Local Police Reports, Park Forest

Park Forest Police Blotter Reports June 25, 2016

Park Forest Police Station
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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Special thanks to Barbara Gallagher for assistance proofing and editing these reports.

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.

Police reported several incidents of property damage over the past several days. Those incidents include:

  • A double-paned window belonging to a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny was shattered June 16. The residence is currently vacant, according to police.
  • While on patrol in the 200 block of Cunningham Drive June 17, police reported they noticed a store window was shattered. The store had been vacant and nothing appeared to be stolen, police said. Several other business owners in the area said they did not see or hear anything in connection with the damage.
  • A front picture window belonging to a residence in the 0-10 block of Dunlop Road was broken. According to police, the family living in the residence said nothing appeared to be stolen. The owner said it appeared as though someone picked up a concrete stepping stone and threw it through the window.
  • Graffiti was painted on the windows of a vacant residence June 23 in the 200 block of Allegheny.

A subcontractor assigned to clean a residence reported finding a gun in the home. The incident happened June 17 in the 100 block of Well Street. According to police, the contractor found a .22 caliber rifle in a closet and notified police immediately. Police reported that the gun was not reported stolen and took possession of it.

Darius P. Manning, 26, 118 Lester Rd., was charged with felony criminal trespass to residence following a disturbance June 21 in the 100 block of Lester Road, police said. According to a report, a woman reported waking up about 3:40 a.m. June 21 in her bedroom to find a man sitting in a chair in the room. The victim said she recognized the man and immediately told him to leave. After he fled, the victim called police. After making several attempts to contact and locate the suspect, he turned himself in to police later that same morning. According to a police report, the victim was not physically harmed.