By Devin Rose
Two arrested for starting fight on Lake Street
Police arrested two Chicago men the afternoon of May 23 in the 100 block of Lake Street after they approached three people with a handgun and attempted to start a fight.
One of the suspects, who were 19 and 24 years old, knew and had a prior disagreement with at least one of the victims, said Sgt. Michael Richardson. While they approached the victims—a 17 and 21 year-old from Oak Park and another 21-year-old from Chicago--one of them said, "What's up now? You think this is a game?" The 24-year-old suspect displayed a handgun.
One of the victims then flagged down a passing police officer and told the officer the suspect had a gun, and the two suspects fled in opposite directions, Richardson said. An officer saw the suspect throw the gun into some bushes. Both were arrested within two blocks.
The 24-year-old was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm, aggravated assault and mob action. The other suspect was charged with mob action and aggravated assault.
Criminal damage to property
Someone cracked a second floor window and cut the screen of an adjacent window on a building in the 1000 block of South Boulevard between the evening of May 18 and the morning of May 21. Estimated damage is $550.
An unknown person broke glass door pane windows on the second floor of a building in the 200 block of South Marion Street between the afternoon of May 20 and morning of May 21. The offender broke four inner doors and gained entry to two of them, but no items were removed. Estimated damage is $1,400.
Someone broke a passenger's side taillight on a 1996 Lexus in the 400 block of Washington Boulevard between the night of May 21 and morning of May 22. Estimated loss is $150.
An unknown person scratched the driver's side rear panel on a 2005 Infinity in the 1000 block of Lake Street between the morning and evening of May 23. Estimated damage is $1,500.
Someone entered a 2000 Chevy Blazer the afternoon of May 26 and broke the plastic casing surrounding the steering column. Estimated damage is $1,000.
An unknown person used a rock to break the windshield on a 2007 Toyota Camry parked in the rear of the 100 block of South Oak Park Avenue. Estimated loss is $500.
Someone scratched the doors, trunk and hood of a blue Ford Focus parked in the 100 block of Washington Boulevard between the night of May 27 and morning of May 28. Estimated damage is $500. Similar damage was done to a black Oldsmobile Alero parked in the 300 block of South Taylor Avenue during the same time period.
Someone entered a garage in the 900 block of South Oak Park Avenue between the night of May 20 and evening of May 21 and removed a Garmin GPS from inside a vehicle with a broken passenger's side window. Estimated loss is $429.
An unknown person entered an unlocked garage and removed two Mikita screen guns and two Black and Decker screw guns. Estimated loss is $377.
An unknown person entered a business in the 1100 block of Lake Street the night of May 21 and removed the alarm control pad from the wall by brute force.
Someone damaged the donation box at Ascension Church between the afternoon of May 19 and the morning of May 20 and removed about $150.
An unknown person removed an unattended diaper bag containing miscellaneous baby clothes and a Kodak camera from the break room at the Dole Library between the morning and afternoon of May 22. Estimated loss is $110.
Someone removed an air conditioning unit from a rear yard in the 1100 block of South Ridgeland Avenue between the afternoons of May 10 and May 23. Estimated loss is $1,000.
An unknown person defeated a lock to a blue Diamondback Wildwood bicycle in the 800 block of South Boulevard and removed the bike between the morning and evening of May 23. Estimated loss is $250. During that same time period in the same location, someone also defeated the lock to and removed a red men's Specialized bicycle. Estimated loss is $500.
Someone removed an unattended Apple iPhone from a girl's book bag at Oak Park and River Forest High School the morning of May 23. Estimated loss is $600.
Someone removed a white and gold Tony Hawk BMX bicycle in the common area vestibule of a building in the 100 block of Randolph Street between the evening of May 24 and morning of May 25. Estimated loss is $200.
Someone removed the catalytic converter from a 1999 Jeep Cherokee parked in the 200 block of Chicago Avenue between the evening of May 24 and night of May 25. Estimated loss is $600.
An unknown person removed a catalytic converter from a 2008 Toyota Highlander in the 1100 block of Ontario Street between the afternoons of May 25 and May 26. Estimated loss is $2,000.
Someone removed an air compressor between the morning of May 24 and afternoon of May 27 while it was outside in the 1100 block of North Austin Boulevard. Estimated loss is $5,000.
Driving under the influence/possession of a controlled substance
A 26-year-old Elmwood Park man and a 24-year-old Barrington woman were arrested the afternoon of May 24 after they were found to be in possession of 11.2 grams of heroin. Police stopped their vehicle in the 1000 block of North Austin Boulevard because it had no front license plate, and an officer asked for consent to search the vehicle. When the man driving said yes, the K9 unit found two bags containing foil packets. The contents of the packets tested positive for heroin.
A 37-year-old Elmwood Park man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after he was involved in a traffic accident in the 7700 block of Lake Street the evening of May 23. The man's blood alcohol level was 0.234.
An unknown man demanded an Oak Park woman's purse and pulled it from her shoulder in the 400 block of Augusta Street in the early morning of May 27. He and another offender entered a dark colored vehicle and drove southbound on Ridgeland Avenue. Estimated loss is $300.
These items were obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, May 22-28, 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.
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