Oak Park and River Forest police reports - Aug. 14-20

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

Huntley man flees accident scene, found with drugs

Oak Park police arrested a 24-year-old Huntley man after they discovered he hit a vehicle at Harlem Avenue and South Boulevard, the morning of Aug. 14, and drove away.

The man was pulled over after his vehicle was seen on the westbound ramp of the Eisenhower Expressway. He had slurred speech and blood on his forearm, which appeared to be from a puncture wound. Further investigation revealed he had a bag on the driver's seat containing residue of a white powdery substance, suspected of being heroin. Police also found a used syringe and 5 grams of cannabis wrapped in plastic.

The man was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Criminal damage to property

Someone threw a piece of concrete through the rear window of a building in the 400 block of North Grove Street, overnight Aug. 12. Estimated damage is $900.

An unknown person used two large rocks to break two windows on the front of a residence in the 300 block of North Marion Street, the morning of Aug. 13. Someone also used a rock to shatter the driver's side window of a Lexus parked in the rear. Estimated damage is $1,100.

Witnesses saw three unknown men ride past three cars while on their bikes and puncture the driver's side tires in the 200 block of South Scoville, the night of Aug. 14. Estimated loss is $425. A tire was also punctured on a 2004 BMW in the 1200 block of Columbian Avenue that night, and several more were punctured in the 100 block of North Humphrey Avenue, overnight Aug. 14.

Someone damaged the rear windshield and rear passenger's side window of a 2007 Toyota in the rear of the 1000 block of North Grove Street, overnight Aug. 18. Estimated damage is $800.

A staff member at Roosevelt Middle School in the 7500 block of Oak Avenue told police that two dumpsters on the property had been set on fire, overnight Aug. 15. The side of the building sustained some smoke damage. Damage to the dumpsters was estimated at $1,000.

Burglary

An Oak Park resident observed a Chevy Impala parked in her garage in the 100 block of Washington Boulevard, the afternoon of Aug. 13. As the vehicle pulled away, the woman saw her exterior air-conditioning unit inside the open trunk. Estimated loss is $1,000.

Someone pried open the bathroom window of an apartment in the 400 block of North Taylor Avenue between the morning and evening of Aug. 13. Once inside, an Apple iPad, an Apple Macbook Pro computer, a digital camera and a green Klein bicycle were removed. Estimated loss is $4,500.

Two sets of Zildjian copper-colored drum cymbals and one set of silver drum cymbals were removed from a 2003 Subaru Outback in the 700 block of Ontario Street, the early morning of Aug. 14. Estimated loss is $700.

Someone removed a red and orange rototiller and an orange saw from a trailer in the 600 block of South Kenilworth Avenue, the afternoon of Aug. 15. Estimated loss is $2,000.

A silver Apple iPad, silver digital camera, pair of Sony headphones and cash were removed from a residence in the 100 block of North Lombard Avenue, the afternoon of Aug. 16. Estimated loss is $930.

An unknown person broke the rear window of a residence in the 600 block of North Humphrey Avenue between the morning and afternoon of Aug. 16 and removed an HP laptop computer. Estimated loss is $600.

A 19-year-old Chicago man was arrested after police observed him on the roof of a business in the first block of Madison Street, the early morning of Aug. 15. Two holes had been cut in the roof and the man was in possession of gloves, a flashlight and a cutting tool.

A red men's Fuji road bike was removed from an open garage in the 500 block of South Harvey Avenue, the night of Aug. 16. Estimated loss is $500.

Police arrested two female juveniles from Chicago after a witness observed them trying to kick in the rear door of a house in the 700 block of Hayes Avenue, the afternoon of Aug. 18. Both girls were also charged with burglary from an Aug. 16 incident in the 600 block of North Humphrey Avenue.

The interior of a residence in the 1000 block of North Taylor Avenue was ransacked between the evening of Aug. 17 and morning of Aug. 19, and two Apple Macbook Pro computers were removed. Estimated loss and damage is $4,180.

Theft

An unknown person removed an Apple iPad with a speaker from a locked cabinet inside a locked classroom at Holmes Elementary School in the 500 block of North Kenilworth Avenue between the mornings of Aug. 13 and 14. Estimated loss is $800.

Someone entered a locked locker at the YMCA in the 200 block of South Marion Street, the afternoon of Aug. 15, and removed an Apple iPhone, a brown wallet containing cash and credit cards and a change purse. Estimated loss is $890.

An unknown teenager removed a black LG Touch cellphone from a woman's hand as he rode past her on a bike in the 800 block of South Austin Boulevard, the evening of Aug. 15.

Someone entered a rear yard in the 800 block of North Humphrey Avenue, the night of Aug. 15, and removed a blue Cannondale mountain bike before riding away southbound on Humphrey Avenue. Estimated loss is $500.

A Schwinn road bike, locked to the rack in the 100 block of South Oak Park Avenue, was removed overnight on Aug. 15. Estimated loss is $350.

An unknown person removed a blue Cannondale bike from the bike rack in the 1100 block of North Boulevard between the morning and evening of Aug. 17. Estimated loss is $1,040.

Someone cut the catalytic converter from underneath a 2005 Honda Element, parked in a private lot overnight Aug. 12, a resident of the 7700 block of Lake Street reported. Estimated damage is $1,481.

A woman told River Forest police that someone removed her burgundy wallet from her purse, which was hanging off the back of a chair at Panera Bread in the 7300 block of Lake Street, the evening of Aug. 16. Before the woman discovered the loss, about $1,650 had been charged to her credit cards.

An unknown person removed an Echo Leaf Blower from the back of a lawn maintenance truck parked in the 1000 block of Keystone Avenue, the afternoon of Aug. 15. Estimated loss is $450.

Robbery

A man told a River Forest police officer in the early morning of Aug. 19 that he had been walking in the 8000 block of Madison Street when a silver and blue Cadillac pulled alongside him and stopped. The driver asked if he needed a ride and the victim declined and kept walking. The victim then heard the vehicle stop behind him, heard the driver open the trunk and saw the driver run up to him with black revolver and demand his money. The victim gave the man $30 from his pocket and the offender fled westbound in his car.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed Aug. 14-20 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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U_CRACK_ME_UP  

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 1:38 PM

(Cont'd)you ran he would have left his car HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHa you know what that 30 dollars deserved to be taken you nosey nosey man hahahahahahahaha

U_CRACK_ME_UP  

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 1:37 PM

I guess Hmmmm don't think they can paint a cadillac silver and blue LOL. How a bout this if the guy said the man asked if he needed a ride (that right there would have had my guards up)so he hears the man going in his trunk (being nosey instead of getting out of there)all this clown had to do was get away from him if he had ran when he saw him getting out the car he would have been safe(but he probably was looking at the guy asj=king himself I wonder why he's going in his trunk.Do you think if

Violet Aura   

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 12:23 PM

Car make? Cadillac. Car color? Silver and blue. Gun color? Black. Amount stolen? $30. Liberal White guilt? Priceless.

Hmmmmm...  

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 8:32 AM

A silver and blue Cadillac and a black gun...

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