Man robbed of pocket money at gunpoint

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By Megan Dooley

Staff Reporter

Two unknown offenders approached a victim from the rear while the victim was walking eastbound on the 700 block of Madison on June 2. The first offender displayed a black semi-automatic handgun and stated "give me what you've got," while the other offender removed $40 in cash from the victim's pants pocket. The two subjects then entered a dark blue 1990s Chevy Impala four-door vehicle and fled eastbound on Madison.

Armed robbery

Two unknown offenders approached a victim with a knife on the 1200 block of N. Austin on May 31 and removed an Apple iPhone from the victim's back pocket. Estimated loss is $400.

Burglary

An unknown offender entered a garage located on the 1100 block of S. Cuyler between May 30 and May 31 and removed a girls Cannondale bicycle, a Black and Decker edger, a leaf blower, six beach chairs, miscellaneous garden tools, and two manual grass cutters. Estimated loss is $1,010.

An unknown offender entered a basement on the 1000 block of Chicago Avenue between May 21 and May 31 and removed a box containing women's summer clothing. Estimated loss is $200.

An unknown offender entered a location on the 700 block of Wisconsin between June 3 and June 4 and removed two Trek bicycles, a Giant bicycle, and a Cannondale 5 bicycle. Estimated loss is $3,000.

An unknown offender entered a location on the 1100 block of Garfield on June 6 by breaking the front door glass and removed $280 in cash. Estimated loss and damage is $1,280.

Retail theft arrest

Antron D. Drummon, 40, of the 4700 block of W. Gladys in Chicago, was arrested on May 31 on the 6400 block of Roosevelt and charged with felony retail theft, due to prior convictions.

Driving under the influence

Pianche Guidry-Watkins, 28, of the 800 block of S. Grove, was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of drugs.

Alan Mura, 52, of the 800 block of Mapleton, was arrested for driving under the influence on June 4.

Residential burglary

An unknown offender entered a residence on the 600 block of Hayes on June 1 and removed a computer, camera, lap desk, and approximately $200 in cash. Estimated loss is $1,000.

An unknown offender entered a residence on the 1100 block of N. Austin on June 6 and removed a Phillips flat screen television and DVD player, a Dell computer and printer, a cell phone, a Nintendo Wii game system and a Sony Blue Ray player. Estimated loss is $2,400.

Theft of motor vehicle

An unknown offender removed a white 2007 Chevy van with "American National Sprinkler and Lighting" written on the side from a location on the 1100 block of Rossell on June 1. The vehicle was left unattended with the keys inside. The vehicle was later recovered at a location on the 3800 block of W. Gladys in Chicago, with minor damage to the exterior. No apprehensions were made.

An unknown offender removed a 1994 Honda Civic from the rear of a business located on the 6800 block of North between May 23 and June 1. Estimated loss is $2,000.

An unknown offender removed a silver 1990 Chevy Celebrity from a location on the 900 block of S. Austin between June 2 and June 3. Estimated loss is $1,800.

Burglary from motor vehicle

An unknown offender entered a vehicle parked on the 400 block of Fillmore on June 1 and removed a briefcase containing a checkbook, miscellaneous papers, and a Citibank computer security token. Estimated loss is $10.

An unknown offender broke a window in a Nissan Altima parked on the 200 block of S. Harvey between June 1 and June 2 and ransacked the interior. No loss was reported. Estimated loss due to damage is $250.

An unknown offender entered a vehicle parked on the 800 block of Hayes between June 1 and June 2 and removed a Tom Tom GPS unit. Estimated loss is $175.

An unknown offender entered a vehicle located on the 1100 block of Gunderson between May 30 and May 31 and removed a plastic bag of groceries, which was later recovered. No loss was reported.

An unknown offender entered a 2007 Toyota Camry parked behind the McDonalds on the 7200 block of Quick Ave. on June 3 by breaking a window, removed a GPS unit, camera, CDs, and chainsaw. Estimated loss is $1,000.

Theft of mislaid property

An unknown offender removed a wallet from the service counter at a location on the 6700 block of W. Roosevelt on June 3. The wallet contained $140 in cash, miscellaneous credit cards and miscellaneous ID cards. Estimated loss is $160.

