Law and Order, Local Police Reports, Park Forest

Park Forest Burglary Reports from October 28 Through November 17, 2020

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Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- We turn back to burglary reports and remind readers to lock their vehicles and leave them locked at all times, even if returning to inside your home for a moment.

For the record, there were no arrests in Park Forest between November 11 and November 17, 2020. These are the only items to report.

More burglary reports are forthcoming.

A lunchbox containing a driver’s license, credit cards, and $100 cash was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Miami Street on October 30. The stolen credit card was charged $1000 without permission of the owner, according to police.

A Smith & Wesson M&P9 9 mm handgun was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Westgate Drive on November 3.

A dollar in quarters was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the first block of Wilson Court on November 7. The vehicle had been left open, according to police.

A Taras G2C 9 mm handgun was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the first block of Elm Street on November 11. The vehicle had been left unlocked, according to police.

About Police Reports

Please note that we repeatedly say “according to police” in these reports and often use the word “allegedly.” We are not asserting in any way that those arrested and/or charged have committed any offenses. We report on what is in the media reports furnished by police. As those charged are innocent until proven guilty, the burden is on prosecutors and police to prove all alleged crimes.

eNews Park Forest has always published the 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.

An arrest does not mean that a person is guilty. All those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. It is the policy of eNews Park Forest to not remove items in the public record from publication. If your name is listed in the police reports, we will only add information relevant to the final disposition of the case at hand, e.g. “Mr. Smith was subsequently acquitted,” “Mr. Smith entered a guilty plea,” or “All charges against Mr. Smith were subsequently dropped.” We will do so upon receiving and verifying proof of such disposition.

All of the incidents in this report were captured on body-worn and/or dash-mounted cameras by officers at the respective scenes, according to police. All Park Forest police officers wear body-worn cameras. These devices are now typically abbreviated BWC in the reports.

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.

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