Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—Editor’s Note: We continue our reporting on news from police blotter 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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Special thanks to Barbara Gallagher for assistance proofing and editing these reports.
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Timothy Tapp, 52, 350 Juniper St., Park Forest, was charged with battery following a dispute on July 7 with another man at Tapp’s apartment complex, police said. According to a report, Tapp and the victim got into a physical altercation while riding an elevator at the Juniper Towers apartment complex.
Charles E. Jarvis Jr., 34, 7558 S. Paxton, Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, improper lane usage and operating a vehicle without insurance following a traffic stop July 9 at the intersection of Steger Road and Western Avenue, police said.
Tiuna M. Laney, 19, 3105 W. Holden Circle, Matteson, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop July 12 in the 3200 block of Lincoln Highway, police said.
Anthony D. Burton, 25, 441 Talala St., Park Forest, was charged with possession of cannabis and speeding following a traffic stop July 12 in the 300 block of Sauk Trail, police said.
Newly delivered appliances were stolen from a home July 13 in the 10 block of Mantua Court. According to a police report, the home was undergoing renovation and had a stove, range hood, and refrigerator delivered July 12. The next day, a contractor arrived at the house and noticed that the items were missing. The property manager for the residence reported the incident to police. According to a police report, there were no signs of forced entry and an air conditioning unit was also missing.
Two new cell phones were stolen just after being delivered to a home in the 10 block of Monee Road on July 13, police said.
Three debit cards, a credit card and a wedding ring were stolen from a vehicle July 15 in the 100 block of Marquette Street, according to police.
Sylvester Clemons, 43, 139 Peach St., Park Forest, was charged with disorderly conduct following a reported fight with another man July 15 at the Family Dollar store, 108 S. Orchard Ave., police said. According to a police report, a man walked into the store and began to shout obscenities at two other men in the store. The suspect allegedly threatened one of the men with a hammer before the two men began to fight briefly in one of the store’s aisles. The two men fled from the store after a witness said the police were being called. The suspect was apprehended a short time later, according to police.
A motorist reported to police that her car was hit by a white truck or SUV from behind July 16, at the intersection of Steger Road and Western Avenue, and then fled the scene. Police later located the suspected vehicle and had it towed pending an investigation. Police were unable to contact the person the vehicle was registered to.
David J. McDowell, 22, 81 Water St., Park Forest was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and Jeremy J. Chapman, 22, 46 Birch St., Park Forest, was charged with possession of cannabis following a traffic stop July 16 in the 80 block of Winslow Street, police said.
A resident reported a burglary in which jewelry, cash, a video game console, and other miscellaneous items totaling about $2,800 were stolen July 17 during a residential burglary in the 400 block of Saugatuck Street, according to police.
A bicycle was stolen July 17 in the 300 block of Winnebago Street. A witness told police that a juvenile male rode off with the bike a short time after the bike’s owner left it in front of a relative’s house.
A resident reported his video game console had been taken during an apparent burglary July 19 in the 300 block of Minocqua Street. According to a police report, the resident told police he left his home late evening on July 18 and returned about 2 a.m. the following morning. Later in the day, he noticed the console gone and that one of his windows was unlocked. No other items were reported missing.
Several vehicles in the 23400 block of Western Avenue were broken into on July 19. One resident reported two debit cards were stolen from her vehicle, police said. Two other victims told police their vehicles were rummaged through but they could not determine whether anything was stolen at the time.
Juan Aguero, 26, 270 E. 22nd St., Chicago Heights, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, improper lane usage, and operating an uninsured vehicle following a traffic stop July 20 near the intersection of Main St. and Western Avenue, police said.
A resident reported that a bicycle and outdoor patio furniture were stolen sometime between the late hours of July 20 and early morning hours of July 21 in the 200 block of Ash Street, according to police.
A resident living in the 100 block of Shabbona reported coming home July 21 and finding a small hole in a front window to her residence. According to a police report, the hole was about the size of a pellet from a pellet gun.
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