Oak Park and River Forest police reports - March 6-12

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

Residential/garage burglary

Someone entered an apartment in the 1300 block of North Austin Boulevard, March 4, by applying brute force to the front door. Once inside, the offender removed two packages of rolled quarters and a navy blue LG flip phone. Estimated loss is $120.

An unknown person entered a residence in the 1000 block of South Highland Avenue, Feb. 24-29, and removed a 32-inch Vizio TV, a PlayStation 3, a Pavilion laptop computer, an HP digital camera and four memory cards for the camera. Estimated loss is $2,090.

Someone used force to damage the side service door of a garage in the 100 block of North Taylor Avenue, March 8. Once inside, the offender ransacked the interior but no loss was reported. Estimated damage is $200.

An unknown person damaged the side service door of a garage in the 400 block of North Humphrey Avenue, March 7-8, and removed a grey 26-inch men's Trek 720 bicycle. Estimated loss is $1,000.

An unknown person entered a residence in the 400 block of South Lombard Avenue, March 9, and removed a Dell laptop computer, a Gucci backpack and a pack of cigarettes. Estimated loss is $708.

Someone entered a garage in the 800 block of North East Avenue, March 10-11, and removed four boxes containing miscellaneous china pieces, a CD/radio, miscellaneous CDs and DVDs, four steel planters, a patio table with four chairs and miscellaneous hand and yard tools. Estimated loss is unknown.

Theft/theft arrest

Someone removed a UPS package containing a Fender amplifier left unattended inside the vestibule of a building in the 900 block of North Boulevard, March 5. Estimated loss is $1,000.

Someone removed a black Boost Android cellphone from the pocket of a coat in the kitchen area at First Baptist Church in the 800 block of Ontario Street, March 5. Estimated loss is $140.

A 17-year-old Oak Park boy was arrested at Oak Park and River Forest High School in the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue, March 6, for taking a graphing calculator from the school lunchroom on Feb. 28. A 16-year-old boy was arrested in the 300 block of Wesley Avenue, March 7, for his involvement in the incident.

A 34-year-old Chicago man was arrested, March 7, and charged with felony theft for pulling gutters from homes in the 100 block of North Taylor Avenue about 20 minutes earlier. Police said there were six victims on the block and the man was arrested in the first block of West Lake Street.

An unknown person removed a purple purse from inside a woman's shopping cart at Jewel in the 400 block of Madison Street, March 11. Estimated loss is $254.

Someone removed a wallet from inside a man's coat pocket after the man made a purchase at Whole Foods Market in the 7200 block of Lake Street, March 6. He told police he bumped into another man behind him after checking out at the register. The loss included a driver's license, credit card and $900 in cash.

An unknown person removed a wallet from a purse hanging over the back of a chair at Starbucks in the 7200 block of Lake Street, March 3. Estimated loss is $200.

Someone removed an Apple iPhone and a red Acer laptop computer from a residence in the 1100 block of Ontario Street, March 8-9. Estimated loss is $900.

DUI/drug possession

Police arrested a 61-year-old Oak Park woman, March 10, for driving under the influence after she hit a parked vehicle in the 100 block of North Elmwood Avenue. Police responded to the area and saw a blue Ford Focus with heavy front-end damage and a second parked vehicle next to it. The driver had a blood alcohol level of 0.18, more than twice the legal limit.

Two St. Charles men were arrested in the first block of Harrison Street, March 9, after an officer observed a hypodermic needle and foil packets containing heroin inside their parked vehicle. The 27-year-old and 25-year-old were charged with possession of a controlled substance and held for bond hearings.

These items were obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, March 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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