Burglars make off with electronics, jewelry in Oak Park

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By Jean Lotus

Forest Park Review Editor

Someone ransacked a house in the 200 block of Iowa Street between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on June 3.

Offenders entered by using a pry tool to defeat the rear door lock. Once inside, they removed a laptop computer and case, a 31-inch flat screen television, and jewelry. The estimated loss is $3,816.

Someone entered a home in the 500 block of South Cuyler Avenue by breaking a window on the rear door sometime June 4-5. Missing are a black 32-inch Apex TV, a Sony DVD player, a Netbook laptop and a Playstation entertainment box. Estimated loss was $730.

Window shattered

Someone hurled an unknown projectile through the window of a Cash America payday loan store in the 6300 block of North Avenue between 2:30 and 3 a.m. on June 3. Estimated damage is unknown.

Wallet lifted from unlocked car

An Oak Park resident reported that someone entered his unlocked Toyota, parked in the 700 block of Lake Street around 3 p.m., June 3 and removed a wallet containing $500 and several credit cards. Estimated loss was $525.

Bike thefts

An unsecured blue and white Diamondback Lustre girl's bicycle was removed from under the rear porch of a residence in the 800 block of South Scoville Avenue, June 1-3. Estimated loss was $250.

A blue and black Cannondale M300 girl's bicycle was removed from a garage in the 1000 block of Lyman between May 20 and June 3. Estimated loss was $300.

River Forest police stopped a bike theft in progress around 6 p.m. on June 3 in the 7200 block of Oak Street. The offender, a 16-year-old self-admitted gang member from Stone Park, was taken into custody and charged in a juvenile petition. The bike was returned to the owner.

An unlocked bike was removed from the side of a home in the 800 block of South Cuyler Avenue on June 1.

Woman with small child and stolen vodka

A woman, who was seen accompanying a small child, was allegedly observed removing two bottles of Ciroc vodka from the Dominick's at 7501 W. North Ave., around 10 a.m. on June 4, and exiting the store without paying. River Forest police were summoned but unable to find the alleged shoplifter. She was last seen in a silver Mercury traveling eastbound on North Avenue. Loss was estimated at $20.

OPRF milkshake bully arrested

A juvenile male student at Oak Park and River Forest High School was arrested and charged with battery and harassment by electronic device after he allegedly poured a milkshake over a female victim's head and then made threats via text messaging against the victim if she reported his actions. He was processed by Oak Park police and given a talking to.

Traffic stop uncovers pot

River Forest police stopped a vehicle for traffic violations around 1 a.m. on June 5 in the 1300 block of Harlem Avenue. The officer reportedly observed a strong smell of burnt cannabis emitting from the vehicle. The driver Darius Dorsey, 22, of the 900 block of N. Parkside in Chicago was found to be in possession of 3.4 grams of pot and approximately 200 empty small plastic bags labeled cannabis, allegedly for sale. He was charged with possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia and traffic violations.

Planter vandal charged

River Forest officers observed a woman removing plants and damaging planters on the 400 block of Harlem Avenue, June 9 around 8:30 a.m.

The 48-year-old Oak Park woman from the 200 block of South Marion Street in Oak Park allegedly refused to stop for police and also refused to provide identification. She was taken into custody and charged with criminal damage to property and obstructing arrest.

DUI driver strikes parked squad

Janeth Zuno, 47, of the 2500 block of Wesley in Berwyn, was arrested and charged with DUI and traffic violations after she struck a parked squad car around 12:28 a.m. on June 6 in the 6800 block of Roosevelt Road. She reportedly failed field sobriety tests but refused to submit to a breathalyzer test.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed June 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. We report the race of a suspect only when a serious crime has been committed, the suspect is still at large, and police have provided us with a detailed physical description of the suspect as they seek the public's help in making an arrest.

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Chris from Chicago  

Posted: July 16th, 2014 10:52 PM

Shouldn't a follow up be reported if the accused is NOT found guilty, as Ms. Zuno, was Not guilty of a DUI. Something of this nature can cause personal issues so as it is first reported then it is the duty that an accusation be rescinded if not true. It is easy to print something that can easily obtained but the real story is not complete if it is not fully told! A great article/reporter would go that extra step to close a story.Printing police report info does not make a reporter but a copycat


Posted: June 12th, 2013 2:23 PM

Considering the high rates charged by these payday loan places, one would wonder why MORE bricks aren't thrown through their windows. There are a few of these payday loan shops on North Ave yet no outcry similar to the ones against the pawn shops. Their "services" are just as predatory.and attract similar desperate clientele. Or maybe they're symbiotic...once you get your payday loan, you need to hock all your personal possessions to pay off the high interest.

joe from south oak park  

Posted: June 12th, 2013 6:41 AM

Unfortunately, I doubt it Durango. I also remember a time when there was a sense of community and unacceptable behavior was dealt with socially. If I stepped out of line, I'd get it from my peers, any nearby adult could correct a kid, and your parents would correct you a second time for having to deal with the neighbors. There was no sense of, "my son is a good kid that would never do that". it was, "what did you do". maybe if we went back to that we would not have some of the issues of today.


Posted: June 12th, 2013 2:44 AM

Oh good, the OPRF creep got a "talking to" for assaulting and threatening a girl. I'm sure the "talking to" really taught him a lesson. Back in my day, guys that pick on girls received a beating for for being a coward by other guys at school. I can only hope the youth of today have some back bone and show this creep to be the coward and creep he is.

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