 215 Washington St., Park Forest, were both arrested and charged with possession of cannabis on May 13 when police were dispatched to the 500 block of Westwood Drive to investigate a report of domestic violence.

George Perkins, Jr.,18, 382 Sauk Trail, Park Forest, was arrested and charged with retail theft on May 14 when police were dispatched to the first block of Main Street to investigate a report of shoplifting.

Two rear windshields were discovered smashed out in the 500 block of Wildwood Drive on May 14 when police were dispatched to investigate a report of criminal damage to property.

A 20 foot aluminum scaffold plank was reported missing from the 200 block of Mohawk Street on May 14 when police were dispatched to investigate a report of theft.

Brandon O. Alexander, 27, 434 Tomahawk St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Shabbona Drive to investigate a report of a peeping tom. Alexander was also held on an outstanding warrant out of Richton Park for larceny.

A 42-inch Vizio flat screen television was reported missing from the first block of East Rocket Circle on May 15 when police were dispatched to investigate a report of residential burglary. The television was recovered in the shed of a house next door.

A 2x3 window was reported damaged in the 300 block of Victory Drive on May 15 when police were dispatched to investigate a report of criminal damage to property. According to police it appears the window was shot with a BB gun.

A 32-inch Vizio television, a .22 caliber pistol, and 12-gauge shotgun were reported missing from the 200 block of Arrowhead Street on May 16 when police were dispatched to investigate a report of residential burglary.

Butch M. Medina, 25, 4524 Windsor Ct., Richton Park, was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis on May 16 when police were dispatched to the intersection of Orchard Drive and Sauk Trail to investigate a report of a motor vehicle accident.

Paperwork containing a social security number, several gift cards, a wallet, and a purse were reported missing from the 300 block of Suwanee Street when police were dispatched to investigate a report of burglary from a motor vehicle.

A door lock and jamb were reported damaged in the 200 block of Blackhawk Drive on May 17 when police were dispatched to investigate a report of criminal damage to property.

Kent Horton, 57, 23441 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested and charged with domestic battery on May 17 when police were dispatched to the 23400 block of Western Avenue to investigate a report of domestic violence.

The rear door of a residence in the 200 block of Blackhawk Drive was reported kicked in on May 17. Police were dispatched to investigate a report of residential break in. Nothing was reported missing.

A kitchen stove was reported missing from a residence in the 300 block of Miami Street on May 18 when police were dispatched to investigate a report of theft.

Clinton R. Harper, 44, 102 Nanti St., Park Forest, was arrested and charged with assault when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Nanti Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

Ruby C. Smizer, 29, 146 Lester St., Park Forest, was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis on May 19 when police observed a vehicle driving southbound on Orchard Drive which is under construction and a one-way street going north bound.

Park Forest Clubs and Organizations

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Historical Society
Park Forest Historical Society

Health Department

Nurses Plus

Freedom Hall

Freedom Hall Nathan Manilow Theater

Tall Grass

Tall Grass Arts Association

Kiwanis

Kiwanis of Park Forest

Nurses Club

Park Forest Nurses Club

Baseball

Park Forest Baseball