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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We will always include some introductory comments before the first item. While everything that follows is a matter of public record, we do not believe it is necessary to have names on page one.
Jewelry valued in excess of $2300 was reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Watseka on April 19.
A window of a house in the 300 block of Douglas was reported damaged by BB gun fire on April 20.
Police responded to the Park Forest Police Department on April 21 to investigate a report of fraud. A resident reported receiving a letter from a collection company on April 18 stating that he owed money on an account which was past due. He contacted the company and was informed that someone had opened an account using his name and Social Security number. The account had been opened by an ex-girlfriend currently living in Dubuque, Iowa, according to police. The Dubuque Police Department was notified of the incident, and a detective from that agency will contact the Park Forest Police Department for a copy of the report so that the resident can pursue a complaint.
A 1990 gray Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, IL registration #DVK60, was reported stolen from the first block of Ash Street on April 21. The vehicle was located by South Chicago Heights Police. The vehicle was to go to the Park Forest Police Department. The driver’s side front door lock was punched and the steering column was broken with pieces of the steering column still lying on the floor, according to police.
A Nintendo GameCube, a DVD player and a DVD case with approximately 20 DVDs was reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Apache on April 21.
The driver’s side mirror of the Community Service Officer’s vehicle was reported shattered on April 21. Police responded to the front ramp of the Park Forest Police Department to investigate when Community Service Officer Gibson discovered the damage. Police discovered a small flower pot lying on the ground in several pieces next to the vehicle.
The front glass door of a vacant unit in the 200 block of Forest Boulevard was reported shattered on April 21.
A glass door of Aunt Martha’s, 341 Founders Way, was reported shattered on April 21.
Three female juveniles were arrested on April 21 and charged with battery when police responded to Rich East High School to investigate a report of a battery.
Six lawn ornaments were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Victory Dr. on April 21.
$200 was reported stolen on April 21 from a purse left in an employee’s unsecured locker at Victory Center, 101 Main St.
Jeremy C. Morris, 19, 36 West Rocket, Park Forest, was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the intersection of Gold and West Rocket in reference to a juvenile problem, according to police.
A black Pioneer CD player was reported stolen from the dashboard of a vehicle parked in the first block of Dogwood Street on April 21. The driver’s side door window had been shattered. Additionally, a Rigid screw gun was reported stolen from the trunk of the vehicle.
The gas cap of a car parked in the 300 block of Dogwood was reported broken on April 21. No gas appeared to be missing from the vehicle. The owner told police that he was going to have his car towed to a mechanic to have the fuel tank checked on suspicion that someone may have poured something unknown into his tank.
The front glass door of a business in the 300 block of Main Street was reported shattered on April 22.
Police responded to Park Forest Academy, 375 Oswego St., on April 22 to investigate a complaint of telephone harassment. Police have suspect information.
Chris E. Hollis, 46, 901 E. 15th St., Chicago Heights, was arrested on April 22 and charged with soliciting without a permit when police responded to a business in the first block of South Orchard to investigate a report of a subject selling stolen property.
Martin Bara, 40, 147 Iriquois St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 23 and charged with criminal sexual assault when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a report of criminal sexual assault. The alleged female victim was 16 years old and related that Bara had first had sex with her when she was 13, according to police.
Two windows of a building in the 3200 block of Lincoln Highway were reported shattered on April 23.
A PlayStation 2 video game system and five PlayStation 2 games were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Arrowhead on April 23.
Police were dispatched to the first block of Hemlock on April 23 at 8:37 p.m. to investigate an alleged criminal sexual assault that had just occurred. It was determined that the alleged offense had occurred at a residence in the first block of Liems St. The alleged victim was a 16-year-old female. Police have suspect information. The case is under investigation.
Police responded to CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main St., to investigate a report of battery on April 23. An employee stated that a customer grabbed her buttock, according to police.
A juvenile was arrested on April 23 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the Central Park, 420 Lakewood, to investigate a report of a subject with a gun. Police located a clear pellet gun. Joshua E. Jones, 17, 15 W. Rocket Circle, Park Forest, was arrested and charged with attempted obstruction of justice in connection with this incident.
A 32 inch Sony flatscreen television valued at $600, a Sony home audio-video entertainment center valued at $500, a cordless phone, a Gateway desktop computer valued at $1000, a printer valued at $160, a safe valued at $85, a Pioneer stereo receiver valued at $200, a Sony compact disc changer valued at $400, a Sirius Satellite radio valued at $200, a carpet cleaner and a DVD player were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Nassau St. on April 23.
The driver’s side door of a truck parked in the 200 block of Juniper was reported damaged on April 23.
A juvenile was arrested on April 23 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to Central Park in reference to a report of a battery.
A booklet of checks was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Dogwood on April 24.
A gas cap was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Oswego on April 24.
The right front tire of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Allegheny was reported slashed on April 24.