Evicted Oak Park woman comes back to fight

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By Ben Meyerson

Chicago Journal Editor

An Oak Park woman who had been evicted from her home came back last Friday — with a vengeance.

Katrice L. Campbell of Oak Park was arrested the morning of Oct. 15 at her former home on the 900 block of North Humphrey Ave. in Oak Park, where she was charged with battery to a Hazelcrest woman and criminal trespass to a residence.

Campbell had previously been evicted from the building by the Cook County Sheriff's Police, Oak Park police said, but then came back to the building and ended up getting into a dispute with her former landlord, battering her.

Burglary

A Canon digital camera, a pager, a cell phone, a green leather purse, a blue leather purse, gift cards and a flash drive were stolen early the morning of Oct. 9 from a home on the 700 block of North Ridgeland Ave. via an unlocked door.

A brown leather purse, containing $20 in cash, a debit card and IDs was stolen from an apartment on the 200 block of Lake Street in Oak Park sometime the night of Oct. 9. The apartment's front door had been left unlocked.

A black HP Pavilion laptop, a silver Acer laptop, a white Xbox 360, video games, a laptop bag, a checkbook and miscellaneous paperwork were stolen from a home on the 1000 block of Erie Street in Oak Park sometime between Oct. 10 and Oct. 11.

A green Briggs & Stratton lawnmower was stolen from an unlocked garage on the 700 block of South Ridgeland Ave. in Oak Park sometime between Oct. 9 and Oct. 12.

A Compaq laptop computer, a 40-inch Sony HDTV, and a wallet with $50 cash and two credit cards were stolen from an unlocked home on the 1200 block of North Oak Park Ave. the afternoon of Oct. 13.

Three men's suits, DVDs and pain medication were stolen from an apartment on the 400 block of South Taylor Ave. in Oak Park the morning of Oct. 14, possibly via a window.

Two silver buffers, a backpack vacuum, an upright vacuum, a wet vacuum and two extension cords were stolen sometime between Oct. 5 and Oct. 13 from a closed but unlocked garage on the 1200 block of East Avenue in Oak Park.

A woman saw two men leaving her apartment on the 1000 block of North Austin Avenue the night of Oct. 14 carrying a laundry bag filled with goods from her home. They fled in an unknown direction, but the bag was later recovered with an Xbox 360 and games. However, cash and jewelry were still missing from the apartment. A police investigation showed an unknown pry tool was used to defeat the apartment's locked door.

A window air conditioning unit was pushed in at an apartment on the 600 block of South Austin Blvd. in Oak Park sometime between 8 p.m. Oct. 15 and 1 a.m. on Oct. 16, and a black Compaq laptop, a blue Acer laptop and cash were stolen.

Warrant arrest

Dominic A. McDaye of Stickney, 22, was arrested the morning of Oct. 10 on the 100 block of South Euclid Avenue in Oak Park, where he was arrested for an outstanding warrant for theft. He allegedly originally stole a bicycle on July 28 outside the Oak Park Avenue CTA Green Line stop.

Theft

A man in his 20s was seen on surveillance camera footage from the night of Oct. 12 stealing an unattended black HP laptop with a pink Victoria's Secret case that had been left on top of a pay station in the Holly Court parking garage, 1125 Ontario St. in Oak Park. The tapes allegedly showed the man leaving in an SUV.

A woman stole a red leather wallet from a victim's purse the afternoon of Oct. 12 at Dominick's, 7501 North Ave. in River Forest. The suspect was described as wearing a plaid hat, long black cat, a white T-shirt and jeans.

Javier Flores-Gonzalez of Oak Park, 35, was arrested the afternoon of Oct. 14 on the 400 block of South Maple Avenue in Oak Park, where he was charged with theft. He allegedly stole a tool box from Jiffy Lube.

Three 20- to 25-year-old men approached a victim as he was riding the CTA Green Line the night of Oct. 14 and snatched his Motorola Cliq cell phone from his hand. All three then fled the train at the Ridgeland stop and ran away westbound from the scene.

A gold chain with a two-inch jade stone pendant was snatched off a victim's neck at a nail spa at 244 Chicago Ave. in Oak Park the afternoon of Oct. 16.

Rishay Jackson of Indiana, 20, was arrested the morning of Oct. 17 on the 500 block of North Marion Street in Oak Park and charged with theft. The license plate on the car she was driving was registered to a different vehicle, and the plates had been reported stolen.

Retail theft

Christopher N. Camillo, 45, was arrested the afternoon of Oct. 15 at Whole Foods, 7245 Lake St. in River Forest, where he was charged with retail theft. He allegedly stole six units of soap.

Fleeing police

Sherman G. Smith of Oak Park, 46, was stopped arrested the afternoon of Oct. 13 on the 700 block of North Austin Blvd. in Oak Park, where he was written traffic citations and charged with fleeing and eluding police.

Battery

Latrina Smith of Chicago, 30, was arrested early the morning of Oct. 14 on the 300 block of South Austin Blvd. in Oak Park, where she was charged with battery. She allegedly struck a woman multiple times in the head with a closed fist.

Robbery

Two 25- to 30-year-old men approached a victim on the 800 block of South Oak Park Avenue the night of Oct. 16 and told him they would shoot him. They then took his sunglasses, valued at $9.

DUI

Eamon J. Kelly of Chicago, 31, was arrested the morning of Oct. 14 on the 800 block of Fair Oaks Avenue in Oak Park, where he was taken into custody for a DuPage County warrant for DUI.

Melissa A. Berni was arrested the night of Oct. 16 at the intersection of Lathrop Avenue and Madison Street by River Forest police, where she was charged with DUI after allegedly crashing into a parked car.

Stolen car

A 1987 light blue Chevrolet Caprice broke down on the 100 block of Berkshire Street around 8 p.m. Oct. 15, and when the victim came back to retrieve it the next morning, the car was no longer there.

Criminal damage to property

A $500 cement planter was pulled off its stand at a home on the 1000 block of Jackson Avenue in River Forest, causing it to break to pieces.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Oak Park and River Forest police departments from Oct. 8 to Oct. 18. Not all incidents that occurred are listed. Anyone named in reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated.

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