Local Police Reports

Park Forest Police Blotter Reports for February 1, 2014

Park Forest Police Station
A winter past at the Park Forest Police Station. Today’s is much, much worse. (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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Marilyn M. Mullens, 54, 4533 S. Prairie Ave., Chicago, was arrested on January 9 and processed on a charge of criminal trespass to a motor vehicle when an officer responded to the 200 block of Lakewood Boulevard regarding a subject who wished to turn herself in on an outstanding warrant.

An officer was summoned to the Park Forest Police Department on January 10 to investigate an identity theft complaint. A resident told police she had received a letter in the mail from the Illinois Department of Employment Security for an address change verification. The letter advised that her unemployment insurance benefit record was changed or corrected. The resident told police that she had not applied for unemployment.

A rear window of a residence in the 200 block of Farragut Street was reported shattered on January 11.

A computer valued at $200, eight PlayStation 3 valued at $200, a television valued at $150, and approximately $100 in closing were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Arcadia Street on January 12.

An air-conditioning unit was reported stolen from outside a residence in the first block of Cherry Street on January 14.

A juvenile was arrested on January 18 and charged with robbery and aggravated battery after police followed up on a robbery investigation first reported January 17.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street on January 20 at approximately 10:52 AM regarding a report of a home invasion. Police were advised that there were possibly four or five offenders, one wearing a red and black jacket, displaying a tech 9 style gun. A second offender was described as wearing a gray and brown jacket. According to police, a resident was in the bathroom on the main floor when she heard an unknown subject yelling inside the house. She exited the bathroom and saw three or four subjects in the living room. One of the subjects had a black gun and was described as a black male, 5’10” to 6’0″, hundred and 60 pounds, light-colored skin, wearing a black and blue zippered jacket with a black hooded sweatshirt underneath, a black skullcap, black face mask, and gray pants. According to police, the family was forced into a bedroom. Police say two cell phones and some Swisher cigars were reported missing when the subjects left the residence. There were no reported injuries.

Darnell L. Hutcherson, 21, 232 Ash St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 20 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Ash Street to investigate a report of a suspicious automobile.

A juvenile was processed on a charge of disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Indianwood Boulevard to investigate a report of a disturbance.

A door of a residence in the 100 block of Peach Street was discovered to have been forced open on January 21. Police are investigating. Nothing was reported missing.

Jamier R. Griffin, 19, 335 Winnebago St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 22 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to the 200 block of Lakewood Boulevard to investigate a report of a domestic dispute.

Two flat-screen television sets and a men’s wedding ring valued at $699 were reported stolen during a residential burglary at a residence in the 200 block of Rich Road on January 22.

A juvenile was issued a municipal citation charging battery when an officer working at the security desk at Rich East High School observed one student allegedly grab another student, allegedly slam the other student to the floor, and strike him several times in the face with his closed fist, according to police. The incident was reported to have occurred on January 23.

A resident told police on January 24 that he arrived at his home and observed that multiple items in his bedroom had been broken. According to police, the resident’s uncle permitted a woman he had been dating but had broken up with to enter the home, located in the first block of Brooke Park Lane. Police are investigating.

Police discovered a dog tethered in a car port in the 200 block of Sangamon on Street on January 24. The dog was tethered with a leash that was approximately 3 feet in length. The temperature was 12°F with a wind chill of -11°F, according to police. The responding Community Service Officer observed two dog bowls in the vicinity of the dog, one which contained frozen water and the other which was empty. According to police, the only thing on the floor for the dog to lie on was a flattened cardboard box. The dog was transported to Forest South Animal Hospital in University Park. Police say the owner was informed that she was in violation of three separate laws under owner’s duties for the animals section of the Illinois Criminal Code. Police say the owner stated she did not want the dog anymore and subsequently read and signed an Owner Relinquish form. The owner was issued a municipal ticket charging animal cruelty.

A cell phone was reported stolen during an alleged armed robbery at the intersection of Dogwood Street and Michael Road on January 26. Police are investigating.

An Emerson 32-inch flat-screen television valued at $189, an Xbox game console valued at $199, and a Nintendo Wii valued at $119, are among items reported stolen during a residential burglary at a residence in the 100 block of Hemlock Street on January 31.