Crime Report: Shots fired at house in Park Forest
April 28, 2013 9:00PM
Updated: May 30, 2013 2:38PM
Several shots were fired April 11 at a house in the 200 block of Allegheny Street, but no one was wounded, according to police.
They said five men and a teenage boy were inside the residence at the time.
Police found six shell casings in the street and said two bullets penetrated a bedroom window and one hit the front door.
Vehicle burglary spree
Park Forest police are investigating a rash of vehicle burglaries that occurred from April 12 to 14, with most on Birch and Ash streets and others on Dogwood Street, Bertoldo Road and Western Avenue.
Nearly every vehicle had a rear window broken to gain entry, but nothing but loose change was stolen, police said.
In one instance, a 71-year-old woman in the 300 block of Ash Street, who had just paid to replace her rear window after being victim of a break-in days earlier, had the same window smashed again, according to police.
Man injured in attack
A Manteno man’s jaw was broken April 12 when he was beaten at a house party in the 6600 block of Riverside Drive, according to police.
They said the 22-year-old man and a co-worker were at Buffalo Wild Wings, 7301 W. 183rd St., and met a man who invited them to a party at his house. The men drank until 1 a.m., at which point the victim was accused of fondling the host’s girlfriend, police said.
He denied doing so but was grabbed from behind by a man while the host repeatedly punched him in the face, police said.
The victim told police he fought back as several others began to hit and kick him, and he was able to flee down the street. He later identified his attackers, but police did not indicate whether any charges were filed.
Theft of TVs thwarted
A 35-year-old homeless man was arrested after stealing four televisions and attempting to flee Sam’s Club riding on a motorized wheelchair, according to police.
Michael Henry, 35, of Chicago Heights, was charged with retail theft following the April 14 incident at the store, 21430 Cicero Ave.
Store staff told police they were monitoring Henry for suspicious activity and saw him get on one of the store’s wheelchairs and place the small TVs in the wheelchair’s basket.
Police said that, after wheeling by a greeter who tried to stop him, Henry drove the chair into the parking lot where he was stopped by a store manager and police.
Henry told police he intended to sell the televisions to buy alcohol and a phone.
Cops bust drinking party
A Mokena teenager and the father of another teenager were arrested April 13 when police broke up a large underage drinking party in the 19900 block of Pinegrove Drive, police said.
Mohamed Almasri, 18, hosted a birthday party for himself at his parents’ home, with about 50 underage guests, according to police. When officers responded to a call of a loud party, they found the underage drinkers and released them to their parents, police said.
Almasri, whom police said initially refused to answer questions, was charged with resisting police, illegal possession of alcohol by a minor and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.
As parents crowded into a hallway to wait for their children, one man become “belligerent and confrontational,” began cursing at officers and poked an officer in the chest, police said.
They said Timothy Callahan, 53, 19539 Regent Drive, Mokena, was charged with resisting police.