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Domestic Battery Reports Dominate Police Calls Through April 11, 2022

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The #TimStrong Squad 204 of the Park Forest Police Department. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Park Forest Police responded to four incidents during the week of April 5 through April 11, 2022. All involved alleged reports of domestic battery.

Reports of Domestic Battery

Sauk Village Man Charged

Omarion MJ Roberts, 18, 1616 216th Place, Sauk Village, was arrested on April 6 and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest when police responded to Winnebago Street to investigate a report of domestic battery. According to the responding officer, Mr. Roberts “would not disclose any information” and was “uncooperative with answering questions,” the report said.

Mr. Roberts allegedly asked the officer to take him to Sauk Village or to jail, then allegedly began walking away, according to police.

When police attempted to handcuff Mr. Roberts, Mr. Roberts allegedly struggled with officers who “conducted a takedown move” on him to the grass on the parkway, according to police. The complainant told police that Mr. Roberts allegedly beat her prior to officers arriving, according to police.

Domestic Battery and Resisting

Tangeray L. Raines-Mayhorn, 41, 3338 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on April 7 and charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic battery and one count of resisting a peace officer when police were dispatched to a home on Western Avenue to investigate a domestic disturbance.

According to the report, Ms. Raines-Mayhorn left the residence the night before with friends and was told she couldn’t return intoxicated.

The complainant told officers that after Ms. Raines-Mayhorn got home, she allegedly tried to fight with the complainant, and allegedly pushed the complainant onto a couch, according to police. The complainant then grabbed a hammer and told Ms. Raines-Mayhorn not to touch her, according to police.

Ms. Raines-Mayhorn allegedly told police, “I don’t know nothing” when asked her name and birthday. When officers told Ms. Raines-Mayhorn she could be arrested if she did not provide her name, she allegedly laughed and then said, “My name is nobody. I ain’t touch nobody.”

Domestic Battery Report on Gerstung

Elizabeth M. Hofsommer, 64, 2 Cromwell Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on April 8 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to Gerstung Road to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

Ms. Hofsommer was invited to the home when she and the complainant got into a verbal disagreement. The complainant told police that Ms. Hofsommer allegedly began to strike her about the face multiple times, according to the report. The complainant said she wanted to sign a complaint.

Domestic Battery Report on Antietam

David E. Phillips, 55, 509 Antietam St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 8 when police were dispatched to Antietam Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.

The complainant told police that she returned from Culvers where she got dinner for herself and two other family members, including Mr. Phillips.

Mr. Phillips allegedly pushed a three-year-old child to the floor then “got in” the complainant’s face with a spatula and allegedly hit her hand with it, according to police.

The complainant said she believed her finger was possibly broken from being hit with the spatula, according to police. Mr. Phillips denied pushing the child or hitting the complainant, 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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