Oak Park and River Forest police reports - April 3-9

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

Out on bail, Borowski-Beszta back in court Wednesday

A former Oak Park and River Forest High School student who was arrested last summer for running a drug ring out of an Oak Park apartment was bailed out of the Cook County Department of Corrections last month.

A spokesperson for the Cook County Sheriff's press office said $30,000 was paid to get Pawel Borowski-Beszta, 18, out of jail on March 16. That amount is 10 percent of his total bail amount. He had been held in the jail since his arrest in August.

Borowski-Beszta is facing felony drug and weapon charges after police found cocaine, marijuana and a handgun with ammunition in a Harrison Street apartment where he may have been a part-time resident. They also found over 200 iPods, cellphones and calculators, some of which were determined to be the property of OPRF High School.

His next court appearance is April 11 at the Maywood courthouse at 9 a.m.

Theft

Someone removed an American flag and flag pole from a stand in the 900 block of Ontario Street, April 1-2. Estimated loss is $50.

An unknown person removed an unattended Geodimeter Pro Robotic total station with a wood tripod from the 1000 block of Augusta Boulevard, April 2. Estimated loss is $10,000.

Someone took a black and purple Verizon HTC cellphone from Oak Park and River Forest High School in the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue, April 2. Estimated loss is $450.

An unknown person entered a locker at the YMCA in the 200 block of South Marion Street, April 2, and removed a cellphone and wallet. Estimated loss is $364.

Someone took a purple Element backpack from inside a gas station in the 400 block of Madison Street where it was left unattended, April 2. Estimated loss is $80.

An unknown person removed a red lawnmower from under a front porch in the 500 block of South Austin Boulevard, April 2-3, by cutting the chain and lock. Estimated loss is $150.

Someone took a bag containing miscellaneous clothing and $160 from the emergency room at West Suburban Hospital in the first block of Erie Court, April 3. An unknown man was seen by hospital employees handling the items. Estimated loss is $213.

An unknown person removed a brown Coach wallet containing $100 in cash, various IDs and credit and debit cards from inside a purse hanging on the back of a chair at Fuego Loco in the 700 block of Lake Street, April 4. Estimated loss is $200.

Someone removed the 8-foot brown copper downspout from a garage in the 700 block of Fair Oaks Avenue, April 4-5. Estimated loss is $200.

An unknown person removed 20 feet of copper downspout from the north side of a residence in the 1200 block of North Marion Street, March 24-April 7. Estimated loss is $150.

Someone entered a secured locker at the YMCA in the 200 block of South Marion Street, April 7, and took a Tommy Hilfiger wallet, a Blackberry Curve cellphone, $16 in cash and miscellaneous ID cards. Estimated loss is $256.

An unknown person removed an orange Schwinn 26-inch bicycle from a backyard in the 1000 block of Wisconsin Avenue, April 8. Estimated loss is $50.

Criminal trespass/damage

An unknown person shattered the rear passenger window of a 1998 Volvo in the 1000 block of North Elmwood Avenue, March 24-April 2. Estimated damage is $300.

An unknown person used a landscaping rock to break the rear passenger's side window of a 2008 Toyota in the 1000 block of Erie Street April 7. Estimated loss is $300.

Someone kicked in the side service door to a garage in the 100 block of North Taylor Avenue, April 7-8, and removed a gray 26-inch mountain bicycle. Estimated loss is $300.

Burglary to vehicle/residence/garage

An unknown person entered a vehicle in the 6400 block of Roosevelt Road, April 3, and removed a black Garmin GPS unit. Estimated loss and damage is $740.

An unknown person removed an Apple iPhone from an unlocked silver 2006 Subaru Forester while it was left at a car wash in the 500 block of Madison Street, April 5. Estimated loss is $750.

Someone removed an Apple iPad, keys and a garage door opener from a 2006 Volkswagon Jetta with a broken driver's side window parked in the 1500 block of Forest Avenue, April 5.

An unknown person entered a garage in the 100 block of North Scoville Avenue, March 23-April 4, and removed a red and black Toro lawnmower. Estimated loss is $406.

Someone removed three Stihl chainsaws from the unlocked storage area of a truck in the 700 block of Woodbine Avenue, April 7. Estimated loss is $1,100.

An unknown person entered a 1996 GMC truck in the 500 block of Madison Street, April 6-7, by cutting the lock with an unknown device. The person then removed a Ryobi hand-sander, a cordless drill, a cordless angle saw, a circular saw and a tool box. Estimated loss is $751.

Drug possession

A 22-year-old Prospect Heights man was arrested, April 7, in the first block of Harrison Street for possession of a controlled substance. He had 13 small bags containing a white powdery substance that tested positive for 5.6 grams of heroin.

These items were obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, April 3-9, 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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bud from oak park  

Posted: April 15th, 2012 7:34 PM

i am stoked pawel is out, means i can finally score some legit rock at thornton's again.

Oak Park Village Board  

Posted: April 13th, 2012 3:45 PM

If Billy's fruit stand could not make it in Oak Park, how int he world could a store that just sells Apples make it? A query from the entire Village Board

I Ride in Oak Park from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: April 13th, 2012 3:18 PM

I don't think an Apple store will happen anywhere in Oak Park. Ever...

OP Rez  

Posted: April 11th, 2012 10:09 PM

The answer to the theft, robbery and burglary issues in Oak Park are simple... just don't own anything, then criminals will have nothing to take. And to think that the village government was trying to attract an Apple Store to the corner of Lake and Harlem, LOL. Where do they think we are? Lincoln Park? There would be 2 lines at such a store in Oak Park; one to the register, and the another outside the store where you could hand over your newly purchased Ipad to the crooks lining up to take it.

Rez  

Posted: April 11th, 2012 9:26 PM

Regarding the article about the possible overdose; I'm not sure why more comments were disabled. They were neither discriminatory or offensive. I simply pointed out the facts about where the drugs come from, and dynamics and difficulties of fighting such gang related economies. I don't know if comments followed after mine that resulted in the section being disabled... It would be nice if the WJ just removed the comments that were offensive rather than closing the whole section.

Violet Aura  

Posted: April 11th, 2012 7:29 PM

Wow, what's up with the thefts at the Y? The fact that a secured locker was broken into makes me wonder about the culprit. I hope the victim contacted the manager, as well.

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