Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Burglary reports are now filed as a separate story from other police reports. Under a new arrangement with the Park Forest Police Department, these reports are sent separately.
Persons wishing to leave anonymous information on any criminal matters including narcotics or gang activity are encouraged to call the Park Forest Police Department Investigations Division at (708) 748-1309.
Below are the first burglary reports for the year 2018 received from the Park Forest Police Department. There were two or three weeks when there were no reports of burglary in the Village, according to police.
This report includes a burglary from an unlocked motor vehicle. In addition to blocking her vehicle in the future, one resident said she plans to install motion sensors and a camera outside her home.
eNews Park Forest reminds all residents to secure their vehicles and homes.
Copper Piping Stolen From Home Undergoing Renovation
Copper piping was reported stolen from a residence undergoing renovation on January 22. The residence, in the 500 block of Antietam Street, was locked when the owner showed up to investigate, according to police. According to police, a gas fireplace had been pulled from a wall with copper piping cut and removed.
Drywall had been broken and removed in another area, with copper piping cut and removed. The owner estimated the damaged copper piping and drywall would cost between $2000 and $3000 to repair, according to police.
Delayed Report of a Burglary to a Motor Vehicle
Police responded to the 300 block of Mohawk Street on January 22 at 5:35 PM to investigate a delayed report of burglary to a motor vehicle.
According to police, sometime between January 21 at 3:00 PM in January 22 at 7:15 AM, someone entered a vehicle and took some items.
The owner believed the vehicle may have been left unlocked, according to police.
When the owner was leaving for work on January 22, she noticed that the inside of the vehicle had been rummaged through. She continued to her job and called police. The dispatcher told her to call police when she returned home.
After all that, the only item of significant value that was missing from the vehicle was spare change from the console, according to police.
Police did not notice any signs of forced entry.