Armed robber takes $1,000 from Madison 7-Eleven

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A gunman robbed the 7-Eleven at 515 Madison of $1,000 on Dec. 21. The man reportedly entered the store a little after 1:30 in the afternoon. After handling numerous pieces of merchandise, he brought several items to the counter. When the clerk began checking the items, the man pulled a large black semi-automatic hand gun and demanded money. When the clerk complied, the robber placed the cash in a bag and told the clerk to lie on the floor, then fled.

Burglary arrest
Michael Wordlaw, of 1414 N. Mason, Chicago, was arrested Dec. 22 while riding a bike in the 800 block of Mapleton. He was charged in a Dec. 9 Criminal Trespass in the 900 block of North Humphrey. Wordlaw, 44, had been free on parole since July from a previous burglary conviction.

? A Oak Park juvenile turned himself in to police Dec. 23 for the Dec. 4 burglary and vandalism at Percy Julian school, where he is a student. The total combined losses and damages in that incident, which included urine damage to a computer keyboard, were $2,900.

Retail Theft
Steven R. Lykes, 44, of 5508 W. Madison, Chicago, was arrested in the 200 block of Lake Street after matching the description of a person who had allegedly committed a retail theft at the Dominick's Food store at 259 Lake St.

? Charlene Kloka, 50, allegedly walked out of the Famous Footware, 7231 Lake St., River Forest Dec. 20 with a pair of boots on her feet for which she hadn't paid.

Terris R. Major, 35, was stopped for an alleged traffic violation near Austin Blvd. and the Eisenhower Expressway just before midnight Dec. 23. He allegedly had a strong odor of alcohol about him and slurred his speech. Police reported he blew a .018 breathalyzer.

Burglary to motor vehicle
Overnight on Dec. 23 someone entered an unlocked 1997 Jetta parked in the 300 block of Euclid. They stole a cell phone and several accessories, plus a golf bag containing several irons and clubs. Loss was estimated at $1,380.

? Possibly unlocked doors made things easier for whoever entered a 2005 Ford Taurus the evening of Dec. 20. They stole an IBM laptop computer, assorted credit cards and IDs, a suitcase, and men's clothing. Loss was estimated at $4,325.

? Someone broke the rear passenger window of a Chevy van around 10 p.m. Dec. 20 in the 1200 block of North Austin. Stolen were a concrete drill, a header drill and miscellaneous tools worth $1,250.

? Someone stole a generator and various tools from a pickup truck parked in the 1500 block of Harlem Ave., River Forest, overnight on Dec. 20.

? A resident of the 600 block of South Humphrey observed a man ransacking the inside of his Dodge Neon around 8:40 p.m. on Dec. 18. When the man confronted the burglar, he road off on a bike.

? A 2002 RAV 4 parked in the parking lot of St. Catherine's-St. Lucy's Church on Austin Blvd. had its front window broken and its glove compartment ransacked Christmas Eve. Damage was $528.

Residential burglary
Overnight on Dec. 18, someone entered a house under rehab in the 600 block of South Highland by unknown means. They stole an air compressor, nail gun, saws all, a miter saw, and miscellaneous tools. Loss was $1,250.

? Someone jimmied the rear door of an apartment in the 00 block of Chicago Ave. between Dec. 10 and Dec. 20. They stole a Play Station, camcorder, bass guitar, gym shoes, and a microphone. Total loss was $2,000.

? A security camera inn the Blockbuster Video, 200 Lake St., captured images of a man smashing a front window, then running off with an undetermined number of DVDs around 3 a.m., Dec. 23.

Todd Hadley, 39, was arrested on forgery charges the afternoon of Dec. 21 after allegedly attempting to purchase Prednisone and Methadone at the CVS Pharmacy, 345 Madison, with phony prescriptions.

Deceptive practices
Two men were arrested within minutes of each other at the Whole Foods on Lake Street Dec. 26 for attempting to pass checks written on closed accounts. Dwayne R. Anderson, 42, allegedly attempted to pass a check around 3:40 p.m. Theodore Nulle, Jr., 41, allegedly attempted to do so around 4 p.m.

Not getting the message
Ronald Tripp, 42, of Chicago, was arrested by Oak Park police for the second time in just over two weeks for alleged domestic battery. Shortly before 4 a.m. on Dec. 21, responding officers observed injuries to a woman at a residence Tripp was at in the 500 block of South Cuyler. He had previously been arrested at that address on the same charge in the early morning hours of Dec. 9. He subsequently spent the holidays in Cook County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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