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By Devin Rose
River Forest police arrest juveniles for eggings
River Forest police last week arrested four local juveniles, whom they believe are connected to reports of throwing eggs at homes and vehicles and movement of or damage to yard furniture.
The four youths were arrested around 9 p.m. on July 24 in the 7500 block of Oak Avenue, after a bicyclist reported being hit in the head with an egg thrown from a passing vehicle. When police located the vehicle, they were in possession of additional eggs.
Officers determined at least three of the juveniles were responsible for at least nine similar incidents reported in the northern part of the village since late May. Investigation revealed the crimes appeared to occur most often on Tuesday evenings.
The offenders were turned over to their parents and will appear at a local adjudication hearing.
A silver Schwinn men's bicycle and a Remington chainsaw were removed from a garage in the 700 block of South Harvey Avenue between the afternoons of July 4 and July 20. Estimated loss is $250.
An unknown person entered an unlocked green 1998 Honda Civic in the 500 block of Washington Boulevard, overnight July 22, and removed a basketball, a backpack, an audio book and miscellaneous CDs. Estimated loss is $540.
Someone gained entry to an unlocked silver Cadillac in the 1100 block of Highland Avenue, overnight July 24, ransacked the interior and removed a Pioneer stereo. Estimated loss is $90.
An unknown person pushed a window air-conditioning unit out of the window of a residence in the 1400 block of North Harlem Avenue between the morning of July 20 and afternoon of July 24. Once inside, the offender removed an HP laptop computer docking station. Estimated loss is $3,500.
Someone reached through the open roof of a white Toyota Corolla in the 300 block of Madison Street, the evening of July 25, and removed an Illinois driver's license, cash and CDs. Estimated loss is $210.
An unknown person entered the unlocked kitchen window of a residence in the 1100 block of Home Avenue, the morning of July 26, ransacked the interior and removed a Nintendo Wii game console, miscellaneous video games and a digital camera. Estimated loss is $550.
Someone entered an apartment in the 1000 block of North Austin Boulevard between the morning of July 24 and afternoon of July 27 and removed a Dell laptop computer and a white gold diamond ring. Estimated loss is $3,000.
An unknown person removed $400 in cash and a black Sony laptop computer from Snow White Cleaners in the first block of Chicago Avenue, overnight July 27. Estimated loss and damage is $2,350. Also during that time in the first block of Chicago Avenue, a witness observed a man exiting the broken window to Austin Pantry and fleeing on foot south on Austin Boulevard. Investigation revealed the business was ransacked and $1,230 removed. Estimated total loss and damage is $2,430.
Someone removed a 2001 silver Volvo from a parking lot in the 200 block of Marion Street, the morning of July 23. Estimated loss is $2,000.
A locked black Trek bicycle was removed from a rack in the 7200 block of Division Street, the morning of July 23.
A woman eating at Panera Bread in the River Forest Town Center told police her wallet was removed from her purse, which was hanging on the back of her chair, the afternoon of July 26. Estimated loss includes $360 in cash, identification and credit cards. While cancelling her credit cards, the woman learned they were used four times at stores in Forest Park and Riverside before a purchase in Chicago was rejected.
Someone removed an unattended Toshiba laptop computer from the Oak Park Public Library in the 800 block of Lake Street, the afternoon of July 29. Estimated loss is $500.
A black 2004 Land Rover, parked in the first block of Madison Street, was removed between the afternoons of July 10 and 29. Estimated loss is $15,000.
Two men approached a victim in the 900 block of Ontario Street, the early morning of July 25, and demanded his backpack which contained a cellphone, flat iron, gym shoes, wallet and $295. Both offenders fled southbound on Kenilworth Avenue. Estimated loss is $1,180.
Possession of a controlled substance
A 38-year-old Lombard woman was arrested, the evening of July 24, at Austin Boulevard and Madison Street after police observed her conducting a hand-to-hand transaction with an unknown person. She was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and held for bond hearings.
A 27-year-old Palatine woman was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in the 400 block of South Austin Boulevard, the night of July 25, after she was stopped for driving with expired registration. An officer observed six foil packets on the front seat that contained 4.7 grams of a substance testing positive for heroin.
Leaving the scene of an accident
A 29-year-old Berwyn woman was arrested, the evening of July 26, after police determined she left the scene of an accident and was involved in a retail theft the same day. A motorist in the 7200 block of Lake Street told an officer she had just been struck by another vehicle, which fled before they exchanged information. Officers located the second vehicle in the parking lot of Jewel in the 7500 block of Lake Street. As the officer questioned the female driver, a citizen said that Jewel employees had just attempted to stop her from leaving the store with stolen merchandise. The woman began to resist and fight with the officer before she was arrested. She was charged with felony retail theft and other offenses.
Criminal damage to property
A resident of the 500 block of William Street told police, the night of July 28, that someone had thrown white paint on the doors, porches and sidewalks of two homes on the block.
These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed July 24-30 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.