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.
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.
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Christopher L. Branch, 37, 1532 Embassy Ln., Ford Heights, was arrested on October 17 and issued municipal ordinance citations charging improper use of a sound amplification device, illegal transportation of open alcohol in a vehicle, and unlawful possession of cannabis-under 10 g. An officer was stopped at the red light facing southbound on Lakewood Boulevard at Sauk Trail when he heard the sound of an excessively loud car radio approaching from the distance, according to police. The officer observed the vehicle, which was more than 75 feet away when first observed, according to police. Branch was driving the vehicle, according to police.
Two bricks were thrown through two windows of a business in the 22300 block of Central Park Avenue on October 23.
An officer responded to the 23400 block of South Western Avenue on October 24 to investigate a report of criminal damage to property, which had occurred in a laundry room. An officer observed a washing machine and a dryer to have been turned upside down. It did not appear that the suspect or suspects had gained entry into the portion of the coin units of the machines.
Humberto Paredes, 58, 1304 Schilling Ave., Chicago Heights, was arrested on October 25 and issued a municipal citation charging unlawful collection of garbage and issued traffic citations charging a defective windshield, and driving without a valid license when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Farragut Street to investigate a report of a subject rummaging through garbage, causing garbage to fall to the ground, according to police.
Terry M. Prunty, 28, 1342 W. 83rd St., Chicago, was arrested on October 26 and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol, DUI-blood alcohol concentration greater than .08, and issued a citation charging improper parking on the roadway. Police were dispatched to the area of the tennis courts on Indianwood Boulevard at 6:31 AM in reference to a report of a suspicious vehicle. According to police, the caller advised that a vehicle was parked on the sidewalk at that location with its headlights on. When police arrived, an officer approached the front driver side window of the vehicle, which was partially open, and observed a male subject sleeping in the driver’s seat, according to police.
An officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on October 28 to investigate a report of harassment. The complainant said that she has been a victim of telephone harassment and Facebook harassment ever since the birth of her child.
Avery L. Seaton, 25, 3905 Tower Dr., Richton Park, was arrested on October 29 and charged with failure to signal when required, making an improper turn, driving while license was suspended, and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis. An officer patrolling southbound on Forest Boulevard approaching Lakewood Boulevard observed a vehicle traveling southbound on Forest Boulevard, also approaching Lakewood Boulevard, in front of the officer’s vehicle. According to police, the vehicle made a right turn onto Lakewood Boulevard without using a turn signal.
A resident told police on October 31 that he accidentally left his mobile phone on the hood of his vehicle outside Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, and drove away without realizing it. When he returned, he discovered that his phone was gone. He then attempted to track his phone, and observed that it was tracking to an unknown location in Hazel Crest. Police are investigating.
Larissa C. Evans, 23, 1506 Pinetrace Court, University Park, was arrested on November 3 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Tamarack Street in reference to a report of a suspicious automobile.
The drivers side mirror of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Blackhawk Drive was reported broken off and laying underneath the rear driver side tire, according to police.
A package delivered by the United States Postal Service was reported stolen from the front porch of a residence on November 3.
Khadeja A. Jackson, 22, 311 Meota St., Park Forest, was arrested on November 3 and issued a municipal ticket charging damage to property when police responded to the area of Marquette Street and Manitowac Street to investigate a report of damage to property that had just occurred.
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