Spray paint mars three cars on Washington

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

Police reported three incidents of cars being spray-painted on Washington Boulevard over the weekend.

Brown paint was applied to the front passenger's side door of a white Kia Optima in the 900 block of Washington, the night of Dec. 8. Estimated damage is $500.

Between the evening of Dec. 8 and morning of Dec. 9, someone applied red paint to the trunk and bumper of a white Toyota Corolla in the 1000 block of Washington. Estimated damage in that incident is $300.

Red spray paint was also applied to the driver's side front and rear doors of a grey Nissan Maxima in the 700 block of Washington, overnight Dec. 8. Estimated damage there was $500.

Burglary

Someone entered an unlocked 2011 Chevy Cruze, overnight Dec. 2, in the 1100 block of Randolph Street and removed a pair of Sony headphones and a leather briefcase. Estimated loss is $190.

A GPS unit and beanbag holder were removed from a vehicle in the 700 block of Forest Avenue between the morning and afternoon of Dec. 3. Estimated loss is $300.

Two wood panel boards were broken off a garage in the 500 block of Highland Avenue, the night of Dec. 3. Estimated damage is $100.

Someone entered a residence in the 900 block of Columbian Avenue, the early morning of Dec. 4, through an unlocked rear door and removed an Apple Macbook laptop computer, a leather wallet containing $220 in cash, an Illinois driver's license and two credit cards. Estimated loss is $2,240.

An Apple iPhone was removed from inside a 2012 Toyota Camry by unknown means, the afternoon of Dec. 3, in the 600 block of South Maple Avenue. Estimated loss is $150.

Someone gained entry to a Ford F150 truck in the 900 block of South East Avenue, overnight Dec. 2, and removed a Panasonic 50-inch TV and a Toshiba laptop computer with battery and charger. Estimated loss is $900.

Three pieces of synthetic wood siding were removed from the front of a garage in the 1000 block of South Harvey Avenue between the morning and afternoon of Dec. 3. Once removed, entry was gained to the garage through an open door and a snowblower was taken. Estimated los and damage is $200.

Someone broke the rear porch door of a residence in the 1100 block of South Cuyler Avenue between the morning and evening of Dec. 5, entered the residence and ransacked it. Women's jewelry, money and a Gateway computer were removed. Estimated loss is $1,070.

An unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of Clinton Avenue was ransacked, overnight Dec. 7, and a portable DVD player was removed. Estimated loss is $152.

A resident of the 7800 block of Greenfield Street told police, the evening of Dec. 5, that someone had broken a rear window to gain entry into the home earlier that afternoon. The offender removed an Apple Macbook laptop computer. Estimated loss is $400.

Theft

An unknown man removed a bag containing $97 in cash from a victim's hand, the morning of Dec. 3, in the 300 block of Madison Street. He was last seen heading eastbound in the alley on foot.

An Apple iPad 2 was removed from an unlocked room in the 100 block of Erie Court, the afternoon of Dec. 3. Estimated loss is $529.

An Apple iPhone was removed from the book bag of an Oak Park boy at Oak Park and River Forest High School in the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue between the morning and afternoon of Dec. 3. Estimated loss is $200.

Someone removed an unattended envelope containing $2,400 from the cash register area of a business in the 1000 block of Lake Street, the afternoon of Dec. 4.

A Samsung Galaxy cellphone went missing from the pocket of a Forest Park man in the 6200 block of North Avenue, the afternoon of Dec. 4, after another man brushed up against him. The offender fled in an unknown direction. Estimated loss is $369.

An unknown person removed a Chase Visa credit card and a Chase Slate Mastercard from the wallet of an Oak Park resident in the 800 block of South Scoville Avenue between the mornings of Nov. 15 and Nov. 25. The cards were unlawfully used at Super Target in Broadview. Estimated loss is $902.

Two men were observed by a postal worker removing a catalytic converter from underneath a Honda Element in the 500 block of Wesley Avenue, the morning of Dec. 6. Estimated loss is $1,800.

