Chicagoan cut by attacker on Blue Line platform

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

A Chicago resident was attacked by a woman on the Oak Park/East Avenue Blue Line CTA platform at 1:47 a.m. on June 17. 

The woman approached the victim on the CTA platform and asked for money. The victim did not give her any money, so the woman used an unidentified cutting instrument to "stab and cut at the victim," according to police.

The attacker was described as a 5-foot-tall black woman with a shaved head. She wore a green baseball hat and dark clothes. 

Anyone with information can contact the Oak Park Police Department at 708-386-3800. Tips can be made anonymously at 708-434-1636 or at www.oak-park.us/crimetip.

 

Robbery

An Oak Park man was robbed at gunpoint in the 100 block of Harvard Street at 10:25 p.m. on June 14. One of the robbers, described as in his 20s, exited a vehicle, displayed a handgun and demanded the man's property. The man handed over a wallet, iPhone 8, Armani watch, and a backpack that contained an HP laptop. The robber then entered his vehicle and fled. He was described as having long, black dreadlocks and wearing no shirt and blue jeans. His accomplice was described as in his 20s, 5-foot-10 with a medium build and wearing a dark, long-sleeved shirt. The estimated loss is $1,820.

A Chicago resident was robbed in the 400 block of South Maple Avenue about 9 p.m. on June 15. He was approached by two men who approached him and began striking him, then took his white-gold necklace. One of the offenders struck the windshield, causing it to crack. The robbers were described as having a thin build and in their 20s. One was described as tall and the other short. The estimated loss due to damage is $2,000.

An Oak Park resident was robbed in the 400 block of Wesley Avenue at 6:14 p.m. on June 16. Police report that a young man with a thin build, about 5 feet tall and wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt took an Oak Park woman's iPhone Plus 8 and purse, which held a wallet, credit cards and cash. The purse and wallet were later recovered. The estimated loss is $803.

 

Burglary

A Kolar trap shotgun barrel and case were stolen from a 2018 Toyota RAV4 in the 1100 block of Westgate, sometime between 5 p.m. on June 9 and noon on June 11. The estimated loss is $5,000.

Reynaldo Rexach, 39, of the 2700 block of West Julia Court, Chicago, was arrested in the 600 block of North Oak Park Avenue at 6:14 a.m. on June 12 and charged with two counts of burglary, one occurring in the 1000 block of Mapleton Avenue and one in the 800 block of North Ridgeland Avenue.

A 2008 GMC Envoy was burglarized in the 1100 block of South Lombard Avenue sometime between 8 p.m. on June 14 and 7:43 a.m. on June 15. The burglar stole a silver 15-inch Dell laptop and a black canvas purse with a black and gold wallet and other miscellaneous items valued at $1,432.

A residential garage was burglarized in the 200 block of Randolph Street sometime between 9 a.m. on June 13 and 10 a.m. on June 15. The burglar broke a window to gain entry to the garage and then stole a push lawnmower and a bicycle. The estimated loss is $200.

Someone attempted to burglarize a residence in the 100 block of Forest Avenue, sometime between 7:40 and 8:13 p.m. on June 15. They damaged the door jamb and door lock with a pry tool but were unsuccessful in their attempt to pry open the front door. The estimated loss due to damage is $500.

A 2014 Kia was burglarized in the 400 block of North Taylor Avenue, sometime between 5 p.m. on June 15 and 10:15 a.m. on June 16. Entry was gained through an unlocked door and the interior was ransacked. No loss was reported.

A Buick Encore was burglarized in the 100 block of Forest Avenue, sometime between 4 p.m. on June 16 and 10 a.m. on June 17. The burglar entered through an unlocked door and stole a Motorola cellphone. The estimated loss is $129.

A 2011 Hyundai Tuscan was burglarized in the 400 block of South Taylor Avenue, sometime between 10:10 p.m. on June 12 and 10 a.m. on June 13. The burglar stole a gray Fossil leather wallet and cash. The estimated loss is $20.

A residence was burglarized in the 700 block of North Kenilworth Avenue, sometime between 10:10 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. on June 11. The burglar used brute force to gain entry through a locked rear door. Missing are two silver Macbooks, a pair of Black Beats wireless headphones, a blue iPhone 5, a black iPhone 4 and cash. An estimated loss was not given.

Criminal damage

Someone used a pry tool to break the passenger side window of a black 2016 Chevrolet Colorado in the 1200 block of Hayes sometime between 9:30 p.m. on June 14 and 9:54 a.m. on June 15.

Someone broke a single-pane glass panel on the rear door of a residence in the 1200 block of Rossell Avenue, sometime between 8:50 and 11:34 a.m. on June 17. The estimated loss due to damage is $200.

 

Theft

A 2011 BMW 328X1 was stolen from a residence in the 1100 block of South Grove Avenue, sometime between 10 p.m. on June 16 and 10:24 a.m. on June 17. Someone broke into the victim's Nissan Titan and took a spark key fob for the BMW. The vehicle was recovered by Chicago police in the 1300 block of North Pulaski Road. No apprehensions were made. 

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, June 11-17, 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.

Compiled by Timothy Inklebarger

Contact:
Email: tim@oakpark.com

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