Park Forest Police Blotter Reports for January 13, 2016

Park Forest Police Station
Winter at the Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

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Marve L. Theus, 30, 1947 Beacon Blvd., Chicago Heights, was arrested on January 4 and charged with battery, assault, and trespass to real property when police responded to the 400 block of Winnebago Street to investigate a report of a disturbance. Dante M. Theus, 30, 1947 Beacon Blvd., Chicago Heights, was also arrested and charged with assault.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Blackhawk Drive on January 5 in reference to a report of fraud. A resident told the officer that someone had changed the address on her bank account without her permission. Police have suspect information and are investigating.

A white Ford U-Haul cargo van with Arizona registration AG 70252 which had been rented from the Park Forest U-Haul location on November 28 and never returned was located at a Speedway gas station on the corner of Halsted Street and Ridge Road in Homewood, Illinois on January 6. The vehicle was taken out of LEADS as stolen. The van was completely filled with property, possibly the original renter’s, according to police. The vehicle was located by a U-Haul representative who stated that there was a male occupant in the vehicle. The company representative called Homewood police who, after discovering that the occupant was unable to produce a rental agreement, arrested the man.

An officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on January 6 to investigate a fraud complaint. A resident told the officer that she had been told by a representative of her bank several transactions on her bank account were in question. Upon responding to the bank, she discovered that there were unauthorized transactions on her checking account totaling $83,150.52. Detectives are investigating.

An entry door of a business in the 300 block of Illinois Street was reported shattered on January 7.

Correy A. Ranzy, 22, 204 Shabbona Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on January 8 and charged with two counts of retail theft when police were dispatched to a business in the 100 block of South Orchard Drive to investigate a report of retail theft.

A back door of a residence in the 200 block of Grant Street was discovered to have been damaged on January 8. A witness called police and reported seeing two male subjects in kicking at the back door of the residence. The witness also reported observing one of the subjects possibly shove a black handgun into the front waistband area of his pants. Officers responded to the area in an attempt to locate the individuals who fled on foot. Police did arrest a juvenile suspect.

Armond J. Crump, 24, 227 Kentucky St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 9 and issued a municipal citation charging disorderly house when police responded to the 200 block of Kentucky Street to investigate a noise complaint. Upon arrival, officers observed several subjects walking around 227 Kentucky Street. Officers overheard music from approximately three houses away from that residence, according to police. According to police, records show 34 noise complaints in reference to that residence since January 7, 2012.

Quennika A. Beamon, 36, 334 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on January 9 and charged with one count of battery when police responded to the 300 block of Indianwood Boulevard in reference to a report of battery.

Park Forest police issued a “Silver Alert” on January 10 after a 76-year-old man was reported missing from the 400 block of Shabbona Drive. The man was found later that day when his vehicle slid off the road along Interstate 94 near the Indiana/Michigan border. According to a witness, the man was driving slowly and did not strike anything, nor was there any damage to the vehicle. The Silver Alert was canceled.

A 2005 gold Dodge Caravan, Illinois license plate V600835, was reported stolen from the 100 block of Wilson Street on January 11.

A window of a residence in the first block of Cedar Street was reported shattered on January 11.

A PlayStation 4 valued at $400 was reported stolen during a residential burglary in the first block of Elm Street on January 12. Entry was made to the residence by breaking a window of a rear door of the residence, according to police.

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