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Park Forest Police Reports for June 29, 2009


A 42-inch Sony flat-screen television valued at $2000, a Nintendo Wii game system valued at $200 and $280 cash were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Ash Street on June 19.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the first block of Apache Street on June 19 to investigate a report of a suspicious subject inside a residence. A resident reported that she was in her bedroom when she heard a creaking noise behind her. When she turned toward the hallway, she noticed an unknown male black subject standing in front of her room allegedly masturbating while looking at her. The woman screamed and the offender ran down the stairs into another bedroom, jumping out of an open window. She described the subject as a black male, between 17 and 20 years of age, 5’6″, with a medium build, dark complexion, and a shaggy or bushy hair style. Police collected evidence from the scene and continue to investigate.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Algonquin Street on June 19 to investigate a report of a residential burglary. A 42-inch Magnavox flat-screen television valued at $600 was reported missing.

Christopher D. Knaak, 36, 28142 S. Western Ave., Beecher, was arrested on June 19 and charged with harassment by telephone when police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of South Orchard Drive in Park Forest to investigate a report of an unwanted subject.

Peter J. Wyatt, 39, 159 Nashua St., Park Forest, was arrested on June 19 and charged with possession of cannabis, 10-30 grams, when police executed a search warrant at that address.

Police were dispatched to the first block of North Street on June 20 to investigate a complaint of a man with a gun who had allegedly threatened some people inside a business and then fled the area in a silver Pontiac Bonneville or Grand Prix. According to police, a witness reported that two male black suspects entered the facility, pointed a black revolver at the witness and another employee, and told them to stay away from some other person. The suspects then left the scene in the vehicle described above. The first suspect is described as approximately 5’10” with a thin goatee, dressed in a white T-shirt and black shorts, wearing a black hat. The second suspect was approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 190 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, light skin, dressed in a black shirt and black pants, also wearing a black cap.

Marcel Q. Champion, 33, 9217 S. Indiana Ave., Chicago, was arrested on June 20 and charged with domestic battery and possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Illinois Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.

James M. Burnett, 18, 255 Arrowhead St., Park Forest, was arrested on June 20 and charged with two counts of aggravated assault when police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Arrowhead Street to investigate a complaint of a disturbance. Police say when they entered the residence they observed Burnett in one of the resident’s bedrooms allegedly yelling at him, saying, “Give me some fucking money.” Police say the resident told them he wanted Burnett to leave the residence. According to police, Burnett had allegedly told the resident he was going to kill him, stab him with a knife, if the resident did not give him some of his money. While being taken into custody, police say Burnett allegedly threatened to stab another man in the residence.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on June 20 to investigate a report of fraud. A resident reported having an overdrawn checking account at Washington Mutual Bank in the amount of $837.19. According to officials at the bank, the account had the name and Social Security number of the Park Forest resident, but an address in Dolton, Illinois. The resident reported that she had never opened such an account.

A red Yard Machine lawnmower valued at $150 was reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Apple Lane on June 21.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Blackhawk Drive on June 22 to investigate a report of criminal damage to property. Someone allegedly threw a piece of cement through the front window of a home. Damage to the window was estimated between $400 and $500.

The letters “NBH” were discovered written in black permanent marker on a vehicle parked in the first block of Hemlock Street on June 22.

A black 9mm Jennings semi-automatic handgun was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Green Street on June 22. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

A 24-inch green and gray girl’s Schwinn bicycle valued at $130 was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Minocqua Street on June 22.

Five pair of Nike gym shoes valued at $250 and a debit card were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Winnebago Street on June 23.

A platinum necklace, reportedly encrusted with diamonds and valued at $3000, was reported stolen from a locker at the Park Forest Aqua Center on June 23.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Arrowhead Street on June 23 to investigate a report of a burglar alarm going off. Officers checked the area and discovered a door panel damaged, as if caused by someone kicking at the door.

Dustin A. Davis, 39, 142 Lester St., Park Forest, was arrested on June 24 and charged with battery and criminal trespass to a residence when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Lester to investigate a report of a disturbance.

Christopher J. Schultz, 23, 3131 State St., South Chicago Heights, was arrested on June 23 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Shabbona Drive to investigate a report of a disturbance.

The windshield of a truck parked in the 200 block of Tampa Street was reported shattered on June 24. There was also a small scratch/dent on the hood of the vehicle. The owner discovered a piece of black asphalt lying on the bed of the truck.

Tyrice D. Carter, 20, 193 Lester St., Park Forest, was arrested on June 24 and charged with retail theft, criminal trespass to real property, underage possession of alcohol, and processed on a warrant out of Park Forest on a charge of resisting a peace officer. Police were dispatched to CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main Street, to investigate a report of an unwanted subject. A manager had called police when Carter entered the store. He had previously been banned from entering the business.

Police were dispatched to CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main St., Park Forest, on June 25 shortly before 10 p.m. to investigate a report of a robbery. The alleged victim reported that four subjects had punched him and kicked him, and when he was on the ground, went through his pockets taking his cell phone and wallet. According to the victim, the robbery had occurred at another location, approximately 2 blocks south of the store, and he had come to the store to meet police. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Jerry D. Brown, 48, 121 Westwood Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on June 26 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a report of domestic battery.


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