Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— Among other calls, police handled a threat sent to a student at Rich East High School by someone threatening to “shoot up” the school.
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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Aaron Abron, 36, 241 Forest Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on November 29 and charged with domestic battery and aggravated assault when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a report of domestic abuse. Abron allegedly cut a female victim’s finger with a pocket knife, according to police.
Felony Aggravated Driving While License Revoked
Corey Walker, 345 Boston St., Chicago Heights, was arrested on November 29 and charged with one felony count of aggravated driving while license was revoked, improper display of registration, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle when an officer traveling west on Algonquin Street from Allegheny Street observed a vehicle that had no rear registration plate, according to police.
Larry D. Fairley, 18, 114 Roper St., Champaign, IL, was arrested on November 30 and charged with obstructing identification and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when officers on foot patrol in the area of Court H5, first block of Indianwood Boulevard, observed a vehicle occupied by two subjects with a third subject standing outside the vehicle. According to police, there was a strong odor of cannabis coming from the vehicle.
Mychal M. Mathews, 26, 17113 Linden Dr., Hazel Crest, was arrested on November 30 and charged with battery when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Forest Boulevard, Court F-2, to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.
Obstruction of Traffic
An 18-year-old Ford Heights man was arrested on December 1 and issued a parking citation charging obstruction of traffic when police observed a vehicle in the middle of the roadway on Todd Street, just north of Todd Street and Illinois Street. Davis was observed standing near the vehicle, closing the front driver’s side door. Due to Davis appearing disoriented, finding no evidence of DUI, and after consulting with family members police determined criminal charges were not appropriate in this incident. Davis was transported to St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights by family members, due to the man possibly suffering from mental illness.
Possession of Cannabis
Aaron J. Boyce, 18, 11950 Longwood Dr., Blue Island, was arrested on December 1 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when police were dispatched to the 300 block of Wildwood Drive to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle in which Boyce was seated along with three other passengers was towed from the scene and impounded.
Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Anthony C. Thomas, 28, 16750 Carrington Dr., South Holland, was arrested on December 1 and charged with one misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a weapon, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of possession of cannabis, and issued citations charging operating a motor vehicle without insurance and no front plate. An an officer on patrol in the area of Western Avenue and Indianwood Boulevard observed a vehicle traveling southbound on Western Avenue that did not have a front license plate displayed, according to police.
Christopher J. Dean, 37, 324 Harper Ave., Glenwood, was arrested on December 2 and charged with domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 2800 block of Western Avenue to investigate a report of domestic battery. According to police, Dean and the victim got into an argument over who was going to get custody of their children. Dean allegedly became upset and began slapping the top of the victim’s head multiple times, according to police. The victim told him to stop and Dean allegedly grabbed her by the throat with both of his hands and began to squeeze, according to police.
Felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Dietrich E. Franklin, 26, 2145 Tanglewood Dr. #2D, Hammond, IN, was arrested on December 5 and charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon (possession without a FOI D) when police were dispatched to the 200 block of Miami Street in reference to a report of a suspicious vehicle. Upon approaching the automobile, police smelled a strong odor of cannabis emanating from the vehicle. Upon beginning a search of the vehicle, police located a Glock .40 caliber model 22C firearm “in plain view on the floor of the driver’s side,” according to the report. A passenger in the vehicle, Corry Henderson, 26, 2817 Lexington Dr., Hazel Crest, was arrested and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis.
Possession of Ammunition without a FOID
John E. Jones, 19, 29 Apache St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 5 and charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of ammunition without a FOI D card, and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when an officer on patrol In the Area of Allegheny Street and Arrowhead Street observed Jones walking on Allegheny Street from Apache Street. The officer recognized Jones from an Officer Safety Bulletin that was issued on November 30, 2017, that referenced Jones being identified as the subject who was allegedly responsible for recklessly discharging a firearm in the neighborhood, according to police.
Alandis D. Reed, 32, 527 W. 14th Place, Chicago Heights, was arrested on December 5 and charged with resisting a peace officer and obstructing identification. Reed was also processed on three active arrest warrants out of Cook County charging violation of parole in reference to a burglary conviction, according to police. When an officer traveling north on Western Avenue from Main Street observed a vehicle traveling south on Western Avenue that had only one driver’s side headlight illuminated, according to police. Reed was a passenger in the vehicle, according to police. The driver of the vehicle, Ijhania A. Hubbard, 20, 3411 W., 218th St., Matteson, was also arrested and issued a municipal citation charging improper lighting – one headlamp, and a citation charging operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
Threat to “Shoot Up” Rich East
Police were dispatched to Rich East High School on December 6 at approximately 2:55 PM when a sergeant received information from another officer working as a Rich East High School liaison officer that a male subject threatened to “shoot up Rich East High School.” Police learned that the male subject was going to the school 10 minutes before dismissal to “shoot it up.” All on-duty officers reported to the high school.
