Local Police Reports

Park Forest Police Reports for October 3, 2011

Three cruisers at a traffic stop.
No fewer than three PFPD cruisers attended to this traffic stop on Algonquin Street Sunday afternoon. (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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A dark fur mink coat valued at $8000 and a black coach shoulder purse valued at $75 were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Westwood Drive on September 22.

Police discovered a large stash of stolen goods when they responded on September 23 to investigate a residential burglary in the 200 block of Arrowhead Street. While investigating a burglary at one address, detectives noticed an open door of a detached garage of a house across the street. Upon investigation, police discovered bags full of stolen merchandise, including laptop computers, PlayStation 3 games and a game console, Nintendo Wii games and a game console and other goods belonging to the victim of the burglary to which they were called. Detectives continue to investigate.

Police were dispatched to Mohawk School, 301 Mohawk Street, on September 24 in reference to a juvenile battery report. A man told police that his son was kicked by another juvenile while the children were playing in the playground at Mohawk School. The father did not want to pursue any criminal charges but simply asked officers to speak with the alleged offender’s parents. Police completed a juvenile history sheet and notified the juvenile’s mother.

Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on September 28 to investigate a report of fraud. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

Police gathered evidence from the scene after they discovered copper pipes cut from air conditioning units on a building in the 300 block of Forest Boulevard, owned by the Village of Park Forest. Police say two of six air-conditioning units were damaged and approximately 75 feet of pipe was reported missing. Officers responded on September 29. Recovered items will be submitted to the Illinois State Police Division of Forensic Services for analysis, according to police.

Norman T. Sallis, 44, 745 Red Oak Lane, University Park, was arrested on September 28 and charged with one felony count of driving while license was revoked when an officer on patrol observed the vehicle Sallis was driving allegedly made a right turn from a parking lot in the 2000 block of Western Avenue onto Western Avenue.

A juvenile was arrested and issued a municipal citation charging battery when an officer patrolling in the 300 block of Westgate Drive observed a group of juveniles gathered, one hunched over, spitting blood, according to police.