Police Report – August 27, 2007


The Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: Wendy Heise)

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The rear window of a 2001 Ford Expedition was reported shattered on August 18.  The vehicle was parked at a residence in the 300 block of Huron.  A small rock was found in the rear cargo area of the vehicle.

A dent and chipped paint were reported on a 2003 red Dodge Stratus on August 18 at a residence in the 200 block of Arrowhead.

A juvenile was arrested on August 18 and charged with one count of domestically related criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 0 – 100 block of Hemlock regarding a domestic disturbance.

A black 17” Dell flat screen monitor and an SBC exterior modem were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Seneca on August 18.

Marlon L. Lacy, 22, 3425 Kings Road, Steger, was arrested on August 19 and charged with two counts of driving with a suspended license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, operating a vehicle with no headlights when required, failure to signal when required, speeding, and fleeing/eluding police officers when officers were on patrol in the area of the 300 block of Sauk Trail.

A lawn mower was reported stolen from the back porch of a residence in the 200 block of Juniper on August 19.

An attempted burglary was reported in the 200 block of Arrowhead on August 19.

A firearm was allegedly used to shoot two holes in front and rear bay door windows of the Jiffy Lube at 2551 Western Ave. sometime overnight on August 18 and 19.

Police responded to a residence in the 300 block of Sauganash on August 20 in reference to a delayed attempt residential burglary.  The resident reported finding two window screens cut in the rear of the residence, and the side garage door had a wood panel that was knocked inside and resting on the garage floor.

A blue Pocket Bike was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Indiana on August 20.

The gate of a white picket-type fence was found damaged and lying on the ground in several pieces on August 20 in the 200 block of Arcadia.

Police were dispatched to the 0 – 100 block of Kentucky to investigate a report of a burglar alarm that was called in by an alarm company.  There were no arrests.  Police continue to investigate.

Police were called to the 0 – 100 block of Apache to investigate a domestic disturbance on August 21.  There were no arrests.

An officer was dispatched to the PFPD on August 21 in reference to harassment by telephone report.  The victim reported allegedly receiving harassing text messages from a former acquaintance.

Tammy S. Harper, 30, 532 W. 16th Place, Chicago Heights, was arrested on August 22 and charged with deceptive practice when police responded to the Currency Exchange at 820 Norwood Square to investigate a deceptive practice.

A green Shogun brand boy’s BMX bike and a burnt orange Rhino brand boy’s BMX with pegs on the front and back wheels were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Sangamon on August 22.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct on August 22 when police responded to the area of Sioux Street to investigate a report of a subject riding a mini-bike on the roadway.  Another juvenile who was not the owner was riding the mini-bike, according to the report.  When officers seized the mini-bike and transported it to the PFPD, the juvenile allegedly called South Com and threatened to “blow up” the Park Forest Police Department if his property was not immediately returned, according to the report.

Several broken windows and graffiti were reported at a residence in the 300 block of Forest Blvd. on August 22.

Youhn E. Hannah, 22,  2801 Western Ave., Park Forest, and Jamel D. Holmes, 24, 118 Westwood, Park Forest, were arrested and charged with violation of park rules – consumption of alcohol, when an officer was in Central Park 420 Lakewood Blvd. and observed the two allegedly drinking beer on the north side of the pavilion.

Tony D. Hampton, 17, 175 Indianwood, Park Forest, and Terrence B. Storey, 18, 175 Indianwood, Park Forest, were arrested on August 22 and charged with retail theft when police responded to a call of retail theft in progress at CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main St.

Police took a report on August 22 regarding numerous scratch marks on the passenger’s side front and rear doors of a 2001 Ford Focus parked in the 200 block of Juniper.

A masonry brick was thrown through the living room window of a residence in the 100 block of Hemlock on August 22.

Jovan M. Howard, 17, 209 Lester Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on August 22 and charged with obstructing a peace officer when an officer on patrol observed Howard allegedly “flailing about, shaking his head and arms violently, with several unknown citizens standing nearby,” according to the report.  The officer stopped his patrol vehicle next to Howard, asked him to provide his identity and date of birth, and Howard allegedly ran, according to the report.

Randy K. Thompson, 19, 272 Arrowhead, Park Forest, was arrested on August 22 and charged with illegal possession of alcohol by minor when officers observed Thompson allegedly drinking from an open wine cooler on the sidewalk in the 200 block of Arrowhead.  One of the officers knew Thompson was not 21 years of age, according to the report.