Park Forest Police Reports for February 8, 2010

Park Forest Police Station

The Park Forest Police Station on a slightly warmer day. (Photo: Wendy Heise)

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 juvenile was arrested on January 28 and charged with domestic battery and interference with the reporting of a domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Marquette Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

Marvin K. Drummond, 24, 17624 Larkin Lane, Country Club Hills, was arrested on January 29 and charged with a felony count of resisting peace officers, aggravated battery of a peace officer, and traffic citations charging driving with a suspended driver’s license and driving with no rear registration plate light. Officers stopped the vehicle Drummond was driving near the intersection of Blackhawk Drive and Sauk Trail when they observed that his vehicle had no rear registration plate light, according to police. Drummond was taken into custody when police discovered he had a suspended driver’s license. When police arrived with him at the Park Forest Police Department, Drummond refused to exit from the rear of the police vehicle, according to police. According to police, when they attempted to physically remove him from the patrol vehicle, he allegedly began kicking at the officers. Police say they had to physically carry Drummond into the police station when he allowed his body to go limp, attempting to fall to the ground, refusing to willingly walk, according to police. At one point, Drummond allegedly told officers, "Do your job, I’m going to make you work for it." Drummond finally had to be carried to the holding cell and then forced into the holding cell, according to police. During the struggle with Drummond, police say Officer Habecker suffered injuries to his right hand. He received emergency medical attention at a local area hospital where he learned that he had suffered a broken bone in his right hand.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on January 31 to investigate a report of a domestic dispute. Police continue to investigate.

James D. Townsend, 21, 13603 Central Park Ave., Robbins, was arrested on February 1 and charged February 2 with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and three misdemeanors: aggravated assault, no FOID and criminal damage to property. Police were dispatched to a residence in the first block of Apache Street shortly before midnight to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, they discovered another man restraining Townsend. Police took possession of a 2-gauge Remington Master shotgun.

Amenda J. Blake, 33, 4 McGarity Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on February 1 and charged with possession of drug and equipment when police were dispatched to Walgreens Pharmacy on South Orchard Dr. to investigate a report of an alleged panhandler/solicitor at the store.

The front license plate of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Minocqua Street was reported stolen on February 1. The Illinois registration number is 6381961.

A blue Chevrolet G1500 van, Illinois registration number 8782DN, was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Tamarack Street on February 1.

A total of $98.10 in school lunch money was reported stolen from Mohawk School on February 1.

A juvenile was arrested on February 2 and charged with resisting arrest and processed on two Cook County warrants when an officer was dispatched to Rich East High School to attempt to locate a juvenile who had just fled from the high school’s liaison officer.

A juvenile was arrested on February 2 and charged with unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor when police responded to the 500 block of Lakewood Boulevard to investigate a 911 hang-up call. According to police, the youth had a blood alcohol count of 0.197.

Eric L. White, 36, 645 Enterprise Rd., Chicago Heights, was arrested on February 3 and charged with possession of cannabis and failure to wear a properly adjusted and fastened seatbelt when an officer patrolling in the area of Western Avenue and Illinois Street observed the vehicle White was driving traveling at a high rate of speed and the driver was not wearing his seatbelt, according to police.

Andrew A. Avizius, 39, 22319 Ridgeway Ave., Richton Park, was arrested on February 3 and charged with possession of cannabis and operating a motor vehicle with only one headlamp when police observed the vehicle Avizius was driving southbound on Western Avenue at Main Street with only one operating headlight and no rear registration light, according to police.

A basement window of a residence in the first block of Birch Street was reported shattered on February 3.

Marseano M. Mitchell, 37, 458 Victoria Circle, Park Forest, was arrested on February 3 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Armando J. Moreno, 18, 1442 Eagles Landing Dr. North, Manteno, was arrested February 4 and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Meota Street to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle parked on the wrong side of the street. Moreno was also issued a parking ticket charging parking where prohibited by sign.

Joshua P. Mancha, 22, 25750 S. Linden Ave., Monee, was arrested on February 4 and charged with possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Peach Street to investigate a report of a suspicious auto.

A juvenile was arrested and charged with retail theft when police responded to CVS Pharmacy, 1 Main St., to investigate a report of a retail theft in progress.

Michelle L. Bradford, 39, 22532 Crescent Way, Richton Park, was arrested on February 5 and charged with possession of cannabis, speeding, operating without insurance and driving with a suspended license when an officer observed the vehicle Bradford was driving traveling southbound on Western Avenue from 26th Street at 50 mph in a 35 mph speed zone, according to police.

Bobby S. Goins, 37, 345 E 25th St., Chicago Heights, was arrested on February 5 and charged with retail theft when police were dispatched to Walgreens Pharmacy, 15 S. Orchard Dr., to investigate a report of retail theft.

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