The Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)
Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)–Editor’s Note: We continue our reporting on news from police 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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The hood of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of South Orchard Drive was reported damaged by a vandalism on August 4. According to police, there was a large dent in the center of the hood approximately 20 inches in diameter.
A purple and gray 29-speed mountain bike valued at $120 was reported stolen from the 300 block of Forest Boulevard on August 7.
Six windows of a building in the 300 block of Oswego Street were discovered shattered on August 7 after police responded to investigate an alarm that was activated.
Donald C. Bailey Jr., 38, 114 N. Orchard Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on August 7 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the 100 block of North Orchard Drive to investigate a private property accident where one vehicle allegedly struck another vehicle. Bailey was also issued tickets charging driving while license was suspended and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. The vehicle he was driving was seized per local ordinance, according to police.
A window of a residence in the 500 block of Homan Avenue was discovered shattered on August 8 after police responded to an alarm call.
The windshield of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Arrowhead Street was reported shattered on August 8. Additionally, police observed that the hood had been dented and the roof of the car was dented by what appeared to be a concrete brick that was observed on the sidewalk next to the car.
A blue boy’s bicycle with broken brakes was reported stolen from 300 block of Onarga Street on August 8. Left in its place was a black, red and white 20-inch boy’s BMX bicycle. Police transported the BMX bicycle to the Park Forest Police Department and placed it into the bicycle impound.
A purse was reported stolen from under a counter at a business in the 200 block of Forest Boulevard on August 8.
A back yard gate and a side door to a garage were reported kicked in at a residence in the first block of Apple Lane on August 9.
A Toshiba Satellite computer, a 39-inch Vizio flat-screen television, a Toshiba memory drive, an Akai mini-professional keyboard, a Fender five string bass guitar, and approximately $40 in loose coins are among items reported stolen during a residential burglary from a residence in the 200 block of Minocqua Street on August 10.
Deonje Watkins, 33, 11620 S. Ada St., Chicago, was arrested on August 11 and charged with disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the area of Central Park Avenue and Winnebago Street in reference to a report of a suspicious subject. According to police, a male subject was reported walking southbound on Central Park Avenue near Winnebago Street with a knife in his hand. The subject was also observed by a witness allegedly throwing a bottle at a passing vehicle, according to police. Watkins was also processed on a conditional release violation warrant out of Cook County. Police recovered a knife with a 5-inch blade from him, according to police.
Rakari J. Coleman, 20, 61 W. Main St., Apt. 1, Chicago Heights, was arrested on August 11 and charged with retail theft and resisting a peace officer when police responded to a business in the first block of Main Street to investigate a report of retail theft.
The driver’s side window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Sangamon on Street was reported shattered on August 11.