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A 22-inch flat-screen television valued at $200 and a one carat diamond gold anniversary ring valued at $500 were reported stolen from the 23400 block of Western Avenue on September 22.
Steven Clanton, 21, 2027 17th St., Sauk Village, was arrested on September 23 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny Street to investigate a complaint of a disturbance.
An unknown amount of loose change was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the first block of Blackhawk Drive on September 23.
The interior of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Indianwood Boulevard was reported searched and ransacked on September 23 by an unknown suspect, according to police, but nothing was reported missing.
A 46-inch flat screen television valued at $1200 and a PlayStation game system valued at $250 were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Miami Street on September 23.
Tyjuan L. Willingham, 32, 263 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was arrested on September 24 and charged with possession of cannabis when detectives on patrol in the area of Western Avenue and 26th Street noticed that the vehicle Willingham was driving did not have a front registration plate, according to police.
Kavin T. Gines, 31, 304 Miami St., Park Forest, was arrested on September 24 and charged with possession of cannabis when police responded to the 200 block of Sangamon Street to investigate a report of a disturbance. Two other men were issued municipal citations charging unlawful consumption of alcohol, according to police.
Patricia L. Finley, 22, 23 Forest Blvd., Park Forest, and Gaylen B. Strange III, 26, 23 Forest Blvd., Park Forest, were arrested on September 24 and charged with battery when police were dispatched at 4:14 a.m. to the corner of Forest Boulevard and Krotiak Street to investigate a report of a disturbance.
Police were dispatched to the first block of Sangamon Court on September 25 to investigate a report of domestic battery. The victim reported that she and her boyfriend had been drinking alcoholic beverages and that her boyfriend was highly intoxicated. They engaged in a verbal dispute during which her boyfriend grabbed her by the throat with two hands and allegedly began choking her, according to police. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.
Donte D. Angry, 24, 2139 W. 135th Place, Blue Island, was arrested on September 25 and charged with misdemeanor possession of cannabis and issued traffic citations charging one red tail light and illegal transportation of alcohol. Police say an officer was on patrol in the area of Westwood Drive and Wildwood Drive when the officer observed that the vehicle Angry was driving had only one red tail light.
The rear screen door of a residence in the 400 block of Springfield Street was reported damaged on September 27.
The walls inside a maintenance room of a building in the 100 block of East Sycamore Drive were reported vandalized with spray paint on September 27.
Community Service Officer Jachymiak was dispatched to the first block of Apache Street to investigate a report of the pit bull attacking and killing another dog. Upon arrival, CSO Jachymiak met with a woman who reported that when she got home from work, her daughter told her that her Shih Tzu “Tweety” had just been killed by a neighbor’s dog, a pit bull named "Maria." The woman brought the officer to the back yard where they observed the deceased animal saturated with blood, according to police. Jachymiak met with the owner of the pit bull who told them he had no idea the animal had managed to escape and attack the other dog. The officer observed a hole in the fence where the pit bull could easily fit through to go into the other yard. The pit bull was taken to Forest South Animal Hospital where it was scheduled to be destroyed.
Four speakers and two pieces of stereo equipment valued at $700 were reported stolen from the 100 block of Algonquin Street on September 27.
An officer was summoned to the lobby of the Park Forest Police Department on in reference to a report of fraud. A resident reported $480 had been charged to her credit card without permission.
Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Indiana Street on September 28 to investigate a report of a fight in progress. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.
The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Wilson Street was reported shattered on September 28.
A cell phone valued at $100 was reported stolen from a student at Rich East High School on September 28.
A Garman GPS valued at $150 was reported stolen from a vehicle in first block of Brookside Road on September 28. The owner of the vehicle said the vehicle is normally left unsecured while parked in his driveway.
Dominique R. Cole, 22, 2707 Commercial Ave., South Chicago Heights, was arrested on September 29 and charged with reckless conduct, criminal damage to property, and issued a traffic citation charging operation of an uninsured motor vehicle when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Sauk Trail to investigate a report of a disturbance. According to reports, a female caller was in the parking lot of Taco Bell screaming for help because her boyfriend was ramming her vehicle with his vehicle, police said.
The windshield of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Westgate Drive was reported shattered on September 29.
A bank book and an unknown amount of change were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the first block of Brookside Road on September 30.
A student at Rich East High School was arrested and charged with criminal trespass to property when an officer working as a liaison officer was summoned to the main office in reference to a report of a student refusing to abide by a school policy. According to police, the student had been given a three-day suspension but refused to leave the school grounds.
A white Frigidaire refrigerator valued at $1500, and a washing machine and dryer valued at $100 each were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Early Street on September 30.
A door and doorframe of a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street were reported damaged on October 1. According to police, it appeared that someone had attempted to force entry to the residence.
A black case containing a silver Toshiba laptop computer valued at $500 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Wilson Street on October 1.