Park Forest Police Blotter Reports for December 15, 2015

Park Forest Police Station
The Park Forest Police Department in a winter past. (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.

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Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Minocqua Street to perform a premise exam on December 7 following a report that a back door of a residence had been forced open. Police discovered that the back door appeared to have been kicked open. After checking inside the residence, it appeared that nothing had been damaged or taken. The owner of the property was contacted.

Brandon E. Tillman, 26, 4411 W. 188th St., Country Club Hills, was arrested on December 8 and charged with driving under the influence, speeding, improper lane usage, and improper lighting – one headlamp, when an officer on patrol on Monee Road and Tamarac Street observed the vehicle Tillman was driving traveling at a high rate of speed, 49 mph in a 30 mph zone, according to police. Police followed the vehicle and observed the vehicle allegedly cross over the center line into the oncoming traffic lane and then back and crossed the traffic lane onto the shoulder of the road two more times before the officer curbed the vehicle at Monee Road and Orchard Drive, according to police.

Deanna L. Goedel, 43, 23906 S. Cretewood Ln., Crete, was arrested on December 8 and charged with Class A misdemeanor speeding, 35+ miles per hour over the limit, improper lane usage, and issued municipal citations charging possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia when an officer traveling northbound on Western Avenue approaching Steger Road observed the vehicle Goedel was driving allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Western Avenue from Steger Road, 78 mph in a posted 40 mph zone, according to police.

Tariq Qaasim, 22, 17532 S. 70th Ct., Tinley Park, was arrested on December 9 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis and a traffic citation charging speeding over the posted limit when an officer patrolling on Miami Street at Blackhawk Drive observed that the vehicle Qaasim was driving south on Blackhawk Drive was allegedly traveling above the posted speed limit, 47 mph in a posted 30 mph zone, according to police.

A window of a residence in the 100 block of Hay Street was reported damaged by a BB or similar projectile on December 9.

A 50-inch HD television valued at $269 that had been delivered and left outside a residence in the 400 block of Lakewood Drive was reported stolen on December 9.

The front driver side tire and the rear passenger-side tire of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Chestnut Street were reported slashed on December 9.

James M. Jamison, 22, 431 Pebble Beach Circle, University Park, was arrested on December 10 and charged with unlawful use of a weapon and issued a citation charging expired registration when an officer observed that the vehicle Jamison was driving southbound on Western Avenue had expired registration, according to police.

Two jewelry boxes were reported stolen during a residential burglary in the 100 block of Elm Street on December 10. Entry was made to the residence by breaking a window, according to police.

Two windows of a residence in the first block of Garman Road were reported shattered on December 10.

An unknown subject or subjects broke a window close to a door knob of a residence in the 200 block of Juniper Street, gaining entry to the residence on December 10. While the inside of the residence was ransacked, nothing was reported missing, according to police.

Tashawna R. Blackmon, 30, 6313 S. Hoyne Ave., Chicago, was arrested on December 11 and charged with criminal damage to property when police responded to the 100 block of Indianwood Boulevard to investigate a report of criminal damage to property.

A door to a residence in the 200 block of Juniper Street was discovered to have been damaged by kicks on December 12. Entry was not gained to the residence.

A blue and white Topaz sterling silver ring valued at $69.90 which had been delivered to a residence in the first block of Michael Road was reported stolen from outside the residence after delivery on December 11.

John M. Sons, 45, 376 Miami St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 13 and charged with domestic battery, resisting arrest, and possession of drug paraphernalia when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Miami Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

An Apple MacBook Pro and two pairs of men’s size 11 dress shoes were reported stolen during a residential burglary in the 100 block of Dogwood Street on December 13. A window to the residence had been left open a crack, according to police. When the resident returned home, she discovered the side door to the residence open and the kitchen window completely open.

Graffiti was discovered on the walls of an apartment hallway in the 23400 block of Western Avenue on December 13.

All four rims and tires were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Lakewood Boulevard on December 13. The theft occurred during a church service, according to police.

Three young subjects approached a residence in the 400 block of Indianwood Boulevard on December 13, walked up to the front door, and, when a juvenile inside the residence opened the door, the three held the screen door open and threw eggs at the juvenile living in the residence, hitting the juvenile with some of the eggs while others went past him and landed on the carpet behind him in the living room, according to police. All the subjects were described as being between 14 and 18 years of age.

Approximately five holes consistent with that of a bullet or BB gun pellet were discovered in the front bay window of a residence in the 200 block of Somonauk Street on December 14.

A necklace valued at $56.97 which had been delivered to a residence in the 100 block of Nashua Street was reported stolen from outside the residence on December 14.

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