Offenders sprayed, car owner punched, keys stolen

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

Two men approached an Oak Park resident, the night of Nov. 21, in the 1100 block of North Humphrey Avenue while the victim was cleaning his vehicle. One offender told him to "give me what you got," and the victim sprayed both men in the face with a carpet cleaner. One of the men then struck the victim in the face, causing him to fall on the ground. The offenders were last seen heading eastbound on Greenfield Street toward Humphrey Avenue. Loss included the victim's house and car keys.

Theft

Someone removed a Samsung Galaxy cellphone from the girl's locker room at Oak Park and River Forest High School in the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue, the afternoon of Nov. 19. Estimated loss is $500.

A lock was removed from a locker at the YMCA in the 200 block of South Marion Street, the night of Nov. 19, and a cellphone, wallet, identification and $120 in cash were removed. Estimated loss is $709.

A large amount of scrap copper wire was removed from the fourth floor of a building in the 700 block of Lake Street, overnight Nov. 16. Estimated loss is $630.

An unknown woman snatched a Samsung Galaxy phone from the hand of a victim walking southbound in the 300 block of South Ridgeland Avenue as she walked north, the afternoon of Nov. 7. The woman then ran northbound. Estimated loss is $400.

Someone removed $150 in cash from a locked locker at Fitness Formula Club in the 1100 block of Lake Street, the morning of Nov. 21.

A red and white BMX-style bicycle was removed from a bike rack in the 1000 block of Linden Avenue between the morning of Nov. 14 and afternoon of Nov. 21. Estimated loss is $100.

Someone removed a cellphone from the basketball court floor at Stevenson Park in the first block of Lake Street, the evening of Nov. 21. Estimated loss is $500.

A catalytic converter was removed from a 2000 Toyota parked in the rear of the 100 block of South East Avenue, overnight Nov. 21.

An unknown person entered a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan, overnight Nov. 23, using a pry tool, then removed the ignition cover and pulled the ignition.

A Draft bicycle was removed from the bike rack at Oak Park and River Forest High School in the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue between the morning and evening of Nov. 20 by cutting the cable lock. Estimated loss is $370.

An unattended women's fleece jacket with an Apple iPhone inside was taken from a bench in the common area of Ridgeland Common in the 400 block of Lake Street, the evening of Nov. 24. Estimated loss is $330.

Two cellphones were removed from a baby-changing table inside a business in the 400 block of Madison Street, the night of Nov. 24. Estimated loss is $549.

A catalytic converter was removed from a 1999 Toyota Tacoma parked in the 1100 block of Highland Avenue between the morning of Nov. 22 and evening of Nov. 25. Estimated loss is $2,000.

A 2005 Suzuki motorcycle was removed from the 1400 block of William Street, Nov. 17-19, while it was parked in front of a residence.

An unknown person removed the catalytic converter and two oxygen sensors from underneath a 2003 Honda CRV parked in the 7900 block of Division Street, overnight Nov. 16. Estimated loss is $2,200.

Criminal damage to property

The rear passenger's side window was broken on a vehicle parked in a lot in the 200 block of South Boulevard between the mornings of Nov. 14 and 20. Estimated damage is $100.

Someone was seen on video surveillance throwing bricks at a silver 2000 Lexus parked in the rear of the first block of Madison Street, the afternoon of Nov. 20. Estimated damage is $100.

An unknown person threw a brick through the rear passenger's side window of a 2003 Mercury Sable parked in the 1100 block of Lyman Avenue, the afternoon of Nov. 22. Estimated damage is $250.

Someone scratched the paint on the four doors and hood of a silver 2005 Toyota Prius between the mornings of Nov. 18 and 25 in the 100 block of Francisco Terrace. Estimated damage is $2,500.

A resident of the first block of Ashland Avenue, River Forest, told police that, overnight Nov. 21, someone smashed the windshield on his 2009 Honda Accord parked in the 7700 block of Vine Street. A pumpkin was found next to the vehicle and that appeared to cause the damage.

Burglary

A man was observed carrying two black tool cases in the 200 block of South Euclid Avenue, the morning of Nov. 20, that had been removed from an unlocked work van. Estimated loss is $180.

An unknown person removed gold and diamond earrings and five gold necklaces from a residence in the 900 block of Clarence Avenue between the morning and afternoon of Nov. 20. Estimated loss is $1,200.

Someone entered the basement of a residence in the 500 block of Clinton Avenue between the afternoon and evening of Nov. 20 and removed an Apple Macbook laptop computer, a Motorola cellphone and an Apple iPod. Estimated loss is $800.

Someone forced open the side service door to a garage in the rear of the 600 block of South Humphrey Avenue, overnight Nov. 20, and used a pry tool to enter the vehicle inside. The offender then removed six CDs, a bottle of vodka and six bottles of wine. Estimated loss is $744.

A man was observed by an Oak Park resident attempting to pull off a section of garage siding in the 1100 block of Clarence Avenue, the early morning of Nov. 24. Estimated loss is $200.

Robbery

An unknown man approached two Oak Park juveniles from the rear, the evening of Nov. 20, in the 1100 block of South Taylor Avenue, displayed a semi-automatic pistol and demanded their property. One of the victims complied and handed over his HTC cellphone before the offender fled on foot and entered a black Cadillac Escalade. Estimated loss is $150.

Driving under the influence

An officer observed a vehicle disobey the red light on Chicago and Harlem avenues, the night of Nov. 19, before the vehicle almost struck the east curb and spun out. The vehicle then turned east onto Paulina, north on Marion and into a parking space in the alley on Marion. The 20-year-old Oak Park driver was arrested for driving under the influence after the officer determined he had been drinking. His blood alcohol concentration was 0.172, more than twice the legal limit of .08.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed Nov. 20-26 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 arrest.

Reader Comments

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Foom  

Posted: November 30th, 2012 1:24 PM

Props to Panera, first time in weeks that there was not a reported robbery in that place! Maybe their awesome advice of "stop getting robbed" worked

sarge  

Posted: November 30th, 2012 1:02 PM

funny to read "suspect was a black mail with a hoodie" - all black males with hoodies should be approached with caution

joe from south oak park  

Posted: November 28th, 2012 4:28 PM

The second offender was described as black, between 20-25 years old, with long dreadlocks and bleached blond tips

joe from south oak park  

Posted: November 28th, 2012 4:27 PM

From the Patch regarding the armed robbery on the 1100 block of S Taylor. One offender was described as black, between 20-30 years old, of thin build and average height, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black beanie cap.

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