Two girls robbed at gun point on Chicago Avenue

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Two Oak Park girls were approached by a man in an alley near Chicago Ave. and Austin Blvd. and robbed at gun point around 8 p.m. June 22. After inquiring about another male, the man pulled a gun and took a variety of bracelets, necklaces and rings from his two victims.

Aggravated robbery

Two men approached another man from behind in the 100 block of South East Ave. the afternoon of June 22. They grabbed him, demanded money, then dragged him into a nearby alley and took $35.


? A River Forest woman entering her residence in the 1400 block of Jackson Ave. confronted a man carrying a laptop computer. The man, who called out "Jerry!" when he saw the woman, dropped the laptop and fled northbound on Jackson. Several credit cards were reported to be missing.

? Someone pried open the door of a residence in the zero hundred block of LeMoyne the afternoon of June 22. Stolen were a watch, a bracelet and $20 cash.

? A laptop computer was stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Oak Park Ave. during the day on June 23.

? Someone pried the lock on a garage door in the 400 block of North Kenilworth overnight June 21 and made off with a table saw and compressor valued at $1,215.

? Two air compressors valued at $2,824 were stolen from a garage in the 600 block of South Humphrey.

? Someone forced open the front door of a house under renovation in the 1300 block of William overnight on June 25 and stole an assortment of construction tools.

Theft of auto

? A Plymouth Voyager with three gas credit cards inside was stolen overnight on June 24 from the 1100 block of North Taylor Ave.

? A 1984 Toyota Camry valued at $350 was stolen from 300 block of Wisconsin early on the morning of June 22.

Burglary to motor vehicle

? Someone took advantage of an unlocked door on a 1999 Jeep Cherokee parked in the 600 block of North Taylor Ave. sometime between June 19 and June 21. Stolen were a radar detector and 90 CDs, with a total value of $1,250.

? Someone pulled the lock on a 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo parked in a lot near Randolph St. and Austin Blvd. overnight June 21. They took a brief case and various CDs worth a total of $650.

? The rear passenger window of a 1994 Pontiac Grand Am was broken between June 18 and June 21. The car was ransacked and a CD player stolen.

? A CD player and small change was stolen from an unlocked Ford Focus in the 1000 block of South Maple the afternoon of June 25.

? Someone broke a window of a car parked in the zero hundred block of North Blvd. overnight on June 24. They stole a CD player worth $380.

Theft from auto

? A front body grill, valued at $400, was stolen off a 1989 Volvo in the 700 block of North Columbian overnight June 23.

? Four chrome hubcaps valued at $200 were stolen off a GMC Yukon in the 100 block of Madison the morning of June 25.

Possession of paraphernalia

Robert E. Lipscomb of Chicago was stopped by a patrol officer after allegedly being observed riding a bike and looking into parked cars. He was allegedly found to be in possession of a 4-inch pipe commonly used to ingest drugs. Lipscomb, 35, who has a previous firearm conviction, was on parole from prison for three of his previous six drug related convictions.


? William R. French, 18, of the 800 block of Fair Oaks, was driving southbound on East Ave. around 9 p.m. June 25 when he allegedly drove through a block party barricade and continued toward two dozen people in the street. Police reportedly subsequently determined him to be under the influence of alcohol.

? After she was stopped for an alleged traffic violation the morning of June 26, Kristy Finstrom, 24, of Northlake, was allegedly found to have a suspended license and no valid proof of insurance. She did have, police said, an open bottle of tequila and around 20 grams of marijuana.


An Oak Park juvenile walking in the 300 block of South Ridgeland was accosted by six men the afternoon of June 24. When one man asked the youth "What you got in your pockets?" he answered "Nothing," in response to which the man punched him in the face. The group then continued walking away.


? Lawn chairs and other patio and deck furniture continue to disappear from area back yards at a steady pace. Last week 13 pieces of lawn/deck furniture with a total value of $1,700 were stolen.

? A man who came into Unity Temple asking to speak with the pastor walked off with $518 instead the afternoon of June 20. The money and the man disappeared when staff left the area unattended to go find the pastor.


A man attempted to pass a counterfeit $50 bill at the Convenient Store, 910 S. Ridgeland early the afternoon of June 26. When the clerk told him it was fake, the man took the bill back and fled in a black Infiniti eastbound on the Eisenhower, reportedly failing to stop for pursuing police.

Disorderly conduct

Bradley G. McKim, 34, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct the evening of June 21 after he allegedly threatened a River Forest juvenile with bodily harm while in the Shell gas station at Harlem and North Aves.

Bike thefts, etc.

Seven bikes were stolen last week, as thieves continue to prey on Oak Park residents. However, police arrested six Chicago juveniles in two separate incidents within an hour June 21. Three juveniles were arrested near Ridgeland Ave. and Lake St. around 3 p.m. in relation to a theft after they matched the description given by an Oak Park juvenile. An hour later three more Chicago juveniles were apprehended after they matched the description of thieves involved in a theft in the 6400 block of Roosevelt Rd.

Deceptive practices

A River Forest woman received a phone call the afternoon of June 20, reportedly from a sweepstake company, informing her that she had won two checks totaling $125,000. Told that she would have to forward $2,500 in order to claim the prizes, she told the caller that she didn't have that amount of money, and the caller hung up.

? The above reported incidents are gleaned from Oak Park and River Forest police department incident reports from June 20 through June 27. Not all incidents that occurred are listed. Anyone named in reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated.

?#34;compiled by Bill Dwyer

Fast becoming a 'usual suspect'

David Crockett, 47, was asked to leave the McDonald's, 625 Harlem Ave. the morning of June 24, marking at least the fourth time police have been called to deal with him. River Forest police say Crockett allegedly refused to leave the Boston Market, 7211 Lake St., the evening of April 7 until police were called. He allegedly had run ins with Oak Park and Forest Park police that week as well. Around 1 a.m. May 30, Crockett was escorted from the Wendy's at 11 N. Harlem Ave. after allegedly returning to the restaurant despite being told five times previously not to return. Crockett, who lived on the South Side of Chicago last summer, was charged August 16, 2004 with resisting arrest and battery to a peace officer after he was confronted for panhandling near the Metro station at Harlem in Forest Park.

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