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A Whirpool refrigerator valued at $1800, an almond and black stove valued at $650 and a Kenmore washer and dryer valued at $800 were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Springfield Street on September 18.
Approximately 5 dollars in quarters were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the first block of Nassau Court on September 20.
An electric starter cord valued at $15 was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the first block of Blackhawk Drive on September 20.
The driver’s door window of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Nauvoo Street was reported shattered on September 20.
A 1994 white four-door Oldsmobile Cutlass, Illinois temporary license K729142 516L724, was reported stolen from the 500 block of Homan Ave. on September 21. According to police, the vehicle had been left unsecured because the door locks do not work. Police also say the vehicle was not insured.
The front driver’s side window of a vehicle crossing southbound at the Canadian National Railroad tracks on Western Avenue shattered when it was struck by an unknown projectile on September 21. The driver did not observe any other vehicles or subjects in the area when it happened, according to police. The incident occurred at approximately 4:25 a.m.
The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 23400 block of Western Avenue was reported shattered on September 21. Police also observed dents in the rear passenger door jam consistent with BB gun pellets.
A 37-inch flat-screen television valued at $1000 was reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Marquette Street on September 22.
Members of the South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT) executed a search warrant at 301 Minocqua Street at approximately 5:52 a.m. on September 22. Police say very located and recovered from the residence a plastic bag containing a white powdery substance, suspect cocaine, a digital scale and one pink card, both containing a white powdery residue, suspect cocaine, and a digital scale in a box. Police arrested a 36-year-old man. Charges are pending.
A vehicle that had been reported stolen in Ford Heights was discovered to be illegally parked in a no-parking zone in the 400 block of Springfield Street on September 22. The owner was notified.
Park Forest police were dispatched to the Currency Exchange, 98 S. Orchard Dr., on September 22 to investigate a report of fraud. According to police, a man presented tellers at the business identification showing that he lived in University Park. Three checks that had been written out to his name were cashed on September 9, September 11 and September 13. The total amount the man received was $1,260. Tellers called police because the checks were returned because the account had been closed. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.
An unknown person or persons entered a vacant apartment in the 100 block of East Sycamore Drive on September 23 and vandalized the interior.
Police say a man told them that while he was walking in the 200 block of Allegheny Street on September 24 around 2:30 a.m., he approached a vehicle and asked the occupants of the vehicle if they had any cannabis to sell. While attempting to purchase cannabis, police say one man exited the vehicle and pointed a gun at the man who was purchasing cannabis. The victim dropped a $20 bill and ran from the area, according to police.
All four tires of a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Dogwood Street were reported slashed on September 24. Also, the passenger side of the vehicle was scratched and the word "Bitch" was written on the driver’s door with a permanent black marker, according to police
William Bean, 35, 235 Arrowhead St., Park Forest, was arrested on September 24 and charged with obstructing a police officer and issued a ticket charging that he was an intoxicated pedestrian in the roadway when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Arrowhead Street to investigate a complaint of a disturbance. When the officer arrived, police say a group of approximately 20-30 subjects were in the street involved in a large physical altercation.
A GE stainless steel dishwasher valued at $1000, a GE stainless steel refrigerator valued at $1000, and a GE washer and dryer valued at $1000 each were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Sioux Street on September 25.
Sara J. Tanner, 30, 106 Blackhawk Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on September 26 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Blackhawk Drive to investigate a report of domestic battery.
The driver’s door window of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Dogwood Street was reported shattered on September 26. Police observed a Brown brick on the pavement below the driver’s door of the vehicle. A GPS system valued at $160 was reported stolen from the vehicle.