Local Police Reports

Former Park Forest Man Celebrates 160th Arrest

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Setting an arrest record is an honor and distinction a sworn officer of the law might tout. Setting an arrest record on the other side of the bars seems a bit sad. Yet one former Park Forest man may have done just that.

John D. Williams, 42, of Chicago Heights, was arrested on September 8 in Park Forest. This was his 160th arrest, according to police.

Arrest 160 won Williams charges of disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police were dispatched to the area of Blackhawk Drive and Sauk Trail to investigate a report of Williams allegedly trying to gain entrance to a vehicle in traffic. According to police, the complainant, who is familiar with Williams, told them that while he was stopped at a red light northbound on Blackhawk Drive at Sauk Trail, Williams walked up to his vehicle, allegedly reached his hand into the vehicle, grabbed the steering wheel, and said "Do you remember me?"

The complainant then drove off and contacted police.

One officer told ENEWSPF that Williams’ at one time lived in Park Forest, and his behavior has become more aggressive of late.

The officer said police are hoping judges begin to take notice.