Oak Park and River Forest police reports - Dec. 6-12

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

Burglary/theft

An unknown person entered the Midas auto repair shop in the 6200 block of North Avenue Dec. 3-5 and removed two blue bags containing $1,500 from a locked file cabinet. The key for the cabinet was also missing.

An unknown person removed 4,500 U.S. stamps from Brohm Hall at Concordia University, 7400 Augusta St., Dec. 6-9. Estimated loss is $1,920.

An unknown person removed the catalytic converter from a Honda Element in the 6900 block of West North Avenue Dec. 6. Estimated loss is $750.

An unknown person removed a silver 1997 Honda Accord with a cracked windshield Dec. 5 from the 400 block of South Lombard Avenue. Estimated loss is $1,000.

An unknown person removed a black 1997 Honda Civic with a wallet inside the vehicle in a parking lot in the 100 block of North Euclid Avenue Dec. 10. Estimated loss is $2,500.

An unknown person entered a 2010 Honda Fit parked in a garage in the first block of Erie Court Dec. 6 and removed a black leather wallet containing an Illinois license, cash and credit cards. Estimated loss is $120.

An unknown person entered a 2003 GMC Denali Dec. 8 in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard and removed a touch screen radio from the center console. Estimated loss is $450.

An unknown person broke the front passenger side window of a 1997 GMC Savana parked in the first block of Washington Boulevard Dec. 11 and removed the Pioneer radio, kicker amplifier and a pair of Diamond audio speakers. Estimated loss is $1,450.

An unknown person smashed the passenger side window of a white Volkswagen parked near David Hall at Concordia University, 7400 Augusta St., and removed a radar detector from the center console Dec. 5. Estimated loss is $500.

An unknown person entered a residence in the 1100 block of Highland Avenue Dec. 8 and removed a black Apple iPad 2, an Apple iPod Touch with an orange case, a silver Toshiba laptop computer and a black Toshiba convertible laptop computer. Estimated loss is $6,800.

An unknown person entered a residence in the 500 block of South Clinton Street Nov. 30-Dec. 9 and removed rings and a bracelet. Estimated loss is $1,800.

An unknown person removed a black leather Prada wallet from a purse at Starbucks in the 7200 block of Lake Street Dec. 8. The wallet contained $600 and credit cards, two of which were used to make purchases totaling $2,400 from Target in Hillside.

Driving under the influence

A 36-year-old Chicago man was arrested Dec. 5 in the 1000 block of South Boulevard for driving under the influence of alcohol and endangering the life of a child. A witness saw the man pull over in his white Ford Escort and fall out of his vehicle onto the street. The witness also observed a child around three years old get out of the car. The witness called police, who saw the man laying against the vehicle with slurred speech and unable to stand. He was taken to Rush Oak Park Hospital with a blood alcohol level of 0.407. The child was released to a relative.

A 21-year-old Cicero man was arrested Dec. 8 in the 700 block of South Austin Boulevard for driving under the influence. The man's vehicle crashed into the driver's side door of another vehicle turning west onto Interstate 290, the other driver told police. His blood alcohol level was 0.13, police said.

A 47-year-old Melrose Park man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after police saw him swerving in traffic while westbound on Lake Street Dec. 8. His blood alcohol level was 0.248.

Attempted robbery/robbery

A male offender approached an 11-year-old Oak Park resident from behind Dec. 6 in the 300 block of South Austin Boulevard and said "give me your purse or I'm going to shoot you." An unknown man intervened and told the victim to run home. The offender was last seen running eastbound across the intersection at Austin and Jackson boulevards.

A 14-year-old Oak Park boy was approached by an offender demanding money Dec. 9 in the 500 block of North Harlem Avenue. The boy handed the offender $60 in cash and the offender fled northbound from the scene.

Theft arrest

A 16-year-old Oak Park boy who had been a suspect in a theft at Oak Park and River Forest High School turned himself into police Dec. 7. During questioning at the police station, the boy admitted he took an HTC Inspire cell phone belonging to a female student on Oct. 12. He took the phone from a table in a school classroom. He told police he sold the phone to an unknown person and was released to his parent.

A 20-year-old Cicero man was arrested Dec. 7 in the 1000 block of South Austin Boulevard after police determined he stole a flashlight from a car parked in the 1100 block of Lyman Avenue.

A 16-year-old Oak Park girl was arrested at Oak Park and River Forest High School Dec. 9 after police discovered she took credit cards from inside a Jeep Wrangler parked in the 500 block of Lake Street Dec. 4. The girl's mother found the cards in her daughter's drawer and the girl admitted to the theft when her mother brought her to the police station. The keys to the Jeep were inside an unattended gym bag on a soccer field. Also missing from the car were an Apple iPhone 4 and a wallet. The girl told police her friend had taken those items, and the two split the $60 they made from selling the phone.

Criminal trespass to residence

A 53-year-old Milwaukee woman was found locked in the bathroom of a residence in the 700 block of Home Avenue Dec. 10 by the resident. The woman may have gained entry through an unlocked rear door. She was petitioned for involuntary psychiatric evaluation and taken to Rush Oak Park Hospital.

These items were obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, Dec. 6-12, 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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Professor Peter Van Nostrand  

Posted: December 16th, 2011 12:26 PM

@ Art Vandelay. My cousin, Martin Van Nostrand, concurs. Have a Merry Christmas !

Sonia  

Posted: December 16th, 2011 12:01 PM

Professor, please note that "Your Very Welcome" is correctly spelled "You're very welcome."

Art Vandelay  

Posted: December 15th, 2011 7:30 AM

As long as we're picking nits, "stole" is the past tense of "steal". So, my dear professor, please match the tense of your verbs in your definition.

Hardcover  

Posted: December 15th, 2011 1:18 AM

to move from a place or position; take away or off: to remove the napkins from the table.

Professor Peter Van Nostrand  

Posted: December 14th, 2011 2:55 PM

Your Very Welcome, LiquidObtuse!

LiquidEvil  

Posted: December 14th, 2011 2:02 PM

Thanks, Professor Pedant!

Professor Peter Van Nostrand   

Posted: December 14th, 2011 12:38 PM

Stole: to take (the property of another or others) without permission or right, especially secretly or by force: A pickpocket stole his watch. ------------------------------------Removed: 1. remote; separate; not connected with; distinct from. 2. distant by a given number of degrees of descent or kinship: A first cousin once removed is the child of one's first cousin. The grandchildren of one's first cousin are one's first cousins twice removed.

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