Oak Park and River Forest police reports - Feb. 29-March 5

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

Theft

An unknown person used a cutting tool to remove a catalytic converter from underneath a grey Lexus RX330 in the 1100 block of Ontario Street, Feb. 26-27. Estimated loss is $1,900.

Someone unscrewed and removed the centerpiece from the fountain in the 6000 block of North Avenue, Feb. 21-23. Estimated loss is $1,000.

An unknown person removed a black and silver Apple iPhone from the display at the AT&T store in the 400 block of North Harlem Avenue, Feb. 18-21. Estimated loss is $600.

Someone removed a black purse from a woman's jacket pocket while she was inside the Deals store in the 6400 block of North Avenue, Feb. 27. The purse contained cash and miscellaneous identification. Estimated loss is $52.

An unknown person removed an Apple iPhone and case from a gym bag on top of a locker inside the boys' locker room at Fenwick High School in the 500 block of Washington Boulevard, Feb. 27. Estimated loss is $415.

Someone removed a Blackberry Curve cellphone from a green bag left unattended on a bench inside a church in the 200 block of Chicago Avenue, Feb. 29. Estimated loss is $300.

An unknown person removed an unattended white Apple Macbook computer from a room at Oak Park and River Forest High School in the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue, Feb. 24. Estimated loss is $700.

Someone removed silver and opal rings left unattended at Doggy Day Play in the 1100 block of Chicago Avenue, Feb. 29. Estimated loss is $800.

An unknown person removed a Dell Latitude E6500 laptop computer and charger from Longfellow School in the 700 block of Highland Avenue, March 3, while the school was open to the public for a carnival. Estimated loss is $1,500.

Theft from motor vehicle/motor vehicle theft

Someone entered a beige Honda Accord parked in the rear of the 100 block of North Cuyler Avenue, Feb. 25-27, and removed a JVC stereo. Estimated loss is $250.

An unknown person broke the front passenger side window of a silver Toyota Prius parked in the 1100 block of North Lombard Avenue, Feb. 27, and removed a Garmin Nuvi GPS unit attached to the windshield. Estimated loss is $250.

Someone removed a red 1999 Dodge Caravan parked in the rear of the 700 block of North Ridgeland Avenue, Feb. 29. Estimated loss is $1,000. It was recovered on March 1 in the 3900 block of South Chicago Avenue in Chicago with interior and exterior damage.

Residential burglary

An unknown person entered a residence in the 100 block of South Taylor Avenue, Feb. 28, by removing the screen from a rear bathroom window. Once inside, the offender removed a white Apple Macbook computer and a black 47-inch Visio flat screen TV. A witness observed two men exit the rear of the residence to the Taylor/Lombard alley, carrying a flat screen TV. Estimated loss is $1,600.

Someone entered a residence in the 400 block of North Kenilworth Avenue, Feb. 20-25, and removed a pair of white jade earrings and a Laurimar necklace and earrings. Estimated loss is $1,750.

An unknown person entered a residence in the 700 block of Columbian Avenue, Feb. 28, by using a pry-type tool to the rear door and breaking the door window. The residence was ransacked but no loss was reported. Estimated damage is $100.

Someone broke a basement window to enter a home in the 8200 block of Lake Street, March 3, and cut and removed a copper pipe. Witnesses said they saw a man who ran to a Buick Century waiting on Lake Street, and the vehicle was last seen driving west.

A resident of the 1000 block of Fair Oaks Avenue saw two male teenagers trying to open the back door to the kitchen, March 1. The victim saw a third teenager trying to open the kitchen window. The three offenders saw the victim and fled the scene through the rear yard north in the alley.

Someone entered a residence in the 1000 block of Erie Court, March 1, by climbing through an unlocked window. Once inside, the residence was ransacked and a laptop computer, flat screen TV, two game systems with various accessories, three iPads, a paintball game and $500 in cash were removed. Estimated loss is $8,400.

Driving under the influence

A 23-year-old Hoffman Estates woman was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer after she spat in the face of an officer arresting her for driving under the influence, March 2. The woman was stopped at Lathrop Avenue and Washington Boulevard around 1:30 a.m. with a blood alcohol content of 0.159, nearly twice the legal limit. An officer discovered 3.8 grams of marijuana concealed in her clothing during a search.

These items were obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, Feb. 29-March 5, 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.

Reader Comments

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Jack  

Posted: March 8th, 2012 2:16 PM

No. I can tell the difference between a 'minority' that's acts like a decent citizen compared to a 'minority' that acts like they're up to no good... I can tell the same about 'majorities' also. You know, it's called having street smarts, or a general sense of people.some people choose to override their senses with misplaced guilt... Not me!

Give me a break  

Posted: March 8th, 2012 10:20 AM

Jack and John, do you two also cross the street when you see a minority....Im sorry "thug" approaching you on the sidewalk?

Jack  

Posted: March 7th, 2012 9:08 PM

Thanks for the correction, John. Actually, more likely their "guardians" (aka gang bosses), who will give them a medal for not ratting them out, and then send them right back out there to spread more filth.

john  

Posted: March 7th, 2012 5:57 PM

Sent home to their parents, more like auntie or grandma

Jack  

Posted: March 6th, 2012 11:01 PM

Man, all the burglaries, and it's not even spring! No doubt it's those little piss-ant gangbangers the recent article on "Gangs moving west" talked about. The adults send underages thugs to rob, and when they get caught, then get sent home to their parents. So, the questions is, how do we get rid of these vermin from the west side?

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