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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Police say a resident purchased a Vanilla Prepaid Reload card with $400 cash at CVS Pharmacy in Park Forest on March 7. The resident was provided the reload PIN of the card. However, upon returning home, the resident was informed that the funds had been transferred to another account. Police are investigating.
Police responded to a residence in the 300 block of Dogwood Street on March 13 to investigate a report of fraud. A resident told police that her husband had received a letter from the IRS stating that the agency had received her husband’s tax return and that they were reviewing the forms that were returned. Police say the couple filed jointly and had not filed their taxes yet. Police are investigating.
James L. Hoskins, 29, 163 W. 154th St. Apt. 2S, Harvey, was arrested on March 13 at the Park Forest library after police were informed by a resident that his Apple iPhone 4S in a black Otter Box case had been stolen from the Prairie State College Veteran’s Hall. Police say the resident reported the theft to campus police. The resident stated that he was tracking his cell phone which pinged its location at the Park Forest Library. Police went to the library and stopped one subject who was leaving the library who matched a description given by witnesses of one of the suspects. Police located the victim’s cell phone on the man, later identified as Hoskins. An officer responded from Prairie State Campus Police and took custody of Hoskins at approximately 5:30 PM, according to police.
A resident walking her dog in the area of Early Street and Berry Street on March 15 and discovered a Winchester .40 caliber spent shell casing near the end of a driveway in the 100 block of Berry Street police arrived and the show was submitted into evidence.
An air-conditioning unit was reported stolen from outside a residence in the 500 block of Chase Street on March 21.
Serena L. Sellers, 18, 124 Lester Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on March 18 and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and provided a traffic citation charging operating an uninsured motor vehicle after police responded to a report of a hit and run that had occurred at the intersection of Indianwood Boulevard and Leims Road on March 16. An officer canvassing the area of Lester Road discovered the vehicle matching the offending vehicle description from the accident at the entrance to Court H-7.
Eddie L. Barrett, 24, 18647 Golfview Dr., Hazel Crest, was arrested on March 17 and charged with drinking alcohol in a public way and possession of cannabis when an officer observed a vehicle parked in the east parking lot of 215 Wilson Street, Forest Trail Middle School. The vehicle appeared to be occupied, according to police. Three others in the vehicle, Randy A. Moore, 22, 110 Well St., Park Forest; Ashley D. Bates, 20, 110 Well St., Park Forest; and Janeka N. Griffin, 21, 335 Winnebago St., Park Forest, were also arrested and charged with drinking alcohol in a public way.
A Philips television set and an Emerson television set were reported stolen during a residential burglary from a residence in the 23000 block of South Western Avenue on March 17.
A window of a residence in the 200 block of Minocqua Street was reported shattered on March 17. Police have suspect information and are investigating.
La Cynthia N. Crosby, 41, 228 Hickory St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 18 and charged with one count of felony driving on a revoked driver’s license and additionally issued a citation charging speeding over the posted speed limit when an officer parked in the 2900 block of Western Avenue clocked the vehicle Crosby was driving northbound on Western Avenue from Main Street at 50 MPH, 15 miles over the posted 35 MPH speed limit, according to police.
Michael L. Hines Jr., 20, 132 26th St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 18 and charged with battery when police responded to the 100 block of Ash Street to investigate a report of battery that had just occurred.
Devon M. Betts 21, 470 Leahy Circle, Manteno, was arrested on March 19 and charged with battery after police responded to 21st Century School, 240 S. Orchard Drive, to investigate a report of battery that had just occurred.
Glenn J. Mayhorn Jr., 34, 1103 E. 194th Pl., Glenwood, was arrested on March 19 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to a residence in the 3300 block of Western Avenue to investigate a report of domestic battery.
Tierra Lasharon Scott, 18, 3432 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on March 19 and charged with two counts of battery when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard, to investigate a battery complaint. Additionally, a juvenile was processed on charges of battery and criminal trespass.
A window of a residence in the 300 block of Winonah Street was reported shattered on March 19.
Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3400 block of Western Avenue on March 20 to investigate a report of two subjects attempting to make entry into a cooperative unit. Upon arrival, officers did not see the subjects in the area. However, officers found an open door on the east side of the residence and observed that the door had been forced open with an unknown object. Police are investigating.
Antonio D. Lomax, 34, 23111 Central Park Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on March 20 and issued municipal citations charging animal running at large and disorderly conduct when police responded to the 300 block of Somonauk Street to investigate an animal complaint.