Coin burglar strikes autos on South Euclid

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

Someone entered at least three unlocked vehicles on South Euclid Avenue on Jan. 17 and removed miscellaneous items inside.

CDs and $2 in coins were removed from a 2002 Ford van in the 700 block of the street that night, as well as $2 in coins from a 2013 Kia Sorenta on the same block. On the street's 800 block, a Tom Tom GPS and $2 in coins were removed from a 2005 Volvo for an estimated loss of $202.

Driving under the influence

An officer observed a vehicle strike a recycling bin on Quick Street near William Avenue, the early morning of Jan. 20. The 49-year-old driver smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech. He failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.

Burglary

Someone entered an unlocked garage in the 1000 block of South Euclid Avenue between the morning and afternoon of Jan. 15 and removed a juicer, a sandwich maker, a portable heater and two bins containing baking pans. Estimated loss is $780.

Entry was gained to a 2004 Chevy Suburban in the 700 block of South Kenilworth Avenue, the afternoon of Jan. 14, and a DVD player was removed from the rear seat along with a gym bag. The bag was later recovered in an alley. Estimated loss is $400.

A 25-year-old Chicago man and a 21-year-old Maywood man were arrested, the morning of Jan. 15 and afternoon of Jan. 16, for their involvement in a residential burglary, Dec. 13, in the 800 block of South East Avenue. Both were held for bond hearings.

The side service door of a garage in the 1000 block of South Euclid Avenue was forced open, between the morning and evening of Jan. 15, and a snowblower was removed. Estimated loss is $400.

An unknown number of tools were removed from the side service door of a garage in the 1100 block of South Scoville Avenue, overnight Jan. 15. Loss is unknown.

An Apple iPad was removed from an unlocked vehicle in the 900 block of Division Street, the evening of Jan. 16. Estimated loss is $800.

An Apple iPhone was removed from an unlocked vehicle in a driveway in the 500 block of Forest Avenue, the early morning of Jan. 19.

Theft

An unknown person removed an Apple iPhone belonging to an Oak Park juvenile from his backpack in the 1100 block of Lake Street, the night of Jan. 15. Estimated loss is $200.

A spare tire was removed from under a vehicle in the 400 block of Lake Street between the morning and afternoon of Jan. 11. Estimated loss is $150.

An unknown man and woman removed a wallet from another woman's purse, the afternoon of Jan. 16, in the 1100 block of Lake Street.

Someone removed a key ring with five keys and a school ID from a bench in the boys locker room at Brooks Middle School, the afternoon of Jan. 15. Estimated loss is $50.

An unknown person entered a business in the 700 block of Lake Street, the afternoon of Jan. 17, through an open door and removed an unattended Droid cellphone from a desk. Estimated loss is $300.

Criminal damage to property

A window pane in the 800 block of North Boulevard was broken, possibly by thrown rocks, overnight Jan. 11. Estimated damage is $400.

The front window of a business in the 7000 block of North Avenue was broken on the night of Jan. 16. Estimated loss is $2,500.

Someone broke the rear window of a vehicle parked in a lot in the 800 block of Harlem Avenue between the afternoon and evening of Jan. 19.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed Jan. 15-21 and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Oak Park police reports from Jan. 18-20 were not available as of press time. Anyone named in these reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated. We report the race of a suspect only when a serious crime has been committed, the suspect is still at large, and police have provided us with a detailed physical description of the suspect as they seek the public's help in making an arrest.

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