The Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)
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 window of a residence in the first block of Waverly Court was reported shattered on July 7.
Three air conditioning units were reported stolen from the 23400 block of Western Avenue on July 7.
An E-Machines notebook computer was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Blackhawk Drive on July 8.
James C. Echols, 21, 502 Wildwood Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on July 8 and charged with possession of cannabis and criminal trespass to property when a detective observed several subjects in the front yard of a vacant property in the 200 block of Allegheny Street which has signs posted stating to property was "unsafe and unlawful to occupy."
A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the Metra lot, 520 Homan Ave., on July 9.
A boy’s 20-inch Mongoose dark-blue bicycle valued at $227 was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Sauk Trail on July 9.
Lexus F. Guilty, 20, 206 Todd St., Park Forest, was arrested on July 9 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Arrowhead Street to investigate a report of a disturbance.
Andrew A. Davis, 19, 3370 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on July 10 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the first block of Oak Lane in reference to a report of a suspicious automobile.
Gregory D. Harris, 30, 3 Washington Court, Park Forest, was arrested on July 11 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 23400 block of South Western Avenue to investigate a report of a disturbance.
A blue Pacific mountain bike was reported stolen from the 200 block of Juniper Street on July 11.
Police were dispatched to the first block of Indianwood Boulevard on July 12 to investigate a report of a residential burglary. An unknown caller reported that a door of the residence was open and that the resident was not home. Upon arrival, police saw that an unknown person or persons had removed a window air-conditioning unit from a second-floor window and gained entry. Police continue to investigate.
A red and black Huffy bicycle was reported stolen from the first block of Park Street on July 11.
The central air-conditioning condensing unit was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Shabbona Dr. on July 11.
Jesse J. Deloach, 38, 200 Lakewood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on July 11 and charged with one felony count of retail theft along with possession of drug paraphernalia when police were dispatched to CVS Pharmacy to investigate a report of retail theft.
A window of a residence in the 200 block of Tampa Street was reported damaged and cracked on July 11.
Tavaris J. Bell, 28, 223 23rd St., Chicago Heights, was arrested on July 12 and charged with possession of cannabis when an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling northbound on Western Avenue that had a missing front registration plate, according to police.
A white 2003 Toyota Camry, Illinois license 704M915, was reported stolen from a business in the first block of South Orchard Drive on July 12.
A manhole cover from the rear of the well pump station in the 2300 block of Western Avenue was reported stolen on July 12. Estimated cost of replacement is $200.
A blue Mongoose Freestyle bike valued at $100 was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Miami Street on July 13.
Two juveniles were arrested on July 14 and charged with underage consumption of alcohol when police were dispatched to Shabbona Park, 158 Shabbona Dr., in reference to an ambulance call where a subject was unresponsive. When police arrived, they observed a 16-year-old male lying on a stretcher, unconscious, being transported to the ambulance. Police spoke with the two individuals who were with him, both teenagers themselves. One of these teens was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia when police found a pipe in a pocket of his jeans. At the police station, one of the teenagers was discovered to have a blood alcohol count of .02 and the other a blood alcohol count of .095. Police later learned that the third juvenile was in good condition at the hospital, receiving an IV to hydrate him. The parents of that teen understood that he would also be charged with underage consumption of alcohol.
A residence in the 100 block of Algonquin Street was discovered to have several areas of drywall ripped open and sections of copper piping cut out and removed. The burglary was reported on July 14.
The owner of a business in the first block of South Street reported on July 14 that 14 that checks not written by the business had been cashed by an unknown person or persons. The checks totaled approximately $20,000. The business owner’s bank reversed the 14 withdrawals. The police report was filed simply to provide documentation to the bank.
A juvenile was arrested on July 14 and charged with violation of an order of protection when police were summoned to the Park Forest Police Department regarding a report of a violation of an order of protection.
Police were dispatched to the first block of Apache Street on July 14 to investigate a report of domestic battery. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.
Kevin D. Ballinger, 33, 409 Winnemac St., Park Forest, was arrested on July 15 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to the 400 block of Winnemac Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.
A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the Metra lot at 520 Homan Avenue on July 15.
A red 1996 Chevrolet Corsica, Indiana license plate 633CHA, was reported stolen from the 400 block of Sauk Trail on July 15. The owner of the vehicle told police that he exited his vehicle and left the keys in the ignition with the motor running and went into the Speedway gas station. When he returned, his vehicle was gone.