Local Police Reports, Park Forest

Park Forest Police Blotter Reports Jan. 8 – Jan. 15, 2018

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Officers listen as awards are presented to colleagues at the Park Forest Police Awards Ceremony on January 20, 2018. (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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Persons wishing to leave anonymous information on any criminal matters including narcotics or gang activity are encouraged to call the Park Forest Police Department Investigations Division at (708) 748-1309.

Battery and Assault

Vaneea L. Goodson, 30, 374 Sauk Trail, Park Forest, was arrested on January 8 and charged with battery and assault when police were dispatched to a business in the first block of South Orchard Drive, to investigate a battery complaint. Goodson allegedly punched a female victim on the side of the face; and allegedly scratched her face, neck, arms, and chest, according to police.


Nathaniel Mills, 57, 23453 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on January 10 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcoholic liquor, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, speeding, and improper lane usage. An officer conducting traffic enforcement on Sauk Trail observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Sauk Trail from Minocqua Street at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. The officer activated the radar in his patrol vehicle and confirmed that the vehicle was traveling at 57 miles per hour in a posted 35 miles per hour zone, according to police.

Domestic Battery

Roger V. Pamplin, 37, 330 Marquette St., Park Forest, was arrested on January 12 and charged with one count of domestic battery when police responded to the 300 block of Blackhawk Drive regarding a report of domestic battery.

Domestic Battery

Latisha V. Bruce, 32, 239 Forest Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on January 13 and charged with domestic battery after police responded to the 200 block of Forest Boulevard to investigate a 911 misdial.

Domestic Battery

Caricia A., Harris, 43, 3560 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on January 14 and charged with one count of domestic battery when police responded to the 3500 block of Western Avenue to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Criminal Damage to Property

Pattrell D. Alexander, 29, 1075 Euclid Lane, Richton Park, was arrested on January 15 and charged with one misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Wildwood Street to investigate a domestic disturbance complaint. Alexander allegedly broke a window of a residence in that block.

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