By Devin Rose
Chicago men arrested in Oak Park for car burglaries
Oak Park police arrested two Chicago men in the early morning of Sept. 11 after it was determined they were involved in several burglaries to cars parked in garages.
An officer had seen the two men, age 25 and 30, walking westbound on Madison Street into Oak Park from Austin around 12:30 a.m. Five hours later, the same officer saw them riding bicycles eastbound on Pleasant Street at Humphrey Avenue.
During an investigative stop, it was determined the 25-year-old was riding a Schwinn bicycle he took from a garage in the 700 block of North Humphrey Avenue. The 30-year-old was also arrested for burglary when he was found in possession of headphones taken from a vehicle parked in a garage in the 500 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. He also had two GPS units from cars parked in garages in the 100 block of North Ridgeland Avenue and the 200 block of North Harvey Avenue.
Someone removed a spare tire and four securing bolts from a Jeep Wrangler parked in the 400 block of South Scoville Avenue between the morning and afternoon of Aug. 28. Estimated loss is $800.
A 51-year-old Chicago man, who had been a guest in a home in the 100 block of North Kenilworth Avenue, was arrested after he removed $1,000, the evening of Sept. 9.
Someone approached a woman in the first block of Madison Street, the morning of Sept. 12, and snatched her black Gucci purse containing $74, identification and a debit card. The offender fled northbound on Austin Boulevard and entered the passenger's side of a gray Chevy Malibu that headed south. Estimated loss is $450.
An Apple iPhone and a health club membership card were removed from a book bag in an unlocked locker at Oak Park and River Forest High School in the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue, the early afternoon of Sept. 12. Estimated loss is $564.
An unknown person removed a North Face duffle bag containing a leather wallet and a Samsung Galaxy cellphone from a locker at Fitness Formula Club in the 1100 block of Lake Street, the night of Sept. 12. Estimated loss is $845.
A man entered the bank in the 1000 block of Lake Street, the afternoon of Sept. 13, and initiated a change scam with the teller. Estimated loss is $1,100.
A locked women's red Trek bicycle was removed from the 500 block of Harrison Street between the morning and afternoon of Sept. 13. Estimated loss is $550.
An unknown person removed a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol and gun case from the trunk of a vehicle in the 500 block of South Scoville Avenue between the mornings of Sept. 8 and 13.
A Segway transportation device that had been left near the 1000 block of Harlem Avenue, the morning of Sept. 10, was taken by two men who appeared to be scrap collectors, according to video surveillance. Estimated loss is $6,000.
An unknown teenager entered a businessin the 7700 block of Lake Street, the night of Sept. 9, and removed a Samsung cellphone from the front desk. Estimated loss is $400.
An unknown person removed an orange Trek bicycle from an unlocked garage in the 1100 block of South Maple Avenue between the afternoon of Sept. 8 and early morning of Sept. 11. Estimated loss is $1,800.
The owner of a gold 2001 Honda Civic saw an unknown person exit the vehicle in the 300 block of Wisconsin Avenue, the afternoon of Sept. 11. The vehicle was ransacked but no loss was reported. The offender fled on foot. During the same time period that day, a witness saw an unknown person inside another victim's gold 1994 Toyota Corolla in the 900 block of North Taylor Avenue. Later that evening in the 100 block of Forest Avenue, an unknown person entered an unlocked 2008 Mazda, ransacked the vehicle and removed $5 in change.
Someone entered a Jeep Wrangler on the fourth floor of a garage in the 700 block of North Boulevard, overnight Sept. 11-12, by cutting the plastic window. The offender removed $5 in change. Estimated loss is $155. During the same time period in the same location, someone entered another vehicle by forcing down a partially-opened window and removed about $2 in change.
An Apple iPad and a Playstation game console with two controllers were removed from an unlocked apartment in the first block of North Austin Boulevard between the morning and evening of Sept. 12. Estimated loss is $1,200
An unknown person entered an unlocked garage in the 200 block of South Kenilworth Avenue between the night of Sept. 9 and morning of Sept. 14 and removed a brown men's 15-speed Marin Bridgeway bicycle. Estimated loss is $600.
Someone cut a hole in the top of a silver Mazda Miata convertible in the 100 block of Forest Place, overnight Sept. 11-12, ransacked the glove compartment and center console but did not remove anything. Estimated damage is $1,300.
A white laptop computer inside a computer bag and a Sony digital camera were removed from a 2009 Infiniti SUV parked in the rear of the 400 block of South East Avenue, the night of Sept. 14. Estimated loss is $800.
An XM satellite radio receiver was removed from an unlocked van in the 200 block of South Kenilworth Avenue, the night of Sept. 16. Estimated loss is $400.
A black bag containing medical supplies that was found in a backyard in the 800 block of Bonnie Brae, the morning of Sept. 10, had been taken from a 1999 Lexus parked in the 900 block of Clinton Place the previous day.
A 20-year-old Chicago man was arrested on the morning of Sept. 12 with help from the West Suburban Drug and Gang Enforcement task force after the man entered a home with an open kitchen window in the 800 block of Monroe Avenue between the afternoon and evening of Sept .11. The man had removed jewelry, a laptop, an iPhone and other items valued in excess of $5,000. He was charged with burglary, resisting arrest and parole violations.
A resident of the 700 block of Bonnie Brae reported that, overnight Sept. 15-16, someone removed coins, gloves and an iPod from her unlocked Lexus parked in the driveway. The offender also entered the garage and removed a Specialized Rock Hopper bicycle valued at $880 and a bike computer valued at $40.
Criminal damage to property
A vehicle in the 200 block of Forest Avenue, overnight Sept. 10-11, was damaged when a fiberglass sculpture was placed on the roof, causing scratches. Estimated damage is $1,500.
An unknown person broke the glass on the sunroof of a red 2009 Honda CRV in the 200 block of North Harvey Avenue, overnight Sept 13. Estimated damage is $500.
An unknown man approached a woman who was using a laptop on her porch, the evening of Sept. 13, in the 100 block of South Humphrey Avenue. The offender placed a handgun at her neck and demanded the laptop. He grabbed it and fled southbound on Humphrey Avenue with another unknown man. Estimated loss is $1,620.
A man approached a victim parked at a gas station in the 6100 block of North Avenue, the afternoon of Sept. 14, displayed a handgun and demanded property. The victim handed the man a wallet containing $40, identification and debit cards. Estimated loss is $100.
These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed Sept. 11-17 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.