Copper wire stolen from Oak Park construction sites
Thirty-five feet of copper wire was stolen from the construction site of the housing development being constructed at the corner of Forest Avenue and Lake Street in downtown Oak Park. The theft occurred between the hours of 6 p.m. on March 26 and 8 a.m. on March 27. The wire, worth an estimated $100, was located at the northwest corner of the construction site.
Ten feet of copper wire was stolen from the construction site of the housing development being constructed at the corner of Forest Avenue and Lake Street in downtown Oak Park. The theft occurred between the hours of 9 p.m. on March 25 and 8 a.m. on March 26. The wire was valued at $50.
An 18-year-old Bellwood man was arrested at Ulta, a department store at 7231 Lake St. in the River Forest Town Center mall, at 3:51 p.m. on March 18, for attempting to shoplift a bottle of Versace cologne valued at $59. He was charged with misdemeanor theft.
River Forest police also arrested Marcin S. Cukierski, a 30-year-old Harwood Heights woman, for shoplifting at the same Ulta, 7231 Lake Street, at 5:11 p.m. on March 21. After trying to flee the store and being nabbed by police, the woman was found to be in illegal possession of the prescription medication Xanax and a crack pipe. The store property she attempted to steal was valued at $450.
Cukierski was charged with possession of a controlled substance, felony retail theft, obstructing a police officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and attempted retail theft.
Aggravated assault to a police officer
A 49-year-old Oak Park man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault to a River Forest police officer at 10:02 p.m. on March 23 at the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue.
The officer observed the man causing a disturbance in the street at the downtown intersection. The man then assumed a fighting stance and attempted to strike the officer when he approached.
A black HP MV15 laptop computer, valued at $700, was stolen from a home in the 1100 block of Paulina Street on March 27 between 2:55 and 4 p.m. The offender entered the home through an unlocked rear door.
An unknown person threw an egg at a parked 2009 Mazda 3 in the 800 block of Washington Boulevard on March 28 between the hours of 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. The damage to the car — a paint chip on the driver's side hood above the front wheel — is an estimated loss of $500.
Burglary to a motor vehicle
A person used a tool to pry open the rear passenger side door of a 2013 black Hyundai Accent on the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard between 6 p.m. on March 25 and 6:40 a.m. on March 26. The loss is estimated at $400.
A person used a tool to break into a 2008 silver Honda Accord in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard between 8 p.m. on March 25 and 7 a.m. on March 26. The loss is estimated at $400.
A 2004 Jeep Liberty was burglarized on March 19 between 5 and 5:30 p.m. in the 6000 block of West Roosevelt Road. The offender made off with a black and gold Gucci backpack containing a white Samsung S3 phone and clothing valued at $975.
These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed March 23-29 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. We report the race of a suspect only when a serious crime has been committed, the suspect is still at large, and police have provided us with a detailed physical description of the suspect as they seek the public's help in making an arrest.
—Compiled by Tim Inklebarger
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