By Megan Dooley
An unknown offender approached the victim in the parking lot of TFC Bank at 800 N. Harlem Ave. at just after 11:30 a.m. March 24 and asked for a cigarette. He then snatched a bank deposit bag from the victim's hand as she searched through her pockets. The offender was observed fleeing in a dark green sport utility vehicle that was last seen heading northbound on Marion. Estimated loss is $1,600.
Financial identity theft
An elderly victim reported that her son had removed more than $80,000 in cash from several of her bank accounts on which he was listed as an account holder. Two reports were made by the victim to the River Forest police, on March 22 and March 24.
An unknown offender entered a locked business office on the 1500 block of N. Harlem Ave. between March 23 and March 25 and removed a cash box containing $175 in cash.
An unknown offender entered a garage at a location on the 100 block of S. Scoville on March 27 and removed a 30-foot aluminum ladder, a lawn mower, and a 4-foot wood chipper. Estimated loss is $800.
An unknown offender removed an Eos Mark 4 camera and lens from inside a business located on the 700 block of South Blvd. on March 22. Estimated loss is $5,980.
An unknown offender removed an electric amplifier, two microphones and two 15-inch cords from the Oak Park Chinese Bible Church at 700 S. Ridgeland Ave. between March 13 and March 20. Estimated loss is $380.
Two offenders approached a pizza delivery person standing in front of a location on the 200 block of Washington Blvd. on March 24, claimed the delivery and ran inside the building without paying. Estimated loss is $39.
Burglary to motor vehicle
An unknown offender entered a vehicle parked at a location on the 500 block of S. Oak Park Ave. between March 22 and March 23 and removed a Tom Tom GPS unit. Estimated loss is $250.
An unknown offender entered a vehicle parked at a location on the 1000 block of Chicago Ave. between March 25 and March 26 and removed a Tom Tom GPS unit and a gray binder containing miscellaneous papers. Estimated loss is $410.
Criminal defacement arrest
A male juvenile offender was arrested on March 22 on the 1000 block of North Blvd. and charged with criminal defacement and issued two citations for graffiti. The juvenile was processed and turned over to the custody of a parent.
Motor vehicle theft
A suspect removed a Blackberry cellular phone, car keys, and a 2006 Toyota Camry from the Oak Park Tennis and Fitness Center lot on the 300 block of Lake on March 23. The vehicle was later recovered by Chicago police at a location on the 7000 block of S. Stewart in Chicago. No arrests were made.
An unknown offender removed a red Honda Civic from its parking space on the 500 block of Bonnie Brae on March 23.
Drug paraphernalia arrest
Pamela Hairston, 40, of the 800 block of N. Latrobe in Chicago was arrested on March 23 at a location on the 1000 block of N. Taylor Ave. for possession of drug paraphernalia.
A male juvenile Oak Park resident was arrested at OPRF High School on March 24 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis.
Theft of services
An offender described as a 35-year-old female, 5 feet 10, of thin build, with black hair, fled the scene after the vehicle she was driving was given a full-service oil change at the Jiffy Lube on the 1100 block of Madison St. on March 28. Estimated loss is $48.
Possession of cannabis arrest
A male juvenile Oak Park resident was arrested on March 25 at OPRF high school for possession of cannabis. He was taken to the station, processed and turned over to the custody of his mother.
A male juvenile Oak Park resident was arrested on March 25 at OPRF high school for possession of cannabis. He was taken to the station, processed, and turned over to the custody of his father.
Underage drinking party
A male juvenile, 16, of Oak Park, was issued a local ordinance citation on March 25 at Chicago and Forest for hosting an underage drinking party. The juvenile's parents were notified.
These items were obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments from March 22 to29, 2011. Not all incidents that occurred are listed. Anyone named in reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated.