Park Forest Police Report – August 11, 2008


The Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: Wendy Heise)

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," 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.


Police were dispatched to the 3100 block of South Western Avenue to investigate a report of a criminal sexual assault in progress. Police investigated and the case was turned over to detectives for follow up.

A juvenile was arrested on July 30 when police were dispatched to a residence in the 3600 block of Western Avenue to investigate a report of battery. The juvenile was processed and released to an adult family member. The case will be referred to the Juvenile Division for possible petitioning.

The rear passenger’s vent window of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of North Arbor Trail was reported shattered on August 1. Nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicle, according to police.

The front hood of a vehicle parked in the first block of South Arbor Trail was reported scratched on August 2. The left rear of the car had several smaller scratches in the shape of circles. Police continue to investigate.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Kentucky Street on August 6 to investigate a complaint of telephone threats. The victim was given information on how to obtain a phone trap from her telephone company. Police continue to investigate.

A 30 GB iPod, a Cobra radar detector, two Lightning audio subwoofers, a Lightning audio amplifier, and a JVC CD player were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Shawnee Street on August 6.