Local Police Reports

Park Forest Police Reports for April 11, 2011

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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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Joe C. Pittman, 18, 3654 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on April 4 and charged with theft, obstructing identification and possession of cannabis after police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Minocqua Street to investigate a report of suspicious subjects at a residence.

Two juveniles were arrested on April 5 and issued municipal citations charging battery when police were dispatched to the area of Orchard Drive at Oswego Street to investigate a report of a fight on a Park Forest Academy school’s van.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with retail theft when police were dispatched to the 100 block of South Orchard Drive to investigate a report of a theft in progress.

Lamarcus D. Witt, 19, 6531 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, was arrested on April 7 and charged with domestic-related assault when police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Algonquin Street.

An officer responded to the Park Forest Police Department on April 7 at 12:50 p.m. to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance that had allegedly happened that morning. The alleged victim was advised on how she could file an order of protection and possibly follow through on charges of domestic battery.

Jerome T. Phillips, 50, 9104 S. LaFayette Ave., Chicago, was arrested on April 8 and charged with driving while license was suspended, uninsured motor vehicle, registration suspended because of no insurance, and one charge of possession of a controlled substance. An officer observed a vehicle heading south on Western Avenue at 9:23 p.m., proceeded behind the vehicle and ran the registration. After a check through LEADS, the officer discovered that the vehicle’s registration had been suspended for no insurance.

Randy D. Brown, 20, 1024 Abbott Lane, University Park, was arrested on April 9 and charged with obstructing a peace officer when officers on patrol observed a number of subjects and three pit bull dogs standing in the middle of the parking lot of Court H-6, forcing vehicles to move out of their way, according to police. The officers approached the subjects and began speaking with them. Police say one man in the group, later identified as Randy Brown, responded “Fred Green,” when asked his name. The officer said that he did not believe “Green” was his real name, as the officer thought he remembered him, according to police. Police say Brown then took off running and police pursued him on foot. Police say Brown finally fell to the ground when a departmental-issued Taser struck him with both prongs in the back, according to police.

Carletos E. Hardamon III, 21, 18717 Hart Dr., Apt 2B, Homewood, was arrested on April 9 and issued a municipal citation charging illegal possession of cannabis. Patrolling in the area of Cherry Street and Orchard Drive, police observed a vehicle which, after checking through LEADS, they discovered that  that the owner of the vehicle had suspended driving privileges, according to police.

Talley M. Jones, 34, 620 Hickory Lane, Chicago, was arrested on April 9 and charged with possession of cannabis when a vehicle, in which he was a passenger, was observed by police to have no front registration plate. Police initiated a traffic stop in the parking lot of CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main Street. The driver of the vehicle, Corinne D. Jones, 33, 9212 Hunter Dr. #201, Orland Hills, was issued a municipal citation charging no front registration plate.