Someone removed unattended packages from the vestibule area of a building in the 200 block of Clinton Avenue, the afternoon of Nov. 27. Estimated loss is $177.

A catalytic converter was removed from a 2008 Honda Element parked in the 700 block of North Austin Boulevard between the night of Dec. 4 and the afternoon of Dec. 7. Estimated loss is $2,000.

Someone removed a burgundy 1989 Chevrolet Monte Carlo from the rear of the 1100 block of South Oak Park Avenue, the early morning of Dec. 9. Estimated loss is $11,000.

A River Forest resident told police she was eating at Qdoba in the 7300 block of Lake Street, the afternoon of Dec. 2, and realized her wallet was missing when she returned home. A manager reported the wallet was turned in by another customer, but $60 was missing from it.

Possession of a controlled substance

A 23-year-old Brookfield man was stopped after an officer observed him making a drug transaction at Adams Street and Austin Boulevard, the morning of Dec. 4. The man was found with a clear plastic bag containing 14 individual packets that had a white powdery substance, testing positive for heroin inside. He was charged and held for bond hearings.

Robbery

An unknown man struck an Oak Park juvenile, causing him to fall to the ground, the afternoon of Dec. 5, in the 100 block of Lake Street. The man held the victim down while another offender went through his pockets and removed his Samsung cellphone and Apple iPod. The offenders fled in an unknown direction. Estimated loss is $225. An 18-year-old Chicago man was arrested, Dec. 7, in the 5900 block of West Iowa Street in Chicago.

An unknown man approached the clerk at 7-Eleven in the 500 block of Madison Street, the early morning of Dec. 8, to pay for an item. When the clerk opened the cash register, the offender removed a revolver from his waist band, pointed it at the clerk and told him to "give me the money." The clerk gave him $80 in cash and the man fled on foot northbound on Scoville Avenue across Madison Street.

Criminal damage to property

Someone broke the bedroom window of a residence in the 1100 block of Washington Boulevard, the night of Dec. 7, with a rock. Estimated damage is $100.

The window on the driver's side door of a red Toyota Corolla was broken, overnight Dec. 8, in the 200 block of Chicago Avenue. Estimated damage is $200.

A resident of the 500 block of William Street, River Forest, told police early on the morning of Dec. 10 that someone threw a rock into the storm window of the home. Estimated damage is $30.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed Dec. 4-10 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.

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joe from south oak park  

Posted: December 16th, 2012 10:11 PM

"This is my rifle; this is my gun. This one's for fighting; this one's for fun." Who said anything about needing a firearm to have a violent crime. Not that streaking is violent. But seriously, it's a good thing the patch doesn't fail to adhere to there own silly policy regarding reporting race.

Steve from Oak Park  

Posted: December 13th, 2012 3:08 PM

Is there a video camera in the 7-11? The guy pulled a gun. This is not a violent crime? Now the flasher, would that be considered a violent crime? No pistol was shown. Just asking...

joe from south oak park  

Posted: December 12th, 2012 2:06 PM

Continued.- "He then ran toward her and stopped about 10 feet away. The victim ran home while the man said, "I'm sorry. This was a dare." The man was last seen at the intersection of Belleforte and Augusta."

Joe from South Oak Park  

Posted: December 12th, 2012 2:05 PM

Also from the Patch-regarding a flasher not included in this report. "An Oak Park resident told police that at 11:15 p.m. a man described as white, between 20-23 years old, of average height and build and wearing a black plaid shirt and black jeans rode by her on a older-style Schwinn bike headed northbound on Belleforte at Chicago Avenue. The man then stopped ahead of the victim and hid behind a tree. When the victim got closer, she noticed the man was no longer wearing clothes."

joe from south oak park  

Posted: December 12th, 2012 2:02 PM

Regarding the seven-eleven robber description: From The Patch- A man described as black, about 30 years old, of average height and build and wearing a black hoodie and black mask

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