Local Police Reports, Park Forest

Is someone there? Burglary Report Through January 29, 2018

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A burglar in action. (Canadian forest industries, 1916. Creative Commons)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Burglary reports are now filed as a separate story from other police reports. Under a new arrangement with the Park Forest Police Department, these reports are sent separately.

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.

What would you do if you suspected an intruder was inside your home? A resident in this position on Somonauk Street took up a hammer and knife and searched his house.

Someone inside?

A resident in the 300 block of Somonauk Street suspected there was someone inside his residence on January 25. He was home alone and went outside to smoke a cigarette in the driveway. After approximately two or three minutes, he returned inside the house. He walked toward his bedroom when he observed a tall thin black shadow out of the corner of his eye near the entrance to the kitchen. He did not think anything of it at the time and continued into his bedroom.

He then observed that his bed was pushed toward the middle of the room. He also noticed that his cell phone was missing from his bed. Out of fear that someone was inside, he grabbed a knife and hammer from his bedroom and checked the rest of the house. He observed that a sliding glass door was ajar and a wooden block normally used to keep it closed was on the floor.

He checked the entire house, including closets and bathrooms for anyone inside the residence.

The man did not find anyone inside the house.

Police were dispatched to the residence at approximately 9:06 PM.

The only items reported missing were the cell phone and a jar with approximately $100 in change.

Tools and Cleaning Supplies Stolen

A hammer, two screwdrivers, a pair of rubber gloves, and miscellaneous cleaning products were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Each Street on January 26. Entry had been made to the residence through a back door, according to police. A deadbolt and window panel in the back door were broken, according to police.