Law and Order, Local Police Reports, Park Forest

For the Dogs: Park Forest Police Blotter Reports Through October 1, 2019

Police applicants take written test
Police applicants take police applicants the written test at Dining on the Green on October 19, 2019. Their next step will be oral interviews before the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. (Photo: PFPD)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- These police reports include arrests through October 1, 2019. Charges for those arrested or cited during this time include a DUI and dogs running at large.

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eNews Park Forest has always published addresses of those arrested and will continue to do so. 5 ILCS 140/2.15 states that the governmental body (for these reports, the Police Department), shall release information on those who have been charged, including their name, age, and address. This information is necessary to ensure the proper identity of those arrested.

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Persons wishing to leave anonymous information on any criminal matters including narcotics or gang activity are encouraged to call the Park Forest Police Department Investigations Division at (708) 748-1309.

eNews Park Forest reports this information because the public in the United States has the right to know.  When that information is withheld or under-reported, it leaves questions.  We also want to show the work that the police force does every day that is not reported.  Police in Park Forest respond to thousands of calls per year, the vast majority of which do not end up with arrests.  Whether it’s conducting a routine investigation, pulling over a drunk driver, or responding to a possible theft at a store, the work of the police officer deserves acknowledgment by the public.

Criminal Damage to Property

Donald L. Jett III, 18, 180 Miami St., Park Forest, was arrested on September 19 and charged with criminal damage to property after police responded to the 100 block of Miami Street to perform a premise check.

Officers had been at that location earlier responding to a report of a domestic disturbance, according to the report.

Regarding the earlier report, both subjects had left the residence prior to officers arriving. Mr. Jet III was one of those subjects, according to the police. Another one of the subjects from the earlier call contacted 911 while driving, stating that Mr. Jet III allegedly threatened to go back to the residence and break windows of the house. When police arrived at that residence on Miami Street, they were informed by a neighbor that Mr. Jett III was in the rear of the house.

As an officer approached, he heard the sound of glass breaking. The officer notified other officers. When this responding officer walked to the rear of the residence he observed Mr. Jett III with his arm through a broken window, according to the report.

The officer told Mr. Jett III to stop and put his hands on the wall and Mr. Jett III complied, according to police.

Possession of a Controlled Substance

Lontaye M Hayslett, 19, 281 Arcadia St., Park Forest, was arrested on September 19 and charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance, possession of cannabis, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, and expired registration.

Two officers were on patrol in a fully-marked squad vehicle when they observed a yellow Chevrolet Cobalt with North Carolina registration traveling immediately in front of them. The officers conducted a random registration check and learned that the registration for the vehicle expired on September 15, 2019. The officer driving activated the squad’s emergency lights and curb the vehicle on Westwood Drive just west of Park Street.

After investigating, inside the vehicle officers found a pink Fanny pack containing cannabis and oxycodone pills, according to police. Police also discovered a bag containing small green leafy flakes consistent with cannabis, according to police. Police discovered hydrocodone/amphetimine medicine pills as well as an open 750 mL bottle of brandy on the front passenger floorboard of the vehicle. The seal was broken and a noticeable amount of the alcohol was missing, according to police.

Dog Running at Large

Rickey M. Griffin, 44, 320 Meota St., Park Forest, was issued citations on September 20 charging dog running at large, required tags (rabies), and fierce dog after police responded to the 300 block of Meota Street to investigate a report of a dog running at large.


Yvette Y. Guerror-Silva, 47, 234 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was arrested on September 29 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without lights when required (no taillights), operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and illegal transportation of alcohol.

Two officers traveling east on Allegheny Street from Algonquin Street found their attention drawn to a vehicle traveling in front of them. The vehicle had no taillights, according to police.

As police followed, the driver activated the brakes of the car and almost came to a complete stop for no apparent reason, according to police. Police observed no roadway obstructions in front of the vehicle.

Police initiated a traffic stop.

One of the officers spoke with the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Yvette Y Guerrero-Silva, who appeared upset and related that she was trying to leave, according to police. Immediately upon making contact, both officers smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from inside the vehicle, according to police.

One of the officers asked Ms. Guerrero-Silva for her driver’s license which she subsequently produced. An officer requested and she gave him a brown paper bag inside which turned out to contain a glass bottle which was later identified as an open 40-ounce bottle of malt liquor that was approximately half full, according to police.

The officers conducted Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. After the tests, police informed Ms. Guerrero-Silva that she was being placed under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Dog Running at Large

Jennifer R. Irani, 44, 328 Oswego St., Park Forest, was issued a citation on October 1 charging dog running at large after police responded to the 300 block of Oswego Street to investigate a report of an animal bite.