Law and Order, Local Police Reports, Park Forest

Assault Charges Open February 2023 Police Reports

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- At the beginning of February 2023, police charged a man with aggravated assault and a woman with domestic battery and assault charges. These were the only two incidents that involved arrests and charges in the first week of February 2023.

Aggravated Assault

Police arrested Demetrius J. Thomas, 38, 1505 Euclid Ave. #9, Chicago Heights, on February 4 and charged him with possession of a controlled substance, aggravated assault, and obstructing identification.

Officers responded to the 300 block of Juniper Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance, later reclassified as an aggravated battery complaint.

While on their way, SouthCom Dispatch provided a description of a man who allegedly battered the complainant, according to the report. Another officer advised that he located a man fitting that description on Forest Boulevard near Juniper Street, according to police. Investigating officers asked the complainant for a more detailed description of the alleged offender. She said she only knew the alleged offender as “Demetrius,” according to police. The man the other officer had taken into custody was Demetrius J. Thomas, according to police.

It Started Over Money

The complainant told police that she had a physical disability. She requires a walker to assist her when getting around, according to the report.

The woman propped the door to her apartment open to allow more airflow as her unit was hot, according to police. While relaxing on the couch in the living room, Demetrius Thomas allegedly entered her unit. He asked for money that she owed him, according to police. The complainant told Mr. Thomas that she did not have his money. The complainant said she would pay him on Monday, she told the police. She said that Mr. Thomas allegedly became upset and threatened to damage her television.

Mr. Thomas Allegedly Strikes

She told Mr. Thomas to leave. He allegedly refused and began to trash her apartment by throwing items on the floor, according to police. Mr. Thomas then allegedly struck her in the mouth and chest with a closed fist, according to police. The complainant said she attempted to strike Mr. Thomas back but failed. Mr. Thomas then allegedly grabbed her left wrist and began to twist it, according to police.

She said the two of them wrestled with each other. She picked up an iron stick from a nearby table, according to police. Mr. Thomas then allegedly ran towards the apartment door where he threw a foldable cart at her, according to police. The complainant said the cart did not strike her. But the thrown cart caused her to fall backward onto the couch, according to police.

The complainant then threw two glass salt and pepper shakers at Mr. Thomas. He allegedly threw them back at her, striking her in the chest, according to police.

Reporting officers later discovered Mr. Thomas allegedly gave the officer who found him a fictitious name, according to police. While conducting an inventory of Mr. Thomas’s property, police found two small white rock substances. These rocks were in a metal can with suspect cannabis, according to police. The white rock-like substances later tested positive for suspect heroin, according to police.

Domestic Battery and Assault

Police arrested Capry D. Greyer, 28, 302 Waldmann Dr., Park Forest, on February 4 and charged her with one count of domestic battery and one count of assault. This was after police responded to South Arbor Trail to investigate a report of a domestic incident.

SouthCom Dispatch related that the victim said a family member pulled a knife on him, according to police.

Police approached the door of the residence SouthCom specified and began to knock. The complainant answered the door and police instructed him to leave the residence. Officers performed a patdown on him for officer safety, according to police.

The complainant told officers the alleged offender was inside the residence near the basement doorway, according to police.

Police entered the residence announcing police presence. Police found Capry Greyer standing in the kitchen near the basement door, according to police.

Ms. Greyer told police she had a disagreement with the complainant. Another family member was at the gym and she feared that he was missing, according to police. During the course of this conversation, Ms. Greyer allegedly pulled out a knife and ran toward the complainant, knife in hand in an upward striking position, according to police. The complainant then grabbed Ms. Greyer to stop her from striking him with the knife, according to police.

The complainant told police he sustained no injuries from the incident and did not wish to pursue charges, according to police.

Police arrested and charged Ms.Greyer. They placed her in a cell pending transportation to the Will County Adult Detention Facility, according to the report.

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Police captured all the incidents in this report on body-worn and dash-mounted cameras by officers at the respective scenes, according to police. All Park Forest police officers wear body-worn cameras. Officials typically abbreviate these devices as BWC in the reports.

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