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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Latosha M. Wright-Scruggs, 33, 422 Winnemac St., Park Forest, was arrested on November 11 and charged with domestic battery following an investigation of a domestic battery complaint that was made on November 7.
Glen E. Harper, 19, 1927 Concord, Chicago Heights, and Cordell L.M. Jones, 284 Arrowhead St., Park Forest, were arrested on November 8 and charged with possession of cannabis when detectives on patrol in the area of Sauk Trail and Central Park Avenue observed that the vehicle Harper was driving had dark tinted front side windows. Additionally, police discovered $1,189 in United States currency on Harper’s person. Harper allegedly told Detective Obremski that he has sold drugs in the past, but he currently is not taking part in that type of activity, that he is just a "little fish in the operation," according to police. The currency was inventoried and placed into evidence.
Police responded to a report of a burglary in the 300 block of Forest Boulevard on November 8. A flat-panel television reported stolen from a residence was discovered outside in a nearby courtyard and returned to the owners. Police recovered evidence from the scene and continue to investigate.
A 42-inch flatscreen Sony television, a Dell laptop computer, some jewelry, and a Nintendo Wii video game were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Nassau Street on November 8.
Rose-colored Haas kitchen cabinets valued at $20,000 were reported stolen from a house in the first block of Monee Road on November 9. The house had been undergoing renovation.
Derrick Coles, 18, 19 West Rocket Circle, Park Forest, was arrested on November 9 and charged with theft when an officer was dispatched to Eagle Theater, 340 Main St., regarding a theft complaint. According to police, Coles, an employee at the theater, allegedly admitted to them that he stole at least $200 from the register throughout the weekend.
A large tripe paned picture window of a house in the 400 block of Tomahawk Street was shattered with a gray concrete cinderblock on November 9.
Jeremy A. Hoskins, 18, 58 Marquette St., Park Forest, was arrested on November 9 and charged with retail theft when officers were dispatched to CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main St., to investigate a report of a retail theft in progress.
Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on November 10 in reference to a report of identity theft. A resident reported that while trying to get a cell phone, she discovered that an unknown person or persons had already opened an account in her name in January 2008.
Police were dispatched to the 7-11, 425 Sauk trail, on November 10, to investigate a report of retail theft. An employee reported seeing a subject enter the store, remove a pack of batteries from the store shelf, place the batteries into his pants pocket, and leave the store. The subject is described as a black male subject between 16 and 18 years of age, approximately 5’7" tall, weighing approximately 140 pounds. He was wearing a gray sweat shirt, black pants, and a red knit stocking hat.
Nathan C. Oliver, 64, 10207 S. Parnell, Chicago, was arrested on November 11 and charged with one felony count of driving with a revoked license, and issued two citations charging driving without lights when required and failure to properly secure a child under the age of eight when an officer on patrol on Algonquin street observed the car Oliver was driving had no illuminated headlights in the darkness, according to police. The officer discovered that Oliver had six prior convictions for driving while license was suspended or revoked, according to police.
A brick was reported thrown through a rear window of a house in the 300 block of Indianwood Boulevard on November 12.
Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of East Sycamore Drive on November 13 to investigate a report of an attempted residential burglary. A resident returned home and discovered the front door to the apartment was damaged. It did not appear that anyone gained entry to the apartment, according to police. Police continue to investigate.
Deon A. Robinson, 18, 407 Westgate Dr., Park Forest, and Latoya A. Williams, 32, 129 Ash St., Park Forest, were arrested on November 13 and charged with criminal trespass to real property when an officer received a phone call from a subject who stated there were numerous people hanging out inside a vacant residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street.
A purse was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Farragut Street on November 13.
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