Theft

An unknown offender removed a donation box from the counter at a store located on the 200 block of Chicago Avenue on June 3. The loss is unknown.

An unknown offender removed a black and yellow lawnmower from the garage at a location on the 1100 block of S. Scoville between May 31 and June 6. Estimated loss is $200.

Traffic arrest

Demaris Calhoun, 18, was arrested after a traffic stop at the corner of 79th and North Avenue in Elmwood Park on May 28 and charged with driving under the influence under the zero tolerance policy, driving with an open container of alcohol, and traffic violations.

These items were obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments from June 1 to June 7, 2011. 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.

Reader Comments

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OP  

Posted: June 11th, 2011 6:42 PM

Oh, Epic Lulz. You're so smart I'm amazed there's room in the Village for your huge head. You're so morally superior I'm shocked anyone can get within 500 feet of you and survive. The Village should name a park for you and put a huge golden statue of you in the middle so all can worship it.

Violet Aura  

Posted: June 11th, 2011 5:34 PM

@Epic lulz: Says the mover and shaker socialite posting at 9:55 pm on a Friday night. Epic LOLs, indeed!

Jim Coughlin  

Posted: June 10th, 2011 11:09 PM

I offer ironic crime reports. An unlocked bicycle was stolen from our backyard. The thief left behind a bike in better condition. We turned it in to OPPD so there was no profit from the loss. A thief broke in to our garage last year. Ransacked the car and took parking meter change and a broken screwdriver. Left behind was an empty bag of cheese popcorn. OPPD took the evidence and dusted it for prints. The guy caught stealing plants off our front porch was driving a car a lot nicer than mine.

epic lulz  

Posted: June 10th, 2011 9:55 PM

Thank god Violent Aura has given up her job and any social life in order to do nothing but post racist screeds on WJ's website.

O P Rez  

Posted: June 10th, 2011 9:47 PM

The best ones are the people that leave their vehicles running or with the keys in the them. "Hello- Someone just drove off with my car/truck and the keys were in the car" Duuh. No brainier- you would think.

O P Rez  

Posted: June 10th, 2011 9:45 PM

Typical Murtagh. If you have ever read the blotter you'd realize that people dont lock their cars, garages, and homes and YES people do get burglarized becasue of it. Yes people do leave valuables in plain sight in their vehicles on the street and they get broken into. Just read and you'll see for yourself. Geesh. Crime would be even lower if there wasnt so much opportunity.

john murtagh from oak park  

Posted: June 10th, 2011 9:02 PM

Ray Johnson - what the heck does "no valuables in a car; locked cars, garages, homes, attend an RBO meeting, etc" have to do with anything when the guy was mugged by someone with a semi-automatic? Did you fail to read: "The first offender displayed a black semi-automatic handgun and stated "give me what you've got..." It is time for the board to stop preaching, and inciting fears just for the sake of it. Do you think the residents don't know to be cautious w/o your warning? Geeeez!

Violet Aura  

Posted: June 8th, 2011 10:08 AM

Ah...Megan Dooley strikes again! In the lead story, the first offender (described as "unknown")whips out a BLACK semi-automatic, they take off in a DARK BLUE Chevy (oh, and it's a 1990s model and has four doors) but race/ethnicity are complete mysteries. You go, girl! Saving the world from the scourge of racism...

Ray Johnson from Oak Park  

Posted: June 8th, 2011 9:32 AM

If you've been a victim of a crime, statistics don't provide much comfort. Yet they are still important for us to review and analyze as it relates to crime fighting strategies. I have a great deal of confidence in all of the women and men of the police force and through April 2011, crime is down 28% compared to the same time in 2010. We must all remain vigilant and ensure crimes of opportunity are prevented - no valuables in a car; locked cars, garages, homes, attend an RBO meeting, etc.

Steve  

Posted: June 8th, 2011 7:41 AM

Fire Tanksley.

OP Guy  

Posted: June 8th, 2011 2:19 AM

Seriously, how are the police/village going to realistically reduce crime in OP? Everytime these weekly crime blotters are posted it's the same things... armed robberies, breakins etc... What can be done short of making OP a gated community (won't happen)? Until the west side of Chicago is cleaned up, nothing is really going to change on a notable level. Really, what can police and residents do other than bandage up symptoms? Root causes will still be there.

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