Oak Park and River Forest police reports

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

Soon to close, ABC Church burglarized

Several thousand dollars of merchandise was taken from the Austin Boulevard Christian Church last week. An unknown person broke a lock to a storage room at the church, 634 N. Austin Blvd., Nov. 10-11, and took a black Folio SX sound board. Loss is estimated at $829. The locked outer office in the church was broken into Nov. 11-12 and a Dell monitor, HP printer, mixer board and wireless microphone were removed. Estimated loss is $1,900.

Burglary to motor vehicle

An unknown person entered a 2005 Chevy van in the 100 block of Home Avenue, Nov. 6-7, and removed a Bosch hammer drill and jigsaw and a Milwaukee Sawzall saw and sander grinder. Estimated loss is $700.

Someone gained entry to a 2009 Honda Civic parked in the 1100 block of Home Avenue, Nov. 6-7, and removed a black Sirius satellite receiver, an Apple iPod and a black Garmin GPS unit. Estimated loss is $332.

An unknown person removed a silver Tom Tom GPS unit, a white Sony DVD player, CDs and DVDs, a black iPhone charger, the vehicle title, $4 in coins and a pink and purple Apple iPod from an unlocked vehicle, Nov. 9-10, in the 700 block of Garfield Street. Estimated loss is $1,024.

Someone entered a vehicle in the 1100 block of North Harlem Avenue, Nov. 10, and removed a black gym bag containing a black Marc Jacobs wallet, $100 and debit cards. Estimated loss is $270.

A 49-year-old Oak Park man was arrested, Nov. 11, and charged with burglary to a motor vehicle after the vehicle's owner saw the man inside his vehicle. The victim held the offender down in the 800 block of Randolph Street; then the two got into a fight in a nearby alley, police said. The victim finally chased the offender down and tackled him in the 300 block of S. Oak Park Avenue.

Garage burglary

An unknown person entered a garage in the 1000 block of Highland Avenue, Nov. 6-7, and removed a Garmin GPS unit and $2 in coins from an unlocked Hyundai Tucson. Estimated loss is $102.

Someone was seen going into the garage of a residence in the 600 block of South Taylor Street, Nov. 9. The offender removed a black and yellow 150-pound DeWalt chopsaw, a rigid chopsaw stand, a black wet saw and a black and orange chainsaw. Estimated loss is $1,550.

An unknown person entered a garage in the 1000 block of Erie St., Nov. 6-7, and removed a Sony in-dash CD player receiver, $1 in coins, an I-Pass transponder, a Tom Tom GPS unit and a parking garage transponder from two vehicles. Estimated loss is $361.

During the same time on the same block, someone removed a black 27-inch hybrid 21-speed Trek bicycle, a blue 27-inch hybrid 21-speed Trek bicycle and a 24-inch Schwinn 21-speed bicycle from a garage. The offender also broke a window on a 2010 Mazda CX9 and removed an electric key. Estimated loss is $1,436.

An unknown person entered a garage in the 1000 block of South Kenilworth Avenue, Nov. 9-10, and removed a red Raleigh bicycle with a black saddle bag and ransacked both vehicles. Estimated loss is $330.

Motor vehicle theft

An unknown person removed a blue 1995 Chevrolet Lumina van, Nov. 8, in the 1100 block of South Harvey Avenue. Estimated loss is $600.

Bike theft

Someone removed a brown and silver Schwinn bike that was locked to the bike rack in front of Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville Ave., Nov. 4-5. Estimated loss is $220.

An unknown person removed a red and white 21-speed Schwinn Frontier 26-inch men's bicycle and a blue and silver Schwinn girl's bicycle from the backyard of a residence in the 1000 block of North Marion St., Nov. 11. Estimated loss is $760.

A black Raleigh bicycle locked to a bike rack at Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville Ave., was removed, Nov. 4-7. Estimated loss is $771.

Someone took a men's Trek 209 mountain bike locked to a bike rack in front of a store in the 7500 block of North Avenue, Nov. 9.

Theft/robbery

Someone approached a victim from behind in the 6000 block of West Roosevelt Road, Nov. 14, pointed a handgun to the victim's head and demanded money. The offender then fled on foot eastbound. Estimated loss is $80.

Two unknown subjects entered Puff's Cigarettes in the 7700 block of Madison St., Nov. 7, through a front door with broken glass and took cash, cartons and packs of cigarettes, cigars and lighters.

Attempted robbery

Two male offenders approached three Oak Park boys in the 200 block of Harrison Street, Nov. 10. One took a victim's cellphone and stated, "Empty your pockets before we swing on you." Two of the victims began pushing the offenders away and were able to recover the cellphone. The offenders fled the scene westbound. No loss was reported.

Residential burglary

An unknown person used a key to enter a residence in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard, Nov. 11. The offender removed a 40-inch Sony TV, a black Dell Vostro laptop computer and a wireless Apple TV. Estimated loss is $3,100.

These items were obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, Nov. 8-14, 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.

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