Oak Park and River Forest police reports - July 2-9

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

Meat-sliced and egged in River Forest

A River Forest resident told police someone placed about 30 pieces of deli meat on his vehicle in the 1300 block of Monroe Avenue, overnight July 2-3.

The unknown offender then wrapped the vehicle in several yards of plastic wrap and egged that property and the one next door.

The afternoon of July 3, a resident of the 7300 block of Greenfield Street told police someone egged his residence as well. The eggs stained the brick of his home and the clean-up cost was about $250.

Theft

An unknown person removed a wallet containing $200 in cash, a $2,600 cashier's check and miscellaneous debit and credit cards from a woman's purse at Munch in the 100 block of North Marion Street, the afternoon of June 28. Estimated loss is $3,010.

Someone removed the orange immobilization device with a lock cover and padlock from a 2004 Ford pickup truck in a village lot in the 300 block of Madison Street between the nights of June 25 and 28. Estimated loss is $637.

Someone removed a 2000 gold Saturn SL from the 400 block of South Maple Avenue between the mornings of July 3 and 4. A Garmin GPS unit was inside the vehicle. Estimated loss is $600.

An unknown person was seen exiting a purple 2000 Dodge Caravan in the 500 block of Woodbine Avenue, the morning of July 2, and removing two leafblowers that had been on the ground next to a landscaping trailer. The offenders then re-entered the vehicle and fled. Estimated loss is $700.

Someone removed an unattended red purse from the roof of a vehicle at the BP gas station in the 6100 block of West North Avenue, the night of July 4. Estimated loss is $95.

Someone used a tool to shut off the water supply and remove a chrome plate flush valve and a 10-inch brass pipe from the first block of Harlem Avenue, the afternoon of July 2. Estimated loss is $500.

An unknown person entered an unlocked cabinet at Holmes Elementary School in the 500 block of North Kenilworth Avenue, the morning of June 26, and removed an Apple iPad. Estimated loss is $800.

Someone removed a locked Cannon Quick girl's bike from the rack at Rehm Park in the 500 block of Garfield Street, the afternoon of July 6. Estimated loss is $550.

A 47-year-old Chicago man was arrested for theft in the 1100 block of South Boulevard, the afternoon of July 7, after he was observed on video surveillance removing a bike from the rack at Ridgeland Common.

Someone removed Alamo car rental's 2012 grey Chevrolet Impala from the first block of Superior Street, overnight July 7-8. Estimated loss is $26,000.

An unknown person entered two locked gym lockers at Fitness Formula in the 1100 block of Lake Street, the afternoon of July 8, and removed two Apple iPhones. Estimated total loss is $600.

Someone removed a wallet inside a purse hanging on the back of a woman's chair at Panera Bread in the 7300 block of Lake Street, the evening of July 3. The purse loss was $300 and contained another $30 in cash, credit cards and personal information. One of the cards was used to purchase $2,000 worth of items at a CVS Pharmacy. The woman reported that two other women sitting behind her bumped into her several times while she was eating.

An unknown person entered a vehicle parked in a driveway in the 1200 block of Jackson Avenue, River Forest, overnight July 4-5, and fled with the vehicle after discovering the keys inside. Also taken were a set of Calloway golf clubs, a golf bag and shoes.

Criminal trespass to auto

A 19-year-old River Forest man was arrested early on the morning of June 30 after it was discovered he was driving a 2008 Suzuki in the 6900 block of West North Avenue that was reported stolen in a garage burglary on East Avenue, June 25.

Burglary

An unknown person entered a Chevy van, the morning of July 3, in the 100 block of North Taylor Avenue, ransacked the interior and removed three nail guns and two drills. Estimated loss is $1,157.

Someone entered a vehicle in the 200 block of North Kenilworth Avenue, overnight July 5-6, ransacked it and removed an Apple iPod Touch and a Garmin GPS unit. Estimated loss is $550.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed July 2-9 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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