SUV rollover in Oak Park results in minor injuries

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A Chevy Trailblazer was knocked on its side at the intersection of Chicago and Oak Park avenues at 6:40 a.m. on Sept. 22 when it was hit by the westbound driver of a Town and Country van. No serious injuries were reported, although the female driver of the SUV was taken to Loyola Hospital, Maywood, as a precaution. The driver of the van, a Chicago woman in her 40s, was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Bad Samaritan

A woman told police a man stole her purse after offering to carry her grocery bags into her residence in the 1100 block of S. Austin. The purse was recovered — missing a coin purse that contained $430 and miscellaneous IDs. Police described the offender as in his 20s, 6-feet-3, wearing a Sox hat, blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.


A male juvenile from Oak Park was robbed in the 500 block of Washington Blvd. on Sept. 25 around 6:30 p.m. A male offender pushed the victim to the ground, pulled off the victim's backpack and fled. The estimated loss was $75.

Damage to property

An aluminum exit gate in the 700 block of North Blvd. was damaged when an unknown driver crashed a Toyota RAV4 through it at 10:47 p.m. on Sept. 16.

A ceramic flower pot was hurled through the window of a home in the 400 block of N. Elmwood on Sept.23 around 8:40 p.m. The total estimated damage was $300.

Bike theft

Someone cut a combination cable lock and stole an orange Columbia tourist 21-inch 10-speed bicycle from a support pole in the 800 block of S. Oak Park Ave. overnight on Sept. 19. Estimated loss was $100.

A bicycle tire was stolen from an unlocked child's bicycle in the backyard of a residence in the 800 block of S. Humphrey, Sept. 16-20. Loss was $12.

A Blue Novara Aspen Mountain bike was stolen from a bike rack in the 200 block of N. Scoville during school hours on Sept. 21 after someone cut the lock using unknown means. Loss was estimated at $450.

A girls purple bicycle was stolen from the rear stairwell outside the victim's apartment overnight on Sept. 21. Unknown persons cut the padlock. The bike's value was estimated at $340.

A red Schwinn bicycle worth $900 was removed from the porch common area of a building in the 1100 block of S. Lombard, 11 a.m.-10:26 p.m. on Sept. 23.

Residential burglary

Someone stole a black Motorola tablet and a black Gateway laptop computer from an unlocked apartment in the 900 block of North Blvd. between 6 and 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 23. Loss was estimated at $1,398.

Burglary to motor vehicle

Someone entered an unlocked car parked in the 400 block of N. Humphrey between 3 and 11 p.m. on Sept. 20 and stole a leather wallet containing $400 and IDs and a 17-inch Dell laptop computer. Loss was estimated at $1,220.

The glove compartment was ransacked and a money clip containing $5 and miscellaneous IDs was removed from a car parked in the 200 block of S. Maple overnight Sept. 21. The vehicle was entered through unknown means.

Garage burglary

A Garmin GPS unit and $3 in change were stolen from a car in a garage entered via an unlocked service door in the 900 block of Wenonah, overnight on Sept. 19. Loss is estimated at $153.

A pink and beige Mongoose mountain bike was removed from a garage in the 600 block of S. Harvey between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 21. Offenders entered through an open overhead door. Loss was estimated at $200.

Unknown persons entered a garage in the 300 block of Forest through an open overhead door and made off with four high-end bicycles, an apple iPod and Garmen GPS unit. Two Cannondale and two Trek bikes were stolen. Loss was $4,600.


Paris A. Reese, of the 500 block of N. Humphrey, was charged with battery in an altercation that took place in the 600 block of N. Austin on Sept. 10.

Rondranique D. Tate of the 1200 block of S. 59th Ave., Cicero was arrested and charged with battery in the first block of Madison on Sept. 23 at 7: 18 pm.


Unknown person(s) removed $150 from the master bedroom of a residence in the 1000 block of N. Euclid between 9 and 10 a.m. on Sept. 19.

A $650 Apple iPhone 4 in a black, yellow and green case was stolen in the 200 block of N. Scoville at lunchtime on Sept. 21.

These items were obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, Sept. 19-25, 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.

—Compiled by Jean Lotus

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Violet Aura  

Posted: September 28th, 2011 6:08 PM

Regarding the bad Samaritan: why even bother to mention his BLUE hoodie and BLUE jeans and SOX cap and yet race/ethnicity? Nah. Not important. Or, even more demented, that would be RACIST!!! So what should we do, WJ? Just suspect every dude in his 20s with jeans, a hoodie, and a Sox cap? That'll whittle it down to, oh, a thousand Chicagoans, LOL

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