Oak Park and River Forest police reports - March 27-April 2

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

Two men display gun, ransack woman's purse

Two unknown men were driving in a beige four-door vehicle that stopped in front of a woman's van in the 300 block of North Cuyler Avenue, April 1. The offenders approached the side doors of the van and one of them displayed a semi-automatic handgun and began to ransack the woman's purse. The other man told the woman to exit the van while the first man removed her red leather wallet containing cash, identification, papers and credit cards. The men went back into their vehicle and drove southbound on Cuyler Avenue. Estimated loss is $22.

Theft

Someone removed a UPS package containing a pair of black boots and a black plastic bucket from a porch in the 1000 block of North East Avenue, March 23. Estimated loss is $345.

An unknown person removed the padlock of a locker in the men's locker room at the West Cook YMCA, March 26, and took a Blackberry Bold cellphone and cash. Estimated loss is $315. On the same day, a T-Mobile cellphone was removed from another locker in same room. Estimated loss is $300.

Camera surveillance at True Discount food market revealed an unknown person entered the business, March 27, and removed cash from the register and a Sony Vaio laptop computer. The offender rode westbound on a blue BMX style bike. Estimated loss is $350.

Someone removed 32 feet of copper gutters from the rear of a residence in the 1200 block of North Kenilworth Avenue, March 25-26. Estimated loss is $480.

An unknown person removed a red 1999 Honda Civic from the 400 block of South Lombard Avenue, March 27-28. Estimated loss is $1,500.

Someone entered a secured locker at Fitness Formula in the 1100 block of Lake Street, March 28, and removed keys and a leather wallet containing credit and debit cards, identification and two gift cards. Estimated loss is $158.

An unknown person cut a cable securing a spare tire underneath a vehicle parked in the 100 block of West Flournoy Street, March 27-28, and removed the tire. Estimated loss is $500.

Someone removed blue and white Nike gym shoes from a locker at West Suburban Hospital in the first block of Erie Court, March 29. Estimated loss is $100. A 22-year-old Oak Park man was arrested for the theft April 4.

An unknown person removed an unattended red and gold DK Cygnus bicycle from the 1100 block of Lake Street, March 29. Estimated loss is $275.

Someone removed a black Apple iPhone 4 from the display at the AT&T store, March 19. Estimated loss is $530.

Burglary

A resident of the 1000 block of South Elmwood Avenue was entering the rear door of his residence, March 27, when he heard footsteps on the second floor. The victim yelled out and then heard glass break. A neighbor observed two people jump from the second floor of the residence, and they were last seen on foot southbound on Elmwood Avenue and eastbound on Harvard Street. They removed two Movado watches from the kitchen for an estimated loss of $1,500.

An unknown person entered a Hyundai Santa Fe parked in a lot in the 400 block of Madison Street, March 27-28, and removed a black GPS unit. Estimated loss is $350.

Someone entered a Honda Civic parked in the 200 block of Washington Boulevard, March 27-28, and removed bags containing clothing and documents. Estimated loss is $225.

An unknown person entered a residence in the 1100 block of Lyman Avenue, March 27-28, and removed a Coach wallet containing cash, a credit card and a driver's license. Estimated loss is $120.

Someone removed a gold ring with a diamond cluster and a gold ring with a rectangular face and diamonds from a drawer in a residence in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard, March 28-29. Estimated loss is $1,300.

An unknown person removed a black and red toolbox containing Makita tools from the rear of a white Ford in the 800 block of Woodbine Avenue, March 30. The victim confronted the offender, who fled in a green van westbound on Thomas Street. Estimated loss is $1,000.

Someone entered a garage in the 800 block of Woodbine Avenue, March 24-30, and removed a red Toro snowblower, a green Lawn Boy lawnmower and a red toolbox containing miscellaneous tools. Estimated loss is $1,650.

Driving under the influence

A 46-year-old Oak Park woman was arrested, March 28, for driving under the influence after she told police she was backing out of a parking spot in the 1000 block of South Boulevard and another car struck her. The woman's blood alcohol level was 0.193, more than twice the legal limit of .08.

A 42-year-old Addison man who rear-ended another vehicle in the 300 block of Harrison Street, March 31, was arrested for driving under the influence. The man had slurred speech and failed a field sobriety test. His blood alcohol level was 0.210, almost three times the legal limit.

Possession of stolen motor vehicle

A 20-year-old Chicago man was arrested in the 200 block of Madison Street, April 1, and charged with unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle after police noticed an awkwardly parked auto. The vehicle was reported stolen from Chicago on March 31.

These items were obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, March 27-April 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.

—Compiled by Devin Rose

Reader Comments

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joe from south oak park  

Posted: April 10th, 2012 5:01 PM

the oak leaves doens't have a problem stating that it occured at 5:45am and that the woman was delivering newspapers.

Rez  

Posted: April 9th, 2012 9:16 PM

VA, I agree that the reporting seems a bit random regarding the details reported. Seems like it would make more sense if the reporting of crimes and the respective details were standardised to include all important details that would lead to more arrests and higher levels or awareness. So much of crime fighting in the village is dependant on resident participation, but how are we suppose to help if we don't have the important descriptive information?

Violet Aura  

Posted: April 9th, 2012 5:57 PM

@Rez: I couldn't agree with you more! Why they changed the policy of telling us this important little factoid is beyond me. Perhaps someone doesn't want potential buyers to know that some of these armed robberies may be happening in broad daylight! And ain't it a blip that the writer thought it important to mention that the car in the armed robbery was BEIGE and had FOUR DOORS but the physical description of the two perps (still ON THE LOOSE) was completely immaterial? Twilight Zone.

Rez  

Posted: April 6th, 2012 1:31 AM

I wish the reporting, especially in the case of the women being robbed at gun point, would indicate the time of the incident. It's hard to spot trends, and know when to be concerned about walking around the streets if we don't know if this is happening at 2pm or 11pm.

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