Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- These police blotter reports include arrests through October 20, 2020. Charges for those arrested criminal trespass to land, DUI, and domestic battery.
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Park Forest Police Blotter Reports Through October 20, 2020
Criminal Trespass to Land
Sean R. Segner, 43, 2825 Dallas St., Alburquerque, NM, was arrested on October 15 and charged with criminal trespass to land after police were dispatched to the first block of Nassau Court in reference to a report of an unwanted subject. Mr. Segner showed up at a home at which he was not welcome, according to police. He allegedly attempted to enter the home through the rear door to the house and set off the alarm, according to police.
Terry J. Clay, 47, 23453 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on October 15 and charged with domestic battery after police were dispatched to the 23400 block of South Western Avenue to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. Mr. Clay allegedly hit a woman in the face several times with a closed fist because she was with someone else and not him anymore, according to police.
Asha C. Hines, 25, 8104 S. Elizabeth St., Chicago, was arrested on October 19 and charged with DUI, DUI with a breath alcohol content greater than .08, and transportation of open liquor by a driver after police responded to the 300 block of Shabbona Drive to investigate a report of a car crash involving a vehicle striking a tree. The 911 caller told dispatchers that the vehicle was backing up as if trying to leave, according to police.
When police arrived, they found a woman, later identified as Asha C. Hines, running North East on Shabbona Drive from Miami Street, approximately 100 yards from the location of the car crash, according to police. An officer turned around to speak to Ms. Hines who came to the officer’s patrol vehicle and said that her car was stuck in the grass and she was running home to get help to move it, according to police. She asked the officer to follow her to the 200 block of Mantua Street without sirens on so she could get family members to help her, according to police. She then ran to that address, losing her sandals from her feet while running, according to police.
The officer followed Ms. Hines to that address on Mantua Street where she entered for less than 10 seconds and emerged with people she identified as parents, according to police. She walked back to the location of the crash with her parents.
The responding officer saw that her vehicle had heavy damage to the front driver’s side, according to police. Inside the vehicle, an officer observed a clear glass cup in the center console that appeared to contain an alcoholic beverage, according to police.
Due to the observations of Ms. Hines, her “frantic behavior and smell of alcoholic beverage on her breath,” according to the report, police told Ms. Hines that Field Sobriety Tests would be administered to her. The officer conducting the tests asked Ms. Hines to recite the alphabet from D to Q without singing. Ms. Hines allegedly said “D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-J-I-F-I-N-Q”, and began giggling, according to police.
A breathalyzer test showed that Ms. Hines had a breath alcohol content of .171, more than twice the legal limit, according to police.
David P. Head, 32, 123 Hemlock St., Park Forest, was arrested on October 20 and charged with two counts of domestic battery and one count of resisting a peace officer after police were dispatched to the 200 block of Forest Boulevard to investigate a report of a disturbance.
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