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.
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.
A Pioneer DJM-900 NXS Professional DJ Mixer and other equipment valued at approximately $5000 was reported damaged when someone poured window cleaner on it on April 16. The report was made at Sapphire Lounge, 300 Victory Drive. Police have suspect information.
An officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Main Street to investigate a report of fraud on April 21. A resident reported receiving a call from a man purporting to be from the Internal Revenue Service, advising her that she owed more than $5600 in taxes. The resident was upset and asked what she needed to do to rectify the matter. She was told the debt could be settled if she purchased $1500 worth of iTunes gift cards. She agreed and went to CVS, one Main Street, and purchased three $500 iTunes gift cards, returned home and waited for the man to call. He called back at approximately 10:15 AM and the resident provided him with the gift card numbers. He then related that he would send some IRS officers over with paperwork for her to sign. She waited until she realized it was a scam and called police.
Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Monee Road on April 24 to investigate a report of domestic battery. Police have suspect information and are investigating.
Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street on April 25 at 10:59 PM to investigate a report of a disturbance. A resident reported seeing a man she knew walking eastbound past her front yard on the south side of the street. The man began yelling at her and said that he would shoot her regarding an earlier incident of which police are already aware. Police have suspect information and are investigating.
Eric O. Woods, 25, 3727 214th Pl., Matteson, was arrested on April 30 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when an officer observed the vehicle Woods was driving southbound on Western Avenue from Main Street at a speed of 49 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to police. Woods was also issued a ticket charging speeding.
The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Shawnee Street was reported shattered on May 2.
The owner of a purse told police on May 2 that while at a graduation party in the 100 block of Ash Street, someone stole her wallet from her purse.
Doraldine A. Pisani, 85, 29 Woodland Glen, Park Forest, was arrested on May 3 and issued a municipal citation charging retail theft when police were dispatched to Country Squire Foods, 120 South Orchard Drive, in reference to a report of a retail theft in progress.
Autumn A. Gordon, 18, 423 Indiana St., Park Forest, was arrested on May 3 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to Rich East High School to investigate a report of battery.
Kurt J. Land, 47, 329 Nassau St., Park Forest, was arrested on May 3 and charged with one felony count of aggravated driving while under the influence-no valid driver’s license, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with an alcohol concentration in the blood greater than 0.08, no valid driver’s license, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Police were dispatched to the intersection of Monee Road and Ottawa Street at 5:54 PM to investigate a personal injury accident. According to police, Land was transported by paramedics to St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields where hospital personnel determined that Land’s blood yielded a Blood Alcohol Concentration of .14, according to police.
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