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.
On April 18, a juvenile was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis at a school in the 200 block of Wilson.
On April 19, police were summoned to the PFPD regarding a walk-in fraud complaint. The alleged victim, a Park Forest resident, stated that his bank account showed a charge of $1,683.00 on a Master Card to Apple I-Tunes. Police determined that the songs were downloaded to the account of a Beltsville, MD, resident with a date of birth either 12-15-35 or 11-08-60, possibly father and son, according to the report. After verifying information with the Beltsville Maryland Police Department, the case was turned over to PFPD detectives.
Jonathon Pearson, 4220 Applewood, Matteson, what arrested on April 21 and charged with public elimination of body waste when police observed him urinating on the south side of a business in the 400 block of Sauk Trail. The same report shows that Sean Hightower, 9143 Urban Ave., Chicago, was arrested and charged with attempt obstructing justice, resisting arrest, and possession of cannabis.
Claudette Thompson, 48, 34 Apache, Park Forest, and Anita Heard, 50, 28 Apache, Park Forest, were arrested on April 21 and charged with disorderly house local ordinance charge when police were called to the 0 – 100 block of Apache to investigate a 911 hang up. In the same incident, a juvenile was arrested and charged with obstructing a peace officer.
On April 21, police were called to the 400 block of Niagara St. to investigate a burglary to motor vehicle complaint. 6 CDs, $5.00, sunglasses and a cell phone charger were reported stolen.
Melinda M. Aldaco, 24, 607 W. Arlington, Crete, was arrested on April 22 and charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia when police were initiated a traffic stop on Western Ave. near Sauk Trail.
A decorative lamppost in the downtown courtyard area in the 300 block of Artists Walk was reported damaged on April 22.
A bicycle was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Juniper on April 22.
Maria E. Puente, 33, 433 Navajo, Park Forest, was arrested on April 22 and charged with driver’s licence not on person, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, failure to properly secure a child in a safety seat, DUI, and 3 counts of endangering the life of a child when police were called to Western Ave. south of Sauk Trail to investigate a drunk driver complaint.
James B. Taylor, 26, 219 Indianwood, Park Forest, was arrested on April 23 and charged with possession of cannabis and resisting/obstructing a peace officer when police were dispatched to the area of Fir and Western in reference to a traffic altercation.
On April 23, police were called to the PFPD in reference to a fraud complaint. A resident reported that her credit card had been used to over the Internet to purchase items without her knowledge or consent.
Michael J. Targia, 38, 22209 Central Park, Park Forest, was arrested on April 23 and charged with retail theft when police were called to a business in the 100 block of S. Orchard.
On April 23, a garage door window was reported broken at a business in the 0 – 100 block of Norwood.
Mark D. Robinson, 18, 358 Alden ( Ct., Chicago Heights, was arrested on April 24 and charged with one felony count of unlawful use of weapon by a convicted use of felon when police were called to the 200 block of Allegheny to investigate a suspicious person. Police recovered a black, pistol-gripped Winchester Defender 12 gauge shotgun, and 2 live shotgun shells in the rafters of a garage, according to the report.
On April 24, a lawn mower was reported stolen from the 0 – 100 block of Forest.
On April 24, police were called to the PFPD to investigate a theft complaint. A Motorola flip-style cellular phone was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Algonquin.
Glenn D. Brawner-Martinez, 21, 100 Cedar Ridge, Richton Park, was arrested on April 24 and charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, felony defacing identification marks on a firearm, issued citations for driving too fast for conditions and driving an uninsured motor vehicle. He was also charged with on misdemeanor count of possession of firearm without a FOID card. Police observed the vehicle Brawner-Martinez was driving traveling at a high rate of speed in the 200 block of Washington and initiated a traffic stop.
On April 25, police were called to the 211th I.C. Lot by a Park Forest Public Works employee to investigate a theft. A total of $125 was reported missing from collection boxes.
On April 25, police were called to a residence in the 100 block of Main St. to investigate a report of a stolen debit card. The resident reported over $1,000 withdrawn from her accont. Police continue to investigate.
On April 25, police were called to the PFPD in reference to a fraud complaint. A “bogus” check, according to the report, in the amount of $4,672.00 had been deposited into the victims bank account, and the bank had frozen the account.
On April 25, officers were called to the area of Indianwood and Lester in reference to a disturbance with a knife. There were no arrests. Police continue to investigate, and charges may be pending.
Keeland C. Payne, 33, 8209 Essex, Chicago, IL, was arrested on April 26 and charged with domestic battery and unlawful interference when police were called to the 100 block of 26th St. to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.
On April 26, police were called to the PFPD to investigate a report of fraud. The victim reported unauthorized purchases in the amount of $205.68 on a Carson Pirie Scott credit card.
Loyal D. Moore, 39, 131 Peach, Park Forest, was arrested on April 26 and charged with domestic battery when police were called to the 100 block of Peach in reference to a domestic battery complaint.
On April 26, police were called to a business under construction in the 400 block of Sauk Trail to investigate a burglary. A 5,000 watt Wacker brand generator, model GS5.6, valued at $1,496.25 was reported stolen. In addition, an entrance door was broken.
On April 26, police were dispatched to the 400 block of Shabbona in reference to an identity theft report. The alleged victim reported receiving two separate mortgage loan packets for two houses he did not purchase.
Christopher Sella, 43, 321 Shabbona, Park Forest, was arrested on April 26 and charged with domestic battery when police were called to the 300 block of Manitowac to investigate a domestic battery complaint.
Kevon D. Allen, 17, 21526 Peterson Ave., Sauk Village, was arrested on April 27 and charged with a felony charge of aggravated unlawful use of weapon, possession of cannabis, improper walking in the roadway, and no FOID (firearm owner ID) when detectives observed Allen and three others standing in the middle of the roadway on Winnemac St. near Washington St. The report indicates that during the pat-down of Allen, police found a chrome EIG .22 caliber, model E1, revolver with five live .22 rounds. The same reports
Stephen A. Searles, 27, 2810 Chayes Park, Homewood, was arrested on April 27 and charged with exceeding the posted speed limit, no rear registration plate light, driving motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, and one count of felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, when police initiated a traffic stop on Western Ave. at Steger Rd. Police found a black, loaded Hi-Point 9mm handgun with a laser under the driver’s seat. The handgun had been reported as stolen out of Jackson, MS, according to the report.
A juvenile was arrested on April 27 in the area of Lakewood and Cunningham when police were called to investigate a criminal damage to property complaint. The juvenile allegedly walked on wet concrete on the sidewalk, writing a word.
Willie B. Edmond, 19, 2235 W. Joliet, Joliet, IL, and Jeffrey T. Collier, 17, 23445 Western Ave., Park Forest, were arrested on April 27 and charged with criminal trespass to property when police were called to the 300 block of Oswego to investigate a suspicious person report.
A black 1994 Mazda Protégé was allegedly burglarized in the 500 block of Homan (I.C. Lot) on April 27. A car stereo/CD player was reported missing. Police observed that entry to the vehicle was made through the front passenger side door. The lock was “punched,” according to the report.
On April 28, a motorcycle was reported stolen from the 100 block of N. Arbor Trail. The vehicle, a 2004 GXXR 600 Motorcycle, blue and black, IL reg. #AU6638, was last seen around 5:30 p.m. on April 27.