Police Report – December 24, 2007


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.

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At 4:15 p.m. Dec. 16, Park Forest Police were called to the 300 block of Winnebago to investigate a stolen automobile. The victim told police a juvenile neighbor had taken her vehicle without permission. The victim told police the juvenile had taken her vehicle without permission on one previous occasion. Police checked the area, and found the juvenile driving the vehicle and arrested him. The owner of the vehicle responded to the scene and the vehicle was released to her. The juvenile was charged with driving without a license, and the owner later told police she wanted to press charges against the juvenile for stealing her vehicle.

At 5:41 p.m. Dec. 17, Park Forest Police were called to 109 Well Street to investigate a suspicious person complaint. While investigating a domestic issue, Police asked the complainant, William S. Miles, 72 of 109 Well Street in Park Forest why he repeatedly dialed 911 if there wasn’t an emergency. Police then verbally warned Miles not to dial 911. While finishing the investigation, police observed Miles dial 911 again and argue with a dispatcher about his dissatisfaction with the Park Forest Police Department. Police called the dispatcher to have them disconnect the line, and Miles was arrested and charged with false use of 911.

A garage entry door was kicked-in in the 200 block of Arrowhead between Dec. 10 and Dec. 20. Nothing was reported stolen.

At 4:50 p.m. Dec. 18, Park Forest Police saw a vehicle turn northbound onto Western from Indianwood Boulevard without signaling. Police pulled the vehicle over, and spoke to the driver, Shana Powell, 22 of 131 Hemlock in Park Forest who initially gave the driver a fake name and age, according to police. A check through LEADS showed Powell had a revoked driver’s license. Powell was arrested and charged with driving with a revoked driver’s license, driving an uninsured vehicle and failing to signal when required.

At 11:50 a.m. Dec. 22, Park Forest Police saw a vehicle on Western Avenue with no front registration plate. Police pulled the car over, and the found the driver, Prentis Moncrief, 26 of 17717 Dogwood in Hazel Crest had no driver’s license, and had an open bottle of “Remy Martin” champagne near him. Moncrief told police there was a bag of cannabis inside the center console which police located and tested positive for cannabis. Police arrested Moncrief and charged him with improper display of registration, illegal transportation of alcohol and possession of cannabis.