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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Several pairs of earrings valued in excess of $800 were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Neosho Street on August 22.
Terrance M. Hall, 21, 327 Oakwood St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 22 and charged with felony aggravated fleeing and eluding when Officer Lara, on patrol traveling southbound on Western Avenue near 26th Street, observed the vehicle Hall was driving allegedly crossed the center lane. Officer Lara activated her emergency lights and siren, at which time the vehicle allegedly accelerated to a speed in excess of 80 mph down Western Avenue. The vehicle turned right onto Sauk Trail and left onto Oakwood Street, and then south onto Ottawa Street. The driver eventually lost control of the vehicle, striking a tree in the front yard of a residence in the 300 block of Ottawa Street, according to police. Hall then fled the vehicle on foot, according to police. Officer Lara pursued the suspect, gaining ground and administering her Taser on Hall in the front yard of a house in the 300 block of Osage Street.
A purse was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 200 block of Mohawk Street on August 22.
Shar S. Allieu, 21, 297 Juniper St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 22 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Juniper Street to investigate a report of an unwanted subject.
Police were dispatched to Illinois School, 210 Illinois Street, on August 22 at 10:38 p.m. to investigate a burglar alarm that had sounded. One classroom had a broken window and a powdery substance, believed to be from a fire extinguisher, covering the floor and desks. A second classroom also had a powdery substance, believed to be from a fire extinguisher, covering the floor, cabinets and desks. Nothing appeared to be missing. Police gathered evidence from the scene and continue to investigate.
A window of a residence in the 100 block of Berry Street was reported shattered on August 23.
A window of a residence in the 200 block of Somonauk Street was reported shattered on August 23.
A juvenile was arrested on August 23 and charged with theft when police were dispatched to Walgreens Pharmacy, 15 South Orchard Drive, to investigate a report of theft.
A juvenile was arrested on August 23 and charged with obstructing justice when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Arrowhead Street to investigate a burglar alarm.
A driver reported being “startled” and almost losing control of the vehicle he was driving on Shabbona Drive when an unknown metal object struck the hood of the vehicle. The incident occurred on August 24 at 9:40 p.m., according to police. Police observed three small dents and scratches in the foot of the vehicle.
Police discovered graffiti in the 400 block of Rutledge Street on August 24.
Sarah A. Wondrasek, 19, 302 Somanauk St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 24 and charged with disorderly conduct and unlawful use of a BB gun when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Sauk Trail to investigate a report of theft.
A PlayStation 3 game console valued at $400 and four PlayStation 3 games valued at $200 were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Springfield Street on August 25.
Russell T. Clemons, 24, 216 A Wilson St., Philadelphia, MS, was arrested on August 25 and charged on August 27 with flashing lights on a motor vehicle, no valid driver’s license, and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Officer Elliot was on patrol in the area of Western Avenue at Main Street when he observed the vehicle Clemons was driving traveling northbound on Western Avenue at a high rate of speed, with an operating blue flashing light emanating from the upper interior windshield. Clemons was also processed on a warrant from October 2008 on a charge of criminal trespass to residence.
Police were dispatched to a business in the 400 block of Sauk Trail to investigate a report of retail theft. A juvenile allegedly stole a bag of candy valued at $1.50 from the business. Police continue to investigate.
Antonio M. Burnett, 19, 238 Arrowhead St., Park Forest, was arrested on August 26 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Arrowhead Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.
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