Alleged burglar caught climbing utility pole

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By Jean Lotus

Forest Park Review Editor

Oak Park police arrested a 19-year-old Chicago man around 3:15 p.m. on May 31 after witnesses observed him climbing up a utility pole attached to a house in the 600 block of South Lombard Avenue and attempting to open the second-floor window.

Terry T. Brady of the 4200 block of West Potomac Avenue, was arrested for attempted residential burglary

Thefts at Brooks Middle School

A student's iPhone 4 was removed from an unattended school bag at Brooks Middle School May 28. Estimated loss is $250.

A student reported that $80 was missing from a locker at Brooks on May 28.

Seafood truck cash bag stolen

A driver for International Seafood who parked his work van, unlocked, in the 200 block of Chicago Avenue in Oak Park around 3 p.m. on May 31, told police someone entered the truck cab and removed a pouch containing $3,500 in cash and checks from the floor of the vehicle between the seats.

Battery arrest

A 22-year-old female River Forest resident told police she was shoved to the ground and struck in the face around 1 a.m. June 1 in the 400 block of South Boulevard in Oak Park. Police arrested an 18-year-old River Forest man and charged him with battery.

Spare tires stolen

A spare tire was removed overnight June 1-2 from a Chevy Blazer parked in the 100 block of South Humphrey Avenue in Oak Park.

On the evening of June 1, a spare tire was removed from a Toyota RAV4 parked in the 900 block of Washington Boulevard, Oak Park.

Two RAV4s parked in the 400 block of South Grove Avenue, Oak Park, had spare tires removed late at night June 1. A third attempt to steal a RAV4 tire on the same block was defeated by a spare tire lock.

DUI, crash

An 18 year old from Oak Park was arrested for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, traffic violations and damage to village property around 1 a.m. June 2 in the 900 block of West Jackson Boulevard.

Credit cards stolen

Two men reported wallets stolen in River Forest on May 31 at Starbucks, 7201 Lake St., on and June 1 at Panera Bread, 7349 W. Lake St., both in River Forest.

Police discovered that credit cards from both wallets were used shortly thereafter in Melrose Park.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed May 24-June 2 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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joe from south oak park  

Posted: June 7th, 2013 11:14 AM

what's that in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? nope it's some crook climbing a pole. Good job to the folks that reported this to the police and to the officers that made the arrest.

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