Park Forest Police Report – September 15, 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 St. Irenaeus Church, 78 Cherry St., on September 8 in reference to a report of criminal damage to property. Police discovered gang graffiti spray-painted on the Church garbage dumpsters.

Christian D. Evans, 21, 400 Cedar Ridge Lane, Richton Park, was arrested on September 6 and charged with illegal transportation and possession of alcoholic liquor, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, no driver’s license, and possession of cannabis. When an officer participating in a Federal Funded Roadside Safety Check for the Park Forest Police Department approached the vehicle Evans was driving, he observed that the vehicle had a strong smell of burnt cannabis emanating from inside, according to police.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Somonauk Street to investigate a report of a burglary on September 8. Items reported stolen included a PlayStation 3 console and remote valued at $300, three video games valued at $150, a Dell laptop computer valued at $1000, and two book bags valued at $20 each.

A small boulder was thrown through a 3′ x 5′ plate glass window of a business in the 300 block of Founders Way on September 8.

Two bottles of liquor were reported stolen from CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main St., on September 8. Police have suspect information.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Wildwood Drive on September 12 to investigate reports of domestic battery. There were no arrests, and no further police action will be taken at this time, according to police.

Lovetta Powell, 42, 23455 S. Western Ave., Apt. 10, Park Forest, was arrested on September 12 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.