Park Forest Police Report – May 26, 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.

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.

Joel Griffin, 38, 518 West 80th St., Chicago, was arrested on May 11 and charged with disorderly conduct when police responded to the 23400 block of Western Avenue to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

An Xbox 360, a diamond wedding ring valued at $1800, and two cameras were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of LaRue on May 19.

Two Kenwood brand speakers valued at $433.56 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Warwick on May 20.

Police responded to the Park Forest Police Department on May 20 to investigate a report of criminal sexual assault. A woman reported that she had been sexually assaulted 10 years ago as a juvenile by another juvenile. Police continue to investigate.

A motorcycle parked in the first block of Forest Blvd. was pushed over on May 21, shattering the windshield and breaking a turn signal.

A wallet was reported stolen from a car parked in the 400 block of Rutledge St. on May 22.

A window of a detached classroom at Forest Trail Middle School was reported damaged on May 22. Police say it appeared that the window had been damaged by a BB or pellet gun.

Belinda J. Carter, 17, 98 Hemlock, Park Forest, was arrested on May 22 and charged with retail theft when police were dispatched to CVS Pharmacy to investigate a report of theft.

A radar detector was reported stolen from a car parked in the 100 block of East Sycamore Drive on May 22.

Police responded to the office of the Housing Authority of Park Forest in Park Forest Village Hall to investigate a report of deceptive practice on May 22. According to police, the executive director of the Housing Authority noticed electronic withdrawals from an account that is funded from the United States government and is used solely for issuing paper checks to landlords and tenants. The majority of the charges, which totaled more than $2400, appeared to have been to cellular telephone companies and utility companies, according to police. This account is not used for electronic withdrawals, according to Village officials. The bank was attempting to confirm that the transactions were not a clerical error. The case was turned over to the Detective Division for further investigation.

An Abitibi Bowater Paper Retriever dumpster in a parking lot at Indiana school, 165 Indiana St., was set on fire on May 23. The fire burned the paint off the dumpster and also damaged the plastic top covers of the dumpster.

Deandre D. White, 20, 445 E 192nd, Glenwood, Deleeza D. Robinson, 18, 437 Talala, Park Forest, and Diamond A. Burnett, 17, 245 Tampa, Park Forest, were arrested and charged with possession of cannabis when police responded to the Thorncreek Nature Center to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle.

A glass door of a business in the 300 block of Main Street was reported shattered on May 24.

Four windows of a residence in the 200 block of Sangamon St. were reported damaged on May 24. According to police, the windows appear to have been damaged by BB gun pellets. The damage to the windows was $1000.