Downspouts stolen at First United Methodist

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Someone removed several sections of steel and copper downspouts from the exterior of First United Methodist Church, 324 N. Oak Park Ave., sometime between noon on Aug. 10 and 7 p.m. on Aug. 13. The estimated loss is $3,600.

 

Burglary

A residential garage was burglarized in the 700 block of South East Avenue, sometime between 6 p.m. on Aug. 13 and 7:47 a.m. on Aug. 14. The offender entered through an unlocked side service door and then ransacked the interior of the unlocked Lexus NX200T parked inside. Cash was taken from the vehicle and a blue Mongoose mountain bike from the garage. The estimated loss is $550.

A residential garage was burglarized in the 600 block of Clarence Avenue, sometime between 10 p.m. on Aug. 13 and 12:04 p.m. on Aug. 14. The burglar entered through an unlocked side service door and then ransacked the inner console of the victim's 2014 Toyota Sienna. No loss was reported.

A residence was burglarized in the 700 block of South Ridgeland Avenue, sometime between noon on Aug. 15 and 11:23 a.m. on Aug. 17. Someone gained entry by breaking the glass on the back door with a brick and then reaching in and unlocking the door. No loss was reported.

Two male Chicago juveniles were arrested for burglary to a motor vehicle that occurred in the 500 block of Scoville Avenue. They were arrested in the 600 block of Madison Street at 5:57 p.m. on Aug. 17.

Keith Leflore, 61, of the 1400 block of North Mayfield, Chicago, was arrested on one count of residential burglary and two counts of burglary in the 100 block of North Austin at 1:35 p.m. on Aug. 17.

A garage was burglarized in the 400 block of South Grove, sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 and 7 a.m. on Aug. 11. The perpetrator gained entry to the garage through an unlocked side service door and stole a girl's 700C hybrid bicycle with a rear rack, front/rear lights and a cellphone holder. The estimated loss is $640.

A garage was burglarized in the 300 block of Wesley, sometime between 2 p.m. on Aug. 10 and 8:24 a.m. on Aug. 11. The burglar gained entry through an unlocked side service door and stole eight bottles of wine, three rolls of towels and 20 rolls of toilet paper.

 

Criminal damage to property

Someone damaged the rear driver's side window of a 2014 Nissan Versa in the 400 block of South Elmwood, sometime between noon on Aug. 14 and 7:05 a.m. on Aug. 17. The estimated loss due to damage is unknown.

Someone shattered the rear windshield on the victim's 2008 Nissan Altima in the 700 block of North Kenilworth, sometime between 4 p.m. on Aug. 16 and 7:57 a.m. on Aug. 17. The estimated damage is $300.

 

Theft

A 2002 black Mercedez-Benz C320, reported stolen out of Chicago on Aug. 17, 2018, was recovered in the 1100 block of Madison Street at 9:03 a.m. on Aug. 18. No apprehensions were made.

Someone stole approximately 27 spools of various wires from the sixth floor of a business in the 1100 block of South Boulevard, sometime between 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 and 6 a.m. on Aug. 13. The estimated loss is $6,000. 

A Madison, Wisconsin, woman was the victim of theft in the 1100 block of South Kenilworth at 10:08 a.m. on Aug. 18. The woman was approached from behind by a teenager, who took her red purse, which contained a driver's license, Epipen medication, two credit cards, a debit card, miscellaneous insurance cards and cash. The thief was last seen eastbound in the north alley along Roosevelt Road. The estimated loss is $80.

Three juveniles from Chicago — no gender was provided by police — were arrested in the 100 block of South Boulevard at 4:39 p.m. on Aug. 10 and charged with a theft that occurred in the 300 block of South Boulevard. No additional information was given.

 

Criminal trespass to motor vehicle

Two Chicago juveniles — their gender was not provided — were charged with criminal trespass to a motor vehicle in the 900 block of North Central at 9:12 a.m. on Aug. 15. Police report that someone stole an unlocked 2017 Volkswagen Golf in the 700 block of North Cuyler, sometime between 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 14 and 5 a.m. on Aug.15. The vehicle was later recovered in an alley in the 1000 block of North Austin Boulevard. No additional information was given.

 

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Aug. 10-17, 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

Contact:
Email: tim@oakpark.com

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Alex Garcia  

Posted: August 27th, 2018 8:58 AM

"Two Chicago juveniles..."

Jeff Schroeder from Oak Park  

Posted: August 23rd, 2018 4:26 PM

I wonder if the copper bandits were the same ones that got the letters at Unity Temple a few years ago?

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