Victim punched in the face for cellphone

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By Megan Dooley

Staff Reporter

Six offenders approached a victim from the rear on the 100 block of S. Ridgeland at 12:40 a.m., July 31. The first offender demanded the victim's Blackberry Storm cellphone and struck the victim in the face with his fist. The offenders then fled southbound on Ridgeland.

Driving under the influence

Trevor Moss, 20, of the 7300 block of River Vally Ct., Mint Hill, N.C., was identified as the driver of a vehicle involved in a traffic crash in the 600 block of N. East on July 25. The subject was found to be driving under the influence and was transported to West Suburban Hospital for treatment, where he was also taken into custody. His blood alcohol content was determined to be .095, above the legal limit of .08.

Burglary to vehicle

An unknown offender removed a black Acers laptop computer from the rear of a black 2007 Nissan Murano, parked on 100 block of S. Elmwood, July 21-25. Estimated loss is $600.

Someone was observed ransacking a gray 2004 Honda Odyssey, parked on the 1500 block of N. Harlem on July 26. A witness approached the offender who then fled the scene southbound in the Harlem and Marion alley. No loss was reported.

An unknown offender entered a gray 1999 Dodge Neon, parked on the 700 block of South Blvd. on July 28, possibly by using a pry-type tool on the rear passenger side window. Once inside, the offender ransacked the center console and the glove box. A black purse containing $80 in cash was removed. The purse was recovered a short time later.


An unknown offender entered the Deals store on the 6400 block of North Ave., July 24-25 by cutting a hole in the roof approximately 3.5 feet wide. The offender then climbed down into the store through the ceiling of the stockroom. No loss was reported.

An unknown offender entered a garage on the 300 block of N. Scoville on July 26 through the closed but unlocked side service door. Once inside, the offender removed a blue boys Bronco bicycle and blue girls Roll Fast bicycle.


An unknown offender removed an unlocked purple girls Schwinn bicycle from the rear yard of a location on the 700 block of S. Scoville, July 23-26.

Someone removed two Stihl weed whackers from an unlocked Concordia University garage on the 7400 block of Augusta, July 25-26. Estimated loss is $500.

An unknown offender removed and orange and black Stihl gas-powered weed cutter from the rear trailer of a River Forest Park District vehicle parked in a parking lot at Dominican University's Priory Campus on the 7200 block of Division, July 28. Estimated loss is $400.

Someone broke the lock on a propane tank storage unit at the Mobil Mini Mart on the 700 block of Harlem, July 27, and removed 15 tanks. The offender was observed fleeing the scene in a green, 2000 or newer sedan with a black hood and black bumper. Loss is unknown.

An unknown offender removed a black 3G Apple iPhone from a location on the 500 block of Garfield, July 26. Estimated loss is $400.

Someone removed several flags from homes on the 700 block of S. Euclid, July 28-29. Three American flags were removed, as well as a red, white, and blue "Welcome" flag with poles. Estimated loss is $90.

Someone entered the basement common area on the 200 block of S. Maple, July 24-27 and then defeated the lock to a storage unit. The offender removed a men's blue Canondale mountain bicycle and a women's silver specialized cruiser bicycle with silver fenders, a bell and a rear basket shelf. Estimated loss is $1,200.

An unknown offender removed a victim's purse at a location on the 200 block of Lake, July 30-31. The purse contained an Illinois state identification card and $80 in cash.

Residential burglary

An unknown offender gained entry to a residence on the 900 block of Forest, July 26, by unknown means. Once inside, the offender removed two Apple iMac desktop computers and one Apple iMac laptop computer. Estimated loss is $5,600.

Drug investigation/possession of a controlled substance

Jamal Levallais, 55, was arrested in the River Forest Town Center on the 7200 block of Lake on July 25 for possession of cannabis with intent to deliver and possession of cannabis.

These items were obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, July 26-Aug. 1. 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.

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