Oak Park and River Forest police reports - May 29-June 4

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

DuPage man arrested for heroin possession

A 24-year-old DuPage man was arrested in the early morning of May 30 and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance after a police officer found 13.9 grams of heroin in a bag he was carrying.

The 2003 Chevy Cavalier was heading southbound in the 1800 block of North Austin Boulevard when an officer observed an obstructed windshield. The officer asked permission to search the car during a traffic stop, and one of the two passengers pushed the officer while exiting the car. The officer reportedly saw the offender put a bag into a sewer in the 2100 block of North Austin Boulevard. The man was arrested after a foot pursuit and the driver and other passenger were released without charge.

Endangering the safety of a child

A 29-year-old Riverside woman was arrested, the evening of May 28, after someone observed her child asleep in a safety seat in an empty car. The car was parked at the Salvation Army in the 6500 block of Roosevelt Road, and police found the child's mother inside the store.

Burglary

Someone entered a white Ford Expedition parked in the 400 block of South Taylor Avenue, early on the morning of May 29, and removed a CD book containing 50 CDs. Estimated loss is $500.

An unknown person entered a residence in the 500 block of South Harvey Avenue between the evening of May 25 and morning of May 30 and removed a set of Adams gold clubs, a Dewalt motor saw, a Hitachi coil nailer, a Bosch chipping hammer, a Rollar compressor and a Crown Pneumatic stapler. Estimated loss is $2,700.

Someone entered a Chevy SUV in the alley of the 400 block of South Taylor Avenue, the night of May 29, and removed a wallet, Playstation hand-held game system and a 15-inch TV monitor. Estimated loss is $1,620.

An unknown person entered an apartment in the 700 block of North Austin Boulevard, the night of May 30, by using a pry-type tool to defeat the front door lock. Once inside, the offender ransacked the apartment and removed a blue North Face book bag, an Acer laptop computer and a 9mm semiautomatic handgun. Estimated loss is $1,450.

A 23-year-old Chicago man was arrested at home, the afternoon of May 30, for taking $6 from a car in the 800 block of Ontario Street, April 17.

Someone entered an Infiniti SUV in the first block of Iowa Street, the night of May 29-30, and removed a change bag containing $10 in coins. The armrest compartment was also broken. Estimated damage and loss is $160.

An unknown person entered a residence in the 1000 block of Ontario Street, the night of June 2-3, ransacked the bedroom and removed sheets from the bed, a 46-inch Panasonic flat-screen TV, an Xbox game system, Xbox games, two computers, a backpack, earrings and a window pane. Estimated loss is $3,305.

Leaving the scene of an accident

A 27-year-old Cicero man was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident after he rear-ended another vehicle in the 300 block of North Harlem Avenue, the afternoon of May 28. Police arrested the man in the 400 block of Harrison Street.

A man told police his car was struck by a black and blue Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the 1000 block of Harlem Avenue, the night of June 2. He said the offending vehicle attempted to leave the area northbound on Harlem, but he stopped the car and confronted the other male driver, who put him in a headlock. The offender then released him and fled.

Theft

An unknown person broke a window on the door of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders in the 200 block of South Marion Street, the afternoon of May 27, and removed a Magellan GPS unit. Estimated damage and loss is $535.

Someone removed a Fed Ex package containing a Dyson vacuum cleaner from the common area of a building in the 600 block of South Boulevard, the afternoon of May 20. Estimated loss is $500.

A 17-year-old Oak Park boy turned himself in to police, the morning of May 30, for stealing an iPhone from a desk drawer at Oak Park and River Forest High School on May 22. He was charged with theft and released to a parent.

An unknown person removed two tires from a Trek bicycle, locked to a rack in the 1100 block of North Boulevard between the morning and afternoon of May 30. Estimated loss is $100.

Someone removed cash from a locker at the YMCA in the 200 block of South Marion Street between the afternoons of May 29 and 30. Estimated loss is $374.

An unknown person removed a red and blue Cannondale 26-inch men's bicycle that was locked to the bike rack in the 700 block of South Boulevard between the morning and evening of June 1. Estimated loss is $830.

Someone removed a woman's unattended purse, containing car keys, a Droid phone, a credit card, an Illinois driver's license and $120 in cash, from the 100 block of North Oak Park Avenue, the afternoon of June 3. Estimated loss is $870.

An unknown person removed a blue boy's 13-inch Trek bicycle from the bike rack in the 300 block of South Kenilworth Avenue between the morning of May 18 and afternoon of May 23. Estimated loss is $200.

Someone removed an Adidas book bag containing a Verizon phone, a DKNY wallet, an Illinois driver's license and $80 in cash from Taylor Park, the afternoon of June 3. Estimated loss is $225.

An unknown person removed a camera and an Apple iPod from the front pocket of an Oak Park juvenile's sweatshirt, the evening of May 31, in the 800 block of Lake Street. Estimated loss is $300.

Someone removed a 26-inch men's Mongoose bicycle and cable lock from the 200 block of Washington Boulevard between the afternoon and evening of June 3. Estimated loss is $155.

A female student at Concordia University told police, the afternoon of May 29, that her 26-inch Magna Great Divide bicycle, which had been locked to a rack outside of Gross Hall, had been stolen between the evening of May 20 and afternoon of May 29.

Robbery

An unknown woman approached a man in the 900 block of South Austin Boulevard from the rear and struck him in the back of the head with an unknown object around 1 a.m. on May 30. A second male offender also struck the Oak Park resident and removed three cellphones and $150. Estimated loss is $315.

A man entered a business in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard, the morning of June 4, removed cash from someone's hand and fled on foot eastbound in the north Lake Street alley. Estimated loss is $80.

Criminal damage to property

Someone broke out the rear windshield of a 1999 Chrysler Concorde in the 800 block of North Austin Boulevard, the night of June 1-2. Estimated loss is $300.

An unknown person set fire to toilet paper rolls in the men's restroom at the Priory Park Shelter in the 7200 block of Division Street between the morning and evening of May 27. Estimated damage $6,000, and an arson investigation has been initiated.

These items were obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, May 29-June 4, 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.

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