Oak Park and River Forest police reports - July 17-23

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

Chicago residents arrested for robberies

Oak Park police arrested a 19-year-old Chicago woman, a 20-year-old Chicago man and a 15-year-old Chicago boy July 21 who they believe were involved in at least three robberies over two days last week.

On July 19 around 10 p.m., the offenders grabbed a woman walking northbound in the 600 block of Taylor Avenue, told her to be quiet and forced her to the ground. The offenders removed an Apple iPhone from her pocket and were last seen eastbound on Augusta Boulevard in a light colored car. Shortly after that, the offenders took an iPod from the pocket of a boy walking in the Scoville/Elmwood alley. They held his arms and also removed his wallet from his pocket before getting into the car last scene southbound through the alley.

The next night, two victims were walking in the 600 block of Adams Street when the offenders got out of the car, took a cell phone from one of their hands and a purse from theo ther and announced they had a gun. Officers arrested all three of them in the 1300 block of South Homan Avenue the evening of July 21.


An unknown person broke a window on a black Mercedes C300 between the afternoon of July 14 and morning of July 16 in the rear of the 400 block of South Grove Street. The offender ransacked the interior and removed a grey Garmin GPS unit. Estimated damage and loss is $400.

Someone entered a locked residence in the 100 block of Harrison Street between the morning and night of July 17 and removed eight Playstation video games, various DVDS and an Amazon Kindle. Estimated loss is $590.

An unknown person entered an unlocked grey Honda Civic in the 200 block of South Maple Avenue the evening of July 17 and removed a leather carrying case containing an Apple Macbook Pro laptop computer. Estimated loss is $1,740.

Someone entered an unlocked garage door in the 800 block of Clinton Avenue between the morning of July 18 and afternoon of July 20 and removed amplifiers, pedal boards and audio cables. Estimated loss is $2,620.


Two Chicago men were arrested in the 500 block of Harrison Street the morning of July 16 after police determined they confronted a Forest Park man on the CTA Blue Line and took two cell phones while displaying a handgun. The offenders exited the train at Oak Park Avenue, where officers chased them from the platform across the Eisenhower Expressway and up the embankment to Harrison Street.


Someone removed a maroon 18-inch Shimano bicycle locked to a bike rack in the 200 block of South Marion Street between the afternoon and evening of July 16. Estimated loss is $500.

An unknown person removed a spare tire and tire cover from the rear of a Toyota Rav 4 in the 600 block of Garfield Street overnight July 15. Estimated loss is $1,000.

A pink and purple Diamondback mountain bicycle locked to a rack in the 400 block of South Home Avenue was removed July 17. Estimated loss is $420.

An unknown person took a wallet from inside a woman's open backpack while she was standing outside in the 100 block of North Marion Street the afternoon of July 19. Estimated loss is $80.

Two teenagers approached a victim walking towards them in the 1000 block of Randolph Street the night of July 20. The victim observed one of them holding something shiny, and the other removed his Samsung cellphone from his hand. They were last seen southbound in the Home/Marion alley. Estimated loss is $200.

Three copper planters secured to a building in the 900 block of South Lombard Avenue were removed overnight July 20. Estimated loss is $1,000.

Criminal damage/disorderly conduct

Residents of the 1300 block of Monroe Avenue told police that overnight July 17 someone threw eggs at a 2009 Smart Car parked in a driveway, a 2010 Mazda M3 also parked in a driveway and two residences on the block.

Driving under the influence

A 61-year-old Chicago man was arrested the night of July 18 for driving under the influence after he was involved in an accident in the 700 block of South Ridgeland Avenue. His blood alcohol level was 0.184.

Battery/public indecency

A 40-year-old Forest Park man was arrested the evening of July 21 in River Forest and charged with battery and two counts of public indecency. In three separate incidents, police said he attempted to grab the wrist of a 13-year-old girl and then approached two other female victims while he was in his car. He asked both women for directions and was seen masturbating when they approached his car.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed July 17-23 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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Posted: July 28th, 2012 12:39 AM

It's sad when you can't wait for winter cause you know the level of crime will drop dramatically. The only time you truly feel free to walk about at night is when the weather is too brutal to walk about in. How ironic!

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