Park Forest Police Officers Jim Kessler and Chris Mannino. (Photo: ENEWSPF)
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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Three compact discs valued at $40 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the first block of East Rocket Circle on November 11.
Police were dispatched to 21st Century School, 240 S. Orchard Drive, on November 12 to investigate a report of child abuse. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.
A juvenile was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest when officers working at Rich East High School discovered a juvenile allegedly smoking cannabis in the boys restroom, according to police.
Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Wilson Street on November 14 at 5:45 PM to investigate a report of a residential burglary in progress. Police were advised that a teenager was at home and heard someone attempting to break into the residence through a rear glass window. Upon arrival, police observed a broken basement window and searched the interior of the residence with negative results. The teenager was unharmed.
Jordan T. Gentry, 20, 406 Illinois St., Park Forest, was arrested on November 14 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of drug paraphernalia when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Douglas Street in reference to a report of domestic battery.
A juvenile was arrested on November 15 and processed on two counts of burglary when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Indianwood Boulevard to investigate a report of a runaway juvenile.
Deshawn P. Flowers, 24, 21710 Richton Rd., Matteson, was arrested on November 15 and charged with one felony count of driving while license was revoked when an officer on patrol driving southbound on Todd Street from Illinois Street observed a vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 300 block of Todd Street, on the side of the street which police say is posted for no parking. A passenger in the vehicle was discovered to be a missing juvenile from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The juvenile was taken into protective custody, transported to the police station, and DCFS was contacted for temporary placement of the juvenile.
Three hundred dollars cash was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Main Street on November 15.
A front screen door of a residence in the 300 block of Waldmann Street was reported to have been cut on November 15. The residence was found to be secure. The screen door had a partially cut screen, according to police.
Devontaie Hampton, 20, 766 Campus Ave., Matteson, was arrested on November 15 and charged with driving while license was suspended, processed on an outstanding warrant, and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when an officer on patrol in the 100 block of Algonquin Street observed that Hampton was driving eastbound on Algonquin Street while not wearing a seatbelt, according to police.
A juvenile was arrested on November 16 and processed on a charge of criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Somonauk Street to investigate a report of criminal damage to a vehicle. A motorist reported that while driving his vehicle southbound on Indianwood Boulevard approaching Mantua Street, he observed several juveniles standing on the corner. As he was passing the intersection, one of the juveniles allegedly threw an unknown object at the vehicle, striking the vehicle’s passenger side rear window, shattering the window.
A juvenile told police on November 16 that, while walking with three men in the 300 block of Westgate Drive, one of the men grabbed the juvenile from behind while another went through his pockets, taking the juvenile’s Samsung T-Mobile cell phone and his wallet containing $110 cash.
Anthony J. Thomas, 41, 5110 Arquilla Dr., Richton Park, was arrested on November 16 and charged with criminal trespass to property when police were dispatched to the first block of Hemlock Street to investigate a report of an unwanted subject.
A juvenile was arrested on November 17 and processed and charged with possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the area of Indianwood Boulevard and Miami Street to investigate a report of suspicious juveniles who were running down the street.
Two juveniles were arrested on November 18 and processed and charged with theft from a person when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Arcadia Street to investigate a report of robbery.
A black and green Sears leaf blower and a red Sears Craftsman riding lawnmower were reported stolen from a church in the 200 block of Monee Road on November 18.
Police responded to the 100 block of Algonquin Street on November 19 at approximately 4:45 PM for a call of shots fired. Police were advised that a man had discharged a weapon twice, once inside a residence and one outside the residence. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.
Police say $46.20 worth of copper and brass were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Arcadia Street on November 20.
Police say a homeowner returned home on November 20 at approximately 6 PM and discovered a kitchen window open. When police investigated, they found no forced entry into the residence. According to police, it appeared that the offender or offenders opened the unlocked kitchen window in an attempt to gain entry into the residence but may have been startled by the homeowner returning home. The screen to the window was still intact. Police also discovered a bicycle which the homeowner said did not belong to her and may have been left by the offender, according to police.
Police were dispatched to the 3000 block of Western Avenue on November 20 to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.
A juvenile was arrested on November 20 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a report of battery.
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