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Park Forest Police Reports for April 18, 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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 A skateboard, valued at $500, was reported stolen from a residence in the first block of McCarthy Street on April 7. The skateboard had the phrase “ChicagoLongBoard” written on the top.

Oscar L. Curtis, 18, 3654 S. Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on April 8 and charged with aggravated assault to a school employee and disorderly conduct when officers working at Rich East High School were notified that a disturbance was taking place.

Darnell C. smith, 24, 14100 School, Riverdale, was arrested on April 9 and charged with possession of cannabis and no front registration plate when an officer in the area of Western Avenue and 26th Street observed a vehicle traveling north on Western Avenue with no front registration plate, according to police.

A juvenile was arrested on April 11 and charged with theft after police followed up on an investigation that began on April 10 when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Miami Street to investigate a report of a bike theft.

Javohn L. Williams, 38, 255 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 13 and charged April 14 with one felony count of unlawful possession of ammunition following an investigation after police were dispatched on April 11 to the 200 block of Allegheny Street to investigate a report of a suicide by firearms calls.

A storefront window in the 500 block of Norwood Square was reported shattered on April 11.

A gold bracelet valued at $3000, a yellow diamond ring valued at $500, a white gold diamond ring valued at $500, a pair of yellow gold cuff links valued at $200, a gold ID bracelet valued at $300, and a gold watch valued at $400 were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Krotiak Street on April 11.

A juvenile was arrested on April 12 and issued a municipal citation charging assault after police were dispatched to Forest Trail Middle School, 215 Wilson Street, to investigate a report of an assault.

A Blackberry mobile phone and an iPod were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the first block of South Orchard Drive on April 12.

A resident reported receiving a call from her bank regarding several suspicious transactions on her bank account on April 13. She discovered that a debit card and credit card were missing from her purse. Police continue to investigate.

A window of a business in the 300 block of Main Street was reported shattered on April 13.

A Dell Latitude computer valued at $800 and an EEPC 4G laptop computer valued at $250 were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Nashua Street on April 13.

A juvenile was arrested on April 13 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Wildwood Drive to investigate a report of battery.

A gray-frame “Mongoose” bicycle with red pads valued at $120 was reported stolen from the 300 block of Neola Street on April 14.

Police were dispatched to Walgreens in the first block of South Orchard Drive on April 14 to investigate a report of retail theft. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Wayne W. Lerner, 35, 13800 Division St., Lot 76, Blue Island, was arrested on April 15 and charged with one felony count of residential burglary, and was also charged with criminal damage to property and processed on two Cook County warrants when police were dispatched to a residence in the 22100 block of Central Park Avenue to investigate a report of a theft in progress.

A tall can of Miller High Light beer valued at $1.49 was reported stolen from a business in the 400 block of Sauk Trail on April 15.

A PlayStation portable 3001 XPB valued at $200 and two video games valued at $40 were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Springfield Street on April 15.


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