The Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)
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Police responded to a facility in the 100 block of North Orchard Drive to investigate a report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. Police determined that someone had entered a vehicle without permission; however, nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicle.
A 46-inch flat-screen television, a Sony PlayStation 4, and various PlayStation 4 video games were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Choate Road during a residential burglary on April 23.
A furnace was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Lakewood Boulevard on April 24.
Police say the driver’s side rear quarter panel, rear door, and driver’s door of a vehicle parked in the Westwood Drive parking lot of Rich East High School were vandalized with multiple scratches on April 25.
A 2009 Dodge Journey, Illinois license plate X933719, was reported stolen from the 300 block of North Orchard Drive on April 26.
An LG 60-inch flat-screen television valued at $1500, a number of DVDs valued at $1000, a Gateway laptop computer valued at $600, and $1500 cash are among items reported stolen during a residential burglary at a residence in the 100 block of Well Street on April 26.
A juvenile was arrested on April 26 and charged with theft after police received a report that a Walther P22 semi-automatic .22 caliber stainless steel pistol was stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Indianwood Boulevard.
Edward E. White Jr., 25, 717 Wright Rd., University Park, was arrested on April 27 and issued municipal citations charging possession of cannabis and improper display of front registration when an officer patrolling northbound on Western Avenue approaching Steger Road observed a vehicle that did not appear to have a front registration plate displayed, according to police.
Two cell phones were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Nanti Street on April 27. Police suspect a someone who was a guest in the home.
The front and rear license plates of a vehicle parked in the first block of Apache Street were reported stolen on April 28.
Michael J. Perri, 24, 111 E. Sycamore Dr. Apt. 402, Park Forest, was arrested on April 28 and charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession of cannabis when officers on patrol traveling southbound on Western Avenue approaching Sycamore Drive observed a vehicle traveling southbound on Western Avenue swerve and then make a turn onto Sycamore Drive without using a signal, according to police. Perri was also issued traffic citations charging improper Lane usage, failure to signal, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and failure to notify the Secretary of State of an address change.
The front license plate of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Arcadia Street was reported stolen on April 29.
Police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Seneca Street on April 29 to investigate a report of domestic battery. Police have suspect information and are investigating.
Jordan E. Bond, 21, 4520 Lincoln Blvd., Richton Park, was arrested on April 29 and charged with driving under the influence of drugs, possession of cannabis, and issued citations charging improper turn at an intersection, and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. According to police, while on patrol traveling southbound on Western Avenue from Monee Road, police observed the vehicle Cano was driving complete and improper turn from the curb Lane on Monee Road to the inside lane on Western Avenue, according to police.
Police say a man was driving northbound on Orchard Drive approaching the intersection at Indianwood Boulevard just before 6 PM on April 29. According to police, the man said he was "cut off" by an unknown subject driving a black Audi A3. The man proceeded northbound and stopped at the red light at Orchard Drive and Lakewood Boulevard after driving into the left turn Lane as the Audi pulled up on the right side of the center lane. Police say the man rolled down his window and stated to the driver of the Audi, "Hey man, that wasn’t cool." Police say the man told them that the driver of the Audi brandished a "little black gun" and the driver of the first vehicle heard a click. He advised that he was unsure if the sound was the trigger being pulled on the pistol or the subject charging the weapon. Police are investigating.