Law and Order, Local Police Reports, Park Forest

Park Forest Police Blotter Reports through May 9, 2022

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Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- These reports cover arrests made by Park Forest police from April 26 through May 9, 2022. They include one incident of one man arrested on a warrant out of Georgia charging child molestation. The arrest was possible because someone called SouthCom to report a suspicious auto parked in their neighborhood.

Park Forest Police Reports Through May 9, 2022

Criminal Damage to Property

Nicole M. Blatzer, 39, 306 Shawnee St., Park Forest, was arrested on April 26 and charged with criminal damage to property and domestic battery when police responded to Shawnee Street to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance where it was reported that an alleged offender had struck the complainant’s vehicle with her own vehicle, according to police. According to the complainant, Ms. Blatzer put her vehicle in reverse and “floored it,” crashing her vehicle into the complainant’s vehicle. Police observed the damage to the complainant’s vehicle, according to the report.


Marshad A. Haley, 22, 15741 Vine Ave., Harvey, was arrested on April 28 and charged with aggravated speeding, unlawful use of a weapon, and processed on a bond forfeiture warrant out of Kane County on a no valid driver’s license charge. An officer was conducting stationary radar surveillance on Western Avenue at approximately 10:57 AM when he saw a silver sedan driving northbound on Western Avenue at 62 mph, according to police. The officer curbed the vehicle on Western Avenue at Illinois Street. The driver was Marshad Haley. When police discovered the warrant they asked him to step from the car, handcuffed him, and began a protective patdown looking for weapons. While performing the patdown, an officer found a black pouch with red trim. Mr. Haley stated they were “clips.” The officer asked if they were hairclips and Mr. Haley stated, “There hairclips and I do got a pistol on me bro. I am a FOID. My gun. I registered it. It’s in my name,” according to police. Mr. Haley related that the firearm on his person was loaded. The officer unzipped Mr. Haley’s coat and located a tan generation four Glock 26 with an extended magazine in the front pocket of Mr. Haley’s hooded sweatshirt, according to police.

Criminal Damage to Property

Qadry N. Austin, 29, 225 Early St., Park Forest, was arrested on May 5 and charged with possession of a controlled substance, resisting, criminal damage to property, and disorderly conduct when police responded to an address on Early Street to investigate a report of a disturbance.

Child Molestation

Willie E. Wilkins, 33, 6101 Tree Mountain Pkwy, Stone Mountain, GA, was arrested on May 5 and processed on a warrant out of the state of Georgia on a charge of child molestation when police were dispatched to an address on Western Avenue, Court H-1, to investigate a report of a suspicious automobile.

Domestic Battery

Richard Harris, 27, 917 N. Cicero Ave. #2, Chicago, was arrested on May 6 and charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic battery and one misdemeanor count of interfering with reporting of domestic battery when police were dispatched to an address on Sycamore Drive to investigate a report of a disturbance.

Felony Aggravated Use of a Weapon

Dartanzal L. Weatherspoon, 21, 354 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, was arrested on May 8 and charged with felony aggravated use of a weapon when detectives traveling southbound on Blackhawk Drive approaching Minocqua Street in an unmarked vehicle heard the sound of an approaching vehicles muffler which sounded above that normally admitted by a muffler, according to police. It was 10:49 PM. Police also observed that the vehicle had no rear registration plate, according to the report. Police conducted a traffic stop. The driver and only occupant of the vehicle was Dartanzal L. Weatherspoon. Mr. Weatherspoon advised detectives that there was a gun under the driver’s seat. Police found a black Colt .357 revolver with wooden handles loaded with six live rounds. Police also recovered a clear plastic bag containing 4.3 g of suspect cannabis from the driver’s floorboard, according to police. Mr. Weatherspoon advised police that he had just put the gun in his car because it got dark out and he had recently been shot, according to police.

About Police Reports

Please note that we repeatedly say “according to police” in these reports and often use “allegedly.” We are not asserting in any way that those police arrested and charged committed any offenses. We report on what is in the reports that the police furnish to us. As those accused are innocent until proven guilty, the burden is on prosecutors and police to prove all alleged crimes.

eNews Park Forest has continuously published the 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 charged, including their name, age, and address. This information is necessary to ensure the proper identity of those arrested.

Presumption of Innocence

An arrest does not mean that a person is guilty. The law presumes all those whom police arrest are innocent until proven guilty. It is the policy of eNews Park Forest not to remove items from the public record from publication. Suppose you find your name in the police reports. Our policy is that we will only add information relevant to the final disposition of the case at hand, e.g., “Mr. Smith was subsequently acquitted,” “Mr. Smith entered a guilty plea,” or “All charges against Mr. Smith were subsequently dropped.” We will do so upon receiving and verifying proof of such disposition.

We do not strike, “unpublish,” or delete news.

Police captured all the incidents in this report on body-worn and dash-mounted cameras by officers at the respective scenes, according to police. All Park Forest police officers wear body-worn cameras. Officials typically abbreviate these devices as BWC in the reports.

We encourage persons wishing to leave anonymous information on any criminal matters, including narcotics or gang activity, to call the Park Forest Police Department Investigations Division at (708) 748-1309.