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.
An arrest does not mean that a person is guilty. All those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. It is the policy of eNews Park Forest to not remove items in the public record from publication. If your name is listed in the police reports, we will only add information relevant to the final disposition of the case at hand, e.g. "Mr. Smith was subsequently acquitted," "Mr. Smith entered a guilty plea," or "All charges against Mr. Smith were subsequently dropped." We will do so upon receiving and verifying proof of such disposition.
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Kyle A. Pork, 18, 449 Springfield St., Park Forest, was arrested on October 16 and charged with misdemeanor battery when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Springfield Street regarding a report of a fight in progress.
A juvenile was arrested on October 17 and charged with retail theft and resisting arrest when police responded to a report of a retail theft at a business in the first block of South Orchard Trail.
Two tires of a vehicle parked in the first block of Cherry Street were reported slashed on October 19. Police say someone also poured sugar into the gas tank.
Two juveniles were arrested on October 19 and processed on charges of criminal trespass to real property and resisting arrest when police responded to a residence in the 3200 block of Western Avenue regarding a report of juveniles inside a residence, damaging the inside of the residence, and then fleeing when encountered by the property manager. Three other juveniles were arrested and processed on charges of criminal trespass to real property in connection with this case.
Louie E. Kooiman, 24, 7810 W. Stunkel Rd., Frankfort, was arrested on October 20 and issued citations charging failure to give information after striking an unattended vehicle, failure to wear a seatbelt, failure to notify police of an accident, and improper lane usage after police responded to the 300 block of Miami Street to investigate a report of a hit and run accident that had just occurred.
A Vizio Razor television valued at $100, a Toshiba television valued at $250, a Samsung Galaxy tablet valued at $150, an Xbox 360 game system valued at $150, a Dell Precision computer valued at $150, and an HP computer valued at $150 are among items reported stolen during a burglary at a residence in the 400 block of Westgate Drive on October 20.
A window of 21st Sentry Preparatory School, 240 S. Orchard Drive, was reported shattered on October 21. Nothing was reported stolen.
Police discovered a rear open door at a residence in the 200 block of Minocqua Street when they responded for a report of a burglary alarm. Police said it appeared the door had been forced open. Nothing was reported stolen from the residence.
A suitcase, a pair of roller skates valued at $600, and approximately $4 in coins were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Ash Street on October 21.
A cell phone was reported stolen from a gym locker at Rich East High School on October 21.
A resident told police on October 21 that she had discovered unauthorized charges on her credit card in the amounts of $399 and $440.33. The report was made at the Park Forest Police Department.
A number of items of jewelry valued over $1500, a Samsung television set, a set of keys, and a Twix bar are among items reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Westgate Drive on October 21.
A juvenile was arrested in connection with a reported burglary at a residence in the 400 block of Westgate Drive on October 21. The case has been forwarded to the investigations division for follow-up.
A silver Kent Tandem, serial #B000LELCIE and valued at $290, was reported stolen from the 100 block of Chestnut Street on October 22.
A front bay window of a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street was reported shattered on October 22.
Melissa N. Anderson, 24, 22 Saul Trail, Park Forest, was arrested on October 23 and issued a municipal citation charging battery when police responded to the first block of Sauk Trail to investigate a battery complaint.
A 26" blue and gray Roadmaster bicycle was reported stolen from a residence in the first block of West Rocket Circle on October 25.
A resident told police on October 25 that he received a phone call advising him that he had one $17,500,000 from Publishers Clearinghouse. In order to collect the money however, the man was advised that he had put money "up front." The man advised police that on October 23 he sent $2439 to Jamaica via Western Union; on October 24 he sent $2800 to Hawaii. In all, police say the man sent over $10,000 during this scam.
A resident told police on October 25 that she had lost over $2000 when she attempted to have a book published by two separate companies. She received two invoices from a company which she paid. The book was never published.
A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle parked at the Metra lot, 520 Homan Avenue, on October 25.
Police responded to the Park Forest Police Department on October 25 to investigate an animal complaint. A brown and white 70 pound male English bulldog named "Bruno" was set on fire by someone using some sort of accelerant, according to police. Police say a veterinarian at Forest South Animal Hospital told them that the dog had some kind of accelerant thrown onto his face, neck, and ears, and then had been lit on fire. The dog experience first-degree burns to those locations, as well as other injuries resulting from being set on fire alive. Police are investigating.
A catalytic converter of a vehicle parked at the Metra lot, 520 Homan Avenue, was reported stolen on October 25.
A juvenile was arrested on October 25 and processed on a charge of felony theft after six cell phones were stolen from underneath a desk at Forest Trail Middle School, 215 Wilson Street, during a youth gathering referred to as the "Canteen."
Police responded to the first block of West Rocket Circle on October 26 to investigate a domestic dispute. Police have suspect information and are investigating.
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