Oak Park woman robbed on North Harvey Ave.

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

An Oak Park woman was robbed in the 200 block of North Harvey Avenue at 8:46 a.m. on July 24. 

A man approached the woman from behind and snatched a gold and white iPhone 6 from her hand. He then fled eastbound on Ontario Street. The estimated loss is $300. 

The offender was described as black, between the ages of 15 and 20, 5-foot-10, with a thin build, clean cut, short hair, wearing a black T-shirt and pants and in possession of a black messenger bag.


Criminal damage to property

Three windows were damaged at a residence in the 900 block of South Kenilworth Avenue sometime between 3 and 6 p.m. on July 27. The damage was caused by a BB-like projectile. The estimated loss due to damage is $300.


Motor vehicle theft

A 2012 Chevy Impala left running in front the BP gas station in the 100 block of Chicago Avenue was stolen at 11:01 p.m. on July 23. The offender fled eastbound on Chicago Avenue.

The vehicle was recovered on July 25 by Chicago police in the 1300 block of North Mason Avenue in Chicago.

A tan 2005 Chrysler Town and Country was the target of an attempted theft in the 100 block of Lake Street sometime between 10 p.m. on July 27 and 10:15 a.m. on July 28. The thief entered the vehicle through an unlocked door and damaged the trim around the steering wheel. The estimated loss is $500.


Possession of a stolen
motor vehicle

Eural T. Dantzler, 48, of the 5500 block of West Flournoy Street in Chicago, was arrested for possession of a stolen motor vehicle in the 6700 block of West Roosevelt Road at 2:13 p.m. on July 28, after he was positively identified as the offender who was inside the victim's vehicle.


Burglary from motor vehicle

A white 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 was burglarized in the 500 block of Erie Street sometime between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. on July 28. The offender entered through an unlocked door and took a Garmin GPS, Samsung digital camera, Milwaukee Driver set, Makita skill saw and jig saw, a Rockwell multi-tool and a nylon bag with numerous tools. The estimated loss is $1,725.

A 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was burglarized in the 800 block of South Oak Park Avenue at 2:01 a.m. on July 27. Video surveillance observed four men enter the vehicle, which they ransacked. They damaged the interior door handle, possibly while trying to enter the vehicle, and then left northbound. The estimated loss is $50.


Bike theft arrest

A 27-year-old Chicago man was stopped and arrested in the 100 block of Austin Boulevard at 6:59 p.m. on July 24 for possession of a stolen bicycle. He was processed and held in lieu of bond.


Recovered stolen motor vehicle

A green 2006 Dodge Caravan reported stolen on July 18 was recovered by Chicago police at 7:59 a.m. on July 21 in the 1400 block of North Monitor Avenue. 

A black 2017 Chevy Impala reported stolen from the 1000 block of North Lombard Avenue on June 23 was recovered by Oak Park police in the 100 block of Harrison Street at 8:23 a.m. on July 21. 

A gray 2014 Honda Accord was stolen from the 700 block of South Humphrey sometime between 9 p.m. on July 20 and 6:58 a.m. on July 21. The estimated loss is $23,000. The vehicle was recovered by the Oak Park police in the 300 block of South Austin Boulevard at 10:17 p.m. on July 21.



Bright Cleaners, 100 South Kenilworth Avenue, was the target of theft sometime between 7 p.m. on July 26 and 7 a.m. on July 27. The thief cut approximately 25 feet of copper wire from an exterior electrical panel and electrical pole. The estimated loss is $2,000.

An orange and black Echo brand gas leaf blower left unattended in the front yard of a residence in the 900 block of North Marion Street was stolen sometime between 2:10 and 2:30 p.m. on July 27. The estimated loss is $450.

Jinny's Cleaners, 321 Chicago Ave., was the victim of theft at about 11:30 a.m. on July 22. An unknown person entered the unattended service counter area and took $250 from the cash register.

Compiled by Timothy Inklebarger


These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, July 20-28, 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. We report the race of a suspect only when a serious crime has been committed, the suspect is still at large, and police have provided us with a detailed physical description of the suspect as they seek the public's help in making an arrest.

Compiled by Timothy Inklebarger

Email: tim@oakpark.com

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John H. Wilharm III  

Posted: August 3rd, 2017 8:05 PM

Was the offender captured? This is shocking.

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