Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Editor’s Note: This police beat coverage represents reports from September 18 through September 24, 2018. Charges for those arrested in this time period include disorderly conduct, domestic battery, and criminal damage to property.
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SouthCom Dispatch advised that a man was on the line saying that his vehicle had been shot at by a person whose last name was “Tyms,” according to the report.
An officer met with the complainant who was in a vehicle parked at the Central Park parking lot on Lakewood Boulevard. According to police, the complainant was irate and said that he was just visiting his friend at a nearby residence. While at that location, his friend’s brother, Tyresse Tyms, allegedly confronted him and told him to leave the residence. The complainant refused to leave as he was there with his friend.
The complainant told police that he then exited the residence but sat in his vehicle in the driveway of the residence. At this point, Mr. Tyms exited the residence, yelled at the complainant telling him to leave the area, and then allegedly took out a BB gun and shot the door of the complainant’s car.
After this, the complainant left the area and notified the Park Forest Police Department, according to the report.
An officer responded to the residence where Mr. Tyms was located. Mr. Tyms explained to officers that the complainant was visiting his sister and said he did not want the complainant at his residence and told him to leave. The complainant refused to leave the residence at which time Mr. Tyms allegedly said he threatened to physically fight the complainant, according to the report.
Mr. Tyms said the complainant left the residence and then sat in his car refusing to leave. Mr. Tyms told police he followed the complainant outside and continued to yell at him, according to the report. Eventually, the complainant left the area, according to the report.
An officer asked Mr. Tyms if he used a BB gun against the complainant and Mr. Tyms said, “I’m a grown man, I don’t use BB guns,” according to police.
Police issued Mr. Tyms the municipal citation charging disorderly conduct with a hearing date of October 4 at the Park Forest Police Department. There was no arrest.
Kian J. Albert, 21, 28 McCarthy Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on September 19 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to the first block of McCarthy Road to investigate a report of domestic battery.
SouthCom dispatch told police while they were en route that the caller was crying intensely and they were not able to get much information. Dispatch later advised that the complainant managed to lock herself and her child in a room but said that it sounded as though the alleged male offender was returning.
According to police, the complainant said that when Mr. Albert came home he became upset with the complainant over a misplaced Swisher Cigarillo and the two engaged in a verbal argument. The complainant told police that she stated she would give Mr. Albert money for a new Swisher. At this point, according to the complainant, Mr. Albert grew even more upset and allegedly punched the complainant twice on the left side of her face, near her eye.
A scuffle ensued for the cell phone, and Mr. Albert allegedly held the complainant by the throat as he struggled with her, according to police.
Mr. Albert was eventually transported to the Park Forest Police Department where he was placed in a holding cell pending transport to Markham Courthouse for a bond hearing, according to police.
Criminal Damage to Property
Ariel E. Landeros, 22, 1751 223rd Place, Sauk Village, was arrested on September 22 and charged with criminal damage to property after police were dispatched to the 100
According to the report, an officer spoke with Ms. Landeros upon arrival. Ms. Landeros said that she came to see her ex-boyfriend and saw a vehicle parked “in her spot” on the street where she normally parks, according to police. According to police, she then told them that she saw another woman inside the house so she allegedly kicked the mirror on her car.
Police spoke with the complainant who said that Ms. Landeros came to the residence and started knocking on all the windows and ringing the doorbell. According to the complainant, Ms. Landeros then allegedly kicked the driver’s side outside mirror of her car.
The complainant stated that she wanted to pursue a charge of criminal damage to property against Ms. Landeros. Police handcuffed Ms. Landeros, placed her in a squad vehicle, and transported her to the Park Forest Police Department where she was processed and charged with criminal damage to property. She was assigned a court date of October 22 at the Markham Courthouse, according to police.