Local Police Reports, Park Forest

Park Forest Police Blotter Reports July 4, 2016

Park Forest Police Department door
The Park Forest Police Department. (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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Demarius Roseman, 39, 23455 Western Ave., Park Forest, was charged with one felony count of possessing an illegal insurance card, and was charged with driving on an expired license and operating an uninsured vehicle following a traffic stop June 18 near the corner of Western Avenue and McCarthy Street, police said. According to a police report, when the suspect was pulled over, he gave police an insurance card. After police attempted to verify insurance coverage with the company on the card, officers learned that the card was fraudulent and that the driver’s coverage expired in 2005.

April G. Daniel, 25, 77 Hemlock St., Park Forest and Lakeshia S. Stout, 19, 3530 Western Ave., Park Forest, were each charged with one count of battery following an altercation June 20 in the 70 block of Hemlock Street. According to a police report, Daniel got into an argument with a relative of Stout’s. Stout stepped in and the two began to fight. Both women were taken into police custody after paramedics were called to the scene to treat their injuries.

April G. Daniel, 25, 77 Hemlock St., Park Forest, was charged with aggravated assault following a disturbance June 20 in the 3500 block of Western Ave., police said. According to a police report, Daniel threatened a woman with a large kitchen knife, following altercation between the two earlier that same day.

Brejae L. Billingsley, 21, 14430 Minerva Dr., Dolton, was charged with one count of battery following an altercation with another woman June 20 in the 100 block of Indiana Street, police said. According to a report, the suspect allegedly got out of a SUV and went over to another car and pulled the victim from the car. According to a witness, the two began to fight in the street but the fight was broken up before police arrived. The victim later went to police and gave her account of the events. Billingsley turned herself in several days later, according to a report.

CVS was victim to two incidents of retail theft within a week. First, police reported a man stole a bottle of liquor June 21 from CVS at 1 Main St. The incident happened about 9 p.m. According to a report, a store employee noticed a man in the alcohol aisle trying to put a bottle of liquor down his pants. As an employee approached, the main ran out the main entrance and fled into the residential area across the street. A witness told police the man was wearing black jean shorts and a dark blue shirt with orange writing on it. Police reviewed security footage in an attempt to identify the man.

On June 23, CVS employees told police they noticed a woman trying to remove security sensors from several bottles of alcohol. The woman then ran out the front door of the store and got into a brown-colored car, which fled the scene. Witnesses told police they believed the woman put the alcohol in her bag before fleeing.

Police reported two residential break-ins toward the end of June. The first happened June 25 in the 200 block of Allegheny Street. A resident reported he found a door to his home open when he returned home about 4 a.m. The resident told police a watch and a video game console were taken.

The second break-in happened June 28 in the 300 block of Wildwood Drive. Police were dispatched to a home to respond to a burglar alarm that had been activated about 4 p.m. According to a report, when police arrived on the scene, they found a window open. When the home’s residents arrived, they reported to police that nothing appeared to have been taken.