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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Special thanks to Ken and Sue Kramer for the countless hours they have spent proofreading police reports over the past few years.
Juan C. Muniz, 19, 21614 Maple St., Matteson, Julian E. Taylor, 18, 1021 Evergreen Circle, Olympia Fields, and Philip R. Abraham, 18, 21405 Butterfield, Matteson, were arrested on May 28 and issued municipal citations charging disorderly conduct when police responded to the first block of Rich Court to investigate a report of a disturbance. According to police, the three men were driving around the Park Forest area throwing eggs at other cars from the vehicle one of them was driving. Police say one man, whose vehicle was struck twice on Wildwood Drive, made a U-turn and chased the three to Rich Court, blocking their vehicle with his when they pulled into a driveway. The man, who had two young children in the car who were scared by the eggs allegedly thrown by the three, then called police.
A police were dispatched to the 200 block of Arcadia Street on May 29 to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. There were no arrests.
A Boss car stereo/CD player with a DVD player valued at $300, a Kodak digital camera valued at $100 and a cell phone valued at $100 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Allegheny Street on May 29.
A Samsung 24-inch built-in dishwasher valued at $399.99, a Samsung stainless steel oven valued at $399.99, and two air-conditioning units valued at $300 were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Nassau Street on May 31.
Police discovered a large amount of gang graffiti spray-painted on the north and east walls of Illinois School on June 1.
A gold necklace with diamonds valued at $300 and a gold wedding band with five round diamonds valued at $1800 were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Winnebago Street on June 1
A woman living in the 100 block of Nanti Street told police that she was asleep in her bedroom on June 1 when she heard a loud noise coming from her son’s bedroom window. She investigated the noise, thinking that it was her son returning home, when she saw a white male crawling through the bedroom window. She immediately yelled at the subject and asked what he was doing and the subject pulled out of the window and left the residence in an unknown direction, according to police.
Police were dispatched to the first block of Hemlock Street on June 2 to investigate a report of burglary. Police took a suspect into custody.
Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street on June 2 to investigate a report of criminal defacement. Police observed graffiti on the wall of a residence.
Cordaro P. Wilkerson, 20, 830 Mary Byrne Dr., Sauk Village, was arrested on June 2 and charged with felony aggravated use of a weapon when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street to investigate a report of a subject carrying a rifle or shotgun. No shots were fired, according to police.
Kedar Muhammad, 20, 339 Wildwood Dr., Park Forest, Paul M. Anderson, 22, 308 Farragut St., Park Forest, Arnie J. Travis, 22, 830 Kostner Ave., Matteson, and Kenneth L. Halton, 22, 188 Westwood Dr., Park Forest, were arrested on June 3 and charged with possession of cannabis, 10-30 grams, when police were dispatched to investigate a report of a suspicious auto. Police say they recovered 19 baggies of cannabis from the vehicle.
The glass table top of a patio table at a residence in the 300 block of Seneca Street was reported shattered on June 3.
A handgun was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Blackhawk Drive on June 4.
Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Gold Street on June 4 to investigate a report of a battery that had occurred in Central Park. The alleged victim was a juvenile. Police continue to investigate.
The temporary Illinois registration plate #893L503 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the first block of South Orchard Drive on June 4.
A screen door of a residence in the first block of Norwood Boulevard was reported damaged on June 4.
Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on June 4 to investigate a fraud complaint. A resident reported that $4,088.79 in charges were made on a stolen credit ATM/Debit card. The resident further reported that he received a statement from Chase bank advising him that a check deposited to his account in the amount of $2,367.92 had been returned for insufficient funds. The man did not recognize the name of the person to whom the check was made out. Police continue to investigate.