By Devin Rose
Burglar on probation arrested at the same church
A 29-year-old Chicago man who was on probation for a break-in at a church in December was arrested there again on April 10.
Ahmad Rashad Buckley was charged with burglary, criminal damage to property and criminal trespass to property after police found him hiding in a garage directly west of St. Gregorios Orthodox Church in the 1100 block of North Humphrey Avenue.
They responded to an alarm there and discovered someone had broken a window, gone inside and opened the donation box. During a search of the area, police noticed an open garage door in the 1100 block of North Taylor Avenue and found Buckley inside.
In December, Buckley was charged with six felony counts of burglary for his involvement in burglaries at St. Gregorios and other area churches.
A 42-year-old Chicago man was arrested, April 9, in the 900 block of Chicago Avenue after police saw him running with a duffle bag he had taken from a car in the 1000 block of Monroe Avenue the same day. The bag contained hockey gloves and helmets.
Someone removed an Apple iPhone 4 from a locked gym locker at Oak Park and River Forest High School in the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue, April 5. Estimated loss is $600.
An unknown person removed an unlocked, orange 20-inch Free Agent Maverick boy's bicycle from the rear of the 600 block of North Lombard Avenue April 4-5. Estimated loss is $150.
Someone removed an Apple iPhone 4 from a girl's pocket at Oak Park and River Forest High School in the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue, April 3. Estimated loss is $450.
An unknown person removed a red 1996 Dodge Caravan from the 1200 block of North Harvey Avenue, April 10. Estimated loss is $2,000. The minivan was recovered by Oak Park police in the 4200 block of West Cortez Street in Chicago on April 12.
Someone removed a wallet from a purse in the dining area of Panera Bread in the 7300 block of Lake Street, April 10. The wallet contained $2 in cash, a driver's license, debit cards, a social security card, a checkbook and other identification and property.
An unknown person removed a red men's Magna bicycle from a rear porch in the 100 block of Chicago Avenue, April 11-12, after cutting a cable lock. Estimated loss is $440.
Three 16-year-old Chicago boys were arrested, April 12, after they were found in a green minivan, reported stolen from the 4200 block of West Hirsch Street in Chicago. The occupants in the vehicle, which was in the 700 block of North Elmwood Avenue, were taken into custody and admitted their involvement in additional car break-ins in the 1100 block of North Hayes Avenue and the 300 block of Iowa Street.
An unknown person removed an Apple iPhone 4 from an unlocked locker in the locker room of the stadium at Oak Park and River Forest High School in the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue, April 14. Estimated loss is $400.
Someone removed a black and blue Yard Machine lawnmower and a 100-foot Craft garden hose from a backyard in the 1200 block of Belleforte Avenue, April 14-15. The lawnmower had been locked to a pole and the lock was also missing. Estimated loss is $280.
An unknown person entered Ascension Church in the 800 block of South East Avenue, April 9, and removed a 100-pound prayer vigil candle holder that contained cash. The holder was found outside of the church and no loss was reported.
Someone removed $600 and a prescription bottle containing Ritalin from a home in the 7300 block of Lake Street, April 7-10. There was no sign of forced entry, and the victim suspected entry was gained from a key hidden outside the home.
An unknown person entered a garage in the 100 block of North Humphrey Avenue, April 5-10, and removed a blue girl's Trek 950 bicycle, an electric Home Depot chainsaw and a Garmin GPS unit from the victim's vehicle. Estimated loss is $700.
Someone entered a garage in the 800 block of North Kenilworth Avenue, April 11, and removed a 21-inch grey Craftsman lawnmower and a gas can. Estimated loss is $520.
An unknown person removed a blue men's Cannondale XL mountain bicycle from a residence in the 1100 block of Lyman Avenue, April 11-12. Estimated loss is $469.
Someone entered a garage in the 900 block of North Grove Street, April 11, and removed two snowblowers, a leafblower, hedge trimmers and an orange 100-foot electric cord. Estimated loss is $1,300.
An unknown person entered a residence in the 300 block of South Austin Boulevard, April 12, and removed a 40-inch Toshiba LCD HD TV, a 32-inch Toshiba plasma TV, an Apple tablet and a green tablet cover, a 15-inch Dell laptop, a women's Seiko watch, a digital photo frame, a Wii game console and charging dock and a mink fur coat. Estimated loss is $5,240.
Someone removed a black and red 20-inch Schwinn bicycle and a dark green 26-inch Glacier Point Bicycle from a garage in the 500 block of North Lombard Avenue, April 10. Estimated loss is $280.
An unknown person entered a garage in the 800 block of North Taylor Avenue, April 15, and removed a red boy's 22-inch DK Siclon bicycle and a blue boy's 15-inch Raleigh bicycle.
Someone entered a vehicle in the 500 block of North Lombard Avenue, April 14-15, and removed various tools. Estimated loss is $500.
An unknown man came into the Subway restaurant in the 200 block of Lake Street, April 6, and displayed a large black semiautomatic handgun. The man stated, "Give me all the money" to the cashier, who complied. Estimated loss is $600.
Four unknown men approached another man, April 9, in the 100 block of Harvard Street. One of the men asked the victim what time it was, while another took his black Samsung cellphone from his hand. The offenders fled eastbound on Harvard Street. Estimated loss is $200.
An unknown person approached a 36-year-old Maywood man walking in the 100 block of Madison Street, April 6, and asked him what time it was. The unknown man said, "Give me what you got," and the victim observed what appeared to be the barrel of a dark semi-automatic handgun tucked inside the man's sleeve. The victim gave up his leather wallet containing identification cards. Estimated loss is $20.
Three 15-year-olds from Chicago were arrested, April 13, and charged with robbery after they took a cellphone the same day from a 17-year-old Oak Park resident in the 700 block of Highland Avenue. Three 16-year-olds from Chicago were brought into the Oak Park police station, April 14, by their parents for involvement in the same robbery.
A woman in the 1100 block of North Boulevard told police an unknown man approached her from behind April 14, pressed something hard against her hip and pushed her into a gated area. The man tried to grab at her coat and remove her clothing, but the woman ran away and alerted an officer in the police substation at that location. The 35-year-old Chicago man was charged with unlawful restraint, kidnapping and aggravated battery.
These items were obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, April 10-16, 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.