By Devin Rose
Men push their way into Oak Park home, rob resident
An unknown man rang the doorbell of a resident in the 600 block of South Humphrey Avenue the evening of Oct. 12, and asked if he could rake leaves. When the resident declined, he and another man pushed their way into the home and demanded money. The resident and another man at the home complied and handed them cash. The offenders also removed an Apple Macbook laptop computer before leaving through the rear. Estimated loss is $2,220.
Criminal damage to property
A 49-year-old Chicago woman was arrested for criminal damage to property the afternoon of Oct. 8, when she banged on the door of an apartment in the 900 block of North Austin Boulevard and broke the window.
Someone used a sharp object to slash four tires of a white Chevy Malibu in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard overnight Oct. 10. Estimated damage is $800.
A car battery was removed from under the hood of a Jeep Grand Cherokee parked in the 200 block of Lake Street the afternoon of Oct. 8. Estimated loss is $100.
A 27-year-old Cicero man was arrested the morning of Oct. 9 after police discovered he took a vehicle that belonged to Hertz on July 28 from the 600 block of Madison Street.
A spare tire was removed from a Jeep Wrangler parked in a lot in the first block of Erie Court between the afternoon and night of Oct. 9. Estimated loss is $1,200. During that same time, a spare tire was removed from another Jeep Wrangler parked in the same lot.
A witness saw an unknown man riding a black and green Raleigh bike in the 100 block of North Oak Park Avenue the morning of Oct. 10 that the witness knew did not belong to the man. Estimated loss is $528.
Someone used a cutting tool to remove the catalytic converter from underneath a 2000 Toyota 4-Runner that was parked in the Senior Center parking lot in the 100 block of South Oak Park Avenue the afternoon of Oct. 10. Estimated loss is $1,388.
Two unknown men removed a woman's wallet from her purse that was hanging on the back of a chair in the 1100 block of Lake Street the afternoon of Oct. 12. Estimated loss is $100.
A UPS package containing an Adidas jacket and pants that was delivered and left in the front hall of a residence in the 400 block of Home Avenue was removed between the morning and night of Oct. 10. Estimated loss is $118.
Someone removed a catalytic converter from a 1999 red Chevy Cavalier in the 6500 block of Roosevelt Road between the morning and evening of Oct. 13. Estimated loss is $1,000.
A resident of the 100 block of Park Avenue told police the afternoon of Oct. 9 someone removed jewelry and a camera valued at more than $3,100 from her home.
Someone removed an orange and grey backpack-style Stiehl leaf blower from a garage in the 600 block of North Kenilworth Avenue between the afternoon of Oct. 7 and evening of Oct. 9. Estimated loss is $500.
An unknown person entered a residence in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard between the afternoon and night of Oct. 10 by defeating the lock on the interior door and removed a Playstation 3, two televisions, a laptop computer, a stereo, a Blu-Ray player, a computer tower and miscellaneous pieces of jewelry. Estimated loss is $11,500.
Someone broke the driver's side door window on a blue 2006 Toyota Highlander and ransacked the interior overnight on Oct. 11 in the 400 block of South Grove Street. Estimated damage is $300.
An unknown person used a rock to break the driver's side window of a black Nissan Altima in the 200 block of South Marion Street between the night of Oct. 10 and morning of Oct. 12, ransacked the interior and removed prescribed medication. Estimated damage and loss is $255.
A Garmin GPS unit and $30 in cash was removed from a 2002 Chrysler Concorde in the 200 block of West Washington Avenue overnight Oct. 13. Estimated loss is $170.
An unknown man who was observed inside a vehicle in the 300 block of South Lombard Avenue the night of Oct. 13 removed an iPhone charger and loose change. He fled the scene when confronted. Estimated loss is $37.
A security officer at Concordia University told police the evening of Oct. 10 that someone had forced entry to five lockers in the varsity football locker room and removed cell phones, keys, identification and credit cards. The next evening, an officer at Dominican University reported that cell phones, an iPad and identification had been taken from lockers in their varsity soccer locker room.
Residents of the first block of Thatcher Avenue told police that someone removed a Toro snow blower from their garage overnight Oct. 13. Estimated loss is $470.
An unknown man approached another man in the 1100 block of Wesley Avenue the night of Oct. 10, displayed a gun and demanded the man drop his iPhone. The victim complied and fled the scene. Estimated loss is $500.
A man was approached from behind in an alley in the 100 block of North Taylor Avenue the night of Oct. 12 by an unknown man who grabbed him around the neck and attempted to punch him and throw him to the ground. The offender implied he had a gun and demanded the contents of the victim's pockets. The offender then removed $20 in cash and an iPod Nano before he fled on foot. Estimated loss is $135.
Police arrested two juveniles from Chicago, ages 14 and 17, who an Oak Park resident said entered an unlocked vehicle in the rear of the 300 block of South Elmwood Avenue and ransacked the center console. A witness reported to police that he saw suspicious people walking in a nearby alley looking into yards and garages, and police found the suspects hiding in a yard in the 300 block of Scoville Avenue.
Police arrested an 18-year-old man Oct. 11 in the 800 block of North Boulevard for his involvement in a fight the day before in the 800 block of Lake Street. A 15-year-old boy was also arrested the afternoon of Oct. 11 for his involvement in a related fight the day before in the 700 block of Lake Street. Both arrestees are students at Oak Park and River Forest High School and had been involved in a prior dispute with another 15-year-old student. No injuries were reported.
Driving under the influence
A 36-year-old Oak Park woman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol the night of Oct. 11 after the white Hyundai she was driving in the 200 block of Harrison Street struck a car parked in front of her as she pulled out of a parking space. Her blood alcohol level was 0.167.
These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed Oct. 9-15 and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. 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 apprehension.
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