The threats had been made via text message to a student:
“Im finna come shoot that b**** up so leave 10 minutes before school over
“On my dead uncle dp grave”
“But let me in through the back”
Police had the name of the male subject who allegedly made the threats. He was taken into custody in the 400 block of Indianwood Boulevard and brought to the Park Forest Police Department for further investigation. On-duty officers then departed the area of Rich East High School after all students left the area. No further information is available in the report.
Felony Manufacture and Delivery of Cannabis
Derrick M. Williams, 28, 1636 215th Place, Sauk Village, was arrested on December 6 and charged with one count of manufacture and delivery of cannabis, 10-30 grams, a Class 4 Felony, one count of possession of cannabis, and issued traffic citations charging obstructed windshield and no valid driver’s license. Officers patrolling in a parking lot in the 300 block of Sauk Trail observed a vehicle occupied by three subjects Holland to a gas pump.
Shortly thereafter, another vehicle pulled into the gas station and parked at the pump directly across from the first vehicle, according to police. The driver from the first vehicle entered the passenger side of the second vehicle, occupied the second vehicle for approximately 20 seconds, then exited and returned to his vehicle. Both vehicles then exited the parking lot of the gas station at the same time, no one from either vehicle entering the store or pumping any gasoline, according to police.
Officers suspected this behavior to be consistent with the sale of narcotics.
Police followed the second vehicle and observed that it had a cracked front windshield extending almost the entire length of the driver’s view, and also had a car air freshener hanging from the passenger side sun visor, according to police police initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Sauk Trail and Central Park Avenue. Upon approaching the vehicle, officers detected a strong odor of fresh cannabis emanating from within the vehicle. The driver was later identified as Derrick Williams.
Inside the vehicle, police noted a brown hand rolled cigar in an ashtray in the center console. The cigar contained a green plant like substance inside, suspect cannabis, according to police. Williams allegedly stated that he had three 1/8th baggies of cannabis in the vehicle, according to police. Williams exited the vehicle and was taken into custody. While placing Williams into handcuffs, he allegedly stated, “I know, I know I’m going to jail,” according to police. Police asked him if he had any money on him. Williams responded, “about $2,000,” according to police. After searching his person, police discovered and counted in Williams’ presence $2,677.00, according to police.
Criminal Damage to Property
Wanda Pettye, 49, 3618 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on December 7 and charged with criminal damage to property when police were dispatched to the 3500 block of Western Avenue in reference to a report of criminal damage to property.
Kolaole S. Omotade, 18, 308 Oakwood St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 8 and issued municipal tickets charging theft and soliciting without a permit when police responded to the first block of Sauk Trail to investigate a report of theft. The complainant told police that she exited her residence through the front door and observed two opened packages in the landscaping by her front window. The complainant had a doorbell/camera which activates by motion and saves video to her smart phone. She reviewed the recent playback from the camera and observed an unknown male subject approach her front door and take the packages. Police searched the area and located the subject in the video, later identified as Omotade, in front of a residence in the 300 block of Osage Street, according to police.
Nathan J. Robinson, 39, 1040 W. 105th St., Chicago, was arrested on December 9 and charged with public indecency when police responded to the 300 block of Meota Street to investigate a complaint of public indecency. The complainant stated that she observed the subject inside a residence across the street from her allegedly masturbating in front of a large picture window while watching her put up Christmas lights, according to police.
Criminal Damage to Property
Renee L. Albano, 37, 142 Birch St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 9 and charged with criminal trespass to residence, criminal damage to property, and resisting a peace officer when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Birch Street in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance.
Steven H. Comer, 48, 206 Monee Rd., Park Forest, was arrested on December 10 and charged with domestic battery when police responded to the 200 block of Monee Road to investigate a report of domestic battery.
Parris J. Anderson, 54, 23441 S. Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on December 11 and charged with two counts of domestic battery when police were dispatched to the 23400 block of South Western Avenue at 3:08 AM to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. According to police, the caller advised that a male subject, later identified as Parris J. Anderson, was highly intoxicated and had a knife to his mother’s throat, according to police. While police were en route, the complainant called back and stated that Anderson had dropped the knife.
Giselle Rodriguez, 18, 277 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was arrested on December 11 and charged with two counts of battery and criminal trespass to land when Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Algonquin Street at 6:51 PM in reference to a report of a fight. While en route, officers were advised that the fight was breaking up and people were leaving.
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