Gunman robs North Avenue Game Stop?#34;again

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A lone gunman entered the Game Stop store, 6321 W. North Ave. the evening of July 16. After displaying a small handgun he demanded the clerk open the cash register. When the clerk gave up $100, the gunman then demanded another employee hand over three Playstation 2 computers from a display case. Total loss was $850. On Feb. 24 of this year the store was robbed of $245 by a man implying he had a gun.


? An Oak Park juvenile was struck in the head with a bat following an argument at a birthday party in the 700 block of North Humphrey Ave. the night of July 16.

?  William L. Ferdinand, 42, of the 1000 block of Chicago Ave. in Oak Park was arrested for criminal trespass the afternoon of July 14 after he allegedly refused to leave Community Bank, 1001 Lake St. He also reportedly bumped his chest against a security officer.

?  Kevin D. Shanklin, 28, was arrested the evening of July 12 for the alleged battery of a Maywood woman on June 28.


? Two Chicago juveniles were positively identified as the individuals who entered a car without permission in the 1200 block of North Lombard the evening of July 14. One of the boys attempted to flee the scene and struck the victim in the face with an elbow.

? Someone entered a 1998 Jeep Cherokee parked in the 600 block of South Harvey the night of July 15. They removed $20, various keys, and a garage door remote, which they used to enter a garage, but fled when confronted by a neighbor.

? Someone removed a 30-inch-square window from a garage in the 1400 block of North Austin overnight on July 10. They shattered the window of a 2000 Saturn and ransacked the car, damaging the dash in an unsuccessful attempt to steal the stereo, causing $450 damage.


? A California woman had her purse stolen from the back of a chair at Fuego Loco, 722 Lake St. the afternoon of July 11. Loss was $60, plus credit cards and assorted IDs.

? A wallet was stolen from a stroller in Longfellow Park the evening of July 15.

? A wallet was stolen from an unattended purse in Geppettos, 113 N. Oak Park Ave. the afternoon of July 10. Loss was $54.

? John M. Lucas, 47, was arrested after being observed by an officer with eight pallets behind the Jewel store the afternoon of July 17.

Theft of auto

? Thieves likely used stolen keys at least twice last week to steal automobiles. Sometime between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. July 15 someone stole a cell phone and assorted keys from an unsecured locker at Ridgeland Common, 415 Lake St. those keys were likely used later to unlock and drive away the owner's Honda Civic. The car was later recovered.

The afternoon of July 16 someone again stole keys and assorted valuables from an unattended bag at Ridgeland Common. They subsequently stole that owner's 1998 Olds Bravada valued at $10,800. That car was recovered early the following morning.

? A 1994 Jeep Cherokee valued at $28,000 was stolen from the 100 block of Wesley Ave. July 16. It was recovered the following afternoon.

? A Buick Regal valued at $5,000 was stolen from the 500 block of South Cuyler the afternoon of July 13. It was recovered the afternoon of July 17 with a damaged door and missing radio.

Retail Theft

? River Forest Jewel staff and police were kept busy last week with four incidents there. Nikita Hodges, 32, was arrested by two River Forest bike patrol officers after allegedly taking $246 worth of razors and deodorant from the Jewel store, 7525 Lake St. Police recovered the merchandise from a car down the street from the store. The state's attorney's office subsequently approved felony charges against Hodges, due to her being out on parole since March on a previous retail theft conviction. Her alleged accomplice and driver, Ellery Lockhart, 46, was charged with having no valid driver's license and no proof of insurance. He's been out on parole since early June on a burglary conviction.

"That's one for the bike patrol unit," said Deputy Chief Kendra Sullivan.

? Two men pushed a cart to a check out counter at the Jewel the afternoon of July 11. When the check they attempted to pass for the merchandise was declined, the two men fled with the unpurchased items and entered a tan mini van.

Disorderly Conduct

Andree J. Malnor, 46, of Waukegan and James T. Massey, 58, of the 100 block of South Oak Park Ave. were arrested for alleged disorderly conduct at the Carleton Hotel the afternoon of July 15.

Bike thefts, etc.

? Two thieves approached a male Oak Park juvenile from behind the evening of July 12, grabbed his bike, pushed him off and rode away. Earlier that afternoon two juveniles had approached another juvenile at Stevenson Recreation Center, demanded his bike, and punched him in the head when he refused to turn it over. That same afternoon, two male Chicago juveniles were stopped after matching the descriptions of a pair that was seen stealing two bikes from a garage near Wesley and Pleasant.

? Other bikes were reported stolen: July 1 in the 700 block South Elmwood Ave., the afternoon of July 11 from the 1150 block of South Highland Ave, the afternoon of July 14, in 100 block of South Elmwood, July 14 near Lathrop and Oak in River Forest, and in the 1000 block of Franklin later that same day.

Possession of drugs with intent to distribute

? Keith Thomas of Chicago was stopped for riding his bike on a sidewalk around 1:45 a.m. July 14. A consensual search allegedly turned up 11 small baggies containing a substance that field tested positive for heroin.

? Jacob P. Sheltons, 19, of Oak Park was a passenger in a car stopped for traffic the afternoon of July 16. He was allegedly found in possession of 19.1 grams of cannabis, and was charged with possession with intent to distribute. Steven D. Domran, 19, of River Forest, who was allegedly in possession of 3.3 grams of pot was charged with possession.

Possession of drugs

? Angel L. Robles, 41, of Skokie, was stopped on suspicion in the 300 block of South Austin the afternoon of July 12. He was allegedly found to be in possession of a substance that tested positive for heroin.

? JD Jackson, 29, and Ian Wenck, 30, both of Phoenix, Arizona, were allaegedly found to be in possession of a substance that field tested positive for heroin following a suspicious persons stop the morning of July 13 on Harlem Ave. near Madison St.

? Samuel R. Burney, 22, of Wheaton and an acquaintance were stopped for suspicion the morning of July 14. Burney was allegedly found to be in possession of a rock like substance that field tested positive for cocaine, as well as two glass pipes.

? These incidents were taken from Oak Park and River Forest Police department reports from July 11 to July 18. 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

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