Oak Park and River Forest police reports - Nov. 29-Dec. 5

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

Robbery/attempted robbery

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.

Residential burglary

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.

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Chris from Oak Park  

Posted: December 9th, 2011 1:07 PM

Good Lord, who carries $900 in their wallet?!

Sick of the thugs  

Posted: December 7th, 2011 7:16 PM

So what happened to the 13 y.o. boy and 16 y.o. girl from Chicago that punched the 48 y.o. Oak Park woman? I'm guessing NOTHING! I'm guessing they were released to their parents in the usual fashion, and I'm guessing that their parents will do nothing about it. I'm guessing that there are parents out there that actually condone this type of thuggery, and at times use their underage kids to commit crimes because they know nothing will happen if they get caught.

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