Police Reports – November 5, 2007


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

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An Xbox 360 game console was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Arrowhead on October 26.

A radio was reported stolen from the center dashboard of a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Tomahawk on October 27.

Lawrence M. Konecki, 35, 325 Shabbona, Park Forest, was arrested on October 28 and charged with interfering with the reporting of domestic violence when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Shabbona to investigate a domestic incident.

Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Peach St. October 28 to investigate a complaint of a suspicious vehicle.  Upon arrival, officers saw a vehicle matching the description given by SouthCom with extensive front end damage and three flat tires.  While at the Park Forest Police Department, dispatch related that a delayed hit-and-run occurred at the Park Forest Fire Department.  It was confirmed through subsequent investigation that Christopher J. Worsham, 35, 128 Peach St., Park Forest, hit a tree at the southeast corner of the Park Forest Fire Department.  While being questioned by police, Worsham allegedly said, "I’m not going to lie, I had some drinks and hit a tree on the way home when I was on Indianwood," according to the report. Worsham was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle while blood alcohol content is .08 or more, operation of motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, operation of a motor vehicle while license suspended, operation of motor vehicle without insurance, fleeing the scene of an accident resulting in property damage, and resisting arrest.

Damon E. Murff, 35, address listed as homeless, was arrested on October 29 and charged with disorderly conduct when police responded to a business in the 400 block of Sauk Trail to investigate a disturbance.

Police were called to the 200 block of Miami Street on October 29 to investigate a burglary in progress.  Two suspects were arrested.  Charges are pending.

Derrick J. Griffin, 27, 88 Hemlock, Park Forest, was arrested on October 29 and charged with battery when police responded to the 100 block of Lester in reference to a delayed battery.

A thermostat was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Washington on October 29.  Police responded to the house to investigate a report of residential burglary.

A black, brown, and blue "Graco" brand child safety seat was reported stolen from a porch in the 0 – 100 block of Fir Street on October 30.

Darnecha L. Parrish, 32, 819 Robin Ln., Joliet, was arrested on October 30 and charged with domestic battery, aggravated assault, unlawful use of weapon, and criminal damage to property, when police were dispatched to the 100 block of North Arbor Trail in reference to a domestic battery report.

A window of a vacant residence in the 200 block of Kentucky was reported shattered on November 1.

Marlo D. Jordan, 35, 725 Elm, Flossmoor, was arrested on November 1 and charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and issued citations for failure to wear a seatbelt and having an expired driver’s license when officers on patrol in the Eastgate subdivision observed Jordan allegedly driving a vehicle without his seat belts properly fastened.