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By Megan Dooley
Ricardo Torres, 21, of the 4800 block of W. Armitage in Chicago, and Alejandro Godinez, 24, of the 2300 block of N. Lorel in Chicago, were arrested separately last week for involvement in two car burglaries that occurred on the 7200 block of Central, Feb. 20.
Torres was arrested, Feb. 27, after police were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle and found the suspect hiding in the front seat. Also in the car were items similar to those reported stolen in the Feb. 2 burglary.
Godinez was arrested near his home in Chicago during a mission of WEDGE, the regional drug task force made up of officers from several different area departments.
The suspects were charged with two counts of felony burglary. Torres was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Torres admitted to being a Spanish Cobra gang member. Godinez is a documented member of the Sur 13 (Surenos) gang.
A male described as being 20-30 years old, with slicked-back black hair, driving a dirty red truck, approached a victim heading westbound on Madison at Cuyler and pointed a silver handgun at the victim while stopped in traffic. The assault occurred in the evening on March 4. The suspect fled into an alley north of Madison.
Theft of motor vehicle
An unknown offender removed a red 2006 Acura RSX hatchback car from a location on the 400 block of Wisconsin sometime between Feb. 25 and 28. Estimated loss is $9,000.
Someone removed a 2000 Jeep Cherokee, parked at a location on the 600 block of S. Lombard, between Feb. 21 and March 5. Estimated loss is $4,000.
An unknown offender removed a Red 1985 Honda CH80 scooter from an unlocked storage shed at a location on the 6100 block of Roosevelt between March 6 and 7. Estimated loss is $500.
Toi M. Smith, 46, of the 8700 block of S. Paxton in Chicago, surrendered to River Forest police for a theft that occurred at the Wholistic Health Center of Oak Park on the 600 block of Maple on Feb. 28.
An unknown person removed a pink wallet from an unattended backpack in the women's locker room at Oak Park and River Forest High School on N. Scoville. The theft occurred some time during the day on March 1. Estimated loss is $59.
Someone removed a catalytic converter and exhaust pipes from a 2007 Kia Sportage, parked on the 200 block of N. Scoville on Feb. 28. Estimated loss is $2,000.
Someone removed a statue from the common area of Caring Medical on the 700 block of Lake, Feb. 23-25. Estimated loss is $350.
Someone removed a copper mailbox from a residence located on the 200 block of S. Euclid between March 4 and 5. Estimated loss is $400.
An unknown offender removed an Apple Macbook Pro from a residence on the 700 block of Belleforte between March 5 and 6. Estimated loss is $600.
An unknown offender removed a men's Trek 5800FX bicycle and u-lock from a garage on the 300 block of Wesley between Feb. 28 and March 1. Estimated loss is $1,000.
An unknown offender removed a red and silver Toro snowblower from a garage located on the 100 block of Le Moyne on the evening of March 1. Estimated loss is $600.
An unknown person removed a garage door opener and a men's Trek Sports bike and broke a window in a 1997 Toyota Corolla parked at a residence located on the 800 block of N. Cuyler, March 4-5.
An unknown offender removed a tackle box, flaying knife, 20 lures, a weed whacker, and a branch cutter from the garage of a residence on the 1100 block of S. Cuyler, March 7. Estimated loss is $370.
An unknown person removed approximately $1,000 in cash from a dresser drawer in a residence located on the 900 block of North Blvd. between Feb. 27 and March 1. Estimated loss is $1,000.
Someone removed a Canon digital camera, a Mac Mini computer, a 27-inch Dell computer monitor, a pillow case and $10 in cash from a residence on the 700 block of S. Harvey, March 3. Estimated loss is approximately $1,900.
Rogers D. Head, 33, of the 1900 block of Kenilworth in Berwyn was arrested for aggravated driving under the influence and driving with a revoked license after being stopped in traffic on the 1100 block of S. Austin just after midnight on March 5.
Darrius Hodrick, 57, of the 1100 block of N. Latrobe in Chicago, was arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a suspended license on March 7.
Terrance G. Parron, 26, of the 1700 block of N. Mason in Chicago, was arrested for driving under the influence after being stopped in traffic for running a red light on the 300 block of W. Garfield on March 5.
Jonathan J. Rivera, 20, of the 5800 block of W. Giddings in Chicago was arrested for driving under the influence after he was involved in a car accident on the 1100 block of Edmer on March 6.
Daniel Funchess, 50, of the 2900 block of 22nd Place in North Chicago, was arrested at a location on the 1100 block of Lake on March 6 for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving the wrong way down a one-way street.
Criminal damage to auto
An unknown offender punctured both tires on the driver's side of a 2008 Toyota Camry parked at a location on the 1100 block of Ontario, March 4-5. Estimated loss is $350.
Someone shoved chocolate candy bars into the fuel tanks of two vehicles parked at a location on Madison between March 5 and 6. Estimated loss is unknown.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, March 1-8. Not all incidents that occurred are listed. Anyone named in reports ahs only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated.