Oak Park and River Forest police reports - June 5-11

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

Theft

Someone removed the catalytic converter from underneath a 2007 Honda Element in the rear of the 600 block of Lake Street between the morning and afternoon of June 4. Estimated loss is $500.

An unknown person removed a backpack and its contents from underneath the bleachers at Longfellow Park in the 600 block of Ridgeland Avenue, the evening of June 4. Estimated loss is $150.

Someone entered an auto sales business in the 6100 block of Roosevelt Road, the night of June 4, by breaking the front window. Once inside, several desk drawers were ransacked and 15 keys belonging to 15 vehicles on the lot were removed. Estimated loss is $530.

An unknown person defeated the cable lock and removed a black Specialized 26-inch bicycle from the bike rack in the 1000 block of North Boulevard between the morning of June 4 and evening of June 5. Estimated loss is $330.

Someone entered the common area of a building in the 1000 block of Ontario Street, the evening of June 4, and removed a blue and silver 26-inch women's Trek bicycle. Estimated loss is $250.

Two unknown men took an unattended red bag in the 1000 block of South Lombard Avenue that contained two footballs, house keys, and a black Samsung cellphone before they fled northbound on red and blue bicycles, the afternoon of June 6. Estimated loss is $200.

Someone cut the lock on a blue and silver men's Razor bicycle, between the morning and evening of June 5, and removed it from the rack in the 1000 block of North Boulevard. Estimated loss is $250.

An unknown person entered Jimmy John's in the 700 block of Lake Street, the afternoon of June 6, and asked for $20 in exchange for smaller bills. The cashier placed $20 on the counter and while she momentarily looked away, the man switched it with $1 and fled the store. Estimated loss is $20.

Robbery

An unknown man approached an Oak Park resident walking in the 300 block of South Euclid Avenue, the afternoon of June 5, and asked if he knew the time. The victim took out an Apple iPhone, which the offender took from his hand. The offender and a second unknown man entered a black, four-door sedan and fled northbound.

Burglary

An unknown person entered a residence in the 300 block of North Cuyler Avenue, between the afternoon and night of June 5, and removed an Asus laptop computer. Estimated loss is $1,800.

Someone used a pry-type tool to defeat the lock on an apartment door in the 900 block of Pleasant Street between the morning and evening of June 5. Once inside, the offender removed a wooden jewelry box containing miscellaneous jewelry.

An unknown person entered a residence in the 900 block of Washington Boulevard, between the morning and night of June 5, and removed two laptop computers, a silver Citizen watch, a black Gucci watch, a silver diamond necklace and a diamond bracelet. Estimated loss is $2,800.

Someone entered an unlocked 2002 Buick LeSabre, the morning of June 7, in the 200 block of Lake Street. Once inside, the offender removed a black TracFone and assorted compact discs. Estimated loss is $80.

An unknown person removed a 19-inch Specialized Stumpjumper bicycle from an unlocked garage in the 100 block of Gale Avenue, a resident told police on the afternoon of June 8. Estimated loss is $800.

Criminal damage to property

Someone damaged the lower panels on the side service garage door in the 200 block of South Taylor Avenue, the night of June 6-7. Estimated damage is $300.

Driving under the influence

A 23-year-old Brookfield man was arrested, the early morning of June 9, and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after the car he was driving crashed into a tree in the 1100 block of Lathrop Avenue. Officers observed the 2001 Jaguar XJR lying on its passenger side near a fallen concrete streetlight when they arrived at the scene. The three occupants were standing next to the vehicle and were not injured.

These items were obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, June 5-11, 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. Note: The Oak Park police summary from June 9-11 was not received as of press time and is not included in this report.

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