Law and Order, Local Police Reports, Park Forest

Park Forest Police Blotter Reports Through June 3, 2019

Special Olympics Torch Run by Park Forest Police
Park Forest Police participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, , running exactly 3.2 miles to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Illinois. (Photo: PFPD)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- These police reports include arrests through June 3, 2019. Charges for those arrested include domestic battery and a DUI.

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eNews Park Forest has always published addresses of those arrested and will continue to do so. 5 ILCS 140/2.15 states that the governmental body (for these reports, the Police Department), shall release information on those who have been charged, including their name, age, and address. This information is necessary to ensure the proper identity of those arrested.

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eNews Park Forest reports this information because the public in the United States has the right to know.  When that information is withheld or under-reported, it leaves questions.  We also want to show the work that the police force does every day that is not reported.  Police in Park Forest respond to thousands of calls per year, the vast majority of which do not end up with arrests.  Whether it’s conducting a routine investigation, pulling over a drunk driver, or responding to a possible theft at a store, the work of the police officer deserves acknowledgment by the public.

Violation of an Order of Protection

Welborn R. Williams, 56, 3334 Western Ave., Park Forest, was arrested on May 29 and charged with violation of an order of protection after police were dispatched to the 3300 block of Western Avenue to investigate a report of an unwanted subject.

Domestic Battery

Michelle Clemons-Settles, 47, 174 Ash St., Park Forest, was arrested on May 29 and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery after police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Ash Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Domestic Battery

Jose G. Alvarez-Alvarez, 29, 433 Navajo St., Park Forest, was arrested on May 31 and charged with one count of domestic battery after police responded to a home in the 400 block of Navajo Street to investigate a report of domestic battery.

Mr. Alvarez-Alvarez allegedly grabbed a woman by the arms “and began viciously shaking her,” according to the report. Mr. Alvarez-Alvarez then allegedly dragged the woman down a hallway by the arms and at one point allegedly threw her at a large animal cage in the living room causing the cage to fall over, according to police.

Domestic Battery

Jasmine L. Ward, 30, 352 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on May 31 and charged with one count of domestic battery after police in the 300 block of Sauk Trail observed a woman, later identified as Jasmine Ward, arguing with a man. As officers attempted to interject, an officer observed Ms. Ward allegedly strike the man in the face.


Tirah S. Haywood, 35, 745 Red Oak Lane #5G, University Park, was arrested on May 31 and charged with driving under the influence, blood alcohol concentration and breath .08 or more, and two counts of resisting a peace officer after police responded at 5:57 PM to the 200 block of Forest Boulevard in reference to a report of two people sleeping in a lane of the Chase Bank drive-through.

The bank manager told police that both subjects were “passed out in Lane three for over 15 minutes,” according to the report.

Upon arrival, one officer began speaking with a man who was the front seat passenger. Another officer observed a woman, later identified as Tirah S. Haywood, slumped over and sleeping with the keys in the ignition and the engine running, according to police.

Ms. Haywood woke up and the officer requested her driver’s license but she allegedly refused, according to police. The officer ordered Ms. Haywood to get out of the vehicle and again she allegedly refused, according to police. At that point, the passenger stepped out of the vehicle. Ms. Haywood then climbed to the passenger side of the vehicle. An officer asked her name and date of birth but Ms. Haywood allegedly refused to answer, according to police. A second officer commanded Ms. Haywood to get out of the vehicle but she allegedly did not comply, according to police.

Only after an officer advised Ms. Haywood that she would be arrested and charged with obstruction if she did not get out of the vehicle did she provide her name and date of birth. Eventually, Ms. Haywood got out of the vehicle prior to the arrival of additional officers.

One officer could smell the odor of alcohol from her breath and her eyes appeared to be watery and bloodshot, according to the report.

After administering field sobriety tests, police placed Ms. Haywood under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. Ms. Haywood allegedly resisted when two officers attempted to place her in a squad vehicle, allegedly trying to get loose from the officers’ grasp, according to police.

At the Park Forest Police Department, Ms. Haywood provided a breathalyzer sample and the results showed a .248 BAC, according to police.