By Devin Rose
An man approached a juvenile in the 200 block of Madison Street, Nov. 28, and displayed a 6-inch hunting knife. The offender demanded the victim's wallet, but the victim fled on foot. No loss was reported.
A woman taking out garbage at her residence in the 700 block of North Austin Boulevard, Dec. 3, was approached by a man who grabbed her leather purse, containing a black Prada wallet, $900 in cash, credit cards, IDs and papers. The offender got into a black 4-door vehicle and fled. Estimated loss is $1,020.
A man took a black and grey book bag with three black HTC cellphones and a wallet with credit cards from a victim on a westbound CTA Blue Line train, Dec. 3. The offender then exited the train at the Austin Boulevard stop and fled on foot. Estimated loss is $312.
Burglary to motor vehicle/garage
Someone broke a window to gain entry to a 1999 Honda Civic, Nov. 29, in the rear of the 900 block of South Humphrey Avenue and removed a black Vaivor TV/stereo, Power Surge amplifiers and a crossfader. Estimated loss is $1,100.
An unknown person removed the catalytic converter from underneath a Honda Element, Nov. 30, in the 200 block of Erie Street. Estimated loss is $2,400.
Someone removed the catalytic converter, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, from a 2007 Honda Element parked in a lot in the first block of Erie Court. Estimated loss is $300.
An unknown person gained entry to a garage in the 700 block of South Harvey Avenue, Nov. 28-29, and removed a white, 10-speed Schwinn girl's bike, a red and black Kawasaki auger, a yellow wet saw, a red Hilti hammer drill, pipe tools, a blue and black Cobalt floor jack and a Cobalt ratchet set. Estimated loss is $1,710.
Someone removed a black and green 4500 Trek bicycle and an attached black lock from a garage in the 100 block of South Ridgeland Avenue, Dec. 1-2. Estimated loss is $840.
An unknown person removed a black Garmin GPS unit and 20 audio CDs after breaking the window of a 2001 gold Honda Accord, Dec. 2-3, in the 1100 block of South Humphrey Avenue. Estimated loss is $500.
Attempted robbery/theft arrest
Police arrested a 13-year-old Chicago boy and a 16-year-old Chicago girl, Nov. 29, after they and another offender followed a 48-year-old woman in the 100 block of North Lombard Avenue, punched her and attempted to pull her purse away.
A Chicago boy was arrested, Nov. 30, in the 5700 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue, Chicago, after he got into a 2002 Cadillac left running at a gas station in the 6100 block of North Avenue and struck another vehicle in the station's parking lot.
A juvenile Berwyn resident was arrested, Nov. 28, in the first block of South Boulevard and charged with theft after removing a red Huffy bike from the 600 block of Madison.
A 25-year-old Chicago man was arrested, Dec. 2, in the 800 block of North Austin Boulevard and charged with theft for stealing a black Audi A4. He was also charged with criminal trespass to a motor vehicle.
An unknown person removed two microphones from St. Luke Church in the 7600 block of Lake Street, River Forest, on Nov. 29. Estimated loss is $600.
Someone removed a white Trek 7200 women's bicycle and a purple Trek women's bicycle from the locked common storage area of a building in the 500 block of South Scoville Avenue, Dec. 3. Estimated loss is $700.
An unknown person removed three Kindles and a Flip camcorder from an unlocked file cabinet in Addison Hall at Concordia University, Nov. 18-Dec. 3. Estimated loss is $287.
A Dell laptop and Toshiba laptop were removed from a residence in the 1100 block of South Taylor Avenue Nov. 30. Estimated loss is $1,375.
Someone entered a residence in the 1100 block of Highland Avenue, Dec. 2, and removed jewelry, a Nintendo Wii game system, an X-Box game system, games and controllers, two Apple laptop computers and an Apple iPod. Estimated loss is $5,350.
An unknown person entered an apartment in the 1100 block of Ontario Street, Dec. 2, and removed two rings from a bowl in a drawer. Estimated loss is $10,000.
These items were obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 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.