Weekend begins badly at T.G.I.Fridays
Employees of the TGIF restaurant called police after four rowdy, leggings-clad female patrons with facial piercings pepper-sprayed the manager and several employees as they were being kicked out of the restaurant around 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28. The women, who were asked to leave after being loud and disorderly, the manager said, were described as age 19-21. They fled the parking lot in a tan Chevy Impala. All parties on the scene declined medical attention.
Burglars entered a house in the 800 block of South Humphrey Avenue via a forced-in basement window, the afternoon of Feb. 25. A bottle of prescription medicine was removed from a bathroom cabinet. Loss was estimated at $45.
Someone attempted to kick in the front door of a house in the 1000 block of North Humphrey Avenue, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Feb. 25, but failed. The lock, door frame and drywall inside the house were damaged.
Someone broke into a house in the 200 block of Iowa Street, the afternoon of Feb. 24, by unknown means and removed a black Apple laptop and iPad. Estimated loss was $1,400.
Someone entered a house in the 400 block of South Taylor Avenue during the day, Feb. 27, by breaking the glass of a kitchen window. Two televisions, miscellaneous pieces of jewelry and a black pillow were removed. Estimated loss was $4,698.
An Apple MacBook pro laptop was removed from an apartment in the 1000 block of Pleasant Street, the afternoon of Feb. 27. Police said the front door may have been forced open. Loss was estimated at $2,000.
Oak Park police arrested two men, one age 18 from Berwyn and one age 31 from Oak Park, in the 6100 block of Roosevelt Road around 2 p.m., Feb. 27, after they were caught allegedly burglarizing a vacant commercial storefront in the 6200 block of Roosevelt Road. They were charged with two counts of burglary and theft.
A man called police around 6 p.m. from inside the business in the 6800 block of Roosevelt Road after he looked out the window and observed a man entering his unlocked 2008 Nissan parked on the street. The victim came out to confront the man, 23, who was ransacking the front console and then fled on foot. Police stopped a man matching his description in the 6700 block of Roosevelt Road and arrested him. He was charged with burglary.
A 51-year-old Chicago man was arrested and charged with retail theft, battery and resisting arrest after employees reportedly observed him removing three hats and a pair of gloves worth $20.99 from CVS in the 6700 block of Roosevelt Road. When he was confronted by a CVS employee, the man allegedly shoved him and resisted arrest by responding police in the parking lot. He was eventually taken into custody.
A package containing $50 worth of mouthwash was removed from the common area of an apartment building in the 300 block of South Austin Boulevard, the afternoon of Feb. 24.
A catalytic converter was removed from a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire parked overnight, Feb. 24-25, in the 400 block of South Wisconsin Avenue. Estimated damage was $600.
A package containing a Microsoft Surface computer was removed from an unsecured apartment building vestibule overnight, Feb. 24-25, in the 300 block of South Wisconsin Avenue. Loss was $450.
Someone lifted a UPS package containing plastic hair rollers from a front porch in the 1220 block of North Oak Park Avenue during the day, Feb. 27. Estimated loss was $20.
A green 1994 Mercury van was removed from the 1100 block of Clinton Avenue, overnight Feb. 27-28. Estimated loss was $1,000.
DUI arrest after accident
Oak Park police arrested a 29-year-old Cicero woman around 4 a.m., Feb. 25, in the 200 block of South Austin Boulevard and charged her with DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed Feb. 24-March 2 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 Jean Lotus