The Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)
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Two DVD players valued at $100 each, an RCA flat-screen television valued at $300, a flat-screen television valued at $300, a Dell laptop computer valued at $300, and a Hewlett-Packard laptop computer valued at $500, were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Sauk Trail on October 20. Police say entry was made to the residence by forcing open a door.
The door of an apartment in the 23400 block of South Western Avenue was reported damaged by being forced open on October 20. Nothing appeared to be missing from the residence. Police continue to investigate.
Lee A. Washington, 22, 4221 Clark Dr., Richton Park, was arrested on October 20 and charged with felony manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance after the South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT) executed a search warrant shortly after 6 AM in the 4200 block of Clark Drive, Richton Park. Keannya T. Green, 22, 4221 Clark Dr., Richton Park, was also arrested and charged with a Class C misdemeanor charge of possession of cannabis.
Two female students at Talala School told police on October 21 that, while walking to school on the crosswalk from Nanti Street to Shabbona Drive, they observed a man in his mid-20s, wearing a green button-down shirt, blue jeans and white gym shoes, who began to follow them. The girls say they started to run and the suspect allegedly ran after them. Police say the girls said the suspect never made any physical contact with them. When the girls arrived at school they went to the office to report the incident.
Approximately $6000 cash, a safe worth $200, a silver Mac Pro computer tower valued at $4000 with an HD graphic card valued at $7118.92, and miscellaneous items of jewelry were reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Peach Street on October 22.
Two juveniles were arrested on October 23 and charged with one felony count of residential burglary following an investigation of a residential burglary police say occurred on October 22 in the 200 block of Arcadia Street.
Police were dispatched to a residence in the 23400 block of South Western Avenue on October 23 to investigate a domestic dispute. Police advised the alleged victim of her Illinois Domestic Violence Rights and advised of the procedure to seek an Order of Protection in Will County.
Sean R. Helton, 18, 156 Indiana St., Park Forest, was arrested on October 23 and charged with trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia when police were dispatched to Indiana School, 165 Indiana Street, to investigate a report of suspicious subjects. Two juveniles were also arrested and issued municipal citations charging trespassing.
Martese L. Fleming, 25, 14002 S. Indiana Ave., Riverdale, was arrested on October 23 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol when police say they pulled over the vehicle he was driving on Steger Road in Park Forest.
Police were dispatched to Algonquin School on October 23 to investigate an alarm. They discovered a door that was unlocked. An interior search was conducted with negative signs of persons or obvious signs of a disturbance. Police further discovered that a classroom window on the south side of the building had been shattered.
Two men were arrested on October 24 after police responded to a burglar alarm at a building in the first block of North Street at approximately 1:12 AM. Police say both men had business cards from scrap metal yards. The case was turned over to the Detective Division for further investigation.
Donald D. Henderson, 21, 213 Washington St., Park Forest, was arrested on October 25 and charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia after the South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT) executed a search warrant at approximately 5:46 AM in the 200 block of Washington Street.
Ramanze T. Robinson, 30, 745 Red Oak Lane, University Park, was arrested on October 26 and charged with possession of cannabis, obstructing identification and resisting arrest when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Navajo Street to investigate a noise complaint. Sergio Garcia, 22, 433 Navajo St., Park Forest, was also arrested and charged with obstructing a peace officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis.
A window of a residence in the 300 block of Shabbona Drive was reported shattered on October 29.
The rear passenger-side opera window of a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Suwanee Street was reported shattered on October 29.
Gas Station Robbed
Police say two suspects stole over $450 cash from the Speedway gas station, 401 Sauk Trail, on October 21.
At 10:50 PM, police say two suspects entered the business, one described as a black male with medium-brown skin, approximately 18 to 20 years old, between 6 feet and 6’2" with a thin build. He was wearing a burgundy hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and a black bandanna covering his face below the eyes.
Police say he was also armed with a black handgun which he carried in his right hand.
The second suspect also had a black handgun in his right hand. Police say the suspects demanded money from the registers and demanded that the employee open the safe. The employee told them she could not open the safe because she is not a manager and does not have a key. At that time, both suspects ran out the front door, east across the front of the store and view.