Local Police Reports, Park Forest

Park Forest Police Blotter Reports August 1. 2016, 2016

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Inside the Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—Editor’s Note: We continue our reporting on news from police blotter reports. Besides covering the many stories from around Park Forest that otherwise might go unnoticed, we want to bring more complete coverage of police reports than is reported by other local media.

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Four computers, two cameras and about $400 cash were stolen during a residential burglary July 18 in the 300 block of Minocqua. Witnesses in the neighborhood told police they did not hear or see anything suspicious. Police continue to investigate.

Police reported two recent incidents of fraud in which victims had checks written without their permission. Both incidents happened on July 19. According to a police report, a female victim living in the 100 block of North Arbor Trail told police that a check for $975 was written apparently to pay for a laptop computer. A second victim living in the 200 block of Dogwood St., told police on that same day a check of hers was written for $550 without her permission. A second check for $1,550 was written but was denied by the bank.

Police reported several car break-ins recently. On July 19, two vehicles were broken into in the 100 block of Shabbona. A van had its glove box rummaged through, while another vehicle had a charger for an iPhone stolen. On July 29, two travel bags and two charger cords were stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block of Shabbona.

Eric C. Lear, 25, 22712 Parkview Lane, Frankfort, was charged with possession of cannabis following a traffic stop July 20 in the 23400 block of Western Avenue, police said.

A resident living in the 200 block of Juniper Street reported coming home on July 21 to find a window to her home broken. According to a police report, nothing appeared to have been taken.

7-22 Early St./Hay St., Park Forest —  A man reported to police he was a victim of a hit and run accident while driving near the Early Street and Hay Street on July 22. The victim said he was in his vehicle and trying to make a right turn onto Early Street when he was hit by a silver sedan.  The driver of the silver sedan then drove off. Police are investigating.

Chadrick M White, 20, 2872 Western Ave., Park Forest, was charged with possession of cannabis and speeding following a traffic stop July 23 near the intersection of Monee Road and Indianwood Boulevard, police said.

A car’s rear window shattered sometime in the evening of July 24 while parked in the 100 block of 26th Street, according to police.

Je Naro Whitlow-El, 40, 23 Cunningham Lane, Park Forest and Mark A. Parker, 46, 14644 Ellis Ave., Dolton, were charged with one count each of criminal trespass to property each after an incident July 26 in the 20 block of Cunningham.

A video game console and two pellet guns were stolen during a residential burglary July 26 in the 10 block of Monee Road.

A new cell phone and tablet computer were stolen just after being delivered to a home in the 300 block of Blackhawk Drive on July 26.

A gray 2006 GMC SUV was stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Tampa Street on July 26.

A car and lawn furniture were damaged by vandals on July 28 in the 80 block of Winslow. According to the victim, someone broke into a car, poured windshield washer fluid all over the interior and slashed the driver’s seat and ceiling liner.

Antonio Burnette, 26, 746 Burnham Ave., University Park, was taken into custody July 28 in the 200 block of Allegheny Street on warrants for battery in Park Forest and a parole violation in the state of Wisconsin. Also taken into custody that same day was Raymon D. Winston, 19, 4232 Andover Dr., Richton Park, on a juvenile warrant for failure to appear in court for attempted murder of a police officer and an adult warrant for battery in Richton Park.

A man reported that his 9mm handgun and a digital music player were stolen from his vehicle July 28 while his car was parked in the 50 block of N. Arbor Trail, police said. According to a police report, the victim had a permit for the weapon.

Kiana R. Roshell, 20, 25 Rocket Circle East, Park Forest, was charged with criminal damage to property after allegedly throwing a rock at a car windshield during a domestic dispute on July 29 in the 20 block of Rocket Circle.